The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution7 May 2015
Canadian Medical Association Journal reports Health Canada's wireless limits are "A Disaster to Public Health"
OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association Journal today published a scathing condemnation of Health Canada's safety guidelines for cell phones and Wifi.
The Journal (CMAJ) interviewed multiple international experts in radiation and cancer, who warn that the microwave levels allowed in Canadian classrooms, residences and workplaces are, "a disaster to public health."
One scientist said that given the overwhelming evidence that wireless radiation is harmful, Health Canada staff are either, "unwilling or not competent to make evaluation of the current literature."
The article points out that Canada's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health recently completed three days of hearings on Canada's safety guidelines, and sent federal scientists back to the office to re-examine 140 recent studies that show wireless radiation emitted by cell phones and WiFi can cause harm.
One oncologist interviewed by the CMAJ said that Canada's safety guidelines for wireless radiation need to be "urgently revised" due to the obvious risk of cancer.
The CMAJ article revealed that James McNamee, who wrote Health Canada's safety code, has also co-authored academic papers with scientists who openly accept payments from the wireless industry.
"That Canada's wireless safety code is out of date and mired in conflict of interest is no longer a question it's a fact," said Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST).
"We're hoping the Parliamentary Standing Committee will have strong recommendations to fix it," said Clegg.
SOURCE C4ST: Canadians For Safe Technology
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The California Medical Association - Wireless Resolution
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California Medical Association
House of Delegates Resolution Wireless Standards Reevaluation 2014
CMA 2014 HOD Resolutions Adopted
Resolution 107- 14
Date Adopted Dec 7, 2014
Resolved 1 That CMA supports efforts to reevaluate microwave safety exposure levels associated with wireless communication devices, including consideration of adverse non-thermal biologic and health effects from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation used in wireless communications; and be it further
Resolved 2 That CMA support efforts to implement new safety exposure limits for wireless devices to levels that do not cause human or environmental harm based on scientific research.
CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES 2014
Wireless Communications Public Safety Standards Reevaluation
Introduced by Cindy Lee Russell, M.D. AND Ken Yew, M.D.
Whereas there are over 6 billion active cell phones worldwide and dependence of wireless communication networks is rapidly expanding including cell phones, cell towers, wireless routers for home use, medical devices and utility smart meters; and (1)
Whereas scientists are increasingly identifying EMF from wireless devices as a new form of environmental pollution with a growing body of peer reviewed scientific evidence finding significant adverse health and biologic effects on living organisms with exposure to low levels of non-ionizing microwaves currently approved and used in wireless communication, and
Whereas peer reviewed research has demonstrated adverse biological effects of wireless EMF including single and double stranded DNA breaks, creation of reactive oxygen species, immune dysfunction, cognitive processing effects, stress protein synthesis in the brain, altered brain development, sleep and memory disturbances, ADHD, abnormal behavior, sperm dysfunction, and brain tumors; and (2-55)
Whereas there is a long latency period of years to decades to study and identify adverse health effects such as brain cancer, neurodegenerative damage and autism; and
Whereas children's brains are developmentally immature until adolescence, their skulls are thinner and the brain is considerably more vulnerable to toxin exposure , and (23,24)
Whereas the World Health Organization in 2011 designated wireless communications including cell phones to be a possible carcinogenic, and (63)
Whereas many scientists, researchers, public health officials and agencies conclude that wireless electromagnetic frequency (EMF) standards established by the Federal Communications Commission are outdated as they are based only on heat effects which damage to the organism and not biological effects of non ionizing EMF microwave radiation which are scientifically demonstrated at levels hundreds of times less than current safety exposure limits and thus current standards are inadequate to protect public health; and (49-51)(57)
Whereas the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2013 has asked for reassessment of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields limits and policies that protect children's health and well-being throughout their lifetimes and reflect current use patterns (58)
RESOLVED; that the CMA understands that existing public safety limits for microwave EMF devices are outdated and inadequate to protect public health thus endorses efforts of the Federal Communications Commission to reevaluate its safety standards to include consideration of adverse non thermal biologic and health effects from non ionizing electromagnetic radiation used in wireless communications; and be it further
RESOLVED; that the CMA supports efforts to implement microwave safety exposure limits to levels that do not cause human or environmental harm based on scientific research, and be it further
RESOLVED; that the CMA set up a task force to determine adequate precautionary recommendations for the use of cell phones and wireless devices for schools and children
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Excerpt from recent e-chats with retired Canadian Armed Forces captain Jerry Flynn who spent 22 of his 26 years in the military in the arcane fields of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). At the zenith of his career, he was the Executive Officer and Operations Officer at one of Canada's largest and most sensitive intelligence-gathering stations, where for two years he directed some 200-plus specially-trained radio operators and technicians.Jerry's in his 80s and has been working full-time for 8 years warning people about the great dangers of wireless. See his great Powerpoint presentations: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/5xx5ag4x8jvxd/Powerpoint_presentations
From: "Jerry Flynn"Date: 6 mai 2015Hi Andre,
In one of my slides it shows that frequencies between 1 GHz and 5 GHz are of most interest to the militaries for they penetrate more deeply all organ systems of the body and therefore put all organs at risk. These frequencies are especially harmful to the brain, central nervous system and immune system.
From a military perspective I can tell you that the most harmful modulations to use against humans - or any living thing - is pulsed, of which there are various kinds. AM or Amplitude Modulation too is harmful. The thing is, the human body, which is a vanishingly small teensie, weensie DC electrical system is easily shocked by each and every pulse or spike of AM signal. Think of these pulses/spikes being jackhammers. While the human immune systems recognizes these pulses as alien and tries to protect the body/brain against them, they body simply becomes too exhausted and can no longer fight off the pulses/spikes.
Frequencies in the 1-100 KHz range would be the modulated frequencies imposed upon the carrier frequencies. It is only when one appreciates the frequency of the human brain (0.5-30 Hz) and other organs of the body that one begins to understand how harmful 'modulated' frequencies in this range can be to humans. That's why, for example, TETRA phones are so dangerous: their carrier frequencies are in the order of, typically, 400 MHz, but their modulation frequencies (which carry the 'information' are in or around 17 Hz, which is smack in the middle of a brain's range of frequencies..Frequencies in the 1-5 GHz range are 'carrier' frequencies, not the 'information carrying' or modulation frequencies.
Link to the cell phone patents:
2) "Cell Phone Companies Patent Cancer Shields," N. Fleming and I. Cobain, The Times, London, 06-11-2001.
Link to the CTIA (Wireless Association) 2010 quote about safety - http://ehtrust.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/has-the-fox-been-caught-in-the-henhouse/
Which frequencies are there in, say, a Wi-Fi radiation, and which organs do they affect? It depends on what the modulation information is trying to say, and that changes all the time. But the results are not good and spewing this kind of pulsed, modulated radiation into our human environment all the time is recklessly dangerous. it is very stupid and ignorant. I do not use a cell phone, a cordless phone or Wi-Fi and it is because I know something about these matters and I don't want to get a brain tumor or spend my last decades in the Alzheimer's ward.
Leo Cashman, St Paul, MN
BS, Physics, MA, Mathematics.
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