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Jul 17
2014

Prevent Cancer Now Submission to Health Canada

Submission to Health Canada regarding Safety Code 6 Draft

"Prevent Cancer Now is a Canadian National group with over 5000 followers, working to eliminate preventable causes of cancer.

"Prevent Cancer Now sees that today's science indicates a high level of certainty that radiofrequency radiation from communication devices contributes to tumours. Sufficient evidence exists linking radiation from wireless communications devices to cancer, to justify Health Canada reducing the exposure standards under Safety Code 6, and taking steps to minimize exposures of the young and most vulnerable. Based on our analysis of missing information and shortcomings of the human epidemiology information relied upon by Health Canada, we make the following recommendations, addressing both Safety Code 6 and ancillary actions for the consideration of Health Canada: . . .

  • Scientific Review
  • Precaution
  • Recent cancer research
  • Comments on the evidence regarding carcinogenicity presented in support of draft Safety Code 6 "status quo"
  • The Interphone Study
  • The IARC 2011 review
  • The Danish Cohort study
  • Incidence of brain tumours 
  • References
  • Minimize Exposure to Radiation from wireless communications
  • Background
  • References
  • Internal resources, and groups working for safer technologies
CHART Safer Use of Wireless Communications





Jul 14
2014

BC Health Authority misleading the public, hiding behind an outdated guideline.

Letter to Governments - Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in B.C.

We need to put pressure on our provincial health authorities to help protect us and our families from the RF proliferation and to stop misleading us by saying that everything is fine.

 " . . . This is outrageous. The public is being lulled into believing that the wireless gadgets they love and that they give their toddlers are safe. This is wrong - both in fact and morally.

"It is time for the provincial government to take responsibility for stopping this exposure. It has the duty to protect our health and it has the right to establish exposure limits that are precautionary.

"I ask our elected officials to review this information and join together to demand that correct information be given to the public. Demand that our health authorities do their jobs, tell the truth, and stop misleading the public.

"For additional reference please consider a letter signed 52 world renowned experts, asking for Health Canada to finally acknowledge the evidence that many other countries have based their guidelines on: http://c4st.org/images/documents/hc-resolutions/scientific-declaration-to-health-canada-english.pdf

Sincerely,
Sharon Noble




Jul 14
2014

Scientists and Physicians Call On Health Canada To Protect the Public . . .

From Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure - Magda Havas editorial

After reading the editorial at the link, click through at "Physicians" and at "Research Scientists" to land on the click-throughs where you can read the actual declarations and see the names of the MDs (Canadian) and Scientists (Canadian and others) who submitted them.

The declarations are not too lengthy and they are easy to read.




Jul 12
2014

Prof. of Medicine PAUL HEROUX's PhD Safety Code 6 Testimony

Video submission to Health Canada, explaining RF mechanisms and standards



Paul Heroux, director of the Occupation Health program at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine recently submitted this video to Health Canada which is reviewing its Safety Code 6 guideline on radiofrequency exposure.

Click on the link below to read an article from Microwave News, a well-respected journal on EMR and EMF research, about new research showing extremely low magnetic fields can have health effects.  

NB:  Of real interest are comments about the people at McGill University who call themselves "skeptics", funded by multi-millionaire Lorne Trottier who spends millions trying to discredit any scientist who shows that RF radiation from wireless devices is dangerous. Any evidence of harm would endanger Trottier's investments.  He has bought scientists at McGill - a discredit to this university. 

McGill University Professor Proposes Radical New Outlook




Jul 9
2014

Declaration: Scientists call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure

letter signed by renowned scientists and physicians urging Health Canada to stop denying that evidence exists that shows harm.

Canada's Safety Code 6 Guideline is fundamentally flawed.

Health Canada's Safety Code 6 is based on an obsolete account and analysis of RFR research and has disregarded or minimized certain recent studies, such as cancer, DNA damage, protein synthesis, stress response, and detrimental biological and health effects in humans that occur at RFR intensities below the existing Code 6 Guideline. . . .


Our urgent call for public health protection.

The public's health and the health of the environment are threatened by ever-evolving RF emitting technologies, without due consideration for what the potential cumulative impacts on biological systems are likely to be in the future.  

We urgently call upon Health Canada . . .

i) to intervene in what we view as an emerging public health crisis;

ii) to establish guidelines based on the best available scientific data including studies on cancer and DNA damage, stress response, cognitive and neurological disorders, impaired reproduction, developmental effects, learning and behavioural problems among children and youth, and the broad range of symptoms classified as EHS; and

iii) To advise Canadians to limit their exposure and especially the exposure of children. . . .




Jul 9
2014

Health Canada gets an F - C4ST

C4ST Press Conference: Frank Clegg, Dr. David Carpenter: Wireless radiation exposure code (Safety Code 6) fails to protect Canadians



Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, speaks to reporters at a news conference about wireless radiation exposure.

"Health Canada's proposed update to its safety code for wireless radiation exposure ignores current research and "fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," say experts.

"A group of Canadian physicians has written to Health Canada about Safety Code 6, the microwave radiation safety guidelines policy. The federal government has invited public comment on its proposed changes, and the doctors, along with a non-profit group called Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), say they fail to factor in dozens of studies that demonstrate the harmful effects of exposure to everyday technology: cellphones, baby monitors, and even cars and refrigerators.

"Our very strong message is that this safety code fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, told an Ottawa news conference.

"It fails to protect children from all-day WiFi in schools, it fails to protect anyone from a cell tower or a smart meter that may be located across the street or outside the window of their home or office building."

"Safety Code 6 was first developed before the Internet existed, Clegg said. "It is outdated and it failed to keep up with the times," he said. "More importantly, it has failed to keep up with the established science."

"For its update, Health Canada has ignored more than 130 studies that demonstrate that wireless devices can cause harm even at very low levels, Clegg said. These include links between radiation exposure and cancer, genetic damage, infertility, developmental impairment and cardiovascular health.

"Health Canada gets an 'F' for effort on this update to Safety Code 6," Clegg said.

"More than 20 physicians [52 physicians and scientists] have put their names on the declaration to Health Canada that makes three requests. . . 

'Health Canada gets an F'
Canada 'a generation behind'
Guidelines updated in other countries




Jun 21
2014

Smart meters for energy to be voluntary U.K.

Plans to force households to have energy smart meters installed have been shelved over health and privacy fears.

"The Government had promised that every household would have a smart meter by 2019 in a billion pound programme to stop gas and electricity bills being estimated.

"Officials are devising plans to allow people to reject the smart meters, which communicate remotely from households to energy companies.

"The move is a victory for campaign groups and backbench MPs, who raised concerns with ministers that the devices emit electromagnetic radiation 24 hours a day and cannot be turned off. Privacy campaigners were worried that half-hourly data on energy usage collected by smart meters could give clues about people's way of life, such as when someone is on holiday, at work or asleep. Sources in the Department for Energy and Climate Change said the proposal was shelved to avoid the programme getting "bogged down" in lengthy legal disputes.

"There has been a public outcry recently about the potential health effects of smart meters in the US and Canada.

"About 400,000 have been installed in British homes. Most of the devices emit similar radiation to mobile phones, microwaves and wireless internet.

"Campaigners are worried about the build-up of such devices in the home. Some people claim to be sensitive to electromagnetic fields, saying it gives them symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and headaches.

"In America, utility companies have been hit with multi-million dollar class action lawsuits from people who have had the devices installed in their homes.

"Regulators say smart meters are safe. But protesters point to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine's opposition to the devices.

"Bill Esterson, MP for Sefton Central, is now urging the Government to say whether smart meters will come with health warnings.

"Charles Hendry, the energy minister, said: "We believe people will benefit from having smart meters. But we will not make them obligatory."




Jun 8
2014

Court of appeal gives nod to City of Chateauguay (QUEBEC)

Québec Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the City of Chateauguay right down the line regarding the implementation of telecommunications towers on its territory.

"In a judgment handed down on Friday, May 30, the Québec Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the City of Châteauguay right down the line regarding the implementation of telecommunications towers on its territory.

"In a first judgment dated July 2, 2013, Québec Superior Court ruled in favour of the City concerning its request made to Rogers Communications Inc. to install a telecommunications tower on a lot acquired through expropriation at 50 Industrial Blvd. But the same court also affirmed that the City had acted in bad faith regarding the lot belonging to Mrs. Christina White. The judgment of last Friday confirms the right of the City to the expropriation and reverses the original decision which stipulated that the City had acted in bad faith.

"In her judgment, Judge Julie Dutil indicates that the Law on Cities and Towns grants municipalities the power to possess immovables for the purposes of land claims and expropriation. The Council can, by conforming to the provisions of articles 571 and 572, and to the expropriation procedures prescribed by law, appropriate all buildings or part of a building or servitude if needed for municipal purposes.

"For Châteauguay Mayoress Nathalie Simon, the Court of Appeal's decision is a great victory for all municipalities.
"The Court of Appeal is clear: the cities can decide what type of development that it wishes to have on their territory. It is also a beautiful victory for the citizens whose opinion was a determining factor in this decision."

The full press relese can be found here.




Jun 1
2014

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms REMINDER

REMINDER: EXCERPT from the Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms


REMINDER:

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 

 

1) The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom 

guarantees me the right to liberty to make important 

personal choices.  

 

2) The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom 

guarantees me the right to life, liberty and security.  

 

3) The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom 

guarantees me the right to security from 

unreasonable search and seizure.  

 

4) The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom 

guarantees me the right to respect for my private 

life, to non-disclosure of confidential information.  

 

5) The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 

guarantees my right to well-being.  

 

6) The Trespass Act of British Columbia - BC 462.  

 

7) The Human Rights Code protects persons from 

being harassed or discriminated against, and from 

retaliation should they complain. 

 

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

 




May 14
2014

Expired Hydro Meters: Letter from Janet Fraser, BC Hydro's Chief Regulatory Officer

Also included: Letter from Measurement Canada (Industry Canada) and Form Letter from Greg Reimer re Meter Replacement Notification

From Janet Fraser, BC Hydro's Chief Regulatory Officer, May 12, 2014

"BC Hydro writes in response to the BCUC's letter dated May 8, 2014, requesting information in relation to the exchange of time expired electricity meters. These meters are being replaced as the Measurement Canada accuracy seal has expired and the meter must be removed from service.

"BC Hydro is obligated to ensure that grid equipment, including meters, meets all applicable standards and requirements. BC Hydro's Electric Tariff, as approved by the BCUC, sets out the terms and conditions under which service is provided by BC Hydro to its customers, including the customers' obligation to provide access to their property so that it can read, maintain or exchange BC Hydro meters.

"The answers to the specific questions are as follows:

  • How many customers have been affected by an expired meter seal this month? . . . 
  • How can a customer determine whether or not their meter seal is expired? Please provide detailed instructions so we may provide these instructions to customers. . . . 
  • How long does BC Hydro expect it will take to replace the meters? . . . 
  • Is BC Hydro amenable to delaying these replacements until these customers are communicated with by the Commission subsequent to receiving the response to these questions? . . . 
  • As indicated in the letter from BC Hydro to the customers, please confirm that BC Hydro is not replacing any meter choices customers' meters with smart meters. . . 
  • Please provide a copy of the letter being distributed to the customers affected by this matter. . .

BC Hydro trusts that this information provided allows the BCUC to address the customer concerns that have been raised on this matter. For further information, please contact Gordon Doyle at 604-623-3815 or by email at bchydroregulatorygroup@bchydro.com.




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