I have been sick with electro-hypersensitivity now for almost a year. Two cell antennas were installed outside my apartment in addition to a pre-existing local TV station antenna, all around 1 km away. In addition, all the hotels where I have to stay for work are all now wi-fi and have cordless phones which makes me so physically ill. Because of these the towers and these devices, my life in a nightmare and I'm practically unable to work. I am also having a terrible time trying to find an unaffected place to live. This book, which was given to me by the author to give to my union at work, was so very helpful. It has a broad range of useful information all in one source. It gives practical information on how to reduce your exposure to microwave radiation and EMF sources; plus it lists many references to other places to find information that can help protect you and your family. I have ordered copies for all the people I care about to read. Thank you to the author for spending the time creating such a book.
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Do the research before you use these products extensively !Nov. 22 2010
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
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Wireless Radiation Rescue- Safeguarding Your Family From Risks of Electropollution [...].
By : Kerry Crofton PhD Publisher : Global Wellbeing Books 2010 Contributing Expert : Dr. Stephen Sinatra MD FACC Mom's Choice Award - Gold (highest award )
Reviewed By : Dr. Joseph S. Maresca
This book is packed with advice and documented studies regarding the science behind electropollution from cell phones, microwaves, cordless phones, GPS devices and even your laptop. Signals from cell phones are proven to reach more deeply into the thinner skull and smaller brain of a child. If an electronic device picks up a signal- your body and brain are receiving it also.
The Environmental Working Group , Washington DC reported a link between radiation from long term cell phone use and an increased risk of brain tumors. The science shows that a brain tumor can take between 10-20 years to develop.
The author explains how a professional electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) assessment can be accomplished to measure home exposure from the cordless phone, cell phones and the microwave oven. The harm from electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) includes damage to DNA, suppression of the immune system, leakage of the blood brain barrier and thickening of the blood in routine tests.
EMR can be thermal and non-thermal. Thermal emissions like those from a microwave can heat tissue. Non-thermal emissions by most wireless and wired devices under normal use won't heat tissue. The FCC offers recommendations on cell-phone emissions and doesn't employ a single health expert according to the author.
Research by Dr. Leif Salford MD at Lund University shows that EMR can cause leakage of the blood-brain barrier. Children and teens are 5 times more likely to experience a glioma or brain cancer if cell phone use starts prior to age 20. When the AC magnetic fields from plugged in devices measure 1 to 5 milligauss- there is a severe concern.
The microwave oven leaks RF radiation from 3-30 feet and 60 feet for older models. People should stand a minimum of 15 feet when a microwave oven is in use. A plugged in clock should be kept at least 6 feet from where you sleep.
The author suggests setting aside up to a half day or more each week to get away from the house completely.
There is an extensive resource section at the end of the book. Classic authoritative sources cited are:
o Epidemiology o The International Journal of Radiation Biology o The Lancet o Bioelectromagnetics o Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology o [...] and many others
This is an excellent book in every respect and well worth the investment.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Wireless Radiation Rescue a life saver.Nov. 9 2010
Robert G Yokoyama
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Wireless Radiation Rescue is a life saver. This is a well written book that raises my awareness to the problem of electro magnetic pollution. Kerry Crofton identifies the sources of radiation. She provides readers with questions to help evaluate the risk level of every person exposed to radiation.
She also offen suggestions on how to decrease exposure. She explains how EMR affects every part of the body. It can cause a person to have sleep difficulties and headaches. EMR can also affect a person's heart health. Radiation can also cause cancer and make it hard for me to concentrate. I learned that compact florescent light bulbs, prolonged cell phone and computer use can emit dangerous radiation. I also learned that a wireless router can emit radiation when I am sleeping. This book forces me to make some changes in my life. I will limit my cell phone use and the time I spend on the computer. I will also try to replace my cordless phones with corded ones in my house. I will stop using a microwave oven and an electric razor. These things can emit dangerous levels of radiation. Kerry Crofton implores readers the benefits of unplugging electronic devices and doing more activities outside. This is something I should do more. I am impressed by the depth of her research and the list of resources at the end of the book. I can learn much more about research being done on EMR in every part of the country with the websites she provides. There is no listing for the research being done in Asian countries like China and Japan, but the information from the United States and other parts of the world is very interesting. It is impossible to eliminate all exposure to radiation, but I think I can take concrete steps to decrease my exposure by not using electronic devices so often.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A Wake Up Call - so to speak....Oct. 31 2010
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Fact: we are a world committed to technology, especially when technology provides immediate access to people and information. How many people do NOT own a microwave - or several at office, home, garage? Cell Phones and computers were not around a few years ago and now it seems as though even the youngest child who can carry and poke has a cell phone on their person 'just in case of an emergency'. And who can compete in the communications world without a computer on the desk, a laptop in the backpack, or an iPhone variation in the pocket/purse/belt? Can anyone remember the telephone that was on a cord in a room in the house where you actually had to walk to to answer? Is anyone without the various digital radios, timers, televisions with video games, etc.? That is just the way we live today - too little concerned about the side effects of 'convenience' and not concerned enough about the daily increasing amount of electromagnetic energy filling our breathing and living space - energy that has been proven to kill bees and diminish other wildlife as well as injure our sacred green earth.
'Kerry Crofton, PhD is a health educator, the director of WellBeing International, and a concerned parent.' So begins this informative book on safeguarding your family from the risks of electro-pollution. Her purpose is to alert a nation of device consumers to the possible risks to mental and physical and environmental health. She divides her book into steps as The 4 Step Plan: Know the Evidence, Know the Risks, Know the Safer Solutions, and Plan for the Future. What proceeds after her lengthy introduction is a conversational book accompanied by photographs illustrating the problems she is outlining, and lots of data gathering and presentation by experts in the field of the effects of exposure to electromagnetic pollution. It is startling and while it may not be absolutely documented with long term proof (not enough time has elapsed to know just how dangerous are our habits with these devices), Crofton at least is the New Age Paul Revere we ned to alert us to think about the consequences of our habits before the damage is physically perceived.
Some may find this book a bit simplistic and some may ignore the information as 'sensational' and not worthy of time spent reading. But, as Crofton alludes to in her book, just remember how not too long ago no one connected smoking with lung cancer....This book deserves our attention and our consideration. Dr. Crofton may be a needed harbinger. Grady Harp, October 10
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Is your headset safe?Oct. 30 2010
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I am going to admit that I am not a fan of using cell phones; I don't like clamping them to my ear, trying to hear, and receiving wireless calls is just as annoying; they drop off, they're noisy. But wireless phones are here to stay; I know a number of people who live with a Bluetooth receiver on their ear for the entire day, and there is no doubt that Blackberries keep you connected to the world in so many ways; web, email and phone.
However, I've chosen to use a wired headset at work. I'm on the phone all day and despite the fact that the wire is annoying and keeps me somewhat tethered to my desk, that's what I use. And I use my cell phone mostly for emergency and minimal contacts. I doubt I use it more than five minutes per month. Personally, I do not have sufficient evidence that wearing a wireless is confirmed to be harmless, but there is a lot of radiation happening in a localized area, whether on your hip if you clip your phone there, or on the side of your head. Since I am of the pre-wireless generation, doing without this convenience is no trouble for me. But if you are addicted to using wireless headsets, you might want to read Kerry Crofton's book and see if her theories hold water. The beginning chapter clearly lists studies both that demonstrate, and also FAIL to demonstrate any effects of electro-pollution. Some of the discussion includes the effect on children, brain tumors, effects on the fetus, sleep disorders, immune disturbances, and cardiac symptoms. The theory of why wireless "electro-pollution" may affect the body is discussed in a way that most people can understand.
In addition, there are the more social effects; how much time do you or your children spend communicating on wireless devices? Is that a healthy trend? (Let alone the horrific trend of texting or holding a cellphone, grabbing or dialing a phone while driving. This is madness. Even grabbing a drink at the wrong time can cause a driver to lapse attention and get into an accident. I see people daily SWERVING across the yellow line while looking down. They are clearly texting and driving. It's an evil practice.) In a way, using these devices is a public health issue, if it causes accidents and injury while in use.
So if you are curious about the health effects of wireless devices, I'd recommend you read Dr. Crofton's book and decide if the evidence is there for you to modify your use of these devices. And it would be easier to teach your kids to limit their use of wireless if you do it from the very start; taking it away from a confirmed user is not going to be easy.
If you haven't really thought about what is going on NEXT to your head, you really should. Give this book a read.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Well researched, eye opening informationSept. 17 2010
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From jet setting executives to mothers-to-be, Kerry Crofton has put together a well researched, educational resource for the entire, global public. If you're already a parent, this book will make you question more than you can imagine. I highly recommend this book for everyone's personal library. Be well and stand up for your own health.