Thursday, June 18, 2015

WEEP News / Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians - Report / Berkeley "Right to Know" / BC Hydro sues / Template for Non Consent / AT&T $100 million fine.

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18 June 2015

Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians
 Please find herein a link to a Portable Document Version of the 13th
 Report of the Standing Committee on Health entitled: "Radiofrequency
 electromagnetic radiation and the health of

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 Comité permanent de la Santé intitulé : « Le rayonnement
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Report Tabled
On Tuesday June 9th, 2015 the Standing Committee on Health, who's mandate is to study and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, and operation of Health Canada, unanimously adopted the final report of their study into Health Canada's Safety Code 6. 

Yesterday, on June 17th, 2015, the Chair of the HESA panel MP Ben Lobb read and tabled the below final 12 HESA recommendations into the House of Commons, requesting that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report. As the current Government goes on summer break on June 19th, 2015, followed by the federal election in October, it will be the new Government that is elected that will be responding.


Recommendation 1
That the Government of Canada, in collaboration with the health departments of the provinces and territories, examine existing cancer data collection methods to improve the collection of information relating to wireless device use and cancer.
Recommendation 2
That Statistics Canada consider including questions related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the Canadian Community Health Survey.
Recommendation 3
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into electromagnetic hypersensitivity testing, diagnosis and treatment, and its possible impacts on health in the workplace.
Recommendation 4
That the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the World Health Organization consider updating their guidelines and continuing education materials regarding the diagnosis and treatment of electromagnetic hypersensitivity to ensure they are based on the latest scientific evidence and reflect the symptoms of affected Canadians.
Recommendation 5
That the Government of Canada continue to provide reasonable accommodations for environmental sensitivities, including electromagnetic hypersensitivity, as required under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Recommendation 6
That Health Canada ensure the openness and transparency of its processes for the review of Safety Code 6, so that all Canadians have an opportunity to be informed about the evidence considered or excluded in such reviews, that outside experts are provided full information when doing independent reviews, and that the scientific rationale for any change is clearly communicated.


Recommendation 7
That the Government of Canada establish a system for Canadians to report potential adverse reactions to radiofrequency fields.
Recommendation 8
That an independent scientific body recognized by Health Canada examine whether measures taken and guidelines provided in other countries, such as France and Israel, to limit the exposure of vulnerable populations, including infants, and young children in the school environment, to radiofrequencies should be adopted in Canada.
Recommendation 9
That the Government of Canada develop an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wireless technologies, such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and home to ensure that Canadian families and children are reducing risks related to radiofrequency exposure.
Recommendation 10
That Health Canada conduct a comprehensive review of all existing literature relating to radiofrequency fields and carcinogenicity based on international best practices.
Recommendation 11
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into the link between radiofrequency fields and potential health effects such as cancer, genetic damage, infertility, impairment to development and behaviour, harmful effects to eyes and on the brain, cardiovascular, biological and biochemical effects.
Recommendation 12
That the Government of Canada and manufacturers consider policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation emitting devices to children under the age of 14, in order to ensure they are aware of the health risks and how they can be avoided.
I thank you for your continued support and actions over the past three years that has help make this possible. There is much more work to do over the summer and come October to ensure these recommendations are acted upon, however this is a BIG step in the right direction. 

Frank Clegg

Note - We owe great thanks to C4ST, the witnesses and all who assisted with these hearings!

Berkeley Adopts Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance on Unanimous Vote


BC Hydro sues Vancouver landlord over refusing smart meters

He said BC Hydro can install the meters anytime, provided they agree to certain conditions, including guaranteeing the safety of devices and covering any loss of revenue.   


Letter to CBC News

Hydro suing Vancouver Landlord because they can't prove meters are safe

Dear Sir or Madam, 

This lawsuit is the height of harassment.  All Mr. Jackanin has ever asked for is proof that the smart meters are safe. Many people have been asking for this same proof before agreeing to having one put on their homes, and BC Hydro has harassed, bullied, and lied. People have been threatened with loss of power during the cold winter, despite having young children or being ill. People have been pushed around verbally and physically. Homes and personal property have been damaged. Yet BC Hydro faces no retribution by either the BCUC or the government.

There is serious evidence from independent scientists that RF radiation is harmful. It is a 2b carcinogen like lead, DDT, HIV and many industrial chemicals. Hundreds of independent scientists have performed thousands of peer reviewed studies showing that prolonged exposure can cause various types of health problems ranging from sleep and neurological disorders, to fertility and cardiac problems,  even DNA damage and cancer. I would be happy to share a huge library of studies I've collected over the years, or to put you in touch with some of the world renowned scientists who are warning us that RF/microwave radiation should be avoided.

Also there have been fires and many failures with the meters overheating and melting. These are made of combustible plastic where analogs were made of glass and metal. The ITRON meters contain lithium metal batteries, which are being banned by many airlines. They can explode and burn when heated as they will be when sitting in the summer sun, or exposed to moisture like condensation. They have remote disconnect switches which were found to be the cause of fires in places like Saskatchewan and Oregon.

Further the meters are being put into a meter base that was designed and certified to hold an analog (non electrical) meter and not an electrical digital or smart meter. As far as we know these meters have not been certified safe as is required by law. Utility equipment is exempt from CSA certification on the condition that it is certified by a professional electrical engineer licensed by BC. ( ) When asked for this certification BC Hydro said they don't have one.

In Texas there have been many ITRON Openway smart meters (the same used in BC)  that have burned. In a lawsuit testimony described how the meter blades were thinner than the analog which caused a gap which led to arcing and fires.  page 8  Design flaws led to "palettes" of burned meters, but customers were to be told it was their meter base that caused the problem.

Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms says that no government or government agency can force us to use something for which there is justifiable reason for concern. There definitely is reason for concern and Mr. Jackanin is right to protect his tenants and the owner's property.

If you would like more information about anything that I've said, please let me know.


Sharon Noble

Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

If you have a smart meter installation dispute or wish to have one removed, this information may help you!
Template for Non Consent and Removal of Smart Meters
Those who explicitly or implicitly (i.e. through failure to act) violate laws and your rights are liable individually if you contractually default them using a process such as this — in which you state the violations, demand your constitutional rights be upheld, state your terms, and provide an affidavit of facts which you affirm to be true. An unrebutted affidavit becomes judgment in commerce.
AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its 'unlimited' data -Internet Speed

The Washington Post June 17, 2015
This isn't the first time AT&T's unlimited data policy has landed the company in hot water. The Federal Trade Commission sued the telecom company in October, alleging that 3.5 million users had their Internet service slowed to dial-up speeds an average of 12 days every month.

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