Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

23 July 2014

Brazilian Courts order lower electromagnetic pollution
The Brazilian Judiciary determined to reduce the level of electromagnetic pollution generated by power lines to standard adopted by Swiss law (1.0 microtesla).
Two associations of residents in São Paulo — the largest city of Brazil — proposed the action. The plaintiff has pleaded to not be exposed to electromagnetic fields incompatible with the human health.

What are the full economic, health and security costs and benefits of wired versus wireless technology?

Like most industrial and all developing countries, Canada is already swamped with health care costs for treating cancer, which can run to hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single case. What will Canada do if facing an epidemic of such cancers within a few decades?
MP Gallant seeks investigation into federally-regulated Ontario smart meters

"Specifically, I have requested an Industry Canada Special Investigation into the use and operation of 'smart meters' by Hydro One.

Clear differences between organic and non-organic food, study finds

Research is first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and conventional fruits, vegetables and cereals
Take Back Your Power
Video has been updated and is now available.

Jury hits tobacco company R.J. Reynolds with $23B verdict

Following a nearly four-week trial, the jury deliberated for 15 hours to eventually determine that the tobacco company was negligent in informing Robinson's husband, Michael Johnson Sr., that smoking causes lung cancer and that nicotine is highly addictive.
The verdict against wireless companies is likely to be much higher as they are potentially harming so many more people!
Electro Hypersensitive Woman
Meet Velma, the woman who spends up to 18 hours a day confined to a cage because she is allergic to modern technology.

Velma Lyrae, 51, can't use a mobile phone, satnav or WiFi, or even use a hairdryer to blow dry her hair.
Smart Meters explanation needed

In play is the very serious matter of six fires said to be related to the installation of these meters, which are manufactured by North Carolina-based company Sensus and are being installed by SaskPower-hired local installers working under the direction of an American-based company called Grid One Solutions.

Interestingly, neither company is talking to the media about the problem - fuelling speculation that either or both companies share some responsibility for it.

Hamburg Board Warns Residents About Smart Meter Controversy

The Hamburg Township Board is calling attention to the controversy surrounding DTE's new smart meter technology. Smart meters are being ...

Australia - Reports of illness prompt audit of smart meter radiation

1    More than 250 Victorians have contacted Stop Smart Meters Australia to report insomnia, headaches, ringing in the ears, tiredness and burning or tingling sensations.

2   An interesting article, but the comments are even more so. Many people have become sensitive after the $meter is installed. It seems that many are vulnerable to the high spikes that are emitted.


The La Plata Electric Association board's "we'll see" response Wednesday to her request that "smart grid" opt-outs not be charged for having their electric meter read isn't the end of it, said a Pagosa Springs woman who refused a smart meter in her home.

"There are 50 to 60 of us who are going to try for a court injunction against LPEA," Laura Refka told The Durango Herald after the board meeting. "We also are trying to educate members of the Town Council, who don't know their duties."


Electric Bacteria Eat Electrons

Read article and watch short video on bacteria that eat electrons!

Loneliness: a silent plague that is hurting young people most

For young Britons, loneliness is an epidemic – and they are even more likely to fall victim to its insidious dangers than the elderly
Dr Grant Blank, a survey research fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, points out that social media and the internet can be a boon and a problem. They are beneficial when they enable us to communicate with distant loved ones, but not when they replace face-to-face contact. "People present an idealised version of themselves online and we expect to have social lives like those portrayed in the media," says Challis. Comparing friends' seemingly perfect lives with ours can lead us to withdraw socially.
1.  Wireless Exposures in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities:  What are the Risks?

Upcoming guest, Cindy Sage will discuss some of the findings of the updated BioInitiative Report and answer listener's email questions. 

Show to air week beginning Saturday, July 26, 2014 on all stations.

Cindy Sage - Co-Editor, BioInitiative Report Santa Barbara, CA
Mrs. Sage has been involved in EMF issues (electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation) as an environmental consultant and public policy researcher since 1982.  She has provided professional consulting services to cities, counties, various states and a national EMF policy group on the issue of EMF policy and prudent avoidance.

2.  Wireless Exposures in Schools:  What are the Risks?

LAUSD proposes to take the second-largest US school district all-wireless.
Under the Common Core Technology initiative.  With iPads and wireless classroom access points
Legal RF levels but not safe.  False representations by LAUSD to meet the 2007 BioInitiative recommended level.
Clearly a mid-course collision between technology and health.

Cindy Sage - Co-Editor, BioInitiative Report Santa Barbara, CA

To air week of July 28, 2014

Electro Magnetic Radiation was killing his son
Dr. Stephen Sinatra talks about his son's EMF illnesses.
Will this FCC decision bring an end to the Wi Fi age?
"The effort will potentially provide a 75 percent increase in Wi-Fi funding for rural schools over the next five years and a 60 percent increase for urban schools, delivering Wi-Fi to an additional 10 million students in 2015 alone,"
As illnesses in children dramatically increase, will Wi Fi be ditched for safer technologies?
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe

Speaks about electro hyper sensitivity at the British Society of Ecological Medicine (BSEM - March 2014)

"Diagnosis and Management of EHS, a rapid overview for mixed audience"
New editorial: "Scientists and Physicians Call On Health Canada To Protect The Public From Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure"

After reading the editorial at the link, you could click through at "Physicians" and at "Research Scientists" to land on the click-throughs where you can read the actual declarations and see the names of the MDs (Canadian) and Scientists (Canadian and others) who submitted them. (The declarations are easy to read and not many pages.)


An Electronic Silent Spring

Radio interview with Katie Singer.  Her book - An Electronic Silent Spring (also offers an extensive solutions section for policy makers, telecom and utility companies, schools, civic groups and individuals who want to reduce EMR emissions and exposure).
EMF Issues Recently Raised in Canada
Ajoutée le 12 juil. 2014

Entrevue du 14 juillet 2014 à l'émission Québécoise Salut Bonjour avec le Dr. Héroux et Mme Gaétane Boucher: ''Qu'est-ce que l'Électrosensibilité?''

Conférence du Dr. Paul Héroux, physicien à la tête du "In Vitro Toxicology Laboratory" de l'Université McGill, 21 Mai 2014


Le Pouvoir Ultime de l'Industrie:

Dr PAUL HÉROUX physicien à la tête du "In Vitro Toxicology Laboratory" de l'Université McGill SONNE L'ALARME

Selon le Dr Héroux, le réseau électrique devrait être en cc ---- Texte complet avec liens

A Unified Theory of Weak Magnetic Field Action
McGill University Professor Proposes Radical New Outlook
September 27, 2012
Last updated
August 12, 2013

Canadian Conflict-of-Interest Follies:
Anything Goes Except Non-Disclosure
Featuring Dan Krewski, the Royal Society and Health Canada
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April 23, 2014
Last updated
April 24, 2014

Canadian Physicians and International Scientists Look to Health Canada:

C4ST videos:

52 scientists sign a declaration to Health Canada, Canada Code 6 Review and C4ST :

Une sommité internationale contredit les affirmations d'Hydro-Québec:

Wi-Fi in schools - Le Wi-Fi dans les écoles:

Around the world an increasing number of governments and authorities have banned or warned against the use of WiFi in schools, not so yet in Canada. Many experts, scientists and doctors are warning the public to take a precautionary approach to protect the next generation. In this video we examine the facts:

Pour plus d'informations - For more information on the subject:

Letter to the Canadian Minister of Health
Dear Minister Rona Ambrose

Under your supervision, and after a barrage of criticism for its antiquated, laggard Safety Code 6 (SC6), Health Canada has exceptionally opened itself to a public consultation process. Yet by demanding that all contributions from the public focus solely on scientific matters relative to this deficient code, it shows itself to be in fact almost as closed as a clamshell. This argument was eloquently made by NDP's health critic Libby Davies in his July 10 letter to you. So to me this is a sham process, just as the entire 'scientific review' health Canada has commissioned the Royal Society of Canada (SRC) to do. Indeed, by imposing to the SRC its list of scientists that it wished to see on their review panel, many of them with obvious conflicts of interests that forced several of them to be dismissed from this skewed panel, it is clear that Health Canada was trying to cook the scientific book through getting from this panel conclusions that would fit its pre-designed policy about SC6. It got what it wanted, but now that the true nature of this 'kangoroo' panel is so glaring in the public eye, thanks in no small part to the protest campaign spearheaded by the group Canadians for Safe Technology, it tried once again to put a veneer of legitimacy on its fake review process, knowing full well that when it will issue its pre-ordained decision this fall, the mostly compliant Canadian media will parrot without much ado Health Canada's blind reassurances about the adequacy of SC6.

Moreover, this request for an exclusively scientific examination of SC6 is quite risible coming from a government that has built itself a strong worldwide reputation for ignoring what the scientists say when it does not fit the narrow, profit-driven, political and ideological agenda of your circus headmaster, M. Stephen Harper. What would it change for us, Canadians deeply frustrated with the blatant disregard for our health by your ministry, that we throw at you hundreds of studies conclusively showing dire health effects from microwave exposure, when the ravenous desire of your government to get billions of $$ every year from the telecommunication industry for the leasing of the radiofrequency spectrum trumps every other consideration? Not much, except more frustrations.

So you'll excuse me for being a tad skeptical about your true intents with this review process. We Canadians tend to demonstrate an exceptional tolerance for political shenanigans as long our day-to-day life isn't too much affected. But in this case, with the mounting evidence that it is not good at all blasting our kids with industrial strength WiFi routers in schools, showering our neighborhoods and homes with a blizzard of powerful cellphone signals emitted non-stop by cellphone antennas, contaminating our only havens with the pulsing, carcinogenic microwave emissions of not-so-smart meeters, and enduring a host of other sources of electropollution imposed on us because Health Canada has decreed, against any sense of logic, that the stratospheric exposure limits (6 million microwatts per square meter for the cellphone signal and 10 million for the WiFi) set by its 'Safety' code 6 are perfectly safe, don't be so surprised when we roundly vote you out of power next year. Actually you would deserve a much more punishing fate, as your government is so fond of metering against the wrongdoers of our society (not the corporate ones mind you), but we are so kind, and perhaps a bit too lazy, that we will content ourselves with throwing your party on the ash heep of history, sincerely hoping that your anti-human, anti-nature ideological brand never surfaces again at the helm of this country.

We have had enough of you!

Finally, in case there is someone at your ministry with still enough integrity to face the true scientific facts and recommend to you an immediate and substantial lowering of the SC6 exposure levels, nothwithstanding the FCC stance on this which you are so prone to mimic, send them the attached scientific review of 23 studies entitled "Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects" which, among other things documents the "EMF induction of DNA single-strand breaks in cells" (which leads to the onset of cancer after a while), as well as a "nitric oxide-peroxynitrite-oxidative stress pathway of action" explaining "pathophysiological responses to EMFs". In its conclusion, it says "The current review provides support for a pathway of the biological action
of ultralow frequency and microwave EMFs, nanosecond pulses and static electrical or magnetic fields" which can both have "potentially therapeutic effects" in some cases, and detrimental "pathophysiological effects" in other cases.

In the same vein, I also attach and recommend for review the scientific article by Martin L. Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University, entitled "Microwave electromagnetic fields act by activating voltage-gated calcium channels: why the current international safety standards do not predict biological hazard". I include the Abstract here because that's where you'll find the scientific meat and cogent scientific arguments for immediate protective action on your part of the public's health...

"Microwave and other low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) have been shown to act by activating voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) with most biological effects being due to elevated intracellular calcium, consequent nitric oxide (NO) elevation and either peroxynitrite or NO signaling. This, the role of excessive intracellular calcium in microwave effects and some 20,000 papers on microwave biological effects show that the current international safety standards do not predict biological hazard. Such standards are based on the false assumption that the predominant effects of microwave and other low frequency EMF exposures are due to heating. A whole series of biological changes reportedly produced by microwave exposures can now be explained in terms of this new paradigm of EMF action via VGCC activation, including: oxidative stress; single and double stranded breaks in cellular DNA; therapeutic effects; blood-brain barrier breakdown; greatly depressed melatonin levels and sleep disruption; cancer; male and female infertility; immune dysfunction; neurological dysfunction; cardiac dysfunction including tachycardia, arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death. A two-phase program for greatly improving EMF safety standards is proposed."

Most of the ailments that transform the lives of EHS sufferers into an utter nightmare are thus explained.

But that doesn't seem to bother your governement because to Stephen Harper, money speaks so much more louder than scientific facts...

With no hope and only contempt for your blatant pandering to corporate interests.

Jean Hudon
Co-founder, Quebec's Coalition Against Electromagnetic Pollution

A mysterious sound is driving people insane, it's spreadingand nobody knows what's causing it

Its called wireless radiation!
"Health Canada's Safety Code 6 is based on an obsolete account and analysis of Radiofrequency Radiation research," said Dr. David Carpenter MD, PhD, Director, Department of Public Health, State University of New York, Albany. It has "disregarded or minimized certain recent studies" he added, about "detrimental biological and health effects in humans that occur at radiation levels far below the existing Safety Code 6 Guideline".

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