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May 22
2015

Moratorium Resolution Passed in Okanagan-Similkameen (B.C.)

Call for a Moratorium on "Smart" Meter Installation in RDOS Electoral Area 'D'

"Yesterday, May 21, the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen received a presentation describing many of the problems associated with the program. Overwhelming approval was given for the moratorium, in which Fortis was asked to remove smart meters from every home in the District. By so doing, it becomes the 61st council in BC requesting cessation of the dangerous smart meter program."

Penticton Herald announcement   

As of June 17, 2013, the MORATORIUM COUNT of B.C. communities seeking a moratorium on the smart meter program.




May 14
2015

Cell phone headaches, cell tower blues

View from Trent - Magda Havas

"Imagine a world identical to our own with one exception everyone is deaf. There is no radio and television remains at the level of the silent movie. Telephone communication is visual but beyond that the world is very much like our own.

"What would such a world be like?

 "It would probably be very noisy, since there would be no need for noise control and no regulations to limit noise. Car engines would still roar, perhaps louder than they do now, tires would squeal, birds would sing, and thunder would rumble across the sky but we would not be able to hear any of this.

"Now, imagine that some people in this world can hear. They don't realize they are any different except in a few subtle ways. They can predict the coming of storms. They claim to "hear" thunder at a distance. They have difficulty sleeping. In the middle of the night they hear roaring engines, squealing tires, horns blaring and other things that are silent to the rest of us. Because of their poor sleep, they are tired during the day. They become anxious and worried. The noise frightens them but only they can hear it so they begin to question their sanity. . . .

"Electromagnetic hypersensitivity has not yet been accepted by our medical professionals. Just like chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical hypersensitivity, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) it will take some time and many complaining patients before that changes. In the meantime, those suffering need to reduce their exposure to radio frequency radiation not a simple thing to do in our highly technical society . . .

 "Our government can play a vital role. . .




May 1
2015

Meeting of the Standing Committee on Health April 23 2015

Oral Statement of Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, DSc at the House of Commons of Canada

Oral Statement of Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, DSc for the meeting of the Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons of Canada on April 23, 2015
My name is Dariusz Leszczynski and I am currently Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Helsinki in Finland. I do research in area of biological and health effects of cell phone-emitted radiation since 1997. I will briefly present now, what I said in a slightly more detailed form in my submitted document.




Apr 14
2015

Your cellphone is killing you: What people don't want you to know about electromagnetic fields

Dr. Martin Blank - Excerpted from "Overpowered: What Science Tells Us About the Dangers of Cell Phones and Other Wifi-age Devices"

The industry doesn't want to admit it, but the science is becoming clearer: Sustained EMF exposure is dangerous. MARTIN BLANK

" . . . My message is not to abandon gadgets--like most people, I too love and utilize EMF-generating gadgets. Instead, I want you to realize that EMF poses a real risk to living creatures and that industrial and product safety standards must and can be reconsidered. The solutions I suggest are not prohibitive. I recommend that as individuals we adopt the notion of "prudent avoidance," minimizing our personal EMF exposure and maximizing the distance between us and EMF sources when those devices are in use. Just as you use a car with seat belts and air bags to increase the safety of the inherently dangerous activity of driving your car at a relatively high speed, you should consider similar risk-mitigating techniques for your personal EMF exposure.  

"On a broader social level, adoption of the Precautionary Principle in establishing new, biologically based safety standards for EMF exposure for the general public would be, I believe, the best approach. Just as the United States became the first nation in the world to regulate the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) when science indicated the threat to earth's ozone layer--long before there was definitive proof of such a link--our governments should respond to the significant public health threat of EMF exposure. If EMF levels were regulated just as automobile carbon emissions are regulated, this would force manufacturers to design, create, and sell devices that generate much lower levels of EMF.  

"No one wants to return to the dark ages, but there are smarter and safer ways to approach our relationship--as individuals and across society--with the technology that exposes us to electromagnetic radiation."




Apr 12
2015

"Healthy at 100"

Excerpt from John Robbins' Book Healthy at 110 dealing with electric and magnetic fields in our society

Excerpt from John Robbins' recent Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2006 talk about his new book, "Healthy at 100." This is a book aimed at baby boomers which looks at studies of 4 cultures where people regularly live to 100, and determine what these cultures have in common that is responsible for longevity and good health.




Apr 12
2015

Parliamentary Health Committee (HESA) Investigation into Safety Code 6 2015

C4ST - Highlights from HESA Hearings - Safety Code 6 Is Under Investigation by HESA (Parliamentary Health Committee)

Highlights Include

  • Health Canada admits studies show harm at levels below Safety Code 6. 
  • Health Canada ignores the scientific research; its review is subject to bias and incorrect conclusions. 
  • Health Canada ignores 2010 HESA recommendations to proactively inform Canadians about adverse effects of EMR exposure. 
  • Health Canada admits there are NO studies regarding the cumulative effects from several devices from wireless radiation.
  • In its "fact sheet", comparing Canada vs. other countries, Health Canada omits countries representing 1.2 billion people with safety levels below Safety Code 6 Health Canada's statements to the committee conflict with statements made under oath in Quebec Superior Court on Feb 13th, 2013 
  • Health Canada admits there are no studies regarding the cumulative effects of several devices from wireless radiation 
  • Health Canada ignores the 2010 Health Committee recommendation to "ensure that it has a process in place to receive and respond to reports of adverse reactions to electromagnetic radiation emitting devices." 
  • Health Canada resists the request to have a database that physicians may be asked to look at any kind of possible cause and effect on new cancers among people? 
  • Scientific expert calls for a special category for pregnant women 
 FULL RECAP

Health Canada Advises That 36 of the 140 Studies Submitted by C4ST Were Included in the 2015 Safety Code 6 - BUT WHERE?
  • Further Conflicting or Confusing Statements From Health Canada From Day 1 HESA Hearings 
  • Hearings Day 1 - March 24th, 2015 - Full Recap (Official Minutes, Listen to Full Audio Recording, Read Official Transcript) 
  • AGENDA: Health Canada Safety Code 6 s
MP's speaking:
  • Ben Lobb
  • Heddy Fry 
  • Wladyslaw Lizon 
  • Christine Moore 
  • Terence Young 
  • Murray Rankin
  • Cathy McLeod
  • Djaouida Sellah
  • James Lunney
Also speaking:
  • Andrew Adams Director General, Environmental Radiation Health Sciences Directorate, Department of Health
  • Paul Demers, Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Care Ontario, As an individual
  • Peter Hill, Director General, Spectrum Management Operations Branch, Department of Industry
  • Martin Blank, Special Lecturer Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, As an Individual 
  • Frank Prato, Imaging Program Leader, Assistant Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • James McNamee, Chief, Health Effects and Assessments Division, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Department of Health
  • Meg Sears, Adjunct Investigator, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, As an Individual
Hearings Day 2 - Scheduled For April 23rd, 2015 
Timeline 
Current 2015 HESA Committee Membership 
Related Documents




Apr 12
2015

Hidden Health Warnings - Canada and U.S.

Have you found and read the health and safety cautions in your device?

Union Roots To Know - Canada 

A Right To Know: Smartphones, iPads/tablets, Smart Boards, document cameras, routers, etc...




Apr 12
2015

Governments and Organizations that Ban or Warn Against Wireless Technology

International: Includes Doctors and Scientists Calling for Stricter Regulation and/or a Moratorium on Wireless Technology

And more all the time . . .




Apr 12
2015

Insurance industry responds to the risks of wireless technologies

Who's responsible? Who pays--who doesn't pay? (2-page handout)

  • United States: Regulatory Warning 
  • Employer Liability
  • Occupational Health and Safety 
  • Health and Safety School Legislation
EVERY employer must ensure that the employer's workers are made aware of all known or reasonably foreseeable health or safety hazards to which they are likely to be exposed by their work. BC Occupational Health& Safety Regulation -General duties of employers Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Div.3-2b




Apr 10
2015

Local politics -- schools, zoning, council elections -- hit us where we live. So why don't more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly care. 

A 7 minute talk worth watching. As you do, think about how these "obstacles and barriers" apply to the smart meter problem, cell towers and the proliferation of other wireless infrastructure in our communities.  The government is making it impossible to get information, is refusing to allow input, is lying and misrepresenting, is allowing no choice. If we, as a growing number of concerned citizens, all continue to work together as we have now for many years, we can knock down the obstacles and garner support and active participation. Together, we need to figure out how to do this in effective ways, regardless of governmental bureaucracy, BC Hydro and an uncooperative media.




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