A new documentary, Generation Zapped, reveals the high cost of our addiction to digital devices and the health risks, especially for children and teens, from exposure to wireless radiation. The California Alliance for Safer Technology is hosting the special screening, Friday, December 8th, 6:30pm at the Seaman’s Lodge, Nevada City. A question & answer session will follow with Cindy Sage of Sage Associates and co-editor of the seminal BioInitiative Report: a rationale for a biologically-based public exposure standard for electromagnetic fields. Sage is featured in Generation Zapped.
Like cigarettes and toxic chemicals before it, emerging science is revealing the concerning reality that some people may suffer health impacts from radiation from wireless devices. In Generation Zapped, scientists, physicians and health researchers discuss the mounting scientific evidence regarding links to serious diseases such as breast and brain cancer, associations with increased infertility, genetic mutations related to autism and ADHD and newly developed illnesses, such as Electrical Sensitivity (ES).
Children and teens are especially susceptible to radiation from baby monitors, tablets and cell phones, and wireless routers in the classroom. Generation Zapped empowers audiences to understand wireless health impacts and how to reduce their exposure to protect themselves and their families.
Hosting the screening, the California Alliance for Safety Technology (CAST) recently formed in opposition to California’s SB 649, known as the “small cells” bill; an overreaching bill that was ultimately vetoed by Governor Brown last October. SB 649, considered a telecom giveaway by over 300 cities and 47 counties across the state, would have allowed mass deployment of radiating cell antennas throughout California’s public-right-of-ways and neighborhoods, and without consent of local authority.
The controversial bill faced a surprisingly large backlash once cities and the public alike became aware that there would be no local government control, few standards, oversight, nor monitoring. As well as little compensation to cities for unrestricted use of their public-right-away by a highly unregulated telecom industry. The bill is expected to return next year in spite of public dissent.
Unfortunately, four days following Governor Brown’s historic veto the Federal equivalent of SB 649 magically appeared, S.1988, utilizing much of the same language of its predecessor. Similar to SB 649, this Federal version is being funded by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC, aka the Koch Brothers), and by the uber-powerful Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA): the biggest lobby organization in the nation.
The veto of SB 649 came on the heels of the partial release of the groundbreaking $25 million National Toxicology Program study of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation confirming brain and heart tumors in rats at levels below those allowed by the FCC. The NTP study also confirms that DNA breakage is a function of intensity and of duration. http://tinyurl.com/NTPStudy
Studies are showing that prolonged exposure to radiofrequency and microwave radiation from ubiquitous devices such as cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, WI-FI and other wireless technologies have been linked to headaches, dizziness, loss of short-term memory, sleep disruption, skin rashes, fatigue, fatigue, immune disruption and changes in cardiac function.
“These effects can happen with even very small levels of exposure if they occur on a daily basis. Cell phone use is likely to be more harmful in children whose brain and nervous system development can last into late adolescence,” says Sage, “The public health implications of billions of people who are exposed makes this a matter of critical concern to policy-makers around the world.”
Sage is the co-editor and principal author of the seminal BioInitiative Reports (2007 and 2012) and a founder of the international BioInitiative Working Group. Sage is highly respected in her field and has published many scientific studies on electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation, including science, public health, public policy, and environmental consequences of exposures to EMF and RFR.
Joining in the Q & A session will be Eric Windheim. Windheim is a Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist (EMRS). He is an expert in EMF inspection, detection, measurement, and prevention, and is certified to advise homeowners, homebuyers, architects, builders, inspectors, and engineers in the methods and practices that create and maintain a minimized presence of electromagnetic fields in homes and low-rise commercial buildings.
Parents, medical professionals, educators, elected officials, and teenagers utilizing a cell phone or wireless devices are strongly encouraged to attend the Generation Zapped screening and subsequent Q & A.
The screening is open to the public with an $8 suggested donation, 12 years old and younger are free of charge.
Documentary website: http://generationzapped.com
SB 649: http://www.ca4safertech.com
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Contact: Reinette Senum
California Alliance for Safer Technology