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EMF Health Effect on Children and Teenagers, RNCNIRP 2011, EMF Omega News etc.

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Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

15 May 2011

Electromagnetic Fields from Mobile Phones: Health Effect on Children and Teenagers, RNCNIRP 2011
Professor Yury GRIGORIEV, Professor Valentina NIKITINA, Dr Oleg GRIGORIEV May 14, 2011

This Resolution was approved by members of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCNIRP) at its Committee session on 3 March 2011. The Resolution evolved from scientific statements adopted by RNCNIRP in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009, taking into account contemporary views and actual scientific data. The Resolution represents a viewpoint of the professional scientific community and is meant for public dissemination, for the consumers of the mobile telecommunications services, as well as for the legislative and executive authorities who develop and implement health protection, environmental, communication, scientific and safety policies.


The world-wide dissemination of mobile telecommunications has resulted in new sources of large-scale population exposure to radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) since 2000. At present, mobile phones dominate among the mobile communication services used by the population. By the end of 2010, there were 219.3 million mobile phone SIM cards registered in Rus- sian network operators [1]. The mobile phone penetration rate (expressed as the num- ber of SIM cards registered per 100 people) has reached to about 150% in Russia, and exceeded 200% in the Moscow Region. According to ROSSTAT (Federal State Statis- tics Service of Russian Federation), there were about 15 million children and teenagers (ages from 5 to 19) living in Russia at the end of 2010 [2]. They all are presumed to be a target group for marketing for telecommunication service providers, mobile phone vendors and others. Prevention childhood and juvenile diseases from exposure to EMF sources is of paramount social and economic importance. It is one of the bases for public health policy for the nation in the near and long-term future. This problem has been already recognized by the international community: in May 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) will be organizing the Second International Conference: "Non-ionizing Radiation and Children's Health" dedicated to health protection of children exposed to EMF sources of various frequency ranges. It is WHO's opinion that a "child is more vulner- able to environmental factors" [3]. WHO considers that studies aimed at determining if there are risks to children's health from exposure to EMF is a top priority.

Read the whole RESOLUTION

International EMF Alliance
Alex Swinkels, Netherlands
Board Member


Wind Power Project purchase H-K area homes

By Troy Patterson

Four homes within the 38-turbine, 76-megawatt (MW) Ripley Wind Power Project have been purchased by owners Suncor and Acciona Energy, as a solution to resolve the ongoing issues some residents within the project have been dealing with since it was built in 2007.

Acciona's Paul Austin said the companies have worked with the Ripley stakeholders for some time, determining "it was in the best interest of the project, the companies and the community to purchase the homes."

Austin said by offering the residents "market value" for their homes, it would allow them to move so the companies could resell the homes to other interested parties.

"We take the concerns of all our stakeholders seriously," said Austin, adding they've been working with local stakeholders to answer questions and understand their concerns since the project began. "After a prolonged period of consultation that involved a number of third-party studies and tests, it was agreed upon that the only solution that could meet the needs of this small group of local landowners was to purchase their homes."

The final agreement was reached on March 16, after the prices were determined by independent appraisers.

Local anti-wind power group Huron-Kinloss Against Lakeside Turbines (HALT) jumped on the information after they were provided documents they provided to The Kincardine News that linked the sales to numbered companies, one owned by a manager with Suncor and the other a manager for Acciona.

In a HALT media release, president Mac Serra said although the homeowners have been gagged by the sale process, they know the families of the four homes sold, out of five that were dealing with health issues, have been fighting the companies for years, "over their inability to lead normal lives in their own homes caused by the Ripley Wind Power Project."

"If there are no health effects from industrial wind turbines as their proponents claim, then why would wind plant operators buy the homes of wind victims," said Serra.

In response to the claims the buy-out was linked to health issues caused by wind turbines, Austin said, "No link between the operation of our Ripley Wind Power Project and the health concerns of our neighbours could be discovered, and so no damages were awarded or necessary."

Serra said this is a case where the "victims" of this process are unable to speak, "which leaves the public in the dark over the true extent of the impact caused by industrial wind."

"There are over 100 families across Ontario who claim their health is negatively affected by wind development," he continued. "Many more cannot speak due to confidentiality agreements signed with the wind companies or simply won't speak up, not wanting to upset their neighbours."

HALT targeted Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Huron-Bruce MPP Carol Mitchell for "ignoring" health concerns raised by constituents surrounding wind projects and the opinion of Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hazel Lynn, "preferring to quote Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health's literature review" that claims there is no link between health issues and turbines.

Dr. Lynn's data estimates between 10 – 15 per cent of people living near turbines in Grey-Bruce have said their health has been affected, he said.

With the knowledge of the buy-out, HALT is "calling for a full moratorium on all industrial wind development until an independent epidemiological study has been completed." The group is one of 57 citizens groups represented by the provincial anti-wind group, Wind Concerns Ontario.

The Ripley-area residents had approached municipal council in 2009 about a rash of health problems, "including high blood pressure, headaches, sleep disturbances, the sensation of bugs crawling on the skin, humming in the head, non-stop ringing in the ears and heart palpitations," they believed were caused by their proximity to the project.

It was also reported that wind developers had paid for the homeowners to stay in local hotels while they were working through the consultation process dealing with the complaints.

There are currently land options being sought within the Municipality of Kincardine by Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. in Bruce Twp., Acciona Energy is working on a 80MW wind project outside Armow in Kincardine Twp. Leader Resources Services Inc. is planning a 200MW project between Saugeen Shores and the Municipality of Kincardine, Capital Power Corporation is proposing a 125 (270 megawatts) wind turbine project in the township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh while International Power Inc.'s 125MW wind power project is planned near the lake shore in the Township of Huron-Kinloss.




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Cell Phones Caused Mysterious Worldwide Bee Deaths, Study Finds

Cellphone transmissions may be responsible for a mysterious, worldwide die off in bees that has mystified scientists, according to a new study.





Letter to the Mayor

Mayor and Council,
City of Port Coquitlam 
City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street 
Port Coquitlam B.C.

May 12, 2011

Dear Mayor Moore and Councillors,

You state on your website: "Listening to and responding to the needs of the community is a commitment City Council takes seriously. The Mayor encourages open dialogue with all citizens. Feedback from community members on City projects, opinions on proposed developments and suggestions to improve City programs are respectfully received, listened to and given full consideration by the Mayor and City Councillors."

Sounds good.

To sum up my own impressions of May 9th's open council meeting I will begin by thanking you for the opportunity to speak. Hopefully it wasn't simply a "look good" gesture on your part.  Watching your faces throughout the presentations in that crowded room, and hearing your questions and clarifications, it was apparent to me that you are still going through the motions, and treading water on the issue of this cell tower in Greenmount Park.  It is revealing when politicians, either in public meetings or via form letters, placate rather than listen, rely on repetitive answers, decline offers of help from new sources, and dismiss or ignore heartfelt concerns.  With new evidence and insights, it is disheartening to find that you, as a council, for all your statements about caring and collaboration, may really have only your own political interests at heart.  

I believe, as I have followed this cell tower issue ever since Rogers began pursuing it with you, that you are deeply invested in the project with them.  Currently, and after more than a year's worth of opportunities to examine and re-evaluate your original position, you appear to have no new understandings.   Consistently, as evidenced in letters and interviews, you remain more supportive of technological convenience and gadgetry than you are of human health and welfare. Naively, you rely on outdated safety codes even when you have a chance to update your awareness.  Do you have no qualms about ignoring your own bylaw, and little, if any, concern for minority rights or child safety?  

On February 14, Una St. Clair presented Council with an extensive package of up-to-date reports and studies pertaining to the issue of radiation, cell towers, Wi-Fi and health. Other supportive sources were offered for your information.  Based on your responses on Monday it is clear that, in the three-month time period that followed your Valentine meeting, no one on Council has yet taken the time to actually read the contents of that package, or follow up on references.  If you had, your biases would not now be so obvious, and your questions would be more informed.  

I am attaching a small portion of those submissions again, for your information.  Please read them.

There are only twelve days remaining before your May 24th "vote" regarding Rogers' Greenmount tower proposal.  In that time, you have a vital opportunity to turn on a light in the shadier corridors of your minds, and see that there is a better way of looking at the stewardship of Port Coquitlam's population, its children, its green spaces, and its future.  Isn't that ideally, hopefully, what leaders and public servants are supposed to do?  Act ethically for the long term?  Somewhere along the line, in this case, how have you decided to pursue a less noble, more profitable endeavour in the short term, instead of what is ethically and morally right?  Sadly, I fear you haven't yet recognized how truly vital your decision is going to be.

I would like to see something truly miraculous happen.  Instead of plotting a predictable, uninformed and short-sighted course, you as councillors could be leaders instead of followers and problem makers, and in a forward thinking initiative adopt a more humanitarian and proactive approach to technology. Help Rogers find a more suitable site for its tower.  You could create a more caring community, and promote Port Coquitlam as such.  Your city could be a place where some natural spaces still exist unsullied, and where citizens with legitimate concerns about health and safety are taken seriously.  Where parks are for trees and wildlife, not cell towers; where Coquitlam River Elementary school's playground isn't a "kill zone" with a microwave mast looming close by; where your School Board can make a formal and reasonable application that won't be overridden by the clout and money of a large corporation.   

In the short term, for Council, will it be about votes and profit, or, in the long-term, will it be about children's futures, and the environment, and all those other human and natural responsibilities.  

In the case of Rogers' Greenmount proposal, there is only one ethical choice, and that is to reject it.  It is much more prudent to avoid mistakes than it is to go back and undo them.  

Shortly, and ultimately, we shall see how true to your word you really are, and how serious about your self-proclaimed commitment to "full consideration."  
Naively, in spite of my pessimism, I still think there could be an ethical streak left in some of you.

Linda Ewart
Retired teacher, SD #35,
14987 Beachview Avenue,
White Rock, B.C. 

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Best regards,
Klaus Rudolph
Citizens' Initiative Omega
Member of the Buergerwelle Germany (incorporated society)
Protectorate Union of the Citizens and Initiatives for the Protection against Electrosmog

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