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Apr 21
2014

Battle Lines are Drawn Over Smart Meter Safety (Oklahoma) VIDEO

includes links to other smart meter reports

" . . . Powers says the commission approved the smart meter installation and the agency should be obligated to hear cases regarding safety concerns.

"He said, "It appears this is not a type of consumer complaint that you [commissioners] want to deal with and you are wanting to say that it's other people's responsibility."

"OG&E representatives could not disagree more. . . .

VIDEO




Apr 20
2014

Mobile phone radiation leads to oxidation in cells (UKRAINE)

PRESS RELEASE: Group of Ukrainian scientists assesses available studies on ROS

This report reviewed 80 studies and found 76 that confirmed that even low levels of RF exposure can do serious harm, especially to DNA.

It is time to demand that the authorities implement the precautionary principle and remove Wi-Fi from schools and smart meters from homes. Our Public Health authority needs to finally admit that the evidence of harm calls for immediate action.




Apr 17
2014

Canada Post Removes Wi-Fi from Saanichton Post Office

Letter of accommodation from the Group President of Canada Post's Physical Delivery Network

The attached letter is from Canada Post recognizing the need to accommodate people with EHS.

" . . . As a customer-focussed company, we are very much aware of the need to provide barrier-free access to our post offices and dealerships . . . thank you for bringing this issue to our attention.  We remain committed to providing you and other customers with efficient and accessible service at all times."




Apr 14
2014

Frank Clegg (C4ST) re Health Canada and Safety Code 6

Interview on Newstalk 1290 CJBK - London Ontario, April 12, 2014

Following the publication of the RSC Review of Health Canada's Safety Code 6, Frank Clegg speaks to Andy Oudman and Pam Killeen on Newstalk 1290 and explains why he's unhappy with the "rubber stamp" that the RSC has given, and what is next . . . .

INTERVIEW




Apr 14
2014

Scientists Speak Out

C4ST - RSC Conflicted Review of Safety Code 6 Released

Two Scientists Break Silence on "Major Flaws" in Royal Society's Recent Report on Safety of Cell Phones and Towers, Smart Meters and Wi-Fi -

C4ST - CNW - April 14, 2014:

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Two peer reviewers involved in this month's Royal Society report on wireless safety say the results cannot be trusted, because the Panel ignored evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to humans.

 

The scientific reviewers also said key panelists were in conflict of interest as they regularly accept funding from wireless and energy companies.

 

One of the reviewers, Dr. Martin Blank, holds two PhD's and has published more than 200 papers at Columbia University on the health effects of wireless radiation. The other reviewer, Dr. Anthony Miller MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

 

Both say the Royal Society panel ignored scientific evidence published over the past five years. As peer reviewers, they noted some panelists were conflicted and others lacked sufficient expertise.

 

"The Royal Society panel has failed in its obligation to the public," said Dr. Miller. "It ignored recent evidence that wireless radiation is a probable carcinogen." 

 

Dr. Miller said he is most concerned about involuntary exposure, such as children exposed to Wi-Fi in schools.

 

Dr. Blank said the Royal Society dismissed definitive studies that prove wireless radiation causes harm to human cells, including sperm cells when men carry phones in their pockets.

 

"We don't need further study to lower safety limits," said Dr. Blank.  "There is already enough evidence to recommend lower limits for wireless radiation in Canada."

 

The Royal Society's panel has been mired in controversy. Last summer, the original Chair resigned after a conflict of interest was exposed in the media. The Royal Society promised to publish the remaining scientists' conflicts in its final report, but did not.

 

SOURCE Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST)

 

For further information: Background: www.C4ST.org/break-silence, Interviews: media@c4st.org, PH: 705-444-9662

From: "Canadians For Safe Technology" <info@c4st.org>
Sent: 
Monday, April 14, 2014 6:29:28 AM
Subject: RSC Peer Reviewers Break Their Silence




Apr 14
2014

C4ST Press Release: Scientists Break Silence on RSC Report

Two Scientists Break Silence on "Major Flaws" in Royal Society's Recent Report on Safety of Cell Phones, Cell Towers and Wi-Fi

"Ottawa - Two peer reviewers involved in this month's Royal Society report on wireless safety say the results cannot be trusted, because the Panel ignored evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to humans.

"The scientific reviewers also said key panelists were in conflict of interest as they regularly accept funding from wireless and energy companies.

"One of the reviewers, Dr. Martin Blank, holds two PhD's and has published more than 200 papers at Columbia University on the health effects of wireless radiation. The other reviewer, Dr. Anthony Miller MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

"Both say the Royal Society panel ignored scientific evidence published over the past five years. As peer reviewers, they noted some panelists were conflicted and others lacked sufficient expertise.

"The Royal Society panel has failed in its obligation to the public," said Dr. Miller. "It ignored recent evidence that wireless radiation is a probable carcinogen." . . .




Apr 11
2014

Smart Meter Fights Continue

Legal Actions Update from Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

  • Civil Lawsuit 
  • Class Action Application 
  • Legal Rights




Apr 11
2014

  • Civil Lawsuit - Class Action Application 
  • BC Human Rights Class Action 
  • Why has it been so long since the last newsletter???

NB: The third page of this newsletter, broadcast widely to individuals who have subscribed to it, is missing in this online post.  FYI, below is the important information contained in that portion of the April newsletter.  To subscribe, see the application located at the bottom of the sidebar to the right side of every page of the website.


BC Utilities Hearings on Opt Out Charges

We have been participating in the BC Utilities Hearings ongoing, and encourage those with analogue or non-RF smart meter to wait for the decision on opt out charge which we expect in the coming weeks. We can look to the Fortis decision by the BCUC which allowed Fortis to charged $9 per month, $18 bi-monthly, for a non-RF smart meter which choice is available to all its customers without discrimination, residential or commercial. While we believe that real choice must include the safe and secure analogue meter, we can look to this decision to gauge the kind of opt out fee which BC Hydro will be allowed to charge. We believe that the $35 monthly fee was set at such a high rate specifically to intimidate and remove as much opposition as quickly as possible. BC LIberals are expert at manipulating the public and finding ways to avoid real democratic process in the pursuit of their nefarious goals. We expect that those who have paid the $35 extortion fee/blackmail payment will receive a credit or refund once BCUC sets the actual rate in the near future.


Letter from Dr. Devra Davis to President Obama on Wireless Risks 

Read the Open Letter HERE http://ehtrust.org/open-letter-to-obama-about-wireless-radiation/

Dr. Davis' career has spanned all areas of academia, public policy and scientific research. President Clinton appointed the Honorable Dr. Davis to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and as the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the USA, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, WHO, and World Bank, and served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the US National Toxicology Program.

Her new book "Disconnect" selected by TIME magazine as a top pick, provides shocking detail about wireless radiation and your health. More and more "heavyweight" scientists are speaking out against wireless exposure as an unconscionable risk to our young people.

Children's Safety - iPAD FIPAD! Learn the Truth in this Flyer 
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Parents-for-Safe-Schools-FLYER-re-iPads,87,3776


AND THE LAST WORD GOES TO THE AMAZING AND WONDERFUL DR. OLLE JOHANSSON!

Dr. Olle Johansson, Neuroscientist, Speaks To and For All of Us

This is one of the most complete and easy to understand lectures by a truly independent (no industry funding) scientific expert on the risks of microwave radiofrequency radiation, giving you the "why and what" of exposure. Easy to understand, easy to share, good for medical doctors and general public for quick learning. Please take the time to watch and share.

Dr. Johansson, Karolinska Institute, "Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields" 
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Health-Effects-of-Electromagnetic-Fields--a-Neuroscientists-views,16,3754

Thanks so much, Olle!!!!




Apr 4
2014

New regulations on the sale of GSM (Belgium)

Belgium: New regulations on the sale of GSM in force from 1 March 2014 (GSM = Global System for Mobile Communications)


New regulations on the sale of GSM
"From 1 March 2014, new rules come into force on the sale of GSM. On the one hand, it is prohibited to sell GSM specially designed for young children (under 7 years). On the other hand, it is mandatory to mention the SAR value at all points of sale of GSM, not only in stores but also on the Internet.

Banning the sale of GSM for children
"Mobile phones specially designed for young children can no longer be placed on the Belgian market. Referred adapted mobile phones for children under 7 years, which, for example, have few or keys are presented in an attractive form for children. Any advertising on the use of GSM for the age of 7 is also prohibited.

The value of radiation (SAR) becomes mandatory information to the attention of consumers
"You can now choose your new mobile phone, taking into account the value of radiation (SAR). The SAR is the specific absorption rate (SAR or SAR in English, derived from "specific absorption rate"). The SAR value is indicated with other technical data of GSM, and not only in stores but also in online sales. Why are these measures?

"These are precautionary measures. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an increased risk of brain cancer is possible in case of intensive use of a mobile phone. For this reason, the IARC has classified radio waves as "possibly carcinogenic." Pending clearer scientific findings, measures are taken. The goal is to educate users of GSM.

"By opting for a mobile phone with a lower SAR value, you can reduce your average exposure. However it should not call for hours, because the way you use your mobile phone determines your exposure. To reduce your exposure sure to use a headset, texting and avoid calls when you're in an area with poor reception. You can find more advice on the " Towards a reasonable use of mobile phones . "

"Children enter early into contact with GSM devices. The total exposure during their lives will therefore be greater than current adults. In addition, children absorb more radiation than adults GSM (2 times for the brain and 10 times for the cervical cord).

"Hence the importance of increased vigilance, given the classification of radio waves as "possibly carcinogenic" by IARC.

NB: Article (above) available in many translations from the French.

From Wikipedia: GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications, originally Groupe Special Mobile), is a standard developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe protocols for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks used by mobile phones. It is the de facto global standard for mobile communications with over 90% market share, and is available in over 219 countries and territories.

The GSM standard was developed as a replacement for first generation (1G) analog cellular networks, and originally described a digital, circuit-switched network optimized for full duplexvoice telephony. This was expanded over time to include data communications, first by circuit-switched transport, then packet data transport via GPRS (General Packet Radio Services) and EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution.)




Apr 3
2014

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) - A Personal Case Study

A briefing on EHS for Health Professionals, Research Scientists, Government Officials and concerned members of the Public - November 27, 2013

I felt compelled to write this personal case study because through my own personal experiences I have found that there is a serious lack of understanding of what Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), also commonly referred to as Electrosensitivity (ES), is and its cause. For some people, EHS can be completely disabling and in some extreme situations, can lead to hospitalisation due to aggravation of pre-existing medical condition(s), development of tachyarrhythmias, which at times can result in a loss of consciousness, and other acute effects on the neurological system.

"The main problem being faced by people who are suffering from EHS is that they are left in a tenuous position where there is a complete absence of government support. EHS is declared to be "not a medical diagnosis" [1] by the WHO and so sufferer's symptoms are ignored and often misdiagnosed by the medical profession. This then can lead to the prescription of unnecessary and ineffective medication. Only Sweden recognises EHS as a functional impairment while the Austrian Medical Association has provided guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of EMF related illnesses [2]

"My hope in writing this case study is to dispel misconceptions some members of the scientific community, government bodies and the general public have on this functional impairment. I also hope that by detailing my own personal experience with EHS that I can help those who may be suffering similar symptoms recognise the cause and help them understand how they can manage their condition, and to some degree, protect themselves. . . 




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