Dafna Tachover is an attorney and former telecoms specialist for the Israeli Defence Force (IDF).

She led the Children’s Health Defense 5G & Wireless Harms Project. She’s a lawyer in New York and Israel, holds an MBA, and founded We Are The Evidence, advocating for rights of those harmed by wireless radiation. Her background includes wireless tech, gained from her service in the IDF as a telecom and computers officer, and as commander of the IDF’s Operations Center computer center.

Lawsuit victory

She sued the US government for ignoring safety studies surrounding the current 5G rollout.

And won.

Basically, Children’s Health Defense won a case against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its 1996 safety guidelines. The US Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC failed to consider non-cancer health risks and the impact on the environment. The court ordered the FCC to review its guidelines and address the evidence of harm presented in the case. CHD, along with the Environmental Health Trust, filed 11,000 pages of evidence, which the FCC had previously ignored.

Wireless radiation

Wireless radiation is a form of non-ionising radiation that is emitted by wireless devices such as:

  • cellphones,
  • bluetooth earphones,
  • laptops and
  • wifi routers.

Offciially, non-ionising radiation does not have enough energy to break chemical bonds in DNA, which is the main way that ionising radiation, such as x-rays and gamma rays, can cause cancer.

However, the potential health risks of wireless radiation are still being studied.

Dafna spoke to me about wireless technology, from wifi to bluetooth to 5G, explaining the dangers and harm it all causes.

Some generally good rules of thumb might be to

  • keep your phone away from your body when you’re not using it;
  • use a wired headset or speakerphone you’re talking on the phone;
  • turn off the wifi router when not in use;
  • keep your laptop away from your lap when you’re using it.

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