Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Global TV Wi Fi in Schools video / Ont. school cuts Wi-Fi / WiFi in Meaford - Vote / "Heatball" / Navy Frequency Heart Issues / Questionnaire on EMFs

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

19 October 2010

This is the documentary on WiFi in schools that was on Global TV 16 by 9, The Bigger Picture on Sunday October 17, 2010.  It is just under 15 minutes and is excellent!  Parents and teachers we need to do something about this since children are exposed to microwave radiation without anyone protecting them, not the government, not the school board and certainly not the IT Departments!

Teachers need to speak out especially if they are sensitive and reacting to this radiation.  Parents and grandparents also need to speak out if their children are reacting adversely with headaches, dizziness, heart irregularities, etc. 

The good news is that we can still access internet in schools by using wires rather than wireless technology without being exposed to microwave radiation.



Ont. school cuts Wi-Fi, cites health concerns

Mon Oct. 18 2010 9:26:36 AM
CTV.ca News Staff


A Meaford, Ont. public school is the first in the nation to shut down wireless Internet in classrooms amidst a growing debate over the effects of wireless emissions on children.

Parents of students at St. Vincent Euphrasia elementary school voted "overwhelmingly" to cut off the Wi-Fi, according to a statement released by the school's parent council Monday.

"Parents voted to protect their children's health and plug the computers back in with hardwires," council member Andrew Couper said in the statement.

Wi-Fi "is something every school council across Canada should be questioning," Couper said.

St. Vincent Euphrasia is one of a handful of schools to look into a Wi-Fi ban in recent months over fears it's making students sick.

A group of Ontario parents dubbed the Simcoe County Safe School Committee believes Wi-Fi transmitters in schools may be responsible for a host of symptoms their kids show -- from headaches to an inability to concentrate -- all of which disappear on weekends.

They first spoke out against school Wi-Fi this summer, prompting government officials to weigh the effects of wireless technology on children.

Ontario Education Minister Leona Dombrowsky said in August the matter is in Ottawa's hands.

Meanwhile, Dr. Arlene King, Ontario's chief medical officer of health, said that Wi-Fi poses no threat to children in schools.

King said it's understandable that people are confused by the debate over the safety of Wi-Fi transmitters in schools, given the sometimes conflicting evidence.

However, King said people need to look at the weight of the literature on the topic, especially from authorities like the World Health Organization, which says exposure to Wi-Fi is safe.

Health Canada says there is "no convincing scientific evidence" that Wi-Fi in schools is dangerous to children.


WiFi in Meaford

Here is a CBC Link to piece about parents voting out WiFi in Meaford. It looks like telecom has hired extra people today because within minutes of the pieces being published, a half dozen aggressive emails are sent to the comment line...




German "Heatball" whiz outwits EU light bulb ban

October 15, 2010


BERLIN (Reuters) – A German entrepreneur is bypassing a European Union ban on light bulbs of more than 60 watts by marketing his own brand as mini heaters.

Siegfried Rotthaeuser and his brother-in-law have come up with a legal way of importing and distributing 75 and 100 watt light bulbs -- by producing them in China, importing them as "small heating devices" and selling them as "heatballs."

To improve energy efficiency, the EU has banned the sale of bulbs of over 60 watts -- to the annoyance of the mechanical engineer from the western city of Essen.

Rotthaeuser studied EU legislation and realized that because the inefficient old bulbs produce more warmth than light -- he calculated heat makes up 95 percent of their output, and light just 5 percent -- they could be sold legally as heaters.

On their website (http://heatball.de/), the two engineers describe the heatballs as "action art" and as "resistance against legislation which is implemented without recourse to democratic and parliamentary processes."

Costing 1.69 euros each ($2.38), the heatballs are going down well -- the first batch of 4,000 sold out in three days.

Rotthaeuser has pledged to donate 30 cents of every heatball sold to saving the rainforest, which the 49-year-old sees as a better way of protecting the environment than investing in energy-saving lamps, which contain toxic mercury.

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Steve Addison)



Woman Claims Navy Frequency Is Cause Of Heart Issues

Susanne Reedy Says Frequency Gives Her Pacemaker Problems

October 14, 2010


SAN DIEGO -- A San Diego woman claims the U.S. Navy is putting her life at risk by not properly examining an issue that could cause her heart to stop.

At first, Susanne Reedy believed her pacemaker was acting up. Now, every time she tries to open her car door, she said her heart can literally skip a beat.

"That's frightening because my life depends on this," said Reedy.

Born with a congenital heart defect, Reedy has had a pacemaker for 15 years with few problems.

However, six months ago, she began suffering episodes of irregular heartbeat during some trips to the Hillcrest area, where she works as a hospital technician.

"I would get winded. It felt like my heart was pounding sideways," Reedy told 10News.

Last week, she got winded and her heart started to flutter. She went to her car and could not unlock it with the remote.

Reedy said each time she experienced the symptoms, her car remote was not working. A review of her doctor's appointments showed during her last two visits, other remotes in San Diego were not working properly.

In April and late July of this year, 10News reported on widespread remote failures from Point Loma to La Jolla. The manufacturers blamed it on Navy ships, but the Navy did not take responsibility. But Navy officials said many military bases often use the same frequency range as some consumer devices.

"Furious. That makes me angry. I just want the Navy to stop doing this; that's it," said Reedy.

The pacemaker company confirmed they have received several complaints, and they said they could not rule out widespread interference hampering pacemakers.

The problems could leave Reedy vulnerable to a stroke or worse.

"It gives us a big 'what if,'" said Reedy.

In a statement, Navy officials said: "We empathize with neighbors … We don't know what's causing any local interference. The Navy continues to operate within the mandated … radio communications band."


Questionnaire for the Candidates on ELECTROPOLLUTION

Toronto City Council elections take place one week from today:

October 25 I created a questionnaire for the candidates on ELECTROPOLLUTION. It was sent out to almost 200 of the 300 candidated.

Replies are coming in, so far there is a 7% response rate! These results are posted on a web page:


and then:


Please look at the questionnaire and the results Use it to contact your candidate and let them know what you think on this issue. Do redistribute the information among your networks, friends and neighbors, in Toronto.

Thank you very very much!

kind regards,

- Marilyn -

Marilyn Gang, Toronto Dowsers


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