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Apr 14
2014

C4ST Press Release: Scientists Break Silence on RSC Report

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." . . .




Apr 14
2014

Scientists Speak Out

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)

 

For further information: Background: www.C4ST.org/break-silence, Interviews: media@c4st.org, PH: 705-444-9662

From: "Canadians For Safe Technology" <info@c4st.org>
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Monday, April 14, 2014 6:29:28 AM
Subject: RSC Peer Reviewers Break Their Silence




Apr 1
2014

April 1, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Health Canada's April fool's day joke: Safety Code 6 report fails Canadians and C4ST is not laughing

Ottawa, Ontario: Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) is disappointed with the results of the year-long Royal Society of Canada (RSC) review of the 1979 Health Canada wireless radiation regulation, Safety Code 6.At the request of Health Canada, the RSC assembled a panel to conduct a review of Safety Code 6 and the potential health risks of radiofrequency fields from wireless telecommunication devices. Despite increases in technology use and resulting exposure to wireless radiation, the panel chose to side with the powerful wireless industry and ignore domestic and worldwide published peer reviewed science warnings of related health risks.

"This RSC review is an expensive exercise that was corrupted by industry and so is a waste of taxpayer dollars. The original panel chair was forced to resign due to his previously un-disclosed industry conflict, but despite that, the panel contrived to ignore important medical and scientific data," said Frank Clegg, CEO, C4ST, "Without full disclosure of all panel member conflicts, this report's findings are questionable at best. Rather than providing value to Health Canada, RSC's rubber stamp leaves Canadians exposed to unprecedented risk."

Safety Code 6, first written in 1979, is the de facto guideline for Wi-Fi safety in schools, radiation from smart meters, cell tower antennae, smart and portable phones, baby monitors, wireless personal tracking devices, game consoles and other personal wireless devices. China, Russia, Italy and Switzerland have guidelines 100 times safer than SC6. Canadians deserve safety guidelines that keep up with technology.

C4ST is a national not-for-profit, volunteer-based coalition of parents, citizens and experts. C4ST's mission is to educate Canadians and their policy makers about the dangers of exposure to unsafe levels of wireless radiation from technology.  C4ST works with all levels of government to create healthier communities for children and families from coast to coast.

For more information: Frank Clegg, C4ST 1-866-408-2478 ext. 102, media@c4st.org




Mar 24
2014

Hydro One PIZZA (Ontario)

Join the fight against Hydro rates in Ontario April 4th

JOIN THE PEACEFUL PROVINCE-WIDE HYDRO PROTEST AGAINST HYDRO RATES THAT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST RURAL RESIDENTS.

Find a PROTEST NEAR YOU

Most of the protests are scheduled for 12 noon on April 4, 2014, while some have a different start time.  Check for your area here, and also read up on the background of the issue:
More Information



Published on Mar 23, 2014

"A short clip that uses the simple delivery of a pizza to show how the current pricing structure of Hydro One is affecting RURAL RESIDENTS, and the burden it is placing on retirees and pensioners in rural areas. It is a tongue-in-cheek clip but is also very serious, as many of our seniors are afraid to turn on their lights. They wear three sweaters to stay warm and still get a $500.00 monthly bill or more.

"For those who live in the city, do you know what the government has done to the Rurals?"


"SAY NO TO HYDRO HIKES" RALLY, Saturday December 7, 2013



The second of two clips shot at the rally in Ottawa at MPP Bob Chiarelli's Riding office on Carling Avenue.  Over 300 people turned out in the cold December weather to voice their disgust re energy policies and the future of Ontario under the effects of the Green Energy Act. 






Mar 17
2014

Good morning, 

We apologize for the delay in updating you on the progress over the past few months. The team has all been extremely busy with their respective roles and actions. We anticipate the next few to be just as busy as the Royal Society review of Safety Code 6 is due to be released. Below are 3 key updates.

As of this AM, we are pleased to inform you that C4ST is now officially bilingual, representing both English and French speaking Canadians working to update Safety Code 6 at the federal level. Our intro French page can be found HERE. This morning we sent out a press release introducing our two new French speaking board members Ms Veronique Riopel, and Ms Francine Riopel, who are joining the C4ST board from Laval Refuse, a smart meter opposition group in Laval Quebec who just last week achieved great success when Laval council adopted precedent setting resolutions regarding smart meters. See the resolutions HERE Ms Riopel and Ms Lajoie will immediately assume the roles of both smart meter and French representations for C4ST. The press release from this morning can be found HERE. 

Today we also launch our campaign for public consultation on Industry Canada's proposed updates to their antenna citing procedures CPC-2-0-03. This is the mandated guideline that all telecommunication carriers must adhere to when installing new cellular towers/antennae. It is this procedure that has been at the heart of thousands Canadians' and municipalities' nightmares as towers go up with little to no notification to neighbouring residents, and no recourse. Industry Canada has opened a consultation process to hear Canadian citizens' and politician's opinions and suggestions to the updates taking place. It closes on March 31st, 2014. There has never been a better chance to have your and your local council's voice heard. Your comments have a major effect as we witnessed with the recent Toronto decisions. Please take 5 minutes and send your comments in HERE. Please share this page widely. 

The much anticipated and conflicted RSC (Royal Society of Canada)'s review of Safety Code 6 is scheduled to be released at the end of this month. Despite some success in having the panel chair and two other conflicted panelists removed, we believe the pending release will not reflect the current independent research, and will serve the status quo. See details HERE. We have opened dialogue with Health Canada re our concerns. They have assured us that they will consult further with Canadians prior to finalizing the revised  Safety Code 6. This is a step forward as we now believe the RSC review is not necessarily going to solely dictate the update to Safety Code 6. 

We will be in touch more frequently over the weeks to come with updates and requests for your comments. Stay tuned..  As always thank you for your continued interest and support as we work to change Safety Code 6. 

Sincerely, 

Frank Clegg
CEO - C4ST




Mar 14
2014

Concern over HYDRO QUEBEC's new wireless smart meters (LAVAL)

CBC NEWS interview with Laval City Councillor and a rep from a Citizens' Group against smart meters

Laval citizens have formed a group to voice what concerns about what it says are potential health side-effects of Hydro Quebec's new wireless smart meters.

The City of Laval, Quebec, (3rd largest city in Quebec with 400,000+) has responded to a large group concerned about health and civil rights re. $meters, by passing a resolution.

From a March 11 press release:

"This resolution expresses unequivocally the importance of the City of Laval grants municipalities the duty " to provide their citizens with a healthy local environment, especially in the place where they live ." It emphasizes the " very large scientific argument " that citizens have to support their position. The resolution also reflects the desire of the City of Laval to see that its citizens are respected asking the Quebec government to "condemn the zeal of installers issuers' Hydro -Quebec meters ."

RESOLUTION
Interview




Jan 11
2014

Silence of the Labs (VIDEO)

The Fifth Estate CBC- January 10, 2014 (Season 35 Episode 10)



"With massive cuts by Ottawa to everything from food inspections to water quality and climate change and the dismissal of more than 2,000 federal scientists and researchers, some scientists have become unlikely radicals -- denouncing what they call a politically-driven war on knowledge.

"In Silence of the Labs, Linden MacIntyre tells their story - and what is at stake for Canadians - from Nova Scotia to the B.C. Pacific Coast and the far Arctic Circle."

Increasingly, the Harper Government = the destruction of the Canadian health we once enjoyed. Will Canadians realize it, and remember when the next federal election rolls along?




Jan 1
2014


Nov 14
2013

"Health guidelines concerning the allowable level of radio frequency (RF) radiation emitted by cellular towers in Toronto will remain in place despite a recommendation from the city's medical health officer to drop the existing safety policy.

"The recommendation by Dr. McKeown, medical officer of health for Toronto to cancel the city's Prudent Avoidance policy regarding wireless RF emissions from cell towers in the municipality, failed to garner the needed majority votes when the Toronto Board of Health voted on the matter last week, according to the Canadians 4 Safe Technology (C4ST), a not-for-profit volunteer organization focus on bringing awareness about the dangers of radiation from technology. . . .

"It took conviction for the board members to keep this visionary policy in place," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, said in a statement today. "When the largest city in Canada thinks that Health Canada is not doing enough to protect Canadians, that is significant." . . .




Oct 18
2013

"The union representing Ontario's public elementary teachers is pushing to have cellphones turned off in the classroom and wireless technology (WiFi) use monitored for potential health-related concerns.

"The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) passed several motions at its annual general meeting this past summer, one being that personal electronic devices, like student cellphones, should be turned off and stored during school hours, unless a teacher gives permission for their use.

"That vote was part of a series of motions, which also requested that radiation from cellphones and WiFi be recognized as a possible workplace hazard for the organization's 76,000-plus teachers, more than 2,600 of them with the Halton public school board.

"A second ETFO vote at its AGM resolved that school boards stop putting WiFi transmitters in out-of-sight locations, such as in ceilings, and also label them as part of a hazard control program. . . .




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