Sunday, May 24, 2015

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W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

24 May 2015


City of Berkeley to require cellphone sellers to warn of possible radiation risks

Berkeley lawmakers voted this week to require cellphone retailers to provide customers with a notice on the potential health hazards of carrying their device too close to their bodies, making the progressive California city the first in the nation to have wireless warnings if the law is allowed to go into effect in July.
The proposal would have put Duke Energy's Indiana customers on smart grid technology and have installed privacy invading digital smart meters in every home, tracking detailed energy consumption and transmitting that data using potentially harmful radiofrequency emissions
Late last month, the Arizona Corporation Commission denied a request allowing APS to charge a monthly fee of $5 for those who chose to opt-out of having a smart meter installed.

In Tasmania, smart meters are optional


Wi Fi Dangers - French language

TFO aired these 2 segments last weekend: (some English interviews)


The publishers of the Larousse Dictionary in France, which is THE authoritative dictionary of the French language, has included <électrosensibilité> "EHS" on the list of its 150 new words for its 2016 edition.

"ensemble des troubles physiques dus, selon la description des personnes atteintes, à une sensibilité excessive aux ondes et aux champs électromagnétiques ambiants". 
Google translation:"a set of physical disorders, according to the description of people, excessive sensitivity to the waves and ambient electromagnetic fields"

Seen At 11: Woman Says Her Wi-Fi Connection Is Making Her Sick

Wi-Fi sensitivity is the culprit in Hoyt's case; it is a "very real" condition with serious consequences.
Other people and animals sick from wireless radiation
Swiss launch shocking video to deter cellphone distraction deaths
MAINZ, Germany — A hard-hitting video campaign has been launched by Swiss officials to prevent young people from getting killed while distracted by their cellphones.

Some schools have seen an increase in cancer diagnoses in the years since wi-fi has been introduced, Havas says, and she thinks it's about time ...
ERROR! 'Smart' energy meters leave hundreds of thousands of households in billing limbo

Many of the billing problems stem from the installation of 'smart meters' that have been heralded by both the Government and the European Union
De Raadt, a retired engineer, said they moved to the Osoyoos area in 2013 to get away from smart meters at their former home in Langley, where his wife suffered from heart palpitations and weakness they attributed to electromagnetic radiation.
The utility is sending its technicians to check on outdoor smart meters to ensure that they aren't within three metres of outside propane tanks - the kind attached to your building, not attached to your barbecue.

Maine opponents of smart meters take case to court of last

Many people currently acutely sensitive to RF/EMF can feel virtually each signal. Smart meters in Maine while only transmitting for a short total time of perhaps a few minutes, can transmit upwards of 170,000 micro-bursts per day in no regular pattern. That's the equivalent of one signal every 2 seconds. If this creates an adverse effect whether pain or vertigo, it is nothing less than torture, a word often used to describe RF exposure symptoms.

Woodstock NY Residents Demand Free Analog Meter Opt Out

Woodstock residents speak out against dangerous radiofrequency/microwave radiation utility meters.
A research paper that fails to look at the most important issue - health effects of those exposed to wireless radiation.
Four years ago, federal agents raided the home and Portland city office of McCoy and filed bribery and tax evasion charges. They alleged he had taken money and travel favours in exchange for getting the city to install a Florida company's smart meters, designed to slash the labour and maintenance costs involved in collecting parking fees.
The government says Levey paid McCoy $56,000 in phoney consultant fees and promised $137,000 more, at $100 a meter, for recommending Levey's products to other cities. That was to be payable after McCoy left city employment.
Ontario School Boards - New Oversight Rules
"The public will be able to complain to the Ontario Ombudsman about school boards as of September 1, 2015, and about municipalities and universities as of January 1, 2016...."
The public will be able to complain to the Ontario Ombudsman about school boards as of September 1, 2015, and about municipalities and universities as of January 1, 2016, now that the dates have been proclaimed for the relevant sections of the Public Sector and MPP Accountability and Transparency Act to come into force.

Passed by the legislative assembly on December 9, 2014, the act – also known as "Bill 8" – extends Ombudsman scrutiny to the so-called "MUSH sector" for the first time in the office's 40-year history.

"We look forward to bringing the same level of oversight to municipalities, universities and school boards as we always have to provincial organizations," said Ontario Ombudsman André Marin. The ombudsman's office has reached out to these sectors and will release more details in the coming weeks.


Not just you, cell tower radiation killing birds

Ever wondered about vanishing house sparrows, declining number of peacocks and other birds in city?

Honeybees' Mysterious Die-Off Appears to Worsen

"What's totally shocking to me is that the losses in summer, which should be paradise for bees, exceeded the winter losses."
Welcome to the Quiet Zone
This is a link to a BBC Radio 4 program "Welcome to the Quiet Zone".  5 episodes are available here.
We haven't made a provision for WiFi and internet connectivity for safety reasons," said Pallavi Darade, Additional Municipal Commissioner in-charge of education. "The tablets will come fully-preloaded with the syllabus and other features like e-book reader and applications.

How does digital affect Canadian attention spans?

The average human attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds, but by 2013 it was only 8 seconds (1 second shorter than a goldfish!). 
Infusion Pump Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning for two of Hospira's infusion pump systems.

The agency noted that the discovery of security vulnerabilities in both the LifeCare PCA3 and PCA5.

The systems, used to delivery therapeutic and anesthetic medications, can be run remotely via the wireless network at a hospital. An independent researcher discovered vulnerabilities that, if exploited, could interfere with treatment and could be potentially life-threatening.

Expert Forum on Wireless Risks
"Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies: Should Safety Guidelines be Strengthened to Protect Adults, Children
and Vulnerable Populations--And Should Parents, Teachers and Schools Restrict Technology Overuse Among Children?

Commonwealth Club of California - Monday, June 22nd, 11:30-3:30 p.m. (light lunch at 11:00 a.m.)
555 Post Street (new temporary location)
Registration via Commonwealth Club.
$20 members, $30 non-members,
$11 students (with valid ID)
(415) 597-6700
Not EMF - but is interesting

Can you ride a bike?

This is fantastic and tells us so much about how our brains function.

Ever hear that phrase "It's just like riding a bike?" It turns out riding a bike isn't actually all that easy. Take this bike, for example.

It looks like an ordinary bicycle but with one tiny difference. You may think you can ride it, but I guarantee you're wrong.


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