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Join Us Virtually for Our Next 2021 Film! The Jackson Hole Environmental Health Trust Film Series Presents “Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story “Watch the film for free from June 23 to June 30, 2021

Live Q&A With Film Director Soozie Eastman Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 7:00 p.m. MT
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Register to Receive the Streaming Link on June 23!WHAT IS “OVERLOAD”?
Before starting a family, Soozie Eastman, daughter of an industrial chemical distributor, embarks on a journey to find out the levels of toxins in her body and discover if there is anything she or anyone else can do to change them. Soozie has just learned that hundreds of synthetic toxins are now found in every baby born in America and the government and chemical corporations are doing little to protect citizens and consumers.
With guidance from world-renowned physicians and environmental leaders, interviews with scientists and politicians, and stories of everyday Americans, Soozie uncovers how we got to be so overloaded with chemicals and explores whether there is anything we can do to take control of our exposure.
Just as she feared, extensive blood testing reveals alarming levels of chemicals such as organophosphates and PBDEs in her body, so she undertakes a rigorous detox regimen of dietary changes, exercise, and informed product choices designed to manage and minimize her toxic body burden. But can she hit the reset button or is it too late?
Register to watch this film at your convenience between June 23-30, 2021, and be amazed by what you learn! Then join us on June 23, 2021, at 7:00 p.m MT for a discussion with the film’s director Soozie Eastman.
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WHAT: “Overload: America’s Toxic Love Story,” the third film presented in the 2021 Jackson Hole Environmental Health Trust Film Series DATE: Streaming Wednesday, June 23, 2021, to Wednesday, June 30, 2021.LIVE EVENT: Discussion and Q&A With Film Director Soozie Eastman Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 7:00 p.m. MT
REGISTRATION: Registration is free but if did not register previously for our film, then you must register to receive the streaming link. REGISTER TO WATCH “OVERLOAD: AMERICA’S TOXIC LOVE STORY” WATCH THE TRAILERWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Overload’ leads viewers along an entertaining personal journey, beginning with the startling discovery that we each carry hundreds of synthetic chemical ingredients in our bodies that are commonly used in consumer products, without any effective regulatory oversight or understanding of the consequences. … As conscious consumers, we have the potential collective power to help drive changes that ripple further out into our communities and the industries that are the ultimate source of the problem.”— Charlie Cray, Senior Research Specialist, Greenpeace USA
“Soozie’s personal journey to learn about and reduce her exposure to harmful chemicals in everyday products is illuminating. Overload highlights that we each have the power to make meaningful changes to protect our health. Her experiences also underscore the need for governments and corporations to step up and remove these chemicals from the marketplace.”— Dr. Katie Pelch, Senior Scientist, The Endocrine Disruption Exchange REGISTER TO WATCHABOUT SOOZIE EASTMAN
Soozie Eastman is a documentary filmmaker and short film producer. During her time at Chapman University completing her MFA in producing for television and film, she returned to her hometown of Louisville, KY., to produce and direct “By The Wayside, ”a feature length documentary about the city’s homeless.
The film won several awards and Soozie went on to work under Michael Ovitz (founder CAA, former president ABC/Disney) and Janet Yang (Producer “The Joy Luck Club” and “People vs Larry Flynt”). She was post-production accountant and festival liaison for “Dark Matter,” which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. She is currently the executive director of the Louisville Film Society, serves on the Louisville Film Commission, and produces the annual Flyover Film Festival. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JACKSON HOLE EHT FILM SERIESOUR EVENT IS FREE BUT YOUR SUPPORT IS WELCOME
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Olle Johansson on wireless radiation, immunity and health



Olle Johansson on wireless radiation, immunity and health
Does wireless radiation affect a person’s immune system?Absolutely!Are these effects psychosomatic?Absolutely not!Professor Olle Johansson is a world authority on the effects of electromagnetic fields on the immune system and how they can impact on health.He has kindly shared his findings and his experience with us in an online interview that you can see here.In it, we talk about:how electromagnetic fields affect the body – whether a person knows it or notelectromagnetic hypersensitivity and how it’s often causedthe importance of reducing exposure, especially for childrenwhat you can do to protect yourself and your familyhow you can boost your immune systemthe effects of wireless radiation on beesthe digital detox trendthe need to support Professor Johansson’s important work.We also suggested an exercise that we’re inviting you to participate in and let us know your feedback – more on that below.More about Professor JohanssonAssociate Professor Johansson (retired) was head of The Experimental Dermatology Unit in the Department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.He was also previously at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, and, at these two world-famous academic institutions, he served as an where he was assistant professor, associate professor, guest professor and adjunct professor, in basic and applied neuroscience.He has published over 800 scientific papers.You can read more about his credentials hereHow you can support his workProfessor Johansson is seeking funds for ongoing research projects. You can read about and, if you like, support this work hereWhat you can doTry this exercise and please let us know your feedback.Reduce your exposure and your children’s exposure to wireless radiation as much as you can for a few days (or, better, a week). For example:move your mobile phone away from your beddon’t hold your phone against your head or body while it’s ONleave your mobile phone at homekeep device-free.Do you notice any changes in the way you feel? Did you notice any changes in your children? Please let us know about them.What else you can doIf you found the information above of interest, please forward this email to others.If you’d like more information, you can download our latest issue of EMR and Health here.If you’ve been sent this message by a friend and would like to subscribe to future updates, you can do that here.How else we can help you
You will find lots of information about how to measure and reduce your exposure on our website.If you’d like information about a specific problem you have and can’t find it on our website, you can book a phone consultation with us to provide you with professional help.
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Boyle Heights, CA ~ Sunday May 16th Hunger Strike Protest Against Verizon Cell Tower & Radiation Pollution

Boyle Heights ~ Sunday May 16th Hunger Strike Protest Against Verizon Cell Tower & Radiation Pollution

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The Residents of Boyle Heights Do Not Want Another Exide

Residents of Boyle Heights will be holding a hunger strike and protest at La Casa del Mexicano (East 6th Street and S. Evergreen Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90023) on Sunday, May 16th starting at 8AM. Community members are protesting being locked out of their community garden and playground by Verizon Communications and East LA Community Corporation (ELACC). 

Although ELACC sold space to Verizon for the construction of a 5G Tower, the contract was approved during disgraced LA City Councilman José Huizar’s time in office. Now that Huizar is charged in a 41-count racketeering indictment, alleging he accepted $1.5 million in bribes from developers in exchange for his support of building projects, the residents of Boyle Heights would like a full investigation of this Verizon-ELACC contract. Ultimately, the community is asking for a resolution or cancellation of this project. It is not understood why the cell tower cannot be built in a more industrial area as is common in wealthier neighborhoods.

Earlier this week, residents were met with armed security guards sent by Verizon who called LAPD when they arrived to peacefully protest the loss of their community space. In addition to the trauma of being barred from their beloved community garden and gathering space with weapons, residents also fear the radiation emissions from the macro tower that Verizon is building on the ELACC property.

While it is understood that the harmful side-effects of such a project are still being researched, the community still fears increased cases of asthma and cancer among children and elders. The same groups that are still battling ramifications from the Exide lead leak in Boyle Heights, once called a Chernobyl-level event.

This protest comes after the residents of Boyle Heights have unsuccessfully asked for help from elected officials in City Council, Assembly, Senate and Congress. Unfortunately, no one has agreed to meet with the worried residents of Boyle Heights. The community feels abandoned by their own representatives and fear they will have to face environmental racism once again as with the Exide Plant and freeway being built through the streets of this neighborhood. 

Brenda Martinez, the Boyle Heights community member who is leading this hunger strike, along with residents who are joining her in protest, are doing so to seek the support of their elected officials.

Please help the residents of Boyle Heights raise awareness of this environmental and social injustice. For more information, please reach out to Brenda Martinez directly:

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Brenda Martinez
(323) 347-1142
btrumar777 at gmail dot com

Social media @casacommunitygarden

https://5gfreecalifornia.org/2021/05/14/boyle-heights-sunday-may-16th-hunger-strike-protest-against-verizon-cell-tower-radiation-pollution/

CA=Boyle Heights garden is a place for growing plants — and a growing fight over a cell phone tower

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Boyle Heights garden is a place for growing plants — and a growing fight over a cell phone tower

By Angel Carreras Aug. 06, 2020 LOS ANGELES

Herman Ortega, a community gardener in Boyle Heights, looks on at growing crops.

Herman Ortega, a community gardener in Boyle Heights, looks on at growing crops.Photo by Angel Carreras.

Gardeners who work next to La Casa Del Mexicano community center in Boyle Heights are upset with something slowly growing among their crops — a cell phone tower. 

The tower comes courtesy of Verizon Wireless. The telecoms giant leased the plot of land inside the garden in 2015, but only started building the tower this year. Community gardeners fear the tower will carry 5G technology.

“We’re afraid that this radiation is going to add more damage to our community,” says Brenda Martinez, a parent, coach, and anti-5G activist. 
Brenda Martinez is the de facto leader of the community gardeners. Photo by Angel Carreras. 

Martinez says she wants to fight the tower even more because property owners told her that it could displace the garden. 

East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC), an economic development nonprofit, owns the garden.

ELACC co-founder Manuel Bernal says, “ELACC is not in the position to unilaterally break a legal contract without exposing ourselves financially and legally,” Bernal says.

Bernal and Martinez discussed breaking the contract with Verizon.

However, Bernal says, “As much as I would like to side with the community, as much as I would like to take the clock back and not have a signed contract, we will be exposed legally to Verizon. That is not a route we want to take. We can’t afford it.”

Verizon was let into the garden to begin installing their tower on March 30. Gardeners protested by putting an anti-5G banner on the in-progress tower, spray painting anti-5G propaganda on nearby walls, and holding a small protest in front of La Casa del Mexicano.
Anti-5G graffiti propaganda is near the entrance of the community garden. Photo by Angel Carreras. 

Verizon eventually moved their tower to the side of the garden. Additionally, they say their tower isn’t 5G, but it’s 4G. They say both technologies are safe.

Dr. Leeka Kheifets, Professor of Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health, has done extensive research on the potential health effects of cell phone use. 

She says 5G is a great new technology. But with all new technology, she warns, “We need to be cautious, but right now, there are no reasons for great concern.” 

Verizon’s tower is slated to be complete in late 2021.  
An anti-5G banner is draped across a fence where the cell tower will be built. Photo by Angel Carreras.

Some gardeners say that if the tower is eventually used for 5G, they may leave the garden and potentially Boyle Heights.
It all feels unfair, Martinez says. “It’s just the lack of rights that we have as individuals. They just violate our human rights, our civil rights. They come, they put a tower, and they have no regards for the community.”

https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/greater-la/boyle-heights-5g-coronavirus-black-restaurants/boyle-heights-garden-5g

Report on Pittsfield cell tower emission levels expected next

Report on Pittsfield cell tower emission levels expected next week

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A newly conducted study of electromagnetic radiation from this Verizon Wireless monopole at the rear of 877 South St. is expected to be given to Pittsfield officials late next week by a New Jersey company.EAGLE FILE PHOTO

PITTSFIELD — A report due next week will disclose whether a New Jersey company’s field team detected higher-than-allowed electromagnetic radiation from a new Pittsfield cell tower.

Gina Armstrong, the city’s health director, said V-COMM Telecommunications Engineering, of Edison, N.J., tested frequency levels at 12 locations in the area of the 877 South St. tower last Thursday.

Since the 115-foot Verizon Wireless tower went live in September, residents in the Alma Street area have complained of nausea, dizziness and headaches.

Armstrong said V-COMM was asked, in a job that will cost the city $3,725, to see if the tower exceeds standards on emissions.

“The bottom line is, we’re looking to see if the tower is operating in compliance with the FCC regulations,” Armstrong said Tuesday.

The company’s report will be presented to the Board of Health when it next meets July 7. Armstrong said V-COMM might join that session to help officials interpret its findings.

Courtney Gilardi, an Alma Street resident who has helped to air neighborhood concerns about the tower, said residents were surprised to see a V-COMM vehicle in the area last week, after hearing a health board member ask to be notified about the company’s survey plan.

“The guy was driving around with his antenna out the window,” Gilardi said.

Armstrong said she asked V-COMM about the timing of the emissions tests, in light of cautions voiced at a June 2 health board meeting that telecom companies might reduce their operations to stay within the Federal Communications Commission limits, if they know a survey is underway.

“I was informed that was not a concern,” Armstrong said. “In their experience, they have not had any of the telecommunications vendors operate in that way.”

She said the New Jersey company was recommended by a member of one of the groups that has tried to advise the city on how to respond to concerns about whether the tower is making people sick.

“This company was recommended, and after an interview, we decided to go with them,” Armstrong said.

The health board decided June 2 not to try to conduct an epidemiological study of the tower’s impact, after hearing several experts say the sample size would be too small.

Meantime, the board is expected to continue to refine its plan to discuss the issue of the tower’s operation in the neighborhood with Verizon Wireless itself.

Armstrong said the board is shaping its approach to a meeting of that kind.

“We have to discuss that further and flesh that out a little bit,” she said. “To see if we can open up a line of communication and make them aware of the concerns and what our involvement is.”

She said one topic could be the ability of the company to adjust the tower’s operation, in case adjustments in the levels of electromagnetic radiation used for communications would lessen any documented adverse health effects.

When asked, Armstrong acknowledged delays in the city’s response to neighborhood concerns.

“Ideally, we could have addressed this sooner,” she said. “As we said at several of the meetings, this is a learning process for us. This is not something a local board of health deals with. There’s a lot to learn. This is very complicated. We heard the concerns, but we had to gather information and figure out what the best response plan would be.”

Gilardi said members of her family are taking steps to limit their exposure to the towers. And some neighbors have been sleeping away from their homes for the same reason.

She said she is grateful to the health board for allowing experts in the field to speak at length at the panel’s June 2 meeting. But, she said Tuesday that neighbors should not have had to wait months for city officials to test emissions levels and to hear from experts — especially because children have been identified as among those reporting nausea and headaches, including her own.

An attempt by the city this spring to involve the state Department of Public Health came up short, when that agency declined to run an epidemiological study.

“It has been a learning curve for us as well,” Gilardi said. “We were in the dark. The entire neighborhood.”

Larry Parnass can be reached at lparnass@berkshireeagle.com and

413-588-8341.

https://www.berkshireeagle.com/news/local/report-on-pittsfield-cell-tower-emission-levels-expected-next-week/article_3ed13df4-ce1b-11eb-9317-2ff16174986c.html

June 16, 2021: 4th World Electrosensitivity Day

World Electrosensitivity Day

9 June 2021

June 16, 2021: 4th World Electrosensitivity Day

On June 16th 2021, it is the 4th Annual Electrosensitivity Day.

A French organisation called Cœurs d’EHS will be organising the day. They have said:

“The principle remains the same as in previous years, but this year I am counting on you to organize actions in the field and to inform (as soon as possible) the local media.

I propose you to do the following according to your situation and your possibilities

  • Show your support to this cause
  • Make the invisible visible
  • Inform about electrosensitivity
  • Inform about the health risks generated by electro-smog
  • Inform about the solutions of electromagnetic hygiene and protection

…locally, near you, in the way you want !”

Read more about the event and how you can participate here.

Smart Meter Radiation: 160x More Powerful Than Cellphones

Smart Meter Radiation: 160x More Powerful Than Cellphones

  • By R Blank
  • December 24, 2020

With smart meters now installed in more than 60 percent of US homes, and with more being rolled out by the minute, concerns about smart meter radiation are more relevant than ever. So just how safe are smart meters, and what might the dangers be from having a smart meter installed at your home?

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Smart Meters: How They Work

A smart meter is an electronic device that digitally records your energy usage. Smart meters use wireless communication (like cellular data networks) to transmit data directly to your utility provider. Smart meters emit radiation so that they don’t need to be manually read by a meter reader.

A Smart Meter and An Analog Meter

Utility companies claim that smart meters deliver benefits to consumers — like access to more data, better services, and cost and energy savings through data analysis.

And yet, reports from around the world repeatedly suggest that smart meters aren’t delivering on these promises, failing to make an impact on energy use in the US and beyond. In The Netherlands, for example, consumers are barely saving 1 percent on their energy bill, far under the projected amount.

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Failing to deliver benefits is one thing — but smart meter radiation also comes with significant health and safety concerns.

Why Smart Meters Are A Health Risk

Because smart meters send data wirelessly back to the supplier, they emit strong bursts of radio frequency radiation. The official story told by many suppliers is that the meters only transmit data a few times per day. But both experts and consumer-run radiation tests have found that this is not the case. In fact, Senior Nuclear Policy Lecturer at UCSC, Daniel Hirsch, is reported to have found that “Smart Meters can emit intense pulses of radiation more than 14,000 times EACH DAY.”Article continues below

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The strength and frequency of these radiation bursts makes smart meters particularly dangerous to human health.

Many people have found the effects of smart meters to be both crippling and immediate. Within months of a 2010 smart meter roll-out in California, for example, over 2,000 health complaints were filed. Customers reported symptoms including severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, tachycardia, insomnia, and tinnitus.

Even more alarming is the lack of data on the long-term effects of smart meter radiation. With a large body of scientific evidence already attesting to the harmful effects of EMF on human cells, the true impact of constant, 24/7 smart meter radiation pulses will only become apparent in time.

Smart Meter Radiation Dangers: Stronger Than Cell Phones

Cell phones have long been linked to cancer. Both the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society officially recommend limiting cell phone use, due to cell phone radiation being “possibly carcinogenic to humans” based on scientific studies.

Since smart meters emit the same type of radiation, this makes the findings by UCSC’s Daniel Hirsch doubly disquieting.

Hirsch estimates that a single smart meter can produce 160 times more cumulative whole body exposure to radiation than a mobile phone.

Hirsch’s calculations come from a detailed report in response to comments by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST), who concluded that smart meters are safer than mobile phones. Hirsch points out that the CCST’s findings twisted the data by comparing different units in their calculations.

After Hirsch adjusted the calculations to correct the CCST’s errors he found that “… the cumulative whole body exposure from a Smart Meter at 3 feet appears to be approximately two orders of magnitude higher than that of a cell phone, rather than two orders of magnitude lower.” (Emphasis added.)

Hirsch’s corrected calculations pit smart meter radiation well above the levels emitted by cell phones, wifi routers, and microwave ovens.

No Choice For Consumers

As we’ve already noted, smart meters profit the energy company — not the consumer. And in many places consumers are not given a choice, forced by suppliers to upgrade to a smart meter even against their wishes.

In other areas consumers are given a choice to opt out, but at a cost. Maryland company Pepco, for example, currently charges a $75 one-off fee plus $14 per month to anyone who chooses to opt out — and threatens to cut off electricity to anyone who refuses to pay up.

With the U.S. smart meter market projected to be worth more than USD $1 billion by 2024, it’s little surprise that electricity providers are putting profits above the health of their customers.

Protecting Yourself And Your Family From Smart Meter Radiation

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Smart meters present a unique problem. Unlike cell phones and other devices — which you use by choice and can opt to switch off or distance yourself from at any time — smart meters are likely to be present whether you want them or not. 

That makes protective measures more difficult.

What you can do is to be informed. Know the risks and know your options.

If smart meters are not installed in your area but are planned for roll-out, voice your concerns. Inform others of the potential health threats, and take action.

If you do have a smart meter installed, the best way to limit your exposure is by creating a protective barrier between you and the device using a product like SYB Flex Shields or the SYB Poster Frame Liner.

These won’t interfere with the performance of the smart meter, but will deflect harmful radiation away from places where you, and your family, spend most of your time. 

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About the Author

R Blank is the CEO of Shield Your Body, which he founded in 2012. With hundreds of thousands of customers in over 30 countries, and having been interviewed on platforms ranging from ABC news television to ElectricSense, R is an internationally followed expert on issues of EMF, health and safety.

In the past, he served on the faculty at the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering as well as the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Previously, R ran a software engineering firm in Los Angeles, producing enterprise-level solutions for blue chip clients including Medtronic, Apple, NBC, Toyota, Disney, Microsoft, the NFL, Ford, IKEA and Mattel.

He has spoken at conferences around the world, including in the US, Canada, New Zealand and the Netherlands, and he is the co-author, along with his father Dr. Martin Blank, of ‘Overpowered‘ from Seven Stories Press about the science of health effects of EMF radiation.

He has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, from Columbia University. He has also studied at Cambridge University in the UK; the University of Salamanca in Spain; and the Institute of Foreign Languages in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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Why Are Smart Meters Worse thanCell Towers for Your Health?

Why Are Smart Meters Worse than
Cell Towers for Your Health?

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Traditional electromechanical meters are rapidly being replaced by utilities with electronic smart meters to lay the foundation for the United States’ smart grid energy infrastructure.

Wireless Smart Meters

A wireless smart meter sends radiofrequency microwave radiation through two antennas, typically in the same frequency range (900 MHz to 2.4 GHz) as cell towers. Unlike cell towers that are now located further from residential buildings, a smart meter located in an outside wall of an occupied home of office space will effectively transmit at a much closer range – increasing the exposure risks!

For the smart meters to communicate with the grid, each meter has a network radio that sends radio frequency signals to other meters and the grid — generating an invisible “mesh” of chaotic radio frequencies.

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Health Risks

The health risks of layering additional EMF and wireless technology radiation in homes is being essentially ignored in rolling out smart meter installations. Compounded exposure will include your new appliances (stoves, washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers, heating and cooling equipment, refrigerators, televisions, computers, small kitchen appliances etc.) with integrated transmitters.

Appliances will send transmissions wirelessly to smart meters that in turn will transmit very low frequency signals with energy use information every few hours. In order for appliances to send your energy demand information to the utility provider (and if desired your own cell phone or computer), your home’s smart meter will receive appliance device signals and then transmit its own signal to aggregated networks that finally link to the internet and grid.

The exposure for people living in multiple meter pole office or multi-unit housing is another unstudied area – not to mention the impact of proximity to utility collector meters that are designed to transmit RF signals from 500 to as many as 5,000 homes. For many communities, the level of layered “mesh” driven exposure will be truly unprecedented and virtually inescapable for most people (let alone animals and natural systems).

Since the transmitters will soon be integrated into most new devices, shutting off the communication is not going to be a viable or easy option for consumers.

Watch the film, “Death By Design,” for free anytime during June 10-17, 2021

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Live Q & A on June 17, 2021, at 7:00 p.m MT with Director and Producer Sue Williams.ABOUT “DEATH BY DESIGN”?
Consumers love – and live on – their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment, and instant information. The numbers are staggering. In 2021, 5.3 billion people — 66.5 percent of the GLOBAL population — had a mobile phone. In 2019, almost half of private households worldwide — 47 percent — were estimated to have a computer at home.
But this revolution has a dark side that the electronics industry doesn’t want you to see.
In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.
As always, we recommend that you watch the film on a wired device!
WHAT: “Death By Design,” the second film presented in the 2021 Jackson Hole Environmental Health Trust Film SeriesDATE: Streaming Thursday, June 10, 2021, to Thursday, June 17, 2021.LIVE EVENT: Discussion and Q&A Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00 p.m. MT REGISTRATION: Registration is free but you need to register to receive the link to stream “Death by Design”RSVP TO RECEIVE THE LINK TO “DEATH BY DESIGN”WATCH THE TRAILERWHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“You won’t look at your iPhone in quite the same way again after viewing Sue Williams’ thoughtful documentary” — The Seattle Times
“An eco-doc that may open eyes even for those already concerned about e-waste. … Think twice before you upgrade that phone.” — John DeFore, The Hollywood ReporterREGISTER TO WATCH‘Q AND A’ WITH DIRECTOR & PRODUCER SUE WILLIAMSJune 17, 2021, at 7:00 p.m MT
Sue Williams has produced and directed five critically acclaimed, feature documentaries about China for national PBS broadcast, including Frontline. Contemporary China features prominently in her most recent film, Death by Design. Sue also directed two highly praised biographies on Eleanor Roosevelt and Mary Pickford for the PBS series, “American Experience.” Her films have been broadcast in more than 25 countries and appeared in festivals around the world; they have won numerous awards, including 2016 The Boston Globe Filmmakers Fund Award.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE JACKSON HOLE EHT FILM SERIESOUR EVENT IS FREE BUT YOUR SUPPORT IS WELCOME
Environmental Health Trust was created to promote health and prevent disease one person, one community, and one nation at a time. EHT promotes awareness of why and how to practice safe technology and works directly with communities, health and education professionals, and policymakers to understand and mitigate hazards and develop policy changes to reduce risks.  DONATE