Letter to the Editor


Electronic devices may be hazardous

My new 200-page compilation titled “Possible Hazards of Cell Phones and Towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters, and Wireless Computers, Printers, Laptops, Mice, Keyboards, and Routers” is now online at commutefaster.com/vesperman.html.

Among the sample findings are that pregnant women and children should not be exposed to wireless radiation; cellphone use is much more dangerous for children because their skulls are a lot thinner; and brain cancer associated with cellphone use has replaced leukemia as the No. 1 child killer.

The California Medical Association, a group of 40,000 physicians in California and a member of the American Medical Association, issued a resolution in December 2014 stating that the Federal Communications Commission’s standards are “inadequate to protect human health” and “peer reviewed research has demonstrated adverse biological effects of wireless (electric and magnetic fields) including single and double stranded DNA breaks, creation of reactive oxygen species, immune dysfunction, cognitive processing effects, stress protein synthesis in the brain, altered brain development, sleep and memory disturbances, ADHD, abnormal behavior, sperm dysfunction, and brain tumors.”

At least a dozen studies confirm that four hours on a laptop can damage men’s sperm as well as DNA. Dermatologists now believe that regularly exposing the face to the light and electromagnetic radiation from smartphones can speed up aging and wrinkles.

The Wi-Fi systems in schools are typically hundreds of times more powerful than home computers. No telecommunication corporations or representatives have ever made the claim that Wi-Fi and other wireless devices used in schools are safe.

Insurance companies refuse to insure cellphone companies for health claims. Insurance companies are even modeling what a brain cancer epidemic between 2020 and 2030 will cost.

One smart meter (a city could have tens of thousands) can cover up to 125 square miles in radius. The California Public Utilities Commission has received over 2,000 complaints of smart meter health impacts.

My book’s recommendations for action are pertinent to Boulder City: Cell towers should be at least 1,500 feet from schools and residences. Sales of cellphones and smartphones to children under 18 should be banned as in the United Kingdom. Wi-Fi networks should be banned from schools as in Haifa, Israel.

Gary Vesperman