Citizens for Safe Technology
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and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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"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." . . .
"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. . . .
UPDATES: Ottawa, October 28, 2013
Written submissions from members of the public continue to be encouraged. For further details, please consult the RSC protocols for public consultations.
Examples of submissions and presentations, October 28, 2013
A new chair, as well as two new members have been confirmed for the expert panel reviewing Safety Code 6. The new Chair of the Panel, effective immediately, is Dr. Paul Demers, Professor with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and Clinical Professor with the University of British Columbia.
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No shortage of reasons to be concerned: Clegg
" . . . Parents deserve to know wireless radiation can cause a wide range of symptoms including headaches, nausea and racing heart rates," said Oakville's Frank Clegg, former Microsoft Canada president and C4ST chair.
"We picked elementary schools because there are studies that show wireless radiation can penetrate 70 per cent of the brain of a child (five-year-old) while in an adult, this penetration is only 10 per cent."
"Clegg said the Peel District School Board was selected because it is in the process of introducing Wi-Fi to its classrooms, something C4ST is hoping it can stop. . . .
C4ST Press Release
NEW Barrie Trower Wi-Fi Report
With Deference to all Scientists: this Research Report has been written for all students and non-scientists to understand.
Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario
"Cellphones were out, then they were back in, and now they could be out again.
"The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario passed a resolution Friday that cellphones in classrooms should be turned off unless a student gets special permission from a teacher to use one.
"Boards like the Toronto public board allowed the phones back into the classroom in 2011 after a total ban four years earlier.
"The union, the largest in Canada, representing 76,000 elementary teachers, also passed a second motion, which would require Wi-Fi transmitters in schools to be out in the open and clearly marked as part of a hazard control program that would outline how to reduce exposure to radio waves.
"The organization passed the motions in an effort to have radiation from cellphones and Wi-Fi, which both transmit radio waves, recognized as a potential workplace safety issue.
"There is cause for concern for members' health and safety, especially women," said Peel public teacher Sandra Wash, who spoke at the meeting, according to a news release.
"The motions are non-binding. It's up to the school boards to set policy for wireless devices. . . .
Our new video shows the results of a NANOS survey that highlight how Canadians perceive the radiation that comes from everyday wireless devices - and its potentially harmful health effects. Canadians are seriously concerned about wireless radiation, and C4ST is working hard to make sure Canadian technology is safe technology.
The purpose of this video is to give a short intro to C4ST, the issue and what needs to be done to change it. We intend to engage and start conversation with the public and politicians alike.
Please share this with your contacts, politicians, and press in your local communities. It can also be found on the front page of the main website www.c4st.org.
Thank you for sharing this important information.
CEO - C4ST
Commonly Made Statements: What's the Real Story?
When asked about the impacts that "Smart Meters" will have on B.C., representatives of Hydro have a standard set of responses-- a scripted "mantra" intended to justify their decision to install these meters. In form letters and interviews, advertisements and news reports, the statements are repeated and repeated again.
To explain their inaccuracies and clarify facts is a highly repetitive exercise, problematic when Hydro representatives and government officials make the same false statements over time, and when reports in the mainstream media continue to present these inaccuracies as truth.
The following collection of "Frequently Asked Questions and Statements made about Microwave/ Radiofrequency Radiation" contains information that helps to separate the fact from the fiction. Hopefully it will answer any questions regarding "Smart Meters": their safety and their health effects, their costs and impacts on B.C. and beyond.
Louise Campbell says sensitivity to wireless electronic devices makes it difficult to endure things as simple as a two-hour ferry ride.
"While debate rages on over the impacts of wireless technologies on human health, those who claim a hypersensitivity to electromagnetism have called on B.C. Ferries to provide options to limit their exposure. . . .
"Health Canada maintains that "there is no convincing scientific evidence that exposure to lowlevel radiofrequency (RF) energy from Wi-Fi causes adverse health effects in humans."
"Nevertheless, the debate will continue in the coming years as public Wi-Fi become more common and the world around us grows increasingly wireless.
"The B.C. Centre for Disease Control capped off a two-year project in March, 2013 with the release of their Radiofrequency toolkit for environmental health practitioners.
"The 371-page report broke down the myriad types of wireless frequencies used in Canada, the research on their effects and methods to avoid exposure.
"We realize that there will continue to be divergent views on the effects of RF. And we hope that scientists from across Canada can join us in contributing their knowledge and understanding to future integrative work in this enormous field," wrote Dr. Tom Kosatsky, the BCCDC's director of environmental health services. . . .
Letter to Minister of Health by Jerry Flynn
July 6, 2013
Honorable Leona Aglukkaq
Minister of Health House of Commons
Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A6
Dear Minister Aglukkaq:
Shame on you for not protecting the Peoples of Canada against electromagnetic radiation (EMR)
Given Health Canada's abysmal history of NOT protecting the peoples of Canada from harmful products, e.g., tobacco, asbestos, lead, Thalidomide, etc, shame on you now for not launching your own independent investigation when it was brought to your attention that your radiation and protection branch continues to conduct its affairs in a blatant conflict of interest manner as it colludes with its provincial health counterparts, the Canadian Wireless and Telecommunications Association (CWTA) and its member companies, as well as with Canada's electric power utilities across Canada. As the Minister responsible, you should be outraged to know this, for it means: 1) the health and well-being of the peoples of Canada are again being sacrificed for profit [explained below]and 2) whatever shred of independent scientific integrity Health Canada may once have had no longer exists.
Given that in May 2011, the WHO classified all EMR a Class 2B "Possible" carcinogen, shame on you that you are still permitting electric power utilities across Canada to FORCIBLY install their pulsed microwave emitting Class 2B carcinogenic "Smart Meters" on the homes of all the defenseless, trusting peoples of Canada - including your own!
Shame on you for allowing yourself to be duped and kept ignorant of the fact that Health Canada's radiation protection branch/bureau is NOT protecting the peoples of Canada - including you and your own family.
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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