October 27, 2016
from PreventDisease Website
But I hadn't made the correlation with all wireless technologies.
About 3 years ago, I was visiting a
private middle school for my 7th grader. One of the school's touring
staff opened a classroom and proudly said that each student had
their own tablets and the teacher used a smart board.
I needed to tell the world about this invisible convenience!
It's only when I started to do the research
that I found the analogy of Dr. Magda Havas of a classroom
using wireless technology by all students at once was like a
microwave oven set at very low power
So I thought,
That's when I decided to make a documentary about it that would explain the science, underline the lack of updated regulation but would also give solutions because, in my opinion, there's nothing worse than exposing terrifying facts about an environmental disaster without giving any solutions of what can be done about it.
That's why it's a solution oriented film
because let's face it, technology is amazing, it's changing the
world on many levels and it is here to stay.
I tell people:
I'm putting together a school curriculum.
I did a talk to middle
school and high school students thanks to an Electro Sensitive
teacher who requires students to turn off their cell phone and place
them in a rack with students names on it during her class time.
They love their cell phones or ipods because it represents their connectedness to the world and their social network. We don't call them friends anymore but networks. I was expecting them to be reluctant and dismissive.
But the response warmed my heart...!
At the beginning of the lecture, three quarters of the classroom was putting their cell phones on silence mode in the other classes.
At the end of the lecture, when they understood the concept of second hand radiation like second hand smoke, they all said that from now on they would either put their phones on airplane mode or turn off their phones in classrooms. That is only one of the solutions I present to reducing their exposure.
It's all a matter of developing new
But some of them are amazing and the Swedish government actually recognizes EHS (people experience Electro Hyper Sensitivity) as a functional impairment and provides shielding products when one lives next to a cell phone tower for example.
I also think that we should consider what Europe is doing in this matter like banning Wi-Fi in nurseries in France or setting the legal age to own a cell phone at 12 years in Belgium.