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22 August 2017

Is This What You Want Outside Your Bedroom Window?

Is This What You Want Outside Your Bedroom Window?
By Catherine J. Frompovichactivistpost.com, 21 August 2017

5G is creating an environmental nightmare in more ways than technology addicts even can imagine!

Since 5G waves don’t travel very far, innovative ‘cell towers’ of all shapes, types and sizes—including that of a refrigerator size—most likely will be ‘planted’ on a pole of some sort outside most buildings, including your home!

5G cell towers are noisy suckers, too, as they contain fans to keep them cool! Another fire hazard like AMI Smart Meters? Just imagine “whirl, whirl, whirl” all night long outside your bedroom window sending EMF radiation along with that constant droning noise! And you can’t stop it!

More Green Time and Less Screen Time

Here is one physician who surely asks about and talks to his patients about screen time.
"Screen-time, especially among younger people, is an important issue because it can be habit-forming and early overexposure increases the likelihood of overuse in later life."

More Green Time and Less Screen Time
by Dr. Paul Preston, 
wawa-news.com, August 2017

As a family physician, I’m often asked by parents: “How much screen time is too much screen time? Well parents, this summer I want you to think about upping your child’s “green-time” and dropping their “screen-time.”

In fact, if they are younger than 2 years of age, the Canadian Paediatric Society does not recommend any screen time at all. If they’re between two and five years of age, then it’s one hour a day. That’s right, one hour.

My work as VP of Clinical with the North East LHIN, includes often meeting with other primary care providers to talk about best practices. Screen-time, especially among younger people, is an important issue because it can be habit-forming and early overexposure increases the likelihood of overuse in later life.

Children Being Increasingly Diagnosed with Hypertension

Image Credit:  Indypendenz / Shutterstock
Are we again ignoring "the elephant in the room?"  How many pediatricians ask parents and children about wireless technology use? 

"Dr. Flynn spoke about the likely cause of this almost two to three fold rise saying that the age groups affected determine the most likely cause of this new trend. He said that while in infants and very young kids the cause is more likely to be diseased kidneys, among older children and teenagers, there may be no apparent cause."

Children being increasingly diagnosed with hypertensionby Dr Ananya Mandal, MD, news-medical.netm, 21 August 2017

According to the latest set of guidelines released yesterday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, more and more children and adolescents who visit their pediatricians annually for routine health checkups are likely to be diagnosed with abnormal blood pressure making them vulnerable to developing hypertension.

21 August 2017

Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims France's Farmers

Marie Le Guelvout at the farm in the Brittany region of
Frence where her brother Jean-Pierre killed himself in
December.  
Credit Pierre Terdjman for The New York Times.
In January 2017, Radio/TV Switzerland  presented a documentary on"Temps Présent" on suicides among Swiss farmers:  in 2016, eight in the canton of Vaud. Unsustainable working conditions, collapsing food prices, stricter production standards, debt... (Documentary in French)

Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims France's Farmers
by PAMÉLA ROUGERIE, The New York Times, 20 August 2017

KERLÉGO, France — A dairy farmer, Jean-Pierre Le Guelvout, once kept 66 cows at a thriving estate in southern Brittany. But falling milk prices, accumulating debts, depression and worries about his health in middle age became too much to bear.

Just 46, Mr. Le Guelvout shot himself in the heart in a grove behind his house one cold December day last year. “It was a place that he loved, near the fields that he loved,” explained his sister Marie, who said she was “very close” to him but did not see his suicide coming.

The death of Ms. Le Guelvout’s brother was part of a quiet epidemic of suicide among French farmers with which stoical rural families, the authorities, public health officials and researchers are trying to grapple.

6 Ways that Your Smart Phone May be Impacting Your Health

6 Ways that Your Smart Phone May be Impacting Your Health
by Lily Singhagoodmenproject.com , 
4 August 2017

How can your smart phone empower, rather than erode, your health?

The number of worldwide mobile phone users as reported by Ericsson is predicted to reach 6.1 billion by 2020.

However, just like any other technology even the mobile technology has some drawbacks associated with it which have different ill effects on our mind and body.

6 Ways that your smart phone may be impacting your health:

1. Mobile Phone Can Cause Hearing Impairment-  In a study conducted by the American Academy of Otolaryngology the electromagnetic waves emitted by the phone can lead to hearing loss… not necessarily caused by high volume. It has been suggested that using hands free option or speaker will help protect the ears from the possible damage. It can also reduce the bad impact of intervening sounds when you listen to the phone on your ears.

Why Firefighters Are Pleading With Cell Phone Users About Chargers - The 1 Hidden Danger

Newton NH Fire Department
Why Firefighters Are Pleading With Cell Phone Users About Chargers - The 1 Hidden Danger
by Katie Mooney, lifeaspire.com
2 August 2017

No matter where you are, who you're around, or what time of day it is - chances are, someone nearby is on a cell phone. We use these handy little devices to tweet, surf, text, upload, connect...and yes, sometimes even talk.

Technology has certainly become a standard part of our everyday lives, as we become more and more dependent on it - especially our cell phones and tablets. But unfortunately, as with most things, there are hidden risks that users must be aware of...

The Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department recently created a post on their Facebook page regarding cell phone charging related dangers - and the images are quite alarming and disturbing.

In an attempt to raise awareness, the fire department posted information about charging mobile devices while in bed, and about the potential consequences of doing so.

IoT Security for Healthcare Is in Critical Condition

IoT security for healthcare is in critical condition
by Jon Gold, Senior Writer, Network World, 
3 August 2017

Medical devices lack many features and capabilities that help protect other network-attached devices from attack

IoT security is a headache, a mess and several other flavors of annoying for any enterprise, but in healthcare, it can be literally life and death.

Compromising any connected device has two main consequences – one is to enlist devices into a botnet, like the security camera-capturing Mirai, and the other is to offer a passage deeper into any infrastructure the device is connected to.

But medical IoT poses additional security risks. For one thing, connected records systems and anything that contains personal information are attractive targets for identity thieves – your Social Security number is all over your medical records. Compromising a medical IoT device and pivoting to other targets on the network could result in a breach of these records, researchers have found.

Under certain circumstances, an attacker could exercise direct control over medical equipment, with potentially fatal consequences – witness the infamous hacked insulin pump, which first made headlines all the way back in 2011.

Australia: 5G Phone Network: Expert Concerned by Lack of Understanding of Potential Health Effects

There are concerns about a lack of understanding about
the health effects of 5G
(Picjumbo,com)
5G phone network: Expert concerned by lack of understanding of potential health effects
by Isobel Roe, abc.net.au, 18 August 2017

More research is needed into the potential health effects of new 5G mobile phone technology before it is rolled out in Australia, an international expert says.

The high-speed mobile phone network could be operational in Australia from 2020, offering up to 50 times the bandwidth currently available on 4G networks, allowing users to download the equivalent of three television episodes in a second.

Telstra announced last year it would run a world-first test of the technology for visitors to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

International radio frequency expert Professor Dariusz Leszczynski, from the University of Helsinki, told a public lecture at Griffith University in Brisbane on Thursday night there was a concerning lack of understanding about the health effects.

"We know only that this radiation penetrates skin deep," Professor Leszczynski said.

"We don't have the faintest idea how normal-functioning skin will be affected."

Wi-Fi: A Slow, Silent Killer

Wi-Fi: A slow, silent killer
Source: Health Awareness, 3 August 2017

Almost everyone has Wi-Fi at home due to its convenience. However, there have been some safety concerns and the conclusion is that Wi-Fi can be detrimental to the overall health, especially in children.

Wi-Fi has a negative effect on various things, from brain health to sleep quality.

Potential Dangers of Wi-Fi

Damages Childhood Development

The non-thermal radio frequency radiation from Wi-Fi can disrupt normal cellular development, especially fetal development. This radiation affects growing tissues, such as in children and youth. Consequently, they would be more susceptible than average to the described effects and are at greater risk of developmental issues.

Have You Read The Cell Phone Radiation Warning?

Have You Read The Cell Phone Radiation Warning?
by Melissa Troutman, pribanic.com
7 August 2017

The “right-to-know” ordinance for Cell Phone Radiation

In April 2017, the City of Berkeley, California became the first in the nation to require that cell phone retailers post a warning about the potential health risks of cell phone radiation exposure.

The “right-to-know” ordinance, unanimously voted by officials in 2015, mandates that retailers inform consumers of the following:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your cell phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra with the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation.