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Jul 21
2016

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE

updated July 21, 2016

BC HYDRO

**After the Class Action Hearings in December 2015, 
Madame Justice Elaine Adair, the Provincial Supreme Court Judge assigned to the Lawsuit against B.C. Hydro, has considered her decision as follows:

JUDGEMENT of Madam Justice Adair, July 12, 2016

CBC News Report: Smart meter class action lawsuit against BC Hydro denied

July 21, 2016: CLASS ACTION UPDATE and comments about Judge Adair's decision not to certify the class action 

SUMMARY of Class Action Hearings to date in the
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro December 7 to 11, 2015  



Application for Certification from Class Action Plaintiffs - October 1, 2015

FortisBC 




Jul 21
2016

N.B. Please do not send registrations or donations for legal costs, at least for now.




Jul 18
2016

No Where To Go To School

Mandatory Exposure to Microwave Radiation In Our Schools Has Left 11 Year Old With No Where To Go To School

"Tyler is one of many children who is suffering from the mandatory exposure to the wireless technology that has been installed in our schools. Parents are frustrated with having to deal with School Boards who are willfully turning a blind eye to the thousands of peer reviewed studies confirming the health effects from this unregulated technology that has never been tested for safety. Here is a story that needs to be told! . . .




Jul 13
2016

Smart meter class action lawsuit against BC Hydro denied - CBC News

Judge says individual actions better suited to address complaints about controversial program.

"A B.C. Supreme Court judge has rejected a bid by smart meter opponents to certify a class action lawsuit claiming BC Hydro has installed the controversial devices in violation of personal liberty.  

"In a 36-page decision, Justice Elaine Adair found there was no way to test key issues raised in the case: whether exposure to smart meters causes biological effects and human harm; and if deciding not to have one on your dwelling is a "fundamental personal choice".  

"The judge also found a conflict between the groups of people affected by the outcome of the lawsuit, which was driven by the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters and the Citizens for Safe Technology Society.  

"The plaintiffs and those who have supported the CSTS and the coalition believe passionately in their position," Adair wrote.  

"However, for others, that position simply represents the triumph of groundless hysteria over good science and holds the prospect that BC Hydro's remaining customers will have to pay higher rates. Success for one group would result in failure for the others." 

  • Privacy, health and economic concerns .
  • 'End of the plaintiffs' fight?'




Jul 12
2016

Judgment of Madam Justice Adair - Smart Meter Certification Decision

Davis v. British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority in the Supreme Court of British Columbia

Davis v. British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority

1. Introduction
2. Factual background
3. The Certification requirements: overview
4. Does the Proposed NCC disclose a cause of action: s. 4(1)(a)
5. Identifiable class and class description: s. 4(1)(b)
6. Common issues: s. 4(1)(c)
7. Preferable procedure: s. 4(1)(d)
8. Representative plaintiffs and litigation plan: s. 4(1)(e)
9. Summary and disposition

Summary and disposition

"In summary, the certification application is dismissed. Although I have concluded that the Proposed NCC pleads a cause of action based on the liberty interest protected by s. 7 of the Charter, and that the proposed class description could probably be redrafted in an acceptable way, I have concluded that the plaintiffs have failed to meet the requirement under CPA s. 4(1)(c) regarding certifiable common issues. This is fatal to the certification application.

"The plaintiffs' application to amend the notice of civil claim and to add parties as plaintiffs is also dismissed. However, the plaintiffs (if they wish) have leave to apply to amend the notice of civil claim (to a form consistent with these Reasons) and add parties, providing they do so within 60 days of the date of these Reasons."

CBC News
Smart meter class action lawsuit against BC Hydro denied




Jul 11
2016

No Safe Place

A letter to Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson from Olga Sheean (first posted July 26, 2016)

Olga Sheean has been able to get Orca Air to agree to have cell phones turned off when those who suffer from EHS travel on their airline. This "letter" is actually a comprehensive document that outlines the effect of wireless devices and infrastructure being launched and promoted by Vancouver City Council. The letter/presentation is extremely thorough, and worth reading.

Main themes in this document:

  • Ignored, excluded and incapacitated--citizens forced to flee 
  • Evidence of harmful effects: quick facts 
  • Scientific fact versus political spin and misinformation 
  • Physical effects of EMR 
  • The key symptoms of EHS 
  • Important landmarks on the EMF lifeline 
  • Human rights and human wrongdoings 
  • Questions for you and the government to answer 
  • A taste of what's to come: the real cost of electromagnetic radiation 
  • Scientists call for more protective measures, given increasing evidence of risk from EMFs




Jul 6
2016

WI-FRIED?

Catalyst - ABC Australia

The Australian ABC program, Catalyst, televised a program (30 min) on the dangers of microwave radiation. Very good watching. A video that should be shared widely. VIDEO

Could wifi-enabled devices be harmful to our health? You cannot see it or hear it but Wi-Fi blankets our homes, our schools and our cities. Australia's safety agency says there's no evidence of harm, but that's not the same as saying its safe. A growing number of scientists are concerned that the widespread use of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-enabled devices could be slowly making us sick. In this Catalyst investigation, Dr Maryanne Demasi explores whether our wireless devices could be putting our health at risk.

Maryanne Demasi is presenter/producer on ABC's Catalyst program. This is her response to the outcry regarding her report about Wi-Fi



Sometimes Asking Questions Provides You With Answers That May Be Uncomfortable

Open Letter re ABC Catalyst Wi-Fried Documentary Australia

Science Censorship in Australia: The Retraction of the ABC TV Catalyst "Wi-Fried?"

EMFacts Consultancy
More on Science Media Centre spin on the Catalyst program - this time from the UK branch. 




Jul 6
2016

WiFi in the Sky, Convenient, Profitable and In-demand - Is It Safe?

Radio-frequency (RF) - Wireless Microwave Radiation Exposure from Mobile Devices and WiFi Connectivity

1. Aviation Alert? 
2. International RF Exposure Safety Standards In Question
3. Questions for the Aviation Industry and Inflight WiFi Providers
4. Scientific, Medical and Pilot Performance Issues
5. Partial Summary of Biological Effects
6. Commercial Pilots From Several Countries
7. Technology and Technical Experts
8. Threats to Security, including GAO Report

Appendix:
A. Cardiac Effects and More Medical Issues, Cardiologist's letter
B. 2008/2012 Letters from group of European Physicians
C. UK Electrical Engineer and other Technical experts
D. Rough Draft of Sample Inflight Symptom Survey
E. References
F. FAA response to our letter concerning satellite transmissions

IN SUMMARY with 8 key points




Jul 1
2016

" . . . What do fried gonads, brain buzz and scary 'senior moments' have in common? Here's a clue: it's that thing in your hand/pocket/backpack, on your desk or beside your pillow--the cell phone or wireless device that seems to have become a permanent extension of your body, an integral part of every moment of your existence, and a tool that feels essential to life itself.

"Yet that wonderful gadget, connecting you to so many fascinating facts, people, news items, apps, gossip and image-defining feedback, may be surreptitiously, progressively chipping away at your health, hormones, sexual performance, brain function and longevity. It may feel like your lifeline, but what if it's actually causing serious problems that you're blaming on something else? What if you're taking sleeping pills, painkillers, anti-seizure drugs, anti-inflammatories or other pharmaceuticals to address something that's being caused by your wireless wonder-phone? It is, after all, emitting a powerful signal that extends for 20-40 feet in all directions around you. Invisible and intangible (to most), yet capable of penetrating cement, metal, plastic, rubber, clothing and human bodies, this radiation is the ultimate silent, stealthy, insidious invader. You'll never see it coming, and it will be the last thing you'll ever think of blaming if you're sick, exhausted, have cancer, become infertile, suffer loss of libido, have ADD/autism, lose your hearing or develop any kind of neurological condition.

"The cell phone industry and Internet service-providers will tell you that Wi-Fi radiation is safe--and we all sowant to believe them so we can continue our addictive love affairs with our phones. But the science says otherwise--definitively, categorically and conclusively--with thousands of studies and medical data now confirming the harmful effects of the radiation that's saturating our urban environments. I could inundate you with compelling scientific data ... but do you really want to know? . . .






Jul 1
2016

Doctor's Information Package

Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated July, 2016

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: 

  1. Microwave Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation - General 
  2. Smart Meters
  3. Interference with medical devices / Smart Meter Risk
  4. Children
  5. EHS/ES - Electrosensitivity
  6. Diabetes
  7. Heart
  8. Tinnitus / Microwave Hearing / Dental Effects
  9. Sleep and Insomnia
  10. Infertility / Sperm Damage
  11. Cell Towers - Applicable to constant low-level exposures
  12. Cell Phones
  13. Published Articles
  14. BEES - This section included due to potential impacts on human health from loss of bees and pollination
  15. Lawsuits, Scientific Statements and Letters
  16. Cancer
  17. Brain Function / Epilepsy / Alzheimer's / ALS
Also available:

Open Letter to GP and Other Medical Colleagues  January, 2012
Guidelines for Doctors
AAEM calls for Caution (American Academy of Environmental Medicine)




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