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Boeing uses potatoes for in-flight wireless test

Maurine Hawkins - Thursday, December 20, 2012

Airplane manufacturer Boeing builds some of the most complicated machines on Earth, but in its efforts to make wireless signals on airplanes better it turned to the produce aisle for help.


Wednesday the company announced a "breakthrough" in the procedures it uses to evaluate wireless signals in cabins, saying in a news release the tests make "it possible for passengers to enjoy more reliable connectivity when using networked personal electronic devices in the air."

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With respect to the complex condition of electro-hypersensitivity

Maurine Hawkins - Thursday, December 20, 2012

With respect to the complex condition of electro-hypersensitivity -- which is cited by many as a condition that they believe is related to cell phones and other sources of ICRW, here is a summary article that lays out many of the difficulties for doctors trying to address this condition as well as the challenges facing those who suffer from it

Read more about the article here.

Electro-hypersensitivity

Maurine Hawkins - Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Here is a summary guidance document prepared and distributed by the government of The Netherlands addressing the problem of electro-hypersensitivity and how to manage it medically.

http://www.kennisplatform.nl/Files/2012-08-31KnowledgeNoteonElectrosensitivity.pdf

CELL PHONE TOWERS: SUPREME COURT TO TACKLE KEY CASE DETERMINING IF A FEDERAL AGENCY CAN TRUMP CITY, COUNTY DECISIONS

Maurine Hawkins - Thursday, December 13, 2012

A wireless service provider wants to put a new cell tower in your city. A vocal segment of the community is outraged. The tower is big, disruptive and dangerous, they contend. The provider, meanwhile, threatens to sue your city. The issue is now on your desk. You have reviewed the application, and you have important questions. How quickly must we act? Do our community’s policies control the outcome? Can the Federal Communications Commission say otherwise? A U.S. Supreme Court case to be argued this January may begin to suggest answers to these and other important questions that cities in California and across the country are asking. The case, Arlington v. FCC, asks the nation’s high court to resolve whether a court must accept a federal agency’s determination of its own jurisdiction when, under the controlling statute, that question is uncertain. The case arises out of the FCC’s effort to impose “shot clocks” limiting the time that local governments can consider wireless facility applications, under a statute that does not directly grant the federal agency this authority. Local government officials and staff interested in wireless facility siting and the limits of a federal agency’s authority should watch the case closely. The decision may clarify how far the FCC — or any federal agency — may expand its authority into matters of concern to your community.

To see the entire article, click here.

Where you put it, counts.

August Brice - Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Don't panic-just be smart about using the cell phone. Ladies: It's probably not the best idea to put your mobile in your bra--here's a story from a CBS reporter:about keeping your phone in your bra! 

Watch This! The Top 10 cell phone radiation emitters!

Hal Brice - Saturday, October 31, 2009
The Environmental Working Group has just released a list of the top 10 worst cell phones in terms of radiation.  Here's the story as it was covered on CNN. 

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/09/15/todd.cell.phone.risk.cnn

Remember, radiation levels on any and all cellphones vary depending on several things--including how far the phone is from a cell phone tower and if you're moving or still.  

The only way proven to protect yourself from potentially cancer-causing EMF's is to use a wired headset and keep the phone a minimum of 3 to 6 inches from you.

You know when the Government get's involved. . .

August Brice - Sunday, September 20, 2009

Well, the Senate held hearings, that's good.  At least they're making some effort to do something.  They're letting the general public know, there may be reason to be concerned. There's a good recap in this newspaper, so please do check out the Philadelphia Bulletin, then, one more time, take care of yourself--that phone might not give you brain cancer but there certainly NO reason your body can benefit by being subjected to any radiation.  You don't put your head up to a microwave, so use that same wisdom when it comes to your cell.  BE HEALTHY!!!   Feel Good.

Dr. says cell phones + kids = cancer

August Brice - Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A group of scientists is urging 6 major countries to impose strict safety standards for kids and cell phones.  This all came about after a study was published linking cell phone use with kids under 20, to a five-fold risk increase in brain cancer.  You can link to the story here--but meanwhile MAKE sure that one of your rules for your kids:  Speaker phone OR a good wired headset!

To you health!   THE STORY

Cell Phone Dangers--Research Summary

Hal Brice - Friday, March 20, 2009
Ivanhoe.com is a great resource to keep you up to date on the latest research in conventional medicine.
Interestingly, for the last two weeks in a row, one of the top stories on the site has been about the dangers of using cellphones.  As you'll see below, the scientific answer to the risk:  Talk less!  Or, use an aircom headset!

CLEVELAND (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- More than 3 billion people have them worldwide. More than 90 percent of the Western world uses them. Americans average about 13 hours a month talking on them. However, there are some downsides to using that device we just can't seem to get enough of.

Men: beware! A new study shows cell phone usage may be linked to infertility problems.

"There was degradation in the quality of the sperm in the group which was exposed to the cell phone for one hour," Ashok Agarwal, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Reproductive Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic, told Ivanhoe.

Men who used their cell phones for more than four hours per day had the lowest quality of sperm.

Another recent study showed heavy cell phone use is linked to a 50-percent increased risk for developing tumors of the salivary gland.

Studies show it takes twice as long for a person to fall asleep after talking on a cell phone for just 30 minutes.

Here's another downside: You could get what doctors call "mobile phone dermatitis" or a rash in reaction to the nickel in some cell phones.

Your hands aren't free of risk either. Those who send a lot of texts may be at risk for blackberry thumb -- sore digits from overuse and repetition.

Experts recommend using hands-free devices and when talking, holding the phone away from the body. Less frequent calls that are shorter in duration may also be a good precautionary step.


Let's see, low sperm count, tumors, lack of sleep and dermatitis.  Let's avoid all that and get smarter about protecting ourselves from EMF's!

Some say YES, some say MAYBE NOT

August Brice - Thursday, January 22, 2009
This is really amazing.  And it actually happens almost everyday.  Somewhere, some News company shares a story and lands on one side of the scary, raging, radiation debate. Look at this- 3 newspapers 3 different cellphone viewpoints. As you read these, think about how long the tobacco industry claimed cigarettes were "safe".  
Ringing the Cellphone Alarm tells Moms and Dads to be very careful about their kids using cellphones.   This story of of caution is from a reporter who has been following the issue for 15 years.  
The other Cell phone a boon for schools talks about how the cell phone industry and the American Cancer Foundation say that cell phones are unlikely to cause cancer as the article gets super excited about the money the towers parked in the schools' backyard will bring in.  The principal actually is quoted saying it's like CHRISTMAS!
Counter that with this story about an nursing home's REFUSAL to allow the cellphone towers on THEIR roof.  Roselyn Board denies Cell Phone towers
Yep. Opinions. Mine is: Better Safe Than Sorry!