The millions who pass through Times Square are being dosed with amounts of radiation deemed excessive by Parents for Safe Technology. U.S. safety standards do not protect children, it says.
The group on Feb. 6 published a 1:32-minute YouTube video titled, “New York City Radiation from Cell Towers” that includes scenes from Time Square overlaid with text that warns of the dangers of excessive radiation.
Children are victims of “lifelong” exposure to harmful electromagnetic radiation but have no say in the matter, says the video.
Text says: “We measured radiation in New York and were shocked to see such high radiofrequency levels throughout the City. At our home the radiation is at zero, and Times Square was thousands of times higher. Learn more at parentsforsafetechnology.org .”
“We love our Wi-Fi but Wi-Fi is radiation, too,” says the video. “Be smarter than your smart phone,” it urges. Excessive radiation has been linked to brain cancer and many other maladies, it notes.
“Maybe we should ask children for their consent,” is one of the copy lines.
"Hot Spot” Terminals on Griddle
The 7,500 “hot spot” Wi-Fi terminals planned for New York as replacements for phone booths will be discussed Wednesday Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. by Dan Doctoroff, CEO of Sidewalk Labs, at the National Grid auditorium on the first floor of One MetroTech Center, Jay street, Brooklyn. Reservations are now closed for the event. Seating capacity is 380.
Registration can be obtained by filling out this form.
Article in Jan. 25 New Yorker
The first terminal is already in operation at the corner of 15th st. and First ave. It was described in the Jan. 25 New Yorker.
Bankrolling the $200 million project are Google and Qualcomm.
EMF Safety Network says that “Wireless disrupts cellular communications, damages immune and nervous systems, desynchronizes brain and heart rhythms, and causes headaches, sleep problems, ringing in the ears, anxiety and a host of other health problems.”
Forms being distributed by EMF concerned citizens say the Sidewalk Lab terminals violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York City Human Rights Law and the New York State Human Rights Law by subjecting passersby to unwanted radiation.
Especially at risk, say the RF health advocates, are children, babies and fetuses because of thinner skulls and smaller bodies.
The Ashland, Mass., public library has a six-part series on the dangers of excessive radiation.
“Resonance: Beings of Frequency,” is the title of the last part of the series set for Feb. 11. “It’s all around us now, invisible, but we know it’s there,” says the copy. “Every time you lift up your mobile phone you know it’s there: electromagnetic radiation (EMR). It is very hard to turn the clock back. It fact, it’s impossible, but we need to be aware of the adverse health effects so that we can have the choice of taking precautions against exposures.”
Grassroots Group Will Attend Feb. 10
Grassroots Environmental Education, based in Port Washington, N.Y., will have a representative at the Doctoroff talk.
It tracks various environment pollutants including those involving chemicals and wireless radiation.
“Wireless technologies are proliferating rapidly in every aspect of our lives, and while they may be convenient, emerging research suggests that they are also impacting our health, even at levels far below Federal Communications Commission standards.”
The “small but powerful” transmitters and personal devices, routers, wireless utility meters, distributerd antenna systems and other components “combine to increase our exposure to wireless radiation,” it says.
Patti and Doug Wood, who head Grassroots, also operate Green Street Radio, an environmental podcast.
Wireless transmitters should not be used in day care facilities, schools, playrooms and other places where children spent time, Grassroots advises. Wireless baby monitors should not be used.
Cordless phones should be unplugged at night, wired computer and internet connections should be used and speaker phone should be used for cellphones. The phones should never be placed directly against the head, says Grassroots, noting that this is also the advice of the cellphone manufacturers.