Bluetooth – Safe or Insane

Bluetooth – Safe or Insane

 

close-up, businessman with headphones

Bluetooth Earpiece

We often get asked the question, “What about Bluetooth devices?”

There can be a lot of problems with Bluetooth.

I found a great article that discusses the issues.  It is written by Kshitij Shah.  He starts by saying that Bluetooth Headsets and Technologies emit WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation. WiFi / Wireless radiation can travel long distances carrying information without needing to be contained in a wire.

WiFi & Wireless radiation can penetrate living tissue down to a cellular level. This characteristic is what led Soviet Russia to utilize microwave frequencies for weapons.

WiFi / Wireless (Microwave) Radiation Exposure Dangers from Bluetooth:

Using any type of WiFi / Wireless technology is subjecting you to Electromagnetic Radiation. The effects of long term WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation exposure upon the body have been documented in countless studies for decades.  The updated BioInitiative Report of 2012 list over 3,900 scientific, peer-reviewed articles. They state the health effects of long-term exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation.  Some of the health effects are:

  • headaches
  • cancer
  • leukemia
  • brain tumors
  • alzheimers
  • autism
  • ADHD
  • miscarriages
  • birth defects
  • autoimmune illnesses
  • multiple sclerosis
  • hair loss
  • suicide

WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation (yes, Bluetooth falls into this type of radiation) has been shown to affect biological changes within the body. These biological changes happen on a cellular level and their effects can be passed on to offspring via genetic damage (DNA, RNA).

Blonde Woman on Her Cell Phone with Stressed Look on Her Face.

Health Effects due to Bluetooth

Using a Bluetooth headset exposes the brain, the ears and the eyes to a strong field of WiFi / Wireless (microwave) radiation.

Studies have linked Bluetooth Headset use to:
• blindness
• deafness
• brain tumors
• neck pain
• skin rashes
• headaches

How Bluetooth Radiation Is Classified:

First a little reminder on the classification system for Bluetooth, because this is critical to minimizing your exposure to Bluetooth radiation – if you still chose to use Bluetooth:
Class 1 transmitters — are the most powerful and emit the highest level of radiation. They can transmit up to 100 meters or over 325 feet.

Class 2 transmitters — are less powerful.  They can transmit up to 10 meters or over 30 feet.

Class 3 transmitters — are the least powerful and emit the lowest level of Bluetooth radiation. They operate in a range of less than 10 meters or about 30 feet.

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Could Bluetooth Radiation Be Even More Dangerous Than Cell Phone Radiation?

Absolutely.   Your radiation exposure with a Bluetooth headset is additive – the sum of cell phone radiation (on your belt or in your pocket) plus the Bluetooth radiation. When you use a Bluetooth earpiece you are always exposing yourself to both Bluetooth radiation and cell phone radiation, a double whammy!  Bluetooth radiation is particularly dangerous because earpieces and headphones are located next to your brain, eyes and ears.

IS  THERE  AN  ALTERNATIVE  TO  USING A  BLUETOOTH  HEADSET?

Yes, there is an alternative that is much safer.

You can use a radiation free airtube headset. These work much like a wired headset but there are no wires to conduct the radiation. Air tubes use sound only through a tube. Obviously you don’t get the freedom of movement that you get with a wireless connection, but the sound quality on this particular model is excellent while reducing your exposure to EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation).

 

CONCLUSION – HOW TO MINIMIZE  BLUETOOTH  RADIATION

Close-up Of Mature Man With Smartwatch And Cellphone Showing Heartbeat Rate Sitting At The Table

Bluetooth Watch

Do not use a Bluetooth earpiece in a vehicle because the effect with the Bluetooth radiation is similar to cell phone radiation where the radiation is trapped by the metal within the car and continues to bounce around until you absorb it!

People should realize that Bluetooth devices that fit in or around the ear typically radiate 10 to 100 times higher than the Electromagnetic Radiation exposure levels shown to make the blood-brain barrier pathologically leaky. This allows toxins and toxic molecules to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter your brain.

This is reported by Salford, Persson, NIttby and Schirmacher among others – to cause neuron death.

Multiple studies have reported that as short as a single, two-hour exposure to cell phone or Bluetooth radiation will result in pathological leakage of the blood-brain barrier. The effect occurs immediately, and is still seen at 14 days and at 50 days after the exposure. Bluetooth devices are worn for hours at a time, in some cases – all day long. So, it is reasonable to conclude that a Bluetooth device that can radiate at a higher intensity than some cell phones are very risky in terms of your accumulated exposures. Again, since Bluetooth radiation may be equally as dangerous as cell phone radiation but when you use a Bluetooth earpiece you are always exposing yourself to both Bluetooth radiation and cell phone radiation since both devices must be turned on (emitting radiation) and your phone is very close to you. You are getting a double dose of radiation! 

Close-up Of Young Man Sleeping Wearing Smart Wristband

Bluetooth Fitness Device

 I personally recommend that you don’t use a Bluetooth personal device like an earpiece, a fitness device or a Bluetooth watch.  If you still want to use a Bluetooth device, I would limit your use to only when it is absolutely necessary.  The only way to know your exposure level is to measure it with a WiFi / Wireless meter.  I like the Acousticom 2 WiFi / Wireless meter:

 https://stopdirtyelectricity.com/wirelessrf/

I think it will be eye-opening to see how much radiation you are being exposed to.

Do It Yourself

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We often get the questions:

Can anyone do this?

What background do I need?

We have taken all of the scientific research and techniques and have boiled them all down into an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, and easy-to-use program that anyone can use to reduce the Electromagnetic Radiation exposure of their family, children, and even their pets.

According to The Cadwallader Protocol, the proprietary solution only available on StopDirtyElectricity.com,

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you will measure all 4 sources of Electromagnetic Radiation:

  1. Magnetic Radiation
  2. Electric Radiation
  3. Wireless / WiFi Radiation (also called RF or Microwave Radiation)
  4. Dirty Electricity

We have taken great lengths to research the current meters available to determine the easiest meters to use at the best price.

We have also put together over 45 videos which are used in conjunction with The Cadwallader Protocol. These videos are mostly 2 to 4 minutes in length.  The first video in each module will show you how to use each meter.  The following videos will then show you how to measure every room in your home with that meter. We also have videos that show hazards  outside your home that may be bleeding into your home.  We have put the videos on-line in an exclusive Membership Logon on

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Any device:

  • iPhone or Cell Phone,
  • iPad or Tablet or
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can access the videos from the room you are currently in.

 

As part of The Cadwallader Protocol, we have also included an Audit Report. This Audit Report has been developed after surveying all of the available techniques for measuring Electromagnetic Radiation. It lists all of the rooms and items in each room that could cause an issue.  We wanted make sure you did not miss any items.

These video modules cover:

  • Each room in the home
  • Items in a home that could be in any room,
  • Home Office and Personal Electronic Devices, and
  • Items outside your home that could cause issues.

Most importantly, we have listed the most up-to-date Safety Values for each type of Electromagnetic Radiation:

  1. Magnetic Radiation
  2. Electric Radiation
  3. Wireless / WiFi Radiation (also called RF or Microwave Radiation)
  4. Dirty Electricity

With these Safety Values you can then reduce the Electromagnetic Radiation to be within the Safety Values.

There are very easy ways you can reduce Electromagnetic Radiation in each and every video.

Very important, if you don’t have the meters we have suggested, please send an email to:

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so we can provide the Safety Values for your meters.  Meters measure in different units, so it is imperative that you have the correct Safety Values for the meters you are using.

Why not start today in reducing your Electromagnetic Radiation exposure of your family, children, and pets.

What is holding  you back?

Which light bulb should I use?

Which light bulb should I use?

Frequently I get asked which are the safest light bulbs.

In short, the old style light bulbs are the best, but they are not always available.

A little history –  Thomas Edison invented the first feasible light bulb in the late 1800’s. That type of bulb was used for more than 100 years and called incandescent light bulbs.
In 2007, the U.S. Federal Government outlawed the future manufacture and importing of most of these bulbs.  They did this for energy savings.
“The U.S. Federal Government started phasing out incandescent light bulbs in 2012, starting with the 100-watt bulb, and then followed by the 75-watt,” explained Melissa Andresko, communications director for lighting-automation company Lutron.
As of January 1, 2014 both the 60- and the 40-watt bulbs went away.

Now we have 3 choices of light bulbs:

LED Bulbs

1 – CFL’s – Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
2 – LED’s
3 – New Halogen Bulbs that screw into light sockets – Best

1 – CFL’s have a number of problems.
Most CFL’s create Wireless & WiFi radiation and Dirty Electricity.
CFL’s have mercury in them and have to be disposed as a hazard waste.
Mercury is very toxic. In fact, it is a neurotoxin, meaning that it harms the brain and nervous system. It is also linked to kidney and liver damage and possibly cancer. Children are especially at risk because their brains and bodies are still developing. Many health effects of mercury can be permanent.
Dentists must also take care to manage their mercury-containing dental waste. Dental offices in Washington State are required to use and maintain a dental amalgam separator.
Washington State has recently added a surcharge of $1.00 for a package of 4 bulbs to cover the cost of disposing this hazard waste.
CFL’s contain so much mercury that the EPA and state environment officials consider them to be a hazard if they break.
They cannot be placed in landfills because thousands of decaying or broken bulbs would cause noticeable mercury contamination.

CFL’s are not allowed to be thrown normal trash.

** Below are the clean-up instructions from the U.S. EPA. **

2 – LED’s tend to be better.
I would recommend that you buy a Dirty Electricity Meter to measure any LED’s you have.
If you don’t have a Dirty Electricity Meter to test the LED’s, purchase NON-Dimmable LED’s.
There are some NON-Dimmable LED’s, though, that still create Dirty Electricity.
ALL Dimmable LED’s will create Dirty Electricity.

3 – New Halogen Bulbs that screw into light sockets.
These new Halogen Bulbs save electricity.
They generate NO Electromagnetic Radiation.
Best option.

4 – ** If you break a CFL bulb in your home, the following are the clean-up instructions from the U.S. EPA:

Before CleanupUnknown dangers of broken ECO light-bulbs
1. Have people and pets leave the room, and avoid the breakage area on the way out.
2. Open a window or door to the outdoors and leave the room for 5-10 minutes.
3. Shut off the central forced-air heating/air conditioning (HVAC) system, if you have one.
4. Collect materials you will need to clean up the broken bulb:
o Stiff paper or cardboard
o Sticky tape (e.g., duct tape)
o Damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes (for hard surfaces)
o Glass jar with a metal lid (such as a canning jar) or a sealable plastic bag(s)
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Cleanup Steps for Hard Surfaces
1. Carefully scoop up glass fragments and powder using stiff paper or cardboard and place debris and paper/cardboard in a glass jar with a metal lid. If a glass jar is not available, use a sealable plastic bag.
NOTE: Since a plastic bag will not prevent the mercury vapor from escaping, remove the plastic bag(s) from the home after cleanup.
2. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder. Place the used tape in the glass jar or plastic bag.
3. Wipe the area clean with damp paper towels or disposable wet wipes. Place the towels in the glass jar or plastic bag.
4. Vacuuming of hard surfaces during cleanup is not recommended unless broken glass remains after all other cleanup steps have been taken. [NOTE: It is possible that vacuuming could spread mercury-containing powder or mercury vapor, although available information on this problem is limited.] If vacuuming is needed to ensure removal of all broken glass, keep the following tips in mind:
o Keep a window or door to the outdoors open;
o Vacuum the area where the bulb was broken using the vacuum hose, if available; and
o Remove the vacuum bag (or empty and wipe the canister) and seal the bag/vacuum debris, and any materials used to clean the vacuum, in a plastic bag.
5. Promptly place all bulb debris and cleanup materials, including vacuum cleaner bags, outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of. Avoid leaving any bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.
6. Next, check with your local government about disposal requirements in your area, because some localities require fluorescent bulbs (broken or unbroken) be taken to a local recycling center. If there is no such requirement in your area, you can dispose of the materials with your household trash.
7. Wash your hands with soap and water after disposing of the jars or plastic bags containing bulb debris and cleanup materials.
8. Continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the HVAC system shut off, as practical, for several hours.
If you have further questions, please call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
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Recycle CFL Bulbs

Cleanup Steps for Carpeting or Rugs

1. Carefully scoop up glass fragments and powder using stiff paper or cardboard and place debris and paper/cardboard in a glass jar with a metal lid. If a glass jar is not available, use a sealable plastic bag.
NOTE: Since a plastic bag will not prevent the mercury vapor from escaping, remove the plastic bag(s) from the home after cleanup.
2. Use sticky tape, such as duct tape, to pick up any remaining small glass fragments and powder. Place the used tape in the glass jar or plastic bag.
3. Vacuuming of carpeting or rugs during cleanup is not recommended unless broken glass remains after all other cleanup steps have been taken. [NOTE: It is possible that vacuuming could spread mercury-containing powder or mercury vapor, although available information on this problem is limited.] If vacuuming is needed to ensure removal of all broken glass, keep the following tips in mind:
o Keep a window or door to the outdoors open;
o Vacuum the area where the bulb was broken using the vacuum hose, if available, and
o Remove the vacuum bag (or empty and wipe the canister) and seal the bag/vacuum debris, and any materials used to clean the vacuum, in a plastic bag.
4. Promptly place all bulb debris and cleanup materials, including vacuum cleaner bags, outdoors in a trash container or protected area until materials can be disposed of. Avoid leaving any bulb fragments or cleanup materials indoors.
5. Next, check with your local government about disposal requirements in your area, because some localities require fluorescent bulbs (broken or unbroken) be taken to a local recycling center. If there is no such requirement in your area, you can dispose of the materials with your household trash.
6. Wash your hands with soap and water after disposing of the jars or plastic bags containing bulb debris and cleanup materials.
7. Continue to air out the room where the bulb was broken and leave the H&AC system shut off, as practical, for several hours.
If you have further questions, please call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.
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Future Cleaning of Carpeting or Rugs: Air Out the Room During and After Vacuuming
1. The next several times you vacuum the rug or carpet, shut off the Heating & Air Conditioning system if you have one, close the doors to other rooms, and open a window or door to the outside before vacuuming. Change the vacuum bag after each use in this area.
2. After vacuuming is completed, keep the Heating & Air Conditioning system shut off and the window or door to the outside open, as practical, for several hours.
If you have further questions, please call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

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Cell Phone Towers & Your Health Problems?

Cell Phone Towers & Your Health Problems?

 

cell towerMany people have wondered if all of the Wireless / WiFi devices and cell phone towers are a problem.  Could there actually be harmful consequences.  That is what Carolyn Burkhardt wondered also.

In the June 19, 2015 edition of the Methow Valley News, Ann McCreary wrote a story about how one cell tower could bring devastating effects on one person – Carolyn Burkhardt.

Her remodeled cabin is in one of the remotest parts of Washington State – near Mazama.  I should know, I have visited this area many times over the years because relatives have built a cabin there also.  I could never get good reception because of the lack of cell towers in the area.

But Verizon has fixed that.

They build a huge, 120 foot tower (almost the height of a 10 story building) just 150 yards, across an open field, from Carolyn’s part-time residence. She was told that the cell tower would not be a problem.  But shortly after she moved there … “she experienced a racing heart, tinnitus (ringing in her ears) and a tingly feeling overall…”

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Is Your Cell Phone Giving you Headaches?

A retired nurse practitioner, she was also very concerned with “the rapid heart rate — tachycardia” — while she was in bed – only at the cabin and not at her permanent residence.  She also experienced …“buzzy feeling — imagine a lightning bolt not too far away… and found her temperature was about one degree higher…”

Since this was a part-time residence, she suffered none of these symptoms at her other residence.

She originally bought the property for hikers to stay at who were in the middle of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, calling it the “Ravensong’s Roost.” She had hiked the entire trail herself at age 20.

Burkhardt was told that the cell tower was harmless.  Now 60, she recalled how years ago they considered X-rays harmless as well.

If this was not bad enough, Verizon placed a request to upgrade the tower built in 2010 from six to nine antennas – increasing the electromagnetic radiation by 50%.

Sign for the Pacific Crest trail, with Mount Adams in background

Pacific Crest trail, with Mount Adams in background

A State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) checklist conducted in 2009 did not include evaluation of RF (wireless radiation) emissions from the tower before Verizon had built the tower.

Carolyn has appealed to the County to stop Verizon from upgrading the tower based on her health problems.

All Carolyn wanted was to relocate the tower to a “less populated” area – on a hillside.  Take it from me, there are many “less populated” areas near Mazama.

But in the July 30, 2015 edition of the Methow Valley News, Ann McCreary reported that unfortunately, Burkhardt lost her appeal.

“…Dan Beardslee, the county hearing examiner, cited Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations that prohibit state and local governments from regulating wireless service facilities like the Verizon tower “on the basis of the environmental effect of radio frequency emissions” if facilities comply with FCC emissions regulations…”

Scientist looking in a microscope while his colleague is writing in a laboratory

BioInitiative 2012 Report

I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg.  As the cellular network becomes even larger, with more and more powerful antennas, people will start to notice health issues at one location but not at another location – like Burkhardt.  This should alert us that electromagnetic radiation from cell towers could be the cause. One exhaustive report that supports this is called the BioInitiative 2012 Report. You can learn more about this at:

www.bioinitiative.org/

with over 3,900 peer reviewed, scientific articles.  It has been compiled by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs. It concluded that these levels of electromagnetic radiation, at levels lower than the antiquated FCC regulations, can have many detrimental biological effects on human, animals and even the environment.

If you are having unexplained health problems or just for precautionary reasons, go to

www.antennasearch.com/

This site will tell you how many towers, antennas, and who they are operated by, within a 4 mile radius of an address.  Inexpensive, homeowner meters can be used to determine how strong a particular cell tower is. You yourself can determine how close the antennas are and if they could be causing significant health problems – like Carolyn Burkhardt who is now living with them:

https://stopdirtyelectricity.com/meters-filters/

 

France & Electromagnetic Radiation in Schools

France & Electromagnetic Radiation in Schools

Eiffel Tower seen from along the Seine.

France Bans WiFi in Nursery Schools & Day Care

What does France know that WE don’t want to believe?
In an extraordinary move, France recently passed a bill that limits WiFi exposure for children and everyone else.
On January 29, 2015, the French National Assembly made history by passing a new national law to reduce exposures to wireless radiation electromagnetic fields.
The bill includes 14 major points that should raise concern about the safety of our children.
The article might be a bit long, but well worth the read.

Here it is. Go to the bottom for my comments.
Professor Annie Sasco, MD, DSc former Cancer Prevention Chief of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and a distinguished science adviser to Environmental Health Trust has this report about France’s new national law regulating electromagnetic field exposure.
1. WiFi Banned in Nursery Schools: WIFI and Wireless devices will be banned in “the spaces dedicated to home, to rest and activities of children under 3 years”.

2. WiFi Minimized in Schools: In schools for children up to 11 years, WiFi routers should be turned off when not in use for teaching purposes.

3. Schools Will be Informed: The board of the school should be informed when any new tech equipment is being installed in schools.

Young Girl Playing at Montessori/Pre-School

4. Cell Tower Emission Compliance Will Be Verified: A decree will define the limits of emission of equipment for electronic communications or transmission to which the public is exposed. These values can be verified by accredited organizations and results will be made accessible to the public through a National Radio Frequency Agency.

5. Citizens Will Have Access to Environmental/Cell Tower Radiation Measurements Near homes: Every resident may get access to the results of measurements for their living space. Conditions of information of the public as well as involvement of the local authorities are specified as are the steps to follow in case of disagreement.

6. Cell Antenna Maps For the Country: A description and map of the places with atypical (higher than the limits) places will be conducted at regular intervals with follow up of the actions being taken to limit the exposure. A map of all antennas will be produced for each town.


cell tower

7. Continued Evaluation of Health Effects: The National Radiofrequence Agency will be in charge of surveillance and vigilance, evaluating potential risks and setting up scientific research, including information on health effects.

8. SAR Radiation Labeling Mandated: The SAR of cell phones must be clearly indicated on the package.

9. Information on Reducing Exposures Mandatory: Information on ways to reduce exposure will be detailed in the contents of the cell phone package. .

Blog France WiFi Hot spot Dollar Photo10. WiFi Hotspots will be Labeled: Places where WIFI is provided should be clearly marked with a pictogram.

11. Advertisements Must Recommend Devices That Reduce Radiation Exposure to the Brain: Advertising for cell phones should clearly indicate the recommendation of hand free kits for protection of the head of the user and it will be included in the package. Advertising for cell phone not accompanied by such a kit is forbidden. Companies in violation will be fined 75,000 Euros ($83,850 US).

12. Children Must Be Provided Protection: At the request of the buyer, equipment reducing cell phone radiation exposures to the head for children less than 14 years should be provided.

13. The Public Will Be Informed: Within a year, a policy of information on awareness and information on a responsible and reasonable use of cell phones and other apparatus emitting radio frequencies will be set up.

14. Electrohyper-sensitivity Report To Be Submitted: Within a year, a report on electrohyper-sensitivity must be given to the Parliament.

I don’t know where to start.

We must take steps to protect our children from harmful radiation exposure whether or not the government or industries recognize the danger.

France has taken the first steps to reducing their Electromagnetic Radiation and improve their health. The updated Bioinitiative Report of 2012,

http://www.bioinitiative.org/

has over 3,900 scientific articles and papers which support what France has done.
There are many things you can do right now to reduce exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation and we would love to help you do that.
The Cadwallader Protocol was specifically designed with YOU in mind, to train and empower YOU to take control of this largely neglected health issue.
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