Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Stories are important. Without them, we lose our connection with each others' realities and greatly limit our understanding.
Here you will find opportunities to see and learn through others' experiences and insights, and hopefully clarify your thinking, consider solutions, exercise empathy, or find your own voice.
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Courage to stand up for one's beliefs. An interview with Per Segerback. June 12, 2001
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BRIAN WILFORD/OCEANSIDE STAR
"The electromagnetic radiation in Parksville and Qualicum Beach simply became too much for Benita Schluschen to bear.
"She and husband Marcus had done what they could to their Chartwell home to shield her electro hypersensitivity.
"They have all non-digital devices, including clocks. They not only don't have cell phones but they got rid of their cordless phone, as well.
"They have an old-fashioned non-flatscreen TV.
"Even so, we sit quite a distance away," says Benita.
"They have a computer but they shield it and only Marcus uses it, doing all their online research on EHS and then reporting his findings to Benita.
"But they couldn't control the outside radiation from cell phones, cell towers and WiFi.
"It seemed like all our neighbours had WiFi," says Marcus. And all the stores, as well.
"It's a quick shop for me in the store," says Benita.
"Grocery stores are so full of microwave radiation that it's cooking the food, says Marcus. "It is reduced in quality considerably."
"The emissions from a cell tower across from the Parksville Dairy Queen are "absolutely massive," he says. . . .
Canadians for Safe Technology
Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST) is collecting stories from anyone whose health is affected by wireless technology, no matter how mildly.
Please send in your story as soon as possible to the email address below and ask anyone else you know that is affected to consider doing so as well. C4ST will be using these letters for advocacy with regards to the government in the near future.
Citizen's Forum Interview with Tammy Jeske (Safe in School)
Tammy Jeske is a member of www.SafeInSchool.org, a group which is trying to keep this unnecessary and dangerous technology out of our schools, or at least have schools with no WiFi available for children who are electro-sensitive, or whose parents are concerned enough to want to avoid the possible health risks.
"More stories will be appearing on this page, so do check back!
"By profiling these people's lives, I hope to put a human face on this very real medical condition that is currently being ignored or denied by too many doctors and governments.
"In reality, Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is poised to become one of the major public health issues of the 21st century. European researchers forecast that 50% of the population will be electrosensitive by 2017. . . . Kim Goldberg
Tyler Hoffman - Colwood, BC
Jordan Weiss - East Sooke, BC
Jeske Family - Langford, BC
Dar Churcher - Colwood, BC
Laurie Corbeil - Nanaimo, BC
EHS sufferers tell their stories of escape from modern civilization in order to survive - Racheli Sofer
"Why do you feel the medical community is so skeptical?" "It's a slow process. So many other conditions were initially
thought to be psychological. Dyslexia, autism, even MS. There are loads of different disorders that weren't properly recognized in the early stages. Of course in this case, there are great financial pressures against recognition of this phenomenon also."
As Kim Goldberg mentioned, it's rare to receive a diagnosis of eHS. She told me that Women's College Hospital in Toronto just went on record saying that family doctors need to become aware of the symptoms and learn to diagnose it--the first time a Canadian medical institution has addressed the issue. . . .
"It's difficult to conduct a research study when we don't fully understand how something works. It's also much easier to disprove something than it is to prove it. Many studies, that failed to demonstrate a link between provocation with an EHS trigger and a response, are poorly constructed and don't take important things into account." . . .
"Are you personally fearful?" I ask Dr. Mallery-Blythe. "Absolutely. I loved wireless technology. It's convenient and has great benefits, but I made a very conscious decision not to expose my body to it once I began reading the research. I was totally unaware of it during my medical training, and it was a real eye- opener." She tells me that she no longer has Wi-Fi or a cordless telephone and believes that everyone should be taking precautions to reduce the risk and minimize exposure, particularly when sleeping. "We aren't encouraged to do that from a governmental level, but huge bodies of academics and scientists are telling us to."
Sequences from the documentary "Where can we live?" - about being electrohypersensitive
This documentary follows Lisa and Linn and the changes they make in their lives during three years.
During three years we followed two young women afflicted by EHS. They both have families with young children.
Lisa has left town and her economy studies and concentrates on getting stronger and healthier.
Linn is a computer engineer and she eventually moves away from the capital to a new job and a new kind of life in the countryside.
Full length film: 45 min. For info and dvd please contact email@example.com
FEB - The Swedish Association for the ElectroHyperSensitive www.feb.se
One Toronto woman shares her account of living with an extreme sensitivity to everyday technology
"Veronica Ciandre never imagined how drastically technology would change her life.
"For more than a decade, the film and television hairstylist had lived comfortably with her teenage daughter on the top floor of 2 Regal Rd., an apartment building near Dufferin and St. Clair. Then, in the fall of 2009, the landlord installed a dozen antennas on the roof as a way to get residents better cellular service.
"At first, Ciandre didn't think anything of it. . . .
Jemena Electric, Victoria Australia
" . . . We phoned Jemena [Electricity Service Provider] many times asking them to remove the smart meter, but they refused. They admitted that between 5-10% of the population are really sensitive to these radio frequencies, but despite my doctor's certificate, and desperate pleas, they still refused to help. . . .
Sooke School District - severe headaches triggered by Wi-Fi installed in the annex where Tyler attended school
" . . . The School Board denied Tyler's pediatrician a simple request to turn off the Wi-Fi router closest to Tyler's classrooms so he could complete Grade 2 with his friends. This despite the fact the router was not being used but was installed in HOPES of receiving computers next year. The Assistant Superintendent told us preceding our appeal in a private meeting that the router would not be turned off but would stay on 24/7 because they did not want to set a precedent. They wanted to continue with their 'multi-million dollar Technology Plan for the BC Education Plan that was moving into the 21st Century.'
"The principal of Tyler's Elementary School stated that the decision to install Wi-Fi in the school was out of her control and it was the only viable way to have Internet service in the annex. It was now a fact of life. The principal wanted nothing more to do with the request to turn off the Wi-Fi so Tyler could go back to school.
"The principal made it very clear that the teacher was not obligated to provide Tyler with homework for marking, assessment, or evaluation for him to complete Grade 2 if he was not attending school. The teacher would resume regular teaching duties when Tyler returned to school. We were dismissed.
Tyler was unable to complete Grade 2 with his friends. . . .
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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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