The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution
1 November 2013
December 8, 1956 - October 29, 2013
David Colling of Ripley passed away on October 29, 2013 at Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto at the age of 56. He was the beloved husband of Kim Colling. Survived by his mother Jean Colling, and mother-in-law Joyce Farrell both of Kincardine. Dear father of Kara & partner Kyle Kortegaard of Edmonton, and Kurtis of Hoosic, New York. Missed by his Sister Jane Ann and husband Paul MacDonald of Wellesley, niece Dana MacDonald, nephew Cole MacDonald and his family. Also survived by his in-laws Judy Snobelen, Joy Houston, Kerry Farrell, Kathy Carruthers, Shelly McGlynn, Julie McAllister, Lisa Spooner, and their families. Predeceased by his father Carrick Colling.
Place of Death
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Visitation will be conducted
Friday, November 1st, 2013 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM and
Saturday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Pine River United Church
November 3, 2013-2:00 pm
Pine River United Church
Corner of Highway 21 and the 4th Concession
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Wi Fi and Wireless Radiation Strikes Again?
Toronto's OCAD University
"I was surprised by the severity of mental health issues and the number of students expressing thoughts of suicide, it's alarming 70 per cent of them were expressing thoughts of suicide," she says. "And we're inundated, I mean the staff between appointments, we see people walking in, line-ups at the door, so we're very inundated. We can't keep up with the demand."
Here is one relevant paragraph from the report:
Thyroid cancer cluster in Israel
Seven years ago, 40 Bezeq workers worked on the same 13 floor, but two years later they were distributed in several floors for reorganization. One worker said that this issue occupies the workers all day. Bezeq hired an expert and the conclusion is that it is coincidence only. Radiation levels* were not exceeding, the reports say. The expert, Dr. Udi Frishman did not know that equipment was removed by Bezeq from the same place during the last two years.
Please, listen to today's "Uncommon Awareness" - hosted by Dr. Lorraine Hurley - October 30, 2013 - about our wireless society, health effects of EMFs, the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity, and much more.
Dr. Hurley interviews Dr. Olle Johansson of The Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute,171 77 Stockholm.
A parents group wants the Greater Victoria school district to lift its moratorium on wireless technology in elementary schools.
The Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils urged the change after a district-wide survey found many parents support Wi-Fi in schools, although one in five have concerns about adverse health effects. (The other four out of five are completely ignorant of one of the most significant health threats of our time and should not be parents).
Chattanooga: The Smarter City
EPB is one of the first community-owned utilities to install a 100% fiber-optic network, which uses the fiber optic network for Smart Grid applications, in addition to the triple-play media services (i.e., high speed Internet, video and telephone) EPB already provides.
I know this is very short notice. We just found out ourselves. As you are likely aware, the City of Toronto has been under a Prudent Avoidance Policy that is 100 times safer than Safety Code 6. There is a recommendation from Staff that this be abolished and that Toronto refer back to Safety Code 6. We are all aware how messed up that process is. Deborah and I met with the staff a couple of weeks ago and were not successful in getting them to change their views. Now, we want to work on the elected officials.
There is a key meeting on Monday and we are asking you to delegate. So far we have 4 of us presenting, but we need more help.
You don't have to be a Toronto resident to delegate. The number to call is 416 392 1147
Please pass this on to anyone you think would be interested to help. thx..f
Prudent Avoidance Policy for Radiofrequency Emissions from Cell Towers: 2013 Update
(October 21, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health
1. City Council discontinue the prudent avoidance policy wherein the City requests that radiofrequencies from cellular phone base stations are kept 100 times below Safety Code 6 in areas where the public normally spends time.
2. The Board of Health encourage Industry Canada to:
a. conduct regular monitoring for radiofrequencies arising from telecommunications structures in Toronto, and to make this information publicly available and accessible; and
b. ensure that information regarding the locations and estimated emissions of all cellular phone antennas is publicly available and accessible.
3. The Board of Health encourage Health Canada to continue to review health evidence pertaining to human exposure to RFs and to revise Safety Code 6 whenever appropriate to protect human health.
This report responds to a motion by the Board of Health (BOH) to review the City of Toronto's Prudent Avoidance (PA) policy related to radiofrequencies (RFs) emitted from cell phone towers and to provide an update on evidence regarding public health impacts from exposure to cell tower RFs. Under the policy, adopted by City Council in 2008 as recommended by the BOH, Toronto Public Health (TPH) reviews the predicted RF values provided by companies applying to install new cell phone base stations (cell towers) in Toronto and requests that providers keep RF emission levels 100 times below Safety Code 6, Health Canada's public exposure guideline. Compliance with the PA policy is voluntary as the authority to regulate cell phone towers (including siting and the development of appropriate RF exposure levels) rests with the federal government.
Since 2008, 33 applications for towers have been assessed by TPH and compliance with the PA policy has been high. With few exceptions, RF emissions estimates typically have met the PA policy level and all have been well below Safety Code 6. The application of the policy is however restricted to a relatively small subset of cell towers in the City that are subject to municipal consultation and enforceability is constrained by a lack of municipal jurisdiction.
From its review of recent health evidence, TPH notes that the majority scientific opinion indicates that the health risk to the public from cell towers and other telecommunications sources of RFs is low.
Toronto Public Health responds regularly to resident concerns and councillor inquiries about cell phone towers and antennas. Response strategies have involved site visits, requesting information on emissions from the provider and/or Industry Canada and most recently, taking field measurements of RFs from specific antennas. The information reviewed by TPH has indicated that the RF levels from these antenna systems have consistently been well below Safety Code 6 and have met the PA policy level.
Based on a review of evidence and TPH's experience implementing the policy, continued application of the PA policy in the form of a stricter exposure guideline is no longer necessary as it does not confer a health benefit to the residents of Toronto. The Medical Officer of Health therefore recommends that the Board support discontinuation of the PA policy. Toronto Public Health will continue to monitor the health evidence related to RFs from cell towers and will continue to respond to and address public concerns as they arise.
There is no financial impact arising from this report.
(October 21, 2013) Report from the Medical Officer of Health on Prudent Avoidance Policy for Radiofrequency Emissions from Cell Towers: 2013 Update
(October 21, 2013) Appendix A: Resources Consulted in the Health Evidence and Risk Assessment Review
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council <http://www.toronto.ca/council>
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The Royal Society of Canada will accept written submissions about safety code six until midnight Tuesday Nov 5th, 2013.