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IPhone Sales Drop, and Apple’s 13-Year Surge Ebbs
USA Created: 26 Apr 2016
Apple’s 13 years of continuous quarterly growth have finally ended.

The technology giant said on Tuesday that revenue for its second fiscal quarter, which ended in March, fell 13 percent to $50.6 billion as sales of its flagship product, the iPhone, fell, with little else to take its place. Net income fell 22 percent to $10.5 billion, or $1.90 a share.

The results fell short of Wall Street expectations and Apple’s shares were down more than 7 percent in early after-hours trading.

Apple may be reaching the saturation point among potential customers in some countries, and other smartphone makers using Google’s Android operating system continue to challenge the company with powerful, lower-price devices. China, Apple’s second-largest market after the United States, is experiencing an economic slowdown and recently shut down Apple’s e-book and digital movie services in the country.

Sales fell faster in China than in any other region, down 26 percent compared to the previous year. And sales in the Americas were down 10 percent. Over all, Apple sold 16 percent fewer iPhones in the quarter compared to the same quarter last year.

Apple has high hopes for some of its consumer-oriented services, such as Apple Music and iCloud, as well as for its nascent Watch accessory, but those have yet to turn into giant businesses. The iPad tablet, once a powerful revenue generator for the company, has had disappointing sales in recent years, despite new, larger professional versions.

Nevertheless, Apple still generates tens of billions of dollars of cash every year. And the company said Tuesday that it would pass along more of that money to its shareholders. Apple said it would raise its quarterly dividend 10 percent to 57 cents a share and increase the amount of stock it buys back to $175 billion.

Apple’s service business was one bright spot in the quarter, with revenue up 20 percent. The company ended the quarter with $233 billion in cash and marketable securities.

“When we look at the dynamics of the iPhone business, we feel very good,” Luca Maestri, Apple’s chief financial officer, said in a phone interview. Although unit sales were down 16 percent, “we continue to draw millions of people that are buying their first smartphone to iPhone.”

Mr. Maestri acknowledged weakness in greater China, but he said the strong dollar played a big role there. In Hong Kong, whose currency is pegged to the dollar, sales fell sharply, but in mainland China, revenue was down only 11 percent.

Analysts had expected Apple to report revenue of $52 billion and net income of $11 billion, or $2 a share, according to consensus estimates compiled by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

In last year’s second fiscal quarter, Apple reported net income of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 a share, on revenue of $58 billion.

Denny Fish, a portfolio manager at the Janus Global Technology Fund, said Tuesday that the fund sold some of its position in Apple during the first quarter, citing the company’s growth challenges and worries about its position in China.

Its newest smartphone, the four-inch iPhone SE, went on sale in late March, too late to affect the most recent quarterly results, but analysts hope to get more insight into how it is selling. Apple, which is based in Cupertino, Calif., is also expected to introduce other iPhones this year, which could give sales a fresh jolt.

The company was expected to provide more details of the impact on sales of its well-publicized battle with the federal government over unlocking encrypted iPhones. Apple argued that it was fighting for customer privacy and security, while the Justice Department contended that the company’s refusal to help was a “brand marketing strategy.”
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Source: New York Times, VINDU GOEL, 26 Apr 2016

Mobilfunkanlagen und ihre Auswirkungen
Germany Created: 26 Apr 2016
BAD KÖNIGSHOFEN
Mobilfunkanlagen und ihre Auswirkungen
Regina Vossenkaul
24. April 2016 17:20 Uhr
Aktualisiert am: 24. April 2016 17:37 Uhr

Mit dem Teleskopstab unterwegs: Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam ermittelte die Ergebnisse am Orgelsaal der Berufsfachschule für Musik an einem für Funkstrahlen typisch halbseitig geschädigten Baum. Foto: Waldmann Selsam

Dr. med. Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam, Ärztin aus Bamberg, und viele ihrer Kollegen sind seit Jahren mit kranken Menschen in der Umgebung von Mobilfunksendeanlagen konfrontiert.

Gleichzeitig mit den Krankheitssymptomen an Menschen fielen ihr Veränderungen an Bäumen im gleichen Umkreis auf, die sie über Jahre hinweg dokumentiert hat. Am Donnerstag stellte sie ihre Ergebnisse auf Einladung des BN-Kreisverbands in einem Referat in der FrankenTherme in Bad Königshofen vor.

Kreisvorsitzender Helmut Bär begrüßte die Zuhörer und erinnerte daran, dass die Auswirkungen des Mobilfunks schon lange Thema beim BN sind. Er freute sich, mit Waldmann-Selsam eine absolute Fachfrau begrüßen zu dürfen. Verwundert hat ihn, dass man in der neu eröffneten Psychosomatischen Klinik in Bad Neustadt stolz darauf ist auf jeder Etage WLAN zu haben – diese Belastung sollte man Kranken ersparen.

Nach dem Aufbau von Sendemasten kamen Patienten in die Arztpraxen, bei denen keine andere Ursache gefunden werden konnte als die Dauerbestrahlung durch elektromagnetische Wellen. Über Schwindel, Herzrhythmusstörungen, Bluthochdruck, Schlafstörungen, Sehstörungen, Kopfschmerzen und „überdrehte Kinder“ klagten die Patienten.

Herzrhythmusstörungen, Bluthochdruck, Schlafstörungen, Sehstörungen, Kopfschmerzen und „überdrehte Kinder“ klagten die Patienten.
Behörden reagieren nicht

Sobald sie im Urlaub waren oder an einer unbelasteten Stelle schliefen, waren die Symptome verschwunden. 130 Ärzte unterschrieben daraufhin den so genannten Bamberg-Apell – die Behörden haben jedoch nicht reagiert. Alle Grenzwerte werden eingehalten, ist die gängige Antwort.

Wie die Ärztin berichtet, sind ihr vor allem Bäume aufgefallen, die ohne Schädlingsbefall, bei ausreichender Wasserversorgung und ohne Schäden durch Salzstreuen oder ähnliches vorzeitig schon im Juli verfärbte Blätter haben, oft nur an einer Seite, deren Krone schütter wird und deren Äste absterben, während unten oder an einer Seite alles grün und normal ist.

Die geschädigten Bäume sind dem direkten Strahl eines Mobilfunksenders ausgesetzt. Jahrelange Beobachtungen und Messungen mit einem Hochfrequenz-Messgerät zeigen, dass die Veränderungen an den Bäumen, die nach mehreren Jahren absterben und gefällt werden müssen, der Stärke der hochfrequenten Strahlung entsprechen. Kompliziert ist die Ursachenforschung, denn die Hochfrequenzstrahlung geht nicht gleichmäßig in die Umgebung. Besondere Gefährdung besteht in Hauptstrahlrichtung mit direktem Sichtkontakt zum Sendemast.

Gebäude reflektieren und bilden Funkschatten, sodass von zwei nebeneinander stehenden Bäumen einer geschädigt sein kann, der andere steht im Funkschatten und ist gesund. Interessant ist, dass grüne Blätter die Strahlung teilweise absorbieren, sodass die eine Hälfte des Baumes die andere Hälfte abschirmt – irgendwann ist der Baum trotzdem abgestorben.
Belastung sehr unterschiedlich

Auch in Bad Königshofen war die Ärztin mit ihrem Messgerät unterwegs, mit einem Teleskopstiel hat sie die unterschiedliche Strahlenbelastung im oberen und unteren Bereich beispielsweise im Hof des Haus Sankt Michael gemessen, wo der wilde Wein oben vorzeitig rot wird und unten grün ist. Eine Birke am Friedhof – im direkten Sendestrahl – ist oben abgestorben, in der Sparkassenstraße sind die Bäume im Kronenbereich geschädigt. Die Platanen im Baugebiet „Am Rennweg“ wachsen nicht richtig, haben keine harmonische Krone, sie bekommen Strahlung von Merkershausen und vom Baywa-Mast. Auch am Kindergarten hat die Ärztin im Funkstrahlbereich geschädigte Bäume gefunden. Der Spielbereich der Kinder liegt auf der Funkschattenseite, das hat sie beruhigt. Mit Bildmaterial und den entsprechenden Messwerten untermauerte die Referentin ihre Aussagen.

Diskutiert wurde anschließend über die Strahlenbelastung durch Mobilfunk, schnurlose Telefone, WLAN, Babyphone und durch Funk am Arbeitsplatz. „Die Belastungen sind messbar und dokumentiert, aber es geschieht nichts“, so die Referentin.

Angesprochen wurde von den Anwesenden auch der Plan des Wasserzweckverbands Gruppe Mitte, Ultraschallzähler in den Häusern einzubauen, die regelmäßige Funksignale abgeben. Als einen Eingriff in die Privatsphäre wurde das gewertet, weil man feststellen kann, wer wann Wasser verbraucht, wann man zuhause oder verreist ist und ähnliches.
Außerdem ist man gezwungen sich Tag und Nacht einem Funksignal auszusetzen für eine einzige Wasserablesung im Jahr.

Auf der Seite der Bundesnetzagentur kann man alle Standorte von Mobilfunkmasten anschauen. Informationen und Links unter www.umweltinstitut.org

Schlagworte in diesem Artikel
Bundesnetzagentur
Drahtloses Netz
Helmut Bär
Schlafprobleme
Schlafstörungen
Strahlenbelastung
Bad Königshofen

Photo:
Mit dem Teleskopstab unterwegs: Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam ermittelte die Ergebnisse am Orgelsaal der Berufsfachschule für Musik an einem für Funkstrahlen typisch halbseitig geschädigten Baum. F
oto: Waldmann Selsam

Link:
http://www.mainpost.de/regional/rhoengrabfeld/Drahtloses-Netz-Schlafprobleme-Schlafstoerungen-Strahlenbelastung;art767,9202863
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Source: Margaret White/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Nurse with rare brain disorder wins $4M suit against hospital
USA Created: 24 Apr 2016
Nurse with rare brain disorder wins $4M suit against hospital
A Manhattan nurse practitioner with a rare brain disorder won a $4 million judgment last week against New York Presbyterian Hospital — seven years ­after she sued the hospital for forcing her to work in units that exacerbated her painful condition.
Rebecca Serdans, 48, has dystonia, a neurological condition that impairs mobility. In 2004, doctors implanted a deep brain stimulator in her head to ease the symptoms.

Electromagnetic waves — abundant at New York Presbyterian, where Serdans worked — disrupt the effectiveness of the device.
Serdans was able to work in the hospital’s Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit — where her device functioned without incident, she said.

But in 2007, she was switched to another unit, where her brain implant failed, leaving her in pain after a single shift and forcing her to get the device reprogrammed, she claimed.
“They knew what they were doing,” she said of the hospital.
She says the hospital stopped calling her in to work after she complained and asked to be transferred to a different area.
Serdans sued in 2008 and was won the $4 million judgment last week.
“We believe the verdict has no legal or factual basis and intend to appeal,” a hospital spokesperson said.

“This is a hospital worth $4 billion,” said her attorney, Derek Smith. “You would think that a hospital with a reputation for taking care of its patients would also take care of its employees.”
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Source: Robert Riedlinger/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Maryland City Votes Unanimously To Alert Citizens to the Health Risks of Cell Phone/Wireless Radiation
USA Created: 24 Apr 2016
Maryland City Votes Unanimously To Alert Citizens to the Health Risks of Cell Phone/Wireless Radiation and To Oppose Cell Towers on School Grounds.

City brochures will highlight manufacturers’ fine print warnings of recommended separation between body and phone and encourage simple safety steps to reduce radiation exposure

Teton Village, WY- (November 26, 2014) – The Greenbelt Maryland City Council voted unanimously on November 24, 2014 to alert citizens about the fine print warnings and possible health risks of cell phones and wireless devices and to send the FCC Chairman a letter encouraging national action on this issue.
The Greenbelt Council recommended that the City make informational brochures available that 1. Highlight the fine print warnings of the cell phone manufacturer’s recommended separation between body and phone and 2. Encourage simple safety steps citizens can take when using their wireless devices to reduce radiation exposure.

The Council is sending a letter to Federal Communications Commission’s Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the FCC to take steps to protect the public, “Recently the City Council received a petition regarding health and safety concerns related to radiation from cellphones and other wireless devices. Organizations such as the World Health Organization and the American Academy of Pediatrics have expressed concerns and potential links to cancer.

The concern is even greater for young children and women who are pregnant. In reviewing the literature from health advocacy groups, there are simple steps that can be taken to reduce exposure including keeping cell phones away from one’s body, turning them off when not in use, utilizing hands free devices, etc. Cell phone manufacturers provide safety warnings in their manuals but this information is often located in the fine print of product literature.

Read more at link:
http://ehtrust.org/maryland-city-votes-unanimously-alert-citizens-health-risks-cell-phonewireless-radiation-oppose-cell-towers-school-grounds/
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Source: Robert Riedlinger/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

EMR action-day today
South Africa Created: 23 Apr 2016
Worldwide EMR Action Day aligns with Earth Day to protect the biological integrity of the natural world and all its inhabitants against unnatural Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR). With this endeavour, people from around the planet join together to reduce harm from EMR and create a healthier life for all.

Visit the website: http://www.emractionday.org/
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Source: EMR Action-day, 23 Apr 2016

Polish government prepares act on electromagnetic protection
Poland Created: 23 Apr 2016
The Polish Ministry of Digitalisation has announced its preparation of an act on the control of the effects of electromagnetic radiation from radiocommunications devices on human life and health, reports Telko.in. The first consultations are planned for the beginning of May. Discussions on public concerns related to electromagnetic radiation are conducted under the patronage of the President's Office.

After the first round of the discussions, the ministry decided to withdraw the controversial provision on facilitating the placement of radiocommunications devices from the draft amendment of the act to support telecommunications services and network development.

The task of the new consultation group will be discussing the assumptions of the draft act with experts and the public and subsequent preparation of the draft. The group will include representatives of the public sector, the public, telecommunications operators and experts in the field of radio-communications and medicine, namely the Institute of Communications and Collegium Medicum of the University Jagiellonski.

The new acts will enforce supervision of emissions standards, tightening sanctions and increase the influence of the local community on the process of placing new radiocommunications devices.
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Source: TelecomPaper, 22 Apr 2016

Haifa to Shut School Wireless Networks
Israel Created: 21 Apr 2016
Are wireless networks hazardous to students’ health? The data is not clear, with studies indicating that exposure to the radio waves that allow for unwired connectivity have either no effect on people, or can be a link in the formation of numerous diseases such as cancer. Until a convincing argument on either side of the issue is presented, the Haifa Municipality is removing wireless connectivity from its schools.

The roots of the decision go back to a 2013 petition by parents in four schools who claim that such networks are harmful. The case eventually made its way to the High Court, which has postponed a final decision on the matter. But due to public pressure that has occasionally erupted into protests, the city has decided to suspend wireless connectivity for the time being.

The movement has spread from Haifa to other cities as well, and petitions have been signed by parents in dozens of cities demanding the removal of the networks. Haifa is the first city to take action on the matter.

Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav said that the city would replace the wireless network with a wired connection that will provide safer options to students.
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Source: Hamodia, Dror Halavi, 19 Apr 2016

OPINION: The Wireless Technology ‘Conspiracy’ is Not a Theory
USA Created: 21 Apr 2016
In the backstory of wireless technology, ‘conspiracy’ is not a theory.

“What we’re doing is a grand world experiment without informed consent” — Microwave researcher Allan Frey.

Over the past 20 years wireless technology has become embedded in our lives, to a point of dependence and addiction that is quite amazing to me. My study of the health effects of weak EMFs keeps circling back to the history of how the wireless industry developed into a very powerful political lobby, revealing deepening layers of a dark backstory. It’s a story of directed science used to benefit the military and the telecom industry in their operations, and of suppressed science when findings were not to the industry’s liking — and of a practice of discrediting scientists and their studies that dared report findings not in agreement with the military-industry version of reality.

There’s even an element of deliberate scientific misinformation about microwave effects, published during the Cold War years under the guise of national security.

An article by Christopher Ketcham published in GQ Magazine in 2010 is the best summary of the backstory I have found to date. He writes:

"It’s hard to talk about the dangers of cell-phone radiation without sounding like a conspiracy theorist. This is especially true in the United States, where non-industry-funded studies are rare, where legislation protecting the wireless industry from legal challenges has long been in place, and where our lives have been so thoroughly integrated with wireless technology that to suggest it might be a problem — maybe, eventually, a very big public-health problem — is like saying our shoes might be killing us."

… To understand how radiation from cell phones and wireless transmitters affects the human brain, and to get some sense of why the concerns raised in so many studies outside the U.S. are not being seriously raised here, it’s necessary to go back fifty years, long before the advent of the cell phone, to the research of a young neuroscientist named Allan Frey.

Ketcham goes on to explain that in 1960 Frey took an interest in the electrical nature of the human body and he began researching how electric fields produced from the non-ionizing part of the electromagnetic spectrum could affect neural functioning in the brain.

There were no cell phones then – the microwave frequencies of the day were radar waves. The scientific thought of the day was a physicist/engineer’s paradigm, that human bodies are bags of water that can be heated up. The military and their contractors, makers of microwave ovens, and telecom companies were happy to embrace this paradigm. The thinking was simple and easy to understand: no heating = no harm. If the microwaves emitted by a device didn’t cause a human body to experience excessive heat, then those devices were harmless.

And this primitive mindset was sufficient to move their agendas forward and to protect their operations from liability.

Today we know that a human body is not a simple bag of water. We are more a complex organization of electrical fields that regulate what goes into and out of every cell in our bodies. It’s not an overstatement to say that electricity drives our biology and these fields are now routinely measured with electroencephalograms and electrocardiograms.

Allan Frey became a pioneer in a new field of study known as bioelectromagnetics, and he found what appeared to be very serious non-thermal effects from microwave frequencies. In 1975, he published a paper reporting that microwaves pulsed at certain modulations could cause leakage in the blood-brain barrier. For the previous fifteen years, he had received very generous funding from the Office of Naval Research. With these findings he was told to conceal his blood-brain barrier work, or his contract would be canceled.

That is the first detailed account of suppressed science relating to health effects of microwave EMFs that I have read. There have been many more accounts since 1975, right to present day. Scientists who have dared report ‘non-thermal’ health effects from exposure to electromagnetic fields have largely been silenced, defunded, discredited, or shunned by their peers as charlatans. Industry, military and government policies and safety standards are still based on the paradigm that if microwaves don’t heat us, they can’t possibly harm us. And a wireless telecom industry with annual revenues in the hundreds of billions of dollars has an incentive and the power to silence or deflect research showing the dangers of cell phone and WiFi use, and of the infrastructure that makes them work.

The U.S. Congress has, for the past 20 years, heavily supported the relentless march of microwave cell towers across the land. Nearly $50 million in political contributions and lobbying from the telecom industry greased the skids for passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which included a watershed prize for the cell phone companies. Section 704 of the Act prohibits local governments from stopping placement of a cell tower due to environmental concerns. “There could be no litigation to oppose cell towers [based on the argument that] the signals make you sick.”

Allan Frey is an old man now, if he is still living. He was 75 in 2010 when Christopher Ketcham interviewed him.

Frey shook his head. “Until there are bodies in the streets,” he said, “I don’t think anything is going to change.” I do hope he is wrong in that prediction.

Ketcham’s article is lengthy, but well worth the read:
http://www.gq.com/story/warning-cell-phone-radiation

As individuals we can inform ourselves of the health risks of wireless technology through personal research, and take action to at least partially protect ourselves and our families from EMF effects. Taking self-responsibility in this domain is a lonely and uphill journey so long as our government and the wireless industry continue to insist that ‘we the people’ are bags of water, and no heat = no harm.

While that simple engineer’s paradigm of biology remains so profitable, and government is watching their back, there is no industry incentive to change it. And the general public continues to clamor for more and better wireless services, requiring more and more wireless infrastructure.
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Source: Pagosa Daily Post, Bonnie Masters, 20 Apr 2016

Israel Wi-Fi Breakthroughs: TV Documentary, School Ban
Israel Created: 21 Apr 2016
Wi-Fi health advocates were exultant today at news that an Israeli TV documentary titled “How We are Killing Ourselves—Wireless Radiation” won a high rating and Haifi ordered Wi-Fi removed from all schools.

The 30-minute documentary about the “epidemic of Electro-Sensitivity” (ES) aired at 9 p.m. April 12 and “received the highest rating of the day,” according to Dafna Tachover, an attorney with offices in Israel and New York.

She provided a link to the show to Wi-Fi health advocates in other countries noting that while the video is in Hebrew there are some interviews in English: http://reshet.tv/Shows/specialsreshet/vml,315/

Tachover said the director planned to do 10 minutes on ES as part of a film about the diseases of the 21st century but after working with health advocates “understood the extent of the problem and the lie and how important it is to give an uncompromising warning to the public.” It was then decided to do 30 minutes mainly on ES and Wi-Fi in schools.

Said Tachover: “The host was a leading TV media person and his tone was uncompromising - no maybes, precautionary etc., the tone was - there is an epidemic out there. Wireless harms and it is time for us to wake up as it is late already. He started by saying that at least 800,000 people in Israel, i.e. 10% of the population already suffer from different levels of ES and twice aired parts of my interview in which I was saying that the rates are already higher and will continue to increase.”

Two government "experts" admitted on the show that the thermal safety standard is irrelevant which is not what they told the Supreme Court, wrote Tachover.

TV Show Created "Buzz"

“Most importantly,” she wrote, “the movie created a lot of buzz and sent a very alarming message that radiation harms are not potential but existing, and in an epidemic scale.”

Israelis participating in the show included Amir Borenstein, Yael Levin and her daughter Noa who told what it is like to be electro-sensitive. Parents who fight Wi-Fi in the school were also interviewed. Tachover was interviewed as an expert and activist and on the medical side were Prof. Richter and Dr. Yael Stein. The technical side was presented by engineer Liran Raz of the U.S. Mentioned was Jenny Fry, the 15-year-old U.K. student who committed suicide because of Wi-Fi in her school.

Tachover said Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav announced the city, third largest in Israel, is immediately removing Wi-Fi from its schools, saying "When there is a doubt, when it comes to our children, there is no doubt.”

Said Tachover: “Electro-Sensitivity is an epidemic and not three percent of the population. We are now in the double digits in terms of ES. The public must be told. Wi-Fi in schools is a disaster and as a person who spends two to four hours every day on the phone with people and children who got sick, with many contemplate committing suicide, I urge you all to be uncompromising. The truth, and all of it must be told. Continued good luck to us all and thanks to anyone out there who stands up to evil and stupidity.”
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Source: O'Dwyer's, Jack O'Dwyer, 20 Apr 2016

Haifa municipality disconnects WiFi in kindergartens and schools in the city
Israel Created: 20 Apr 2016
The mayor of Haifa (in Israel) ordered to disconnect WiFi in schools and kindergartens – until examining the safety of WiFi thoroughly.

Haifa's mayor, Yona Yahav, ordered in coordination with the head of education department, Ilana Truck, to immediately disconnect WiFi in educational system until a thorough examination of the subject.
At the same time, Yahav guided to advance the installation of wired safer system.

Yahav: "The education system in Haifa is full of network computers and new, advanced technological systems. However, regarding anything that relates to our children, if there is doubt- there is no doubt. We must take excessive precaution.
As long as the argument on real danger was not refuted, I ordered to disconnect all the devices in kindergartens and in schools. In order not to prevent advanced technology from the children, we will act to activate safe wired system.

In recent years, the internet media has become part of our daily lives. The use of cell phones, smart phones and computers is gaining momentum among a wide range of ages, where children is an especially sensitive population to environmental effects among them exposure to electromagnetic radiation (non-ionizing radiation).

Since the publication of the State Comptroller report in December 2014 on the subject handling electromagnetic radiation in the education systems by local authorities and "private owners", all relevant bodies were recruited to measure radiation in all schools
in the country Haifa municipality states, that "the education system has advanced computers system of the highest level. They are under control and stand in annual measurements and until today the results were lower than the demand of the existing standard In view of this, and as long as it was not proven that WiFi radiation is dangerous, a discussion has started in the municipality to take precaution and receive answers from the governmental ministries.

Haifa municipality is organizing a conference for the next month, on radiation from cell phones and smart phones, in order to give knowledge to the public on wireless emitting technologies and their effects. The conference will deal with creating a policy for educated use of cell phones in the education system in Haifa. Part of the conference will be dedicated to radiation from Wi-Fi. This week, in coordination with the head of the city's education system, Ilana Truck, Yahav ordered to disconnect immediately the WiFi in kindergartens and schools in Haifa until a thorough examination of the subject is done. These days the education system is preparing to gradually install wired system as an alternative in all education system in the city.
These will be installed in the first stage in classrooms where pupils learn for the final exams that force use of computers, so they won't be harmed from the disconnect. The teachers in elementary schools in the city took on themselves to load every evening
the studies material from the internet, so that pupils are not exposed and their studies won't be harmed. Dr. Mona Nofi-Naama, head of non ionizing radiation issue, in the Cities Association Haifa Bay for environmental protection: "According to the precautionary principle, it is needed to reduce the exposure to non ionizing radiation as much as possible, among the rest also WiFi, by reducing the use of wireless networks and to prefer in every opportunity wired connection rather than wireless.

The standards relate to thermal effect only, while here the subject is health effects that do not relate to heating that are in low levels below the standard, but were not defined.
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Source: Local.co.il, via Iris Atzmon, 18 Apr 2016

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