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Telecommunications- Authority to Permit the Installation of Stand-Alone Antenna Poles
Published on Dec 2, 2013 Dr Anthony Miller from the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health presents to Toronto Council that RF exposure should be classified as a 2A (probable carcinogen), not a 2B (possible carcinogen)
This is a 3-minute video of a November 2013 presentation by Dr. Anthony B. Miller in which he states his belief that wireless radiation would be classified "2A PROBABLE HUMAN CARCINOGEN" if it were evaluated today. Dr. Miller sat on the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) committee when IARC made the decision to classify radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (wireless radiation from any sources) as a "Category 2B possible human carcinogen" (May 2011).
This clip is his presentation to Toronto Councillors at the City of Toronto Government Management Committee regarding the proliferation of increased density of wireless radiation emitted by cellular network towers/antennas installed below 15-metre height in Toronto.
"Toronto councillors pulled the plug on the idea of extending free Wi-Fi service to city parks and other publicly accessible places at the Nov. 21 meeting of the city's Government Management committee.
"The committee voted to defer indefinitely the motion brought forward by St. Paul's Councillor Josh Matlow after hearing from residents worried about the possible health impacts of Wi-Fi operating in public spaces.
"Matlow argued the eventual provision of free public Wi-Fi would boost Toronto's tourism and also assist lower-income Torontonians in accessing the Internet.
"It's a great attraction for tourists, but there's also a digital divide," said Matlow, noting that only a quarter of residents in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) have access to Wi-Fi Internet service.
"Many of us take it for granted we can go to the major telecommunications companies to get service, but there are may residents who don't."
"Matlow argued the city would only be studying ways to involve other private sector partners in providing free Wi-Fi in some city parks.
"But that didn't wash with his fellow committee members. Toronto-Danforth Councillor Mary Fragedakis said she was concerned about possible health issues, but also issues of redundancy.
"Right now many people use their smartphones to access the Internet," she said.
"More than anything this could be obsolete before it's built. Perhaps we should consider a service in libraries and at TCHC itself, to make sure this issue gets addressed."
"Committee chair David Shiner said he was personally mistrustful of over-the-air telecom technology.
"I really don't want the public square filled with Wi-Fi and people going over there to get onto their Internet," he said.
"There are thousands of places through the city that provides that now."
MoveOn Petition to be delivered to BC Provincial Health Office. Petition launched November 6, 2013
This resolution is intended to address the concerns of citizens regarding the escalating growth of wireless radiation in British Columbia. We invite the signatures of medical health professionals and researchers who wish to join with us in bringing attention to the hazards of electromagnetic radiation.
The full text of this petition can be downloaded at www.citizensforsafetechnology.com
Safety Code Six Expert Panel Review - October 28, 2013
October 19, 2013 - There's an investigation underway in Malibu, Calif. into claims that environmental conditions at the local high school are making people sick. Three teachers claim they've been recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer, with dozens more complaining of rashes, migraines, and unexplained hair loss. They fear the campus is the cause. Bill Whitaker reports.
List of studies reviewed at Health Canada that are specific to Wi-Fi:
1 November 2013:
Below is the list of the 16 studies that Health Canada provided to the Global News current affairs program 16:9 The Bigger Picture (aired in October, 2010) when they looked at Wi-Fi in schools. The list was obtained through the Access to Information Act. The 16 studies are mentioned just after minute 6 as being "specific to Wi-Fi"
Papers finding adverse biological effects or damage to health from Wi-Fi signals, Wi-Fi-enabled devices or Wi-Fi frequencies (2.4 or 5 GHz).
Papers listed are only those where exposures were 16V/m or below. Someone using a Wi-Fi-enabled tablet computer can be exposed to electromagnetic fields up to 16V/m.
Papers are in alphabetical order. A file of first pages, for printing, can be found here (please pass on to schools).
VIDEO from Bell Media: Wi-Fi experiments with sperm, ants and watercress
Note: this link will expire on December 24th, 2013 16:00.
Moyers and Company -Transcript included as link
Psychologist Sherry Turkle talks to Bill about why we expect too much from technology and not enough from each other.
"If you think a lot of people are looking down these days, it's because they are. We often see people focused so intensely on the latest text or tweet coming from their smartphone, that they seem virtually oblivious to the world around them.
"This week, Bill talks to MIT professor Sherry Turkle, who has studied our relationship with technology for over three decades, about what this constant engagement means for our culture and our society. Turkle, author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other, says our devices are not only changing the way we communicate and interact with each other, but also who we are as human beings.
"What concerns me as a developmental psychologist is watching children grow in this new world where being bored is something that never has to be tolerated for a moment," Turkle tells Moyers. "Everyone is always having their attention divided between the world of people [they're] with and this 'other' reality."
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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