Exposure to Wi-Fi examined at Sooke Awareness Film Night

Generation Zapped investigates potential effects of wireless technology

Children and teenagers are vulnerable, but we are all exposed to Wi-Fi radiation that is emitted during everyday use of tablets, cellphones, laptops and wireless routers at home and in classrooms, offices and businesses.

On Dec. 13, Awareness Film Night presents the newly-released film Generation Zapped which investigates the potential effects of wireless technology on our health and well-being as well as on the physical and emotional development of children.

Generation Zapped brings together Canadian and international experts, including a brain development researcher, oncologists, a pediatric neurologist, public health specialists and a pediatric cancer researcher speaking out about the growing mountain of scientific evidence on the health, developmental and social effects of prolonged exposure to wireless technology.

“As a mother of teenagers, I am concerned with the shadow side of wireless technology on our children, the increased health risks and how it is sociologically impacting children’s development and behavior,” said filmmaker Sabine El Gemayel

“I love technology and the many conveniences it has offered us, yet I believe that increased transparency is vital. I invite audiences to consider the case for honouring the precautionary principle: slow down, turn it off at night and plug it in.”

Being aware of these dangers could be unsettling to those of us who, likewise, are lovers of technology, but Generation Zapped also provides hope by suggesting simple how-to guidelines for protecting and safeguarding ourselves and our families from these potentially accumulative

Protecting and safeguarding will also be the focus of a post-screening question-and-answer with Katharina Gustav.

Gustav believes that electromagnetic fields matter. After performing hundreds of EMF and RF radiation assessments and with her background in environmental and occupational health, building biology and nutrition, she knows that even small changes can have major positive effects, and she develops strategies on how to measurably reduce exposure.

Gustav recently translated the EMF Guideline for the Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment of EMF-related Health Problems and Illnesses by the European Academy for Environmental Medicine.

The film night will be held at the EMCS theatre. The movie starts at 7 p.m., but Gustav will be there early to answer questions prior to the film, as well as leading the post-screening discussion and answering questions raised after seeing the film. Admission is by donation.

For more information, please go online to www.awarenessfilmnight.ca. Please consider bringing a food item for the EMCS students’ 10,000 Tonight drive for the Sooke Food Bank being held on the same evening.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Fiddler on the Roof brings timely message to Oak Bay stage

Musical starts Friday in Dave Dunnet Theatre

UPDATED: Pat Bay Highway blockade ends three hours later

About 80 people from four major Peninsula First Nations blocking major highway

Saanich students get on board Walking School Bus

Rogers Elementary students led by teachers and Saanich Police in new initiative

City of Langford rebrands, announces several projects

‘Langford, where it all happens’ is the City’s new slogan

Central Saanich Police prepared for afternoon shut-down of Highway 17

Sgt. Paul Brailey questions efficacy of protest

VIDEO: Province promotes ‘lifting each other up’ on 13th annual Pink Shirt Day in Victoria

Students, MLAs, community members gathered at B.C. Parliament Buildings Wednesday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Feb. 25

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Prepare for new coronavirus like an emergency, health minister advises

About 81,000 people around the world have now become ill with COVID-19

B.C. residents in Wet’suwet’en territory have right to police presence: Public Safety Minister

Nevertheless, Bill Blair said officials remain ‘very anxious’ for the barricades to come down

Winnipeg police investigating graffiti on RCMP and other buildings

Manitoba Justice Minister Cliff Cullen denounced the vandalism

B.C. seniors’ watchdog calls for better oversight after recent problems at Retirement Concepts care homes

‘There is no financial incentive right now to be a good operator’ - Isobel Mackenzie

Trucking company fined $175K for Kootenay creek fuel spill

Decision handed down last Friday in Nelson court

B.C. Liberals call for ban on foreign funds to pipeline protesters

Sierra Club, Wilderness Committee back Coastal GasLink blockades

Most Read