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C4ST - RSC Conflicted Review of Safety Code 6 Released
Two Scientists Break Silence on "Major Flaws" in Royal Society's Recent Report on Safety of Cell Phones and Towers, Smart Meters and Wi-Fi -
C4ST - CNW - April 14, 2014:
OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Two peer reviewers involved in this month's Royal Society report on wireless safety say the results cannot be trusted, because the Panel ignored evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to humans.
The scientific reviewers also said key panelists were in conflict of interest as they regularly accept funding from wireless and energy companies.
One of the reviewers, Dr. Martin Blank, holds two PhD's and has published more than 200 papers at Columbia University on the health effects of wireless radiation. The other reviewer, Dr. Anthony Miller MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
Both say the Royal Society panel ignored scientific evidence published over the past five years. As peer reviewers, they noted some panelists were conflicted and others lacked sufficient expertise.
"The Royal Society panel has failed in its obligation to the public," said Dr. Miller. "It ignored recent evidence that wireless radiation is a probable carcinogen."
Dr. Miller said he is most concerned about involuntary exposure, such as children exposed to Wi-Fi in schools.
Dr. Blank said the Royal Society dismissed definitive studies that prove wireless radiation causes harm to human cells, including sperm cells when men carry phones in their pockets.
"We don't need further study to lower safety limits," said Dr. Blank. "There is already enough evidence to recommend lower limits for wireless radiation in Canada."
The Royal Society's panel has been mired in controversy. Last summer, the original Chair resigned after a conflict of interest was exposed in the media. The Royal Society promised to publish the remaining scientists' conflicts in its final report, but did not.
SOURCE Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST)
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Subject: RSC Peer Reviewers Break Their Silence
Two Scientists Break Silence on "Major Flaws" in Royal Society's Recent Report on Safety of Cell Phones, Cell Towers and Wi-Fi
"Ottawa - Two peer reviewers involved in this month's Royal Society report on wireless safety say the results cannot be trusted, because the Panel ignored evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to humans.
"The scientific reviewers also said key panelists were in conflict of interest as they regularly accept funding from wireless and energy companies.
"One of the reviewers, Dr. Martin Blank, holds two PhD's and has published more than 200 papers at Columbia University on the health effects of wireless radiation. The other reviewer, Dr. Anthony Miller MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
"Both say the Royal Society panel ignored scientific evidence published over the past five years. As peer reviewers, they noted some panelists were conflicted and others lacked sufficient expertise.
"The Royal Society panel has failed in its obligation to the public," said Dr. Miller. "It ignored recent evidence that wireless radiation is a probable carcinogen." . . .
Interview on Newstalk 1290 CJBK - London Ontario, April 12, 2014
Following the publication of the RSC Review of Health Canada's Safety Code 6, Frank Clegg speaks to Andy Oudman and Pam Killeen on Newstalk 1290 and explains why he's unhappy with the "rubber stamp" that the RSC has given, and what is next . . . .
BioInitiative 2012 - A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation
The BioInitiative Working Group is pleased to announce a new feature on this website called 'What's New'. From time to time, we will post new information that is of interest to our readers. This may include updated technical chapters, BioInitiative Working Group expert comments on scientific reviews, perspective pieces and individual commentaries, letters and press releases from the BioInitiative Working Group and important new developments on electromagnetic radiation issues.
Open Letter to President Obama about Wireless Radiation - Posted April 2, 2014
" . . . The notion that the fast-developing brains of children benefit from digital devices flies in the face of what experts in neurodevelopment understand. Your pledge to put wireless in all schools for children from prekindergarten on does not rest on any proof that such technology is safe or that children actually learn better using such technology.
"While our nation excels at many things, our wireless-based Internet connection is inferior to those of a slew of other countries, including Korea, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic -- all of which have invested in "fiber to the home" rather than wireless Internet connections. Wireless routers are costlier and less reliable and can be three to 10 times slower than wired systems that can operate at speeds of up to 1 gigabyte a second. As other technologically savvy nations appreciate, there are also important health risks posed by classrooms full of closely held wireless devices.
"Growing numbers of experts in telecommunications understand that plans to phase out wired phone lines or have energy systems rely on wireless metering are frankly ill-conceived and uneconomic. A parallel interdependent network of wired fiber-optic cables is faster, safer and more secure against criminal or terrorist attacks or wide swings in weather. It is more difficult to hack into or take down a wired network than a wireless one, especially if the latter has not been properly encrypted. Bravo to Google for recently announcing its expansion of wired services in many major cities. . . .
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CJAD News / NOus ReFusons
"Hydro Quebec is getting ready to roll out its new smart meters in the rest of the province after nearly completing the operation in the Montreal area.
"And opponents are none too pleased.
"A group of 20 people demonstrated before heading into this morning's Energy Board hearings on the authorization of the second and third phases of the installation. Another protest is planned for this Saturday.
"The Refuson les Compteurs collective has tabled over 440 briefs before the Energy Board. They describe the smart meter's impact on their health and the grief they get from Hydro workers when they refuse to have them installed. "Rosemont resident Julie Rocque said she put two and two together after doing some research and coming upon studies as well as the Refusons les Compteurs movement.
"For me it was a lot of heart palpitations, real difficulty concentrating, weird fatigue all of a sudden, like fatigue drops, things I've never had in my life," Rocque told CJAD 800 News.
"To me I was able, by chance, to put it together but a lot of people are not able to put it together, because a lot of these symptoms are things that could be caused by other things, insomnia, headaches, etc."
"The collective is calling for a moratorium on the installation until more studies are done.. . .
Burgerwelle News - June 14, 2011
"The cell phone industry and its proponents are trying to dismiss the IARC's extremely significant rating of radio-frequency radiation as a Group 2B carcinogen. One of the methods they are using is calculated omission. An example of their use of calculated omission is citation of items that are typically considered innocuous but are also classified as Group 2B carcinogens. One of the items they like to mention is pickles. What they aren't telling us are the specifics of why pickles -- specifically traditional Asian pickles -- have been categorized in Group 2B.
"Included below is an extract from the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Volume 56 (1993), Summary of Data Reported and Evaluation pages 4-6, PICKLED VEGETABLES.
"From it we can see that it is certain chemicals commonly found in these types of pickles that are implicated in warranting the Group 2B classification. At the end of the summary is a list of synonyms for the chemicals in question. Even a brief search on the Internet using these synonyms can indicate reasons for concern. References for the IARC summary are also included at the end of this message.
"Next time the industry attempts this kind of misdirection, the full facts can set the record straight. . . .
Included in the IARC 2B classification is COFFEE. The same strategy of "calculated omission" is used by the wireless industry, media and naysayers to dismiss concerns about RF radiation as "Class 2B - Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans".
Ottawa Press Conference with Frank Clegg (Canadians for Safe Technology) and C4ST's reaction to The Royal Society's Safety Code 6 Review - (April 1, 2014)
Press Conference -- Ottawa -- April 1st, 2014
CBC, eCanada Now, Huffington Post, Global News, The Globe and Mail, Sun News, Hamilton Spectator, The Province, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Global Post.
Frank Clegg (C4ST) reacts to the Royal Society of Canada's Review of Safety Code 6.
Also: Health Canada, Critics Face Off Over Wireless Radiation Limits
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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