WORTHINGTON'S ACTION ITEM:
WHAT CAN WE DO?
We can commit to join the growing radiation
awareness movement and continue with urgent purpose
to educate ourselves and others. We can employ
digital and audio radiation detectors to help
safeguard our personal health and to demonstrate the
ceaseless brutality of ubiquitous wireless radiation
which threatens the genetic integrity of future
generations. We can promote emerging technologies
that could make communications technologies safer.
We can demand that federal radiation exposure
standards be updated and that wireless emissions
from transmitters be drastically reduced. We can
demand routine compliance testing at all transmitter
sites. We can see to it that people living and
working near transmitters be given opportunity to
report their illnesses in national surveys, needed
right now for proper epidemiological studies.
Federal communications law must be rewritten so that
local jurisdictions can regain their right to
consider health and environment when reviewing
wireless siting applications.
Each of us can break the seductive, but oppressive
ourselves. We can play no game, use no Internet
system, make no trivial phone call that necessitates
enlarging America’s dense forest of wireless
transmitters. If no one buys WiMAX-enabled devices
and related services, the system will fail. Whenever
possible, we can go back to old-fashioned corded
phones and message machines and patience which made
yesteryear a far more healthy time. We can encourage
others to contact us by land line only. Can we enjoy
a leisurely conversation knowing that an irradiated
caller risks disease and disability for mindless
chatter? What good is wireless convenience if it
means being ultimately tethered to a hospital bed?
We can teach our children that health is more
important than passing convenience and instant
According to OSHA, no environment should be
hazardous. Backed by current scientific knowledge,
we can refuse to work or shop in an environment
which endangers our health. We can demand that
megahertz and gigahertz cordless phones, walkie
talkie radios, WLAN and WiFi systems be removed from
schools, offices, hospitals and any public place
where people are grossly irradiated without their
informed consent. Second hand smoke is bad; second
hand radiation is worse.
We wish to thank the courageous radiation victims
interviewed for this report who have generously
revealed the details of their personal suffering in
order to warn others. Following their example, we
must continue undaunted in the moral quest to
protect the national health and restore the world to
sanity before it is too late. Should we tend to feel
overwhelmed and should we be tempted to complicate
the desperately important tasks at hand, we can
remember to simplify.
The crux of the matter--reduced to its DNA -- is
We try, or we fry.