A great cartoon about smart phones

Is humour the best way to pass along a serious message?

I hope you enjoy the cartoon at the link below:


I certainly did.


NB:  if you are interested in cell phones, you can go to www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz and type “phone” (without the speech marks) into the search box.


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A great present for someone who has (almost) everything

If you have a friend or relative who has virtually everything…here is a novel idea for a present for them.

A phone.  But not just any phone.

NOT a microwave-emitting cell phone that may increase their risk of developing a brain tumour (or a perhaps breast cancer in the case of women who may unwisely carry a mobile phone around in their bra.)

NOT a cordless phone – because cordless phones also use a microwave transmission frequency.  Moreover the bases for many models of cordless phones also transit microwave radiation into your home 24/7.  (Research shows that use of a cordless phone may also carry increased risk of brain tumours. )

A good old fashioned landline phone with a cord  allows people to communicate with their friends without microwaving their brain. 

A traditional phone with a cord is safe for children to use.  (Many scientists who are familiar with the literature on microwave radiation and health recommend that children DO NOT USE cell phones or cordless phones.)

So does a phone with a cord make a good gift idea?  I think so.

What do you think?


NB: I have no financial interest in companies that manufacture phones or provide landline services.


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Love Golden Bay? Please help preserve its wildlife and people

Below is a special message from Golden Bay residents who are fighting to protect their beautiful environment and the health of the local residents and wildlife from the threat of a cell phone tower that Vodafone wants to erect on a site of outstanding natural beauty.

More information on this issue may be found at this page: https://www.facebook.com/GBNaturalandLinked

Please consider supporting this appeal and also forwarding this link to anyone else who may want to do likewise.  Many thanks.


Approximately two years ago Vodafone proposed a cellphone tower on a coastal ridgeline in an area of outstanding natural beauty in Golden Bay, New Zealand situated next to the Abel Tasman National Park with world class views. The proposed site  was recommended to be preserved as an outstanding natural landscape and is home to  two health and sustainable living retreats, numerous nature trails, wildlife and endangered birds.

In a world of over development, our aim is to preserve this rare natural landscape for people to have a space to retreat  away from visual and electro-magnetic pollution and we wish for future generations to still be able to enjoy nature’s playground.

In a public submission process 75% of submitters were against this particular site for a tower. Vodafone has chosen to circumvent the public process and have used unethical ways to get their tower approved under a “permitted activity” rule, telling half truths to local council and the public.

Golden Bay Natural and Linked are up against the “BIG” guys...the multi-national companies and the government and we can only preserve this space with your help.

We need to raise $20,000 for Environment court proceedings against Vodafone on abuse of process and the local council on inaccurate rule interpretation. This case is a precedent for both local and international regulation on cellphone towers and the liberal relations of governments and telco’s.

We are an independent Incorporated Society, formed to protect, conserve and manage our environment . We can only proceed with this campaign by raising funds to pay for our environmental attorney and legal expenses.

All donations from anywhere in the world are automaticly made in $AU because of the websites settings.

We will express our gratitude to the the highest donor with a free week stay at the Anahata Yoga Retreat  where you can enjoy the yogic lifestyle and connect with this beautiful and hopefuly EMF free zone!


Please donate whatever you can to:

– GoFundMe: http://www.gofundme.com/cellphonetowerfree



Cell phone safety infographic (Must-read for everyone with a cell phone!)

The website http://www.thrivemovement.com/ has a recent post on the cell phone safety issue that is a must read for everyone with a cell phone. Here’s the introduction to the post…

By Kimberly Carter Gamble  13 Sept. 2014

When cell phones first came out, I used to hold mine directly up to my ear for what amounted to hours a day. A few years ago, I had surgery for removal of cancer in the exact spot I held my phone. I can’t prove direct causation, but that’s when I started looking into the possible ramifications of radiation from cell phones.

After that, I started reading the small print that came with the cell phones I bought and noticed even they had warnings about the radiation. But it took some real sleuthing to find it. Take Apple, for example; the manual tells you to go to the Apple website for a detailed explanation of safety. After sorting thru looking for the right link, you open the document where it tells you to go look on your phone. To access the info on the phone, you go to Settings > General > About > Legal > RF Exposure. It’s pretty daunting, and within the info, they refer you back to their website for more info on their testing. The process is quite a run-around.

Knowing that not everyone has the time or inclination to do the research needed to figure out what’s true and what habits would help keep us all safer, the THRIVE team created this infographic for you to see and share.

The infographic is below:


Please note that when it suggests a wired headset for a cell phone, the best type of wired headset is an air tube headset and when speaking from a landline, use a traditional landline with a cord, as cordless DECT phones were shown in one study to have similar cancer risks to cell phones.

NB:  While you can keep yourself safer by following the advice on the infographic, ideally cell phone use should be minimised as the more people who use cell phones, the more cell phone infrastructure is needed to support the use of the phones, and cell phone towers themselves appear to be a cancer risk.


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Link to original source post: http://www.thrivemovement.com/cell-phones-more-than-voice-in-your-ear.blog

Doctor fired after warning of cell phone cancer risks

Dr Annie Sasco, who worked for INSERM (France’s national institute for health and medical  research) has been fired after she spoke out about the cancer risks from cell phones at a conference where she delivered a lecture on childhood cancer.


You can read more about this (and also follow links to conference proceedings) at this link:b