On May 27th, the WEEP group (Canadian Initiative to Stop Wireless,
Electrical, and Electromagnetic Pollution),in collaboration with PACT
of Richmond Hill (Precautionary Approach to Cellular Transmissions)
are hosting Dr Martin Blank, from the college of physicians and surgeons at Columbia University, for an information session/press conference in Toronto. Dr Blank is one of the authors of the BioInitiative Report that has been so central to the recent promise of regulatory change in Europe. (www.bioinitiative.org) Dr Blank will be presenting the scientific basis of the BioInititiave report, as well as all the studies on the risks of EMF in the recent issue of the journal Pathophysiology, of which he is the issue editor.
We are inviting press, scientists, environmental organizations, labour organizations, doctors groups, etc, and hope to use this event to raise awarness as well as to put pressure on Health Canada to change the far too lax electromagnetic emission standards enshrined in Canada's Safety Code 6. The European Parliament has recently voted on the need to drastically reduce emissions levels to protect human health and environmental integrity. We would like the Canadian Government to follow their lead.
The entire event is costing WEEP about $4000 and we've raised $1500 or so in the last weeks. We are hoping that you will consider making a donation to help pay for this important initiative.
As we are an offshoot of the Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund, donations to WEEP receive charitable receipts back for tax purposes. Donations can be made out to 'WEEP - Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund' and mailed to Dr. David Fancy, Department of Dramatic Arts, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, L2R 6K1. We will get a receipt sent out to you shortly thereafter, and we will also keep you posted on the details of the event so you can attend if you are able.
We recognize that many of you, who are electrically sensitive, are most likely quite financially challenged. We ask that you do not send money, but rather use your limited funds to keep on staying as healthy as possible. If you are able to fund-raise in your community, we would be very pleased at any effort that you make to raise funds. You may also send us an email of best wishes if you like, and we can give them over to Dr. Blank.
BRAIN TUMOURS ON THE RISE
Brain tumours are the leading cancer killer among the under-40s and disturbing statistics out today show that the illness is on the rise.
A third more children died in 2007 than in 2001, while 65 per cent more women die from it than from cervical cancer.
Child cancer deaths led by brain tumours
Brain tumours are the leading cause of childhood cancer deaths in Britain, with half as many more children dying from the illness as from leukaemia. Figures from the Office of National Statistics show that in 2007 there were 47% more deaths from brain tumours among under-15s than from leukaemia. Yet that is not reflected in the money spent on research, say campaigners.
This week sees the launch of Brain Tumour Research, a national coalition of 14 charities, which believe that research is "woefully underfunded". It is backed by celebrities including the actress Sheila Hancock, whose grandson survived a tumour, and actor Martin Kemp and opera singer Russell Watson, who were both treated successfully.
Hancock, 76, the widow of actor John Thaw, saw her grandson Jack diagnosed with a rare tumour aged four. "It is terrible to watch a grandchild go through the diagnosis and treatment of a brain tumour. You feel so helpless." Jack was successfully operated on.
Kevin O'Neill, a consultant neurosurgeon at Imperial College London, said: "Brain tumours are on the increase, reportedly in the region of 2% per year. But in my unit we have seen the number of cases nearly double in the last year."braintumourresearch.org
Radiation Research Trustee
Why Where You Sleep Matters If You Want a Healthy Baby
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD explains why the U.S. needs pre-conception healthcare.
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Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt is well known for his successful treatment of neurological illness, chronic pain, and autistic children with Integrative Medicine. Here he explains how electromagnetic fields (EMF) interfere not only with your biology, but with that of your unborn child as well, and how it contributes to the creation of autism.
Rates of autism have increased nearly 60-fold since the late 1970s, with the most significant increases occurring in the past decade. It now affects about one in 150 U.S. children, but some sources claim it may be even higher than that. For example, researchers in Great Britain believe that one in 58 children may have some form of the condition!
Preconception healthcare may be one of the most important, yet largely ignored aspects of medicine to halt this alarming trend.
Why You Need to Beware of EMF Exposure During Pregnancy
According to Dr. Klinghardt, one of the most important preconception health considerations is your level of electromagnetic field exposure, particularly where you sleep and work on a daily basis.
Dr. Klinghardt performed a small study showing that autism can actually be predicted based on the EMF levels of your sleeping quarters while pregnant!
He found that if you sleep in strong electromagnetic fields during pregnancy, your child will likely begin to exhibit neurological abnormalities within the first two years of life, such as:
I've previously written about the many dangers of EMF's, and information-carrying radio waves from cell phones in particular, which have been found to:
Damage your cell membranes
Decrease your intracellular communication by disrupting microtubular connections that allow biophotons to communicate between cells
Increase deposits of heavy metals into your cells, which increases intracellular production of free radicals and can radically decrease cellular production of energy -- thus making you incredibly fatigued
Getting your bedroom and work space measured for EMF's and changing the position of your bed may be one of the best things you can do for the future health of your baby. I am absolutely convinced that the explosion in cell phone and Wi-Fi usage is one of the primary contributing factors to the rising autism rates as it further increases the dangers of vaccines and other heavy metal exposure. It also potentiates the production of toxic microbes and endotoxins.
One of Dr. Klinghardt's European colleagues did an experiment on microbial cultures, comparing the growth and endotoxin production between microbes shielded in faraday cages, compared to cultures subjected to typical EMF exposure without protection. The proliferation and endotoxin production went up 600 percent when subjected to ambient EMFs.
For this reason, Dr. Klinghardt suggests:
Turning off all the fuses at night
Shield your bed with a special metalized fabric, to protect yourself from harmful frequencies that can disrupt cellular communication
If you are constructing a new home or renovating one and the walls are being rebuilt you can install radiant barrier which is a tough type of aluminum foil which will also very effectively screen out the EMF. This is what I did for my own bedroom.
We are discovering more about the detrimental health impact of EMF on a regular basis. In addition to searching my site for previous articles on this issue, two good sources for more information about how and why you should protect yourself and your family members from electromagnetic fields are abcEMF.com and ElectroMagneticHealth.org.
Beware that cell phones and wireless internet features are not the only sources you need to be cautious of. Essentially, most all electronics will generate EMF's, including the wiring in your home, electric alarm clocks, electric blankets, computers and lamps, just to mention a few.
At minimum, move your bed so that your head is at least 3-6 feet from all electrical outlets. If you are constructing the walls you can put the wires inside pipes which will virtually eliminate the fields that are generated in the room when the current runs through the wire. Also, turn off everything electrical in your sleeping area, including your WI-FI, cell and portable phones.
Additionally, whenever possible, try to avoid holding a non-corded phone to your head, and avoid using your cell phone when in a car with a child or pregnant woman. If you absolutely need to use your cell phone, crack your window so the radiation can dissipate quicker.
I agree with Dr. Klinghardt when he says that no society can go successfully forward without preconception healthcare, and I think it will become the main issue for any modern society to thrive and to evolve.
Currently there are only two countries that have strict standards in regards to protecting their children from environmental hazards such as EMF's, and that's Iran and Russia.
We don't do anything as a society to protect the coming generation of children and it's heartbreaking, considering everything we know about the dangers of EMF's and information-carrying radio waves. Part of the problem is that most of the public health decisions are made by attorneys and politicians, not physicians and scientists.
Last year I became an active participant, along with Dr Klinghardt, in the THRiiiVE Consensus Creation Summits, organized by autism educator and activist Dana Gorman. Back in October of last year, at the most recent summit, we created the Top 10 Prioritized To Do List for what you and your children need to thrive, and become optimally healthy. I recommend reviewing this list in its entirety, if you missed it.
Regarding the story below, I have to wonder whether there will be a name change to 'The Church of the Devil'. How much pornography, drug trading, illegal and imoral activities will be passing through the church in the form of carcinogenic microwave radiation?
Summerfield fights proposed T-Mobile tower
Neighbors say Tigard Church of God site is too close to houses
By Barbara Sherman
The Regal Courier, Apr 30, 2009
A cell tower won't be constructed in their neighborhood if some Summerfield residents have their say.
A small but vocal group of neighbors attended a meeting April 7 at Tigard Church of God, located at 15670 S.W. 98th Ave., where the tower is proposed to be built.
T-Mobile West Corporation wants to erect a 100-foot-high tower, including antennas, in the southeast corner of the church property.
The antennas would be enclosed in a canister at the top of the tower, and the tower plus an equipment area on a 10-foot-by-12-foot concrete pad would be placed within a 30-foot-by-11-foot fenced enclosure set among Douglas fir trees.
Steve Gerber, a planning consultant for T-Mobile who led the meeting, added that the tower would be a non-reflective metallic surface and could be painted brown or green to blend in with the trees.
Also, an oak tree would have to be removed because the tower needs to be sited on that exact spot, he said. "We will at least replace that one tree or put in more if the city of Tigard requires it."
According to Gerber, the tower is needed to improve cellular service in the area.
"It will improve service 1 mile in every direction from the tower," Gerber said. "We have offered Verizon an opportunity to join with us but have not heard back."
Gerber explained that the church is located on a higher point of ground than the surrounding area, which is necessary for transmission. Other places such as Cook Park are too low for the tower.
A woman commented, "T-Mobile is a commercial business - it should go into a commercial area."
Gerber explained that churches are a conditional use in a residential area, and towers are a commercial use in a residential area.
If T-Mobile makes an application, people within 500 feet would be notified - the same 127 residences that were notified about the April meeting, Gerber said.
A woman said, "It affects me and my health. It is dangerous. I didn't get a notice about this meeting."
According to Gerber, the antennas would emit low-level electromagnetic radiation, "but the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society say there is no reason to be concerned," he said.
A woman complained that the tower would negatively affect the neighborhood's property values.
A man added, "This tower is 30 feet from where we barbecue in the summer. This will be in plain sight."
However, Gerber said that T-Mobile identified the area where service was needed, and "two areas that spoke to us were these two churches," including the Southwest Church of Christ next door. "We talked to both, and this one agreed."
A woman in the audience said, "We had T-Mobile service, and it worked just fine. We are right across the street from the church."
Another woman said that she also gets good T-Mobile service. "We don't need a tower here," she said. "If someone a mile away has bad service, put the tower there."
Gerber said that he couldn't reveal the monthly fee that the church would be paid, and a man in the audience commented, "They won't share the lease fee, but they'll share the view with us."
Several people wondered why no one from the church was at the meeting, and a man in the rear said he represented the church.
"We haven't made a decision yet," he said.
Cari Froeber, Summerfield Civic Association administrator, said April 22 that the board has authorized her to send a formal letter in opposition of the plan to the church, T-Mobile and the city of Tigard.
For more information on this issue, contact Gerber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-246-8190.
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