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Letter from Dr. Hugh Scully to Toronto's Government Management Committee
" . . . As a physician leader in Canada with a great commitment to the health of Canadians, I am very concerned about the increasing evidence internationally that EMR is creating increasing health problems in our population as its use increases exponentially. This is particularly true among children and young Canadians, and teachers [and nurses] who are continuously exposed to wi-fi routers in schools [and hospitals].
"As a cardiac specialist, I am concerned that - 20%of people have detrimental cardiac rhythm sensitivity to EMR. . . .
Councillor Josh Matlow's letter proposing that Toronto implement free Wi-Fi in parks, public spaces and Business Improvement Areas (BIA's).
Speak Up and Stay Alive - RadiOh! Interview
Are hospitals safe for newborns? Cindy Sage joins Pat to discuss some of the findings of the updated BioInitiative Report as it relates to hospital safety. Listen as she answers some audience email questions.
Launch July 2014 - The Mobile Operators Association has struck a deal with National Parks England to provide improved mobile coverage for the benefit of local communities
Link to The Telegraph: National Parks [U.K.] to get mobile signal boost
"England's National Parks are set to benefit from improved mobile coverage, following an agreement between National Parks England the Mobile Operators Association, which represents EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.
"The aim of the deal is to help communities living in National Parks to benefit from consistent high quality mobile connectivity, while minimising any adverse environmental impacts.
"Operators will be encouraged to share masts where possible, and come up with alternative designs and innovative proposals to enable networks to be deployed in an manner that protects the rich wildlife and cultural heritage of the parks.
The agreement was launched by government ministers from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities and Local Government.
"Our National Parks are areas of incredible beauty but they are also places where people live and work," said Communications Minister Ed Vaizey. Related Articles Android L vs iOS 8: what is different? 09 Jul 2014 Post Office to enter mobile phone market 08 Jul 2014 Microsoft's Lumia 930 receives UK launch date 07 Jul 2014 Mobiles 'could be barred from flights' if not charged 06 Jul 2014 Veho: portable smartphone chargers HSBC
"They need access to the modern communications that many of us have taken for granted for years. The new agreement could make a real difference to those who live, work or visit our glorious National Parks."
"Environment Minister Lord de Mauley added that National Parks are living, working places, worth more than Â£4bn to the national economy. It is therefore essential that businesses and homes in the parks have access to 21st century communications.
"This spirit of cooperation is exactly what is needed to bring modern technology to remote areas so we can close the digital divide and help grow our rural economy," he said.
"The work will cover the 10 National Parks of England, including Broads Authority, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, North York Moors, Northumberland, Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities.
"Exmoor's National Park Officer, Nigel Stone, said that National Park Authorities have developed good working relationships with the installers of mobile phone networks, and welcome interest from mobile operators."
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.
CTV interview with Frank Clegg (July 9, 2014)
. . . "Our very strong message is that this safety code fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, told an Ottawa news conference.
"It fails to protect children from all-day WiFi in schools, it fails to protect anyone from a cell tower or a smart meter that may be located across the street or outside the window of their home or office building." Safety Code 6 was first developed before the Internet existed, Clegg said."
C4ST Press Conference: Frank Clegg, Dr. David Carpenter: Wireless radiation exposure code (Safety Code 6) fails to protect Canadians
Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, speaks to reporters at a news conference about wireless radiation exposure.
"Health Canada's proposed update to its safety code for wireless radiation exposure ignores current research and "fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," say experts.
"A group of Canadian physicians has written to Health Canada about Safety Code 6, the microwave radiation safety guidelines policy. The federal government has invited public comment on its proposed changes, and the doctors, along with a non-profit group called Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), say they fail to factor in dozens of studies that demonstrate the harmful effects of exposure to everyday technology: cellphones, baby monitors, and even cars and refrigerators.
"Our very strong message is that this safety code fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, told an Ottawa news conference.
"It fails to protect children from all-day WiFi in schools, it fails to protect anyone from a cell tower or a smart meter that may be located across the street or outside the window of their home or office building."
"Safety Code 6 was first developed before the Internet existed, Clegg said. "It is outdated and it failed to keep up with the times," he said. "More importantly, it has failed to keep up with the established science."
"For its update, Health Canada has ignored more than 130 studies that demonstrate that wireless devices can cause harm even at very low levels, Clegg said. These include links between radiation exposure and cancer, genetic damage, infertility, developmental impairment and cardiovascular health.
"Health Canada gets an 'F' for effort on this update to Safety Code 6," Clegg said.
"More than 20 physicians [52 physicians and scientists] have put their names on the declaration to Health Canada that makes three requests. . .
'Health Canada gets an F'
Canada 'a generation behind'
Guidelines updated in other countries
Video: Internet-free Vancouver cafe will be a refuge from the tyranny of digital signals email@example.com
"Social Artist Julien Thomas is opening the Faraday Cafe, a pop-up coffee shop at 434 Columbia Street near Gastown. The goal is to offer an oasis in the city from the invasion of the internet by utilizing a Faraday Cage to repel outside electrical signals.
It could be argued that when we go out to dine or drink we ought to share the experience with the friends surrounding us, and perhaps even strangers in the vicinity.
At least, that's how it used to be. But more and more, faces stuck to phones, we share public outings through our digital devices, chatting with humans we may never meet in the flesh, and ignoring people within speaking distance.
"Julien Thomas, a Vancouver construction worker by day and social artist by night, has erected a digital-signal-repelling cafe in Vancouver's Chinatown in an effort to draw people back to people, and the traditional cafe scene. The Faraday Cafe -- which will be open for just two weeks -- is named after the Faraday cage, a device used in lab settings that blocks out electrical waves through the use of conductive material.
"Thomas feels -- and says he senses many others do too -- that something has been lost in the past few years. Wherever we are, we feel compelled to text or answer texts, tweet selfies, and constantly document our existence in the virtual world. Even if we aim to be alone and contemplate private thoughts, we're just an incoming text away from distraction.
"There is a whole generation of people in this country that don't remember what life was like before Facebook," Thomas said in an interview Wednesday. "I think people are looking for opportunities to opt out and leave their phones behind."
"Thomas was rushing to put the final touches on his cafe space, a white-walled room filled with aluminum window mesh. He and an architect partner had found that blocking out electromagnetic signals was harder to do than they had imagined.
"A flowing and multi-layered design of mesh walls and corridors provided the most visual appeal, but in testing several days ago they found that very small folds and gaps in the unboxy design allowed Internet signals to invade the room.
"So Thomas had to improvise, and constructed a "cage" in the centre of the cafe which will be truly digital signal free.
"Thomas said the purpose of his cafe experiment is not really to promote "anti-phone" culture, but to get people thinking about seeking pockets of freedom in a wired world.
"He feels that using special architectural materials to block out virtual reality is taking the explicit no-phone policies already enforced in some venues, such as theatres or galleries, to the next level.
"When we can be reached at all times, I believe privacy is a privilege," Thomas said. "People will want to go places where they can't be reached, where Google can't track them."
"The Faraday Cafe, at 434 Columbia Street, will serve artisanal coffees by donation and feature special events and DJs, from July 3-16.
Video: Internet-free Vancouver cafe will be a refuge from the tyranny of digital signals
Letter from Jerry Flynn - Ex-Electronic Warfare and Signals Intelligence Specialist
ZigBee-compatible devices and gadgets you need to know about:
If you allow a smart meter in/on your home, once the second transmitter inside is activated (the "ZigBee" chip which electric utilities never mention and don't want you to know about), you, your loved ones, your pets, your plants . . . and all of your neighbors will be exposed to unfathomable amounts of 'new' harmful, chronic, low-level, pulsed, non-thermal microwave radiation from the following, and more!
See for yourself at: www.zigbee.org.
You should also note that all of this 'new' radiation is on the same frequency your microwave oven operates on to cook food and heat liquids. Do you really want this to happen to your children and grandchildren? If you remain silent now, it will be too late - and futile - for you to complain later. . . .
William Thomas - February 21, 2013
"Next time you're on a cellphone looking up at those long lingering plumes spreading across the sky, you might decide to end that call. If you spot any cell towers, roof-mounted transmitters or high-voltage power lines within a mile of your location, you may wish to evacuate the area immediately. And once home, you will want to permanently disconnect all wireless devices, including computer routers and "always-on" portable phone cradles. Because what you see in the sky is what you breathe. And chances are you've been breathing barium for more than a decade.
includes Wi-Fi in the Workplace: Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association (OECTA) Provincial Health and Safety Committee
A position regarding the use of Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation,
including WiFi, in the Workplace
Researched and presented by the OECTA Provincial Health and Safety Committee
There are growing health and safety concerns regarding the widespread use of technology, such as cellular phones and wireless computer networking (Wi-Fi), which produce non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. It is estimated that at least 3 per cent of the population has an environmental sensitivity to the radiation that is emitted by these devices and, as a result, experience serious immediate physical/biological effects when exposed.
As has been the case with other known societal health and safety issues, such as exposure to cigarette smoke or asbestos, the health effects of unprecedented long term exposure to this radiation may not be known for some time. Widespread use of, or exposure to, wireless communication devices and WiFi technology in Ontario schools, can be positioned as a potential workplace hazard.
This paper examines what is currently known about the impact of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, reviews the implications it can have for Ontario schools, including OECTA members, and makes recommendations to the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association on the issue.
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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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