Thank You

 

Thank you for your support! Your donation goes to help educate people about wireless devices so that they use them more safely and prevent potential health consequences. Your gift enables the Center for Safer Wireless to continue with its mission, and we are extremely grateful for your support.

A memorial gift is a wonderful testament to the life of a valued family member or friend who passed on. It is a terrific way to remember a special person while helping others.

When you donate to the Center for Safer Wireless in honor of a friend or loved one, we will notify the family of your generosity. Please fill out the information below. You will receive an acknowledgement of your tax-deductible donation.

 

 

"In Memory of" Donation Form

 

 

 

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A donation in honor of a friend or family member is a wonderful way to demonstrate his/her importance in your life while helping others.

When you donate to the Center for Safer Wireless in honor of a friend or loved one, we will notify this person via email of your generosity. We do not disclose the amount unless you request it.

Please fill out the information below. We will send you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation. Thank you.

 

 

"In Honor of" Donation Form

 

 

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A charitable bequest is a distribution from your estate to a charity through your last will and testament. There are several types of bequests. For each bequest, you must use specific language to indicate the precise direction of your assets in order to successfully complete your final desires. Please remember to name the recipient properly. 

Suggested Language

We have provided below suggested clauses for your use.  Other suggested language can be tailored to your needs by your attorney in consultation with the Center for Safer Wireless. 

1. Specific

I give, devise and bequeath [identify a specific sum of money or a specific asset] to the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA, 20168 to be used for the benefit of the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA 20168, in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may direct.

2. Residuary

I give, devise and bequeath all [or a portion – for example, fifty percent (50%)] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA, 20168, to be used for the benefit of the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA, 20168, in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may direct.

3. Contingent

In the event that [insert name of primary beneficiary] shall not survive me, or shall die ninety (90) days from the date of my death, then I give, devise and bequeath [identify here a specific sum of money, a specific asset or the portion of the residual estate that would have been given to the primary beneficiary] to the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA, 20168, to be used for the benefit of the the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA, 20168, in such a manner as the Board of Directors thereof may direct.

4. Restricted

I give, devise and bequeath [identify here the specific sum of money, the specific asset or the portion of the residual estate] to the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA, 20168, to be used for the benefit the Center for Safer Wireless, P.O. Box 166, Haymarket, VA, 20168, specifically for [describe the primary purpose, such as general operating purposes or a program].

Use general language so that the restriction is not so limited as to prevent the Center for Safer Wireless from applying the money in the most efficient way. If it is determined by the Board of Directors of the Center for Safer Wireless that all or part of the gift is no longer needed, or for any reason cannot be used for the stated purpose, then such portion of the gift may be used for other related purposes, which the Board of Directors deems to be in the best interests of the Center for Safer Wireless, giving consideration to the original purposes described above.

 

 

Forms of Radiation

Radiation is energy in motion radiating away from its source. This form of energy is expressed as wavelengths along the electromagnetic spectrum.  With visible light dividing them, radiation is broken down into ionizing and nonionizing radiation.

Ionizing vs. Nonionizing Radiation

Ionizing radiation has short wavelengths that have enough power to knock neutrons off their nuclear orbits and can cause permanent damage on the cellular level such as genetic mutations and cancer.

Nonionizing radiation has longer wavelengths with generally less power. Wireless technology operates by using radiofrequency radiation which is nonionizing radiation. Radiofrequency radiation, also known as microwave radiation, uses nonthermal levels of radiation, which do not heat living tissue.  Common wireless products run on radiofrequency radiation, also called wireless radiation.

Thermal levels of radiation heat living tissue and cause harmful biological effects. Wireless safety standards are based on the technology using nonthermal levels, thought to be safe because it doesn't heat tissue.

Some scientists point to research indicating biological changes in DNA, leakage in the blood brain barrier, and other reported health effects from exposure to radiofrequency radiation.  These scientists are calling for biologically-based safety standards for wireless technology.

This graph depicts the electromagnetic spectrum with both  frequencies and wavelengths associated with products and technology.

Wireless Products Operate at the Microwave Level

Cell phones, cordless phones, smart meters, pagers, radar, Wi-Fi, baby monitors, and satellite communications function by using different radiofrequencies at the microwave level.  A microwave oven may come to your mind when you read the term microwave.  Microwaves used in wireless signaling are different from microwave ovens due to frequency, power, and heat.  Cell phones operate at 700 to 2500 MHz (mega hertz) while microwave ovens function at 2450 MHz.  Microwave ovens obviously generate heat while wireless products don't.  Basically, microwave ovens use high frequency and high power, and cell phones use high frequency and low power.

How is a Radio Wave Different from a Microwave?

Radio waves are low levels of transmission power enabling signals to and from your cell phone.  These non-ionizing frequencies in the few hundered MHz range are safe.  But when the signal strength grows to 800 MHz and higher, these waves become microwaves. The older cordless house and office phones were a few hundred MHz of radio waves, but the more you moved from the base, the weaker the signal. You would soon lose the call, or it would break up.  Today cordless phones are 900 MHz and higher so that you don't lose calls when moving from room to room, and you can even go outside. These phone operate in the microwaves/infrared waves of radiating power.

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