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…
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#StopDirtyElectricity #Cellphone #Radiation #Berkley 

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.”
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Oregon Passes State Bill On Wireless Radiation And Health In Schools

The state of Oregon has passed SB 283 “A bill relating to exposure to radiation in schools in this state; and declaring an emergency” Sen. Laurie Monnes-Anderson and advocate David Morrison have championed this issue for years.

This is the first bill in the United State with a focus on the health impact of wireless radiofrequency radiation in schools. During a March hearing, Morrison bought four boxes of documents with some of the thousands of independent studies concluding wireless radiation has biological effects.

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First in the Nation: Oregon Passes State Bill on Wireless Radiation and Health in School

#Oregon #EMF #StopDirtyElectricity #Health #Childrenshealth

Is ‘Digital Addiction’ a Real Threat to Kids?

“…The digital environment is shaping the individual’s behavior, often through methods that are intentionally exploitative or subconscious.”

Kids need to understand these methods that are being used to fix their attention, Dr. Radesky said, and there is a tremendous teaching opportunity in helping them understand the way the technology works — and works on them.

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#StopDirtyElectricity #Digitaladdiction #Health #mentalhealth

Can’t Break Free From Your Devices? ‘24/6’ Offers Guide For Healthier Living.

Can’t Break Free From Your Devices? ‘24/6’ Offers Guide For Healthier Living.
 
“…So much information right at our fingertips!
 
But it’s gotten out of control… We’re addicted, distracted, overloaded.
We have, as Jews, this incredible gift right in front of us — Shabbat — that is thousands of years old. It’s creating a temple in time. We really need to create sacred spaces…
But one needn’t be Jewish to observe an unplugged Shabbat.
It can work for anyone, from any background or belief. 
We are on information overload… We have to have a day where we’re not influenced by every single other thing.
We need to reclaim that space for ourselves, for our kids.”
 
-Tiffany Shlain
 
Mill Valley filmmaker Tiffany Shlain founded the Webby Awards (for websites), co-founded the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and is the executive director of Let It Ripple, a nonprofit that harnesses media and technology to engage people in conversation and action on complicated topics.
 
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#StopDirtyElectricity #DigitalShabbat #DigitalAddiction

Photographer Removes Our Smartphones To Show Our Strange And Lonely New World

We’re typically here to talk about the health ramifications of too much electronic exposure, but what about the effects on mental health?
Here’s some food for thought today. Check out the rest of the photo series here 
#StopDirtyElectricity #Digitalage