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Katie Singer works on public policy with the Electromagnetic Radiation Policy Institute. A medical journalist, her books include The Garden of Fertility; Honoring Our Cycles, and An Electronic Silent Spring: Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits.
(5 comments) SHARE Monday, April 27, 2020 Behind the Screens: The True Costs of Internet Access
Several years ago, I started wondering about the Internet's energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, toxic waste and worker hazards. Nearly every day since then, I've learned something else about the true costs behind our screens, about what it really takes to send an email or stream a video.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, November 15, 2019 Our Web of Inconvenient Truths
What are the true costs of each Google and GPS search; every social media post and video stream; every email, text message and Skype call; every online purchase; every transfer of funds or medical or educational records; every "smart," "energy-saving" Internet-of-Things-connected refrigerator messaging its owner to buy more milk?
SHARE Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Electronic Visit Verification
In 2016, the U.S. Congress enacted and President Obama signed into law the 21rst Century CURES Act, which mandates Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) of Medicaid-funded personal care or home health services.
SHARE Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Our Web of Inconvenient Truths
Every day, I learn about new changes that decrease consumers' choices around technology, increase energy consumption (by deploying new layers of infrastructure and marketing new devices), and increase EMR exposure.
SHARE Friday, December 30, 2016 Digital Fitness
Personal fitness coach, Ryan Munsey of NaturalStacks.com, interviews Katie Singer about why and how to reduce your household's exposure to screen-time and man-made electromagnetic radiation.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Telecom corporations are now deploying "small cells" on utility poles
Around North America, telecom corporations are now deploying "small cells"--small cellular antennas--on utility poles. Sometimes called distributed-antenna systems (DAS), these antennas provide citywide Wi-Fi. I've heard of one proposal to install 700 antennas around one town with one permit. I've heard of antennas going up with no permit.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 1, 2016 Priorities: Mobility or Survival?
Election season and starting a new school year have us clarifying priorities. In public and private discourse, we need to include that using technology has long-term consequences.