Sunday, November 28, 2010

Important Information about the dangers of Smart Meters / School Board Threats / Living Safely / Scientists Question Safety Of New Airport Scanners / EMF-Omega-News

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28 November 2010
Important Information about the dangers of Smart Meters
School Board?
November 26, 2010.  Very disturbing state of affairs that we are experiencing in Ontario Schools. School Board is threatening to fine parents and to expel students (click here for story) and they are also threatening teachers who do not toe the line regarding WiFi. What kind of country has Canada become? How can educational authorities be so insensitive, so militant, and so ignorant? Perhaps someone should follow the money because none of this makes any sense.
All parents are asking for is that computers be wired when they connect to the internet! In some areas the parents are even willing to pay for the costs of hardwiring their children's school.
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Parents told to put kids back in school, or risk expulsion

COLLINGWOOD -- The school board has issued notices to parents keeping their kids home because of Wi- Fi concerns that either the children return to school, or risk expulsion.
Rodney Palmer, who heads up the Simcoe Safe School Committee, says he received a notice for his nine-year-old son, who hasn't gone to school since early September.
A spokesperson for the Simcoe County District School Board could not be reached for comment before presstime.
Palmer pulled both his children out of Mountain View Public School, citing that the school's Wi-Fi infrastructure was causing health-related issues such as headaches and heart palpitations.
His daughter is under the age of six, and her absences aren't subject to the school attendance requirements under the Education Act.
Palmer said the family has been picking up schoolwork from the school, and dropping off completed assignments.
Palmer and his group have had a running battle with the school board for the last year, after his son was one of several students at the school complaining of a litany of health problems.
The parents have asked several times for the system to be shut down, or for the board to at least turn off all but one of the wireless transmitter units in the school.
The board has declined the parents' request, citing Health Canada guidelines that specify the use of the technology is safe, and that it emits an electromagnetic frequency significantly lower than the average cell phone.
In an email to QMI Agency back in the spring, Health Canada stated: "Health Canada has no scientific reason to consider the use of wireless communications devices, such as cellphones, BlackBerrys, wireless laptop computers and their supporting infrastructure, dangerous to the health of the Canadian public."
Further, it stated it updates its exposure guidelines every five to 10 years.
"If future scientific evidence demonstrated that exposure to RF (radio frequency) energy levels below the current limits were harmful, the Government of Canada would take immediate action to protect the health of Canadians."
Both the provincial ministries of education and health have also backed the board's position affirmed the Simcoe County District School Board's use of wireless technologies and confirmed the safety of these technologies for use in classrooms.
That hasn't been good enough for the parents, who cite the research of an associate professor at Trent University, that includes a Swedish study that showed human cells are affected when exposed to certain frequencies. Magda Havas has also raised alarm that the wireless transmitters operate on the same frequency of a microwave oven.
Palmer says he's not the only parent who's been told to make a decision on their child's education; he says at least three other families in Simcoe County have been told to either have their child attend school, or find alternative arrangements such as private school or home schooling.
Otherwise, they are required to provide a medical note. Palmer is not willing to do that.
"It would be fraudulent; he's perfectly healthy right now; it's just that he's reactive to microwave radiation," said Palmer, who provided the Enterprise- Bulletin with a letter from the school board outlining his options, as well as the consequences.
If Palmer doesn't comply, he could be charged under the Education Act and face a fine of $200.
"Instead of addressing the issue, (the school board) is coercing the parents into either home schooling, or expulsion," he said. "I'm not voluntarily signing up for something I don't want to do. I'm not home schooling (my son); it's not want I want for him, and it's not what he wants."
Palmer said the school should treat the issue as how it handles children who may have peanut or other allergies. Palmer said other families have to modify their behavior to accommodate other students in the school, and therefore the school should be obligated to provide a safe environment for his son -- which means shutting down the Wi- Fi.
-with files from QMI Agency
Article ID# 2863178
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Scientists Question Safety Of New Airport Scanners
by Richard Knox
May 17, 2010
'Potential Risk'
"Many people will approach this as, 'Oh, it must be safe, the government has thought about this and I'll just submit to it,'" says David Agard, a biochemist and biophysicist at the University of California, San Francisco. "But there really is no threshold of low dose being OK. Any dose of X-rays produces some potential risk."
Agard and several of his UCSF colleagues recently wrote a letter to John Holdren the president's science adviser, asking for a more thorough look at the risks of exposing all those airline passengers to X-rays. The other signers are John Sedat, a molecular biologist and the group's leader; Marc Shuman, a cancer specialist; and Robert Stroud, a biochemist and biophysicist.
"Ionizing radiation such as the X-rays used in these scanners have the potential to induce chromosome damage, and that can lead to cancer," Agard says.
The San Francisco group thinks both the machine's manufacturer, Rapiscan, and government officials have miscalculated the dose that the X-ray scanners deliver to the skin — where nearly all the radiation is concentrated.
Radiation risks: Are airport body x-ray scanners 'a great public health experiment'?
By Leon Kaufman, Ph.D.
February 9, 2010
Diagnostic Imaging
About the author
Leon Kaufman holds a BS in Engineering Physics, a PhD in Physics from UC Berkeley and a Master's in Pacific Rim Studies from USF. He has held positions at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Bellcomm, UCSF, Toshiba America MRI, and AccuImage.

A very few dozen of zealots and madmen have led the economically and militarily most powerful nation the world has known to, in the name of security, spend billions of dollars, waste billions of man-hours each year, disrupt travel and commerce, and now, with the use of x-ray backscatter machines, begin a great public health experiment.
Contrary to every policy enacted since the effects of radiation were understood, we are engaging in a mass experiment of irradiation of not just adults, but also pregnant women, fetuses, children, women of child-bearing age, men who may conceive after exposure—in short, everyone unfortunate enough to have to be in an airport. The results will not be known for 20 years. Imagine if, as an investigator at UCSF, I had asked my IRB to allow me to carry out an experiment involving indiscriminate exposure to x-rays of a randomly selected population with no informed consent. I would have been laughed out of the school.
We are told that the machines are safe because they do not penetrate farther than sunshine and the "effective" dose is 10 (or, variously in different documents, 2 or 3 or 5) microrem. The safety questions hinge on penetration and dose. There is enough available information to suggest that the TSA and manufacturers may not be telling the full story about penetration. I have not found an indication of how dose is computed or data on it.
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