Electronics in the bedroom: Why it’s necessary to turn off before you tuck in.

 

Electronics, Light and the Science of Sleep

There is robust scientific data documenting the role of light in promoting wakefulness. Photoreceptors in the retina sense light and dark, signaling our brain about the status of the outside world and aligning our circadian rhythms (centered in a small region of the hypothalamus called the suprachiasmatic nucleus) to the external day-night cycle. This signaling of light and dark helps us to be alert in the morning and be able to fall asleep at the appropriate time at night. The power of light as an alerting agent is easily conceptualized when we think of the sun, but may be more difficult to appreciate when considering the light emitted from a tablet or smartphone.

Nonetheless, careful studies have shown that even our small electronic devices emit sufficient light to miscue the brain and promote wakefulness. As adults we are subject to these influences and our children are particularly susceptible.

Children, Electronics and Sleep

The increasing prevalence of electronics in children’s bedrooms creates a culture of evening engagement and light exposure that negatively impacts sleep time, sleep quality and daytime alertness. Literature shows that:

  • Children using electronic media as a sleep aid to relax at night have been shown to have later weekday bedtimes, experience fewer hours of sleep per week and report more daytime sleepiness.
  • Adolescents with a bedroom television have later bedtimes, more difficulty initiating sleep and shorter total sleep times.
  • Texting and emailing after lights outs, even once per week, dramatically increases self-reported daytime sleepiness among teens.
  • Not all electronic usage is recreational as the burden of homework is great for many of our children and their work is often completed on the computer, a significant light source late in the evening.
  • Increased academic demands, busy social and extracurricular schedules and the lure of entertainment conspire to keep our children electronically engaged at night.

Many children are not fulfilling basic sleep requirements and adequate sleep is essential for growth, learning, mood, creativity and weight control.  Understanding the influence of light and evening engagement on sleep is the first step in helping parents address the dilemma of electronics in the bedroom.

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Video Interview: How To Reduce Your Radiation Exposure

 

 

Cell Phone Radiation Right To Know

“Electromagnetic radiation is the tobacco of our digital age, and, like tobacco, IT CAN KILL YOU.”
-Bill Cadwallader MBA, EMRS Author of EXPOSED. 

A new law requires mobile phone retailers to warn consumers at the point of sale that carrying mobile phones in pockets and bras could present radiation health risks.

Enact the “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” Law by sending the following text to your representatives:

SAMPLE CELL PHONE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW
The (town, city or county) of ______________ requires that you be provided the following notice:
“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio-frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal safety guidelines for exposure to RF radiation.
Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”

Source HERE

#StopDirtyElectricity #RightToKnow

Enact the “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” Law in Your Community!

Enact the “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” Law in Your Community!

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the City of Berkeley, California’s “Cell Phone Right-to-Know” law. This law requires mobile phone retailers to warn consumers at the point of sale that carrying mobile phones in pockets and bras could present radiation health risks.
Today, send this sample municipal law to your town, city or county elected officials:

SAMPLE CELL PHONE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW

The (town, city or county) of ______________ requires that you be provided the following notice:

“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio-frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal safety guidelines for exposure to RF radiation.
Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”

Source: https://www.5gcrisis.com/…/u-s-supreme-court-rejects-ctia-c…
#StopDirtyElectricity #RightToKnow

24 Hours Without My Phone

In 2008, Tiffany Shlain’s father, Leonard, was diagnosed with brain cancer, and she began to change her use of technology when the two of them were together. “Some days he would have only one good hour,” she later wrote in the Harvard Business Review, “and I didn’t want to be distracted when I was with him, so I’d turn off my cellphone.”
Find out the rest of the story here, it’s really incredible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Delete The Siri Recordings Apple Has Saved Of You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apple is giving users more control over data. “In July, Apple admitted it had been storing and listening to users’ interactions with the digital assistant as a way of improving Siri. The recordings didn’t have identifiable information, but could potentially contain private conversations. Shortly thereafter, Apple paused the program and promised to give users the option to opt in to it, which we’re now seeing in iOS 13.2…”

We care about your privacy, and wanted to share the rest of this article with you HERE. 

Smart Homes Might Be Getting Too Smart– Start Worrying.

Commentary:
“When better features mean worse ethics, should we change what we buy?
An Amazon Echo is across the room, and I’m playing a recording of the wake word “Alexa” over and over again at various decibel levels. It’s a relatively simple test — one that I’ve performed in some shape many times over the years — and I’m consistently impressed. Smart speakers like Amazon’s growing roster of Echos and Google’s Home and Nest devices, it turns out, are really good at listening to you. Like really good.

In testing the newest Echo Dot, for instance, I could stand 30 feet away and speak at a low level, and Alexa would still respond. But could a better design make a smart speaker worse for the customer?

There’s not a simple answer to that question, but it’s a question we need to be asking nonetheless — and not just about smart speakers…”
Check out the rest of the article here:
https://www.cnet.com/…/smart-homes-might-be-getting-too-s…/…

10 Examples of Electromagnetic Energy

10 Examples of Electromagnetic Energy
Where are exposures coming from and what can we do about them?

  1. Nature and direct current
  2. Basic electricity and dirty electricity (Alternating Currents)
  3. Radio and TV towers
  4. Smart Phones
  5. WiFi / Routers / Bluetooth
  6. Cell Towers
  7. Microwaves
  8. Light, light, light
  9. X-rays

10. Gamma Rays and Cosmic Rays.

A little + a little + a little = a LOT.
Check out the rest of this brilliant and informative article by our very own Lois Cadwallader! HERE 

Thank you to Electricsense.com for the post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berkley Cell Phone Right To Know…

Berkley California: (Where some notable revolutions and thinking has come from) passed The Berkeley Cell Phone Right To Know city ordinance, requiring sellers to inform customers that keeping a device in a pocket or bra could lead to radiation exposure that exceeds federal guidelines.
 
For years, cell-phone manufacturers have vigorously resisted state and local government attempts to require warning signs about radiation exposure even though their own user manuals advise caution about carrying or holding the phone close to your body while it’s transmitting. These warnings are buried deep in the tiny print of cell phone manuals…
Wait Until 8th: Let Them Be Kids A Little Longer

Wait Until 8th: Let Them Be Kids A Little Longer

Why do we do what we do? Because we want to help people, especially the most vulnerable people, children.
So we wanted to share this:
“The Wait Until 8th pledge empowers parents to rally together to delay giving children a smartphone until at least 8th grade. Smartphones are distracting and potentially dangerous for children yet are widespread in elementary and middle school because of unrealistic social pressure and expectations to have one.
 
These devices are quickly changing childhood for children. Playing outdoors, spending time with friends, reading books and hanging out with family is happening a lot less to make room for hours of snap chatting, instagramming, and catching up on You Tube.”
Find out more here: