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A very important letter from Jerry Flynn
In case readers didn't already know this, here are some facts that every school board - No, every community on earth - should know about cell towers (and wireless technology in general). . . .
Readers might be surprised to learn that the biggest single donors to the WHO are: 1) Bill and Melinda Gates, and 2) the USA! Knowing this should help people view skeptically if not cynically any pronouncements from the WHO. Related items are below:
Russia - has a 2,000 METER 'no-man's land' around cell towers, within which no one is allowed to live or work! . . . France - a) banned Wi-Fi in kindergartens in 2015! In middle schools, Wi-Fi must be turned off when not in use. . . .
United Kingdom - Chief Medical Officers strongly recommend that children younger than 16 should NOT use cell phones! . . .
Taiwan - It is illegal for children under two (2) to use wireless technology! Parents can be fined! Parents have to ensure children under 18 use electronic products for a "reasonable length of time."
European Parliament - In 2008 urged tighter safety standards for cell phones and all wireless technology (DECT phones, Wi-Fi routers, etc.)
Russia - It's Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCIRP) issued a Press Release in 2008, entitled: "Children and Mobile Phones: The Health of Following Generations is at Risk!" It said children under 18 should not use cell phones!
India - Ministry of Telecommunications said children under 16 should not use cell phones!
Israel - Ministry of Health. Recommends youth to limit use of cell phones; don't use them in enclosed spaces; use wired ear pieces.
Finland - Government urges children to limit use of cell phones as long-term effects are not yet known.
ICEMS - International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (one of the most respected group of international esteemed scientists from various countries) Says industry is wrong in saying there is no evidence that all wireless is dangerous. Urges people of all ages, but especially children, to limit use of cell phones and other wireless technologies.
United Kingdom - Education Professionals Union (Voice) (formerly the Professional Association of Teachers) - Calls for moratorium on new Wi-Fi installations in schools and withdrawal of existing Wi-Fi networks.
Association of Teachers and Lecturers - in 2009 called for a suspension of existing Wi-Fi networks as they were concerned by scientific reports linking wi-fi with impaired concentration, loss of short-term memory, chromosome damage and increased incidence of cancer!
Scotland - over 50% of councils in Scotland are now operating precautionary policies to prevent masts from being sited near schools, hospitals and residential areas.
Germany - a) Germany's Health Protection Agency urged removal of cordless phones; use cabled communications instead of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. b) Frankfurt City and Bavarian Parliament - recommend against Wi-Fi in schools; c)
The Teachers' Union for Education and Knowledge told its members to resist roll-out of Wi-Fi on safety grounds.
Salzburg, Austria - Public Health Department warned that Wi-Fi should not be installed in schools or nurseries.
Austria - Austrian Medical Association is lobbying against deployment of Wi-Fi in schools.
Belgium - Banned children's cell phones. Cell phones must now bear label showing relative radiation emitted. . . .
Australia - Testing liability for health trends (NBN National Broadband Network)
"Two northern NSW resident action groups campaigning against NBN towers have sent blood sample results to NBN Co and its contractors in a bid to scare them off their rollout plans.
"The groups - the Friends of Condong Ridge, which opposes a tower at Clothiers Creek, and the OREAD Project in Kyogle shire - say they have taken a leaf from the book of anti-cell tower campaigners in Wales.
"Under the strategy, residents take a blood test before a cell tower is erected and send the results with a legal liability letter to the telco, its contractors and the land owner hosting the tower.
"The letter states that further pathology tests will be undertaken once the tower is in place, and threatens litigation if any trend is uncovered between the 'before' and 'after' tests. . . .
"Blood tests represent a dramatic escalation in the avenues of opposition at the disposal of residents groups, who have typically used grassroots political action and pressure on councils to stop or shift the location of tower projects. "Despite appearances, Bloom said his group was not against the rollout of fast internet.
"We're pro fast internet but we don't believe fixed wireless is a good technology," he said.
"Bloom noted that when the fixed wireless contracts were awarded in 2011, fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) was not a rollout option as per the previous Labor Government's majority fibre-to-the-premise approach.
"However, Clothiers Creek has existing copper connections, and Bloom said he wanted to test their feasibility to carry internet services that could be much faster than fixed wireless. . . .
Wikipedia entry: "The National Broadband Network (NBN) is a national wholesale-only, open-access data network and is under development in Australia. It is based on the premise that fixed line and wireless broadband connections are sold to retail service providers (RSP), who then sell Internet access and other services to consumers.
The NBN was subject to political and industry debate for a number of years, before construction actually commenced. The 2013 Federal Election and subsequent change of government from Labor to the Liberal/National Coalition prompted a strategic review to be commissioned to determine the ideal infrastructure mix to deliver fast broadband across the country as quickly as possible. The review commenced in October 2013 and is due to report to government in December 2013. . .
Environmental Health Trust
France Passes New National Law!
to Richard Adams of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) from Eileen O'Connor, Director of Radiation Research Trust
Please read and share the following amazing letter by Eileen O'Connor of the UK's Radiation Research Trust. In it, she confronts Richard Adams for failing to disclose his conflicts of interest with utility companies that are pushing smart meters throughout Europe. Mr. Adams influenced members of the European Economic and Social Committee to consider that Electro-hypersensivity (EHS) is psychosomatic, and not a physical reaction to the RF/EMR. The estimates are that 22,000,000 to 37,000,000 people in Europe alone suffer EHS, but this could be low, and definitely will be increasing, just as it is in Canada.
Note that both The Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, and Citizens for Safe Technology are signatories.
SEE ALSO: FINAL RESOLUTION EESC
". . . The Radiation Research Trust reminds Mr Adams of his duty to respect the relevant convention rights applicable before the dissemination of smart meters and draws his attention to Section 6 (1) of the Human Rights Act of public authorities 1998 which states clearly "it is unlawful for a Public Authority to act in a way which is incompatible with Convention Right." Article 6 "the right to a fair and impartial hearing" and article 8 "the right to respect for private and family life, home and possessions." The rights of people suffering with electrohypersensitivity are currently violated. It is time to apply the Convention established in the European Court of Human Rights. Any person who feels his or her rights have been violated under the Convention by a state party can take a case to the Court and call for support for the right to life, prohibition of torture and prohibition of discrimination, this is a basic requirement in policy making. The European Convention on Human Rights (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) is an international treaty to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe which in democratic societies are usually afforded legal protection from the state. . . .
"Many people are now looking for justice following the milestone legal cases being won related to EMFs. As examples: in 2011, the Spanish Labour Court in Madrid declared hypersensitivity, caused in part by EMF exposure, can cause permanent disability. In 2012, the Italian Supreme Court ruled the Insurance Body for Work (INAIL) must compensate a worker who developed a tumour due to long-term, heavy use of mobile phones on the job. In 2013, the Australian government was ordered to pay claims for damaging the health of an employee with EMF sensitivity. Such rulings set a precedent for future conditions related to hypersensitivity to these microwaves.
"A new perspective is required by the telecommunications industry in order to better protect the general public, the environment and their own shareholders. The same holds true for governments. Potential risks are already being acknowledged in industry. . . .
"The clock has started ticking on liability and the time has arrived to deal with this issue as a matter of urgency . . .
"As of 18th February, 2015 European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) member Mr. Richard Adams absolutely, irrefutably has received the latest science from doctors and scientists from around the world on this issue.
"Future claims for damages to health as a result of the counter-opinion on electrohypersensitivity being accepted by the EESC could be founded on this letter . . .
education and advocacy to protect public health
Digital Electronic "Internet of Things" (IoT) and "Smart Grid Technologies" to Fully Eviscerate Privacy
Centre for Research on Globalization
" . . . The IoT refers to all digital electronic and RFID-chipped devices wirelessly connected to the internet. The number of such items has increased dramatically since the early 2000s. In 2003 an estimated 500 million gadgets were connected, or about one for every twelve people on earth. By 2015 the number has grown 50 fold to an estimated 25 billion, or 3.5 units per person. By 2020 the IoT is expected to double the number of physical items it encompasses to 50 billion, or roughly 7 per individual.
"The IoT is developing in tandem with the "Smart Grid," comprised of tens of millions of wireless transceivers (a combination cellular transmitter and receiver) more commonly known as "smart meters." Unlike conventional wireless routers, smart meters are regarded as such because they are equipped to capture, store, and transmit an abundance of data on home energy usage with a degree of precision scarcely imagined by utility customers. On the contrary, energy consumers are typically appeased with persuasive promotional materials from their power company explaining how smart meter technology allows patrons to better monitor and control their energy usage. . . .
"Perhaps the greatest irony is how the Internet of Things, the Smart Grid and their attendant "Smart Home" are sold under the guise of convenience, personal autonomy, even knowledge production and wisdom.
"The more data that is created," Cisco gushes, "the more knowledge and wisdom people can obtain. IoT dramatically increases the amount of data available for us to process. This, coupled with the Internet's ability to communicate this data, will enable people to advance even further."
"In light of the grave privacy and health-related concerns posed by this techno tsunami, the members of a sane society might seriously ask themselves exactly where they are advancing, or being compelled to advance to."
a law addressing electromagnetic fields and EHS.
NEW FRENCH LAW SETS PRECEDENT
Today the French Parliament passed a law addressing electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic hypersensitivity. While the new law does not go nearly far enough, it is the first of its kind in the world. Among its provisions are the following:
The Telegraph - Parents in Taiwan face hefty fines if they let their offspring spend too long gaping at televisions or playing video games
Commentary to the European Economic and Social Committee on the European Convention on Human Rights
Attached is a commentary by Dr. Isaac Jamieson on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity and Human Rights. As more of us are forced to live with higher and higher levels of exposure, the number of people who are sensitive is increasing dramatically. Victims suffer in many ways, including discrimination. It is vital that human rights be respected and measures taken to provide a safer environment.
The following is brief commentary on Human Rights, as related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) and other conditions that may be affected as a result of exposure to manmade electromagnetic fields (EMFs). In this present work, relevant sections of the convention are indicated in the text below and their implications discussed.
It is intended that this commentary will be of benefit to policy makers, industry and members of the general public.
Of special note is the chart on page 2 showing exposure limits in various countries. Canada and the US have the same limits as ICNIRP recommends. Please see the statement at the bottom of the page - there are techniques and wireless devices that can cut levels significantly. Why aren't they being used in North America?
Stop Smart Meters! (UK)
From the Arne Naess Seminar, 18th October 2014, Oslo, Norway.
Introduction by: Einar Flydal, retired from the ICT industry, business and academia
Main presentation by: Martin L. Pall
Questions / comments from the audience
Organizers: Einar Flydal in cooperation with Arne Naess Chair in global justice and environment.
The video has English speech and Norwegian text. Prof. Martin Pall's presentation begins at 8 min 15 sec.
"I think this is going to be one of the major issues in the next few years. Most people are not aware of this, and the people who are mostly know the old data - and there's a lot of new [information] on this that's extremely, extremely important" ~ Prof Martin Pall, Oslo, 18 October 2014.
The following presentation, given by Professor emeritus Martin L. Pall of Washington State University, explains that governments and industry bodies claiming wireless technologies to be harmless are, tragically and verifiably, wrong.
Whilst some governments - such as those in the UK, Canada and the US - continue to hide behind "obsolete" and "out of date" thermal models set by private industry groups decades ago, eminent physicist, geneticist and cell biologist Prof. Martin L. Pall carefully explains in this brilliant presentation that pathophysiological effects from non-thermal exposures are demonstrable and the mechanisms for this harm are understood and replicable.
Pall shows us how, with an increasing preponderance of so-called 'smart' meters, 'smart' phones and other microwave-emitting technologies and infrastructure, the health of the public is in danger; that our young are the most at risk and that urgent action to protect people is now required.
Prof. Pall's extensive research over recent decades into this issue shows that:
Microwaves damage humans at levels far below present radiation limits, through mechanisms at the cellular level
These biological mechanisms can - completely or partially - be behind growing "unexplained illnesses" like sudden cardiac death, ME, weakened immune system, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress, and increased DNA breakage, etc.
The effects can, in principle, affect all multicellular animals, and is proven, for example, in mussels (molluscs)
You need neither New Age, tendentious science or conspiracy theories to justify this.
Some of Pall's many peer-reviewed studies on this issue are listed in the final two minutes of this presentation.
The conclusion to be drawn from these revelations is that we are now, without question, facing a new and increasingly present environmental pollutant and the time for government dilly-dallying is over. This issue carries huge implications for the environment, human health, construction and placement of cell towers, smart meters, computers in schools and care for individuals presenting with symptoms of EHS.
Prof. Pall's first article on EMFs and their role in VGCC-activation earned a place in the "Global Medical Discovery" list of the most important articles in medicine in 2013, and in this lecture he provides up-to-date information on a problem that cannot be ignored.
Please share it widely.
See more at: http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/prof-martin-pall-how-wifi-other-emfs-cause-biological-harm/#sthash.kRdisWci.dpuf
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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