National Association for Children and Safe Technology
04 January 2016
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
New York Times' Expose of CDC's Retraction of Warnings
About Cell Phone Radiation
Joel Moskowitz

04 January 2016
Environmental Health Trust
CDC Documents Reveal the Minimizing of Risk to Children Information the New York Times Left Out of It's Expose on CDC's Retraction of Cell Phone Radiation Warnings

03 January 2016
Environmental Health Trust
Advice of the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children's Health | Protect the Children From the Radiation of Mobile Phones and Wi-Fi (4:51 minute video with English subtitles)

24 September 2015
K-12 News Network
Why the Los Angeles Times Missed the Biggest Education News This Week
by Karen Wolfe

23 September 2015
South Florida Reporter
Some Countries Banning Wi-Fi in Schools, Should We?
by Al Sunshine

21 September 2015
Los Angeles Times
$490-Million Plan Would Put Half of LAUSD Students in Charter Schools
By Howard Blume
Frustrated by voters and democratic institutions not bending to his will, Broad memo outlines push to recruit billionaires to fund plans to control a 50% 'market share' of Los Angeles Unified public schools."

21 September 2015
SF Gate
Judge Blocks Berkley's Warning About Cell Phones and Children
by Bob Egelko

15 September 2015
U.S. National Library of Medicine | National Institute of Health
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - An Increasing Challenge to the Medical Profession
Hedendahl L., Carlberg M., Hardell L.

15 September 2015
The Telegraph
Technology in Classrooms Doesn't Make Students Smarter
by Madhumita Murgia

A global study by OECD finds that more digital devices in schools does not equal better performance.
Link to the report can be found here.

10 September 2015
"No Radiation For You" Blog
A Petition to Stop BYOD Program Was Submitted Today to the Israeli Supreme Court

10 September 2015
Oneida Daily Dispatch | New York
Some Ulster County Parents Fear Schools' Wi-Fi Harms Children
by William J. Kemble

05 September 2015
Natural Health 365
Cell Phone Radiation and Metal Dental Work Linked to Cancer and Toxicity, Study Finds
by Lloyd Burrell

27 August 2015
Huffington Post Canada
Parents Sue School Over Strong Wi-Fi Signal
by Isabelle Khoo

27 August 2015
WCVB | Boston's News Leader
Preliminary Agreement Reached in Southborough Wi-Fi Lawsuit | Parents Said School's Wi-Fi Made Son Sick
by (no author cited)

24 August 2015
Telegram | Worchester, Massachusetts
Family Sues Fay School in Southboro, Claims Wi-Fi Made Son Ill
by Scott O'Connell

20 March 2015
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Maine's "Cellular Telephone Labeling Act"
"The Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology of the 127th Maine State
Legislature will hold a public hearing on the "Cellular Telephone Labeling Act"
(LD 883) on Tuesday, March 31 at 10:00 AM in Room 211 of the Cross Building.

The bill requires cell phone manufacturers that include safety notifications in their owner's manuals to ensure that the phone's packaging includes these safety notifications or a label indicating where the safety notifications may be found in the owner's manual. 

The bill prohibits retailers from selling phones without the appropriate labels. It requires manufacturers to provide the safety notifications to retailers at no cost to the retailers. It prohibits retailers from selling phones that do not bear the following label warning that the device emits radiofrequency electromagnetic fields:
"This device emits radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Avoid direct contact."
by Joel Moskowitz

13 March 2015
Microwave News
RF Cancer Promotion: Animal Study Makes Waves
"The new study, from Germany, a replication of an earlier experiment, also from Germany, found that weak cell phone signals can promote the growth of tumors in mice. It used radiation levels that do not cause heating and are well below current safety standards. Complicating matters even further, lower doses were often found to be more effective tumor promoters than higher levels; in effect, turning the conventional concept of a linear dose-response on its head."

07 March 2015
WUSA 9 News 
Local parents concerned about Wi-Fi radiation at Montgomery County 
Schools (video and transcript)
by Andrea McCarren 

29 January 2015
Natural News
WiFi banned from pre-school childcare facilities in a bold move
by French government
by Lloyd Burrell

29 January 2015
Daily Mail
Does YOUR toddler play on an iPad?  Taiwan makes it ILLEGAL for parents to let children under 2 use electronic gadgets...and under 18s must limit use to 'reasonable' lengths
by Sara Malm

29 January 2015
Robin Des Toits
"Une loi pour encadrer l'exposition aux ondes" - Le Monde  (written in French)
French National Assembly Proposition No. 2065 | Google Translate
French law passed opening the way to reduce exposures to radio-frequency
radiation based on the World Health Organization classification of RF as a
possible cancer cause.

19 January 2015
Global News | Canada
Conservative MP calls for greater warning labels on cell phones
Conservative MP Terence Young says he has multi-party support for his Private Member's Bill to place safety warnings on cell phones and WiFi routers sold in Canada.

14 January 2015
Daily Mail
Should you limit how much your children use WiFi?  Researchers claim young brains are more susceptible to radiation from gadgets
by Mark Prigg 

13 January 2015
Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous to Kids Than Previously Thought
by Robert J. Szczerba

19 December 2014
Inside Halton | Burlington Post
Catholic board of trustees want report on possible health issues with wireless technology

16 December 2014
Avoid Fetal "Keepsake" Images, Heartbeat Monitors
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

15 December 2014
Means for Change, a Washington state advocacy group releases a brief video summary of wireless radiation effects on our children in their new video.  Watch the video here.

08 December 2014
Lennart Hardell's Blog
Moving radiofrequency radiation from Group 2B to 1 as a human carcinogen
by Dr. Lennart Hardell

02 December 2014
Wireless routers get warning signs at Suffolk County buildings
by David M. Schartz
"According to the resolution sponsored by Legis. William Spencer (D-Centerport), Suffolk information technology staff will have to label all locations of wireless routers with a sign such as "Notice:Wireless technology in use."
Review the Suffolk County Resolution on Wireless Routers here.

26 November 2014
Release Wire | Environmental Health Trust
Maryland City Votes Unanimously to Alert Citizens to Health Risks of Cell Phones / Wireless Radiation and to Oppose Cell Towers on School Grounds

Visit the NACST information page on the Greenbelt Maryland City Council decision ~ 
Greenbelt Votes to Oppose School Cell Towers

25 November 2014
Wireless Education Action
First School in Portland to Turn Wi-Fi Off For Health Concerns

21 November 2014
Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance
By Dr. Joel Moskowitz
"On November 18, the Berkeley City Council adopted a referral to the City Manager on a 7-2 vote.  The referral asks the City Manager to draft a cell phone "right to know" ordinance."

Once this ordinance is enacted, Berkeley will become the first city in the nation to require cell phone retailers to provide those who purchase a new phone an informational fact sheet.  Retailers will be required to provide the fact sheet to those who purchase a cell phone which informs them to read the user manual to learn the cell phone's minimum separation distance from the body."

11 November 2014
The New York City teacher's union, The United Federation of Teachers warns it's 200,000 members about the health effects of wireless radiation.
by Safe In Schools

10 October 2014
Press Release Distribution | National Association for Children and Safe Technology
Los Angeles Unified School District Accomodates Teacher Who Fell Ill After Wireless Installation

08 September 2014
CBS Dallas Fort Worth
School Cell Phone Tower Proposal Shot Down by Parents
by Jennifer Lindgren

07 September 2014  (date of announcement / publication year is 2014)
Riga Technical University
Research paper:  Shielding of Inbound Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields at Workplaces
by Tarmo Koppel and Mikko Ahonen

03 September 2014
The Washington Post
In Pr. George's County, momentum builds against cell phone towers at school sites
by Ovetta Wiggins

29 August 2014
89.3 KPCC Pass / Fail
LA Schools iPads:  Officials on bid committee got free tablets, resort trips
by Annie Gilbertson

26 August 2014
Public News Service
Say What?  CDC Flip-Flops on Cell Phone Dangers
by Mark Scheerer

25 August 2014
L.A. Times
L.A. Unified (School District) Halts Contract for iPads
by Howard Blume
View Superintendent Deasy's Memo on the suspension of the Apple contract here.  You can also access this document from NACST's Resource Documents / Noteworthy section.

20 August 2014
PRLOG / Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
CDC Retracts It's Precautionary Health Warning About Cell Phone Radiation
by Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD

19 August 2014
Precaution or Parnoia?  Berkeley May Require Cancer Warning Stickers for Cell Phones
by Sabin Russell
"Under a proposed city ordinance, every new mobile phone sold in town would carry a sticker advising that the World Health Organization has deemed transmissions from cell phones a “possible” cause of brain cancer. Berkeley could become the first city in the United States to require such a warning, but the ordinance will likely face a formidable legal challenge." 

View the Berkeley Ordinance here.  This document is also available from NACST's Resource Documents / Government / Municipal section. 

16 August 2014
Microwave News
CDC Calls for Caution on Cell Phones, Gets Cold Feet / First Federal Agency to Acknowledge Risk, Soon Backs Down

14 August 2014
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently updated it's frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding Cell Phones and Health webpage.  They were recommending using cell phones with caution but have now gotten 'cold feet'.   The CDC's webpage

09 August 2014 /  Powers Mediaworks
Court Allows Expert Testimony in Litigation Alleging Cell Phone-Linked According to Consumer's Legal Team
"A Washington D.C. superior court ruled that five scientific expert witnesses can testify for consumers suffering from brain tumors allegedly caused or promoted by cell phone use..."  This decision represents a very significant development.

08 August 2014
Mail Online News UK
Two brave little girls - and their battle with Australia's deadliest childhood disease: Eloise died at ten.  Hana has endured invasive surgery.  So why is just 3% of research cash spent on helping the children struck down by brain cancer? 
by Sally Lee of Daily Mail Australia
*Brain cancer kills more children than any other disease.

25 July 2014
French Senate passes bill to add precautions to wireless networks and mobile phones
Sponsored by the Green Party, this document can be viewed here and it can also be accessed from NACST's resource documents/government/international section

15 July 2014
Published in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, a new study examines the reasons why children absorb more radiation than adults and the consequences of these exposures.

Science Direct
Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences
L. Lloyd Morgan, Santosh Kesari, Devra Lee Davis

11 July 2014
FCC Modernizes E-Rate Program to Expand Robust Wi-Fi Networks in the Nation's Schools and Libraries
Read the FCC's news release and statements made by the FCC chairman and commissioners.  Coverage of the FCC's announcement can be found on the following links:

11 July 2014
FCC Approves $2 Billion Boost for Wi-Fi in Schools
by Chris Strohm

The Washington Post
FCC is overhauling how it subsidizes WiFi for schools and libraries
by Brian Fung

08 July 2014
The Daily Caller
Tech CEOs Request Billions for School Wi-Fi
by Blake Neff

Education Week
FCC Prepares to Vote on E-Rate Overhaul
by Michele Molnar

The Hill
FCC Republican: Wi-Fi talks have broken down
by Kate Tummarello

IT News
Commissioners rip FCC's spendy school Wi-Fi plan
by Grant Gross

02 July 2014
FCC proposes $2 billion for school, library Internet
by Martha Jewson

13 June 2014
ConnectED:  A Year of Action for American Students and Teachers
by Secretary Arne Duncan, Jeff Zients

10 July 2014
A promising alternative to wireless networks announced:
CNN Money
New Internet speed record blows past Google Fiber
by David Goldman

03 June 2014
The BabySafe Project, a new public awareness initiative designed to inform women about the links between pregnancy and wireless radiation.  If you missed the June 3rd press conference, you can watch the replay here:

06 May 2014
FCC E-Rate Modernization Workshop

03 March 2014
Washington State Department of Health;  Wifi Safety in Schools

28 February 2014
FCC Seeks Comment on ATT Proposed Technology Transitions Experiments

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