By B.N. Frank
If you’re waiting for government scientists and agencies to provide us all with a united and clear indication of exactly how much cell phone and wireless radiation is potentially harming you and your loved ones, plan to wait longer. So far, they haven’t been able to even agree among themselves.
Regardless, Silicon Valley parents apparently aren’t waiting for consensus:
New York Times 2011: “A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute”
New York Times 2014: “Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent”
And with good reason — we’ve already been through this with
- Agent Orange
- Lead Paint
- Tobacco Products
- Countless pharmaceutical drugs and devices throughout history (Fen-Phen, Seldane, etc.)
- Countless products that were once deemed “safe” by government agencies and then recalled for being “unsafe”.
- Probably a bunch of other stuff that you may remember but has currently slipped my mind.
All things considered, the newly released research from the $25M National Toxicology Program study doesn’t even seem worth the time to dissect. It is one of hundreds of research studies conducted over several decades. The new controversy regarding these results reminds me of an old saying “Opinions are like noses, everybody has one.”
There’s another old saying that also seems fitting: “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” We are reminded of this on a daily basis by radio and TV commercials regarding class action lawsuits involving products once considered “safe” that were eventually proven to be “unsafe.”
Recent headlines include lawsuits filed by many U.S. municipal and state governments against pharmaceutical companies because of their alleged knowing involvement in the current Opioid Addiction Crisis.
The Tech Industry has also recently taken a beating from investors and outraged parent organizations for encouraging all of us to buy and encourage our children to use products that cause “Digital Addiction”. Some tech inventors and investors are even expressing remorse for unknowingly participating in this as well.
As far as cell phone and wireless radiation, many of us have assumed that these personal wireless radiation emitting devices must be safe or there would be simple and clear warnings put on their packaging – like what’s on Tobacco Products.
Safety standards testing for cell phones and other sources of wireless radiation have been performed on plastic mannequin heads and body parts for over 20 years now.
- Life was very different 20 years ago:
- Few owned cell phones.
- Those who did used them for very short periods of time.
- Cell phones didn’t emit nearly as much wireless radiation as they do now.
We weren’t using or being exposed to nearly as many wireless radiation emitting sources simultaneously and for long periods without breaks. (cell phones, computers, WiFi routers, utility “smart” meters, cell towers, etc.).
Even though testing and standards have not been updated for over 20 years, The Telecom Industry has been legally covered its fanny anyway while providing us with more products. Cell phones and other personal wireless radiation emitting devices STILL come with some type of written warning in their manuals. Many of us either don’t bother to read them or we can’t find them.
In 2015, Dr. Oz featured a segment on Genetically Modified Salmon which some folks had started referring to as “Frankenfish.” GMO Salmon had been declared “safe” for consumption by the FDA. Dr. Oz and his expert guests discussed “red flags” in regard to safety testing. Some grocery chains refused to sell it despite the FDA decision.
Of course, many loudly disagreed with Dr. Oz, his expert guests, and anyone else who had concerns about “Frankenfish.”
Some of us didn’t need Dr. Oz or anyone else to tell us that genetically modified fish sounded unsafe and also totally disgusting. “Thumbs Up” to Dr. Oz, etc though for taking a stand.
For almost 10 years, Dr. Oz has also warned us – off and on – to exercise caution in regard to cell phones – despite disagreement among scientists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
For those who are not old enough to remember, there were NOT always warnings on tobacco products. Also for many years, scientists couldn’t agree how harmful these products were – or if they were harmful at all.
In closing, “Buyer Beware.”
Quarterback Tom Brady’s Holistic Lifestyle Includes No Electronics in the Bedroom. Supermodel Wife Doesn’t Allow Cell Phones Near the Bed https://www.activistpost.com/
Your Pets May Be Affected by WiFi and Electronic Devices Even if You Aren’t. https://www.activistpost.com/
Beyond Digital Addiction: Your Kids May Be Affected by Wi-Fi and Electronic Devices Even If You Aren’t https://www.activistpost.com/
The American Cancer Society claimed “Smart” Meters could increase cancer risk – in 2014. https://www.naturalblaze.com/
Firefighters Don’t Want Cell Towers Near Their Stations, But 50+ Federal Bills Allow Cell Towers In Residential Yards and Pretty Much Everywhere Else https://www.activistpost.com/
“Popular Science” Magazine Still Blows Off Cell Phone Radiation Warnings Despite Reports From The World Health Organization, Dr. Oz, Stephen Colbert and Others https://www.activistpost.com/
“Another Article Dismisses ElectroHyperSensitivity (EHS) Without Mentioning that EHS is the Same Thing as “Microwave Sickness” Discovered in the 1950s” https://www.activistpost.com/
“The Flu” and “Microwave Sickness” Share Many of the Same Symptoms https://www.activistpost.com/
“Most Don’t Question “Sensitivity” To Air Pollution But Still Question “Sensitivity” To Electrical Pollution” https://www.activistpost.com/
PBS’s “Sesame Street” Airs Segment with Elmo and “Smarty” the Smart Phone. Almost Every Other Media Outlet on the Planet Reports about Technology Harming Children https://www.activistpost.com/
Virtual Reality’s Literal Side Effects: Headaches, Sore Eyes, Behavioral Changes in Adults; Eyesight, Balance Problems, Unknown Long-Term Consequences in Kids https://www.activistpost.com/
“Smart” Meters: Recalls, Replacements, Fires, Explosions, General Failure, Measurement Errors, Privacy Concerns, Cybersecurity Risks, and Sick People https://www.activistpost.com/
Microwaving Nature: Wi-Fi Stations in Campgrounds, Parks, Wildlife Sanctuaries Accommodate Visitors While Nuking Everything Else https://www.activistpost.com/