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Jul 14
2014

Scientists and Physicians Call On Health Canada To Protect the Public . . .

From Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure - Magda Havas editorial

After reading the editorial at the link, click through at "Physicians" and at "Research Scientists" to land on the click-throughs where you can read the actual declarations and see the names of the MDs (Canadian) and Scientists (Canadian and others) who submitted them.

The declarations are not too lengthy and they are easy to read.




Jul 12
2014

Prof. of Medicine PAUL HEROUX's PhD Safety Code 6 Testimony

Video submission to Health Canada, explaining RF mechanisms and standards



Paul Heroux, director of the Occupation Health program at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine recently submitted this video to Health Canada which is reviewing its Safety Code 6 guideline on radiofrequency exposure.

Click on the link below to read an article from Microwave News, a well-respected journal on EMR and EMF research, about new research showing extremely low magnetic fields can have health effects.  

NB:  Of real interest are comments about the people at McGill University who call themselves "skeptics", funded by multi-millionaire Lorne Trottier who spends millions trying to discredit any scientist who shows that RF radiation from wireless devices is dangerous. Any evidence of harm would endanger Trottier's investments.  He has bought scientists at McGill - a discredit to this university. 

McGill University Professor Proposes Radical New Outlook




Jul 9
2014

Declaration: Scientists call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure

letter signed by renowned scientists and physicians urging Health Canada to stop denying that evidence exists that shows harm.

Canada's Safety Code 6 Guideline is fundamentally flawed.

Health Canada's Safety Code 6 is based on an obsolete account and analysis of RFR research and has disregarded or minimized certain recent studies, such as cancer, DNA damage, protein synthesis, stress response, and detrimental biological and health effects in humans that occur at RFR intensities below the existing Code 6 Guideline. . . .


Our urgent call for public health protection.

The public's health and the health of the environment are threatened by ever-evolving RF emitting technologies, without due consideration for what the potential cumulative impacts on biological systems are likely to be in the future.  

We urgently call upon Health Canada . . .

i) to intervene in what we view as an emerging public health crisis;

ii) to establish guidelines based on the best available scientific data including studies on cancer and DNA damage, stress response, cognitive and neurological disorders, impaired reproduction, developmental effects, learning and behavioural problems among children and youth, and the broad range of symptoms classified as EHS; and

iii) To advise Canadians to limit their exposure and especially the exposure of children. . . .




Jun 1
2014

Wi-Fi in Schools FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (updated September, 2012)

  • 1. What are the official warnings? 
  • 2. What are other countries doing? 
  • 3. What does a Precautionary Approach look like? 
  • 4. Is Wi-Fi safer than cell phone use? 
  • 5. Wi-Fi has been around for a few years - why haven't we seen a problem? 
  • 6. What do insurance companies say? 
  • 7. Should there be an Informed Consent procedure? 
  • 8. Do we need Wi-Fi to prepare children for the 21st century? 
  • 9. What can we do?

Print some up and keep them with you as you go about your day - Drop them off in health stores, schools, medical offices - everywhere you can. They are handy and easy to give to people on a regular basis.

 




May 6
2014

City brings in promised opt-out from RF Hydro Meters - Westmount, Quebec

Residents to be notified of meter replacement - Westmount Independent Newspaper report

Westmount residents will soon be able to opt out of the city's ongoing installation of radiofrequency (RF) hydro meters under a new by-law adopted April 8. An alternative non-RF meter is expected to be available in about two months.

Providing a choice for residents has been publicly requested by various groups and citizens for some two years so that people may make personal choices regarding controversial health-impact issues related to RF equipment.

The new by-law also requires Hydro Westmount to notify customers in writing at least 30 days before replacing their meters.

The opt-out program to be offered by Hydro Westmount is conditional on the non-RF meter being positioned outside the house - at the resident's expense if re- location is required - and at an installation cost of $99 and a monthly charge of $5.

The installation fee is to be waived, however, in cases where an existing traditional electromechanical meter - now no longer on the market - is expiring and due for required replacement, typically after 10 years. . . .  Download doc below

Additional Information in the Westmount Independent Archives:
http://www.westmountindependent.com/WIv6.5a.pdf  May 1, 2012, p. 11 and 13    
http://www.westmountindependent.com/WIv6.10d.pdf  October 23, 2012, p. 4

 




May 1
2014

The call of the Wild could soon be interrupted by another form of technology. Parks Canada's intent to bring WiFi to 15 to 20 of its parks and sites by this summer has ignited a wave of criticism from some of the country's best known nature lovers. We've got the debate. . . 

RADIO BROADCAST

CTV - PARKS CANADA DEFENDS WI-FI HOTSPOTS, says they won't be in "back country". 

CONTACT PARKS CANADA




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>
Sent: 
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. 






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