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Aug 28
2014





















" . . . According to the NTSA, installing V2V transmitted in automobiles could cost only $350 by 2020, and the system could save thousands of lives by alerting drivers of up-to-the-second actions of other people on the road, like those who may be running red lights or driving at dangerous speeds.

"That type of data collection wouldn't be anything new for some cars, however, with RT having reported previously that 96 percent of the cars mass-produced during the last year were manufactured with small "black box" surveillance devices that log immense details every time an engine is turned on.

"There's not so much privacy concerns as actual threats to privacy," Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center told CBS News last year. "These machines collect lots of data, and right now there are no federal laws that safeguard this information. And so what happens is there is an increasing market for this information. Law enforcement wants to see this information. Insurance companies, as well as private citizens involved in litigation."

"Even auto execs have acknowledged as much, with one Ford senior executive having to apologize earlier this year after boasting at an industry trade show: "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing." . . . 




Aug 18
2014

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Aug 16
2014

Free Public Wi-Fi in Parks, Schools, Hospitals? (Toronto, Ontario)

Letter from Dr. Hugh Scully to Toronto's Government Management Committee

" . . . As a physician leader in Canada with a great commitment to the health of Canadians, I am very concerned about the increasing evidence internationally that EMR is creating increasing health problems in our population as its use increases exponentially. This is particularly true among children and young Canadians, and teachers [and nurses] who are continuously exposed to wi-fi routers in schools [and hospitals].

"As a cardiac specialist, I am concerned that - 20%of people have detrimental cardiac rhythm sensitivity to EMR. . . .




Councillor Josh Matlow's letter proposing that Toronto implement free Wi-Fi in parks, public spaces and Business Improvement Areas (BIA's).




Aug 16
2014

Electromagnetic Interference with pacemakers from walkie-talkies and cell phones

Experimental Study: Electromagnetic interference of external pacemakers by walkie-talkies and digital cellular phones

" . . . This experimental study shows a potential risk of interference of external pacemakers by walkie-talkies and cellular digital phones . . .




Aug 13
2014

Stop Those Infernal Towers: A Newsletter

50,000-watt AM radio transmitter proposed for the Tsawwassen Peninsula

Steve Wolff is heading up a fight re. a cell tower on the border between Pt. Roberts, Washington and Delta, B.C. They have two lawyers working on this and there will be a hearing in October, 2014.




Aug 12
2014

Health Canada communications re safe use of wireless technology in schools

Media Release: Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (ETFO) supports recommendation that Health Canada improve communications regarding safe use of wireless technology

Toronto, ON - "The Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (ETFO) supports an Expert Panel recommendation that Health Canada provide the public with more information about radiofrequency energy, and the safe use of wireless technology.

"It would make sense for Health Canada to put this recommendation into the context of the classroom, and develop a resource for the safe use of wireless technology in our school communities," said ETFO President Sam Hammond.  

" to a 2013 national survey by the Canadian Teachers' Federation, more than half of Canadian teachers were concerned about lack of information from school boards to teachers, students and parents about wireless technology.  

"Health Canada is the federal agency responsible for safe exposure limits to the radiofrequency fields that are produced by wireless technology. These exposure limits are set out in Safety Code 6 and applied to industrial, medical and consumer technologies. Ontario school boards refer to Health Canada's Safety Code 6 as the standard for determining the safe use of wireless internet technology in schools.  

"At Health Canada's request, the Expert Panel was convened by the Royal Society of Canada to review proposed revisions to Safety Code 6. In its review released last April, the Expert Panel reported that no additional precautionary measures were needed regarding the exposure limits of Safety Code 6. However the report included a number of recommendations calling for continued research. The Expert Panel Report is currently being reviewed by Health Canada.

"We will continue to monitor research, developments and decisions made by standard setters and regulators in Canada and internationally on wireless technology on behalf of our members," added Hammond."




Aug 8
2014

The brain tumor cases awaiting a Washington DC judge's ruling are now cleared to proceed to trial as the judge deemed the science strong enough to merit going to trial. This is a monumental decision.

"A Washington D.C. superior court ruled that five scientific expert witnesses can testify for consumers suffering from brain tumors allegedly caused or promoted by cell phone use . . .

"Judge Frederick H. Weisberg who is presiding over 13 consolidated lawsuits against the telecom industry ruled that experts met the Dyas/Frye legal standards and can offer testimony related to injury causation and health effects. The court held evidentiary hearings in December 2013 and January 2014 and reviewed hundreds of exhibits.

"Judge Weisberg noted that while the court did not decide the issue of whether cell phones cause brain tumors new scientific studies and information have emerged recently. His order referred to a May 2014 French case-control epidemiological study that found support for "a possible association between heavy mobile phone use" and brain tumors.

"Each of the plaintiffs in the litigation suffers from a brain tumor or is suing for a family of someone who died of brain cancer. . .




Aug 1
2014

Understanding Autism

Autism and EMF: The connection between autism and EMF, RF and wireless devices

This is a simple overview of the most suspect environmental factors in autism and an update of a program to systematically eliminate them. All the prime suspects are man-made. Since we created the problem, we can "un-create" it and roll back the epidemic.



Constant Wireless Exposure demonstration  Wi-Fi and Cordless Phones
Wireless Baby Monitor 




Aug 1
2014

"Inside Hoboken's combined junior-senior high school is a storage closet. Behind the locked door, some mothballed laptop computers are strewn among brown cardboard boxes. Others are stacked one atop another. Dozens more are stored on mobile computer carts, many of them on their last legs.

"That's all that remains from a failed experiment to assign every student a laptop at Hoboken Junior Senior High School. It began five years ago with an unexpected windfall of stimulus money from Washington, D.C., and good intentions to help the district's students, the majority of whom are under or near the poverty line, keep up with their wealthier peers. But Hoboken faced problem after problem and is abandoning the laptops entirely this summer. . .




Jul 29
2014

Patient Safety Cindy Sage

Speak Up and Stay Alive - RadiOh! Interview

Are hospitals safe for newborns? Cindy Sage joins Pat to discuss some of the findings of the updated BioInitiative Report as it relates to hospital safety. Listen as she answers some audience email questions.




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