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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




Oct 10
2014

Petition to support Prof. Johansson  

Nine days ago [came] news of a second plan to reduce the space allocated to Asst. Prof. Olle Johansson, by the administration at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.  

Two years ago Prof. Johansson was forced to destroy 12 wire cage trolleys of research and equipment when his and his work were down-sized. This second attempt to down-size, yet again is being spearheaded by Asa Garmager, Head of Administration.  

These changes may be related to the appointment of a No. Two pro-business administrator: "Alexander von Gabain's long-term experience and international reputation in academia, biotech industry and institutions facilitating innovation are prone to bolster the "knowledge triangle" that encompasses research, education and business, with the entrepreneur in the driver's seat." 

http://ki.se/en/news/karolinska-institutet-recruits-international-top-innovator-and-business-developer  

Commenting on the proposed changes at the Karolinska Institute, Dr. George Carlo of the Science and Public Policy Institute in Washington D.C., said, "I have had the illuminating pleasure of collaborating with Professor Johansson over many years. His science is impeccable, his sense of right and wrong extremely keen, and his willingness to stand up publicly for what he believes is far beyond admirable. I can only imagine the value he brings to students and researchers who he has mentored over the years. He has been and continues to be a credit to the Karolinska Institute and to all of us who are fortunate enough to stand beside him in work. I don't know the internal politics of what is going on at the Karolinska Institute, but knowing the man as I do, something is certainly fishy."  

Further support for Johansson came from Dr. Dimitris Panagopoulos, at Demokritos, in Greece. His original support from 2012 as well as his recent latest demand to protect Johansson are attached.  

The following three individuals are directly responsible for Prof. Johansson's situation:  

Sandra Ceccatelli, Department Chair, 
Phone: 08-524 875 76 
Fax: 08-33 03 56 
E-mail: Sandra.Ceccatelli@ki.se 

Asa Garmager, Head of Administration, 
Phone: 08-524 878 55 
Organizational unit: Department of Neuroscience (Neuro), C4 
E-mail: asa.garmager@ki.se  

Christina Ingvarsson, HR administrator, 
Phone: 08-524 878 80 
Organizational unit: Department of Neuroscience (Neuro), C4 
E-mail: Christina.Ingvarsson@ki.se  

It is our responsibility to support Prof. Johansson as one of the pioneering voices who continue the struggle to protect humanity in the face of an industry with tremendous resources and power.  

Please contact the Karolinska and register your concerns. 

Kind regards, 
John Weigel 
Ireland 


From Professor Olle Johansson:

I have recently received quite a few letters, telephone calls, and e-mails about a recent rumour, around my person, on the Internet.  

Unfortunately, the rumour is correct. I have been asked by my department to once more downsize the remaining space I have, due to my lack of funding to cover the space rent. It will, of course, hamper me even more.

The loser is, however, not I, but people in need of support and answers; concerned parents worrying about the ever increasing amounts of EMFs in schools and daycare centers; cancer victims; persons with the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity and their relatives; and so forth.  

People have already engaged in very generous and kind ways, for which I am deeply indebted. Among the letters sent to my administration and telephone calls made to the very same, I can draw your attention to this recent petition.  

With my very best regards, 
Yours sincerely
Olle

(Olle Johansson - The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute 171 77
Stockholm Sweden)

Further examples of Professor Johansson's influence:

Olle Johansson "Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields"  (Open Mind Conference in Denmark)

Dr. Olle Johansson: a Neuroscientist's Views on Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields - (Barcelona, Spain)

Expert Panel Review Safety Code 6 - Olle Johansson

CBC Interview with Olle Johansson on Wi-Fi in Schools

Seletun Declaration Announcement by Olle Johansson PhD




Oct 8
2014

Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)

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)

To: comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us  

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 ; john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca; premier@gov.bc.ca; elizabeth.may@greenparty.ca; leader@greenparty.bc.ca; Randall.Garrison@parl.gc.ca; editor@thetyee.ca; Edward Hill ; contact@straight.com

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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 comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us 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.

Sincerely,

Sharon Noble

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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

To: comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us
Subject: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)

Importance: High

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.

Best regards,

___________________________

To: 'comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us'
Cc: 'gtwahl@fs.fed.us'
Subject: FW: Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range Environmental Assessment (EA)

Importance: High

From: edgar murdock (name left at request of author)

To: comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us
Cc: thomas.mulcair@parl.gc.ca ; greg.kyllo.mla@leg.bc.ca ; john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca ; una@citizensforsafetechnology.org ; director@stopsmartmetersbc.ca ; billvanderzalm1@gmail.com ; adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca ; info@oipc.bc.ca ; patrick.wruck@bcuc.com

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.

Respectfully submitted,
_________________________

Sent: October 8, 2014 10:17 PM
To: comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us
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
To: comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us
Cc: Jerry Flynn; ralph.sultan.mla@leg.bc.ca; 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 dsnoble@shaw.ca  
Sent: October 9, 2014 11:33 AM
To: 'comments-pacificnorthwest-olympic-pacific@fs.fed.us'
Cc: 'gtwahl@fs.fed.us'; Christy Clark (premier@gov.bc.ca); John Horgan. Leader NDP; 'Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca'; randall.garrison@parl.gc.ca; 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.

Sincerely
Sharon Noble




Oct 1
2014

Freiburg Appeal 2012

International Doctors' Appeal updated from 2002

Please forward this to as many medical doctors as soon as possible.  Forward as well to family, friends and acquaintances.  The doctors' signatures are valuable tools for affirmative action regarding wireless smart meters and other wireless technologies.

Doctors' Appeal
Doctors' Appeal
Signing the Appeal
Freiburger Appeal 2002

"Ten years ago, physicians of the Freiburg Appeal called on their colleagues, the public, and the politicians and health officials in charge because they were deeply concerned about the health of their fellow citizens. This Doctors' Appeal, in which they strongly warned about the dangers of wireless radiation, was translated into many languages and supported by more than 1000 physicians and more than 36,000 people worldwide. 

"Over the past decade, the evidence of serious risks has been increasing and accumulating worldwide. As physicians, we observe a clear increase in health symptoms when radio-frequency exposure levels increase with regard to distance and time--especially in the case of heavy cell phone use, and in the vicinity of DECT cordless phones, Wi-Fi, and cell towers--including problems falling asleep and staying asleep, chronic fatigue, headaches, migraine, vertigo, tinnitus, unhealthy blood pressure levels and arrhythmias, concentration and memory problems, learning and behavioral disorders, a more frequent incidence of ADHD among children. And numerous studies of independent scientists have now confirmed many of these observations made by physicians. 

"In the wake of the Freiburg Appeal, twelve other doctors' appeals requested overdue precautionary action in response to this worrisome situation--but so far in vain. The signatories of those appeals could rely on a professional Code of Ethics that requires a physician to participate in maintaining the natural basis of life regarding human health. The authors of this International Doctors' Appeal are guided by the same Code and today ask for your support. 

"We encourage you to sign the attached appeal and ask you to forward this appeal as well as our information portal to other colleagues."




Sep 23
2014

CLASS ACTION PARTICIPATION FORM (Residential) Updated September 2013

Necessary to JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT against BC Hydro. Download, fill it in, and send it by Canada Post.

COMPLETE THIS FORM to join the BC HYDRO CLASS ACTION

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Sep 11
2014

Quebec Campaign against "Smart" Meter Deployment

Health Effects of Radiofrequency Emissions.

Hydro-Quebec still attempting to charge opt-out fees despite government resolutions and lack of safety evidence.

"On October 5, 2012, the Energy Board of Quebec gave the green light to Hydro-Quebec to begin the Phase 1 of the deployment of "new generation" meters on all buildings in the metropolitan area of Montreal. Then on June 13, 2014, it approved their deployment elsewhere in Quebec, after refusing to reconsider the health effects of the radiofrequency emissions (pulsed microwaves) of these devices, despite the hundreds of testimonies it received about this, and without ordering an impact study, despite repeated requests to that effect.

" . . . If all of this above has convinced you to resist, know that you are not alone. Over 5700 Quebecers have signed a petition indicating their desire to not contend with such a risk. To join them and learn more, visit JeGardeMonCompteur.com. Be sure to read the testimonials of people already affected. And talk about this to others, even if, unfortunately, for many it's already too late... "




Aug 1
2014

BC's smart meters - the public deserves the truth about fires

Letter to Times Colonist re Fires in BC and Saskatchewan

Letter to Times Colonist Editor    August 1, 2014

BC's smart meters -- the public deserves the truth

letters@timescolonist.com

Dear Sir,

The BC public deserves to know the truth about "our" smart meters. Instead of reviewing the fires that have occurred here and taking precautionary action, our Energy Minister Bill Bennett misleads by saying we have had no problems because our meters are a different brand.

There have been fires, and people have suffered loss of property. But no one knows for sure how many. The truth is that the fire commissioner has no code for smart meter fires so they are coded as "electrical". Bennett refers to a "study" done by Len Garis, former head of the Fire Chief's Association as proof that there is no problem. The fact is that Garis used the fire commissioner's information as the basis for his conclusion. This "study" was commissioned by Hydro and Garis was paid $15,000 to say that there had been no fires.  Just because the number of electrical fires has not increased does not mean, therefore, that there have been no smart meter fires. This logic does not follow.

Based on fires reported in the media over the last 3 years, I have requested complete files from the fire commissioner and BC Safety Authority. I can tell you that there have been smart meter fires, and incidents that, if they had not been caught, would have led to a major conflagration. One occurred at the Sparwood Post Office. http://www.thefreepress.ca/news/164647876.html Does this not count in Bennett's or

Garis's numbers because the building didn't burn down? 

Every wireless smart meter has the same basic design flaws, one of which is that it contains a lithium battery to keep data when the power goes out. It is common knowledge that lithium batteries explode when heated. These are in a combustible plastic meter cover that can become hot in the sun or when there is a power surge. This is a fire hazard on our home, plain and simple.

Bennett in an interview admitted there had been fires, and has asked Hydro to find out how many. Is there a magic number that will cause concern? Don't we in BC deserve the same care as Saskatchewan residents? Money cannot be the driving force here. How much is one life worth?

Sharon Noble

Victoria, BC

 




Aug 1
2014

EMR Awareness Month - EVENT PLANNING KIT

Issued in May 2014 - Applicable to any time of any year . . .

Index

  • Awareness Month May 2014 
  • How to Promote Awareness 
  • Governor Proclamations 
  • Awareness in Schools 
  • Health Provider Education 
  • Awareness in the Library 
  • At the State Capitol 
  • Issuing a Press Release 
  • Media Coverage 
  • Fact Sheet
MCS International Coalition of Allied Groups and Organizations (MICAGO)




Jul 30
2014

Declaration: Doctors 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.

Also Declaration: SCIENTISTS call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure

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 30
2014

[Note: This includes-but is not limited to-radiofrequency radiation-emitting devices, such as cell phones and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters and baby monitors.]

We are scientists engaged in the study of electromagnetic fields (EMF) radiofrequency radiation (RFR) health and safety. We have serious concerns regarding Health Canada's Safety Code 6 Guideline. . . .

Also: Declaration: DOCTORS Call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation




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