Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Cell Tower Action Kit
This Cell Tower "Action Kit" offers an effective collection of informative, useful and active ways for citizens, faced with the fact of an exponential increase of cell towers and antennas in their communities, to inform themselves about the issue and launch affirmative action.
CELL TOWER ACTION KIT INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW
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Bill C-648 - An Act Respecting the Prevention of Potential Health Risks From Radio frequency Electromagnetic Radiation
From C4ST's Frank Clegg:
February 15, 2015
As you are aware, we joined MP Terence Young in Ottawa for the introduction of Bill C-648 - "The Warning Labels for Radio Apparatus Act". [Bill C-648] We are very pleased with the cross-party support we have received with 15 MP's publicly committing to support the bill to date, including former NDP health critic MP Libby Davis who requested to be a seconder on the Bill. We also received coverage in ten separate media outlets on the day's following the event.
We are disappointed, but not surprised, with the reaction from the Industry. Their dismissive comments tell us they will continue to keep their safety warnings buried in their manuals. Warnings that clearly state a minimum distance that all devices should be held away from our bodies and those of our children. See CWTA (Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association) comments . . . . in response to Bill C-648. This lobby association represents most major telecom companies in Canada.
Momentum is building around the world in countries dealing with the unsafe use of technology. The French Parliament recently passed a law requiring all advertisements regarding cell phones must now show a device (ear buds or speaker mode) that limits exposure to radiation. The same French law banned the use of WI-FI in day care centers and nurseries for children three years of age and younger. See . . . our interpretation of the new law.
Taiwanese lawmakers just last week passed new legislation in which parents who allow children younger than two years of age to use tablets and smartphones face fines. In Belgium it is illegal to market cell phones to children younger than 7 years of age.
While the 15 supportive MPs to date is good start to Bill C-648, there are another 293 MP's across Canada that share in the responsibility to protect Canadians. We ask that you . . . send an e-mail to your MP. If your MP is on the list of supporters found in the middle of the campaign page, please thank them. If they are not, we ask you to send them an email outlining why you think they should support this important bill. We have supplied suggested points for you to consider.
C4ST will be in Ottawa next week discussing Bill C-648 with select MPs. If you receive a positive response to your email please let me know by replying to this email, and I will contact your MP to see if we can set up a meeting to discuss further. All Canadians have a right to know that there is a safe way to use and enjoy technology. Bill C-648 is a major step to help raise awareness.
POWERPOINT for community cell tower awareness
45 slides for presentation to community organizations, businesses, councils, and citizens.
". . . Best Siting Practises to Provide a Safe Environment for All
Designate the CSRD as a Sensitive Community Area in its entirety, including Crown Lands, and apply a set of rules for all proponents to follow which requires democratically organized public meeting consultations and limitation of power density exposure for all antennae proposals and installations, regardless of height or size, including but not limited to stealth application, any and all modifications, free standing, building mounted, utility pole mounted, range extenders, collector units and micro and mini cells.
Require notification by regular mail letters, mail drop notices, posted notices, newspaper notices for all of the above within 500 meter radius regardless of height or industry. Crown Land applications to be posted in local newspapers and posted notices in the general area. Automatic notification of all new antennae to local special interest groups.
Federal change Feb 2014 allows for public consultation regardless of height, including cell antennae under 15 meters.
Endorse a Prudent Avoidance Policy for Cell Tower and Antennae Siting
Maintain a distance of 500 meters from living and working areas for new cell towers and antennae. mmmmmIdentify and exclude areas and structures which house or host the most at risk in community, being children, pregnant mothers, elderly and immune compromised:
1. Childcare facilities, schools and colleges
3. Recreation Centres
4. Elderly care homes
5. Recreational parks and playcentres
NEWSLETTER April - June, 2014 - Professor Girish Kumar, Electrical Engineering Dep't IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India
Mobile Phones and Public Health - Myths and Reality
Edna & Marshall Pettipas would appreciate your help - She is fighting for us all
" . . . Edna's success could have important favourable repercussions in the public interest. It is an opportunity that should be grasped. The other side with their incomparable financial resources is likely to bring witnesses, from medical and physics perspectives, who will try to negate that harm and loss could befall Edna due to cell tower radiation. To meet this challenge, more witnesses are needed for Edna's side, in the public interest.
"Edna's lawyer has shown bravery in taking the case on contingency, i.e. he does not get paid unless he wins. That means, however, that fundraising is necessary to enable bringing international experts to testify at the trial. These witnesses' names need to be submitted to the court in a few months time, well in advance of the trial. So there is pressure to meet a deadline.
"This is an appeal for donations to enable such witnesses to attend. All donations will be used strictly towards bringing witnesses for Edna's case. Please donate now directly to Edna's Legal Fund
BACKGROUND DECEMBER 2011
"On Feb 5, 2014, Industry Minister James Moore announced Changes to Industry Canada's Antenna Tower Siting Policy, CPC-2-0-03. http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=813859
"On Feb. 27, 2014, Industry Canada announced a consultation process for these changes.
"This is every Canadian citizen and politician's opportunity to have their concerns and opinions considered on Industry Canada's update to cell tower and antenna citing protocols.
"The deadline is March 31, 2014
"C4ST supports Industry Minister James Moore in the proposed changes to the IC tower siting policy as a step in the right direction. We do however have concerns.
Send Industry Canada your thoughts on the updates to the cellular tower notification process. . . .
information compiled by Una St. Clair October, 2013
Cell tower power point to keep on hand and share with others who want to do a cell tower meeting.
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
Why are they dangerous for our kids - and what you can do about it!
A new group of concerned West Vancouver residents has formed the Cell Towers Action Group of West Vancouver. Our objective is to get a moratorium on Rogers' proposal for 3 massive cell towers in our area.
Our West Vancouver Council will vote on this in September, so we are working on raising awareness, encouraging residents to take action, and encouraging them to attend the meeting in September. The municipality vote will go a long way in determining if this goes ahead or not. We also understand the jurisdiction complications.
If anyone in the North Shore of Vancouver would like to join our Group, they are welcome. The towers will roll out there, too, if Rogers follows through with its plan.
Please contact CTAG@shaw.ca if interested.
Attached is our latest flyer / handout which summarizes our message and call to action.
Generic Customizable Cell Tower Flyer for Neighbourhoods (Initial focus Cadboro Bay)
Once cell-towers are installed they are difficult to remove. More antennas can be added and the height increased within 2 years of the initial installation without consultation . . .
You can CUSTOMIZE this flyer for your particular neighbourhood group by adding your specific details (contact info and/or meeting time/location).
Simply OPEN the pdf file (with Acrobat Reader) and scroll to page 2.
At the bottom left of page 2, put your text cursor in the Grey Box where you see the text "Please support other concerned residents in YOUR neighbourhood!"
This is an editable field, and you can:
ADD to the existing text
REPLACE the text completely with your own contact info or message.
Choose "SAVE AS", and customize the name as you save your new version to your computer for future use.
NB: DOWNLOAD FLYER FOR VISIBLE HEADER:
What you Should Know About Cell towers in Your Neighbourhood . . .
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
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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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