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



Oct 23
2014

Parents: Should You Nix the Wi-Fi?

Fearless Parent: Thinking for a Change - Louise Kuo Habakus

"Is anyone in your house dealing with health issues that just won't go away no matter what foods you eat, which supplements you take, or how many practitioners and therapies you run through? Is your child anxious, hyperactive, erratic, ticking, angry, foggy, forgetful, sleepless, nauseous, sluggish, dizzy, itchy, congested, or in pain? Based on the extensive evidence base and reinforced by the volume of anecdotal stories I'm hearing, it's worth trying this . . .

Headings for this article: 

  • Shut off Your Wi-Fi 
  • The body is electric. 
  • "I don't have radiation in my home!" 
  • DEVICE-O-RAMA! 
  • WE ARE BATHED IN RFR 
  • Radiation is harmful, especially to children 
  • INFERTILITY CANCER AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE 
  • MYELIN DETERIORATION AND NEURONAL CONDUCTION
  • People are suffering terribly 
  • Recommendations for fearless parents 
  • MEASURE 
  • GO WIRED 
  • REDUCE 
  • DELAY 
  • GROUND AND BLOCK 
  • EDUCATE 

The author thanks Yifan Wang, Jeromy Johnson, and Devin Evert for their assistance and the benefit of their extensive research. Louise is going through iPad withdrawal. When she starts jonesing for some instant connectivity, she forces herself to ask: "Can it wait?" It almost always can.

Resources:
  • WEBSITES / BLOGS 
  • ARTICLES 
  • BOOKS / FILMS




Oct 15
2014

The Baby Safe Project - Scientific Studies

Environmental Health Trust and Grassroots Environmental Education

The BabySafe Wireless Project is a joint initiative of two environmental health non-profit organizations, Grassroots Environmental Education and Environmental Health Trust. For more information, please visit the websites of the participating organizations. 

The goals of the Project have been endorsed by many of the world's leading experts in the fields of microwave radiation, brain development, obstetrics, pediatrics and public health. To read the Joint Statement on Wireless Radiation and Pregnancy and view a list of signatories, click here. Funding for this project comes from private donations and from The Flow Fund. To make a donation to the project, please email Doug Wood at daw (at) grassrootsinfo.org. The Project does not recommend products or accept corporate donations, and has no financial interest in any aspect of wired or wireless technologies.




Oct 12
2014

Symposium on Health Issues

Health issues associated with the exposure to electromagnetic fields and microwave radiation - C4ST and Women's College Hospital Toronto present: Dr. Devra Davis, Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, Dr. Magda Havas, Dr. Anthony Miller, Mr Frank Clegg

Symposium held for Canadian Medical Doctors and Health Care Practitioners
Presented by C4ST and Women's College Hospital Toronto - September 12, 2014

Worried About Wireless?


Cellphone toxicology, exposure assessment and epidemiology -- an update on reproduction and cancer

Dr. Devra Davis Ph.D., M.P.H. Founder and President Environmental Trust Fund; former Professor, Department of Epidemiology and founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Institute



Fetal Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure from Cellular Telephones Affects Behaviour in Adult Mice

Dr. Hugh Taylor Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine 



"Electrosmog and Electrosensitivity" 
Dr. Magda Havas Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University 



"Radiofrequency Fields are a Probable Human Carcinogen"
Dr. Anthony Miller, M.D., F.R.C.P. Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto 



"Health Canada's Safety Code 6"
Mr. Frank Clegg Former President of Microsoft Canada, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology 



Panel Discussion



Symposium Overview




Sep 30
2014

CEO WIRELESS LETTER from Cindy Sage and David O. Carpenter

On behalf of the BioInitiative 2012 Working Group (September 22, 2014)

September 22, 2014

"On behalf of the BioInitative Working Group, we are writing to express our concern about the views expressed by CEOs from Google, Dell, Apple, Adobe, eBay, Facebook, the George Lucas Educational Foundation and others to the FCC supporting wireless technologies in schools.

"Your letter to the FCC dated July 7, 2014 titled Education Superhighway, states:

"Today, we are writing to you to urge swift bi-partisan action at your July 11, 2014 meeting to adopt the E-Rate modernization proposal set forth by Chairman Wheeler." "By responsibly investing $2 billion of unused funds and providing predictable ongoing support for Wi-Fi, the plan will make dramatic progress in bringing high-speed connectivity to our classrooms."

"No one denies that bringing high-speed connectivity to our classrooms is important. But it can be a wired connection and does not have to be WiFi. It does not reflect well on the ethics of your corporations to encourage the FCC to provide $2 billion dollars for new wireless classroom infrastructure and devices for school children . . .

"To promote wireless technologies in schools is to deliberately and knowingly disregard current health warnings from international science and public health experts. . . 

"Today, corporations that deal with educational technology should be looking forward and helping school administrators and municipal leaders to access safe, wired solutions. Your corporations can reasonably foresee and offer alternatives to potentially hazardous exposures to wireless radiation by choosing to support wired educational technologies."




Sep 1
2014

Girl Power Camp - Letter to Health Canada

re: Public consultation on Revision of Safety Code 6

Permission given to share the author's name, Girl Power Camp in Salt Spring.

From: Oona McOuat
Sent: July 14, 2014
To: safetycode6codedesecurite6@hc-sc.gc.ca
Subject: Submission re: Public consultation on Revision of Safety Code 6

Dear Health Canada,

We may be children, but because the guidelines you set for EMF safety and protection today may greatly affect our tomorrow, please accept our submission to the review process of your revision of Safety Code 6.

We have just spent a week studying exposure to EMF - surveying community members on their exposure levels to and experiences with EMF, and conducting an experiment on how direct WIFI exposure affects cress plants.

Most importantly, we examined how EMF exposure affects us personally - we listened to our bodies and shared with one another. We discovered that we are all listless and lacking in energy when we spend more than a few hours at a time on our digital devices. We noticed that some of us were physically and emotionally addicted to our cell phones - staying up late into the night talking and texting - and that when we slept with powered-on devices near our beds, we awoke tired, cranky, and un-refreshed. We wondered what the long-term effects of almost constant exposure to WIFI, cell phones, smart meters, microwaves, cell phone towers, and more, would be to our health and well-being. We learned there is no conclusive evidence that tells us we have nothing to worry about. We decided it was better to be safe than sorry.

We are concerned that Health Canada bases its guidelines for RF exposure on levels established by ICNIRP, an organization who, according to a 2011 parliamentary report by the Council of Europe is an: "NGO whose origin and structure are none too clear and which is furthermore suspected of having rather close links with the industries whose expansion is shaped by recommendations for maximum threshold values for the different frequencies of electromagnetic fields."

We are also noticed that on your website you claim: "Health Canada scientists have concluded (and the Royal Society of Canada has agreed) on the basis of current scientific data, that no adverse health effects will occur from exposure to RF fields at the levels permitted by Safety Code 6", and yet, only 16 of the 64 references used in the bibliography of the 2013 Safety Code Revision have been published since 2009 when the code was last revised. Some of the materials listed in the bibliography date back as far as 1982!

We ask you to look beyond the paradigm that claims that EMF has only a thermal - or heating - effect on the body, and to please recognize that our personal experiences and the attached experiment tell us that there is much more that needs to be learned before we truly know what safe levels of EMF exposure are.

With Best Regards,
 
Oona McOuat & the Participants of Girl Power Camp 2014




Aug 12
2014

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
2014

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
2014

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
2014

Open letter by British medical doctors

Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones

Includes Appendix of International Rulings




Apr 23
2014

TESLA TECHNOLOGY: Bladeless Turbines

5 BLADELESS TURBINES about to Revolutionize Energy Production

WRITE UP with VIDEOS

Possibilities?
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




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