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Letters and Initiatives
Internationally, credible scientific evidence has been, and is being, presented to support the realization that the biological effects of wireless technologies extend not only to humans but to all living things. Here, find examples of letters and initiatives that show support for these studies and their findings.
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NEW Deadline for comment period ends Friday, October 31st - This will go ahead IF Forest Service approves
Please, send your comments, short, long, get them in so you can be involved later.
N.B. Public input to October 10 has been significant, and so requests to have the deadline extended have been granted. The new deadline for comments is now October 31. Examples of Letters
If you are tweeting a message about the US Navy EMF testing as follows, due to the length you may have to do so in a series of 3 tweets. Please post, tweet and retweet this to reach as many people as possible in the short time we have. And please, write, call, visit your MP's and MLA's to demand that they get involved to find out where our governments have been while this has been going on in the U.S.
Beginning next year (2015) the U.S. Navy plans EMF weapons exercises (powerful RF devices) in the Olympic National Forest in Washington State, along the shores of northern Olympic Peninsula. Callum County faces Victoria and B.C. The frequencies are high, 4-8 GHz, and travel great distances. British Columbia will very likely be exposed to high levels of radiation that the military will be testing.
The US Forest Service issued a draft approval finding no significant impact. The U.S. Navy is saying there is no evidence of harm to animals or humans.
We all know this is not true. Significantly, the Forest District Manager Dean Millett cancelled his decision (Environmental Assessment) on September 26 and re-opened the Public Comment period. That Public Comment period ends October .
All the documents are here Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)- Electrowarfare
To have standing to make an objection later during the objection period, you must submit a comment now. The objection period will take place after the public comment period closes and District Manager Millett re-issues a decision.
Project name is apparently Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA) That must be in the subject line if sending comments by email.
Those wishing to provide input and have standing (eligibility) during the future Objection period for this project must submit their comments to the project lead:
1835 Black Lake Blvd SW,
Olympia, WA 98512.
If you have any questions regarding the details of this proposal or have comments, please contact Greg Wahl at email@example.com [only for questions] or (360) 956-2375. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Those submitting electronic copies [of comments] must put the project name in the subject line, and must either submit comments as part of the e-mail message or as an attachment only in one of the following three formats: Microsoft Word, rich text format (rtf) or Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf), and can do so to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
In cases where no identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity will be required for objection eligibility. If using an electronic message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification. E-mails submitted to e-mail addresses other than the one listed above, in other formats than those listed, or containing viruses, will be rejected.
For more information and documents on this project, including the Draft Decision Notice (under "Decision"), the Final EA, and EA Public Notice Extension, Sept.26 (under "Supporting"): http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Electrowarfare Information on the extended comment period are under "Supporting". Here are two informative articles on this from the Peninsula Daily News. Post comments on the most recent one below:
Excerpts from the first link:
The Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range project would entail the first use of electromagnetic radiation for the Navy training that pilots now simulate by internal aircraft controls.
Dean Millett, district ranger for the Pacific District of the Olympic National Forest, had issued a draft notice of a decision earlier this month in which he had agreed with the Navy's finding of no significant impact, clearing the way for a Forest Service special permit.
He canceled the decision Thursday and reopened public comment because of "renewed interest . . . from members of the public who were unaware of the proposal," notice of which was not published in North Olympic Peninsula newspapers.
Comment is being accepted through Oct.  on the environmental assessment, which is at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Electrowarfare.
The purpose is to train to deny the enemy "all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation (i.e. electromagnetic energy) for use in such applications as communication systems, navigation systems and defense related systems and components," according to the environmental assessment.
Extended exposure to electromagnetic radiation could cause a health hazard, the Navy said in the environmental assessment, available at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-Electrowarfare.
The emitters would operate on a radio frequency band from 4 to 8 gigahertz (GHz).
Navy officials did not know the impact of the emissions on small animals, saying "There are no conclusive direct hazards to human tissue as a result of electromagnetic radiation.
"Links to DNA fragmentation, leukemia, and cancer due to intermittent exposure to extremely high levels of electromagnetic radiation are speculative; study data are inconsistent and insufficient at this time," according to the assessment.
Crew members staffing the trucks would be protected by being under the tower, which is pointing the electromagnetic radiation upward, Sodano said.
The draft decision has been made by one person, Dean Millett, District Ranger for the Park. He decided to let the Navy proceed with their Alternative 2 is because "it meets the purpose and need of the project most effectively". This park ranger is deciding what is best for the Navy instead of what is best for the park.
Please comment and distribute this information widely. According to the press report, if the Forest Service says "No", the Navy can't use the Forest.
Questions? Contact Greg Wahl, Forest Environmental Coordinator
Excellent Letters written re US Navy testing of in Pacific Northwest
Below are just some of the excellent letters written today that some of you might find useful in writing your own. Please, take a few minutes and write by the new deadline of Friday, October 31. If you do so, then there will be the opportunity to have further input in the future.
Subject: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)
We are a family of six living in Saanich, British Columbia. We write to express our extreme disagreement with the US Navy's intention to test RF devices along the shores of the northern Olympic Peninsula.
Both U.S. residents and residents of Canada, not to mention wildlife in an ecologically sensitive area, will be exposed to high frequencies and high levels of radiation. There is absolutely no evidence that such testing is safe for humans, wildlife, or important plant ecosystems. This is an an enormous and foolhardy risk. It brings to mind the nuclear testing conducted in the southwest United States that contaminated much of the United States with radioactive fallout for many years.
The dangers of EMF radiation are many and real. The prestigious and respected American Academy of Environmental Medicine has made this an area of concern, and recently gave their highest award to Dr. Martin Pall of Washington State University for his research in this area. Dr. Pall has explored how EMFs act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels, and how EMF exposures can cause physiological effects including cancer, oxidative stress and EHS. In addition many physicians are discovering that their patients are experiencing difficulties because of EMF exposure, and Women's College Hospital in Toronto has recently established a program to educate doctors about this threat, which some public health professionals call the greatest challenge to human health in the twenty-first century.
Our family does not give our permission for the US Navy to subject our children to this serious health threat. Both the United States and Canada should look to other countries whose standards regarding EMF exposures are much more demanding, and whose forward thinking should lead the way on this issue. We insist that the residents of this area be considered, and that the US Navy be prevented from such testing.
Forwarded to : Popham.MLA, Lana ; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Randall.Garrison@parl.gc.ca; email@example.com; Edward Hill ; firstname.lastname@example.org
To each BC MP:
Dear Members of the Canadian Parliament,
The US Navy plans to do testing of powerful RF devices along the shores of northern Olympic Peninsula (Clallum county faces Victoria and BC). The frequencies are high, 4-8 GHz, and signals using these frequencies travel great distances. We very likely will be exposed to high levels of radiation that the military will be testing.
Comments are being accepted from the public at email@example.com until Oct. 10. Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA) must be on the subject line.
The Navy is saying there is no evidence of harm to animals or humans. Independent scientific evidence proves this statement to be incorrect. Inadvertently, but without doubt, the US Navy will be experimenting on Canadians, on our families and on our wildlife.
Has the Canadian government been informed about this exercise? If so, what was the reaction? If not, there should be a strong objection to such an exercise from taking place in an area where Canadians will be exposed. There is no way to limit exposure to such emissions which have been shown to have dangerous effects, especially on children and fetuses, those with compromised immune systems, and the elderly.
This must be stopped. This trespass into our environment must not be allowed. I implore you to ask your leaders to contact the US government and demand that our sovereignty and safety be respected.
I am writing in utmost concern for your intention to permit the Olympic National Forest to be used as an electronic warfare testing ground by the US Navy. If passed, this decision will undoubtedly cause irreversible harm to the plants, birds, animals, ecosystems, and humans directly in, and in areas within a several hundred-mile radius of this site.
Studies conducted by world-class, non-industry-funded scientists show there is NO SAFE level of radiation, and that radiation from all sources is cumulative. Furthermore, a peer-reviewed study published May 7, 2014 in Nature, International Weekly Journal of Science proves the negative effect of EMF on migratory birds. " So far, no putative effect of anthropogenic electromagnetic noise at intensities below the guidelines adopted by the World Health Organization 1, 2 has withstood the test of independent replication under truly blinded experimental conditions. No effect has therefore been widely accepted as scientifically proven. Here we show that migratory birds are unable to use their magnetic compass in the presence of urban electromagnetic noise. These fully double-blinded tests document a reproducible effect of anthropogenic electromagnetic noise on the behaviour of an intact vertebrate."
In regards to your comment that "There are no conclusive direct hazards to human tissue as a result of electromagnetic radiation, last August the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine published a paper by Washington State University Professor Emeritus of biochemistry Martin Pall, which documents how EMF affects the flow of voltage-gated calcium channels in our cells. Pall links this change in cellular activity to a plethora of physical ailments. Basing his conclusions on 24 studies, he has this to say about short high-intensity pulses of microwave radiation: " We know from the nanosecond pulse studies[that these pulses] can be very damaging and act via VGCC activation, with activation continuing long after the pulse has ceased (7). It has been known for over 30 years that short microwave pulses can cause massive cellular damage (57)." EMF has been recognized as a potential carcinogen by the WHO in 2011 (alongside lead and DDT), and scientifically linked to autism (which is up by 33%), skyrocketing ADHD, the disappearing honeybee, and more. Read the literature, and it becomes clear that the potentially harmful effects of EMF exposure are much greater than the thermal (heating) risks current exposure standards attribute to it. In 2011, the Council of Europe (47 countries, 800-million people) urged all of its member nations to "reconsider" their relationship with ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) whose radiation Exposure Limits are almost universally adopted and, instead, observe the limits recommended in the BioInitiative 2007 Report. This report, if adopted, would require Canada and the USA to reduce their radiation Exposure Limits 10,000 times. In section 7 (Technological progress and economic growth at the expense of environment and health protection ) subsection 29 of their 2011 parliamentary report on the potential danger of EMF, the Council of Europe states:
"...it is most curious, to say the least, that the applicable official threshold values for limiting the health impact of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields and high frequency waves were drawn up and proposed to international political institutions (WHO, European Commission, governments) by the ICNIRP, 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."
Lastly, neither Lloyds of London nor Swiss Re Insurance will insure against health-related claims attributed to devices emitting non-thermal microwave radiation.
In light of all of the above, I sincerely hope that reason and prudence will prevail, that you do not permit the testing of these weapons to proceed, but keep the Olympic National Forest as a pristine refuge, a haven for wildlife and for future generations, a place that promotes not destruction and illness, but health, balance, and well being, _______________________________________________________________________
Dear Mr. Greg Wahl,
See below my concerns with the future testing of weapons and RF exposure. Please keep me informed of any and all decisions made in this regard and please ensure that my concerns are included in the decision making, as it impacts my life directly. I appreciate your time and effort in ensuring that people's quality life is protected at all times, never at the expansion of technology or security.
Sent: October 8, 2014 9:02 PM
Subject: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)
My name is XXX , I live in Victoria and suffer the daily effect of RF radiation emanating from cell phone, WIFI, cell tower and every devices like microwave etc... and computer in my work place. No one can convince those suffering from these effects that they don't exist, cause we know the facts and we know they exist. RF radiation is a challenge on our health as we experience them daily. I've acquired an RF device to help protect me by making adequate adjustment to my home as to prevent further damage while resting at home. There is a time when as a customer we need to out-way, speed/efficiency against our quality of health and life.
I do not support anyone bringing danger to my close environment, myself and family, which RF is a danger. WE have a right to protect ourselves. These RF effects are proven scientifically to cause cancer; and I personally don't need anyone to prove or convince me otherwise, since I experience lots of side effect at first hand, such as the effect of headaches, nausea, sleep deprivation, ringing in the ear, racy heart, chest pressure, sneezing/allergies, my vision having drop way too quickly as they increased Wi-Fi service in my workplace and feeling completely helpless to protect myself, as it's costing me a fortune in compensating to protect my health and shielding myself from the RF. Meanwhile no one listens, yet those same individuals bringing this new technology are starting to show the same signs I describe but no one bothers to connect the dots, as to work together in stopping this dreadful expenditure for profit and profit only and full harm to your health and quality of life.
I ask that you reconsider this testing and please do not bring in anymore radiation to our home and environment. All this technology and yet we have less and less freedom and quality of life, the only one seeming to benefit is big business for profits. What's the use of looking after our health if these test are going to continue destroying us. Contradictory in term, and costly to our Healthcare. I work harder than I ever did when I was younger, and no matter how healthy I try to maintain, there isn't a day when I'm not having to fight to protect myself not only against RF but against the ignorance perpetuated in our population by our government agency by not providing the truth to the populace and keeping our world inform and safe. Unless you're planning on killing us, then please take those testing somewhere safe and controlled so that our environment or self aren't affected. We've been working real hard at cultivating bees back at a very slow pace. Everything is linked together. Any damage caused has ripple effect to the masses. Those intelligent enough to understand that, and who are in a role of authority need to protect the planet, and certainly not test to see how far they can go and learn from those testing's. There has been enough research done already and sufficient proofs have been provided and yet ignored by convenience by those in authority and paid to protect those who pay their services. Who decide who has the authority. Scientists are scientists and too many have spoken and been ignored and continue to be ignored. There is no need for more testing. What more do we need in this world to live happy and peaceful. We don't need more scientist to do what has been already done and proven and ignored. You do not do research until it fits your bill, you do research to find what action need be taken as to maintain life and quality of life. Refuse to do military or otherwise testing in regard to RF as the risk is already too much. Time to listen and pay attention and protect the planet and every living cellular being on it. I look forward to hear that this project is canceled and look forward to your confirmation of such in support to life in general.
Thank you for hearing me out and please don't allow the testing to take place, for everyone's best interest.
Subject: FW: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)
From: edgar murdock (name left at request of author)
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 8:56 PM
Subject: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)
Dear Sir or Madam,
As a Canadian, but more importantly as a human being and one of millions of innocent victims of whatever protocol the world's dominant governments & corporations wish to force on the global population, I take great umbrage at the suggestion that this initiative by the US Navy will have no impact on humans. The information offered also points out that the impact to small animals is unknown at this time. There is no mention of the impact on avian or marine wildlife or that of insects, beneficial or otherwise.
The impact on humans is quite well-known. This denial, in the light of a mountain of evidence to the contrary by respected, independent medical personnel and research scientists world-wide with absolutely nothing to gain career-wise or financially, is a downright abrogation of responsibility by the American military and its cohorts.
There is world-wide concern that the biologic effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic low-frequency radiation such as wi-fi and microwave cellular radiation and that emitted by the so-called smart meter and smart grid protocols, is cumulative and considered to be carcinogenic by the WHO and many other health organizations, although not recognized as such by the ridiculously inadequate standards set by Health Canada and the United States FCC, EPA and FDA agencies.
The politicians, military personnel and corporate entities who, for whatever iniquitous reasons, are attempting to apply Guinea pig status to the population of all living creatures in this geographical quadrant and to use the Pacific Northwest habitat as a testing ground for EMF warfare is an unconscionable, egregious and reprehensible act of aggression to the Nth degree. My mind boggles and my entire psyche reels at the thought.
MK-ULTRA and the CIA's Project Pandora and other such nefarious programs by virtue of the Freedom of Information Act are well-known efforts of the US Military to control mankind and it seems to me that this Environmental Assessment is another step in the directed energy experiment designed to bring ordinary people to their knees.
Please, please when coming to a decision in this matter consider the humanitarian issues at stake here. Apply the Precautionary Principle diligently and with respect to the unwary citizens of both the United States and Canada and remember that accountability goes with the position and if the results are adverse and pernicious to any degree, those promoting the program must all also bear the guilt of the consequences.
Sent: October 8, 2014 10:17 PM
Subject: Weapons testing off the Olympic Peninsula
I object!! Not only does RF destroy marine life, it destroys all life. I am already electrosensitive and don't need or want any more electromagnetic pollution affecting my body. The USAF have known since WW2 that this stuff is deadly; the Russians proved it by irradiating the US embassy in Moscow, remember? What more do you need to know?
Stop the psychopathic behaviour before you kill the entire planet.
Sent: October 8, 2014 9:21 PM
Cc: Jerry Flynn; email@example.com; weston.J@parl.gc.ca
Subject: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)
Ladies and gentlemen;
As a resident of West Vancouver, BC, Canada I am alarmed at the proposed RF tests by the US military on the Olympic Peninsula.
I have a medically diagnosed condition of electro hyper sensitivity to all electromagnetic radiation, even at very low frequencies, well within what Canada and the US claim to be harmless.
Today several thousand independent scientific studies call for lowering the allowable levels currently part of standards and emitted by cell towers, and other wireless technologies.
While these tests may be facing away from American cities,you seem to forget that most of BC's population lives precisely along the border. This is, as i understand it, the precise direction in which the radiation will be fired.
Please remember: We are also human, and do not deserve to be showered with military strength radiation!
I strongly object to having my family and myself treated as collateral damage to the US military experiments! Or should that be experimental rats?
I hope the US Navy can find a different location for their tests, or better still abandon them altogether. Surely enough is known about the damaging effects of this technology after decades of testing it. . . .
For your information I am enclosing a powerpoint presentation by Captain (ret.) Jerry Flynn of the Canadian navy, who worked for 22 years in radiological warfare.
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: October 9, 2014 11:33 AM
Cc: 'email@example.com'; Christy Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org); John Horgan. Leader NDP; 'Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca'; email@example.com; Alex - Riding 1 Atamanenko
Subject: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing with regard to the US Navy plan to establish a training facility in Northern Washington dedicated to Electronic Warfare. According to information provided, the environmental assessment says:
"The purpose is to train to deny the enemy "all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation (i.e. electromagnetic energy) for use in such applications as communication systems, navigation systems and defense related systems and components," and
"There are no conclusive direct hazards to human tissue as a result of electromagnetic radiation.
"Links to DNA fragmentation, leukemia, and cancer due to intermittent exposure to extremely high levels of electromagnetic radiation are speculative; study data are inconsistent and insufficient at this time". While it might be argued that there is no "conclusive" evidence of direct hazard to human health, there is a multitude of independent peer-reviewed studies and reports by world renowned scientists that show that prolonged exposure to even low levels of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is extremely harmful, especially to those most vulnerable: fetuses and children, those with impaired immune systems, and the elderly, and wildlife.
Even 60 years ago the US military knew the significant danger associated with EMR, recognizing its potential as a military weapon. It therefore is confusing that the US military today denies this science. Further it is of interest that in their documents they admit this radiation "may affect, but is not likely to adversely affect" living creatures.
The public deserves to have access to information explaining the effects. An effect is either harmful or beneficial. Is the US Navy saying that exposure to manmade, unnatural radiation is beneficial?
With regard to the transmitters which will be on the northern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, these transmitters plus the associated military equipment (satellites, planes, mobile transmitters) are within a few miles of a major Canadian city, Victoria, British Columbia. Were the Federal and Provincial governments advised of the plans to build a permanent training facility with weapons grade transmitters? Did they agree to allow military weapons to be pointed at a friendly country? Why was Northern Washington selected, rather than an inhospitable location like Death Valley?
I wish to express my deepest concern about this plan, and ask to be granted standing in order to provide additional information during future considerations.
THE WORLD'S FIRST FREE ONLINE EMF EVENT (first posted September 1, 2014)
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There will be an interview a week that you can listen to for 48 hours.
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Learn how they affect our health, our children and our environment.
Initially we'd planned to kick off with our first video interview today and have one available interview every day of the week for 24 hours.
After reflecting on the enormous amount of information available for you to absorb we've changed our plans.
Also many of the viewers are electromagnetically sensitive and couldn't tolerate that many hours online per week.
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International Journal of Environmental Sciences - 2010
"Apiculture has developed into an important industry in India as honey and bee wax have become common products. Recently a sharp decline in population of honey bees has been observed in Kerala. Although the bees are susceptible to diseases and attacked by natural enemies like wasps, ants and wax moth, constant vigilance on the part of the bee keepers can overcome these adverse conditions. The present plunge in population (< 0.01) was not due to these reasons. It was caused by man due to unscientific proliferation of towers and mobile phones.
"Bees and other insects have survived and evolved complex immune systems on this planet over a span of millions of years. It is not logical that they would now suddenly die out now due to diseases and natural parasites. This suggests another factor has been introduced to their environment that disrupts their immune system. This man made factor is the mobile towers and mobile phones. The public is not being informed of the threat due to deliberate attempts on the part of mobile phone makers to mask the direct causal relationship . . ."
For the creation of European and International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health
Please consider signing and circulating. This is an important petition, long overdue, aimed at holding corporations, such as BC Hydro, accountable for ruining the health of our environment:
Considering the inalienable human right to a healthy environment and the risk that the current level of biodiversity loss may be irreversible.
On January 30th 2014, a coalition of organizations has gathered at the European Parliament to launch the "Charter of Brussels" which officially requests the establishment of a European and an International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health. The Charter calls for the recognition of environmental crimes as crimes against Humanity and Peace by the United Nations.
The Charter suggests a progressive approach in 3 steps:
Education, Entitlement, E-waste and Environment: We are killing this planet, Earth (D12 Voice
" . . . Some years ago, education in our schools became a follower of trends in society, economy, media (imitation of television shows about fashion, singing, dancing, etc.) and politics. Despite all the posters and symbolic demonstrations--such as for Earth Day/Week-- consumer mentality thoughtlessly advocates continued pollution of the environment under the arrogant tenet that humans have the right to use the planet's resources as they see fit. This tenet has been adopted by many institutions and organizations, as well in the educational field.
"As life and learning are inseparable, I believe that education should lay the foundation in any society and culture. Education should lead the way of life and instill higher levels of thinking and higher valuation of nature and our only living space: the planet Earth.
"Our economy has shifted from a focus on manufacturing industries to a focus on service industries. This transformation cost society many job losses and made a huge impact because service industries rely more heavily on retailing. As a result, this service economy relies more directly on end-user consumers. Therefore, the best way to guarantee that the service industries will continue growing and the corporations will make profit is to find ways of assuring that the end-user population is well-trained to become dependent consumers with limited consciousness of the result of their purchases.
"In the name of education, we are killing this planet, we are contributing to global warming, we are officially producing e-waste and we are proud of it (the more we rely on technology the higher our score as a teacher/school)! Worst of all, we are raising a generation of dependent consumers--their sense of entitlement and their need for convenience, instant gratification and feeling good in the moment is dangerously destructive to their own environment and the future of the only home we have: Earth.
Concerning more rapid growth of wireless infrastructure in Vancouver
Sent by Una St. Clair calling for public consultation and input regarding Shaw's current plan to put Carrier Grade Wi-Fi routers in a wireless mesh throughout Vancouver's public spaces. She is asking Vancouver Council to move to protect public spaces so that all people, and the natural environment, can spend time in Vancouver without being assaulted by microwave radiofrequency radiation.
"We are being inundated by e-mails and calls from Vancouver residents who are strongly opposed to the Shaw plan to put Carrier Grade Wi-Fi routers in a continuous and comprehensive overlapping wireless mesh throughout Vancouver's public places - from Stanley Park to downtown to the beaches.
"In discussion with a Shaw engineer this morning, I was told they have no knowledge that microwave radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are a W.H.0. Class 2B, possible human carcinogen, nor that Health Canada has issued an advisory to alert parents that reduction of wireless exposure to cellular devices is warranted at this time. You will find Parliamentary Council of Europe resolution attached - this document explains clearly the need to reduce exposure, not increase it.
"I have been told by Shaw that Vancouver council and local government officials are making agreements to have these Wi-Fi routers installed on street poles, light fixtures, buildings (inside and out), literally everywhere. There is no arrangement in place to post signs on the locations of these devices, so there is no warning for people who have strong personal and health reasons and wish to avoid . . ."
Thermografix Consulting Corporation
". . . Energy companies know electricity is generated by electromagnetic induction, [and] we are not supposed to electromagnetically induce humans, pollinators or ecosystems. They are unprotected, intricate electrical systems with their own frequencies. Inducing currents into existing electrical systems can cause electrical failure.
"Safety Code 6 is specific to EMF interaction with humans but the code excluded the frequencies or electrical parameters of biologic systems in a frequency equation . . .
"I have sent a letter to B.C. Energy Minister Rich Coleman specific to the dangers and liability--there hasn't been a response to date . . .
"The domino effect of Health Canada . . . [has] kept critical information from provinces as well as municipalities trying to administer their areas.
"Smart Grids aren't so smart when the other wireless devices--called humans, pollinators and ecosystems--don't run at those frequencies.
"BC Hydro needs to be aware of the real costs to their corporation with people being harmed . . .
"A moratorium on smart meter installation is the only option until critical questions are answered."
Richmond News, B.C. (Canada)
'AHHH August. Time to pack up the tent, the cooler, camp stove, the smartphone and laptop and head out into the wilderness.
"Or . . . maybe not quite so fast. Although wireless Internet is being offered at an increasing number of parks across the country, a recent survey suggests many of us in B.C. are content to keep our parks off the grid. We hope it stays that way.
"Parks have been around a long time, places where we go to experience "wonder, reverence, the feeling that one is nearer the mystery of things" as Canada's first parks commissioner described them. For just as long, our parks have faced threats - from logging, development interests and shrinking government coffers. Now add to that list wireless Internet . . .
"Many of our most vivid childhood experiences happen outdoors. It's doubtful that an app on the iPhone will offer that kind of memory.
"We're with those who still prefer to heed the call of the wild rather than the call of the Wi-Fi when we head off into nature."
Letter from Conservation Biologist
Letter re proposed Cell Tower near Campbell Valley Park, Langley, B.C.
From: Dr. Reese Halter, Conservation Biologist
To: Langley Mayor, Rick Green
N.B. the attachment noted in Dr. Halter's letter can be accessed on the CST website under Bees: It's all the Buzz
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