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Mar 30

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian Initiative to Stop Wireless Electric and Electromagnetic Pollution

Mar 16

Rhode Island Wireless Awareness - Meetings

Third Thursday of every month at Food for Thought, 577 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI

This is an informational meeting, held monthly, for RI residents who are concerned about the unregulated proliferation of wireless technology, specifically the use of Wi-Fi in schools, the roll out of "smart" wireless utility meters in Rhode Island, and cell towers in residential neighborhoods.

There will be a discussion about wireless radiation and health effects, how to protect your family, current legislation, and what's happening in other states.

Beginning April 17, we will meet the third Thursday of every month. The public is invited.

We will meet at Food for Thought, 
577 Kingstown Road,
Wakefield, Rhode Island 

For more information please call (401) 284-4530.

Feb 23

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Report, Perspectives and Summary regarding environmental sensitivities

Jan 9

Consensus paper of the Austrian Medical Association's EMF Working Group

Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association for the diagnosis and treatment of EMF- related health problems and illnesses (EMF syndrome)

Adopted at the meeting of environmental medicine officers of the Regional Medical Association's and the Austrian Medical Association on 3rd March 2012 in Vienna.


"There has been a sharp rise in unspecific, often stress-associated health problems that increasingly present physicians with the challenge of complex differential diagnosis. A cause that has been accorded little attention so far is increasing electrosmog exposure at home, at work and during leisure activities, occurring in addition to chronic stress in personal and working life. It correlates with an overall situation of chronic stress that can lead to burnout.

"How can physicians respond to this development?

"The Austrian Medical Association has developed a guideline for differential diagnosis and potential treatment of unspecific stress-related health problems associated with electrosmog. Its core element is a patient questionnaire consisting of a general assessment of stress symptoms and a specific assessment of electrosmog exposure.

"The guideline is intended as an aid in diagnosing and treating EMF-related health problems. . . .

In summary, the following treatment measures appear advantageous, depending on the individual case:

a) Reduction of exposure to electric and magnetic fields and high frequency electromagnetic waves. For more information see e.g. the information folder on electrosmog

b) Lifestyle coaching (exercise, nutrition, addictive substances, sleeping habits etc.) and stress reduction measures (reduction of general stress and work stress), as well as methods to increase stress resistance (autogenic training, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, meditation, tai chi, qui gong).

c) Holistic treatments such as anti-oxidative and anti-nitrosative therapies, trace elements, vitamins, amino acids.

d) Treatment of symptoms until the causes have been identified and eliminated. . . .

Dec 7

Doctor's Information Package

Addressed to Medical Professionals. Useful to all. Updated November 17, 2013

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)

Dec 6

AAEM Medical Conditions Alert (specifically Smart Meters)

Recommendations Regarding EMR Exposure - American Academy of Environmental Medicine Recommendations Regarding Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Exposure - Submitted by:Amy L. Dean, DO and William J. Rea, MD

" . . . Because Smart Meters produce Radiofrequency emissions, it is recommended that patients with the above conditions and disabilities be accommodated to protect their health. The AAEM recommends: that no Smart Meters be on these patients' homes, that Smart Meters be removed within a reasonable distance of patients' homes depending on the patients' perception and/or symptoms, and that no collection meters be placed near patients' homes depending on patients' perception and/or symptoms . . . .

RELATED: AAEM Calls for Immediate Caution regarding Smart Meter Installation  

Dec 1

Smart Meter Health Complaints (includes Registry)

EMF Safety Network - U.S., applicable to Canada and elsewhere (ongoing)

Smart Meter Health Complaints

The following comments about how the new wireless utility Smart Meters have affected people's health have been sent to the EMF Safety Network, or publicly posted.

If you are having health problems related to the installation of smart meters please send your comments and


Nov 30

The EMF debate changes: Laboratory proof that low powered electromagnetic fields do effect human metabolism

"The implementation of Hydro Quebec's Smart Meter program has lead to a lot of citizen resistance and heated debates over complex scientific issues. Basically the question is should society implement a Precautionary Principle with respect to this technology or continue to allow unrestrained use of wireless technologies under the umbrella of Health Canada's position that non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation has no effect on human health.

"I would like to share with you why I believe that in the light of some recent research, the foundation of this debate has changed. . . .

"The following document was prepared to support the municipality of Lachine, Quebec in their demand for a moratorium on the installation of Smart Meters by Hydro Quebec. Considering the importance of this information, I invite everyone to freely share this document with their own municipal authorities. . .

"Why focus on municipalities? Because they are the one layer of government the closest to the population and people tend to actually have a voice in many municipal issues.

Hydro Quebec's Smart Meter Program The Precautionary Principle with respect to EMF radiation 
Letter to City Councils


Nov 9

AAEM Wireless Smart Meter Case Studies

American Academy of Environmental Medicine

" . . .The peer reviewed, scientific literature demonstrates the correlation between EMF/RF exposure and neurological, cardiac, and pulmonary disease as well as reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, cancer and other health conditions. The evidence is irrefutable. Despite this research, claims have been made that studies correlating smart meter emissions with adverse health effects do not exist.

"The AAEM has received a case series submitted by Dr. Federica Lamech, MBBS, Self-Reporting of Symptom Development from Exposure to Wireless Smart Meters' Radiofrequency Fields in Victoria. AAEM supports this research. It is a well documented 92 case series that is scientifically valid. It clearly demonstrates adverse health effects in the human population from smart meter emissions. . .

Nov 8

Expert Panel Review Safety Code 6 - Margaret Friesen B.Sc. M.Sc.

SECOND Submission to Royal Society of Canada - scientific literature on wireless radiation

Cover letter and 45 page scientific literature report of Margaret Friesen M.Sc. to the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel reviewing Safety Code 6.

Cover Letter:

4 November 2013
Dr. Paul Demers, Chair of the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel Reviewing Safety Code 6
c/o Russel MacDonald at admin-assistant@rsc-src.ca

Dr. Demers,

Please accept the accompanying report Selected list of scientific and other literature on wireless radiation, including radiofrequency and microwave radiation, for a full evaluation of biological effects by the Royal Society of Canada's Expert Panel reviewing Safety Code 6. as my submission further to my presentation by video-conference on Oct. 28th.

My report contains three main lists of references that I believe will be helpful to the Panel in conducting their review: 1) 2009 to the present, 2) 1999 to the end of 2008, not in the McLean 2009 report and 3) 2008 and later, not in the Royal Society's 1999 report. My lists are incomplete and I plan to provide a supplemental list in a few weeks.

Many of the publications provide a scientific basis to conclude that the re can be harm due to non-thermal exposure to non-ionizing radiation. I believe, and I hope the Panel will agree, that there is enough evidence that a precautionary approach be implemented immediately, particularly with regard to children and those who conceive children. Special attention should be paid to the literature on heart effects, a common symptom reported by people with electrosensitivity. Also, particular note should be made to effects on the eye (see page 12 of the RSC 1999 report).

Although there is a large volume of literature to cover, I hope you will read the primary literature and not rely solely on reviews, or reviews of reviews. Speaking with leading researchers in the field such as Dr. Paul Heroux at McGill University, Dr. Belpomme in France and Dr. David Carpenter in the US will provide a real look at emerging relevant science . Please also seek out clinicians who see people who report adverse symptoms from exposure to wireless radiation (Dr. Bray and others at the Toronto Women's College clinic, Dr. Fox or Dr. Joffres in Nova Scotia and Dr. Genuis in Alberta).

Please do your utmost to ensure that the evidence showing harm is given the weight it merits, and recommend revising Safety Code 6 giving full consideration to non-thermal effects on human health. I would be glad to discuss this further and to respond to any questions regarding my oral or written submission.

Margaret Friesen

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