>>She spends less time researching than she does speaking about her shoddy research into the effects of non-ionizing radiation. <<
1 The professor in question has had a very relevant double blind study published where she provoked heart arrhythmia in several individuals using a DECT cordless home phone. One subject experienced an instantaneous doubling of heart rate.
2. Many of the parents who are objecting to Wi-Fi are electrohypersensitive (EHS) and are trying to protect ALL of the children who will be exposed to Wi-Fi - they have first hand experience. These parents have every right to be angry as the school district is not listening to them or the world renowned independent scientists who are sounding the alarm bell.
3. In a "blind" study which was featured on national TV program on the safety of Wi-Fi in schools, she was able to provoke a significant increase in heart rate of a grown man by exposing him to Wi-Fi radiation and the subject was able to reliably tell when the Wi-Fi was on or off. Health Canada is aware of this study. Why are they not attempting to replicate it using a "double blind" protocol?
I am a senior IT Tech in BC who became electrohypersensitive over four years ago. I have a very deep understanding of what happens from a biological standpoint and also technical standpoint from exposure to Wi-Fi or any other kind of non-ionizing radiation. Make no mistake - EHS is real, from someone who has had first hand experience. There is a clear temporal/spatial relationship to exposure and symptoms.
How interesting it is that Health Canada, who has in the past cited studies on low level electromagnetic radiation from the the World Health Organization (WHO) that support it's "Wi-Fi is safe" position refuses to change it's stance, despite the fact that though the WHO classified low level electromagnetic radiation as a 2B (possible) carcinogen at the end of May 2011.
What journal was this study published in?
There have been numerous studies conducted in this field and no high quality double blind study has ever indicated that humans have the ability to detect low power radio waves.
In the scientific community, we do not accept anecdotal evidence to show that "radio-sensitivity" is real. We need a controlled, double blind setting that shows someone's symptoms are correlated in a statistically-significant way with the radio flux of their environment. Every good study that I am aware of that has done this has failed to show any such thing as "radio-sensitivity".
The medical evidence overwhelming shows that "radio-sensitivity" is a neurological condition that is not created by any external stimuli.
I am a senior IT Tech in BC
What exactly does that mean? Does "senior IT tech" have some kind of official definition up there, or do you just tell other people how to hook up routers?
I have a very deep understanding of what happens from a biological standpoint and also technical standpoint
Could you explain your "deep understanding"? How does it work, and why do only some people experience severe symptoms while most people are completely unaffected?
Regarding my experience, 15 years of server, desktop and network experience from the Enterprise down. Ran a successful IT consultancy for nine years - clients included biotech, manufacturing, legal and real estate manufacturing.
Regarding why some people are affected and others are not - it depends on a number of factors - toxicity, genetics to name a few.
Do you have any background in physics or radiological medicine? It does not sound like your professional experience really qualifies you to understand the physics involved in electromagnetic radiation nor the chemical affects it has on biological systems.
To put it simply, non-ionizing radiation causes the temporary excitation of the electrons in the atoms it comes into contact with, but at the flux levels that people are typically exposed to, is not strong enough to break bonds or have any significant affect. In addition, those wavelengths used in communications are typically picked because they do not interact strongly with most materials.
In fact, the radiation flux coming from a sunny day is many orders of magnitude stronger than the flux from a WiFi station or cellular phone. It causes significant thermal effects and contains ionizing radiation which can cause cancer. One would think that if someone were truly sensitive to radiation, going outdoors would make them very ill given the high flux of solar radiation.