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Science Experiment by Grade-Schooler Shows That W-Fi Is Causing His Headaches and Deforms Growing Seeds
An eight-year-old boy in Almont, Michigan was getting severe headaches when seated near the wireless projector in his classroom. They were so severe, he would come home crying from the pain. When he was seated away from the projector, his headaches stopped. For many people, who are even more sensitive than he is, increased distance from wireless device does not help, because the radiation is permeating the environment around them. See this series of pictures and explanations for more information.
"I want to know why I get headaches when I'm around wireless devices but not the wires," Aiden Fitch says. "We use a laptop at home, and we have a television set, and it's only around wireless that I get the headaches." So Aiden did the same experiment a group of Danish high school students did last year. The Danes began the experiment with cress seeds after noticing that when they slept with their cellphones near their heads overnight, they had trouble focusing the next day. The picture from their experiment tells the story: The cress seeds alongside the routers did not grow at all, mutated, or died. Aiden Fitch found the same thing. He grew one set of seeds at home, next to a laptop computer without wireless. He grew the second set in a home that has wireless. The seeds grown next to the wireless router were deformed.
The sprouts tasted different as well. Garden cress is a fast-growing herb with a peppery, tangy flavor and smell. The seed which grew in a home without wireless tasted strong and peppery—so much so that Aiden had to run for a glass of water. The Wi-Fi seeds tasted "like water," Aiden said.
The Danish science experiment has attracted international attention from leading biologists and radiation experts, including Olle Johanssen, and may have us rethinking the proliferation of wireless devices in our homes.
Click here to read the story about the Michigan boy’s experiment that appeared in the Tri-City Times online.
Oh my...what's in WiFi?Second grader patterns science fair project after Danish experiment
Tri-City Times Online
by Catherine Minolli
April 02, 2014
ALMONT — When the school district rolled out the Ipads this year, Aiden Fitchett noticed something new; as he did when seated near the wireless projector any time a teacher used one for a presentation: headaches. Bad ones. Bad enough that the 8-year-old second grader would come home crying from the pain.
His mom, biologist Rachel Fitchett, made a correlation between Aiden's headaches and the circumstances: wireless fidelity waves or WiFi, which has been associated with causing physical effects in a small percentage of the population.
"I knew the health risks associated with WiFi and asked the teacher to relocate him and the headaches stopped," Rachel says.
While that was great, the situation still puzzled Aiden's inquisitive mind. So when Science Fair time rolled around he knew exactly what he wanted to delve into.
"I want to know why I get headaches when I'm around wireless devices but not the wires," Aiden says. "We use a laptop at home, and we have a television set, and it's only around wireless that I get the headaches."
So Aiden set about to answer his question. Patterning his experiment after a Danish experiment by a group of 9th grade students, Aiden and his mom bought some garden cress seeds, growing trays and napkins and got to work.
Aiden placed an equal amount of garden cress seeds atop two napkins, which he placed inside two growing trays. Each was watered until damp. One tray was placed six inches from a wired laptop which was kept on the whole time.
The other tray was placed six inches from a WiFi router in a neighbor's home which was turned on the whole time as well.
Both trays received sunlight from west windows, and both rooms were kept at 69 degrees. The trays were watered daily with the same amount of water.
After six days, the results—similar to those in the Danish experiment—were stunning.
"At first Aiden was excited as the seeds started to grow, but by the second to the last day one of his notations on the WiFi sprouts was 'strange,'" Rachel says.
In the Danish experiment, the cress seeds placed near the WiFi device did not sprout at all. While Aiden's WiFi seeds sprouted, they did not look anything like the robust sprouts growing in the wired room.
The sprouts tasted different as well. Garden cress is a fast-growing herb with a peppery, tangy flavor and smell. The wired seeds tasted strong and peppery—so much so that Aiden had to run for a glass of water. The WiFi seeds had little taste at all. In fact, Aiden said they tasted "like water."
"The garden cress are living and growing just like me," he says. "The ones by the WiFi were not healthy and looked crazy. Wireless devices must send things through the air that are not good for my body."
Aiden's mom tends to agree—although in more scientific terms.
"Results clearly showed reduced DNA repair capacity and cell proliferation , hence mimicking the growth of cancerous cells," she says. "The Garden Cress seeds exposed to wireless signals were in fact mutated and unhealthy."
Rachel believes when the wireless signals are intensified by use of multiple devices, so is the negative effect.
"The more that are together, the more concentrated the ill effects are," she says.
Aiden's headaches continued during computer class, so he has since been pulled.
"He's a very bright kid who excels in all subjects, Rachel says. "He doesn't need to get whatever it is they're getting in there."
Along with Aiden, Rachel and husband Matthew are parents of Caila, 6, Levi, 4, and Eliniah, 21 months.
For more information on the Danish experiment visit http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Andre_sprog/English/2013/05/17/130946.htm.
Catherine Minolli is Managing Editor of the Tri-City Times. She began as a freelance writer with the Times in 1994. She enjoys the country life, including raising ducks and chickens.
April 03, 2014 | 02:14 AM
I can not express how grateful I am that this article was in your paper. Although, I could only see it online, my friend who lives in Almont said this made the FRONT PAGE. I feel the increasing exposure between wifi virtually everywhere as well as increasing numbers of cell towers and the ever expanding smart grid/smart meters is causing a massive health crisis which has already begun. I have spent a lot of time studying this issue because I once thought this was all "no big deal" and "must be safe" but the evidence tells a different story. I truly hope that other local papers and media outlets as well as major media outlets will take a note from The Tri-City Times and also start covering this issue which affects all people.
Thank you again for covering this at a time when there is so much cover-up and denial.
Insurance firm rates risks from electromagnetic fields “high.” Predicts that results will not be seen for at least a decade.Specialists from the Emerging Risks team at leading global reinsurance firm, Swiss Re, are warning the insurance industry that “unforeseen consequences of electromagnetic fields” could lead to a raft of claims and significant product liability losses in the next 10 years. It rates risks as high as those from endocrine-disrupting chemicals and nanotechnology.
Here is an excerpt from their report.
Unforeseen consequences of electromagnetic fields
The ubiquity of electromagnetic fields (EMF) raises concerns about potential implications for human health, in particular with regard to the use of mobile phones, power lines or antennas for broadcasting. Over the last decade, the spread of wireless devices has accelerated enormously. The convergence of mobile phones with computer technology has led to the proliferation of new and emerging technologies.
This development has increased exposure to electromagnetic fields, the health impacts of which remain unknown. Anxiety over the potential risks related to EMF has risen. Studies are difficult to conduct, since time trend studies are inconsistent due to the still rather recent proliferation of wireless technology. The WHO has classified extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, such as radition emitted by cell phones, as potentially carcinogenic to humans (Class 2B carcinogen). Furthermore, a recent ruling by an Italian court suggested a link between mobile phone radiation and human health impairment. Overall, however, scientific studies are still inconclusive regarding possible adverse health effects of EMF.
If a direct link between EMF and human health problems were established, it would open doors for new claims and could ultimately lead to large losses under product liability covers. Liability rates would likely rise.
Risks are a moving target. They are constantly changing or newly developing. That makes it difficult to quantify and judge them. The earlier the insurance industry starts adapting to emerging risks, the better prepared it will be for tomorrow‘s challenges.Emerging Risks as “newly developing or changing risks that are difficult to quantify and could have a major impact on society and insurance industry”. By placing EMFs in the “high” category, it is suggesting that there may be potentially “high financial, reputational and/or regulatory impacts or significant stakeholder concern” in the next 10 years or more.
New Study Shows That Smart Meters Cause Individuals Previously Unaffected by Electromagnetic Fields to Become Ill
A case study of 92 individuals who were made ill by smart meters found that the vast majority were not electromagnetically hypersensitive until after installation of smart meters. The study’s author concludes that smart meters “may have unique characteristics that lower people’s threshold” and ability to withstand the harmful effects of electromagnetic frequency effects. This study, which is awaiting publication, is reported on by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine.
The AAEM has called for:
- A moratorium on smart meters and implementation of safer technology
- Avoidance of smart meter EMF/RF emissions based on health considerations, including the option to maintain analog meters
- Accommodation for health considerations regarding smart meters
- Physicians and health care providers to consider the role of EMF and RF in the disease process, diagnosis and treatment of patients.
Andrew Goldsworthy published this discussing a link between electromagatism and human health that was discovered over thirty years ago! A simple phenomenon that affects membrane permeability can explain all of these biological effects.
Letter debunking industry claims and the feeble attempts of the Maine Public Service Commission to claim that they have properly researched radiofrequency health effects.
Magnetic Neighborhood is an extremely informative blog written by a woman in Ann Arbor, Michigan who works as a data analyst in the health and social sciences.
The director of National Institute of Drug Abuse, Dr. Norma Volkow, has released a study finding that exposure to just 50 minutes of cell phone radiation stresses the brain, releasing free radicals and stress proteins that significantly reduce brain function—and may cause tumors. Smart meters expose us to radiation 24/7. No one is on their cell phone 24/7.
Smart Meter Health Alert Numerous stories of people whose health was fine until a smart meter was put on their home or apartment building.
Photos of Blood Shows Observable Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation from Smart Meters
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Terms to Know
Advanced meter: smart meter (term used by DTE to hide the fact it is a smart meter).
AMI meter and AMI program: another name for the smart meter and the smart meter program. AMI stands for advanced metering infrastructure.
Blood-brain barrier: EMFs can cause the blood-brain barrier to be breached, allowing toxins to enter the brain. Toxin entry is thought to be partially responsible for Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s.
Dirty electricity: spiky, pulsed electromagnetic field generated by smart meters that rides through building wiring and permeates the building’s rooms. Responsible for many of the health problems seen with smart and digital meters.
Electromagnetic fields (EMFs): consist of an electrical field and a magnetic field. Fields are created by the flow of electrical current through the wire, sunlight, etc.
Electromagnetic frequency: examples are 60 Hz electrical current of your home, RF of a cell phone. Often used interchangeably with electromagnetic field.
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS): sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. Symptoms are complex and involve all bodily systems
Hydrogen bonds: Electrostatic bonds that help hold the DNA double helix together. Breakage of hydrogen bonds may cause changes in DNA that can lead to cancer. RF and other EMFs may disrupt the Hydrogen bonds.
Meter upgrade: the installation of an advanced (smart) meter on your home by DTE.
Microwave radiation: the type of radiation emitted by smart meters. Known to cause biological harm.
Non-transmitting meter: another name for the DTE and Consumers opt-out meters.
Opt-out meter: this is a smart meter. The only thing that is different is the radio-transmitter is turned off. It still generates dirty electricity, it still retains the two antennas, and it is only incrementally less harmful to your health. It can still record detailed information about your electrical usage.
Radio-disabled meter: another name for the DTE opt-out meter.
Radio-off meter: another name for the DTE opt-out meter.
Radiofrequency (RF): high-frequency electromagnetic waves in the range of 10 MHz to 300 Ghz. All wireless devices, including smart meters, cell phones, and Wi-Fi emit RF.
Switched mode power supply: contained in all smart meters, it creates dirty electricity.
van der Waals bonds: an extremely weak electromagnetic force that helps hold the DNA double helix together. Breakage of the van der Waals bond may cause changes in DNA that can lead to cancer. RF and other EMFs can disrupt the van der Waals bonds.