Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wireless Overload / W.H.O. and Industry / incoherence on-air / Cover Up at Fukushima / MS and EHS / Two Billion Litres / Residents Voice Concern / Environmental Sensitivities / WI-FI regulations

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

24 March 2011

Wireless Overload

The updated schedule for wireless educational sessions at the Total Health Show (Toronto, April 8 - 10) is attached.

Several great speakers will be discussing health problems related to electro magnetic radiation exposure.


W.H.O. and Industry

When Mike Repacholi led the World Health Organization's (WHO) EMF project, he took industry money and gave its people a seat at the table --allowing electric utilities and mobile phone companies to help set the agenda.

Now, Christopher Wild, the head of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the WHO, is welcoming industry representatives to the most important meeting on RF health risks in a generation.

At the end of May, an expert group will decide whether cell phone radiation can or may lead to cancer. The CTIA, the MMF and the GSM Association will all be there.

Read the whole story at

Louis Slesin


Toronto news reporter has episode of incoherence on-air

Did wireless radiation strike again?


What They're Covering Up at Fukushima


MS and EHS

March 23, 2011. Symptoms for multiple sclerosis (MS) and electrohypersensitivity (EHS) are similar and may lead to an initial misdiagnosis of this illness. Also, some people with MS may have EHS. If this is the case, improved electromagnetic hygiene in the home and work environment may alleviate some of the neurological symptoms as shown in this video.

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Two Billion Litres of Diesel to run Cell Masts in India

Moneylife Personal Finance site and magazine

Professor Girish Kumar, of IIT Bombay, who has been undertaking research on the harmful effects of electro-magnetic radiation (EMR), asks: "Why does industry want incentives for green telecom? Is it not our duty as Indians to not pollute our own ...

Since their consumption of diesel is 2 billion litres every year, they get a subsidy of Rs1,400 crore per year.


Residents Voice Concern Over Potential Cell Tower

Other residents noted that there have been studies attributing cell towers and cell phone use to such diseases as Alzheimer's, autism and cancer. Michael Cagan of 69 Elm Street stated that he has been a health care researcher for over 25 years, ...


Good Information about Environmental Sensitivities


WI-FI: Updated regulations are needed

by Alex Atamanenko on 22 Mar 2011

Technology is ever changing at a speed we can barely keep up with. For most of us, the idea of a stationary office no longer exists; it now travels with us in the form of a blackberry and the norm in communication has become a device you carry on your hip.

We stay connected, but at what price and who pays?

Last spring my colleague, Carol Hughes, after attending the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health meetings that investigated the health effects of microwaves from wireless devices such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, was approached by a group from Ontario who reported an illness cluster in their school that is consistent with microwave exposure.

A District School Board in Simcoe Country had installed a blanket microwave Wi-Fi system throughout every school. At one elementary school, parents of students began to report an illness trend involving childhood headaches, nausea, vertigo, insomnia, and even tachycardia (a heart condition requiring medical attention). These symptoms disappeared only when the children were not in school.

Like any concerned parent, they contacted the Simcoe County School Board and were told that the Wi-Fi system is perfectly safe according the Health Canada.

While at a committee meeting, Health Canada officials defended the department's Radiofrequency Exposure Guidelines (Safety Code 6), only to have those same guidelines questioned by international research scientists whose research show that people can experience biological changes in the presence of these low-level microwaves. One scientist also warned about an increased prevalence of cancer if Health Canada's "safe" limits for microwave exposure are not lowered.

Health Canada officials confidently stated there is "no cause for concern that Wi-Fi is dangerous." Perhaps instead, they should have said that in their opinion, that Safety Code 6 is sufficient.

During the committee meeting it was heard that there is no consensus among research scientists that microwave radiation is safe. In a study by the Royal Society of Canada, commissioned by Health Canada in 1999 and updated in 2001, there is conclusive evidence that there are potentially dangerous side effects from microwave exposure, such as:

· The weakening of the blood brain barrier which protects us from disease,

· Increasing certain enzymes known to promote cancer,

· Behaviour change

According to the Royal Society Report, young children are among the most vulnerable when it comes to microwave exposure. The report is clear that these biological changes happen well below the current "safe" limits set by Health Canada.

Health Canada's guidelines are not protecting us. They are outdated and designed for a grown man at 6 minutes of exposure. They don't take into account a 4 year child getting microwave exposure for 6 hours a day, five days a week, for 14 years of public school.

In a recent letter to the Minister of Health by NDP Health critic Megan Leslie, she writes that wireless technology has not existed long enough for long-term tests to be done and that we should err on the side of the precautionary principle. She states in her letter that while we cannot roll back the clock on the introduction of wireless technology into the everyday lives of Canadians, citizens want reassurance that Health Canada is following this issue closely and is reacting to new research as it arrives.

Exposing children to all day Wi-Fi in school is really an experiment, with unknown consequences. This is hardly promoting a safe learning environment for young children.

The New Denver Area Parent Children's Association has joined the ranks of other parents around Canada and the world to push for Wi-fi Free schools and libraries.

Alex Atamanenko is the MP for BC Southern Interior.

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