Harnessing the Power of Radio Frequency to Track Children
By Hwaa Irfan
Dont be illuded by the title, this is more about what one should be aware of in order to become better prepared for whatever new application which befits the policy of whatever can be applied for civilian use will be accepted on a mass control scale/military.
Using the concerns of parents who justifiably want to know where their children are and what they are doing in these difficult times, San Antonio Northside ISD schools are using radio frequency identification technology (RFID) to make schools safer. Though the concept of making schools safer in a country notorious for school violence is great, the application is not! Besides the Smart card only works inside of the schools.
The idea serves the schools becuase it helps to increase much needed revenue, but the idea comes in the form of a Smart ID card!
As a 1-year pilot scheme with great potential, the Student Locator Project is being applied in Jay High School and Jones Middle School. At the end of the year, the data will be collected and analyzed for future ‘implementation’.
The Smart card is hoped will increase student safety, attendance, monitor class attendance access to library and cafeteria, photo-ID, and for the purchasing of tickets for extracurricular activities.
This comes at a time when RFID technology is being applied in prescriptive pills in the U.K., and approved by the Food and Drugs Administration on the basis of tracking one’s physical health. The data provided can serve to inform the establishment of further use from the current application which will inform ‘them’ of not only one’s state of health, but also status, and location with one’s full cooperation = not bad if one gets lost!
RFID used radio frequencies from the electromagnetic fields to transfer data, which can be done using batteries/local power source or can be powered by the electromagnetic fields themselves. They transmit data in the form of a serial number of an object/person that is unique to them.
The Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 and the Real ID Act of 2005 laid the foundation for future application. All states are to standardize biometric-laden birth certificates, drivers licenses and other ID cards.
In 2005, California’s Bill No. 682 was introduced by California Senator Joe Simitian to limit the use of RFID. The bill stated quite simply:
RFID is amazing technology that represents tremendous positive potential. RFID may be the best tool we have to keep our prescription drug pipeline safe, to alert us when an Alzheimer’s patient wanders, or to warn us when our car tire is getting low.
It is not the best tool we have for identification.
New technology requires new vigilance. New uses of old technology also requre new vigilance. If we don’t make deliberate decisions about the role of RFID in our lives, someone else will. It is that simple.
In 2006, the European Union created a commission to make recommendations on possible future regulation.
By 2010, healthcare bill HR3200 was passed on the 21st March, and signed into law 23rd March. It is now law that an RFID chip is to be implanted in all Americans by March 2013.
H.R. 3200 section 2521, Pg. 1001, paragraph 1.
The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that— ‘‘is or has been used in or on a patient; ‘‘and is— ‘‘a class III device; or ‘‘a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.”
Those chips will contain personal information (including bank account) with tracking capability. This is where science fiction becomes fact if one complies!
The cell-phone is one of those popular devices that falls under the dual policy of what becomes acceptable to civilians will be accepted by them for ‘other’ purposes. Cell-phones/mobiles use microwave, and microwave is dangerous to the human energy field as indicated by the reports of the dangers of cell-phone use, but ignored becuase it has become acceptable! In a report by the European Commission Health and Electromagnetic Fields it states:
“Mobile telephones transmit radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) to communicate with the telephone network. Although these are lowpower devices, the user’s body absorbs some of the energy in these EMFs, in particular in the region of the head where the telephone is held.”
RFID’s, some that is, are powered by the electromagnetic field and emit radio waves. In 2005, a paper by Bryan Houliston of Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, Houliston noted that electromagnetic waves emitted by RFIDs may affect pacemakers, and is questioning how prolonged exposure to EMR might affect patients. Then there are the instruments in an operating theater that produce EMR, which in turn could affect the low frequency of an RFID device. There was enough concern in 2008 over open American passports embed with RFIDs which was felt could trigger a bomb!
Are the real intentions to make RFID compulsory for every U.S. citizen to do with health!
The human energy field is a bio-electromagnetic field. It was in 2008 when researchers led by Raoul Kopelman (University of Michigan) found electric fields as strong as 15 million volts per meter, up to five times stronger than the field found in a lightning bolt!
In 1992, Bruce Taino of Taino Technology, Washington, built the first frequency monitor in the world.
A healthy human body during the daytime is 62 to 68 Hz. A cellular phone can radiate at 835MHz !
When the frequency drops, the immune system is compromised.
- 58 Hz – cold and flu symptoms appear
- 55 Hz – fungal diseases like Candida take hold
- 52 Hz -Epstein Bar
- 42 Hz – Cancer
Taino’s machine was certified as 100%.
Om P. Gandhi of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Utah questioned the safety of induced electrical fields as represented by RFIDs. RFIDs that use an alternating magnetic field operate at frequencies from 50/60 Hz – 10–15 MHz. This places RFIDs within the safe range, but can that be increased! On the market there are :
- Low Frequency RFID systems – 125 kHz with an average read range of 20 inches (508 mm).
- High Frequency RFID systems – 13.56 MHz with an average read range of up to 3 feet(1 meter).
- Ultra-High Frequency RFID systems operate at multiple frequencies, including 868 MHz (in Europe), a band centered at 915 MHz, and 2.45 GHz (microwave). Read range is typically 3 to 10 feet (1 to 3 meters), but systems operating in the 915 MHz band may achieve read ranges of 20 feet (6 meters) or more!
The above is mainly applied to products, goods, equipment.
The Smart system using embedded RFIDs uses 13.56 MHz, 860 to 930 MHz, and 2.45 GHz frequency ranges.
On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radiofrequency fields as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration interpreted this as “… limited evidence showing carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals.”
There are too many scenarios whereby an RFID underperforms or causes potential threats, yet a 2013 is in place. Why! If this in one of those developments in medical science that can be added to the long list of treatments that becomes classified as harmful to human health after thousands of cases are brought to their attention, then, between then and now, it is a matter of choice! With governments anxiously preparing for an expected natural disaster in 2013, when the solar radiation from the Sun is expected to knock out national grids, and negatively impact on hydroelectric dams and satellites, and cause surges in electricity even when devices are disconnected, one wonders what impact if any it will have on Americans who have met the 2013 deadline to have an RFID embeded within their person! That is not a figment of one’s imagination, it is a figment of theirs!
European Commission “Health and Electromagenetic Fields.” http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_determinants/environment/emf/brochure_en.pdf
Ghandi, O.P. “ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS: Human Safety Issues.” http://www.physast.uga.edu/uploads/phys4510_zhao/EMField_Safety.pdf
“Health and Electromagnetic Fields.” http://ec.europa.eu/health/archive/ph_determinants/environment/emf/brochure_en.pdf
Houlistan, B. “Integrating RFID technology into a drug administration system.” http://naccq.ac.nz/bacit/0301/2005Houliston_RFID.htm
“San Antonio NISD Schools Tracking Kids with RFID pilot program.” http://www.blacklistednews.com/San_Antonio_NISD_Schools_Tracking_Kids_with_RFID_pilot_program/21219/0/38/38/Y/M.html
Suggs, P . “FDA Approves Sale of Pills With RFID Mircochip.” http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/07/digital-pills-make-their-way-to-market.html
Zebra Technologies: “RFID: The Next Generation of AIDC”