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and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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Updated Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
NEW: WEBSITE JUST FOR CLASS ACTION
1. CLASS ACTION
COMPLETE THIS FORM TO JOIN THE BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION:
2. **** IMMEDIATE ACTION
CURRENT OPT-OUT SIGN for your ANALOG
3. WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW?
4. TAKE ACTION IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Arrange a showing of TAKE BACK YOUR POWER
5. JUST WAKING UP?
If you have NEVER INFORMED BC Hydro of your OPPOSITION to this program, or your wish to REMOVE an UNWANTED smart meter, and wish to do so now:
SEND THIS and then proceed from the top of this package:
NO-FEE OPT-OUT REGISTRATION NOTICE (BC HYDRO)
(INSTRUCTIONS for No-Fee Opt-Out Notice (BC HYDRO)
" . . . Two gentlemen, Madeson Chase and Len Miller, of Vancouver, recently had their firearms seized as a result of their disagreements with the Smart Mer program. Miller, a well known opponent of Smart Meters and a retired Vancouver Police Detective, found a BC Hydro crew on his property, preparing to install a Smart Meter on his house. Miller informed them that they were trespassing, that he did not wish to have a Smart Meter installed and ordered them off the property. Miller then called Vancouver Police, informed them of the trespass and requested their assistance.
"When the police arrived, they asked Miller if there were any firearms in his home. When Miller responded that there were, the firearms were seized under the excuse that since Miller was angry and upset at the trespass on his property, he and his firearms represented a danger to pubic safety and the safety of the Smart Meter installers.
"Madeson Chase, also of Vancouver, had a similar experience with Smart Meters. . . .
B.C. Hydro Commercial Customers are now included in the CSTS class Action against BC Hydro
Until now (December 2013) BC Hydro has excluded business and commercial customers from their "Choices" program.
So, as of December 2, BC Hydro Commercial accountholders have been incorporated into the Civil Class Action against BC Hydro.
The following form is to be completed by those who fit the Class membership criteria listed on the form:
Necessary to JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against BC Hydro. Download, fill it in, and send it by Canada Post.
COMPLETE THIS FORM to join the BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION
PARTICIPATION FORM (Residential) to download
Mailing address if different_________________________________
E-mail address ____________________ phone number ____________
BC Hydro account number, if you have one ____________
Suggested contribution towards class action legal services (circle one):
$10 $20 $30 $50 $100 OTHER: ______
Additional donation for administration gratefully accepted $ _______
Please make cheque payable to "Coalition to Stop Smart Meters"
Printed name: ________________________
Mail to: Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave., RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9
NB The PARTICIPATION FORM (downloadable below) is not an email form. We need your correspondence with us to be in writing.
Please complete this Class Action Participation Form by printing out the form, filling in each section carefully, and mailing it to the address given at the bottom of the form, with your donation by cheque payable to "Coalition to Stop Smart Meters."
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS:
Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated November 17, 2013
The following package is for those who wish to approach their doctors with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiation. It contains links organized into specific health effect categories. These links can be printed out according to personal areas of need or concern, and used to start a dialogue with doctors who may not as yet have associated certain health conditions with EMF or RF exposure.
The introductory letter on pages 1 and 2 contains a link to the entire list, and may be useful to your doctor as a reference tool.
"Dear Medical Professional:
"Your patient has asked us for support in providing you with information regarding the possible health risks from non-thermal microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, recently reclassified by the WHO/IARC as a Class 2B, possible human carcinogen.
"This WHO risk category also includes lead, DDT, chloroform, and dioxane, and is relevant to all wireless devices emitting radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, cell phones, IPads, Wi-Fi routers, wireless games, baby monitors, and smart meters . . .
"Many doctors have already given medical advice to their patients by way of a medical letter or note on a prescription form stating that the patient should avoid, for medical reasons, living in a residence or residential complex at which a wireless meter is operating in order to maintain their health or avoid aggravating a medical condition. This medical advice stating the health condition and advising the patient that they should avoid ongoing exposure to wireless radiofrequency and smart meter emissions will allow your patient to participate in the Human Rights Action currently underway. We are hopeful that the individual's right to protect their health as advised by their medical doctor will be upheld by the Human Rights Tribunal, and this forced exposure within their own home to undesirable microwave radiofrequency emissions will be replaced with reasonable and respectful accommodation by BC Hydro . . . "
Information categories contained in this package:
Recommendations Regarding EMR Exposure - American Academy of Environmental Medicine Recommendations Regarding Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Exposure - Submitted by:Amy L. Dean, DO and William J. Rea, MD
" . . . Because Smart Meters produce Radiofrequency emissions, it is recommended that patients with the above conditions and disabilities be accommodated to protect their health. The AAEM recommends: that no Smart Meters be on these patients' homes, that Smart Meters be removed within a reasonable distance of patients' homes depending on the patients' perception and/or symptoms, and that no collection meters be placed near patients' homes depending on patients' perception and/or symptoms . . . .
RELATED: AAEM Calls for Immediate Caution regarding Smart Meter Installation
No consensus reached on EMR's effect on health
EXCLUSION - ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
This insurance does not apply to:
(1) "Bodily Injury," "property damage," or "personal and advertising injury" arising out of, resulting from, caused by or contributed to by electromagnetic radiation, provided that such injury or damage results from or is contributed to by the pathological properties of electromagnetic radiation; or
(2) The costs of abatement or mitigation of electromagnetic radiation or exposure to electromagnetic radiation.
This exclusion also includes:
(a) Any supervision, instructions, recommendations, warnings or advice given or which should have been given in connection with the above; and
(b) Any obligation to share damages with or repay someone else who must pay "damages" because of such injury or damage. . . .
Coalition News: a few of many to BCUC, Energy Minister Bill Bennett, BC Hydro CEO Greg Reimer, various editors re BC Hydro's "Meter Choices Program"
May we suggest you consider writing to the BC Civil Liberties about your privacy concerns. The Privacy Commissioner has washed her hands. No one else is concerned. http://bccla.org/about/our-office
Also, please keep letters going to the BCUC, as well as the Lieutenant Governor, who, ultimately, could influence the government's actions. Her name is Hon. Judith Guichon, email firstname.lastname@example.org
GREG REIMER CEO
Executive Vice President, Transmission & Distribution BC Hydro
P.O. Box 9530, Stn Terminal, Vancouver, B.C.
BILL BENNETT (Minister of Energy and Mines) email@example.com
BC HYDRO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Response to Questions re Method of BC Hydro Smart Meter Refusal
A question we are asked frequently is whether people can still participate in the civil lawsuit against BC Hydro if they are using other forms and processes of smart meter resistance. The answer is simply, yes, you can participate and use any of our forms and letters, as nothing a person can do individually with regard to such choices could affect the lawsuit one way or another. . . .
Telecommunications- Authority to Permit the Installation of Stand-Alone Antenna Poles
Published on Dec 2, 2013 Dr Anthony Miller from the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health presents to Toronto Council that RF exposure should be classified as a 2A (probable carcinogen), not a 2B (possible carcinogen)
This is a 3-minute video of a November 2013 presentation by Dr. Anthony B. Miller in which he states his belief that wireless radiation would be classified "2A PROBABLE HUMAN CARCINOGEN" if it were evaluated today. Dr. Miller sat on the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) committee when IARC made the decision to classify radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (wireless radiation from any sources) as a "Category 2B possible human carcinogen" (May 2011).
This clip is his presentation to Toronto Councillors at the City of Toronto Government Management Committee regarding the proliferation of increased density of wireless radiation emitted by cellular network towers/antennas installed below 15-metre height in Toronto.
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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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