Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Global Coalition

Hello everyone,

A few weeks ago I sent out an email recommending that we all try to work together in a type of "coalition". My original thought was to have one for North America, but I have been getting emails from our European friends/colleagues and many want to sign up as well.

For that reason, I thought I would open up the questionnaire to anyone, worldwide, who would like to complete it.

It just takes a few minutes to complete and here is the link:

Once we know who is interested, what they want to achieve, what they offer in terms of skills, interests etc. to promote the issue of their choice I will circulate the results to those who participated. Those who gave permission and want to be involved either actively or passively (just receiving updates) will go on a distribution list.

What I hope this collaboration will achieve is that it will help with sharing information (which is already happening via various groups like Che EMF and others). The way I see this collaboration differing from che emf and others is that I would like to set up "working groups"--groups of people who will work together for a common goal that they self-select. The purpose of the questionnaire is to identify those common goals and to get the right people together. All I would ask from the various working groups is that they keep the rest of us informed about their progress.

I would like to invite those who have scientific expertise; medical/health expertise; policy expertise; legal expertise; media expertise; technical expertise (about radio frequency, electricity, ground current, antennas, power lines, etc.); monitoring expertise; funding expertise; computer expertise, etc. This grouping is meant to be all inclusive rather than divisive and includes teachers, parents, people with EHS as well as those without, etc. etc. etc.

I would also like to invite those who want to actively participate in "doing" something useful to raise awareness, to help those who have EHS, to change policy, to educate the medical profession and the legal profession about this issue, to clean up schools, hospitals, homes, workplace, etc; to provide services such as monitoring and remediation. You may already be doing something in this area and just sharing what you are doing may help others with similar goals.

The purpose of this coalition is primarily to facilitate the work that many of you are already doing. This issue is not going to go away soon (if ever) and it requires a determined effort to make change that will benefit us all. It is not meant to replace any other group but rather to bring groups together.

I will close the questionnaire by the 1st of September and our work together will begin. Please pass this to others who may be interested in joining.

Dr. Magda Havas, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Environmental and Resource Studies Program, Trent University
Peterborough, ON K9J 7B8, CANADA
phone: 705-748-1011 x7882
fax: 705-748-1569