Thursday, June 18, 2015

WEEP News / Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians - Report / Berkeley "Right to Know" / BC Hydro sues / Template for Non Consent / AT&T $100 million fine.

 
W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

18 June 2015

 
 
Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians
 
 Please find herein a link to a Portable Document Version of the 13th
 Report of the Standing Committee on Health entitled: "Radiofrequency
 electromagnetic radiation and the health of
 Canadians<http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/HESA/Reports/RP8041315/412_HESA_Rpt13_PDF/412_HESA_Rpt13-e.pdf>."

 Veuillez trouver ici le lien à une version PDF du 13e rapport du
 Comité permanent de la Santé intitulé : « Le rayonnement
 électromagnétique de radiofréquences et la santé des
 Canadiens<http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/HESA/Reports/RP8041315/412_HESA_Rpt13_PDF/412_HESA_Rpt13-f.pdf>
 
 Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
 Procedural Clerk | greffier à la procédure
 Direction des comités et des Services législatifs | Committees and
 Legislative Services Directorate
 House of Commons of Canada | Chambre des communes du Canada
 Tel | tél : 613-995-4108
 andrew.chaplin@parl.gc.ca<mailto:andrew.chaplin@parl.gc.ca>
 Web site: http://www.parl.gc.ca/hesa-e | site Web :
 http://www.parl.gc.ca/hesa-f
 
 
Report Tabled
 
On Tuesday June 9th, 2015 the Standing Committee on Health, who's mandate is to study and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, and operation of Health Canada, unanimously adopted the final report of their study into Health Canada's Safety Code 6. 

Yesterday, on June 17th, 2015, the Chair of the HESA panel MP Ben Lobb read and tabled the below final 12 HESA recommendations into the House of Commons, requesting that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report. As the current Government goes on summer break on June 19th, 2015, followed by the federal election in October, it will be the new Government that is elected that will be responding.
C4ST
 
 

RECOMMENDATIONS


Recommendation 1
That the Government of Canada, in collaboration with the health departments of the provinces and territories, examine existing cancer data collection methods to improve the collection of information relating to wireless device use and cancer.
 
Recommendation 2
That Statistics Canada consider including questions related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the Canadian Community Health Survey.
 
Recommendation 3
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into electromagnetic hypersensitivity testing, diagnosis and treatment, and its possible impacts on health in the workplace.
 
Recommendation 4
That the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the World Health Organization consider updating their guidelines and continuing education materials regarding the diagnosis and treatment of electromagnetic hypersensitivity to ensure they are based on the latest scientific evidence and reflect the symptoms of affected Canadians.
 
Recommendation 5
That the Government of Canada continue to provide reasonable accommodations for environmental sensitivities, including electromagnetic hypersensitivity, as required under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
 
Recommendation 6
That Health Canada ensure the openness and transparency of its processes for the review of Safety Code 6, so that all Canadians have an opportunity to be informed about the evidence considered or excluded in such reviews, that outside experts are provided full information when doing independent reviews, and that the scientific rationale for any change is clearly communicated.

 

Recommendation 7
That the Government of Canada establish a system for Canadians to report potential adverse reactions to radiofrequency fields.
 
Recommendation 8
That an independent scientific body recognized by Health Canada examine whether measures taken and guidelines provided in other countries, such as France and Israel, to limit the exposure of vulnerable populations, including infants, and young children in the school environment, to radiofrequencies should be adopted in Canada.
 
Recommendation 9
That the Government of Canada develop an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wireless technologies, such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and home to ensure that Canadian families and children are reducing risks related to radiofrequency exposure.
 
Recommendation 10
That Health Canada conduct a comprehensive review of all existing literature relating to radiofrequency fields and carcinogenicity based on international best practices.
 
Recommendation 11
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into the link between radiofrequency fields and potential health effects such as cancer, genetic damage, infertility, impairment to development and behaviour, harmful effects to eyes and on the brain, cardiovascular, biological and biochemical effects.
 
Recommendation 12
That the Government of Canada and manufacturers consider policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation emitting devices to children under the age of 14, in order to ensure they are aware of the health risks and how they can be avoided.
 
I thank you for your continued support and actions over the past three years that has help make this possible. There is much more work to do over the summer and come October to ensure these recommendations are acted upon, however this is a BIG step in the right direction. 

Sincerely,
Frank Clegg
CEO - C4ST
http://www.c4st.org/HESARecommendations

 
Note - We owe great thanks to C4ST, the witnesses and all who assisted with these hearings!
 
 
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Berkeley Adopts Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance on Unanimous Vote

 
 
 
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BC Hydro sues Vancouver landlord over refusing smart meters

He said BC Hydro can install the meters anytime, provided they agree to certain conditions, including guaranteeing the safety of devices and covering any loss of revenue.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-hydro-sues-vancouver-landlord-over-refusing-smart-meters-1.3117216   

 

Letter to CBC News

Hydro suing Vancouver Landlord because they can't prove meters are safe

Dear Sir or Madam, 

This lawsuit is the height of harassment.  All Mr. Jackanin has ever asked for is proof that the smart meters are safe. Many people have been asking for this same proof before agreeing to having one put on their homes, and BC Hydro has harassed, bullied, and lied. People have been threatened with loss of power during the cold winter, despite having young children or being ill. People have been pushed around verbally and physically. Homes and personal property have been damaged. Yet BC Hydro faces no retribution by either the BCUC or the government.

There is serious evidence from independent scientists that RF radiation is harmful. It is a 2b carcinogen like lead, DDT, HIV and many industrial chemicals. Hundreds of independent scientists have performed thousands of peer reviewed studies showing that prolonged exposure can cause various types of health problems ranging from sleep and neurological disorders, to fertility and cardiac problems,  even DNA damage and cancer. I would be happy to share a huge library of studies I've collected over the years, or to put you in touch with some of the world renowned scientists who are warning us that RF/microwave radiation should be avoided.

Also there have been fires and many failures with the meters overheating and melting. These are made of combustible plastic where analogs were made of glass and metal. The ITRON meters contain lithium metal batteries, which are being banned by many airlines. They can explode and burn when heated as they will be when sitting in the summer sun, or exposed to moisture like condensation. They have remote disconnect switches which were found to be the cause of fires in places like Saskatchewan and Oregon.

Further the meters are being put into a meter base that was designed and certified to hold an analog (non electrical) meter and not an electrical digital or smart meter. As far as we know these meters have not been certified safe as is required by law. Utility equipment is exempt from CSA certification on the condition that it is certified by a professional electrical engineer licensed by BC. ( http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/12_100_2004#section21 ) When asked for this certification BC Hydro said they don't have one.

In Texas there have been many ITRON Openway smart meters (the same used in BC)  that have burned. In a lawsuit testimony described how the meter blades were thinner than the analog which caused a gap which led to arcing and fires. http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Reed_Answering_Brief-1.pdf  page 8  Design flaws led to "palettes" of burned meters, but customers were to be told it was their meter base that caused the problem.

Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms says that no government or government agency can force us to use something for which there is justifiable reason for concern. There definitely is reason for concern and Mr. Jackanin is right to protect his tenants and the owner's property.

If you would like more information about anything that I've said, please let me know.

Regards,

Sharon Noble

Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

 
 
 
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If you have a smart meter installation dispute or wish to have one removed, this information may help you!
 
Template for Non Consent and Removal of Smart Meters
 
Those who explicitly or implicitly (i.e. through failure to act) violate laws and your rights are liable individually if you contractually default them using a process such as this — in which you state the violations, demand your constitutional rights be upheld, state your terms, and provide an affidavit of facts which you affirm to be true. An unrebutted affidavit becomes judgment in commerce.
 
 
 
 
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AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its 'unlimited' data -Internet Speed

The Washington Post June 17, 2015
This isn't the first time AT&T's unlimited data policy has landed the company in hot water. The Federal Trade Commission sued the telecom company in October, alleging that 3.5 million users had their Internet service slowed to dial-up speeds an average of 12 days every month.
 
 
David
 
 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

WEEP News / Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids / Precautionary Principle / Beaconsfield residents fight cell tower / Planners oppose / Wi-Fi is killing me / bee dementia, etc

 
W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

16 June 2015

 
 

Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids

This extract from S6 E143 of TV show Dr. Oz discusses the potential harmful effects of cell phone radiation in kids in this segment subtitled Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids.
 
 
 
 
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Dr. Christopher Portier, Fmr. Director of the US CDC, calls for invoking the Precautionary Principle for RF-EMF

"Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation."
 
 
also
 
BioEM 2015 Conference (in progress until June 18th)
 
BioEM2015 in Asilomar, CA, was opened by plenary session entitled "2B or not 2B", dealing mostly with Precautionary Principle – should it be implemented for RF-EMF exposures.
 
 
Barb
 
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Beaconsfield residents fight cell tower installation on their street

Over the last few years, hundreds of cell phone towers have been going up across Montreal, but residents tell Global News the City of Beaconsfield doesn't seem know what's going on.
 
 
Robert
 
 
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Residents' recent opposition to neighborhood cell towers is causing some on the Ramona Community Planning Group to look at them in a new light.
 
 
 
 
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Wi-Fi is killing me, says woman in Xiamen allergic to electromagnetic waves

 
"I can't talk on the phone for more than 10 minutes. My toes and lower parts of my legs turn black when I use a mobile phone for more than 10 minutes," said Xiao Yue, a Chinese medicine doctor. 
 
 
 
 
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Are bees getting dementia?

From pesticide to possible cell phone radiation, the causes of bee population decline are an ongoing debate.

Now there's another thing the buzzy little insect has to fear, dementia.

 
 
 
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Verizon Is 'Killing the Copper' and Is Now Denying It

The New York State Attorney General goes into detail about declines in service quality and the diverting of the construction budgets meant for the utility, now going to pay for Verizon's wireless rollouts.
 
 
 
 
 
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Electrosensitivity caused by chronic nervous system arousal – Dr Roy Fox

Interesting article from 2012, in Quebec-based magazine La Maison du 21e siecle.
 
 
 
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Dr. Devra Davis, founder of Environmental Health Trust, said children today have toys that radiate energy, from the digital "iPotty" to a plastic teething rattle iPhone case.
But unbeknownst to parents, the World Health Organization lists cell phones as a possible carcinogen to humans, Davis said, in the same category as jet fuel, DDT, lead and engine exhaust.
"Would you give DDT, lead or engine exhaust to your children to play with?" she asked.
 
 
 
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Even your Wi-Fi can cause cancer

"Adverse effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in ... the cause and effect relation between radiation and its health effects.

"Since there is controversy about a rationale for setting standards to avoid adverse health effects, we have recommended that the UNEP convene and fund an independent multi-disciplinary committee to explore the pros and cons of alternatives to current practices

that could lower human exposures to radiofrequency and electromagnetic fields," Kumar, who teaches at IIT-Mumbai, added.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Even-your-Wi-Fi-can-cause-cancer/articleshow/47637002.cms
 
 
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Is electromagnetic hypersensitivity real? I The Feed

 
 
 
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Smart meters vote (for precaution) a slam dunk
 
There is another aspect of wireless smart meters that also poses grave concerns: their massive rollout, along with the unchecked proliferation of telecommunication towers and WiMAX services, has produced unprecedented levels of radiofrequency (RF) radiation in urban areas.
 
 
 
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Memphis City Council members are preparing for a big fight over spending $240 million for smart meters.
 
 
 
 
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Electricians talk about smart meters
 
The traditional mechanical meters would survive a major overvoltage event of fairly long duration...remember they were, electrically, just coils of wire. They may suffer some arc damage but in all likelyhood would continue to work (with reduced accuracy). And further, they had glass covers which wouldn't melt and were strong enough to contain an arc flash.

Smart meters contain a buttload of electronics on circuit boards with very small (and closely spaced) traces so flashovers and burnouts are very likely even with a relatively minor surge event. Plus the cases and covers are all plastic.

I have one that I can take apart so I will get some pics to add to this thread later.
 
 
 
 
Our complaint is that the tabs on the new meters are thinner, about 1/2 the thickness, than the old meters.
If the tabs do not have really good spring action left in them, they cook off when people start turning on their heaters in the winter.

Plumbers seem to get lots of stoppage calls on Thanksgiving
We get calls when the heaters come on for the first time
The AC guys get their calls when its gets into the low 90s here
 
 
 
 
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Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health

Few people have had such an overload of radiation than me, says Niemelä.  The first symptoms appeared already within a year of his employment at Nokia.

 
Note - This is not a new article but it is one well worth circulating.  There are now many people who are continually exposed to wireless radiation from there own devices, smart meters, WiFi hot spots and antennas.  In the future, 'technology junkies' and others exposed to high wireless radiation levels, are likely to wonder why there health is deteriorating, this article could help them to understand!
 
 
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A Cell Tower in Their Pocket?
 
Jott's solution is mesh networking, a cutting-edge form of data plumbing that turns individual smartphones into de facto cell towers. On Jott it's called AirChat.
 
 
Cancer, sterility.  Why are these people trying to kill off the next generation?
 
 
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Ferrite Chokes
 
Ferrite chokes can help to stop RF travelling on electrical wiring.  They come in different sizes for various sized wires.
 
If EHS, you can place a ferrite choke on the computer mouse wire and it will stop most frequencies from getting to your hand.
 
 

 
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TELUS launches free public Wi-Fi across BC and Alberta

TELUS   is working with thousands of businesses, including brands like 7-Eleven, Fountain Tire and Vancity credit union, to provide public Wi-Fi at locations throughout B.C. and Alberta.

TELUS Wi-Fi is also available at many  major sporting and entertainment venues, including  Victoria International Airport.

Children talk about their WiFi health symptoms
 
 
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Israel: Cancer is increasing, oncologists are needed

Only 250 oncologists treat patients in Israel. About 200
oncologists are missing to treat the increasing number of
cancer patients.

In Rambam, in 2004 were 9,490 cancer patients, and in 2014 the
number was 13,667.  Increase of 44%, says Prof' Rafi Biar,
manager of Rambam hospital. Within one decade, the number of
visits in the oncology departments in the hospital increased
from 105,000 to 163,000 visits. The result is unsupportable
overload on the system. There are not enough beds.

This problem is not only in Rambam, it is felt in other
hospitals too. In Shiba hospital, in Tel Hashomer, each year
there are 4,500 new cancer patients. In part of the units,
like those treating GI tract cancer and melanoma, the number
was doubled in the last 4 years with the same number of
oncologists.

In Hadassa hospital, increase of cancer is reported too.

In Ichilov hospital, every month thousands of patients are
treated, and every night 30 patients are hospitalized. 

http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/health/.premium-1.2656553

Iris
 
 

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