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MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9

EMAIL address for letters to BCUC: commission.secretary@bcuc.com
EMAIL address for Greg Reimer, BC HYDRO:  greg.reimer@bchydro.com

Smart Meter Class Action postings, in chronological order, are HERE.
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Jul 17
2014

PETITION: CHARTER OF BRUSSELS

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:  

  • Supporting a moral tribunal to raise public awareness and enable civil society to judge responsibility for crimes against nature
  • The creation of a European Criminal Court of the Environment and Health  
  • The creation of an International Criminal Court of the Environment and Health  

The Charter is now open for signatures by individuals and organizations and will be handed over to Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General, during the General Assembly of the United Nations in September, as well as to the President of the European Commission, and the President of the European Council.  

Let's join our forces by signing the BRUSSELS CHARTER and show our political leaders that the public demands a Court to ensure environmental justice!

Only together we can make our voices heard.

Join the Alliance for International Justice of the Environment and Health and sign the Charter of Brussels now!




Jul 14
2014

Scientists and Physicians Call On Health Canada To Protect the Public . . .

From Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure - Magda Havas editorial

After reading the editorial at the link, click through at "Physicians" and at "Research Scientists" to land on the click-throughs where you can read the actual declarations and see the names of the MDs (Canadian) and Scientists (Canadian and others) who submitted them.

The declarations are not too lengthy and they are easy to read.




Jul 14
2014

National Parks England & Mobile Operators Association Accord - U.K.

Launch July 2014 - The Mobile Operators Association has struck a deal with National Parks England to provide improved mobile coverage for the benefit of local communities



Link to The Telegraph: National Parks [U.K.] to get mobile signal boost

"England's National Parks are set to benefit from improved mobile coverage, following an agreement between National Parks England the Mobile Operators Association, which represents EE, O2, Three and Vodafone.

"The aim of the deal is to help communities living in National Parks to benefit from consistent high quality mobile connectivity, while minimising any adverse environmental impacts.

"Operators will be encouraged to share masts where possible, and come up with alternative designs and innovative proposals to enable networks to be deployed in an manner that protects the rich wildlife and cultural heritage of the parks.

The agreement was launched by government ministers from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

"Our National Parks are areas of incredible beauty but they are also places where people live and work," said Communications Minister Ed Vaizey. Related Articles Android L vs iOS 8: what is different? 09 Jul 2014 Post Office to enter mobile phone market 08 Jul 2014 Microsoft's Lumia 930 receives UK launch date 07 Jul 2014 Mobiles 'could be barred from flights' if not charged 06 Jul 2014 Veho: portable smartphone chargers HSBC

"They need access to the modern communications that many of us have taken for granted for years. The new agreement could make a real difference to those who live, work or visit our glorious National Parks."

"Environment Minister Lord de Mauley added that National Parks are living, working places, worth more than £4bn to the national economy. It is therefore essential that businesses and homes in the parks have access to 21st century communications.

"This spirit of cooperation is exactly what is needed to bring modern technology to remote areas so we can close the digital divide and help grow our rural economy," he said.

"The work will cover the 10 National Parks of England, including Broads Authority, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, North York Moors, Northumberland, Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authorities.

"Exmoor's National Park Officer, Nigel Stone, said that National Park Authorities have developed good working relationships with the installers of mobile phone networks, and welcome interest from mobile operators."




Jul 14
2014

BC Health Authority misleading the public, hiding behind an outdated guideline.

Letter to Governments - Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in B.C.

We need to put pressure on our provincial health authorities to help protect us and our families from the RF proliferation and to stop misleading us by saying that everything is fine.

 " . . . This is outrageous. The public is being lulled into believing that the wireless gadgets they love and that they give their toddlers are safe. This is wrong - both in fact and morally.

"It is time for the provincial government to take responsibility for stopping this exposure. It has the duty to protect our health and it has the right to establish exposure limits that are precautionary.

"I ask our elected officials to review this information and join together to demand that correct information be given to the public. Demand that our health authorities do their jobs, tell the truth, and stop misleading the public.

"For additional reference please consider a letter signed 52 world renowned experts, asking for Health Canada to finally acknowledge the evidence that many other countries have based their guidelines on: http://c4st.org/images/documents/hc-resolutions/scientific-declaration-to-health-canada-english.pdf

Sincerely,
Sharon Noble




Jul 12
2014

Prof. of Medicine PAUL HEROUX's PhD Safety Code 6 Testimony

Video submission to Health Canada, explaining RF mechanisms and standards



Paul Heroux, director of the Occupation Health program at McGill University's Faculty of Medicine recently submitted this video to Health Canada which is reviewing its Safety Code 6 guideline on radiofrequency exposure.

Click on the link below to read an article from Microwave News, a well-respected journal on EMR and EMF research, about new research showing extremely low magnetic fields can have health effects.  

NB:  Of real interest are comments about the people at McGill University who call themselves "skeptics", funded by multi-millionaire Lorne Trottier who spends millions trying to discredit any scientist who shows that RF radiation from wireless devices is dangerous. Any evidence of harm would endanger Trottier's investments.  He has bought scientists at McGill - a discredit to this university. 

McGill University Professor Proposes Radical New Outlook




Jul 11
2014

Wireless radiation exposure code fails to protect Canadians

CTV interview with Frank Clegg (July 9, 2014)

. . . "Our very strong message is that this safety code fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, told an Ottawa news conference.

"It fails to protect children from all-day WiFi in schools, it fails to protect anyone from a cell tower or a smart meter that may be located across the street or outside the window of their home or office building." Safety Code 6 was first developed before the Internet existed, Clegg said."

CTV INTERVIEW with Frank Clegg




Jul 9
2014

Health Canada gets an F - C4ST

C4ST Press Conference: Frank Clegg, Dr. David Carpenter: Wireless radiation exposure code (Safety Code 6) fails to protect Canadians



Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, speaks to reporters at a news conference about wireless radiation exposure.

"Health Canada's proposed update to its safety code for wireless radiation exposure ignores current research and "fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," say experts.

"A group of Canadian physicians has written to Health Canada about Safety Code 6, the microwave radiation safety guidelines policy. The federal government has invited public comment on its proposed changes, and the doctors, along with a non-profit group called Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), say they fail to factor in dozens of studies that demonstrate the harmful effects of exposure to everyday technology: cellphones, baby monitors, and even cars and refrigerators.

"Our very strong message is that this safety code fails to protect Canadians from their own cellphones," Frank Clegg, CEO of C4ST, told an Ottawa news conference.

"It fails to protect children from all-day WiFi in schools, it fails to protect anyone from a cell tower or a smart meter that may be located across the street or outside the window of their home or office building."

"Safety Code 6 was first developed before the Internet existed, Clegg said. "It is outdated and it failed to keep up with the times," he said. "More importantly, it has failed to keep up with the established science."

"For its update, Health Canada has ignored more than 130 studies that demonstrate that wireless devices can cause harm even at very low levels, Clegg said. These include links between radiation exposure and cancer, genetic damage, infertility, developmental impairment and cardiovascular health.

"Health Canada gets an 'F' for effort on this update to Safety Code 6," Clegg said.

"More than 20 physicians [52 physicians and scientists] have put their names on the declaration to Health Canada that makes three requests. . . 

'Health Canada gets an F'
Canada 'a generation behind'
Guidelines updated in other countries




Jul 9
2014

Declaration: Scientists 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.

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 2
2014

Long-time Wi-Fi Safety Fears (Australia)

VIDEO of television report: Protect Your Family From EMF Pollution

"Around the world, an increasing number of countries are banning or warning against the use of Wi-Fi in schools."  Pippa Gardner reports.

"The downside of Wi-Fi in schools is showing up more and more in the press. What this excellent report from Australia misses is that most of the children are affected biologically by the microwave radiation from the Wi-Fi routers, but only a few show symptoms right away. Take a look for yourself . . . 




Jun 22
2014

Bylaw enforcement looms for new automated water meters

Under the City of Toronto Municipal Code it is mandatory for every home and business in Toronto to install a new automated water meter.

Intimidation and extortion in Ontario re water meters.  Because people did not fight the electric smart meters, the water company is feeling bolder about these things.  Sadly, many people have their water meters inside their homes, often in the basement. This means the meters will have to send out stronger signals to get through the cement walls to reach either the meter reader of the collector transmitter.

"TORONTO - Toronto homeowners and businesses who have yet to install or upgrade to the city's new automated water meters could face stiff penalties as the bylaw enforcement deadline looms.  

"The city began the process of changing the water meters in 2010 and the plan was to complete the installation across all wards in six years.  

So far, ward 6, 10, 13, 14, 16-24, 26-34, and 36 have been "considered complete."  

"Anyone in those wards who have not had their water meters replaced by July 1 may face fines of up to $50,000.

"In addition, customers with an existing meter will be charged a manual meter reading fee of $80 per reading and flat rate water customers will be charged a Legacy fee of $1,020 per year.  

"The new water meter, which the city installs for free, will collect and transmit data remotely, therefore eliminating the need for staff to enter people's homes.

"The program is mandatory and it takes 30 to 90 minutes for the installation process."




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