Cyprus Launches Cell Phone & Wireless Radiation Awareness Campaign

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Above Photo: From Ehtrust.org

Cyprus has launched an awareness campaign to educate the public on how to reduce wireless radiation exposures.  The campaign includes large scale signs on pubic buses with the slogan “Don’t Irradiate Me: Learn How to Protect Me” along with postersbrochures, and videos translated into both Greek and English.

The Campaign of the Cyprus Committee on Environment and Children’s Health is under the auspices of the Minister of Health Mr. C. Ioannou and in cooperation with the Cyprus Office of the Commissioner of Environment and the Press and Information Office, and with the participation of the Archbıshop Makarıos III Hospital. 

To see the Campaign presented on the Cyprus Committee on Environment and Children’s Health website click here. 

The Campaign was launched at a press conference on June 24, 2019, with recommendations include simple advice on how to protect children at home 

  1. Use wired connections for your devices (laptops, televisions, video game consoles, etc.); 2. Deactivate all wireless connections of your devices (Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth); 
  2. Turn the routers off at night and when not in use, especially when children are at home; 
  3. Deactivate your cell phones when you sleep; 
  4. Use your tablets, cell phone or other wireless devices only when needed, and keep a distance from children and pregnant women; 
  5. Prefer a landline telephone whenever possible. This applies both for adults as well as children; 
  6. Children should only use wireless devices for a limited time period proportionately to their age, and always in flight mode and with the Wi-Fi deactivated; 
  7. The use of cell phones is not recommended for children under 16 years of age. It must be limited and always with the use of a wired headset or speakerphone. 
  8. Demand that kindergarten and schools use only wired internet connection

The Campaign is featured on the website of the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health and offers educational resources such as posters and brochures with recommendations. The Committee is internationally renowned for their technology safety videos on wireless for parents, teenagers and pregnant women. Cyprus–along with France, Israel, Belgium, and French Polynesia- already has banned Wi-Fi from nursery schools and the country has decreed that Wi-Fi be removed from elementary schools. 

At the press conference, the President of the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health,  Dr. Stella Canna Michaelidou spoke about the need to use the basic tool of awareness. The Minister of Health expressed his full support for the Committee’s work pointing to scientific evidence demonstrating the harmful effects and basis for action from the of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Nicosia Declaration 2017 of the Cyprus Medical Association, the Vienna/Austrian Medical Chambers and the Cyprus Committee. In her address, the Commissioner of Environment, Mrs. Ioanna Panayiotou stressed that “there is an urgent need to inform and raise awareness about the need to drastically reduce the use and exposure of children and embryos to radiation. Especially at home and at school where children spend at least 60-90% of their time – depending on their age.” 

“Bus advertisements are an excellent way to get this message out. We applaud Cyprus for their strong investment in children’s health and disease prevention,” stated Theodora Scarato Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust which maintains the largest database of protective international action on wireless radiation.  

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  • voza0db

    This sounds just like the disclaimer Apple and others have in the user manual!

    It seems they are just this in order to later they can say “We did warn!”…

    Case Reports in Medicine
    Volume 2013, Article ID 354682, 5 pages

    Case Report
    Multifocal Breast Cancer in Young Women with Prolonged Contact between Their Breasts and Their Cellular Phones
    John G. West,1 Nimmi S. Kapoor,1 Shu-Yuan Liao,2 June W. Chen,3 Lisa Bailey,4 and Robert A. Nagourney5

    Abstract

    Breast cancer occurring in women under the age of 40 is uncommon in the absence of family history or genetic predisposition, and prompts the exploration of other possible exposures or environmental risks. We report a case series of four young women—ages from 21 to 39—with multifocal invasive breast cancer that raises the concern of a possible association with nonionizing radiation of electromagnetic field exposures from cellular phones. All patients regularly carried their smartphones directly against their breasts in their brassieres for up to 10 hours a day, for several years, and developed tumors in areas of their breasts immediately underlying the phones. All patients had no family history of breast cancer, tested negative for BRCA1 and BRCA2, and had no other known breast cancer risks. Their breast imaging is reviewed, showing clustering of multiple tumor foci in the breast directly under the area of phone contact. Pathology of all four cases shows striking similarity; all tumors are hormone-positive, low-intermediate grade, having an extensive intraductal component, and all tumors have near identical morphology. These cases raise awareness to the lack of safety data of prolonged direct contact with cellular phones.

  • William Johnson

    I haven’t been able to wrap my poor old mind around the dangers of 5G as yet, but I plan on looking into it in much greater detail as soon as I can. Really, why do we need 5G technology at all? When is fast fast enough? Shouldn’t we be slowing down just a bit by now so we can smell the roses better? Hasn’t so-called progress taken enough life already in the name of progress, as if progress, as defined by most has to be as unquestioned as an invisible man in the sky someplace who sees and hears all we do? Screw useless techno crap. 3G is what we have here in the middle of nowhere and that’s likely more than we need anyway.