Thursday, December 2, 2010

HOUSE OF COMMONS HEALTH REPORT / Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show / Information on Smart Meters is misleading / Effect of Microwaves / Dear School Administrator / Ants affected by EMR

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

3 December 2010




My comment on the above report: 

I would expect a more thorough, accurate, informative and balanced report from a group of high school students!

Martin Weatherall


"The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show"

Genesis Communications Network, M-F 4-6 PM EST
Dr. Magda Havas is interviewed about the health effects of Wi Fi

Select Dec 2, hour 2.


Information on Smart Meters is misleading

Information provided to the public by those who are promoting Smart Meters is misleading and factually incorrect!  Below is a document that was produced by Iberdrola USA and Central Maine Power. Can you find the one fact that is partially correct?


December 2, 2010.  Pick of the Week #18: 

Effect of Microwaves on the Central Nervous System, German Translation, 1965.

Bergman, W.  1965.  The effect of Microwaves on the Central Nervous System.  Translation from the German for Research and Scientific Laboratory, Ford Motor Company by the Technical Library Research Service.  82 pp.


The autonomic nervous system is affected by the microwaves of the centimeter wavelength band. These waves affect circulation, respiration, temperature control, water balance, albumin and sugar concentration in the cerebro-spinal fluid, hydrogen ion concentration, EEG. GSR, sleep, conscious awareness, etc. Depending on the applied dosage, these waves stimulate the sympathetic or parasympathetic system. Very small dosages produce analgesic effects; however, very large dosages are fatal. An undamped or modulated frequency is more effective than damped waves. The biological effect of these waves results from the resonance absorption in the ganglia. There are indications that only higher harmonics, and not the fundamental frequency, produce biological effects. The shielding of the test subject by metal screens increases these effects; however, magnetic fields remove them. Higher harmonics producing these biological effects have physical properties which are similar to those of the bio-electrical energy generated by the human body. The mechanism of hypnosis is explained by the transmission of this energy.

Note: you can download this document at:


November 27, 2010

Dear School Administrator

I am writing to ask for your help.   My husband and I have  decided to start home-schooling our two children in January due to the issue I am composing this letter about.

I don't know if you have been following the media reports about the growing concern parents are having about the use of  wi-fi  in their children's schools. 

One of our daughters has become electrohypersensitive due to being in a classroom right next to the wi-fi router all of last year.  Her symptoms (extreme headache, dizziness, nausea, racing heart beat and muscle aches while at school) have become so bad that today we pulled her and her sister out of school.  Because my daughter has become so sensitized to the radiation emitted by the wi-fi router, she acts as the "canary in the mine".  ALL children are being adversely affected by this radiation bombarding their still-developing brains and bodies 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 10 months a year. 

I have also, so far, heard of 2 teachers who are experiencing the same symptoms.  Teachers are being forced to allow their bodies to be radiated sometimes for 10 hours a day as they spend even longer in the school building than the children do.  What are they to do?


Health Canada's position so far when they are questioned is that Safety Code 6 (a code written in the 70's to establish safety limits for microwave ovens) is used to make sure wi-fi is safe.  Experts in Europe have warned Health Canada that Safety Code 6 is outdated, obsolete and irrelevant to cell phones and wi-fi and any other wireless device because it only considers the thermal effects from any device to be relevant to safety.  If a device cannot heat tissue to the level that it becomes "cooked" within 6 minutes, it is considered safe according to Safety Code 6. 

Scientists know that this same radiation has non-thermal effects on biological beings.  Our bodies are electric, operating at very strict frequencies.  The frequencies of our cells are disrupted by the signals emitted from wi-fi.  Wi-fi also emits CONTINUOUSLY, unlike a cell phone which only powers up when it is receiving a call.

Health Canada's track record for providing early warning to the public about health risks from various environmental and pharmaceutical toxins is dismal.  Asbestos, tobacco, thalidomide, DDT and PCB's are just some of the dangers they failed to warn Canadians about although they knew the potential for harm prior to the fallout from lawsuits etc. 

Why should it be any different with this new harmful issue?  The telecommunications industry is arguably the largest in the world with seemingly endless resources.  Our government is at the mercy of this industry. We as parents, teachers and administrators in the school system CANNOT be at their mercy too.  Our children's health and possibly lives (as well as those of our teachers) hang in the balance.  The insurance industry will no longer insure cell phone/wireless companies because the risk of tumour development over the next 20 years is so high that they fear bankruptcy (as was the case with asbestos).

As it currently stands legally, employers have become responsible for damage incurred to their employees due to wireless devices used at work.  The liability for any harm to teachers due to wi-fi exposure rests squarely on the school districts.  This is a potentially disastrous situation as school boards stand the risk of being bankrupted should any of their employees develop brain tumours after being forced to work in the presence of wi-fi all day.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission, in 2007, released a report listing non-thermal biological effects of microwave radiation well below Canada's regulatory limits that included breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, cardiac arrythmias, headaches, dizziness, irritability, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, impaired memory and damaged DNA.  There is much contention in the scientific community about whether or not the known biological effects of non-thermal radiation will end up doing harm. 

Because of this enormous uncertainty, it would be prudent for the BC Teachers' Federation to demand that the precautionary principle be adopted and insist that schools be hard wired until such time as there is indisputable proof that wireless radiation is 100% safe for children and adults alike.

If we are worrying for nothing, all that will have been lost is a modest amount of convenience (i.e. not being limited by a cable needing to be attached to a computer to access the internet).

But, if these concerns are justified and we do nothing, we stand to lose considerably more.  We should not wait for the body count to begin before we respond to this threat.


Recently we got a non-profit, educational, non-industry funded organization called Citizens for Safe Technology to give a presentation at our School.  They are very knowledgeable and have provided me with documentation verifying all the science proving harm from wireless radiation.  I would be more than happy to share any and all of it with you.

Our children are powerless to protect themselves.  They rely on us to keep them safe from harm. 

Please help them.

A concerned parent.


Tunneling for 'Ant'swers


Published: Thursday, December 2, 2010

Four undergraduate students from the College of Science and Mathematics tend to their farms three times per week after their classes.

Juniors Urooj Shahid, Shruti Sakhuja, Sharon Fonseca, and Nida Hassan have studied the effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation on the metabolic activity of male red harvester ants since September for a joint ecology and biophysics research project.

Fonseca and Hassan, biology and biochemistry/molecular biology majors, research the components that relate to physics. Shahid, majoring in biology and business, and Sakhuja, a biology and biochemistry/molecular biology major, conducted the study as part of a research project for their ecology course, taught by Dr. Betty Thompson, professor of biology.

Shahid said that Dr. James Claycomb, associate professor of physics, proposed the idea last summer when the students worked as teaching assistants for his first-semester physics course.

"He encouraged us to participate in research, then looked into ant farm studies and found relevant articles that we used to guide our own project," Shahid said.

The results of the study supported the students' hypothesis that prolonged subjection to radiation would decrease activity in ants.

Two ant populations were observed. Each group was placed in an ant farm enclosure that contained a blue gel in which the ants tunneled and used as a food source.

One group of ants was exposed to a frequency of 75 hertz, and the control group was not subjected to radiation.

The carbon dioxide emissions of the ants in each farm were measured for 10-hour intervals after 48 hours of exposure, and the tunneling behavior of each was observed after two weeks of consecutive subjection.

The ants exposed to the radiation tunneled less than the members of the control group and yielded less carbon dioxide, meaning they had lower respiration rates.

Fonseca explained that the ants' carbon dioxide output indicates the production of adenosine triphosphate, a coenzyme that functions as a unit of currency in intracellular energy transfer in many living organisms, from ants to humans.

Claycomb said the findings are significant because the effects on the ants may parallel those on people who frequently use cell phones. Mobile devices release microwaves, forms of electromagnetic radiation, which may cause long-term health problems.

In addition to learning more about red harvester ants, each student said that she now understands more about research in general.

Shahid said they became more independent in the lab by learning how to use new techniques and equipment, such as parallel plate capacitors and carbon dioxide probes and chambers.

Hassan said she learned that experiments do not always run as smoothly as expected. Sakhuja added that they would often have to retrace their steps to determine how to troubleshoot problems. For example, the students originally attempted to study fire ants but found that they were small enough to escape from the enclosures, so they used the larger harvester ants.

Fonseca said they were also able to apply knowledge acquired from biology and physics courses to a real-world situation.

Thompson commended the group for its professionalism and laboratory technique.

"The students were rigorous in the execution of the scientific method and did an excellent job finding reproducible results," she said.

Thompson also stressed that students who conduct undergraduate research are more competitive candidates for summer internships as well as graduate and medical schools because hands-on laboratory work is fundamental to an understanding of science.

"Real science is, in fact, research," Thompson said. "Research improves critical-thinking skills and allows students to study science at a higher level than simply memorizing facts does."

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