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Initiatives and Letters of Concern to, and Responses from, Persons of Influence

Aug 12

Health Canada communications re safe use of wireless technology in schools

Media Release: Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (ETFO) supports recommendation that Health Canada improve communications regarding safe use of wireless technology

Toronto, ON - "The Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (ETFO) supports an Expert Panel recommendation that Health Canada provide the public with more information about radiofrequency energy, and the safe use of wireless technology.

"It would make sense for Health Canada to put this recommendation into the context of the classroom, and develop a resource for the safe use of wireless technology in our school communities," said ETFO President Sam Hammond.  

" to a 2013 national survey by the Canadian Teachers' Federation, more than half of Canadian teachers were concerned about lack of information from school boards to teachers, students and parents about wireless technology.  

"Health Canada is the federal agency responsible for safe exposure limits to the radiofrequency fields that are produced by wireless technology. These exposure limits are set out in Safety Code 6 and applied to industrial, medical and consumer technologies. Ontario school boards refer to Health Canada's Safety Code 6 as the standard for determining the safe use of wireless internet technology in schools.  

"At Health Canada's request, the Expert Panel was convened by the Royal Society of Canada to review proposed revisions to Safety Code 6. In its review released last April, the Expert Panel reported that no additional precautionary measures were needed regarding the exposure limits of Safety Code 6. However the report included a number of recommendations calling for continued research. The Expert Panel Report is currently being reviewed by Health Canada.

"We will continue to monitor research, developments and decisions made by standard setters and regulators in Canada and internationally on wireless technology on behalf of our members," added Hammond."

Jul 19

Doctor's Information Package

Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated July 19, 2014

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)

Jun 5

Wireless concerns raised by death of close friend

Letter to the Editor of Nanaimo Daily News

" . . . Were "convenience and connectedness" worth it? For all their convenience, they won't reconnect me to Lynda. I'll never see Lynda again, never hear her voice, never marvel with her about creation.

"I'm glad that my body reacts to microwave radiation and warns me to leave dangerous areas. I have learned to listen to my body, and not to some bored electronics engineer who has no clue - or care - about biology . . ."

Apr 27

Open letter by British medical doctors

Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones

Includes Appendix of International Rulings

Apr 23

TESLA TECHNOLOGY: Bladeless Turbines

5 BLADELESS TURBINES about to Revolutionize Energy Production


Bladeless Wind Turbine #1: 'The Saphonian'
Bladeless Wind Turbine #2: 'The EWICON'
Bladeless Wind Turbine #3: 'The Fuller Wind Turbine'
Bladeless Wind Turbine #4: 'Catching Wind Power'
Bladeless Wind Turbine #5: SheerWind Invelox

Apr 21

Cindy Lee Russell, M.D., Vice President of Community Health, Santa Clara County Medical Association wrote an article warning about the health risks of technology in schools: Shallow Minds: How the Internet and Wi-Fi in Schools Can Affect Learning

Dr. Russell writes: "There are a host of concerns with classroom technology, and the virtual world it creates, that have not been explored in the rush to "modernize" education and prevent our kids from becoming "computer illiterate," despite the fact that computers are designed for ease of use. These issues range from distraction in the classroom, impairment of cognitive development and long-term memory, deficiency in learning social skills, Internet addiction, cyber bullying, access to inappropriate content, eye fatigue, and security risks to online learning networks. In addition, the sheer cost of computers and continuous upgrades is likely to break many school budgets. We have not mentioned the issue of toxic e-waste, another growing public health problem."

"We will not get rid of the Internet or computers. We should not ignore, however, the enlarging body of science that points to real threats to public health and, especially, our children's safety and well-being. The best approach is precautionary. Reduce the risk by reducing the microwave emissions. It is our obligation as physicians and parents to protect our children. They are the future and our legacy."

Dr. Russell recommends . . .

Apr 4

The Wireless Holocaust

An Open Letter to Rhode Island Parents re Wi-Fi in Schools

"Please, spare us the excuse that Wi-Fi is everywhere, or that there is a federal initiative pushing Wi-Fi in schools as part of Common Core, or that other schools are installing it, or that you can't afford to turn down the grant money. Do you push someone in front of a moving train because an authority figure tells you to, or because they promise you large sums of cash? Or because everyone else is doing it? Really? When the person you shoved in front of the train gets killed, what is your excuse? NEWS FLASH: There are no excuses; you will have committed a crime.

"It's not a secret anymore. Whether it be from cell towers, cell phones, "smart" wireless utility meters, or Wi-Fi, the evidence is stacking up that there is a slow motion holocaust in progress. And one might argue that school and state officials who permit the use of Wi-Fi in schools despite overwhelming evidence of harm are complicit in this possible crime against humanity. History will be the judge of that--and so, perhaps, will a jury of their peers.

"It is time to be outraged about the paradigm of illness and death that has been created for us by corporate entities, one where cancer, brain tumors, and debilitating health problems are the new "normal." This is NOT the paradigm I choose for myself and my children-- is this the world you want to live in? Is this the legacy you wish to leave for your children?

"For those seeking the truth about the dangers of Wi-Fi in schools and wireless technology in general--and who want to do something about it--please attend our free public meeting on the third Thursday of each month, starting April 17 at 6:30 pm at Food for Thought, 577 Kingstown Road in Wakefield, RI. . . .

Apr 1

Concerns about Wi-Fi's harmful effects are legit

published January 29, 2014 in The Narragansett Times, Wakefield Rhode Island

" . . . The biggest trial lawyers association in the world, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), has been paying attention. They've publicly thrown down the gauntlet to the Wireless industry (http://thefullertoninformer.com/2013/09/) in a complaint to the FCC, acknowledging that wireless radiation health effects are equatable to the same disease latency as that from nuclear radiation exposure. The AAJ has done their homework. And as if the carcinogenic nature of this radiation isn't bad enough, the wireless signal oscillating at 2.45 GHz has also been found to cause heart arrhythmia and tachycardia, as detailed in a study by Magda Havas, PhD. I wonder if this is why defibrillators are now being installed in schools across the country in response to what seems to be an epidemic of sudden cardiac arrests? (http://www.parentheartwatch.org/inthenews.aspx) . . .

Mar 1

Wi-Fi Non-Consent Form for Use in Schools

A strategy for parents to raise awareness at the school level. Canadian format- UPDATED March 2014

Wi-Fi Non-Consent Form with Context for use. The following NON-CONSENT FORM is a tool for parents who are concerned about the existence, or installation, of Wi-Fi networks or other wireless technologies in their children's schools.

Can be used with the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (Canadian Format)
or the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (U.S. Format) 

Jan 19

iPad Safety Motions in Victoria School District

Presented to Victoria Board of Education by School Trustee Dianne McNally on Monday, January 20, 2014

This would be a useful proposal for others making motions in other school districts.

a) i. That the Board ensure that all K-5 classrooms with wifi capability have simplified iPad safety requirements posted where students can read them, and
ii. that the instructions are clearly interpreted in drawings for non-readers
iii. that the classroom teacher review these safety requirements with students as needed and if unsafe operation of the iPad is noted, and
iv. that all school personnel who will be working with students and iPads be given a copy of teh iPad safety information below: . . .

b) That the Board ensure all middle school classrooms have summarized points from the iPad safety section in the manual posted in every classroom and that the classroom teacher supervising operation of iPads review the safety information as needed / when unsafe operation is observed. . . 

c) That high school classrooms have the iPad safety information from the applicable manual posted and visible to studets, and that it be brought to students' attention by the classroom as  needed.

d) That any information posted in classrooms and / or provided to teachers regarding safe operation of iPads be sent to Administration of every school in which wifi is used.

e) That the link to videos of recorded iPad emissions on the SafeInSchool site be provided to parents by school Principals. http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/01/ipad-iphone-wi-fi-radiation-and.html

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