Clarkson University undergrads recently began investigating a link between poor indoor air quality and reported home hauntings.
Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Shane Rogers said human experiences reported in many hauntings are similar to mental or neurological symptoms reported by some individuals exposed to toxic molds. It is known that some fungi, such as rye ergot fungus, may cause severe psychosis in humans.
Rogers is working with a group of undergraduate students to measure air quality in several reportedly haunted places around the North Country, including the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, N.Y. The team will gather data at several locations throughout the spring and summer and will publish their results at the end of the study.
Read more about this fascinating study here.
Unlike a traditional open house hosted by real estate agents giving tours of a completed building, a behind the wall tour occurs during construction to show a work in progress. The October 4th tour exposed the “deep green” components of VIDA, Isola Homes’ 15 unit row home development in Seattle’s Central District.
VIDA’s behind the wall tours were led by members of the project team including, Brian Byrne (Construction Manager) for Isola Homes; Dana Stream (Sustainable Lifestyle Consultant), Michael Cleveland (Green Building Adviser), and Steve Davis (Environmental Home Inspector) of Lifestream Solutions; Jay Miller (Managing Broker) for Alchemy Real Estate; and Eva Otto (Managing Ecobroker) at Infiniti RED.
In addition to a tour of the various building biology components of the building design, Stream was available to discuss VIDA’s community development program.
You can see more about the project here.
With the increasing usage of and reliance on EMR-emitting devices, the debate about potential health risks continues to rage. Unfortunately, like the cigarette industry in decades past, electronics manufacturers continue to obfuscate and deny in order to preserve their multi-billion dollar businesses.
The message is getting out despite industry pressure, and people are beginning to demand tools with which to minimize their risks. Enter Cary Subel and Alaey Kumar, two 26 year-olds from Southern California. The pair used crowdfunding to create a line of cell phone and laptop cases that can reduce exposure by up to 99%.
You can read the full article here.
On October 9, 2015, Governor Brown of California signed Senate Bill 655. This act adds a section to the civil code that adds mold to the list of conditions that are enforceable in California housing. Put simply, if visible mold is detected by a code enforcement or health officer, the state government can direct remediation which, and this directive is now enforceable by law.
You can read the text of this groundbreaking bill here.
Katie Singer’s excellent newsletter An Electronic Silent Spring recently published a great article on the grass-roots movement that arose in response to AT & T’s effort at erecting a 75-foot cell tower on church property, next to a protected nature area. It offers a practical road map for other communities to follow, and is well worth the read.
You can find it here.
Leading expert scientists and doctors who are advisors of the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) have sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and incoming acting Secretary John King detailing children’s unique vulnerability to the health risks of wireless technology. The scientists outline specific steps the U.S. Department of Education can take to safeguard children’s health in the 21st century, such as choosing safe corded (non-wireless) technology and creating a national education program for students. The scientists applaud the fact that such efforts are already well implemented in several schools and countries and call on the United States to take a leadership role.
You can read the entire release here, and the original letter here.
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On May 18th of this year, an international group of eminent scientists, doctors, and educators released the 2015 Brussels International Scientific Declaration on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
This extraordinary document affirms what many of us already know:
- that a high and growing number of persons are suffering from EHS and MCS worldwide
- that EHS and MCS affect women, men and children;
- that on the basis of the presently available peer-reviewed scientific evidence of adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and various chemicals, and on the basis of clinical and biological investigations of patients, EHS is associated with exposure to EMFs and MCS with chemical exposure;
- that many frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum (radio- and microwave frequencies as well as low and extremely low frequencies) and multiple chemicals are involved in the occurrence of EHS and MCS respectively;
The unprecedented list continues, and ends by calling on “all national and international bodies and institutions, more particularly the World Health Organization (WHO), to recognize EHS and MCS as true medical conditions which acting as sentinel diseases may create a major public health concern in years to come worldwide i.e. in all the countries implementing unrestricted use of electromagnetic field-based wireless technologies and marketed chemical substances.”
Read the entire statement here
There are an increasing number of resources available for those who want to limit their exposure to EMR. One of the best is The BabySafe Project.
The BabySafe Project was founded when over 100 physicians, scientists and public health professionals from around the world joined together to release a statement expressing their concern about the risks that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy. You can read their statement here:
They’ve also released a fantastic brochure in PDF format titled What You Need to Know About Wireless Radiation and Your Baby. You can download it here.