Friday, March 29, 2013

Where can we live? / Many more in Peril / LA Teacher's Union / Healthy Bodies Healthy Buildings / Bill / Ill Effects / Total Health Show / The Power Hour / Child Brain Tumors / China / RF Heating

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

29 March 2013

Where can we live?
Short preview for the documentary "Where can we live? --about being electrohypersensitive"
The full length documentary is: 45 min.

During three years we followed two young women afflicted by EHS.
They both have families with young children.

Lisa has left town and her economy studies and concentrates on getting stronger and healthier.

Linn is a computer engineer and she eventually moves away from the capital to a new job and a new kind of life in the countryside.

One New Cell Tower, One More Homeless, Many more in Peril
This 8-minute video is produced by Wendy Hoy who walked 800 km (500 miles) to Ottawa to raise awareness after she learned all Canadians are affected and so many are unknowingly and unnecessarily suffering. Please contact people as suggested in the video. And please Share, Like, Tweet, post, email, and all those other things you do so well. 
There were no cell towers/antennas in Port Franks, Ontario before this new one.

LA Teacher's Union Passes Resolution to Ensure Safety from Wireless Technology

LA Teacher's Union Passes Resolution to Ensure Safety from Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in Schools including EMF Emissions from Wireless Technology

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA), representing over 40,000 teachers and other workers in LAUSD, passed the following motion by a sweeping majority last night at 9 PM (Motion for the new UTLA Resolution transcribed from attendee, Shane Gregory's transcripts):

Health and Human Services Committee 3-6-13 #1: Moved by Kevin Mottus, seconded by John Cabrera.

"I move that UTLA will abide by current National NEA Policy for Environmentally Safe Schools which states that all employees and stakeholders should be informed when there are changes in their exposure to environmental hazards including electromagnetic radiation and that all stakeholders and the public should be notified of any actual and potential hazards. UTLA will advocate for technological solutions that maintain technology upgrades while not increasing employees exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Healthy Bodies Healthy Buildings
Camilla Rees, MBA, founder of, delivers her keynote address at the Healthy Bodies Healthy Buildings Conference 2012, explaining in clear and concise layman's terms, with compelling PowerPoint slides, the science and solutions for creating safe havens in a toxic, electromagnetic world. Running time, 105 minutes.
Bill would eliminate $12-per-month 'opt-out' fee for smart meters

"Paying that $12 a month to decrease my proximity to radiation classified by the World Health Organization as a possible human carcinogen feels just plain wrong," she said. "DDT [a pesticide] is in the same category. I'd feel the same way about paying to opt out of spraying DDT on my house. And, similarly, even if I did pay, I'd still be exposed."

Comment by reader:  I recall that a large percentage of the cost for the metering came from the Obama AARA which was aimed at encouraging job creation. Unfortunately, the money was used to install equipment which eliminated a substantial number of jobs in direct conflict with AARA objectives. CMP should be made accountable for not meeting program goals
Smart Meter Causes Ill Effects

Opponents on RF technology claim it causes side effects like agitation, dizziness, fatigue, forgetfulness, headaches, interrupted sleep, leg cramps, ringing in the ears, and skin rashes.
The Vincents have been experiencing many of those same problems since the meters were installed.

To switch to a non-RF meter that still works with the new smart grid, the Vincents would have to pay $253 for the installation and then fork over $51 per month to get the meter read by a PGE employee.

"I think a $50 a month fee is punitive," complained Vincent.

Total Health Show
April 5th-7th, Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Booth 634: electroSMOG awareness
April 5th, 7pm-10pm: Pre-release screening of new documentary film "Take Back Your Power" followed by a panel discussion
[Dr. Magda Havas, Sheena Symington, Veronica Ciandre, and other panelist(s) to be announced].
Note: The Show Director has arranged that the wi-fi routers in the entire main exhibit area (2nd floor) will be OFF during the 3-day show. Any wi-fi equipment on the ground floor in foyers, corridors, and where Film and Main Speaker events are held will be ON. In Toronto and with a high number of attendees, they are unable to provide a no-RF/EMF environment for various reasons, however, this is a wonderful offer and accomplishment by the Show's Director. Even if you won't be attending, please phone to briefly thank her: Helen McLellan, Toll free 1-877-389-0996 or 416-924-9800.

The Power Hour
Guest Dr. David Carpenter  discusses the ill-affects of exposure to EMF's and what can be done about this health concern
Guest Josh del Sol discusses  the dangers of EMF's from Smart Meters
Child Brain Tumor - Huge Increases
50% increase in brain tumors in children in the UK in 10 years + 40% in Denmark, Finland explosion - the phenomenon in France - 30/05/2012
China Safety?

China has begun testing smart-grid technology that could eventually be deployed nationwide to make the delivery of electricity more reliable and efficient. It might also serve as a way to deliver high-speed Internet, TV, and telephony to the farthest reaches of the country.The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) is running the smart-grid project using passive optical networking (PON) technology—a high-bandwidth data wiring that can be run inside electric power cables without interference. Around 86,000 premises in China have so far been connected to the grid; if the project goes nationwide, it would cost around $2 billion to deploy.


While China is selling dangerous microwave smart meters around the world, they are testing a safe optical system for themselves. 
China is not normally noted for its concern for safety, so this may be a good indication of how dangerous and second class the North American wireless smart meter system really is!
Radiofrequency Heating of the Environment Seen by Radar
Nearly halfway down this page you will see radar images which show entire areas around microwave towers that are heating the environment. 
Smart Meter Awareness may appeal judge's dismissal of lawsuit ...

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Naperville by the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group, but left open an avenue of appeal.  Judge John Z. Lee granted the city's request for dismissal of the lawsuit, but did so without prejudice, allowing NSMA to file an amended complaint by April 5.

"This is actually a good thing for us," NSMA attorney Doug Ibendahl said. "Most lawsuits go through amended complaints."


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Monday, March 25, 2013

Smart Meters Causing Strokes? / Trying / Shielding / smart meters a hoax / letters / ruining health / Valerie Harper / incubators / Opt Out / Wi Fi / Phone vs. Heart /

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

26 March 2013

Smart Meters Causing Strokes?
West Kelowna man claims Smart Meters are killing him

Trying to change minds in smart-meter debate

First of all, let's not speak irrationally, let's make sure the studies are there.' ... He's helped our image as an organization."
RF Shielding Lecture
University ofCalifornia 18 April 2013
National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy calls smart meters a hoax

"The smart meter is a canard - a story or a hoax based on specious and
grandiose claims about energy benefits ostensibly derived from the promise
of 'two-way' communication with the customer.  ...  These energy benefits
have not been delivered, or have been only minimally delivered by the meter
networks.  The present smart meter focus is wholly misguided for reasons
that are technical, economic, privacy related, public health-related, and
structural (i.e., related to a dysfunctional industry/market structure)."

"The [smart] meter networks squander vast sums of money, create enormous
risks to privacy and security, introduce known and still unknown possible
risks to public health, and sour the public on the true promise of the smart
grid.  Data to be collected by the smart meters, including intimate personal
details of citizens' lives, is not necessary to the basic purpose of the
smart grid ... Instead, the meter data is serving to create an extraneous
market for consumer data mining and advertising ..."

"The [smart] meter has come to symbolize a 'bait-and-switch' situation,
mainly to the benefit the utility industry and its vendors as well as to
politicians and bureaucrats.  In their present form, smart meters offer few
or no benefits to consumers, but pose significant risks and costs to them
and to society."
Two very interesting open letters

Finland Created: 16 Mar 2013
Please, see these two very interesting open letters from Jean Michaël Drouin, in Finland, sent during the recent days. They concentrate on the legal issues around non-voluntary invasive effects of microwaves from Smart Meters.

Dear Mr. Ari Järveläinen and Mr Ilkka Vainikka of the Finnish Police in Lappeenranta, Dear Mrs Johanna Alatalo and Mrs Karoliina Hyvärinen, lawyers of the City of Lappeenranta, and Mrs Sanna Natunen of the Health Committee of the City of Lappeenranta.

In all my previous emails, I have mainly brought to the attention of all responsible persons the effect of additional microwave caused by Smart Meters on human health. In the coming emails I will bring to your attention other aspects of Smart Meters that causes a threat to each and every citizen's privacy and that may cause a potential threat to the strategic defence of Finland.

In my statement and my request to the Finnish police for protection, I wished to keep things simple and not complicate the case with these considerations. However, I feel it is now time and necessary to bring these matters regarding our privacy and the defense of the country to the fore. I shall, therefore and as from now on, also bring all these inter related issues to the attention of the military authorities of Finland as well as to the Finnish Security Intelligence Service.

However, meanwhile, I see it appropriate to ask all three of you (i.e. Mr Järveläinen, Mr Vainikka and Mrs Alatalo) some fundamental questions in regard to this technology:

Are you aware of those additional threats (citizen's privacy and the strategic defence) and did the police took these aspects into consideration in their investigation?

Did you, Mrs Johanna Alatalo and Mrs Karoliina Hyvänen, as the lawyers of City of Lappeenranta, have take these two issues stated above in 1 into consideration when the City gave the green light to adopt such a technology?

Is the police, the city of Lappeenranta and the Republic of Finland aware that a foreign (i.e. non-Finnish) third party corporate entity will have access to the private data regarding our information and consumption? Do you understand that I legally refuse that any data concerning even our mere consumption of electricity or any other utility (water or heat) be made available to any foreign entity located either outside or inside Finland?
Are all four of you aware enough that this system is extremely vulnerable to hackers from foreign countries and/or organisations that could NOT be very easily brought to justice in Finland.
Under the law, how is it possible that corporate companies are allowed to implemented their plans well before the matter is discussed and debated in society? Why this inversion of things?
The utility suppliers are operating and installing their Smart Meters based on their own internal Industry Regulations and Standards, not on the law from Finlex. When are you going to provide me and my family with the Finlex Law?
I contend that the utility companies like Lpr Energia Oy have acted illegally in installing these microwave emitting Smart Meters on the simple basis that there is no law allowing them to legally install these irradiating devices. I challenge you all to contest this contention and statement but only if you come around with the relevant document from Finlex.

Hoping to hear from you very soon on all the above 7 issues (In dark red) and, of course all the questions in the 13 notes (in dark red) in the other my open letter text below after my signature which I sent you four days ago on the 8th of March 2013,

Awaiting your prompt acknowledgement of this electronic letter and also your prompt reply soon,

Yours very truly,

Kornetinkatu 4 C 16
53810 Lappeenranta.

Dear Mr. Ari Järveläinen and Mr Ilkka Vainikka of the Finnish Police in Lappeenranta,

Please pay close attention to the following points and, as you have conducted a thorough investigation already, please answer each and everyone of the questions (in dark red) below, thank you:

Lpr Energia Oy has already partially installed Non-Ionising Microwave irradiating Smart Meters within our immediate living environment despite our initial opposition made by me, JEAN MICHAEL DROUIN of Kornetinkatu 4 C 16, 53810 Lappeenranta, as early as the 8th of February 2013 in a statement written by me on the same day at the police station in Lappeenranta. Do you or anyone in the police know the nature of these irradiations and how they can and do affect the health of human being to point of causing Leukemia and other forms of cancer or debilitating illnesses like EHS i.e ElectroHyperSensitivity (290 000 people in Sweden have been diagnosed as EHS and are officially compensated by the swedish State)? If you do not know, please investigate, document and educate yourself about it on the internet (search for Smart Meters & Health) to begin with, not only from STUK which is only measuring the thermal effects on human beings and not the biological effects on human health, as they should. As you would certainly agree with me: Human beings are not thermometers but complex biological beings (whether they wear a uniform or not).
You both, Mr Ari Järveläinen and Mr Ilkka Vainikka, concluded in a Police document dated 18th of February after a so-called investigation, that there was NO CRIME involved. How can the police conduct any investigation if it does not at all get in contact with the person who made the statement in the first place and ask for more relevant information from him or her?
Who are the people you both contacted to conduct this investigation ? (full names and contact details please)
And why you did not contact me for more information about these irradiating devices and how they affect our health in the long run?
Has the police investigated the lies told by Lpr Energia Oy to me and my wife? (We surely would have been glad to provide the police with proof of these lies should the police have been interested in contacting us during the investigation. We would still be glad to provide such proof any time.)
Do you know that there is absolutely NO LAW, NOT A SINGLE LAW in Finland, despite what you probably have been told, that gives the right to Lpr Energia Oy or any other utility (electricity, water or heat) supplier to use MICROWAVE Smart Meters that is irradiating people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year? If you find some document it would be either an an Industry Regulation Directive or something of this kind but NOT A LAW. Even in the Act from the Parliament there is no mention of microwave irradiation!
Lpr Energia Oy has and still intend to continue to BREACH THE PEACE OF MY WIFE, MY TWO CHILDREN, MY BABY AND MYSELF. I have asked the finnish police to maintain and protect THIS PEACE which Lpr Energia Oy intended and has breached by partially installing without our consent the Smart Meters. Under the law, I/we have the right to defend ourselves from these irradiations by opposing the installing of these Smart Meters. Under the law, Corporate rights CANNOT be above Human Rights . In other words, under the law, a corporate entity like Lpr Energia Oy CANNOT have more rights than human beings, especially if those human beings do not give their consent. And I / we do not give consent. We have a contract with Lpr Energia Oy to supply us with electricity not with microwave irradiation. I hope you understand this very clear legal statement. So, why is the finnish police protecting the corporate entity instead of bone and flesh human beings and their health? Does the police know that we have the right under the law to self protect ourselves?
Why does the police take the side of Lpr Energia Oy who is breaching our peace and not us who are the victims of this irradiation?
Under what law or laws, the police is acting to protect the installers not the human beings who are going to be irradiated? Kindly provide relevant Finlex documents, please. Thank you.
And under what law or laws is the police going to prevent me from protecting my family from these radiations? Again, kindly provide relevant Finlex documents, please. Thank you.
I am hereby informing the police that I will oppose the installers of Lpr Energia Oy or any other corporation in a spirit of self-defense and protection for the health of my family against the microwave irradiation. I oppose peacefully but oppose I will. Any violence used by any party, including the police against us will be regarded as assault and responsible parties will be sued in a court of law. Do you understand, Mr. Ari Järveläinen and Mr Ilkka Vainikka?
I am requesting that the police be on the premises to protect our peace and our health against the installation of these Smart Meters that would irradiate us all in the building, especially our children whose bedroom is just above the Meter Room. How is the police going to respond to this request?
Who (Full names and addresses please) at the police, at Lpr Energia Oy or Are Oy and at the City of Lappeenranta are going to take full responsibility and give full signed legal guarantee in writing to us about the so-called innocuity and harmlessness of these irradiating devices?

I, with my wife, HEIDI DROUIN, am awaiting your reply and answers to all of the above questions. Please do not ignore any of them. Thank you.

Yours very sincerely,

Kornetinkatu 4 C 16
53810 Lappeenranta.

Radiation ruining health: residents

Since the past two years, residents of a building in Chembur have been suffering from prolonged bouts of vertigo, sleeplessness, skin rashes and high blood pressure. The reason, residents allege, is the 35 mobile phone tower antennae atop buildings at a distance of less than 15 metres near the housing society.

Valerie Harper: brain cancer
Another celebrity suffers from brain cancer

EMFs can affect virtually all research projects that use incubators.

Nearly 30 people testified before the Economic Matters Committee in support of the Smart Meter Opt Out Bill, which is sponsored by republican Delegate Glen ...

Fight fat before WiFi in BC schools
Pretty useless / ignorant editorial about Wi Fi but some very interesting comments sent in by readers.
Dear Editor,
You have a major problem in your office – a staff writer who is  misleading the public, dare I say lying?  In his/her article the fact that the BCTF passed, by 50%!!, a motion to require accommodation for teachers who are sensitive to Wifi is not mentioned.  Instead the article tells people that teachers voted to ignore the risks of Wifi.
I ask for an immediate retraction of this article, and the publishing of one that presents the facts.  Teachers and parents have worked long and hard to get the health risks associated with wifi recognized and acknowledged.  Your "writer" obviously is either misinformed or completely biased. In either case, he should be reprimanded for not doing his job.
Your truly,
Sharon Noble
Victoria, BC
Your Phone vs. Your Heart
One measurable toll may be on our biological capacity to connect with other people.
The author speaks to how these devices rewire our brain for less empathy and can actually change gene expression - not only for mothers, but for their children.
France: Electromagnetic Waves: The Precautionary Principle Soon to be Applied in Schools

Voted 19 March 2013 at the French National Assembly (Lower House), an amendment of the law stipulates that the establishment of the digital educational program foreseen by "wired" connections, that is, Ethernet, rather than Wi-Fi, in order to protect children.

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Saturday, March 23, 2013

School Wi-Fi called possible cancer risk / Woman Shocked in Shower by Stray Voltage Wins $4 Million Lawsuit / EMR Action Day

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

23 March 2013


VANCOUVER ­- The BC Teachers' Federation could start considering exceptions for educators who don't want to be around Wi-Fi Internet systems in schools.
The union will now adopt the World Health Organization's stance on the effects of "radio frequency" and "electromagnetic" fields as a possible carcinogen, with the intention to "take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure."
For more details see:

Woman Shocked in Shower by Stray Voltage Wins $4 Million Lawsuit

Simona Wilson, 34, a single mother of three boys, has suffered from major medical problems as a result of "stray voltage" from a nearby substation.
EMR Action Day
April 21, 2013
Camp Grounded California
Safe camping?

Alberta Premier Alison Redford says she has been losing hearing in her right ear over the past 18 months.

Could it be from cell phone use?

Smart Meter Protest at Networked Grid 2013

Greentech Media's annual smart grid showcase, The Networked Grid 2013, got off to a interesting start Wednesday morning with industry speakers, new global smart grid research -- and a few anti-smart meter protesters crashing the party.


Residents Protesting Smart Grid Pilot in Worcester

Massachusetts residents are speaking out about National Grid's new Smart Grid pilot in Worcester, citing the program's possible health risks, privacy concerns, and costly implementation.
At Moki Sushi restaurant (left), diners placed at the front window table get radiated by three smart meters right next to them.

Intense terahertz pulses cause DNA damage and repair

Titova and colleagues have found evidence that intense, picosecond-duration pulses of terahertz radiation can actually cause DNA strands to break in human skin cells.
"Any agent that causes DNA damage has potential applications in cancer therapy," explains Titova.
Wi Fi Opponent Runs For School Board Seat
Morrison, a rare book dealer, filed a federal lawsuit against Portland Public Schools in 2011 to force officials to remove its wireless installations, claiming long-term exposure to Wi-Fi is detrimental to one's health.
French fashion firm develops EMF suit

Anin said the material could block 90 percent of electromagnetic waves and was timely given the move to 4G and widespread use of wireless and smartphones.
Victoria Jewett's article
As many of you discovered, Victoria Jewett's article vanished from the
New Mexican's website a few days after it was published.  The newspaper
was re-doing its website.  Here is the new link to her article:


Cellular Phone Task Force
Smart Dog (not EMF)

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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nationwide Violations of FCC Radiation Limits / How Smart Meters Affect Your Body

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

21 March 2013

Nationwide Violations of FCC Radiation Limits at Wireless Antenna Sites
Excellent investigative video by the EMR Policy Institute.
Please watch the embedded short video and send this out as widely as possible.  Our goal is to make this video go "viral".
How Smart Meters Affect Your Body

In this total absence of regulatory responsibility, Dr. Darren Schmidt of The Nutritional Healing Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan visually summarizes real-world data now being collected on negative health effects caused by installed "smart" meters.  Data and charts are both from his own patients' experiences and lab work; and the work of other independent researchers. The first 10 minutes are foundational information, then specific effects on humans are shown.

Please share this video especially with those who work in health and government.  Demand accountability.

Take back your power
Bee-harming pesticides escape proposed European ban

"Britain and Germany have caved in to the industry lobby and refused to ban bee-killing pesticides," said Iain Keith, at campaign group Avaaz. "Today's vote flies in the face of science and public opinion and maintains the disastrous chemical armageddon on bees, which are critical for the future of our food."

The chemical companies that dominate the billion-dollar neonicotinoid market, Bayer and Syngenta, were relieved.

Political and moral failure.

Nectar Quest: The 'Bees and Flowers Mutual Admiration Society' Under Threat

A new 30-year study from the University of Bristol in England has revealed that bees and flowers share a symbiotic relationship based on the electric currents each emits. This affects not only the pollination and proliferation of the plants, but also the nourishment of the bees and the hives.
Bees not only can sense the negative charge coming from flowers using color, shape, pattern and humidity, but are able to change the electrical charge to tell which ones contain nectar and if another bee has beat them to it.
Bees worldwide are threatened by a number of ecological and environmental factors, such as pesticides, fungi, GMOs and cell phone networks.
The world's food supply is threatened because bees and the way they pollinate and carry food to their hives is threatened.

Letter to the Press Democrat: PG&E Smart Meters vs. Sebastopol

PG&E met with the Press Democrat (PD) editorial board last week regarding Sebastopol's ban on Smart Meters. Following that meeting the PD printed two misinformed editorials, both heavy handed against Sebastopol.

Chris Coursey in "Feeling Sorry for Goliath" writes, "Meter readers are threatened with citations and fines for doing their jobs." This is wrong. Only installers have been warned not to deploy Smart Meters in Sebastopol. Meter readers love Sebastopol because they still have a job.

Coursey writes, "Sebastopol seems to be getting pulled around by the nose by a small group of anti-technology folks known as the Electromagnetic Field Safety Network." Our name is the EMF Safety Network and we are not anti-technology. We advocate the use of precaution with electromagnetic fields (EMF's) and radiofrequency radiation (RF) (wireless), and advocate corded and wired alternatives to protect public health and the environment. Our work is based on decades of science.

According to Coursey 10% of Sebastopol has opted out of Smart Meters. That means there are hundreds of people in Sebastopol that are concerned enough about Smart Meter hazards to pay PG&E's extortion fees not to have them.

Coursey states the World Health Organization (WHO) says there's no evidence of harm. Wrong again. In May of 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the WHO, classified wireless as a 2b carcinogen, same as DDT and lead.

Coursey says Sebastopol is rethinking its moratorium. The city manager stated there was "zero consideration" of repealing the ordinance.

In the other article, "Let's not wage war on PG&E workers", the editor stated Helen Burt, PG&E's chief customer officer said, "we don't want to be at war with our communities".

PG&E threatened a lawsuit against Sebastopol, refused to mark gas lines, and halted commercial work, including the $23 million Barlow project. These are strong-arm tactics and intimidation.

PG&E has been at war with many communities over the last three years. Since 2009 more than 50 California local jurisdictions have opposed Smart Meters, and fifteen have made the deployment illegal. Supervisor Carrillo asked for a moratorium, safety studies and a free opt-out. The PD even called for a moratorium!

PG&E responded by accelerating Smart Meter deployment and forcing installations, without informed consent or full disclosure about how the meters work, and what they are capable of, including surveillance and profiling. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is already discussing how to access the data Smart Meters collect and how to make it available to third parties.

In 2009, Bakersfield residents complained about skyrocketing bills and PG&E defended their Smart Meters as accurate. Two years later PG&E admitted billing errors due to Smart Meter defects.

In 2010, PG&E said Smart Meters transmit radiation once an hour. In 2011, the CPUC ordered PG&E to provide the specifications and PG&E admitted Smart Meters can transmit up to 190,000 times a day!

The head of PG&E's Smart Meter program was caught trying to  infiltrate our group by lying about his identity. The CPUC safety division investigated and found the spying was a system wide problem within PG&E.

PG&E and the CPUC have refused to address Smart Meter health and fire safety impacts.

Feel sorry for PG&E? I don't think so.

Sebastopol's unanimous decision to ban Smart Meters is applauded by many people in Sebastopol and beyond. According to Sebastopol's ordinance (available on their website), Smart Meter technology subjects residents to "privacy, security, health, accuracy and consumer fraud risks."

It's shameful the PD editors have been influenced by PG&E. The PD should be a source of accurate information, not more of PG&E's disinformation.

Sandi Maurer
PO BOX 1016
Sebastopol CA 95473

EMF Bulletin from Quebec
Electromagnetic waves kept away from schools

By Claire Feinstein written March 20, 2013
Protect children from electromagnetic waves: this is the spirit of the amendment voted by the National Assembly on 19 March 2013, as part of the bill for the "rebuilding the schools of the Republic."

The amendment states that the implementation of the public service provided by digital educational text should be
promoting connections "wired", that is to say with Ethernet rather than Wi-Fi

MPs environmentalists behind this amendment, wanted to "push the state and local governments to protect children, especially younger ones, the influence of waves" in the name of precaution.

This is the first time in France that the precautionary principle will be implemented for children.

The question of the danger of electromagnetic waves is still debate. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified these waves potentially carcinogenic.
But a report by the National Health Security (handles), published in 2009, he departed danger.

The debate today is rekindled by a study of the European Agency for the Environment, published in January 2013. In this work, the European authority recommends wider use of the "precautionary principle" for some technologies. She recalls in particular that call while driving could increase the risk of brain cancer.
When moving the phone from a base station to another, a large amount of harmful waves are captured and could favor the occurrence of tumors.

Though so far no causal link has not yet been scientifically proven, according to the European Agency for the Environment, the signs should not be ignored. Reduce our exposure to electromagnetic waves has thus become a precautionary principle which can only be beneficial.


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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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11 March 2013


Victoria B.C.- School District 61 Ignoring Children's Safety

by Walt McGinnis - Canada Citizens News Network - March 08, 2013

School Board Violates Conflict of Interest Guidelines in Wi Fi Hearings

By appointing a  WiFi industry insider to chair their Wi Fi hearings the process was a sham. Staff and trustees arranged to bury evidence that WiFi  radiation  is dangerous. They  collaborated to ram through their corporate backed agenda to force students and staff to be exposed to a  Class 2 carcinogen. Those involved in the scam and the cover-up must be fired  and forced to resign.

In 2010, parents and teachers living in Victoria British Columbia raised concerns about the planned installation of wireless internet technology in their schools. In response the Board of Education created a WiFi Committee and scheduled hearings with submissions from the public. In late 2010, George Ambeault, long-time secretary/ treasurer of SD 61 was named as the chairman of the WiFi hearings committee by the school board.

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Naperville - City Surpresses Evidence and Expert Testimony

Isn't this a conflict of interest? By preventing NSMA from intervening on behalf of 1,000's of Naperville residents, they are preventing cross-examination of Mark Curran and perhaps other utility associates, as well as their paid contractor West Monroe Partners.  Further, the ability to bring in evidence and expert witnesses that counter the City's highly marketed position. What is the City afraid of? Could it be the truth?
Slay the Deficit - and Canadian Citizens, at what cost?

At the same time, this auction could represent a significant financial windfall for the federal government, which is desperately trying to slay the deficit. Some analysts have suggested Ottawa could make roughly $6-billion from the 700 MHz auction – although those proceeds would likely be spread over a decade.

The 700 MHz frequency is highly prized by carriers because of its ability to travel long distances and penetrate buildings (and more people).
The Minister shows no concern for the adverse health effects that are likely to occur.
Israeli scientists find possible link between cellphone use, thyroid cancer

Findings are 'first evidence of changes in thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation' says researcher, 'but drawing sweeping conclusions ... is still far off.'


Israeli scientists have reported preliminary findings of a possible link between the radiation from cellphones and thyroid cancer. There has been a steep rise in rates of thyroid cancer in recent years in Western countries.

The Israeli research, conducted at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva and at Tel Aviv University, identified evidence for the first time of the possible connection between the rise in thyroid cancer cases to the increased exposure to radiation emitted by cellphones.

In one experiment, human thyroid cells collected from healthy patients were subjected to radiation with a device, designed for the study, that simulates the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cellphones. The irradiated thyroid cells proliferated at a much higher, statistically significant rate than non-irradiated cells in the control group

A second experiment, using different methods and materials, gave similar results.

The research was conducted in the Felsenstein Medical Research Center, part of the Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University and the Rabin Medical Center. Prof. Raphael Feinmesser, head of Beilinson's Ear, Nose and Throat Department was the lead researcher.

The findings will be presented for the first time this weekend at the annual conference of the Israeli Society of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, in Eilat.

"The findings are the first evidence of changes in thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation," said Feinmesser. "But drawing sweeping conclusions as to a connection between cellphone radiation and thyroid cancer is still far off."

The scientific community is divided as to the connection between cellular radiation and cancer. One opinion is that because cellular radiation is non-ionizing and incapable of causing changes in cellular DNA, it cannot cause cancer. But in recent years evidence has mounted from epidemiological studies indicating a relationship between increased exposure to cellular radiation and cancerous growths, especially in the brain and the salivary glands.

"The thyroid gland is located in the neck, but the area is located the same distance from the ear as the regions of the brain where [cancerous] growths have been diagnosed as being related to the use of the [cellular] devices. This is a region that is not far from the center of the device's radiation," said Feinmesser.

The incidence of thyroid cancer has been on the rise in Israel for more than a decade, which matches the rise in the use of cellphones.

Thyroid cancer is three times more common in women than men. It is the fourth most common form of cancer among Jewish women in Israel, at 16.6 cases per 100,000 people. The three most common forms of cancer for women are cancer of the breast, colon and cervix.

Among Israeli Arab women the rate of thyroid cancer is 11.6 cases per 100,000, and it is the third most common cancer.

From 1990 to 2007 there was a 67-percent rise in thyroid cancer rates among Jewish women, and a 250 percent increase among Arab women, Health Ministry figures show. For men, the rise from 2000 is more moderate, but still shows a 41 percent increase in thyroid cancer rates for Jewish men.

"One of the explanations is that the rise is related to better technical methods of early detection of these growths, which have been developed in recent years. But other research shows that even after neutralizing this influence a rise in these growths still remains," said Feinmesser.

Just this week it was reported that mobile operator Partner Communications (Orange ) reached a settlement with a customer who claims he contracted cancer after using the company's cellphones. The customer, who is in his 50s, sued Partner in May, claiming that intensive use of the device resulted in an aggressive lymphoma near his left ear. Partner agreed to pay NIS 400,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

Electromagnetic Fields and Human Health
January 20, 2013 the International EMF Alliance gave a presentation in the European Commission for the "Workshop on Risk Communication - Electromagnetic Fields and Human Health" the European Commission invited the International EMF Alliance for the Stakeholder Dialogue Group on EMF.

The conclusions:
1. Regarding the protection of the general public from potential effects of EMF, the EU Treaties give the primary responsibility to the Member States and do not confer the Commission competence to legislate. The Council Recommendation on EMF exposure limits (1999/519/EC) was adopted to propose a common protective framework to guide the action of Member States in the hope to bring coherence among the various national approaches. Following the subsidiarity principle (apart from workers' protection), the role of the EU institutions is limited to provision of independent scientific advice (SCENIHR's work) and to coordination and harmonization of the Member States policies as well as promotion of the best practices.

2. Regarding the risk communication approaches presented at the Workshop, it is apparent that there is a need for interaction between different jurisdictions. This should increase the clarity and the effectiveness of the message for the general public. Therefore, the participants of the Workshop expressed their interest in continuing the Dialogue in its current configuration (stakeholders and member states representatives) on the same, risk-communication theme.

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International EMF Alliance
Alex Swinkels, Netherlands