Saturday, February 6, 2016

WEEP News / Berkeley cell phone warnings / Cell Phone Radiation / Link with major disease implications / EMFs Amplify Pain in Amputees / Cell tower diabetes / Cell damage male fertility / etc.

 
W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

5 February 2016

 

Judge lets Berkeley require cell phone warnings

Over industry objections, a federal judge has allowed Berkeley to start requiring cell phone retailers to tell customers that carrying switched-on phones too close to their bodies might expose them to radiation levels higher than recommended by federal guidelines.
 
The measure requires retailers to notify customers that the federal government sets radiation standards for cell phones, and that a user may be exposed to levels that exceed those standards by carrying a phone in a pocket or tucked into a bra when the device is connected to a wireless network.
 
 
Barb
 
 
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Cell Phone Radiation Absorption into A Three Year Old

Environmental Health Trust has completed its work on state of the art 3-D brain imaging that shows absorption levels of cell phone radiation by anatomically correct models of a child's head compared to an adult's head.  This is the first time it has been done in 3D.  Take a look
 
 
Angela
 
 
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Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications
 
This is groundbreaking information, especially for mind-body practitioners, and has special significance for the EHS, for if the brain is more sensitive to RF, then it increases adverse effects in the immune system.  It changes the whole paradigm as to how illness occurs.
 
Its scary how much we don't know.
 
Sarah
 
 
The pictures illustrating connections between brain and vessels are in locations highlighted by Dr Devra Davis which are affected by cell phones, particularly relevant to children. Interesting.
 
Anna
 
 
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Study Uncovers How Electromagnetic Fields Amplify Pain in Amputees

Our study provides evidence, for the first time, that subjects exposed to cellphone towers at low, regular levels can actually perceive pain,** said <http://be.utdallas.edu/people/facultypages/romero-ortega.html>; Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, senior author of the study and an associate professor of bioengineering in the University*s http://ecs.utdallas.edu/  Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. **Our study also points to a specific nerve pathway that may contribute to our main finding.
 
"There are commercially available products to block radio frequency electromagnetic energy. There are people who live in caves because they report to be hypersensitive to radiomagnetism, yet the rest of the world uses cellphones and does not have a problem. The polarization may allow people to disregard the complaints of the few as psychosomatic," he said. "In our study, the subjects with nerve injury were not capable of complex psychosomatic behavior. Their pain was a direct response to man-made radiofrequency electromagnetic energy."
 
 
Shan
 
 
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New study links cell phone tower radiation to diabetes

He also said that the radiation emanating from towers causes many other health hazards like headache, depression, high blood pressure and sleep disorders besides damaging nervous, cardio-vascular as well as reproductive systems.
 
 
Robert
 
 
 
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Cellphones may damage male fertility, Israeli study finds

A new study conducted at the two institutions, and published Tuesday in the medical journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online, brings evidence to support a long-feared link between dropping fertility rates in men and the prevalent use of cellular phones.

The quality of sperm among men in Western countries is constantly decreasing and is considered crucial in 40 percent of the cases in which couples have difficulty conceiving a child.
 
 
Robert
 
 
 
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India - Mobile Radiation ICMR study to take another five years

It was initiated on the directions of Health Ministry after a petition was filed by the National Human Rights Commission highlighting alleged failure of the government in protecting the health of the citizens residing in the vicinity of mobile towers.
 
 
Robert
 
I have warned about for years; the whole cancer prospective study area is formed to delay the development of knowledge, and re-focus the "entire health of EMF" area, and cancer scientists engaged in this should really scrutinize their own role in it.

Furthermore, since - statistically - it most likely also will be a zero result, as a delayer it is perfect, and therefore the industry loves it.

Olle

 
 
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Ontario - Why hydro (electricity) costs so much

"The Ministry (of Energy) did not complete any cost-benefit analysis or business case prior to making the decision to mandate the installation of smart meters.
 
Ontario electricity ratepayers have had to pay billions for these decisions ... In particular, the Global Adjustment fees, covering the excess payments to generators over the market price, cost consumers $37 billion during that period (2006 to 2014) and are projected to cost another $133 billion from 2015 to 2032."
 
 
 
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New York City Wi-Fi Kiosks Said to Violate Civil Rights
 
"Wireless disrupts cellular communications, damages immune and nervous systems, desynchronizes brain and heart rhythms, and causes headaches, sleep problems, tinnitus, anxiety and a host of other health problems." She refers the public to bioinitiative.org..
 
 
 
Response to above article
 
This plan to install powerful Wi-Fi routers throughout New York should be halted until all health risks have been thoroughly examined.

Masses of scientific studies have shown that microwave radiation that is emitted by the Wi-Fi routers causes significant biological effects including fertility problems, cancers, immune problems, sleeping problems and depression etc.

This may be a good ISIS terror tactic but it is not something that normal humans would do to a 'friendly' civilian population.
The adverse health effects of wireless radiation have been well known for more than sixty years and have been extensively studied. 
A scientific compilation of those dangers can be read at www.bioinitiative.org

If New Yorkers wish to avoid long term health problems, they should avoid Wi-Fi exposure and oppose this crazy plan.
 
 
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Canada - Let's Internet
 
The Canadian federal government is asking YOU for input. Deadline is to receive your questionnaire feedback by February 29, 2016. Deadline to register to participate in person at the hearing is February 8, 2016 (hearing is April 11, 2016): "We will be holding a public hearing, beginning on April 11, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., at the Conference Centre, Phase IV, 140 promenade du Portage, in Gatineau, Quebec. If you would like to participate, you have to let us know by February 8, 2016."
 
 
Barb
 
 
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Meter installations
a fire risk, electrician says

Analogue meters were safe, he maintains. The newer smart meters are not, particularly because of the manner in which most of them have been installed, said Dreyer, pointing to 40 fires in B.C. that he says are related to smart meters.
 
 
Jean
 
 
Wireless Smart Meters and Potential for Electrical Fires

Commentary by Cindy Sage, Sage Associates and James J. Biergiel, EMF Electrical

Consultant July 2010

Typical gauge electrical wiring that provides electricity to buildings (60 Hz power) is not
constructed or intended to carry high frequency harmonics that are increasingly present
on normal electrical wiring. The exponential increase in use of appliances, variable
speed motors, office and computer equipment and wireless technologies has greatly
increased these harmonics in community electrical grids and the buildings they serve with
electricity. Harmonics are higher frequencies than 60 Hz that carry more energy, and ride
along on the electrical wiring in bursts. Radio frequency (RF) is an unintentional by-
product on this electrical wiring.

It may be contributing to electrical fires where there is a weak spot (older wiring,
undersized neutrals for the electrical load, poor grounding, use of aluminum conductors,
etc.). The use of smart meters will place an entirely new and significantly increased
burden on existing electrical wiring because of the very short, very high intensity wireless
emissions (radio frequency bursts) that the meters produce to signal the utility about
energy usage.

There have now been electrical fires reported where smart meters have been installed in
several counties in California, in Alabama, and in other countries like New Zealand.
Reports detail that the meters themselves can smoke, smolder and catch fire, they can
explode, or they can simply create over-current conditions on the electrical circuits.
Electrical wiring is not sized for the amount of energy that radio frequency and
microwave radiation have. These unintended signals that can come from new wireless
sources of many kinds are particularly a worry for the new smart meters that produce
very high intensity radio frequency energy in short bursts. Electrical fires are likely to be
a potential problem.

Electrical wiring was never intended to carry this - what amounts to an RF pollutant - on
the wiring. The higher the frequency, the greater the energy contained. It's not the
voltage, but it is the current that matters. RF harmonics on electrical systems can come
from computers, printers, FAX machines, electronic ballasts and other sources like
variable speed motors and appliances that distort the normal, smooth 60 hertz sine wave
of electrical power and put bursts of higher energy RF onto the wiring.

Wireless smart meters don't intentionally use the electrical system to send their RF signal
back to the utility (to report energy usage, etc). But, when the wireless signal is produced
in the meterŠ it boomerangs around on all the conductive components and can be
coupled onto the wiring, water and gas lines, etc. where it can be carried to other parts of
the residence or building.

It is an over-current condition on the wiring. It produces heat where the neutral cannot
properly handle it. The location of the fire does NOT have to be in close proximity to the
main electrical panel where the smart meter is installed.

A forensic team investigating any electrical fire should now be looking for connections to
smart meters as a possible contributing factor to fires. Every electrical fire should be
investigated for the presence of smart meter installation. Were smart meters installed
anywhere in the main electrical panel for this building? For fires that are 'unexplained'
or termed electrical in nature, fire inspectors should check whether smart meters were
installed within the last year or so at the main panel serving the buildings. They should
question contractors and electricians who may have observed damage from the fire such
as damage along a neutral, melted aluminum conductor or other evidence that would
imply an over-current condition. They should also look for a scorched or burned smart
meter, or burn or smoke damage to the area around the smart meter. Problems may be
seen immediately, with a smart meter smoking or exploding. Or, it may be months
before the right conditions prevail and a neutral circuit overloads and causes a fire. The
fire may or may not be right at the smart meter.

* Any smart meter installed in a main panel might start an electrical fire in that building;
it would not be necessary for the unit itself to have a smart meter. The RF emissions
from any smart meter in the main panel might trigger an electrical fire at any location in
the building served by this main panel because harmonics can and will travel anywhere
on electrical wiring of that building.

Some questions that should be asked include:

* Were smart meters installed in the main electrical panel for this building? Problems
may be seen immediately, with a smart meter smoking or exploding. Or, it may be
months before the right conditions prevail and a neutral circuit overloads and causes a
fire. The fire may or may not be at the smart meter.

* Is there damage at the smart meter itself (burning, scorching, explosion)?

* Was there fire damage, a source, or a suspicious area around the neutral where it
connected to the main panel or at the breaker panel?

* Was the damage around a lug at a connection on the neutral conductor in the attic at
Xanadu? Was there any indication of heating or scorching or other thermal damage
around the neutral in the area of the fire?

* Was aluminum conductor present? Aluminum conductors that were installed in the
'70s are today recognized as more of a problem for heating than copper wire. Was the
aluminum, if present, showing heat damage or melting?

Even before smart meters were being installed widely in California, people who know
something about EMF and RF were expressing concerns that this kind of thing would
likely happen (electrical fires due to overcurrent condition from RF signal). What is
already postulated, and of concern, is that the rising use of equipment that put RF
harmonics onto the electrical wiring of buildings may overload that wiring. Faulty
wiring, faulty grounding or over-burdened electrical wiring may be unable to take the
additional energy load.

[1] Advanced Metering Infrastructure; January 2010 Semi-Annual Assessment Report
and SmartMeterProgram Quarterly Report (Updated), Pacific Gas and Electric
Company.
 
 
 
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The organization says school authorities are ignoring 13 letters from medical doctors, researchers and others interested in combating excessive electromagnetic radiation, particularly radiation that affects children whether in classrooms or outside of classrooms.
 
 
 
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Maine Smart Meter Court Decision

As many of you already know, the Maine Law Court found against us. Thanks to all of you for your tremendous support over the years in our effort. While this probably marks the end of the Maine legal battle on the health question, our resistance is far from over. Stay tuned!

Today's Supreme Court decision in our smart meter case is not unexpected but of course a great disappointment to any who care about this issue-the health and safety of all citizens and to any who still have some lingering faith in the law.

 "It's one thing to make a finding that evidence is credible regarding potential harm and quite another to find there is a legally credible threat of harm-that a credible threat of harm is in fact credible: likely and probable to result in harm." Huh???

This doublespeak and flagrant disregard for the health and welfare of citizens is why justice will rarely be found within the law and ultimately why laws will collapse. That and perhaps societal greed reflected in the courts.

It's a long and convoluted road from "shall ensure safe, reasonable and adequate service", what state statutes requires, to the PUC's marginalized version accounting for "magnitude of risk, the probability of harm, availability of alternatives and mitigation techniques…", essentially a risk assessment evaluation of acceptable harm, one that by their decision the Court endorses. Explain this to the many thousands injured by smart meters and to all those who refuse to pay what amounts to extortion fees to avoid the actual or credible threat of harm from RF exposure.

The Court has miserably failed the people of Maine, instead relying on CMP supplied evidence from the FCC [FCC exposure standards admitted by even the PUC to be obsolete and irrelevant], Trilliant [vendor for the smart meter project], Exponent [a well-known product defense firm], and the Maine CDC finding from 2010 [a 2-week rush job about which the CDC admittedly knew nothing and that predated both this investigation and the WHO classification of RF as a possible human carcinogen]. The Court ignored when they needn't, independent testimony from international experts on the credible threat of harm RF exposures at smart meter levels poses and instead chose to believe the "Marlboro Man" that smoking is good for us.

Appropriately enough an excellent UNESCO presentation on the growing EHS/Bioethics problem has just been released and is attached. Unfortunately ethics remains a subject far distant from the law. We would do well to leaven our rule by the latter with a strong dose of the former. Relevant material is also below thanks to Richard Conrad.

Ed

 

Smart meter deployments are equivalent to experimenting on humans without their consent, and if an application for such an experiment were to be submitted to an Institutional Review Board (which is the requirement prior to experimenting on humans) it would be rejected outright.  Smart meter deployment is in violation of all ten points of the Nuremberg Code, a set of ethical research principles to be fulfilled in any human experimentation, laid down at the end of World War II.   (See the end of this letter for the ten points of the Nuremberg Code).

The Nuremberg Code (From the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services website http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/archive/nurcode.html )

1.     The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential. 

This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved, as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that, before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject, there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person, which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.

The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity. 

2.     The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature. 

3.     The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and a knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study, that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.  

4.     The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.  

5.     No experiment should be conducted, where there is an apriori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.  

6.     The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.  

7.     Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.  

8.     The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.  

9.     During the course of the experiment, the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end, if he has reached the physical or mental state, where continuation of the experiment seemed to him to be impossible.  

10.  During the course of the experiment, the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probable cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgement required of him, that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.

 
 
 
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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday cracked open the door for opponents of the state's compulsory smart-meter deployment policy, allowing a hearing on a customer's complaint that the installation of a wireless meter outside her bedroom caused her to get sick.

In a 4-1 vote, the PUC rejected Peco Energy Co.'s petition to prevent an administrative law judge from hearing the health complaints of Susan Kreider, a registered nurse who said she suffered "deleterious health effects" after Peco installed the new meter on her Germantown home in 2013.

Kreider's complaint was different, the PUC said, because she said she could produce medical documentation showing that the electromagnetic radiation from the meter caused her to get sick. The meter violates the state's public utility code requiring utilities to provide "safe and reasonable" service, she has maintained.

"To ignore claims relating to the safety of smart meters would be an abdication of our duties and responsibilities under . . . the code," the PUC said in its order Thursday

 
 
 
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The Suicidal Feelings, Self-Injury, and Mobile Phone Use After Lights Out in Adolescents

Conclusions Mobile phone use after lights out may be associated with poor mental health, suicidal feelings, and self-injury in both early and late adolescents. Association between reduced sleep and the mobile phone use was confined to early adolescents.
 
 
 
 
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Environmental Refugees: Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) Sufferers

The State of Maine Public Utility Commission recently received what it thinks is the ultimate verdict in the issue of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) when the Maine Supreme Judicial Court agreed with the PUC that utility companies' smart meters are safe and not harmful to human health and safety.

Perhaps the judge who rendered that decision ought to reconsider what's going on regarding EHS, especially at the United Nations and their conference where EHS issues were discussed.

 
Sylvie
 
 
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Lawmakers push for Wi-Fi access at all national parks

A group of House Democrats is pushing for President Barack Obama to significantly increase funding for Wi-Fi and cell phone service throughout America's national parks.

The group of five, led by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Colo.), applauded the National Parks Service for its commitment to expand connectivity at visitors' centers in parks. But the group also wants access points deeper into the wilds of parks, and to serve nearby communities.
 
 
Melissa
 
 
Perhaps this article should be titled - 'Idiots in Washington'.  Why are they ignoring all the evidence showing Wi-Fi harm to health?  Perhaps it is stupifity like this which is making Donald Trump a popular alternative.  Lets hope he can understand the dangers that wireless radiation poses to the American and World population.
 
 
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Gwyneth Paltrow warns of the dangers of cell phone use and WiFi radiation

Gwyneth Paltrow uses her weekly blog to share her insights and tips for a better life. In a recent post the 43-year-old Hollywood star has shared some invaluable advice with her readers on the dangers of cell phone radiation.

Writing on her blog, Goop, the mother-of-two has written an article entitled: 'Are Cell Phones and WiFi Signals Toxic?'. She says it's almost impossible to remember a time without smartphones.

 
C4ST
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quebec Human Rights Commission - EHS Information
 
Google translation from French
 
 
If you suffer from EHS, the following information could greatly interest you. If you are not electro sensitive, but know someone who is, consider this:


On January 18, the lawyer Marie-Josée Talbot (cabinet.talbot@gmail.com - http://about.me/cabinet.talbot) informed several people of the following:


"As the Commission on Human Rights has successfully intervened in one of my records regarding EHS, I asked them how the Electro can assert their rights in Quebec and if we do it as a group or individually . I got an answer that EHS is classified as a disability within the meaning of the Charter and that any person may make an individual complaint if it considers that saw discrimination and that it is excluded from some places seen its EHS. People can make a complaint, for example, to be entitled to have access to transport or public places such commercial establishments, hotels, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, parks, campgrounds and RV parks, and 'obtaining the goods and services that are available there. In short, anyone who believes she saw the exclusion following its EHS can call: (514) 873-5146 or 1 (800) 361-6477. "


She then cited two relevant provisions of the CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF THE PERSON ...

Chapter I.1
RIGHT TO EQUAL RECOGNITION AND EXERCISE OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS
1982, c. 61, a. 2.

prohibited discrimination.
10. Everyone has the right to the recognition and exercise in full equality, rights and freedoms, without distinction, exclusion or preference based on race, color, sex, pregnancy, orientation sex, civil status, age except as provided by law, religion, political convictions, language, ethnic or national origin, social condition, a handicap or the use of any means to palliate a handicap.

Ground of discrimination.
Discrimination exists where such a distinction, exclusion or preference has the effect of nullifying or impairing such right.


public places accessible to all.
15. No one may, through discrimination, prevent others from having access to transportation or to public places such commercial establishments, hotels, restaurants, theaters, cinemas, parks, campgrounds and RV parks, and to get the goods and services that are available there.

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Then, the president of the Coalition of Activists for inclusion in Quebec (RAPLIQ), Ms. Linda Gauthier, who was contacted about this, replied, in part: "We work specifically with the Human Rights Commission. When a person with disabilities is for us, it prepares the complaint and assisting with the Commission, what other organizations are not: they are only of collective defense, that is, say bring the grievances of all of their members to governments. While we are made of individual defense also. "


This possibility has raised the interest of many electro - especially those with a medical diagnosis of EHS, which however is not mandatory, it seems, when filing a complaint, but dot be provided then. However, RAPLIQ only with a small team to deal with the many requests for assistance of any kind that the body receives, and the difficulty to draw the attention of the Commission on Human Rights merits, under the Charter of discrimination against electro people because of their disability, a study was initiated in the RAPLIQ to discuss how assistance could be provided to people electro willing to officially recognize their situation, a challenge relative size view of the novelty of this problem.


This January 31, Steven Laperrière (steven.laperriere@gmail.com), activist of the first hour in the folder meters 'smart' and member of the Board of RAPLIQ, sent an email in which he wrote:


"You will find in the attached document that RAPLIQ can do to help. The general procedure is indicated. Know that all of us RAPLIQ, as well as me personally are happy to assist you. It will be a tough fight to lead, but together, we will conduct it with determination and enthusiasm. "


Here are the contents of the document which is now archived HERE.


Hello,

I am proud to announce that RAPLIQ embarks on the adventure with you.

Now, if you have a complaint to the Commision for Human Rights and the rights of youth and mandated us, we are ready to welcome your complaints.

The process to contact us:

Preferably, the first contact by email to the following address: lerapliq.plaintes@gmail.com with your phone number and best time to reach you.

I know some people can not use electro computer, then you can tell them to contact me at 514-836-6376 in the afternoon only. The process will be the same, complaints will be processed in the order emails / calls. Complaints will not be processed faster, that is the order of receipt of applications that counts.

We expect a number of complaints, then we will send a receipt quickly and I will contact you within a reasonable time.

After talking to a (e) the complainant (s) and understand the discriminatory motive of the complaint, what corrective measures should be, the amount of moral damages (if applicable), we will be heard on the terms and receiving payment, then we will take charge of the complaint.

Writing, sent to the Commission, monitoring, mediation (if applicable) etc, etc ....

As I explained in a previous email, the management of a complaint generates costs. To support a complaint, the cost will be $ 200.00.

Each complaint will be assessed individually, both the appearance of the facts that rights trampled and remedial measures and punitive damages.

Throughout the process, I will each complainant (an) abreast of developments in his case over the events.

Ladies and gentlemen, please accept my most cordial greetings.

Steven Laperrière
Consultant RAPLIQ


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Finally, here's what I just put online to http://www.cqlpe.ca  about it - give yourself the trouble to explore the links provided because they contain much useful information.


Environmental and reasonable accommodations hypersensitivity
(The EHS and people with diagnosed EHS can file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of the Quebec recognizes environmental sensitivities as a disability entitling to accommodation, which is a legal requirement. It may well help advance recognition of this condition by various public and private bodies see their accommodation Guide IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENT.. RAPLIQ (Coalition of activists for inclusion in Quebec) decided to provide support to people wishing electro to make such representations to the human rights Commission. as explained HERE, the organization "aims to eliminating the discrimination against people with disabilities and barriers currently limiting exercising their rights and freedoms. "the procedure is explained HERE. If you want to determine if you became an electro-or if you are in the process of becoming so, consult the description of the symptoms of EHS prepared 2014 Professor Dominique Belpomme, a world authority on the subject. More details HERE.)


Here. Hoping that all this will be helpful to many people with disabilities because of their EHS triggered, in many cases, by electropollution generated by the meters 'smart' Hydro-Québec.


Jean Hudon
Cqlpe.ca webmaster and co-founder of the CQLPE
 
 
 
 
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Last week, the Maine Supreme Court sided with the corrupt Maine Public Utilities Commission's finding that smart meters are "safe enough." Meanwhile on the other side of the country in Berkeley, CA, U.S. District Court Judge Chen ruled against the CTIA (cell phone industry association) and ordered Berkeley's health warnings on cell phones upheld.

We have a question, looking at these two rulings together:

How can one court decide that the evidence for RF harm, and existing language in cell phone manuals, justify warnings at the point of sale, but devices that emit the exact same type of radiation mounted on your home (perhaps across the wall from where your baby is sleeping) not only do not require warnings, but are allowed to be forced on your home, with extortion fees charged to avoid the risk?

Some have leveled charges of back room deals, and corruption spreading into the court system. Whatever the case, Maine's ruling needs to be taken with a grain of salt. As lead plaintiff Ed Friedman states in the press release put out by the Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, over 1000 peer-reviewed studies indicating harm were rejected by the PUC because the pile of evidence was becoming too large. Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters Press Release states:

"While the decision acknowledges over one hundred peer-reviewed scientific studies were reviewed by the Commission, what the Court doesn't admit is over 1,000 peer-reviewed study citations and verbatim abstracts of supporting studies submitted into evidence by anti-smart meter activists were rejected by the PUC because 'somehow we need to whittle down the amount of evidence.' The Court has miserably failed the people of Maine, instead relying on CMP supplied evidence from the FCC [FCC exposure standards admitted by even the PUC to be obsolete and irrelevant],Trilliant [vendor for the smart meter project], Exponent [a well-known product defense firm], and the Maine CDC finding from 2010 [a 2-week rush job about which the CDC admittedly knew nothing and that predated both this investigation and the WHO classification of RF as a possible human carcinogen]."

"The Court ignored when they needn't have, independent testimony from international experts on the credible threat of harm RF exposures at smart meter levels pose and instead chose to believe the "Marlboro Man" that smoking is good for us. The Law Court has despite ample evidence we were not legally required to submit [with the burden of proof on CMP] rejected Maine's judicial maxim-the health of the people is the supreme law."

Berkeley's advisory mandated at cell phone retailers, goes into effect March 22nd and states:

"To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely."

For questions on the Maine court case and ruling:  edfomb[at]comcast[dot]net

For questions on the Berkeley ordinance: cabta[at]ellenkmarks[dot]com

http://stopsmartmeters.org/2016/02/02/courts-one-win-one-loss-for-rf-safety-campaign/

Josh Hart
 
 
 
 
 
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Antenna concealments – HetNet Happenings

For instance, Verizon has spent around two years deploying hundreds of small cell antennas around San Francisco, Santa Clara and other California locations associated with Super Bowl 50.
 
 
David
 
 
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W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

17 January 2016

 
 
 
NCRP Pressured CDC To Remove Cell Phone Safety Advice
The NCRP was the driving force behind the removal of cautionary advice in a CDC fact sheet on cell phone use. Senior officials at the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements pressured the Centers for Disease Control into deleting the cautionary language in August 2014.
 
 
 
Gail
 
 
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Cancer Warning: Scientist Warns Against Cell Phones In Bra, Back Pocket, Raises Tumor Chances, Infertility, Other Ailments

Dr. Devra offered concrete examples that supported her stance on the dangers of cell phone use. One case involved a young woman who was diagnosed with cancer of her breasts after carrying a phone in her bra for years.
 
 
 
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Electro Hyper Sensitivity in Switzerland

Ways exist, however, to alleviate the suffering of electrohypersensitive persons.  An intoxication by heavy metals [see text below] could be the cause in certain cases.  But according to Anton Fernhout, it is necessary to try to provide places that are less exposed to non-ionizing radiation, such as the apartment building in Zurich which is exclusively for environmentally harmed persons.  It must be noted that there exists practically no white zone in Switzerland.
English:

Original article in French:
Meris
 
 
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SPAIN - FIRST RESCUE PLAN FOR PEOPLE WITH CSS
 
The first municipal government that has stepped forward to implement this plan, is the City of Tarragona Municipal Government (Tarragona is a major city 100 kilometres south of Barcelona). In the plenary session held last November 30th, the "Institutional Declaration of support for people with Central Sensitivity Syndromes" was approved, which consists of a concrete programme of measures. This is a historical step.
 
Central Sensitivity Syndromes (CSS) include Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS), Fibromyalgia (FM) and Electrohypersensitivity (EHS).
 
 
Patricia
 
 
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Wallis and Futuna: Mast spat threatens new mobile network
Homeowner Atalemo Vakamua has threatened to cut the service completely by chopping down the transmitter, which he says was installed on his land without his permission, French Overseas TV reports. "All my family met and we decided to cut down the mast," Mr Vakamua tells the TV, adding that all the other residents of his village support him.
 
 
Robert
 
 
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Driverless cars get potential new testing ground in Stratford, Ont.

Stratford, a city of about 31,000 people 150 kilometres southwest of Toronto, has been quietly building a connected city over the past decade. And today, it has roads that talk to street lights, signals that talk to cars and an industrially reliable wireless network that allows all those systems to feed data back to the tech companies operating there.
 
 
Melissa
 
 
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International EMF Alliance
 
This is an excellent source for EMF videos
 
 
 
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Hydro One pulls plug on wonky smart meters in rural areas
 
The utility, which was ordered by its provincial masters to install the devices, admits it has decided to manually read roughly 36,000 meters instead of counting on the wireless technology.
 
Malfunctioning meters were among several issues that caused a customer relations nightmare for Hydro One in 2013 and 2014.
 
 
 
 
 
"They never thought this through," said Tabuns. "They never thought it through on the big scale and they never thought it through on the small scale."
 
 
 

Dumb meters? Dumb Liberals

It's that the cost of installing 4.6 million ended up being almost $2 billion, double what the Liberals said it would cost.
 
 
 
 
 
Nickel Belt New Democrat MPP France Gelinas said that is good news for the hundreds of residents who have appealed to her in recent years, complaining about hydro bills that were way out of whack.
 
 
 
 
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BC Hydro inflated claims of smart-meter benefits, NDP critic says

BC Hydro provided the public with misleading financial information in order to justify spending more than $1-billion to install smart meters across the province, claims NDP energy critic Adrian Dix.
 
 
 
 
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LADWP reaches $44 million overbilling settlement

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power settled a class-action lawsuit Monday brought on by about 1.6 million customers who were excessively charged during the rollout of a new billing system in 2013.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The ZigBee companies got a nice lift from smart meters around 2010, but that was mostly a regulator-driven initiative, versus consumer-driven.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/toddhixon/2016/01/12/does-anyone-really-care-about-the-internet-of-things/#41f77dd41f251ca302b1f252
 
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Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold

The Nest Learning Thermostat is dead to me, literally. Last week, my once-beloved "smart" thermostat suffered from a mysterious software bug that drained its battery and sent our home into a chill in the middle of the night.
 
But this isn't just about the Nest. This points to a larger problem with so-called smart devices that we are inviting into our lives: Small glitches can cause huge problems.
 
 
Patricia
 
 
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Global Union Against Radiation Battles WiFi from Space
 
The group says the "harmful pulsed microwave radiation" violates human rights conventions due to the "serious biological effects and involuntary nature of the exposure."
 
 
 
Ed
 

Project Loon Balloon takes out power lines in Washington state

Lily
 
 

Google Loon Wi-Fi balloon creates panic in New Zealand

 
 
Robert
 
 
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Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Researchers at MIT have shown that by surrounding the filament with a special crystal structure in the glass they can bounce back the energy which is usually lost in heat, while still allowing the light through.
 
 
 
Barb
 
 
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The Autoimmune Epidemic: Bodies Gone Haywire in a World Out of Balance

This article from 2008 which is very relevant today.  Section 8 of the BioInitiative Report http://www.bioinitiative.org/table-of-contents/ (and the rest of the BioInitiative Report) may go a long way to explain why there is an autoimmune epidemic.
 
 
 
 
 
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The microwave syndrome or electro-hypersensitivity: historical background.

Microwave generating equipment first became common during World War 2 with the development of radar. Soviet bloc countries reported that individuals exposed to microwaves frequently developed headaches, fatigue, loss of appetite, sleepiness, difficulty in concentration, poor memory, emotional instability, and labile cardiovascular function, and established stringent exposure standards.
 
 
 
 
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Class Action Lawsuit in Quebec Against Hydro-Quebec, Videotron, Bell, Rogers, Telus and many other defendants

Request for Financial Assistance

Considering the failure of federal, provincial and municipal levels of governement to protect the population against increasingly excessive exposure levels of microwave emissions and low frequency electromagnetic fields from powerlines, amongst other sources, there is an urgent need to establish a clear judiciary basis to claim compensations for the harm done, especially to people with electrosensitivity symptoms, and to steer the regulatory agencies towards stronger health-centered, as safe as possible exposure standards. A class action lawsuit is the best instrument to achieve this at this stage. Also, in case an out of court settlement is eventually sought by the defendants, this lawsuit, if properly undertaken, executed and supported, would also set a strong bargaining position to obtain satisfactory remedies.

But considering the formidable resources these defendants can muster to maintain the status quo that has so much benefited them so far, it is imperative that as many people as possible from the affected population pool their support to help finance this class action lawsuit. Although no additional details can be provided at this point, as per the regulations governing this form of judiciary action, regarding the specifics of this case, be assured that considerable efforts went into devising the best possible course of action to eventually achieve success, hopefully within a 5 year period once this case is certified and hearings begin.

We know our opponents will throw everything they can at us to prevent this from going ahead, yet we trust that the 1211 concerned citizens from Quebec who signed the mandate* to support Mr Charles O'Brien's effort represent only the tip of the iceberg of the support we can actually receive to help finance the considerable logistical effort required and the detailed scientific demonstration to be done by expert witnesses of the absolute validity of the claims to be submitted to the court, certainly up to the Supreme Court of Canada.

If you believe the time has come to put an end to the political and regulatory laissez faire environment that has been so detrimental to the health and peace of mind of a growing percentage of the population of Quebec, and are willing to provide financial support of any size - all contributions, small or large, will be most welcomed - please use any of the following methods to channel your support to this vital cause.

If you prefer to mail a check, please send it at Recours collectif, P.O. Box 84, St-Sauveur-des-Monts, Qc, J0R 1R0 and make your check payable to PACE inc. (which stands for Planetary Association for Clean Energy - It is a science-based organization, founded in 1975, whose expertise is recognized worldwide).

If you prefer to use your credit card or Paypal, please do so through the Donate button at http://pacenet.homestead.com

If you would rather prefer to call PACE to make your donation, you may call their office at (888) 639-7730, preferably during day time (otherwise you will need to leave your contact information on their answering machine so someone may call you back), stating that you call in the context of this request for financial support for the class action led by Mr Charles O'Brien.

A receipt for tax purpose will be provided for donations of 25$ and more. Obviously, no guarantee can be provided as to the likelihood of our success. Yet all donators will be kept informed in priority on the details and evolution of this case as soon we have secured the confirmation that the court has agreed to hear it.

I sincerely thank you for your upcoming support that will be an invaluable contribution to the eventual success of this class action lawsuit from which everyone will then greatly benefit.

Jean Hudon
Cofounder et webmaster
Coalition québécoise de lutte contre la pollution électromagnétique
Member of the Organizing Committee for the campaign Je garde mon compteur !

NOTE: Except for a very small administrative fee necessary to process and mail your receipt, your donation will go towards exclusively supporting this class action lawsuit. PACE's charitable number is 11925 1379 RR 0001. Please make sure to indicate the name and address of the person or corporation to whom the receipt must be issued.

* To review the initial request of support for the mandate given to Mr Charles O'Brien, click HERE.

A French version of this Request for Financial Assistance is available HERE.
 
 
 
 
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NASA, Navy, Air Force Report Harmful Effects from RF Radiation.

NASA Report, 1981
A NASA report published in April 1981, titled "Electromagnetic Field Interactions with the Human Body: Observed Effects and Theories," discussed EMF and microwave RF radiation caused to humans. Effects of microwave radiation reported: headaches, sleep problems, neurological symptoms, cardiac symptoms, memory problems, increased cholesterol, gastritis, ulcers, increased fasting blood glucose, irritabiity, inability to concentrate, apprehension, and cataracts (clouding of posterior part of lens in those caused by microwave radiation instead of anterior clouding as seen with regular types).  Information for the NASA report was collected from over 1,000 written sources that "included journals, conference proceedings, technical reports, books, abstracts, and news items,"  http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19810017132.pdf

Navy Report, 1971
On October 4, 1971, the Naval Medical Research Institute published a research report,"Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena ('Effects') and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation," which was a compilation of over 2000 references on the biological responses to RF microwave radiation.  It lists well over 100 negative biological effects caused by RF microwave radiation - here's a partial list from their report: corneal damage, tubular degeneration of testicles, brain heating, alteration of the diameter of blood vessels, liver enlargement, altered sex ratio of births, decreased fertility, sterility, altered fetal development, decreased lactation in nursing mothers, altered penal function, death, cranial nerve disorders, seizures, convulsions, depression, insomnia, hand tremors, chest pain, thrombosis, alteration in the rate of cellular division, anorexia, constipation, altered adrenal cortex activity, chromosome aberrations, tumors, altered orientation of animals, birds and fish, loss of hair, and sparking between dental fillings.  http://www.magdahavas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Navy_Radiowave_Brief.pdf

Air Force Report, 1994
A June 1994 US Air Force document, titled, "Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation Biological Effects and Safety Standards: A Review," acknowledges the non-thermal health effects.  Stated in its abstract, "It is known that electromagnetic radiation has a biological effect on human tissue."  The introduction of the report states that "researchers have discovered a number of biological dysfunctions that can occur in living organisms" and that "exposure of the human body to RF/MW [radio frequency/microwave] radiation has many biological implications" that range from "innocuous sensation of warmth to serious physiological damage to the eye," and added that "there is also evidence that RF/MW radiation can cause cancer." Biological impacts: "damage to major organs, disruption of important biological processes, and the potential risk of cancer," among many others which include "mutagenic effects," "cardiovascular effects," negative effects on chromosomes, and notes that "Soviet investigators claim that exposure to low-level radiation can induce serious CNS [central nervous system] dysfunctions."  http://www.emfacts.com/2014/09/us-air-force-rf-review-in-1988-acknowledges-non-thermal-biological-effects/   https://electroplague.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/rf-microwave-radiation-biological-effects-rome-labs.pdf

What's interesting is that these reports from US government agencies all document negative health effects from microwave RF radiation at levels below thermal thresholds, and they were all published before the 1996 Telecommunications Act was passed by Congress.  Section 704 of the TCA disallowed siting decisions for cell tower facilities based on health considerations as long as they don't exceed FCC's limits, which are thermal.  The only valid reason for rejection allowed by the TCA is aesthetics, so many cell tower facilities are camouflaged so that people would not see them. This is why cell towers are on school property and next to schools and residential areas, and you don't even know they are there.  How could this happen?  The 1996 TCA was passed after $50 million dollars in political contributions was made (p. 115, Zapped, by Ann Louise Gittleman, http://www.amazon.com/Zapped-Shouldnt-Outsmart-Electronic-Pollution/dp/0061864285/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452930604&sr=8-2&keywords=zapped )  Since then telecom continues to obtain legislation in their favor, first with 6409a of the Middle Class Tax Relief Act which allows for colocations and approval of an additional 20' to a cell tower, then with AB 57 passing in California which allow for automatic approvals of cell tower applications if they are not processed within a certain time (150 days for new towers, 90 days for colocations) that they are submitted, and now they are lobbying to remove proof of significant gap from the 1996 TCA and replace with capacity. 

Even though doctors, scientists, and various groups have made about 1000 submissions asking the FCC to revisit limits since 2012,  little has been done by the FCC. ( Proceeding Number 13-84 on the FCC web site.   You can see the 1000 submissions here,  http://www.saferemr.com/2015_08_01_archive.html ) Tom Wheeler, ex-President of the CTIA (Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association) and FCC chairman since 2013, has done nothing but to promote the wireless industry since his appointment by President Obama after Wheeler bundled $700,000 in political contributions to Obama (bundling is a process of consolidating political contributions without having to identify the actual contributors) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/craig-aaron/who-owns-the-media-obamas_b_3313197.html  Comcast and Verizon contributed about $1 million to Obama https://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/04/24/obama-bundler-tom-wheeler-helps-his-former-industry-from-fcc-perch/ He approved $5 billion for school Wi-Fi  http://www.dailydot.com/politics/fcc-approves-wifi-expansion-schools/ , fined wireless companies paltry amounts ($50,000) for exceeding FCC's thermal limits http://www.journalinquirer.com/connecticut_and_region/fcc-keeps-secret-records-from-radiation-probe-at-verizon-s/article_0dbb367e-62d9-11e5-99da-ebeab2025003.html, and made changes to the Telecom Act to encompass wireless internet in March 2015 (after Net Neutrality passed) when wireless internet was not included in the 1996 TCA prior to that.  Tom Wheeler is now helping Verizon to implement 5G https://insidetowers.com/verizon-and-fcc-work-on-5g/   and pushing higher speeds by fining AT&T a record $100 million in June 2015 for not providing speeds as fast as advertised http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fcc-seeks-100-mn-t-fine-over-unlimited-174431152.html   

Cell towers, cell phones, Wi-Fi, laptops may all be FCC compliant, but understand that FCC compliance only means that there is not enough microwave radiation from it to cook you (i.e. cause a thermal effect).  FCC limits do NOT protect you from all health effects that are orders of magnitude below the thermal threshholds as found in peer reviewed studies.  FCC compliance is limited only to preventing heating effects.  The FCC limit is 1000uW/cm2 for 30 minutes for cell towers and Wi-Fi.  In areas near cell towers and Wi-Fi routers, my measurements show 0.1-1 uW/cm2.  However in areas more than 1500 ft from cell towers and without Wi-Fi routers closeby that value can be down to 0.0003uW/cm2 as it is in my backyard.  So when 3rd party RF measuring firms submit a report that says a cell tower facility or school environment is FCC compliant because it is only 1/10,000th of the FCC limit, it is true, sounds good and gives the layperson a sense of safety, but he does not realize that this value that is 1/10,000 of the FCC limit is already 1000 times higher than areas far away from a cell tower or router, and this is a chronic exposure 6 hrs/day, 5 days/wk, 40 wks/yr for kids in school.  Realize that this is the "safety" standard which our government is using to protect our children and all citizens.

You can read more on the FCC in Captured agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates written by NormAlster, Cambridge, MA:  Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.  2015. http://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf  

Lesson from History of Tobacco
The tobacco industry knew since the '50s that tobacco caused cancer. But they funded scientific research that was intended to obfuscate its effects on health for decades. This has been done by, on the one hand denying the existing evidence, whilst on the other demanding absolute proof of causation and calling for more research. This research, much of which has been covertly funded by the tobacco industry, is designed to look at other causes of cancer and to water down the evidence linking smoking and disease. For example, the industry statements are peppered by fudging comments such as "unresolved" and "inconclusive.," Nothing has been "statistically proven", no "scientific causality", and no "conclusive proof". http://cebp.aacrjournals.org/content/16/... http://www.who.int/tobacco/media/en/Toba... Sound familiar? 

The mobile telecom industry is about twice the size of the tobacco industry, which means the telecom industry is even more powerful.  The tobacco industry generated sales of $500 billion globally and $35 billion profit in 2012 http://www.theguardian.com/business/2012...  The mobile telecom industry has generated almost $1 trillion revenue globally. http://www.vodafone.com/content/annualre... 

In 1985, Dr Lennart Hardell, was one of the few scientists who said that Agent Orange was carcinogenic while Monsanto denied such claims  http://www.theguardian.com/science/2006/... (In 2013, Agent Orange (made by Monsanto) was determined to increase chance of prostate cancer by 52%. Veterans from the Vietnam War were exposed to it. Agent Orange was used to spray large areas in Laos and Vietnam to clear forests in order to build bases. One million Vietnamese suffered disabilities or health problems as well as birth defects in children. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/1... ) He is an oncologist and professor of oncology from Sweden who served on WHO IARC (World Health Organization Int'l Agency Research for Cancer) when it classified microwave RF radiation as 2B possible carcinogen in 2011.
Here's a video by Dr. Lennart Hardell, talking about the hazards of wireless radiation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8H8Eg6F..."

Angela

 

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