The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution6 February 2014
Ottawa moves to close cellphone tower loophole
In the past few months alone, citizens in Abbotsford, B.C., Sudbury, Ont., Oakville, Ont. as well as St. John's, Newfoundland have registered their opposition to proposals to build towers in certain neighbourhoods
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"I would have thought the risk would be minimal."
A German study very clearly demonstrates these effects from cell phone radiation. For the first five years of exposure to a community cell phone tower, there is no increased cancer risk.
After five years, there is a sharp rise. At the end of ten years, there is a three to five-fold increase in cancer rates.
Not content with dosing customers with radiation from its wireless internet (a WHO designated class 2B possible human carcinogen), an Auckland supermarket has installed GPS tracking transmitters on its supermarket trolleys.
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Hydro One to be Investigated by Ombudsman
Ontario ombudsman to probe Hydro One's use of smart meters
OTTAWA Ontario ombudsman André Marin is putting Hydro One's billing practices and time-of-use smart meters under his microscope, the Citizen has learned.
All Hydro One customers are currently paying $3.92 per month to recover smart meter-related costs, according to the utility's website.
"This cannot continue. There is something wrong with these (smart) meters. And nobody's going to admit to it."
French House passes bill to limit health risks from phonesFriday 24 January 2014 | 09:32 CET | News
France's National Assembly has passed a compromise bill to limit exposure to electromagnetic emissions from cellular base stations and personal devices, despite opposition from conservative party UMP and telecom operators, reports La Tribune. The bill tabled by the Green Party a year ago, and drafted with the government and ruling socialist party, was described by environment minister Philippe Martin as a 'first response' to concerns about emissions. It will now go to the Senate.
The bill attempts to replace the so-called precautionary principle with the 'sobriety principle', given the general consensus that it is impossible to completely exclude the potential health risks, according to the Greens. The bill, which received unanimous support from the left, calls for several levels of consultation before equipment is installed and better information about sources of emissions. Operators would be given a 6 month deadline to reduce the emissions of "atypical" base stations where exposure is over 6 V/m, compared to the national average of 1 V/m.
It forbids advertising for tablets to under 14 year-olds, as was already the case for mobile phones, and advertising for handsets sold without an earpiece. If passed, operators will have to supply child-sized earphones if asked for them. Phones are by far the biggest source of emissions, according to national health security agency ANSES, which recommends using an earpiece to divide exposure to the brain by a fact of at least 10. The text also requires the government to co commission a study on electro-hypersensitivity, a condition affecting some people.
The UMP's Laure de La Radiere denounced the bill as offering a "declinist vision of society", which went against innovation and job creation. She also said that less densely populated areas of the country would be penalised in their access to fast broadband.
" Grilled by the waves , I am hypersensitive to electromagnetic waves for 1 year . I drew on the computer in the field of wireless engineering . I 7 smart meters ( issuers pulsed microwaves ) on the wall of my condominium. Near devices that emit microwave , skin burns and I have shocks through my body and c | ur , palpitations, headache, ears hurt , I blackheads in the eyes and they become engorged with blood, sometimes jaw wants kink , loss of concept in space, dizziness , my body sizzles , chronic eye infections , sinus and kidney when exposed to wifi. Now I suffer from chronic fatigue and other symptoms. I was too exposed at work and at home. I sent a formal notice to Hydro -Québec begging me remove these meters that emit 7 for non-communicating meter . I sent them my diagnosis hypersensitive to electromagnetic waves , but they told me that the meters are not dangerous and they emit very little. I knew they were lying , but what could I do. I did not have the means to pay for all owners , plus they have installed meters that make me as bad . I had to sell my condo. I can no longer work. I lost everything . I trust that something will change and make this world a better place for us. "
- Linda Bernard - From its comment letter on the website of the Régie de l'énergie .
"I am 26 years old and I am , or at least I was in perfect health. Two technicians came to install smart meters in my apartment for 6 dwellings and since I do not sleep well , I have intense headaches, tinnitus all the time and I have heart ailments . I 've never had that, and v'la not so long I was so healthy . How absurd that a company that is poisoning us pay instead of giving us a choice . Please do something! "
- John T.
- Kathya Heppell - From its comment letter on the website of the Régie de l'énergie
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Forthcoming events on electromagnetic fields (EMF)and potential health effects
Workshop on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health effects: From science to policy and public awareness
Date: 28 March 2014
Venue: Cotsen Hall, Athens, Greece
A major workshop on electromagnetic fields and related health effects is being jointly organised by the European Commission and the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), under the auspices of the EU Council Greek Presidency.
The main issues to be addressed are:
- scientific evidence concerning EMF and health effects and remaining knowledge gaps;
- management of EMF at EU and national level;
- risk perception and risk communication: effective public information activities.
Public hearing of the preliminary opinion on potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)
Date: 27 March 2014 starting at 14:00
Venue: Cotsen Hall, Athens, Greece
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