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Our city stopped Neptune smart water meters two years ago, one of the first cities in the country to do so. We did all the normal things (packed city council meetings, emails and phone calls to council members, online blog, large public meetings, online petition, paper petition, cost analysis showing they cost more, etc.). But the two real keys were:
1. Scientifically developing a technically workable alternative system (in our case fiber optic), and
2. Keeping careful track of everything the Muni government did (remarks made, etc.), then 'respectfully' making the mayor and council look bad in the print media by use of that information. They care about getting elected and their public image more than city issues. It is vital to understand this.
So, focus on going after their image, but without going too far. It is very vital to do so in a way that is not too overtly hostile or intense. If you go too far with opposition TONE and LANGUAGE, it creates the opposite effect, the public will sympathize with the politicians being attacked instead of with you. Some significant 'edge' is necessary, you have to go after them, but don't go too far with emotion. Let the facts speak for themselves. You don't have to convince everyone, just a sufficient percentage. . . .
Four moms talk about their decision to avoid wireless radiation from cell phones and wireless networks during pregnancy, and Dr. Hugh Taylor from Yale University talks about his study linking exposure to wireless radiation to neurological and behavioral problems including symptoms resembling attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn more about wireless radiation and pregnancy at www.babysafeproject.org and join the conversation on Twitter at #KnowYourExposure.
ALSO: Baby Safe Project Video Newschannel 3 June 4, 2014
The Baby Safe Project presents: The Science of Exposure
"An international group of doctors and scientific experts is joining with non-profit organizations today to urge pregnant women to limit their exposure to wireless radiation from cellphones and other devices by taking simple steps to protect themselves and their unborn children. The national public awareness campaign, called the BabySafe Project, is being coordinated by Grassroots Environmental Education and Environmental Health Trust, and is based on independent scientific research linking exposure to wireless radiation from cellphones during pregnancy to neurological and behavioral problems in offspring that resemble Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. The BabySafe Project is promoting ten simple steps women can take to limit their exposure to wireless radiation: . . .
"A Joint Statement on Pregnancy and Wireless Radiation advocating precaution and research has been endorsed by scientists and medical professionals from around the world. The statement calls for women to be informed about the risks of exposure to wireless radiation, and to take precautionary steps while more research is conducted."
An extensive social media campaign including web videos is being launched using the hashtag #KnowYourExposure.
This is what we already know, but a good reminder, from Neil Cohen - EMF Safety and Remediation
Radio Frequency Radiation.
Here is an interesting article for those people out there that cannot find the source of their health issues.
Radio Frequency Radiation, even when devices are off, is an unknown, unseen cause of health problems. from Neil Cohen
"I have been feeling on edge and dizzy in my head, inside my office/apartment for a week or so, and have been measuring a very high "spike" of radio frequency radiation shooting through my office/apartment every few minutes. I could not track it down, and even went so far as to ask my neighbor if I could check her house. She was very open and kind about it, being curious as well.
"Between the constant spraying of chemtrails here in Shasta, and these high frequency spikes coming through my house, even in my own small way, I have really come to understand how people, more RF exposed than myself, are being pushed to the very edges of what their bodies and minds can handle almost every day. I don't know how anyone in larger cities or corporate work environments is coping these days?
"Anyway, I spent the better part of 2 hours today, measuring in all directions around my apartment, outside my apartment, toward each of the neighbors, looking for the origin of these high frequency radiation spikes. Now on one hand, I am a little embarrassed to tell you what I found. And on the other hand, my education is continuing and I am offering you a further education as well.
"When I was syncing some music on my ipod (always done with a cord adapter, never wirelessly), the device needed to be "restored" to factory settings in the process. So I followed instructions and did this. Turned it off and put it back into my living room where I use it to play music. My ipad, which holds my personal and business contacts, and which I never use wirelessly, had to be restored to factory setting as well when I downloaded an acupuncture point app into itunes and I was trying to sync it.
'Both these devices were TURNED OFF in my home. I will repeat this once again. Both these insidious but useful little devices were TURNED OFF. Do you know what? When they were reset to factory settings, the "wireless function (WiFi) was turned back on. Now I know perfectly well to keep the wireless function off on my kindle, ipad and ipod. I almost never use them wirelessly. But the wireless function on both the ipod and ipad were turned back on after the factory settings were restored. But the devices were totally off! TURNED OFF! And they were still spiking out dangerous levels of RF radiation through my apartment and I did not even know it was those devices.
"I turned the wireless and bluetooth options off on both devices. And then turned the devices off. I turned on my RF meter and nothing. No more spikes of radiation. I am embarrassed because I could not figure out where this radiation was coming from. I am irritated at the insidious nature of this technology. I am relieved to not be having my blood/brain barrier penetrated by this toxic radiation. And I am blown away, in total amazement, at what we are doing to ourselves with the technology we are using. I never knew devices such as these could radiate RF spikes when they were TURNED OFF.
"This makes me wonder what cell phones are doing even when they are "off"? And who knows what else!
"The owner of a local crystal store here in Shasta asked me to track any potential radiation in his store because he was not feeling good in there. I did not feel good in there either. I used my most sensitive meter trying to find what was bothering him. He told me he had all wireless devices turned off in his store. I traced the location of the radiation spikes to an area where he had his video camera system set up for viewing the various rooms in his store on a computer screen. I figured it had some sort of wireless transmission that he did not know how to turn off.
"He spoke to the people who installed the system and they did not know anything. I went back the next day determined to find an answer, laying some radio frequency shielding material over the video system and still measured the radiation spikes. So it was not his video system. Then I looked at a tiny little laptop they had in their front counter area and I said is the wireless function off on this computer? The answer came back, "oh yes, everything is off, nothing wireless in here." I clicked one switch on the computer for the wireless radio, TURNED IT OFF, and my meter stopped registering the radiation spikes. He said he instantly felt better. He had no idea that this was the source of the radiation. And all this radiation was from one little laptop that had the wireless radio function on, without even being used wirelessly!
"Moral of the story: How many sources of wireless radiation do most of us have around without even knowing it? Cordless phones, wireless computer mouse, wireless keyboards, wireless function turned on on our computers even if we are using an ethernet cord, wireless modems, smart phones.
"I can offer an easy prophesy: WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO BE SMARTER THAN OUR SMART PHONES, IF WE ARE GOING TO STAY HEALTHY WHILE USING THE TOXIC, INSIDIOUS TECHNOLOGY WE ALL LOVE AND USE ON A DAILY BASIS.
Stay tuned for a full-length film later this year.
Published on Mar 4, 2014
This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25.
Swiss Agency for the Environment, Forests and Landscape (SAEFL) June 2005
"Electricity supply systems, electrical appliances and a wide range of transmitters for various wireless applications generate non-ionising radiation (commonly referred to as "electrosmog") that can be harmful to our health, depending on its intensity. With its Ordinance relating to Protection from Non-Ionising Radiation, the Federal Council introduced a legal instrument to protect the population against the harmful effects of electrosmog.
"This publication describes the main sources of electrosmog, assesses the associated risks, identifies existing gaps in research and suggests ways in which we can reduce our own level of exposure."
The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine
" . . . Of particular concern is the
created by computers and
other electronic devices, which is often
called "dirty current." This current is
created by numerous devices and is
conducted nearly everywhere. The
wiring in buildings then acts as antennae for the current, silently and
insidiously assaulting those who play
and work nearby.
"In other words, the wires that deliver electricity have also become conduits for deadly high-frequency radiation, a form of electrical pollution that has largely escaped attention by the medical community.
"The increased prevalence of this radiofrequency current has coincided with an alarming increase in the prevalence of ailments such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, attention deficit disorder, diabetes and asthma . . .
Potential health risks from wireless radiation
"The Google Glass emits more wireless radiation than most cell phones on the market, but unlike cell phone users, Glass users may be wearing this device on their heads for more than 12 hours a day putting their health at risk. . . .
"Just because these devices are legal does not mean they are safe. . . .
Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto: Company paid $3.3B for spectrum in federal auction earlier this year
Vancouver: north to Pender, south to Howe; east to Beach and west to Broughton; parts of Barclay to Georgia; Denman to Lost Lagoon.
Calgary: 10th Avenue S.W. to Prince's Island Park and 11th Street S.W. to First Street S.W.
Toronto: west to Yonge east to the DVP; north to Rosedale Valley Rd. (just north of Bloor) and south to Carlton.
"The company will be rolling out the spectrum gradually on its high-speed LTE network across the country, in both urban and rural areas. . . .
"The federal government earned $5.27 billion from the auction of 97 licences for the coveted 700-megahertz spectrum, which was previously used for over-the-air analog TV signals . . . .
Letter of accommodation from the Group President of Canada Post's Physical Delivery Network
The attached letter is from Canada Post recognizing the need to accommodate people with EHS.
" . . . As a customer-focussed company, we are very much aware of the need to provide barrier-free access to our post offices and dealerships . . . thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. We remain committed to providing you and other customers with efficient and accessible service at all times."
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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