Keep your eye on website as it transitions to one of complete access to much information promised! The truth will set us all free! Tami
Radiation concerns and remedies for west coast and elsewhere! Posted Feb 22/17
Update 2017-02-10 TV company guilty of spying on customers & Health risks! posted Feb 12/17
1) Telecoms are promoting and planning implementation of 5G devices near our homes, perhaps even in the microcells being put on poles outside our homes. Little research has been done on 5G frequencies, but one study shows that the effects could be extremely dangerous. We are electrical beings and even our sweat glands seem to be perfect antennae for 5G. Here is a letter written by one of the participants in the study to the FCC warning about the dangers.
A simple video re. 5G. I think this is something that could be useful when having to explain why Telus is putting microcells throughout every neighbourhood.
2) A member found a government document charging Vizio with capturing and sharing personal data via their televisions, etc. By reading this, it seems that Vizio captures data not only via “smart” TVs but also has via software loaded remotely on TVs that were not initially capable of doing this.
“The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that Vizio used 11 million televisions to spy on its customers. The television maker agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case with the FTC and the New Jersey attorney general’s office after the agencies accused it of secretly collecting — and selling — data about its customers’ locations, demographics and viewing habits.”
3) In Michigan, lawmakers are trying to allow people to keep their analog meters without an opt out fee being charged, thus protecting consumers from the power of a monopoly. Where are our politicians who are supposed to be protecting us?
“Rep. Glenn tells News 10 the choice should be up to the home owner.
“As long as those utilities are a state privilege monopoly given the right exclusively to deliver electricity, then we are going to protect homeowners from that kind of monopoly policy,” said Rep. Glenn. “Trying to force certain technology on homeowners against their will or if they refuse to have it installed, charge them.”
4) Laptops (and other wireless devices) should not be put near the body. Many studies have shown that fertility in men is negatively affected by exposure to microwave radiation via any device, such as having cell phones in pockets or putting laptops on laps.
“Today laptops are a great tool for education and learning, work and personal multimedia. Millions of men, especially those in the reproductive age, are frequently using their laptop computers on the lap (thigh). Over the past several years, our lab has focused on the health effects of exposure to different sources of electromagnetic fields such as cellular phones, mobile base stations, mobile phone jammers, laptop computers, radars, dentistry cavitrons and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Our own studies as well as the studies performed by other researchers indicate that using laptop computers on the lap adversely affects the male reproductive health. When it is placed on the lap, not only the heat from a laptop computer can warm men’s scrotums, the electromagnetic fields generated by laptop’s internal electronic circuits as well as the Wi-Fi Radiofrequency radiation hazards (in a Wi-Fi connected laptop) may decrease sperm quality.”
5) Incident rate of glioblastoma (the type of brain cancer often associated with cell phones) is increasing in UK while other forms are reducing.
“The incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most virulent and deadly type of brain cancer, is going up in the U.K., while the incidence there of other types of malignant brain tumors are declining, according to some newly published raw data.”
6) Reminder: if you haven’t already, please sign the WHO petition and share the document with your friends, relatives, MP and MLA. It is urgent that there is a huge number of signatures to show to the UN and WHO that people of the world are extremely concerned about the lack of protection and accurate information provided by WHO. Please remind everyone to sign just once to keep the count credible.
The document can also be downloaded here – and it’s probably best to use this link if you share it:
Sent: February 8, 2017 11:24 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; ‘Jane.Philpott <Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca>; justin trudeau <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
Subject: Fwd: Elected Officials in Canada Lack the Guts to Protect Their Children, Families, Homes!
Dear Dr. Kendall, PM Trudeau, Minister Philpott, Premier Clark:
I receive copies of these letters from Mr. Flynn. I understand that Canada Safety Code 6 says that emf levels of cell phones, smart meters and such are safe. However, as a person, who has developed a sensitivity to emfs, from house wiring, cell phones, portable phones, fluorescent lights, computers, and wi-fi in so many establishments, I think it is imperative that Canada Safety Code 6 be reviewed and adjusted to protect us.
I can no longer eat in most restaurants, because of the wi-fi I feel going through my head. One restaurant was kind enough to turn off the large thin screened tv, so I was able to enjoy a birthday celebration. I had to leave a restaurant with wi-fi and go to another restaurant across the street, without wi-fi to have a meal in Nanaimo. I felt dizzy and ill in a HomeHardware store, while standing under the fluorescent lights, so I had to leave. I go out so seldom now that I forget to watch for these things, until I feel affected and realize what I am exposed to. When I have to go on the ferry, it is very difficult to find a seat that is not under or close to fluorescent lights. Even the hospital, doctor and dental offices leave me feeling dizzy, with brain fog. My doctor acknowledges that my symptoms are in keeping with those of people who are negatively affected by emfs.
So, when Mr. Flynn repeatedly sends these E-mails, and I get the impression that no one is listening, I am very concerned. It suggests that no one in government is watching out for people like me. We are the proverbial canaries in the mines. We are likely the ones, who already have our immune systems compromised from other toxic sources in our environment. The worse toxic exposure for me was mercury poisoning from dental work, first when mercury amalgams were put into my mouth, and afterwards, when some were removed without following proper protocol procedures. Mercury amalgams were thought to be ok at one time. Now, they are seldom, if ever, used in Canada. Likewise, emf exposure, at the increasing rate we witness has already been found to be harmful. Only, our safety code has not been brought up to date.
Would you please call upon our Canadian Government to revisit Safety Code 6, to examine the latest, unbiased research, and ensure protection for people like me, especially in public places. But, also, bear in mind, I worry about my grandchildren, exposed to cell phones and computers, in their homes and in schools. I hesitate to phone families, where the only phone they can afford is one cell phone, and not a “land” phone. I no longer keep in contact, as much as I used to a few years ago. And, worse, I cannot travel to visit, as it requires being cooped up in a vehicle, air, bus, train, where there is no relief from any emf exposure. Motels and hotels are out, as well. I paid for a room in a house supplied for hospital families and had to sleep in my car, because the room I had was full of electric waves. When I leave such environments, I feel better.
I understand that our society has become so intertwined with electric appliances and technology. There probably is a conflict of interest that arises in making decisions. Do we disband all sources of emfs, or do we at least mitigate, by narrowing the levels of emf exposure? Surely, we can do that in schools and areas where emf exposure is not absolutely necessary. In hospitals, might we consider that such widespread use of wi-fi is detrimental to the health of the very people, whose health is already compromised and for the people, who are there to care for the sick? They are being exposed daily for many hours at a time.
I linger at the computer, which is not good for me, because I wish to plea for a healthier environment, not just for me, but for others, for whom it might take longer for their health to be eroded. I ask for babies in the womb, for little children, who are increasingly coming into this world with cancer.
I am asking each of you to tell me what you can do to make our environment healthier with less emf exposure. What will you do to have Safety Code 6 reviewed and brought up to date to provide more protection, as has been done in other countries?
“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse” Edmund Burke
Update 2017-02-07 Major document: WHO guilty of allowing wireless radiation to cause irreparable harm. important petition join in! Posted Feb 9/17
Due to weather issues my return home was delayed from Saturday until Monday midnight. It will take me awhile to catch up on emails and update information.
1) One of our members, Olga Sheean, has written a very important document and petition to the WHO. Please consider signing and sharing with friends and relatives, and with your local media. The WHO is key in allowing the proliferation of RF and the inaccurate, misleading information behind which Health Canada and Dr. Perry Kendall can hide. If we wish to make our environment and homes safer, WHO must be forced to acknowledged independent science. Please, do not sign again if you have signed already.
Please find attached the WHO document I’ve been working on for the past two months. Hard copies have been delivered to WHO and the UN, and I’m now sending it out to my lists and the various networks worldwide.
It would be wonderful if you could share it with your contacts and any other orgs, media, MPs or government agencies you feel should see it.
The document can also be downloaded here – and it’s probably best to use this link if you share it:
I’ll be e-mailing it to my media list, as will other contacts around the world. If we can get mainstream media coverage on this, it will make all the difference.
Many thanks in advance for your help with this.
2) “Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are uniquely vulnerable to various brain-related impacts of screen time. These electronic “side effects” include hyperarousal and dysregulation—what I call Electronic Screen Syndrome—as well as technology addiction, to video games, internet, smartphones, social media, and so on.”
3) In Europe industry people are admitting there are many problems associated with smeters and that they are not needed for a “smart” grid. In BC and the rest of No. America this is one of the primary justifications for this expensive, dangerous device.
“A transition to an intelligent electricity grid in Europe can take place without smart meters, industry players have said, in comments that will embarrass the European Commission, which pushed a Europe-wide plan to roll out smart meters years ago…
The actual benefits of smart meters were also questioned at the conference, as several member states have done previously. Germany, for instance, has decided not to have a national roll-out plan at all, running counter to requirements laid out in EU legislation.”
4) In Ontario there has been talk about privatizing Hydro One due to debts, and people are fighting this potential action. In BC many suspect this is the goal of the Liberals – drive the once proud provincial jewel into debt by making expensive deals with corporate friends that are unnecessary and of no benefit to the BC rate/tax payers and then claim that a sale would be the best action. This would leave the public with the debt and no assets.
“First, the Liberals said they had no intention of privatizing the utility. A blue-ribbon advisory panel tasked with looking into government assets, agreed.
Then the Liberals changed their minds and said they would sell 60 per cent of Hydro One, effectively transforming it into a private monopoly. The blue ribbon panel obligingly agreed to that as well.
In December 2015, following the sale of the first chunk of Hydro One shares, the Liberal Party held an “appreciation” event to which they invited all those who had profited from the privatization. The 24 who showed up demonstrated their appreciation by donating $7,500 each to the Liberals.”
From: Jerry Flynn
Sent: February 6, 2017 2:34 PM
Subject: FW: BC Hydro’s Frightening Proposal to City of Vancouver to Build Electrical Substation(s) Beneath a City-Center Public School and Park
Board of Directors,
Real Estate Association of BC
Please beware. Should BC Hydro be permitted to go ahead with its proposal (to build one or more electrical substations over top of a public school and park in downtown Vancouver/Yaletown) the City of Vancouver should expect, as a minimum:
· Land and real estate values will fall, significantly if not drastically!
· Neighboring home prices will fall (within, say, a minimum of 1/2 Km of a substation)!
· Within 10 years (the typical latency period for most major diseases) the population in and around that area – and those working at the school and the students – will start experiencing significant new diseases.
· Within 10 years, house sales, at reduced prices, will start to appear in and around that community as people become aware of the underground substations. See: 1) https://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10182/4098/EMR_is_genotoxic.pdf?sequence=1 and, 2) http://rezamusic.yolasite.com/HF-EMR-DANGERS.php
Jerry Flynn (my BIO is shown below)
From: Jerry Flynn
Sent: February-06-17 7:00 AM
To: ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ <email@example.com>
Cc: ‘Christy Clark’ <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ‘JAG.Minister@gov.bc.ca’ <JAG.Minister@gov.bc.ca>; ‘Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca’ <Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Colin.Carrie@parl.gc.ca’ <Colin.Carrie@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Don.Davies@parl.gc.ca’ <Don.Davies@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Luc.Theriault@parl.gc.ca’ <Luc.Theriault@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca’ <Jody.Wilson-Raybould@parl.gc.ca>; ‘David.Anderson@parl.gc.ca’ <David.Anderson@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Rheal.Fortin@parl.gc.ca’ <Rheal.Fortin@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Dianne.Watts@parl.gc.ca’ <Dianne.Watts@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Matthew.Dube@parl.gc.ca’ <Matthew.Dube@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Louis.Plamondon@parl.gc.ca’ <Louis.Plamondon@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Louis.Plamondon@parl.gc.ca’ <Louis.Plamondon@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca’ <Justin.Trudeau@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Tony.Clement@parl.gc.ca’ <Tony.Clement@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Michel.Boudrias@parl.gc.ca’ <Michel.Boudrias@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Kirsty.Duncan@parl.gc.ca’ <Kirsty.Duncan@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Marilyn.Gladu@parl.gc.ca’ <Marilyn.Gladu@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Kennedy.Stewart@parl.gc.ca’ <Kennedy.Stewart@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Gabriel.Ste-Marie@parl.gc.ca’ <Gabriel.Ste-Marie@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Sheila.Malcolmson@parl.gc.ca’ <Sheila.Malcolmson@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Monique.Pauze@parl.gc.ca’ <Monique.Pauze@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Marc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca’ <Marc.Garneau@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Catherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca’ <Catherine.McKenna@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Robert.Sopuck@parl.gc.ca’ <Robert.Sopuck@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Rachael.Harder@parl.gc.ca’ <Rachael.Harder@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Ralph.Goodale@parl.gc.ca’ <Ralph.Goodale@parl.gc.ca>
Subject: BC Hydro’s Frightening Proposal to City of Vancouver to Build Electrical Substation(s) Beneath a City-Center Public School and Park
February 5, 2017
Timothy E. McGee, QC
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
The Law Society of British Columbia
845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 4Z9
Dear Mr. McGee,
Re – BC Hydro’s Frightening Proposal to City of Vancouver to Build Electrical Substation(s) Beneath a Public School and Park
Notwithstanding your own personal employment as an executive with some of North America’s largest and most successful wireless and telecom companies, I am contacting you here hoping that, once you and your Executive Team have read this, your chapter will deem that this is an extraordinary, unprecedented health and legal issue which deserves national exposure.
You may be aware that there exists – and has for many decades – two diametrically opposite views concerning the ‘safety’ of the electric and magnetic field (EMF) radiation that is emitted by all radio frequency (RF) and extremely low frequency (ELF) powerline (60 Hz) EMFs which are emitted by radio frequency transmitters – even some baby monitors, by electric utility infrastructure, and are present in everyday residential electricity, i.e., in anything in which 60 Hz alternating current electricity flows. The Government of BC’s ill-advised ‘Smart’ meters, which it mandated to be fitted on every inhabited dwelling in BC, and the tsunami of aftermarket ‘Smart’ appliances now beginning to flood the market will in time prove especially hazardous to the health and well-being of the occupants, and deprive families of the privacy and sense of security to which all people are entitled in their home.
I am an 81-year old retired Canadian Armed Forces captain who spent 22 of my 26+ years in the ‘Forces’ in Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), the former of which included two years in National Defense Headquarters (NDHQ) Ottawa, in the Directorate of Electronic Warfare (DEW). In EW I worked closely with U.S. and NATO army EW units; attended a major NATO army EW officers’ course in Anzio, Italy, and participated in a major NATO army EW field exercise in Germany. I accepted invitations to visit both the U.S. Pentagon and, subsequently, Fort Bragg, North Carolina (the US Army’s principal EW base). Earlier still, I conducted Radio Warfare/EW at sea aboard two Canadian warships. In SIGINT, I was the Executive Officer and Operations Officer for two years at one of Canada’s largest and most sensitive radio intelligence-gathering stations, where I employed some 200+ specially-trained radio operators who conducted both COMINT and ELINT under my direction. Throughout this period, I worked closely with the USA’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ. For the past eight-plus years I have worked tirelessly to expose today’s pandemic corruption and lies!
Being sensitive to your time constraints, allow me to offer just four recent warnings, all of which have been ignored by BC’s Provincial Health Officer, BC’s Minister of Health, Canada’s Chief PHO, Health Canada’s own Radiation Protection Bureau and the WHO itself:
• On July 9, 2015, 53 EMF scientists from 18 countries condemned Safety Code 6 and called on Health Canada to intervene to: “Help avoid an emerging health crisis”! http://www.albany.edu/ihe/assets/Scientist_Declaration.pdf
• Since May of 2015, at least 220 of the world’s top EMF scientists from 41 countries have signed the International EMF Scientists Appeal. Addressed to the Director General of the UN, to all UN-member countries and to the Director General of the WHO, calling on all leaders to: “Protect mankind and wildlife from electro-magnetic fields and wireless technology.” http://www.iemfa.org/emf-scientist-appeal-to-the-united-nations/
• In 2015, more than one 140 physicians, scientists and public health professionals from around the world expressed their concern about the risk that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy. They urged pregnant women to limit their exposures. http://www.babysafeproject.org/
• On Sept. 28, 2014, 55 Canadian Doctors condemned Safety Code 6 and called for Health Canada to: “Protect Canadians from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure.” http://www.c4st.org/images/documents/hc-resolutions/medical-doctors-submission-to-health-canada-english.pdf
The cold, hard fact is that there is not now – and has never been – an EMF-educated health care official anywhere in Canada – other than the rogue ‘industry-friendly’ experts in Health Canada – whose primary concern is/has been to protect the health, safety and well-being of Canadians from pulsed, NON-thermal RF and ELF EMF!
Fifty years ago, before pulsed NON-thermal EMF ‘radiation’ was known to be hazardous to humans and all forms of life, few people had heard of: anxiety disorders, ADD, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, asthma, autism, breast cancer, birth defects, cataracts, chronic fatigue, diabetes, dizziness, dry lips, epilepsy, eye pain, fibromyalgia, flu that won’t go away, headaches, hearing loss, heart attacks, hypothyroidism, insomnia, malignant melanoma, memory loss, miscarriages, multiple sclerosis, nausea and headache, neurological diseases, pressure or pain in the chest, shakiness, sleep disorders, swollen throat, testicular cancer, tinnitus, strokes in young people, etc. Today, few families have not suffered and/or are not now suffering from one or more of the above! Look what has happened to the health care budgets in all Western governments that have permitted this technology, all of which spews pulsed, NON-thermal radiation! Yet no government nor health official dares even mention man-made pulsed, NON-thermal EMF as even a possible cause for any of today’s disease epidemics!
I encourage you to view and consider the January 20, 2017 BC Hydro announcement (in most major BC print media outlets), in which the CEO, Ms. Jessica McDonald, proposes the utility will demolish an existing public school in Yaletown in order to excavate the land beneath where the school and an adjacent public park now exist in order to construct one and possibly two new major electrical substations! On completion of the substation(s), BC Hydro then intends to construct a new public school and park – on top of the substation(s)!
In part, Ms. McDonald’s shockingly ignorant announcement went on to say: “Electric and magnetic fields are measured in milligauss (mG). According to the World Health Organization and Health Canada, the safety threshold is 2,000 miligauss (i.e., 2,000 x one-thousandths of a gauss), McDonald said. The physical area on top of Cathedral Square park has an electric and magnetic field measurement of 30 milligauss, she said, which is about the same as standing next to a washing machine and 10 times less than using a vacuum cleaner.” (But one does not spend 6-8 hours a day in school, let alone live 24/7/365 days each year living next to running washing machine or vacuum cleaner!) Clearly, Ms. McDonald is ignorant that the BioInitiative Report (See www.bionitiative.org in the CONCLUSIONS section), or the RNCNIRP (Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection scientists) or ICEMS (International Commission on ElectroMagnetic Safety) scientists (who represent Europe), all recommend that magnetic fields in a home should not exceed even 0.1 milliguass – which is a shocking 20,000 times lower than the figure quoted by Ms. McDonald)! For any informed person to allow this to happen would constitute an unbelievably callous and heinous crime against humanity and a violation of every person’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms!
Assuming I still have your interest, I have attached the letter I sent to Vancouver Mayor, Gregor Robertson, on the dangerous invisible threat that will increasingly harm the health, well-being and safety of the citizens of BC’s largest city forever! http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Jerry-Flynn-Letter-to-City-of-Vancouver-Mayor-and-Council-Undergound-Substations-beneath-Schools-Jan-27-2017.pdf
Attached also is my earlier letter, sent via Registered Mail, to Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Jane Philpott, informing her of the ongoing corruption within her own ministry and the other so-called radiation regulatory agencies, led by the powerful US Government-Military-Industrial complex, which then US President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned the American people in 1961 to be on guard against. http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Rogue-Scientists-in-Your-Ministry-Are-Lying-to-You-by-Jerry-Flynn-Jan.222017.pdf
For more than 50 years, North America’s mainstream news media has remained largely silent on this entire issue, and Canada’s medical community simply can’t or won’t believe what is happening! But I do know that this issue constitutes what deserves to be – and inevitably will be – the largest class-action legal case in BC’s/Canada’s history! Someone, somewhere in this country must stop this sheer madness!
James Gerald (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Retired)
P.S. Mr. McGee, I am available for a phone call most days of the week, and I am scheduled to come to Vancouver within the next two months for a medical appointment. I would be most amenable to meeting with you and/or your entire Executive Team (or any larger body) to discuss any part of this, what really is, a growing global crisis. If you wish, I can also bring my radiation detection meters with me, which would enable you and your colleagues to hear firsthand the cacophony of EMF which now pervades your offices in which you all work every day. Jerry Flynn
“Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” – Mark Twain
Update 2017-01-01 Why is the Cancer Agency’s website misinforming the public about cell phones, etc posted Jan 3/17
1) An excellent presentation about smart cities and smart meters – including details about how smeters can be hacked using the zigbee chip. Well worth sharing with many.
2) An update to the news article about the hacking of the electrical grid in Vermont that I included in the Dec. 30 update. It has now been reported that the malware/hacking did not reach the grid but was isolated to a single computer. But as James Woolsey, former director of the FBI said, it’s a matter of when, not if, the grid is penetrated by accident or malicious intent.
3) The telecoms are racing forward with 5G technology, with no thought being given to ensuring that there are no health effects if these new extremely high frequencies and the greater power required to use them. Could the microcells being installed by Telus be to satisfy the need to increase the number of base stations required by 5G?
To fully achieve 5G, carriers and smartphone manufacturers must also figure out how to deliver high-speed data to mobile users who are riding in cars or trains or walking on sidewalks. And the grandest vision for 5G extends far beyond mobile devices—to autonomous cars, connected appliances, and industrial robots.
There are other problems, too. Millimeter waves don’t easily penetrate obstacles such as buildings, and they are more readily absorbed than traditional microwave cell signals by water and oxygen molecules in the air. So they require more power to travel the same distances as the signals from today’s smartphones. Given these issues, using millimeter waves to serve mobile users will require more sophisticated signal processing and a greater density of base stations than are available today.
4) A member recently asked me about the BC Cancer Agency, asking why they have old and incorrect information on their website about RF and wireless devices. Good question and I wish I had an answer. There is nothing on the website that I could find about the recent NTP study confirming that cell phone usage is linked to brain cancer, even though the US Cancer Society called it sound science. I believe the time has arrived for us to demand that the Cancer Agency stop misleading the public and being to educate them about the risks that so many scientists have found. The same goes for the website of the BC health officer, Perry Kendall. We need some people who will join together to begin a campaign to have truth available to the public on both of these websites. This would be a wonderful project to begin our 2017 push to make this a safer place to live. Anyone with time and willingness to participate? Please contact me at email@example.com with “Update websites” on the subject line.
5) Below is a letter from Dr. Olle Johansson about “Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) – more about a possible connection”.
6) Non smeter or EMR. A wonderful column by Rafe Mair, a New Year’s letter to PM Trudeau. We must not forget Trudeau’s promise to make science-based decisions. When is he going to start?
Info from a member re outages. I suggested a complaint be made to Hydro (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and BCUC (email@example.com ) Hydro’s service in just about every category leaves a lot to be desired.
Our power went out a couple of hours ago and when I called Hydro on their emergency power out line on our land line, they would not accept the call from what they call a ” rotary phone “. We have a push button land line but three times they repeated the question and three times I pressed “1” to the question posed and finally the recording said the above. Our daughter was here so she was able to use her cell phone outside and got through to them and they confirmed that the power was off along the valley and they had deployed a team.
Perhaps this info. is useful for others.
I was really stressed not knowing if it was just us. We have three freezers and two refrigerators quite full. Thank goodness it is on now. One never knows what could be coming down.
Dear All on my mailing list,
I have had a very interesting realization and insight. For several years, I have tried to help and support a family with an electrohypersensitive 34-year old daughter in Germany, and now I begin to see the light. During the Christmas holidays I have continued my work for them, and we are currently trying to put more and more pieces of their biomedical jigsaw puzzle together.
The daughter’s history goes like this: At the age of eight (in 1990) she developed a claimed sensitivity to the family’s computer/computer screen, later followed by the wireless indoor DECT phone, the mobile phone bought around 1995, and other household installations. Her parents did, however, not believe her at all and tried to get her to let go of these “wrong ideas”, they even scolded her and treated her harshly due to her “imaginations”. She then learnt to hide her electrohypersensitivity, but at the age of 16 her problems had escalated to such a level that it became impossible to continue doing so. She was acutely admitted to the high school nurse who referred her to a university medical doctor who, in turn, examined her and concluded that she had developed an early form of an “atypical MS”, however not presenting the typical initial symptoms of MS (such as tingling, weakness in arms/legs, reduced (or loss of) balance, thinking problems, blurred or double vision, lack of coordination/clumsiness, numbness), but rather skin rashes, cutaneous heat sensations, redness, itch, pricking pain, concentration capacity reductions, short-term memory dysfunction, and irregular heart palpitations. She was admitted into a medical treatment program – including i.a. retarding medicines and cortison – as well as physiotherapy, which all, to the physicians as well as her parents surprise, had no or very little effect on her symptoms.
At this moment in time (around the year 2000), I was contacted by the parents, and they slowly started to reconsider her “imaginations”, especially since her “atypical MS” became much better only when she was rid of the EMF exposure, and they slowly realized that their daughter – all the time since 8 years of age – may have been dead right in claiming her sensitivity to electric installations, such as the computer screen and mobile phone. By shielding their home – which was completed at her 20th birthday in 2002 – as well as allowing her to spend all possible time away from our modern society, her situation gradually became better and better, and now – at the age of 34 – she copes quite well with her electrohypersensitivity, and is about to get a new job and a new place of living in 2017. So hopefully it will end in brightness rather than in darkness.
The interesting thing with her medical history is that the wrongly proclaimed diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) normally should have been based on demonstrating evidence of inflammatory-demyelinating injury within the central nervous system that is disseminated in both time and space. Diagnosis is made through a combination of the clinical history, neurologic examination, magnetic resonance imaging and the exclusion of other diagnostic possibilities. Other so-called “paraclinical” tests, including the examination of the cerebrospinal fluid, the recording of evoked potentials, urodynamic studies of bladder function, and ocular coherence tomography, may be helpful in establishing the diagnosis for individual patients, but are often unnecessary. Differential diagnosis in MS must be guided by clinical presentation and neurologic localization. While the list of conditions that can mimic MS clinically or radiologically is long, in clinical practice there are few conditions that truly mimic MS on both fronts. A positive test for a putative MS “mimic” does not unto itself exclude the diagnosis of MS. Typical symptoms of MS include discrete episodes (“attacks” or “relapses”) of numbness, tingling, weakness, vision loss, gait impairment, incoordination, imbalance, and bladder dysfunction. In between attacks, patients tend to be stable, but may experience fatigue and heat sensitivity. Some MS patients go on to experience, or only experience, an insidious worsening of neurologic function and accumulation of disability (“progression”) that is not associated with discrete relapse activity. Progression accounts for most of the long-term disability in MS. Diagnostic criteria for MS have evolved over the past several decades, with each revision impacting the apparent prevalence and prognosis of the disorder – the result has been to encourage earlier diagnosis without compromising accuracy.
But the existence of an “atypical MS” improving itself in EMF-reduced exposure situations is not known to clinical science, but may be an important suggestion about something completely different in it’s own right (cf. below).
As pointed out by Mary Redmayne and myself in our paper Redmayne M, Johansson O, “Could myelin damage from radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure help explain the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity? A review of the evidence”, J Toxicol Environ Health B Crit Rev 2014; 17(5): 247-58. doi: 10.1080/10937404.2014.923356, from our literature studies a picture began to emerge in RF-EMF-exposed cases namely a greater risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in a study subgroup; and physical symptoms in individuals with the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity, many of which are the same as if myelin were affected by RF-EMF exposure, giving rise to symptoms of demyelination (thus mimicking MS). Overall, evidence from in vivo and in vitro and epidemiological studies suggests an association between RF-EMF exposure and either myelin deterioration or a direct impact on neuronal conduction, which may account for many electrohypersensitivity symptoms.
So the final obvious questions, based on the above-referred case of electrohypersensitivity/”atypical MS” must be: 1) can artificial (and natural?) EMFs be one of the causes of MS (up till now there are no acknowledged causes of MS described); and 2) are there actually MS patients that are not, but rather are victims of EHS, thus with an environment as the ‘patient’ to be successfully ‘treated’ … instead of a person?
With my very best regards
(Olle Johansson, associate professor
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
171 77 Stockholm
“Cell phones will probably increase many neurological diseases and brain tumors over the next 10 to 20 years.”
Dr. Neil Cherry – Professor of Environmental Health Lincoln University, New Zealand
“Yes, a percentage of the population–a growing percentage–are being made physically sick by exposure to wireless radiation waves. Invisible but deadly. For some–the torture is readily apparent to them. For others, it will accumulate over time and manifest as cancer or some neurological or immune issue. Those affected are being tortured and ignored.
This must stop.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjGazbVRqpc
Update 2016-12-18 How corporate lies become the truth posted Dec 20/16
1) Hydro and ITRON have lied to us from the very beginning, from the time they said that there were no such things as wired smeters and then later that they cost $35,000 each, to Measurements Canada has changed their requirements making analogs antiquated, to the meters emit only 4-6 signals a day and that no smeter has caused a fire. This is the same as the telecom industry lying about the real science. Here is a great article explaining how industry has formed “misinformation” campaigns to continue to line their pockets at our expense. Read in the comments how Canada was one of the first countries to have a ban on smoking in some public places, like planes via the Non-smokers right act. We need to try to find the real politicians who will work on this for the sake of our kids and grandkids.
“We’ve seen this pattern repeated on issue after issue. A well-financed group invents lies and convinces a substantial share of the public that those lies are true. The propaganda purveyors recognize that the media’s instinct to cover “both sides” of an issue, people’s tendency to believe claims that conveniently fit their ideology, and, more recently, social media’s propensity to spread falsehoods all create a fundamental weakness in our civil society. They aren’t confused; they don’t misunderstand science or freely accessible truths. They have financial incentives to obscure those realities, and they do not care what they destroy in the process.”
Look at the comments at around 9:14 am and you will see that one politician stood out with his political integrity.
“In late 1987 or early 1988, the Parliament of Canada considered the Non-Smokers Rights Act. One of the legislative committee’s first steps was to call all the CEOs of the large tobacco companies to ask about health effects. All denied any adverse health effects despite many many studies to the contrary.
Luckily, in early 1988. the first major report on the effects of second hand smoke was published and an all-party consensus developed to ban smoking on planes and trains as well as in the public service office place.
The then chair of the Parliamentary Health Committee was an MD who represented the largest tobacco growing constituency in Canada. I posed he question to him “was he a doctor or a politician”. He voted for the Non Smokers Rights Act and wrote a heartfelt letter to his constituents as to why he felt health trumped economics (expecting to be voted out of office). He won re-election with an increased majority and told me that many constituents had commented that they valued a having a principled representative. His actions took real courage.”
2) I must admit that I am still learning about fiber optic cable, but from what I’ve learned so far this would be a great option to push to Hydro, BCUC, the politicians, etc. if we must have smeters.
3) The threat from the US Navy’s assault continues to the well-being and environment of Washington State, BC and the waters around us. Where are our politicians??
December 16, 2016
As we review and respond to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the addition of 36 more Growlers to their fleet on Whidbey Island, and the decision by the Forest Service to grant a permit to the Navy to install mobile electronic emitters in the Olympic National Forest, the Navy recently revealed that the aquifer under the Navy’s Outlying Field in Coupeville is contaminated with toxic chemicals! Read the latest news about this here and by going to http://citizensofebeysreserve.com/COERNews.html.
We are being bombarded by decisions and deadlines during the busiest, most distracted time of the year! STOP believes that this is deliberate and insulting to the citizenry! Therefore, we are asking EVERYONE receiving this communication (more than 2200 subscribers) to take a quick moment right now and request 45-day timeline extensions for both issues.
1. The Forest Service comment link: To request an extension of 45 more days on their decision to permit the Navy to use Forest Service roads for the mobile electromagnetic radiation emitters, go to: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?Project=42759
2. The Navy’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement to add 36 more Growlers to NASWI comment link: http://www.whidbeyeis.com/Comment.aspx.
It is URGENT that we get these deadlines extended, and equally urgent that our voices be heard! The time to act is now!
(If you are ready to submit your comments now, use the same links as above. For assistance with your comments and to help formulate your objections go to:
newly formed Coupeville Community Alliance, https://www.facebook.com/WhidbeyEIS/?fref=ts
4) Primarily due to privacy concerns, a bill has been presented to the Missouri legislature asking for people to be able to opt out and keep their analog smeters.
“The privacy issues aren’t merely theoretical. According to information obtained by the California ACLU, utility companies in the state have disclosed information gathered by smart meters on thousands of customers. San Diego Gas and Electric alone disclosed data on more than 4,000 customers. The vast majority of disclosures were in response to subpoenas by government agencies “often in drug enforcement cases or efforts to find specific individuals,” according to SFGate
While encrypting smart meter data and warrant requirements for law enforcement address some of the privacy issues, refusing to allow a smart meter on your property is the only sure-fire way to ensure your energy use data won’t fall into the hands of government agents or private marketers, or end up stored in some kind of government database. Passage of HB196 would make opting out an option for Missourians and give them control over their own privacy.”
I evaluate light quality in every inspection. I use the Medical Electronics light transducer from Germany which turns the light flicker into sound. Dr. Havas uses this as well. You can actually hear the frequency of the pulsed light. Many LED light appliances have toxic frequencies. Some do not. Unless you actually test each one individually you do not know. The other criteria that we use for clean light is that the transformer does not create dirty electricity. Some do and some don’t. If an LED light appliance passes both criteria it is deemed acceptable by SafeZone EMF consulting. CFL light appliances are of course horrific. Long tube fluorescence are as well. Incandescent bulbs simply express what is running in the lines. If there is significant dirty electricity than it will be expressed in the light and can actually have a flicker effect. Cleaning up the dirty electricity is absolutely necessary. The spectrum of the LED light is of course extremely important. There are lights that lean to the red spectrum available. Keeping up with all of this in the LED world is a challenge but I go to stores such as Rona and Home Depot as well as others and check all of their bulbs so that I know which ones are acceptable. One of the problems is that even within the same batch from a factory there can be good and bad bulbs. Dr. Havas has found this as well. It is quite distressing as there does not seem to be much quality control.
From: Kathy name given with permission
Sent: December 17, 2016 5:08 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Sharon Noble <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org; Oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca
Dear Mr Wruck
When it comes to BC Hydro, I am so fed up with the way we the people of BC, who own that company, are being treated. You must know by now that BC Hydro is lying through it’s rotten teeth about the smart meter program. They say the grid won’t work properly unless we all have smart meters and that is a bald faced lie. All over the USA state governments are stepping in and allowing people to keep their analogue meters at a low monthly fee. These people can keep their meters for ever and will not be hassled to upgrade at a later date. Hydro tells you they can no longer get analogue meters and that is also a bald faced lie. Analogue meters can be purchased from numerous companies in the USA the same as they always have been. If necessary a customer can go on line and purchase an analogue meter for their own home or business.
A consumer can purchase new Westinghouse or General Electric analogue meters here that are brand new. Obviously they are still made.
Rebuilt Analogue meters can be purchased from
” Over the last few years many cities in California refused to allow smeters and implemented a moratorium. They demanded that the Calif. public utilities commission recognize their right to protect their health and safety. The PUC agreed to allow people to keep their analogues permanently for a minor monthly fee.”
If the electricity companies in the USA can purchase analogue meters then so can Canadian companies buy them.
This link is to an official letter regarding what is going on in California.
As for the safety of the smart meter here is a statement by an Electrical Engineer from the US
“ ” William Bathgate, an electrical engineer in the US, said in a recent email that he would never have an ITRON smeter on his home. He has given testimony before the Michigan Utility Commission warning about the many design flaws he has found in ITRON smeters. He finds the switch mode power supply ( the device that converts a small amount of the electricity coming from the pole from AC to DC to run the meter) a major fire hazard. Other engineers have found the remote disconnect switch poorly designed and this has been found to have caused many fires. Could this be why Hydro refuses to have an electrical engineer inspect this device and to certify it if he believes it to be safe? Bathgate, and other electrical engineers, have said this meter could not be certified safe, no engineer would risk losing his credentials by saying it’s safe.
I am very familiar with the design elements of a switched mode power supply because I had to include “Common Mode” filters into the products I was responsible for while at Emerson Electric to minimize the Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) coming from the switching integrated circuit back onto the feeding input AC circuit and the output AC circuit. A clean 50 or 60 Hz is needed and the AC input and AC output had to be void of any oscillation introduced by the switching circuit. I would not have been able to sell the same ITRON switched mode circuit design with the products I managed. I would have been fired for allowing such a condition.
If DTE (or any Utility) was to demand of ITRON, their supplier, to provide a “Common Mode” filtering circuit and tested this design for elimination of EMI and of stray capacitance present in the current design, I believe the troubles with people becoming ill from the Opt-Out AMI meter could be significantly mitigated. This should not be ignored or taken lightly. There could be a solution to help the people affected by the high frequency oscillations created by the switched mode power supply.
In short lacking a redesign of the AMI meter switched mode power supply the solution for people affected by the AMI meter program is very simple and costs nothing, allow those affected residents and business to retain an Analog meter which is readily available and meets all ANSI and other applicable standards.”
You, as the BCUC, were formed and are paid to do a job which is to make sure utility companies in this province work as fair, law abiding companies that have health and safety as a priority. If I was your boss I would fire the lot of you and hire people who are willing to tell Christy Clarke where she can stuff Directive 4 and start doing the proper job of the BCUC. Remember you are a body separate from government so get with it and get to work. How many more fires do we have to have? How many more cases of electro hypersensitivity do there have to be? How many more families are having to move to areas where there are no smart meters or stay where they are and pay out thousands of dollars to go off grid by purchasing solar panels and batteries?
All of this has to stop. BC Hydro is only a hydro electric company and not a God. We live in a democratic society and this company is acting like a Communist company that tries to rule everyone to what they want. Democracy is not like that and the sooner you realize this and get to work the happier those of us who pay your salaries will be.
The only thing green about the smeter program is the money being funneled into the corporate pocket.
Update 2016-12-15 Testimony from Elect. Engineer — ITRON dangerous posted Dec 16/16
Brian Stevenson of AT Maintenance, the person who gleefully cut power for many on Van. Island, is now in the Merritt area and says he has many exchanges to make.
1) In many of our towns and cities new LED street lights are being installed because they are considered less expensive, but there are health costs that have not been considered. In California people are raising issues that we need to raise with our city councils. One major one is blue light, the one that interferes with melatonin production, but this is not the only reason for concern.
“The Department of Energy (DOE) and IEEE reported there are serious health risks from LEDs if inexpensive drivers are used. DOE writes, “Why is flicker bad? For one thing, in addition to being annoying and distracting, it can cause eyestrain, blurred vision, and impairment of performance on sight-related tasks. And in those who are flicker-sensitive, it can cause debilitating headaches and migraines — 10% of the population is estimated to suffer from migraines, and that’s only one of the groups prone to flicker sensitivity. According to the IEEE recommended practice, flicker has been reported to contribute to autistic behaviors, and can be a trigger for epileptic seizures.… Some of these problems might occur even when the flicker isn’t detectable by the eye.””
2) We’re all trying to make our homes safer, removing all wireless devices and fighting to keep smeters and microcells away from our homes. One major RF emitter that most of us use is the microwave oven. See how much RF is emitted.
The Danger of Microwave Ovens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–4pHVr9GtU
3) From a member of a group in California. An interesting way to spread the word and make a difference.
I just was on the telephone for an hour speaking to a Walmart, baked goods shoppe, and 2 different public libraries, I called all of them for the same reason: they all had Wi-Fi in their building,
None of the managers or associates I talked to was aware it was carcinogenic. The Walmart will be sending it up the chain, and the baked goods owner will hear about this, and both libraries are looking into this and putting it up on a board meeting,
If you haven’t already, call places in your community! Libraries, schools, stores! Voice your concern – and get the word out! People will be talking about this (and thinking about this). It may help to have some notes to go off of – these are the notes I used today:
-are you aware that the electromagnetic radiation emitted by Wifi and other wireless technologies has been classified by the world health org as a class 2b carcinogen – in the same category as ddt and lead?
-people who are EHS are already having to tolerate people selfishly using their cell phones and wireless gadgets to fool around – now they have to deal with industrial strength wifi pulsing radiation…
-libraries are supposed to be safe havens for children
Please open that telephone book or look up numbers and start calling! If everyone did this all around the country, we could start something! Every call counts! Make sure to provide contact info if they want to follow up with you,
4) William Bathgate, an electrical engineer in the US, said in a recent email that he would never have an ITRON smeter on his home. He has given testimony before the Michigan Utility Commission warning about the many design flaws he has found in ITRON smeters. He finds the switch mode power supply ( the device that converts a small amount of the electricity coming from the pole from AC to DC to run the meter) a major fire hazard. Other engineers have found the remote disconnect switch poorly designed and this has been found to have caused many fires. Could this be why Hydro refuses to have an electrical engineer inspect this device and to certify it if he believes it to be safe? Bathgate, and other electrical engineers, have said this meter could not be certified safe, no engineer would risk losing his credentials by saying it’s safe. Please help get this to the attention of BCUC, plus every MLA.
I am very familiar with the design elements of a switched mode power supply because I had to include “Common Mode” filters into the products I was responsible for while at Emerson Electric to minimize the Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) coming from the switching integrated circuit back onto the feeding input AC circuit and the output AC circuit. A clean 50 or 60 Hz is needed and the AC input and AC output had to be void of any oscillation introduced by the switching circuit. I would not have been able to sell the same ITRON switched mode circuit design with the products I managed. I would have been fired for allowing such a condition.
If DTE (or any Utility) was to demand of ITRON, their supplier, to provide a “Common Mode” filtering circuit and tested this design for elimination of EMI and of stray capacitance present in the current design, I believe the troubles with people becoming ill from the Opt-Out AMI meter could be significantly mitigated. This should not be ignored or taken lightly. There could be a solution to help the people affected by the high frequency oscillations created by the switched mode power supply.
In short lacking a redesign of the AMI meter switched mode power supply the solution for people affected by the AMI meter program is very simple and costs nothing, allow those affected residents and business to retain an Analog meter which is readily available and meets all ANSI and other applicable standards.
Right this minute, the lives and property of British Columbians are being put at risk by a dangerous product and I have been unable to find any agency, whether provincial or federal, including Consumer Affairs, thatcan help us. I am appealing to you, as one of the most respected MPs in our Parliament, to amend the regulations that prevent the Consumer Affairs from acting on our behalf.
As you know, I have been attempting to find ways to protect the citizens of BC from the dangers posed by smart meters. The dangers are real and verifiable, ranging from the health concerns due to constant exposure to microwave radiation, to security, to fires. For the last 2-3 years I have devoted my energy to documenting fire incidents in BC involving smart meters. I have reports from the BC Fire Commissioner, the BC Safety Authority and BC Hydro confirming that smart meters have failed. In addition professional electrical engineers, after having studied smart meters and their specifications, have determined that wireless smart meters have design flaws that make them fire hazards.
I have sent the BC Utilities Commission all of this information but the Commission feels its hands are tied because of the Clean Energy Act which prevents them from becoming involved in any aspect of the smart meter program save setting rates.
I am writing you because a federal agency, the Consumer Affairs is saying that its hands are tied, too, because the smart meters are not consumer products. I was told that equipment that is owned by utility companies is outside the jurisdiction of that department.
Even though BC Hydro knows that these meters are fire hazards and the risk was increased by allowing unqualified persons to install them, it cannot be held liable for any damage or injury that has been caused. BC Hydro itself has included in the BC Electric Tariff (which it writes and BCUC approves) the following provision: (http://www.bcuc.com/Documents/Proceedings/2015/DOC_45333_B-1-1_BCH-Amendments-docs.pdf )
9.5 Liability of BC Hydro
BC Hydro will endeavour to provide a regular and uninterrupted supply of Electricity but does not guarantee a constant supply of Electricity or the maintenance of unvaried frequency or voltage and will not be responsible or liable for any loss, injury, damage or expense caused by or resulting from any interruption, termination, failure or defect in the provision of Electricity, whether caused by the negligence of BC Hydro, or its representatives or agents or otherwise, except to the extent that the loss, injury, damage or expense results directly from the wilful misconduct of BC Hydro or its representatives or agents, provided, however, that neither BC Hydro, nor any of its representatives or agents is responsible for any loss of profit, loss of revenue or other economic loss, even if the loss arises directly from the wilful misconduct of BC Hydro or its representatives or agents.
This leaves us as the customer of a monopoly that has no responsibility for any injury, damage, or loss. BC Hydro is the sole provider of an essential service and we are left with no help and no agency that has the ability to ensure that we receive safe service.
These devices are not just utility equipment out on a pole along the street. They are on our homes, often on bedroom walls where children sleep. I believe that the regulations that currently prevent the Consumer Affairs from reviewing the meters performance and problems are in desperate need of amendment. Please, Elizabeth, will you raise this issue with your colleagues in Parliament?
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy 2017,
I had a recent and great meeting with Devra Davis and we are trying to educate other MPs…It sure is uphill! I do not have a spot in the roster for private members bills… I will see if any MP is in a good slot and willing to take this on…
Thanks for sharing this news…
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice — it is conformity.
Dangers of WiFi! posted Dec 7/16
If you have the tech, please download this series onto disc to make sure that you have a permanent copy.
Use this information to debate with all the “industry authorities” who claim that there are “no health effects”. They can no longer dismiss the science of 1800 independent studies.
It is imperative that WE apply the pressure
– what is at stake is the neurological development of an entire generation of children
– not to mention the negative effects on adult health.
A 5-part series about the dangers of Wi-Fi is now available via YouTube.
These would be perfect for local TV stations to pick up and run, or to show at public presentations.
Forwarded from website:
WE INVITE YOU TO VIEW AND AIR:
THE DANGERS OF WI-FI, A 5-PART SERIES
Downloadable via TelVue Media Exchange and Mass Media eXchange
ALSO AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE:
EPISODE 1: DISCOVERING THE DANGERS (30:20)
EPISODE 2: EDUCATING THE GREAT ER COMMUNITY (43:12)
EPISODE 3: WHY WE DON’T KNOW (30:51)
EPISODE 4: IMPACTS OF EXCESSIVE SCREEN TIME (18:21)
EPISODE 5: SOLUTIONS (32:02
The U.S. National Toxicology Program recently announced cell phone radiation causes DNA damage and cancer – the same radiation emitted by all of today’s wi-fi devices.
Cece Doucette helped Ashland Public Schools, MA become the first in the nation to start protecting students and staff from wi-fi.
Parent Keith Marciniak discovered Cece’s work and they are educating his schools and board of health too.
They invite you to learn the history of wireless, biological and psychological hazards, how other countries have responded, and steps we can take to use today’s technology more safely until actual safe technology is brought to market.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
KEITH MARCINIAK AT WIFI.FREE.NMRSD@GMAIL.COM
CECE DOUCETTE AT C2DOUCE@GMAIL.COM
Electrosmog: The acid rain of today posted Dec 5/16
November 14, 2016
By Dr. Magda Havas–
I’m an associate professor of environmental and resource studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. For the past 25 years I have been teaching university students about the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation, collectively referred to as electrosmog.
Since 2000, I have been invited to give more than 300 lectures at medical conferences, at universities, to congressional and Senate staff in the United States, and to community groups. I have presented to the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Parliament of Canada’s Standing Committee on Health, about the harmful effects of electrosmog and the need for public protection.
I began my career as an environmental toxicologist in the mid-1970s. I was one of the scientists who studied the damage acid rain did to forests and lakes. My peer-reviewed, published research and that of other scientists helped bring in clean air legislation, referred to as the acid rain accord, signed into international law by Prime Minister Mulroney and President Bush in 1991.
At that time, industry scientists repeatedly claimed acid rain did not exist or was not responsible for the loss of fish and the death of trees. This denial of a problem is common in health and environmental issues that have financial consequences for those generating the pollution. We have seen it with asbestos, DDT, lead, cigarettes, and now electrosmog.
Today, we have industry scientists who claim electromagnetic pollution does not cause cancer or adverse effects on health. These wireless industries are able to hide behind Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, which affords more protection to them than to the public.
Schools that have installed Wi-Fi, the telecommunications industry that installs antennas on hospitals and in residential communities, and provincial and municipal governments that do not have expertise in this area, all hide behind Health Canada’s Safety Code 6. What they don’t realize is that this guideline was designed to protect military personnel from the heating of tissue averaged over a six-minute period.
It was not intended to protect the infant in the crib lying next to a wireless baby monitor that emits microwave radiation for 12 hours a day.
In the 1940s, US Navy labs documented illness among radar equipment operators. Back then it was called microwave illness. Today it is called electrohypersensitivity (EHS). Radar operators were made sick by the same frequencies later used for the microwave oven, which originally was called the radar range. The same frequencies are now used in Wi-Fi devices. We wouldn’t want to live near a radar installation, yet we generate radar frequencies in our home with our wireless technology.
A picture of my blood under the microscope, in a clean electromagnetic environment. The cells are round. Most of them are free. Looks like fairly healthy blood. Photo credits: www.MagdaHavas.com
After I use a computer for 70 minutes, some blood cells are sticking together like stacked coins (Rouleaux formation) Photo credits: www.MagdaHavas.com
10 minutes after using a cordless phone, my blood becomes very sticky, very viscous, and it doesn’t distribute the oxygen in my body the way it should. This is one of the symptoms of electrohypersensitivity. Photo credits: www.MagdaHavas.com
Symptoms of electrohypersensitivity include headaches, chronic pain, chronic fatigue sleeping problems, difficulty concentrating, poor short-term memory, mood disorders including depression and anxiety, dizziness, nausea, and tinnitus. As many as 3% of the population, one million Canadians, have EHS symptoms that are so severe they are unable to function in our modern world.
Another 10 million Canadians have mild to moderate symptoms. These symptoms resemble aging. I refer to electrohypersensitivity as “rapid aging syndrome.”
My research shows that radio frequency radiation from a cordless phone at levels well below 1% of Safety Code 6 causes an irregular or rapid heart rate in those who are sensitive. This is called tachycardia. In a few individuals, their heart rate increases from 60 beats per minute to 100 beats per minute while they’re lying down on a bed without knowing whether the device is turned on or off. The feeling is that they are experiencing a heart attack.
In the early studies with radar operators, doctors recommended workers be screened for heart irregularities before working with microwave radiation. Perhaps students should be screened before attending Wi-Fi-equipped schools.
As part of my research, I am trying to find biomarkers for electrohypersensitivity so that doctors can be better equipped to diagnose this environmental illness. So far we have found several—heart rate, heart rate variability, blood viscosity, sugar among diabetics, and muscular co-ordination problems with people who have multiple sclerosis. More biomarkers are needed. Unlike epidemiological studies that document an association between an agent and an outcome, our studies demonstrate a cause and effect relationship.
We now recognize that our cells and organs communicate with each other using electromagnetic impulses rather than just chemical messengers. Any signal that interferes with this communication may adversely affect the health of individuals. The effects are a function of not only the intensity, but also the frequency modulation of the waveform.
Doctors are not taught in medical schools about electrosmog, as it is a relatively recent problem, nor are they taught how to diagnose electrohypersensitivity. When doctors can’t identify an illness they often assume it is psychological. Psychiatrists tell me that they are regularly sent patients who have physiological problems and not psychological ones. Some of these patients are electrically hypersensitive.
Industry scientists often refer to studies that report subjects who claim to have EHS are unable to subjectively determine whether a device is on or off. They falsely conclude that this means the person is not electrically hypersensitive. The flawed assumption here is that perception is necessary for a physiological action to occur and that reactions occur immediately.
Neither is true.
We can be outside on a sunny day when the sun is not visible or hot and still get a sunburn. We do not perceive ultraviolet radiation. The sunburn develops over time. Sensitivity to the sun varies among individuals, as does electrohypersensitivity.
If you look at the 20 years it took to address acid rain and the 50 years it took for tobacco, the outlook for wireless technology is bleak. That’s because many things in our environment generate electrosmog.
The levels of human-made microwave radiation are currently well above natural background levels and continue to increase as more wireless devices are brought to market.
These levels, despite being below Safety Code 6, are adversely affecting human health.
We can wait, or we can take steps in the right direction to reduce our exposure.
Monsanto latest threat posted Dec 5/16
CDSAPI’s Added Comment: Billions are spent annually in the supposed “War On Terror”. And at the same time Corporations are given the green light to expand “the continuous chemical/technological terrorizing and destruction” of the population, its environment and its food, water and air” on a 24 hr. daily continuum – supported, protected and “de-regulated” by the so-called “OUR Government”.
If it makes money, it will be allowed to operate with impunity, even if it kills us and everything else on the planet.
The gigantic international banking conglomerates that operate an insidious “counterfeit money, cassino-style betting operation” – that cyclically “terrorizes and bleeds” the entire economic system – are deemed “TOO BIG TO FAIL” – hence not subjectable to “regulations”.
The gigantic international chemical conglomerates that have based their exponential expansion on a never-ending array of BIOLOGICALLY TOXIC “killing” POISONS for the past 70+ years, saturating the soil, water, air, and food, KILLING all of LIFE WITH IMPUNITY are now also deemed “TOO BIG TO FAIL”. – hence not subjectable to regulations”.
Upon inspection, both are owned by the same people – the top multi-trillionaire echelon of the 1% – members of the Rothschild/Rockefeller/and Company axis.
Who use their exponential wealth to MAN, BUY and DETERMINE all aspects of “governance”, while hiding behind the ridiculously fallacious facade (con-label) of “democracy”.
Not only is “Information” controlled, falsified, and buried, but with a population that has been so POISONED and NEUROLOGICALLY/METABOLICALLY DESTROYED with these chemicals for so many decades, the mental capacity to comprehend and the physical ability to “draw a line in the sand” has becomes ever more difficult, especially with the corruption of the medical, legal and judicial system and the unchecked, expanding militarization of the domestic “policing” scene.
Our neurologically damaged population, Autism and Alzheimer’s are not “accidental” or “co-incidental” – they are the inevitable consequence of this never-ending “MAN-MADE” corporate chemical/technological assault.
Hence these “new diseases” will always remain officially categorized as being “of unknown causes” – without known remediation. (Descending on us from outer space, I guess.)
The courageous Resistance that we are witnessing at Standing Rock is what has to happen throughout the whole country – and it is “WE” who have to man the barricades – ALL of US.
We have to realize that the “terorizing enemy” sits within and above us– not primarily attacking us from without.
We also have to realize that this is a “struggle unto death” – needing a definitive “line in the sand” scenario – because it is either us or them.
It is high time for identifying the Trojan Horses. High time to demand ACCOUNTABILITY.
High time for the jails to be filled with the puppeteer string-pullers who really belong there.–
Just a little side note to consider: Many people that I know are backing Trump because Hillary “sis squarely in the Corporate swamp”.
Is the kettle calling the pot black? – and are we jumping from the frying pan into the fire?
Trump is “a businessman” – for whom making money is synonymous with “Making America Great”. Look at the crew that he is appointing to run his ship.
He has made it clear that be wants ALL Regulations to be “evaporated.”.
Because they constitute “a hindrance to Corporate expansion and profitability”.
He has made no secret that he wants the EPA to be dismantled. Even the “shell” that it has become.
If you think that Trump is going to “regulate” the poisons with which Monsanto is saturating the planet – THINK AGAIN!
And Monsanto is racing all the way to the bank, laughing all the way.
While Rockefeller and Company are watching their “eugenics depopulation agenda” for “designated useless eaters” fulfilled – with legalistic protection.
Time to WAKE UP and to STAND UP – Big Time. It is SURVIVAL that is on the light path!
Quietly — almost secretly — right after Election Day, the EPA gave its blessings to a dangerous weed-killer made by Monsanto.
Environmental groups have been up in arms since word first leaked out about this newly approved poison. And farmers, scientists and experts all over the country had been hoping the EPA wouldn’t cave in to Monsanto and approve it.
But while we were all looking elsewhere, it did just that.
Too big to ban
The approval of Monsanto’s XtendiMax marked a new low at the EPA.
Its active ingredient, dicamba, was approved way back in 1967. And during practically half a century since then, what we’ve learned about dicamba tells us that it should be taken off the market – not given the green light to be used in a new formula.
Dicamba kills weeds by causing uncontrolled cell division and growth in them — so it should come as no surprise that it’s been found to cause cancer. In a study done over 15 years ago, cases of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma were found to be “significantly increased” in men exposed to dicamba.
And even scarier, scientists have linked it to serious birth defects.
XtendiMax isn’t mixed into soil to get rid of weeds.
It’s called an “over-the-top” herbicide that’s sprayed right on plants like soy and cotton while they’re growing.
It doesn’t kill them, because these are also new genetically-modified ones from Monsanto!
And wait until you hear this little tidbit: Monsanto went ahead and started selling its GMO seeds that go along with XtendiMax way before the EPA approved the herbicide.
So Monsanto must have known the approval was in the bag.
The chemical has already caused so much hostility and problems among growers that one farmer in Arkansas was shot and killed during a dispute when dicamba drifted over to a non-GMO field of crops.
A peach farmer in Missouri said that we “need to go after Monsanto,” as it’s hanging farmers “out to dry.” That, however, is easier said than done.
Monsanto has been fighting off lawsuits of all kinds for decades now. It’s got plenty of money and stables full of lawyers who use every trick in the book if anyone tries to hold it responsible for its actions.
And dicamba use is only going to get worse. It’s predicted to jump from under one million pounds to well over 25 million a year. And that’s just on soy and cotton!
The head of the Center for Food Safety called it a return to “the dark days of heavy, indiscriminate use of hazardous pesticides.”
And that puts our kids in the biggest jeopardy — especially if they go to school or play in areas with nearby farms that use this herbicide.
While we have “tobacco-free zones” around schools, there’s no official “spray-free zones.”
XtendiMax may be a done deal as far as our so-called federal watchdogs are concerned, but there are still three important things you can do to keep yourself and your family as safe as possible:
#1: If you live in a rural area, do some investigating to see where the nearest farms are to your child’s school, athletic fields and playgrounds. Remember, this chemical doesn’t just stay put, but can drift into neighboring areas. Contact your local school board and legislators to demand buffer zones around local schools.
#2: Stop buying food products that contain soy unless it’s organic or has the “Non-GMO Project Verified” label.
#3: While we don’t eat cotton, we do have to watch out for cottonseed oil, which is used in all kinds of foods, especially nuts. For example, instead of buying peanuts cooked in cottonseed oil, get ones roasted in the shell.
XtendiMax won’t be going away anytime soon. So once again, keeping ourselves and our family safe is in our own hands.
“EPA approval of Monsanto’s dicamba will ‘massively increase use of toxic pesticides’ on GMO crops”.
Lorraine Chow, November 11, 2016, Nation of Change, nationofchange.org
BC Ombudsman wants to know who have had there power cut off! Posted Nov 26/16
IMPORTANT NEWS FROM A MEMBER: “The lady at the Ombudsperson office TOLD me on the phone to contact her office if Hydro bullies me or threatens to cut my power or does in fact cut my power… please spread the word.”The phone numbers are : Toll-free: 1-800-567-3247 (all of B.C.); Local (Greater Victoria area): 250-387-5855
1) Re. Microcells: In many areas of BC, Telus is telling the people that they are installing fiber optic cable, offering to bring this straight to their homes “for free”. Boxes are being put on the outside of homes, providing wifi for phone, internet and TV, even for those who demand and are promised all will be hard wired. As you know, I was one of those people – and found, to my dismay, that after several hours of supposedly connecting the black boxes for the TVs and the modems for internet, all was a charade. There were hidden wifi connectors – which we insisted be pulled out the same day and we changed our provider. There is something insidious going on – there is an urgency to get these boxes on homes even if Telus is not the provider. Is it all part of the 5G system?
Below is an excellent video about microcells in BC, prepared by a member of our coalition. I hope you’ll share.
Multiple Array (eNode) Is BC a 5G Testing Lab?
Various sites in British Columbia had new antennas installed in 2015, and others in 2016. Since that time media has shown how wireless companies boast about how their 5G testing is going, with extremely fast data rates. Some of the resident who live near these new antennas have experienced health effects. Are these BC towns with these new antennas the “Living Lab” for 5G experiments?
more Information :
Huawei and TELUS to create 5G “Living Lab” in Downtown Vancouver,
BC Premier visits Huawei
Ensuring Canada’s Leadership in 5G Innovation
FCC: intimidating press, suppressing science at “5G” announcement
2) The member who is responsible for the www.emrabc.ca website was at a hospital today and saw that there can be up to 12 “infusion” machines in a room. These machines work wirelessly and send RF signals every 5-10 minutes. I recommend looking at the website with a lot of excellent information about medical facilities and devices:
3) An anonymous author (we suspect Perry Kendall) wrote a criticism of the NTP study released in May, and released it on Perry Kendall’s webpage. This study has been lauded by researchers all over the world as being “top quality”. Even the American Cancer Society which continues to deny concern due to microwave radiation said that this study could be a game changer. Yet Kendall, with no experience or training in the relevant fields, challenges the results.
One of our members sent the criticism to Dr. Ronald Melnick, the director of the study. Dr. Melnick was kind enough to respond, explaining to the author why these criticisms, which have been made by industry affiliates, do not “stand up to scientific scrutiny”.
This article by Dr. Melnick should be sent to every medical health officer who works under Perry Kendall. Please write the officer of your area and ask who wrote this article which is so flawed and misleading? And ask that it be removed from the site and be replaced by the study itself which can be found at the bottom of the page with Dr. Melnick’s response The contact information for BC med. health officers can be found at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/bc-medical-health-officers-and-provinical-health-officer-november-2015.pdf
4) RE: EMR wargames: An article in the Victoria Times Colonist complaining about the noise from the Growler jets on Whitby Island. Not a mention of the horror that will soon be flying over our homes when the EMR war games begin. Many of us have written about the Olympic Peninsula group fighting this, but not a word in the media. I hope many will write the author of this article. email@example.com My letter is below in Letters.
“The sound of U.S. navy Growler jets that upsets many people in Greater Victoria might become more pervasive because of a plan to bring more of the planes to the U.S. Naval Air Station at Whidbey Island.”
5) The auto-immune series is available for free again this weekend. I have not watched it, but some have said it is excellent.
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: November 25, 2016 11:33 PM
To: ‘email@example.com’ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: ‘Randall.Garrison.C1C@parl.gc.ca’ <Randall.Garrison.C1C@parl.gc.ca>; Christy Clark (email@example.com) <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ‘email@example.com’ <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ‘email@example.com’ <firstname.lastname@example.org>; ‘email@example.com’ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: US Navy Growlers — more to come
Dear Mr. Watts,
I read your article carefully, hoping you would have included some of the information that I and many others have been sending to the Times Colonist for the last few months about the US Navy’s plans to hold war games over the Olympic Peninsula and the Juan de Fuca area, with planes flying from Whitby Island. Sadly I found nothing. The plans are for many hundreds of flights a week (for months if not years) at low altitudes which will be very disruptive to people in or near the southern part of Vancouver Island plus all wildlife in the water and on land.
In addition, the Navy will be using electromagnetic weapons (microwave radiation) to disable planes and targets on the ground. The public will be put in harm’s way because it will be virtually impossible to not be exposed.
There is a group including local and state politicians in Washington that has been fighting this for a long time. http://protectolympicpeninsula.org/action but even after many letters having been written to our MLAs, MPs and the media by many concerned citizens, no similar opposition has been voiced by any of them. In fact, I never received a response from anyone and neither were there any articles in the Times Colonist.
There is a lot of information on the link above and even more can found quite readily. Here is just one site which outlines quite clearly how the Navy bypassed regulations.
It’s probably too late for Canadians to have any input but certainly the public deserves to know what is happening, and how their politicians did nothing. I certainly hope you will tell them.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Disguising cell towers to look like trees if they weren’t dangerous to health why do it! Posted Nov 16/16
That’s No Tree, That’s A Cell Tower
People occasionally duck into Song Won’s Pro Cleaners to ask her about the large tree in the parking lot behind the dry cleaning store on North Highland Ave. NE. The thing behind her store, however, is no tree. It’s a cell tower constructed to look like a tree.
“The tree is kind of interesting,” she said. “I tell customers, these are antennas. It’s not a tree. They take pictures.”
Update 2016-11-14 Unidentified crews reported to be cutting power in Mission Posted Nov 16/16
1) I cannot confirm this, but a member from Mission said some crew, unidentified, unannounced, is going around cutting power, apparently without any notice to people. First Hydro extorts millions of dollars from us, money they aren’t declaring in their business case, and then, as punishment for paying all of this money in legacy fees, now that BCUC has agreed that they can cut power without notice, they are doing so, rudely, without giving people any chance. Another $700 in Hydro’s pocket to have power restored. This is beyond anything that should be legal. Please, please, even if you have not had your power cut, write to BCUC to tell them what is going on with neighbours, friends, acquaintances, members of the coalition. Hydro told BCUC they would continue their “business practice” of “attempting” to notify people in advance of cutting power. They are not. And one person said, as she was running out of the house, the stranger cutting her power yelled “hope you enjoy the dark”. This is criminal. Commission.email@example.com and Patrick.firstname.lastname@example.org. Plus media. We are being terrorized because we want to protect our homes and our families. Please let me know if you see this and try to take videos, get names, get license plates. Send to email@example.com with “Cutting power” on the subject line.
2) A member said there had been a Telus “future home” in Langford’s Westshore mall. Please keep your eye out and let me know if you see any. If anyone with an RF meter visits one of these, please let me know what shows up.
From another re. the No. Saanich “home”:
8801 East Saanich Road is the Federal Government Experimental Farm/Plant Inspection in North Saanich a bit south of the airport. I doubt the actual demo will be in 8801 which is the office but rather a hall used for rarely used by the public for meetings next to the office. Interesting Telus is teamed with the federal government in this. The demo house will atr best be a mockup of a house rather than a house. I am already disappointed in the demonstration.
For those going to it it is in the sweep of the Airport radar most meetings can not measure in the 10 GHz band but I can tell you the intensity is significant. The best way for most to get to it is take the turnoff to the airport and when you come to the second traffic circle intersection on your way to the airport turn south on east Saanich and drive a short distance.
3) Another major hack of a “dating” site – more than 400 million accounts hacked with personal data and credit card numbers stolen.
4) Ann Cavoukian, a former privacy commissioner who is vitally concerned with the issue. says upfront measures can be taken to protect our data. But companies like Hydro and Fortis cut corners in every way. Are they able to ensure the privacy and security we deserve and need?
“Maintaining privacy by creating and adopting new standards for big data will be critical, and organizations are emerging to help cities and businesses engage in data analytics programs that fully maintain citizens’ privacy.
Ann Cavoukian, three-term Privacy Commissioner of Ontario now serving as the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University, says that realizing the potential of big data does not need to come at the expense of personal privacy.
“Usually privacy is presented as a trade off, but it’s a false dichotomy,” she says. “We can — and must — develop big data programs that allow the achievement of multiple objectives, such as privacy and public safety, simultaneously.”
Cavoukian says that when organizations install privacy protections up front, it ensures that data is de-identified and personal information is never part of the picture. When that information is then aggregated into massive data sets, it allows organizations to look at trends and patterns without compromising privacy.”
5) In the UK, the industry is asking for a delay in the smeter programs because the problems and concerns are not resolved. The projected benefits are slight, if there are any, and the problems are substantial.
“Ministers are also facing fresh questions over the merits of the project after a new official assessment estimated savings would be just £11 per household in 2020, down from the £26 estimated previously…
Savings will rely in part on people seeing their usage in real-time via the new meters and opting to use less. But recent forecasts suggest energy prices will be lower than feared, meaning resulting savings will also be reduced.”
“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.”
— Albert Camus
Dark Ones Pretending to be Environmentalists! Posted Nov 14/16
Hello to all my friends and fellow crusaders.
I am using plain-text for this message without the usual colors and images to emphasize the fact that what I am about to say is very serious.
Freedom Force has put together potentially the most world-shaking event ever created in the battle against tyranny masquerading as environmentalism. It is a two-day event to be held in Phoenix on December 3 and 4 called Global Warming; An Inconvenient Lie. If you have not seen my previous mailings that describe this, please check it out now at the above link.
To say that the establishment is not happy about our project is the understatement of the century. I knew that the media, the politicians, and those whose livelihood depend on government funding would try to turn public opinion against us, but I did not expect that the first attack would come from a person who I and many others thought was on our side. But that is exactly what happened.
The attack came from Dane Wigington, a well-known opponent of geoengineering. In fact, when I helped to produce the documentary, What in The World Are They Spraying, I was happy to have him included to provide testimony about the many problems with geoengineering. Things, however, are not always what they seem, and it soon became clear that Wigington, although an opponent of geoengineering, is a staunch promoter of the theory of man-made global warming.
When Wigington learned of our project, he came unglued and began an all-out attack on me and our team of experts, and it was so widely circulated among my own supporters that it caused some people to hesitate about joining us in Phoenix. So now I need your help.
The first thing I must do is set the record straight about the substance of the attack. For that, I made a video statement yesterday that includes Wigington’s charges against me and my response.
The video speaks for itself, but now we come to how I need your help:
(1) Please send this message to everyone you know who has an interest in this issue.
(2) Please join with me in Phoenix. We have about seventy more seats to fill to break even. To reach that goal, we have extended the Early-Bird rate all the way to the opening day. Please come and show support for the world-class myth-busters who will be there. They have put their careers and reputations on the line so we can create a Weapon of Mass Instruction that will blow away the global-warming hoax once-and-for-all. The program will be awesome.
If you cannot attend, please help by ordering one or more DVD albums of the event. Eventually you will want this album for your own library anyway, so now is an excellent time to place the order.
Thanks for reading this, and thanks for your help.
Ed Griffin firstname.lastname@example.org
EMF Issues across North America! Posted Nov 14/16
Update 2016-11-12 A Teamster asks for wifi to be turned off in Las Vegas halls
1) A Teamster, Gary Vesperman, has done a lot of research and gathered a lot of evidence re. RF, and has presented a document to the Teamsters asking to take the important step of demanding that wifi be turned off in convention halls in Las Vegas for the safety of the workers..
“The bottom line is that all of us should minimize exposure to wireless radiation as much as possible. Children should especially not play with smart phones and be exposed to Wi-Fi in their schools.
All of the convention halls have Wi-Fi. We Teamsters have an opportunity to make some history. Our Teamsters Local 631 should pass a formal resolution to ask the Las Vegas convention halls to turn on their
Wi-Fi only during conventions and only after ensuring none of our brothers and sisters are working on the premises and would be exposed to their hazardous Wi-Fi signals.”
2) A recommendation from a member. If there are suggestions you’d like to share with others, please send to me at email@example.com with “tips” on the subject line.
“In the newsletter it would be good to have a section with tips and recommendations, even tips submitted by readers, to reduce our electrical consumption.
Even little things like replacing worn weatherstripping around doors can really help. One kind of weatherstripping can even have the old foam inserts pulled out and replaced without having to redo the metal weatherstripping frame. I think it’s made by RCR and Rona and probably most other hardware stores have it. Sealing gaps in house siding and having the door to the attic with weatherstripping to fit securely. The flue in the old fashioned chimney can be closed to the point that you don’t get excessive condensation on windows while you reduce the amount of heat going up the chimney.
There’s even a list of EPA recommended showerheads that are efficient and have been tested to give a decent shower while using about 1.6 gallons per minute vs. the 2.5 gallons per minute that has been the standard since the 1980’s. If you have metered water and or an electric hot water tank this can help reduce electrical consumption.
What we do have control over is using less of the resource BC Hydro has us so dependent on. Keeping our usage below or near where the 2nd tier pricing begins is a good step to giving BC Hydro less money.”
3) A member sent in an article about a study showing problems associated with lack of good sound sleep. RF radiation has been shown to effect the production of melatonin which is required for good sleep, which is necessary to repair some of the harm that is done during the day.
4) In Michigan a state senator acknowledges that he works for his constituents, just as our MLAs are supposed to work for us, and presents an amendment that would allow people to decide what type of meter they would have on their homes.
5) Many studies have shown that exposure to EMF can exacerbate already existing health problems, such as autoimmune diseases. I have no information about this series, which is presented for free, other than what is shown at the link below.
“At last… more than 85+ experts, including doctors, scientists, world leading functional medicine experts, as well as sufferers now in remission, are lifting the lid on the auto-immune industry.”
6) Non smeter or Hydro:
“Mercola.com founder Dr. Joseph Mercola interviews Dr. Alexander Wunsch about the hidden dangers of light-emitting diode (LED) lighting.
Our eyes were designed to receive the light frequency of the Sun. Rays strike the optic nerve, which signals the pituitary gland, triggering the release of hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate our bodily functions.”
Dr. Mercola: The Dangers of LED Lights (36 min.)
Sent: November 11, 2016 8:11 AM
To: Opposition Leader firstname.lastname@example.org —- This letter was also sent separately by X to Andrew Weaver, the Green Party MLA
Subject: Smart meters
Since you refuse to listen to any scientific evidence of the detrimental impact to human health of smart meters, perhaps you will be receptive to economic arguments. BC Hydro stated in its original business case that smart meters would last about 20 years. We know some meters are being replaced in about 5 years, and here is an article
stating the life of smart meters will be increasingly short.
Can you please give a response that would indicate my email has at least been read? Your form email about how busy you are just doesn’t cut it, especially in an election year.
“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” Albert Einstein
EMF Microwave threats in Vancouver BC & Michigan! Posted Nov 1/16
Fw: Update 2016-10-28 Telus microcells irradiating homes
Sent: October 29, 2016 12:42 AM
To: Subject: Update 2016-10-28 Telus microcells irradiating homes.
1) Telus is installing cell transmitters in front of homes on Hydro poles, thus getting around the restrictions, consultations and notifications required for putting up a cell tower. This followed the installation of the fiber optic cable which is needed for the microcells. A true bait and switch. These things are mere feet from bedroom windows and not very high off the ground. In Langford someone was told by Telus that she would be in the danger zone “only” when she was in her front yard. As with smeters, we are being exposed to RF in our home from a corporation without asking us, without giving us a choice.. This is wrong.
A group of people is organizing, trying to get information about these things from Telus, and organizing in their neighbourhoods to keep or to get them out. Here is a very informative letter from someone in Chemainus and a petition that was just started today. Please sign. These cell transmitters are not benign and even if you are not a Telus cell phone user, you will be irradiated by them. You can see more photos at http://emrabc.ca/?page_id=7536
2) In Kansas a smeter bill for a single elderly woman increased to more than $400 for a single month, with huge increase in consumption after the smeter was installed. Like here in BC there is no independent company testing the meters when people suspect that the meters are running fast.
3) There are still many 1000s (perhaps as many as 50,000) smeters that are being read manually. These are not those with the transmitter turned off. These are the full blown smeter. Hydro said they were all in rural areas where the grid isn’t complete, or in electrical rooms of large buildings. They didn’t realize that wireless transmitters can’t send the signal through multiple concrete walls. But they lied. Some of these are in residential neighbourhoods with full cellular service. If you know of any, please send them to email@example.com with “smeter being read” on the subject line.
4) So many times I’ve shared info showing that smeters are being installed around the world all at the same time. This is just an amazing coincidence…. Here are just a few more, some of which are having problems..
[Pre-paid – Zimbabwe] 6000 Zesa pre-paid meters condemned…Minister says faulty gadgets to be replaced by Auxilia Katongomara – Chronicle – October 28, 2016:
ScottishPower in £340m smart meter contracts by Patrick James – Scottish Financial Review – October 26, 2016:
Smart Cities – South Africa] All-flash data centres will power smart cities – IT News Africa – October 27, 2016:
Israel hampered in pursuit of better energy management – expert – Overregulation and a shortage of engineers thwart progress to smart-grid electricity era, chairman of electircal engineering group says by Shoshanna Solomon – Times of Israel – October 25, 2016:
[Greece] Smart meters pilot tender on final stretch without CMEC – Energy Press – October 25, 2016:
South Australia, Australia] AGL offers smart meters as an option (in small print!) to South Australians – Stop Smart Meters Australia – October 26, 2016:
5) A Pennsylvania utility is asking for permission to implement a pre-paid program (Penn. has smeters but the photo is of an analog. Only smeters with remote disconnect switches would work.)
“In its 2015 report, the law center said that prepaid programs might encourage customers to be more budget-conscious, but that they also lead to a high rate of service disconnections, can create inconveniences for customers who pay frequently, and reduce utilities’ incentives to negotiate payment agreements with customers.”
6) Power cut on home in Mission where the smeter is in the home itself. A major concern from the RF if the transmitter is activated and a fire hazard. Too bad the article doesn’t address the fact that strangers came to her home and refused to identify themselves. Neither does it speak of the fear of a fire. I see no place for comments but comments should be made about this. Here is one email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and here is an online form for comments: http://www.ctvnews.ca/ctv-national-news/newsbreaker
Sent: October 27, 2016 10:35 AM
Cc: Dennis and Sharon Noble <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org; Gary Holman MLA <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Disregard for real science
Dear Minister Philpott,
I have written before about the dangers of EMR that Safety Code 6 ignores, jeopardizing the health of all Canadians and our environment. I have had the usual, ‘pat on the head – we know what we are doing’ replies, indicating to me that neither you nor the employees of Health Canada take science seriously. In grade school I learned that scientists look at ALL the evidence before they make their ‘educated’ conclusions, not just the part of science that supports what they have been told must be the ultimate conclusion.
I know that you have received many citizen letter submissions which itemize all the science ‘out there’ that tells conclusively of the dangers of EMR. Even the 2016 National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program from the United States, no less, has shown conclusively that there is a harmful effect from cell phone microwave radiation. The same radiation which comes from cell towers and other wireless devices. Yet you presume that Safety Code 6, as now in force, will protect us from harm. At least I know that I will not be cooked. My DNA messed with? Maybe not so much.
I implore you to look at the science from around the world, at the legislation other countries have which protects their citizens from
undue harm as much as they can in the infancy of this new science.
Our civilization is playing with a technology which has no proven track record of safety. Indeed, the evidence points to an increasing accumulation of human health related tragedies related to this technology. What we may be doing to the already beleaguered environment is largely unknown as yet. The Precautionary Principle must inform and guide us on this and other ‘cutting edge’ technology.
Thank you for listening to my real concerns for us all.
Sent: October 27, 2016 10:34 AM
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Patrick.email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Adrian.email@example.com; Bill.firstname.lastname@example.org; Sharon Noble <email@example.com>; ‘Peter Bottomley’ <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Mr. Reimer:
Under your stewardship BC Hydro continues to insist upon forcing customers of your monopoly utility to accept smart meters, regardless of the threat these customers understand the meters represent to their physical health and/or privacy. Reports suggest your latest tactic is to hire mercenaries to threaten your legacy-fee-paying customers with summary disconnection and grossly inflated reconnection fees if they do not submit to the unannounced installation of your smart meters.
Mr. Reimer, I believe you will have the opportunity to reflect deeply upon your actions and the hardships they are gratuitously inflicting upon your fellow citizens when, one day in this or a future lifetime, you find yourself on the other end of the boot. This is in no way a threat. I am simply bringing to your attention the inevitable way of the universe.
It is not too late for you to plot a more judicious course on this issue, for the betterment of all concerned. I encourage you to do so.
From: The Office of Senator Colbeck [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 2:51 PM
To: David Lonier
Subject: RE: Thank you Senator Colbeck
Dear Mr. Lonier
Thank you for the kind words, we will make sure to pass them on to Sen. Colbeck. He fully recognizes that when consumers are forced to use a monopoly utility, without the option to switch, that the monopoly utility must provide options to customers who would otherwise seek service elsewhere. Sen. Colbeck is in favor of making utility “choice” an option for all Michigan residents as one way to address this issue.
Respectfully in Service,
Sen. Patrick Colbeck’s Office
From: David Lonier [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2016 2:44 PM
To: The Office of Senator Colbeck <email@example.com>
Cc: Penny Crider <PCrider@senate.michigan.gov>
Subject: Thank you Senator Colbeck
Dear Senator Colbeck,
We are facing a rapid decline from a system where the buyer once had some control over the products and services they bought, to a totalitarian oligarchy where the service provider has total monopoly control, thanks to their government co-conspirators.
This is not a good sign and if government does not step in to break up the monopolies, there’s no telling where the road will lead, other than that it will surely get worse.
I testified and sent my comments to the MPSC along with over 100 other very aware and concerned utility customers.
DTE cut our power over a year ago for our refusal to allow them to install their unsafe, unhealthy surveillance device on our home. They told us locking our analog meter to the house was unsafe. I told them that their meter was unsafe and provided irrefutable evidence of same …See attachments …their documents show their meter exploding and causing house fires. The fire chief of Cheboygan’s home caught fire from a smart meter! Their meter is not UL approved for many reasons, not the least of which is 240 volts of electrical current coursing through combustible materials in switch mode fashion. (The attachments are at the following links: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DTE-Itron-OpenWay-Centron-Meter-Exploding.pdf and
We are on our third generator and working on putting a large enough solar array to charge batteries to provide free energy…after the components are paid for. I am 77, and my wife is 86. We do not appreciate what DTE has done to us one bit!
Thank you for taking a stand for the people of Michigan over the tyrannical monopoly special interests.
Many law suits have been filed in defiance of DTE and Consumers extortion, but only one judge has had the guts to go against the behemoths and he was only one judge on a 3-judge appeals panel. The other two ruled in favor of the criminal cabal.
Thanks once again for helping to give us choice,
2014 Nominee for State House, 29th District
“Our Society is run by insane people for insane objectives. We are being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I m liable to be put away as insane for expressing that.
That’s what is insane about it…”
Phones that are less harmful? Posted Oct 18/16
Top 20 Cell Phones With The Highest And Lowest Radiation
Smart Meter EMF health threat lawsuit! Posted Oct 17/16
Update 2016-10-16 New $$meter lawsuit in Virginia
1) Lawsuits will become more common as people connect the dots between exposure to RF from things like smeters and their health problems. One has just begun in Virginia. Her situation is similar to many in BC – where her utility refused to move the smeter even after her doctor ruled out all other sources of her problems, and then they lied to her – telling the transmitter had been turned off when it hadn’t been.
[County of Rockingham, Virginia] Donna Kinsey, Plaintiff v. Virginia Electric and Power Company, Defendant – Civil Action No. CL14 00701-00 – Case 5:16-cv-00058-EKD – Document 17-1 – October 10, 2016:
2) Lots of you, I know, are keeping track of studies and reports on health effects related to RF exposure. Here is a website of studies that might prove to be a very good resource, especially when someone like Dr. Perry Kendall, Health Minster Philpott, Health Canada or the BC Cancer Society says that there is no evidence that RF might be harmful.
WiFi and Device Studies – 136 Studies Showing Health Effects from WiFi Radio Frequency Radiation by Kevin Mottus, California Brain Tumor Association:
3) The US FCC just made $54.6 billion by selling off areas in the radio frequency spectrum that TV stations used to use. Lower frequencies, such as those in the FM range (100 Mhz) are more dangerous than those that are in higher frequencies because they travel farther and penetrate buildings (and bodies) more easily. Governments are in a position where they make huge amounts of money selling off public airways to the telecom companies who are emitting RF radiation into our environment, endangering our health. This is a major conflict of interest because a govt is supposed to protect us. And look at the costs for this in terms of our health care. We’ll pay with our health and our taxes.
Latest FCC Spectrum Auction Clearing Cost Drops To $54.6B
Law360, Washington (October 13, 2016, 6:47 PM EDT) — The broadcaster side of the second stage of the Federal Communications Commission’s incentive auction wrapped Thursday with a $54.6 billion cost to clear a targeted 114 MHz of spectrum, a $30 billion drop from the first stage but still well above the figure wireless providers were willing to bid on the FCC’s initial target.
The auction is meant to reallocate portions of low-band spectrum held by TV broadcasters — valuable for its ability to travel long distances and penetrate buildings — for use in wireless broadband….
4) I doubt it is just a coincidence that the US FCC is granting 2000 more FM licenses at the same time more of the spectrum perhaps in the FM range has been auctioned.
These are just two of the nearly 2,000 FM stations across the country that have received new licenses from the Federal Communications Commission over the last two years. All are classified as Low Power FM — operating at 100 watts with a broadcast range of roughly five to 15 miles, depending on the surrounding terrain and the proximity of other FM transmissions. About a third are already on the air.
All of these new stations have received their licenses free. The F.C.C.’s only requirement was that the applicants be nonprofit organizations committed to broadcasting locally originating programs.
5) Did anyone who lost power during the storms over the weekend notice an improvement in getting power restored “thanks” to the smeter and $$mart grid? I noticed in Victoria they were giving phone numbers to call to report outages, with advice (a day in advance) to make sure there was a landline hooked up because cell phones wouldn’t work! How do you get a landline in a day? If anyone has anything interesting to share, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org with “outage” on the subject line.
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” Winston Churchill.
Health Minister Caught Misleading Canadians about Safety of their Wireless Device posted Oct 12/16
Update 2016-10-08 A request from C4ST to help get MPs to help us. Posted Oct 9/16
1) A message I got from Frank Clegg asking for our support in pressing MPs to take action re. Health Canada, Safety Code 6, etc. I hope you will consider sending an email or two.
“I believe you signed up as a member of C4ST because you were concerned about the amount of radiation from wireless devices in our environment. From Feburary 27th to June 7th of this year, I, along with members of the C4ST Board, made 6 trips to Ottawa and met personally with over 30 MP’s. We were successful in getting the 2015 Health Committee (HESA) Report on Safety Code 6 re-tabled by the current 2016 HESA Committee in June 2016, then giving the Minister of Health 120 days to respond. Minister Philpott and the Liberal Government’s response is due late next week.
We understand you are busy and have a lot of demands on your time. Participants in our Moms Who Care campaign tell us it takes about 2 Minutes to fill in our email form, and what a difference it makes! MP’s tell us that emails have far more impact than petitions; that is why we are asking you to take this action.
We had one MP ask for a meeting with C4ST after receiving 2 emails!
We have grouped the recommendations into 4 categories. If you have already sent an email please consider sending another on a different category. If you haven’t yet please do this weekend. There is one week left to educate your MP and notify the MOH about the importance of the HESA Recommendations.
Click on the area you find most interesting. The email goes directly to Health Minister Philpott and your MP.
Send in your email on Education and Awareness http://momswhocare.ca/mwc-form/
Send in your email on Electrosensitivity http://momswhocare.ca/email-your-mp-about-electrosensitivity/
Send in your email on Research http://momswhocare.ca/email-your-mp-about-research/
Send in your email on Health Canada’s Process http://momswhocare.ca/email-your-mp-about-health-canadas-process/
2) Another good article that will be read by people new to this issue. Please know that the reference to Jerry Day’s “legal” information does not apply to BC where meters are mandated.
3) The final arguments concerning BC Hydro’s Rate Application are due on Tuesday. Being an intervener, I have just finished my response and will share it tomorrow night. The BCPIAC has made many recommendations and asked BC Hydro for compromises to help low income people. One is a pilot project to not disconnect power during the winter in areas where the temperatures drop below a certain level. Hopefully BC Hydro will announce it, because many of the changes are not being put in the Tariff or on their website because it is Hydro’s “business practice”. I do not understand how people are supposed to know about these “practices” that can affect their customers.
The assistance is necessary for “low income ratepayers who are having increasing difficulty paying their electricity bills in an environment where electricity rates continue to rise while many people’s incomes have stagnated,” the written argument says.
“BC Hydro’s electricity rates have risen by 51 [per cent] over the last 11 years and are on track to increase by over 30 [per cent] in the next eight years,” it says. “Over the same period income assistance rates have only increased by $100 to a total of $610 per month (for a single person), and the province’s minimum wage has only increased by $2.85 per hour.”
Electricity is essential for survival, it says. “People can only pay their electricity bills at the expense of competing household necessities, such as food and medicine. As a result, low income BC Hydro ratepayers are having more difficulty than ever paying for electricity, which is an essential service provided by a monopoly public utility.”
4) A large investment being made in “clean technology.” Perhaps someone can explain a “direct-current microgrid platform. As I understand it (and I might not at all) direct current would be better, and safer, than the AC current that is in our homes now.
“Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
Energy conservation will get a surge thanks to a $4.63-million federal investment in Mohawk College, which will help to build a new test site in Woodbridge to develop and commercialize clean energy technologies….
This investment will help to address this loss by supporting the development and operation of a direct-current microgrid platform (electrical grid includes a variety of operational and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable and energy-efficiency resources). It is anticipated that 11 new technologies will be developed …”
5) Light poles with a wifi transmitter being installed in Los Angeles. It is becoming harder and harder to know when there is a wifi or cell transmitter near you and your home.
The SmartPoles will deliver enhanced, reliable wireless broadband coverage to businesses, visitors, and citizens by integrating small cell technology into standard city street lights–improving the wireless network for Angelenos’ smart phones in dense urban areas.
“A government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.” Albert Camus
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How the Monsanto Tribunal Will Hold Agribusiness Corporations Accountable — and What You Can Do to Help
by Lindsay Oberst, October 5th 2016
World Criminal Court at the Hague considering Environmental and Land grab crimes against Humanity! Posted Sept 18/16
shared by Guardian paper online!
Environmental destruction and landgrabs could lead to governments and individuals being prosecuted for crimes against humanity by the international criminal court following a decision to expand its remit.
The UN-backed court, which sits in The Hague, has mostly ruled on cases of genocide and war crimes since it was set up in 2002. It has been criticised for its reluctance to investigate major environmental and cultural crimes, which often happen in peacetime.
In a change of focus, the ICC said on Thursday it would also prioritise crimes that result in the “destruction of the environment”, “exploitation of natural resources” and the “illegal dispossession” of land. It also included an explicit reference to land-grabbing.
The court, which is funded by governments and is regarded as the court of last resort, said it would now take many crimes that have been traditionally under-prosecuted into consideration.
The ICC is not formally extending its jurisdiction, but the court said it would assess existing offences, such as crimes against humanity, in a broader context.
The ICC’s policy paper on case selection and prioritisation declares: “The office [of the prosecutor] will give particular consideration to prosecuting Rome statute crimes that are committed by means of, or that result in, inter alia, the destruction of the environment, the illegal exploitation of natural resources or the illegal dispossession of land.”
Land-grabbing has become increasingly common worldwide, with national and local governments allocating private companies tens of millions of hectares of land in the past 10 years.
The anti-corruption campaigners Global Witness say this has led to many forced evictions, the cultural genocide of indigenous peoples, malnutrition and environmental destruction.
“Land-grabbing is no less harmful than war in terms of negative impacts on civilians”, said Alice Harrison, an adviser at Global Witness. “Today’s announcement should send a warning shot to company executives and investors that the environment is no longer their playground.
“The terrible impacts of land-grabbing and environmental destruction have been acknowledged at the highest level of criminal justice, and private sector actors could now be put on trial for their role in illegally seizing land, flattening rainforests or poisoning water sources.”
International lawyers said broadening the priority cases to include land-grabbing would recognise that mass human rights violations committed during peacetime and in the name of profit could be just as serious as traditional war crimes.
“It will not make land-grabbing per se a crime, but mass forcible evictions that results from land-grabbing may end up being tried as a crime against humanity,” said Richard Rogers, a partner in the international criminal law firm Global Diligence.
Rogers has lodged a case with the ICC on behalf of 10 Cambodians alleging that the country’s ruling elite, including its government and military, has perpetuated mass rights violations since 2002 in pursuit of wealth and power by grabbing land and forcibly evicting up to 350,000 people.
“Cambodia is a perfect example for this new ICC focus. It fits in to the new criteria,” he said.
He predicted it could have a bearing on the way business is done in certain countries. “Companies who want to invest in [some] places risk being complicit in crimes against humanity. Tackling land-grabbing will also help address some of the causes of climate change, since deforestation is very often a result of land-grabbing.”
The new ICC focus could also open the door to prosecutions over climate change, Rogers said, because a large percentage of CO2 emissions had been caused by deforestation as a result of illegal land-grabbing.
The ICC can take action if the crime happens in any of the 139 countries that have signed up to the Rome statute, if the perpetrator originates from one of these countries, or if the UN security council refers a case to it. Crimes must have taken place after the Rome statue came into force on 1 July 2002.
Reinhold Gallmetzer, a member of the ICC working group who drew up the policy document, said: “We are exercising our jurisdiction by looking at the broader context in which crimes are committed. We are extending the focus to include Rome statute crimes already in our jurisdiction.
“Forcible transfer [of people] can already be a crime against humanity, so if it is committed by land-grabbing – whether as a result or a precursor – it can be included.”
The ICC paper also lists other crimes, such as arms trafficking, human trafficking, terrorism and financial crimes, in which it intends to provide more help to individual states to carry out national prosecutions.
ABC 10 Cell Towers are extremely Toxic! Posted Sept 15/16
NASA admits to spraying dangerous chemical on all of us! Posted Sept 14/16
Update 2016-09-04 Who owns our data? WIFI frying all of us yet Shaw Telus big corps pushing it big time along with greed! Posted Sept 14/16
1) Various govts are trying to address a major concern with the digital internet of things – who owns the data? All of our personal data?
“…the next wave of technology change is about to break all over us. The Internet of Things has the potential to change our lives more fundamentally than any innovation since electricity. Like electricity it is an enabling technology, only the enabler is not electric current but data. Your data. And we have no idea who ‘owns’ it. Take smart meters, an IoT innovation. Who owns the data about your home, when you start making the tea, what time your children go to sleep, when you lock the back door? Amber Rudd certainly didn’t know when she was Energy Secretary, and I doubt she knows now she’s Home Secretary. It is not only the private sector where confusion reigns. The Digital Economy act proposes to make it easier for public sector entities to share your data without your explicit permission even though care.data, the scrapped NHS data-sharing proposal, has already demonstrated what a mess that is.
Data is the new property. We need a progressive ownership framework for it. We need that to be debated and discussed by everyone but particularly citizens, including those not on line. Without that, the digital economy will be hamstrung by peoples’ fears and companies’ confusion. The Government’s Digital Economy Bill says nothing about this. It is up to Labour to ensure we have a bill that gives data back to the people.”
Chi Onwurah: Data is the new property – but the Conservatives cannot tell us who will own it | LabourList
2) Lithium batteries are exploding and various devices and toys are being recalled as a result. These are all lithium ion batteries, and I cannot say that the lithium metal batteries in the smeters are just as prone to explode or not. I do know that they too should not be overheated or exposed to moisture or else they will explode and can cause fires If any can share info about this, I would appreciate it.
3) I have told the BCUC that I wish to appeal their decision regarding the fire issue, in which I asked for an independent review of the system in place as well as the safety of the meters themselves. Over the next couple of weeks I will devoting most of my time to preparing a “persuasive” argument (even though I have no idea what they mean by that. This really is up to the individual to decide… ) But in looking over some prior files I’ve prepared I came upon this one which is on our website under “fires”. Since we have many new members in the Coalition I am providing the link. The report is 2 years old now so there has been more data collected (although I admit that since I made my official complaint last July I haven’t gathered as much or as regularly as I was before. I naively expected/hoped that BCUC would see that a major problem exists – no monitoring, no tracking, laws being broken – to ask for the independent investigation. This report was sent to every MLA in the province, so the info is out there. It is just being ignored.
4) In the UK, where statistics are kept and made available, the incidence of cancers, especially in young people, is increasing dramatically, due, primarily to environmental factors, including EMR.
Dear Right Honourable Justin Trudeau:
As a parent of school children and a former BC teacher, I think you will be very interested in the battle that EHS teachers here in BC and other provinces have been fighting to have WiFi removed from schools. Right now Canadian teachers and students need your help and support – to follow HESA ‘s 12 Recommendations from their June 2015 Report, “Radiofrequency Radiation and the Health of Canadians” by immediately removing WiFi from our schools to prevent more of our school populations from falling ill to radiation exposure effects.
Many teachers and students are enduring painful and frightening severe health effects while “imprisoned” inside classrooms surrounded by strong WiFi radiation. Symptoms may include, as I have experienced, sudden loss of balance, visual disturbances, stabbing eye and ear pain, ear ringing, vertigo, facial rash, scalp numbness, heart palpitations, and short-term memory loss, to name a few. Furthermore, teachers who are unable to tolerate the strong signals all day long and unplug their classroom WiFi router are reprimanded and served Letters of Discipline by the School Board.
If even the teachers themselves are unable to pull the plug on WiFi, then who will??
This situation is occuring in every public school across this nation. Even worse, doctors are untrained in radiation exposure health effects and they and other specialists are giving false diagnoses of ANXIETY (this is a common one!), genetic heart defects, MS and Meniere’s disease (also common), causing further damage to EHS patients through misdiagnosis!
It is not widely known and understood, even by parents of students, that the daily exposure at school to strong WiFi systems and signals is overexposing our children and teachers, no matter what Health Canada or Safety Code 6 says about this. At my school work site, signals are making teaching staff light-headed, dizzy and sick by the end of a workday, and this worsens by the end of the week due to the cumulative and additve nature of RF radiation exposure. And if the WiFi in our schools is too strong for teaching staff, then it is definitely too strong for our students and children.
Imagine a small child sitting under that WiFi router all day long, with no medical vocabulary or body awareness to express their symptoms except perhaps “headache” “stomach ache” or “dizzy.” Parents and doctors are likely to dismiss these symptoms or misdiagnose as stress, anxiety, vision or hearing problem, or stomach flu. Even more confusing, the symptoms from radiation exposure are similar to a variety of illnesses. Except for this dangerous difference: RF is a class 2B Carcinogen, and “wireless radiation health effects are equitable to the same disease and latency as that of nuclear radiation exposure.” (Merry Calaghan, speech to Portland Public Schools 2013).
Proximity, duration, and signal strength are key to cautious, “safe” use of radiofrequency radiation from wireless devices used in schools today. As Dr. Devra Davis warns, “Distance is your friend.” But right now these three key factors are all in the RED zone in our classrooms. I have proof, both through my own EHS reactions with increasing illness while at school, and from the measurements on my RF meter when I measure signals in my classroom. I also arranged a meeting in 2014 with our District Health and Safety for a orkSafe BC Injury Prevention team to come in and measure RF at our school, and all they would concede was that their measurements were within Health Canada limits. Yet many Canadians will feel health effects several orders of magnitude below Safety Code 6 limits, including children, people with chemical and environmental allergies, pregnant teachers, or anyone enduring prolonged exposures (Safety Code 6 measures only effects of 6-minutes of exposure)!
When I am within proximity of a device or signal source in my classroom I become dizzy, nauseous, lightheaded, and experience scalp numbness, chest and facial rash and excruciating eye pressure. After about ten minutes, such as during a staff meeting when I can’t move around, I get a vice-grip hammering headache and my field of vision will start to “cartwheel” rapidly. This is a sign that my CNS (central nervous system) is in electrical overload, and I need to exit fast. These excruciatingly painful symptoms take a full 24 hours to subside. And of course my EHS symptoms and sensitivity become elevated, because radiation is cumulative in the cells and systems of the human body.
Below is the link to the 2014 article I submitted for publication by BCTF magazine and website. I have been imploring the BCTF Executive, in my many subsequent emails until I was forced to retire in March this year due to my inability to work under WiFi and earn an income as a teacher, to circulate this information widely in order to prevent other teachers and students becoming chronically ill as I had. In fact, Worksafe Law demands that I report this workplace hazard!!
Today I am now severely handicapped by EHS symptoms from overexposure to WiFi at my school in Delta BC, where the school district told my administrator (principal) that they were “experimenting with the WiFi configuration” at my school. (Isn’t it against our Human Rights Code to experiment on humans?).
Forced early retirement among teachers is a common story that is unfolding in our school districts.
Below is the article that I had submitted to the BCTF Teacher Magazine, which I am now free to circulate to magazines, newspapers, and the media:
March 22, 2016
But WiFi is safe, right?
Not according to Canada’s prominent leading physician and cardiologist, Dr. Hugh Scully. Teachers and students are at risk from Wi-Fi, he warned in a letter to Toronto City Council strongly opposing WiFi in public parks and spaces.
And not according to a recent report given to federal parliament from the Standing Committee on Health (HESA) in mune 2015 entitled Radiofreqeuncy Radiation and the Health of Canadians, with 12 Recommendations to protect Canadians and reduce our exposure.
If only we had been given the truth from the beginning. Instead, we were given lies and media blackout and industry cover-up. If only there had been safety protocols in place to prevent overexposure to staff and workers when WiFi systems were installed. Maybe then, myself and the other several million Canadians living with EHS would have known to take necessary safety precautions near WiFi in their workplace.
If only I had known then that the WiFi router in the school hallway15 feet from my classroom desk emitted constant RF radiation that dropped off rapidly with distance – I could have moved my desk! If only I had been warned that prolonged exposure to daily WiFi over several months would cause irreversible changes and damage to my health, career, lifestyle, and livelihood – I would have taken my marking and prep home, instead of working 10-hr days near WiFi routers.
This is not a safe technology. Wireless technology is unregulated and has never been tested for safety in the classroom.
I am a BCTF member with 25 years as a classroom teacher in my district. Last year, myself and two other colleagues who were delegates from BC locals could not attend the BCTF AGM, although we had submitted important Resolutions that could positively affect the health and career of our colleagues. Due to high levels of RF exposure in the workplace, the three of us had been afflicted with a severe WiFi allergy/sensitivity condition called EMSD (Electromagnetic Sensitivity Disorder) or EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity), which has been recognized as a disability by the Canadian Human Rights Commission since 2007. EHS is a newly-emerging condition which is a potential risk for students and teachers. Dr. Hugh Scully, a prominent cardiologist and leading Canadian physician, has stated that teachers and nurses are at greater risk because they are continuously exposed to WiFi in schools and hospitals (Scully, 2013).
Indeed, many teachers are on medical leave right now due to untreatable conditions and puzzling symptoms caused by working near strong school WiFi systems. These systems are claimed to be a hundred times stronger than your home WiFi (AAEM – American Academy of Medicine). But there is no prognosis for those who become electrohypersensitive to RF signals, because Canadian medical doctors are not trained to recognize and diagnose radiation illness or EHS symptoms. By license they are not allowed to voice their suspicion that illness could be WiFi- or RF- related. Many common symptoms triggered by RF (radiowave frequency) radiation exposure from WiFi signals and wireless devices are currently being misdiagnosed by doctors and specialists. This is an even more serious concern. Symptoms such as severe WiFi stabbing migraine, vertigo, ringing ears or tinnitus, extreme fatigue coupled with insomnia, loss of balance, intestinal disruption, heart palpitations, and even cardiac arrest are being attributed to other diseases and causes.
So this is a very strange time in education, when solitary teachers – some who are very ill from EHS symptoms – are in a position where they must speak out against their employer as they fight for their careers and health and risk certain disciplinary action for speaking against schoolboard policy. They warn staff members during meetings and endure disbelief and ridicule trying to protect students, themselves and their colleagues. Worksafe law and their guiding moral compass compels EHS teachers to take a leadership role at their AGM’s by setting Resolutions to implement safe protocol for using wireless teaching tools and WiFi in their schools, district, and province. This crusade is being led by single teachers in districts across Canada. Those in BC districts necessarily remain unnamed here or they could be disciplined for speaking against schoolboard policy. One such Alberta teacher, Marcey Kliparchuk (ATU), published a brief article in Canadian Teachers Magazine last year reporting warnings from the Canadian Teachers Federation. Cautionary warnings were also issued by OECTA (the Ontario English-Speaking Catholic Teachers Association) in their position paper against WiFi and radiation health concerns.
You will also find Resolutions recommending WiFi safety in the BCTF AGM Resolution handbook 2013 and 2014 from locals of Greater Victoria, Nicola Valley, and Delta. Unfortunately, by 2015 these teachers were too ill to attend the BCTF AGM in Victoria due to exposure to ferry WiFi and an explosion of wireless devices at conference sites. These teachers have neccessarily taken the role of pseudo-scientist/doctor as well, researching current scientific studies on RF (radiofrequency) radiation to diagnose unusual symptoms from RF. Many of these teachers are imploring that Health Canada and School Boards implement safety procedures. They have also purchased expensive personal meters to measure RF emissions, and have alerted Work Safe BC to protect staff and students from RF radiation exposure caused by industrial-strength (commercial-grade) school WiFi installations.
Fortunately for BC teachers, our past BCTF Executive has understood the complex nature of this illness and had supported members who are our EHS canaries. But most teachers have been ridiculed and humiliated when they have spoken out about health issues related to school WiFi and presented information and Resolutions at meetings of their staff or to their union locals.
When our teaching staff became aware of RF health concerns and began noticing lightheaded dizziness near WiFi routers, we voiced our concerns at a Staff Meeting. Our principal formally submitted our request that the district install switches to turn classroom routers off when not in use. The reply from district Health and Safety was that the installation of switches was “impractical at this time.” Not impossible; just impractical. Our health concerns were dismissed. Eventually my own symptoms increased after 4 months of cumulative exposure during the busy fall school term. My doctor could only recommend Work Accommodation with Medical Leave, so I very reluctantly agreed to work half-time, relinquishing control of my classroom and curriculum for the first time in my career. My pension contributions would be affected now, and saving a sizeable chunk for retirement would not be impossible working reduced hours.
There is no medically accepted diagnosis for EHS in BC or Canada at the present time, and there is no hope of filing for medical insurance or WCB claims for toxic overexposure. Even though RF was re-classified as a carcinogen in 2012 by the World Health Organization, this fact is being ignored in Canada and our federal policy follows archaic “guidelines” outlined by Health Canada’s Safety Code 6. Yet Canada’s Human Rights Commission recognizes that teachers and workers who suffer from severe symptoms at work due to their EHS symptoms – including those who are pregnant and those who suffer functional impairments caused by RF interference with hearing implants, pacemakers, cochlear implants, etc. – deserve the same consideration as other disabled persons. It is discriminatory that their right to have their needs accommodated and be treated with the same respect as other citizens is ignored by non-compliant school boards. It is a basic right that we all have equal access to work and public spaces and facilities.
This hi-jacking and uprooting of teachers’ careers and lives is an alarming and growing trend. Our experience is similar to that of other labourers and professionals who work under strong commercial-grade WiFi: surgeons and hospital staff, airline crews, bank tellers, college and university professors; the list goes on. And we, the Electrically Sensitive whose immune systems are predisposed to chemical and RF sensitivities, will only be the first group to fall. The injustice is that we didn’t ask for WiFi, we didn’t agree to it, yet we will suffer the consequences while the telecom industry profits. We have no means to support ourselves in the future even though we may have paid health insurance contributions for decades!
Experts state that in this century alone, we are being exposed to a quintillion times the amount of microwave frequency (RF) radiation than at any other time in the history of our planet. EHS and many new health conditions are emerging due to the rapid expansion of wireless technology. Over the last two decades, illnesses and diseases such as ALS, MS, brain tumours, Alzheimers, leukemia, and autism are rising exponentially, paralleling the steep rise in cordless and cell phone use since 1997. Risks from exposure to electromagnetic fields are recognized by the whole scientific community. The latest statistics from Europe indicate that 10% of the population suffers from this syndrome of intolerance to EMF – and the numbers are growing. These people are totally handicapped in their lives. Statistics in peer-reviewed publications predict that in the next 50 years, from 25 to 50% of the population will be afflicted. In the UK, experts predict that by 2017, half of that population will become electrically sensitive. Renowned researcher Cindy Sage, co-author of The BioInitiative Reports (2007, 2012, 2014), has compiled over 3800 worldwide peer-reviewed studies by independent scientists showing harmful effects from EMF/EMR radiation which cannot be ignored. In a Berkeley, California radio interview (February, 2014) Sage refers to the common misconception that humans are like our Super Heroes, and will adapt to a wireless world. Her closing comment: “We’re adapting, all right – with cancers and tumours. We’re adapting by dying.”
In June 2015 Canada’s Standing Committee on Health (HESA) submitted a report to Canadian Parliament entitled “Report on Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians.” The report lists 12 formal recommendations to parliament. Recommendation 8 aims to protect “vulnerable populations from radiofrequencies in the school environment.” There is also a section called “Exposure in Schools” (page 16) which is of particular interest to teachers, school personnel, students, and parents. Another concern addressed in the Report (page 11) is the growing number of those suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Dr. Magda Havas states here that “As many as 3% of the population, one million Canadians, have EHS symptoms that are so severe they are unable to function in our modern world.” Dr. Riina Bray also states that the number of diagnosed cases of EHS has increased dramatically in the last 10 years.
The committee also agreed that children in schools should be protected from unnecessary exposure to wireless technology, particularly when alternative technologies exist, and that the potential risks of exposure to RF fields are a serious public health issue that needs to be brought to the attention of Canadians so that they have the knowledge to use wireless devices responsibly, and are able to make decisions about the use of wireless devices in a manner that protects their health and the health of their families.
Wouldn’t it be prudent at this point in time that Canada’s school boards who are entrusted with the care of young children implement the precautionary principle, heeding Dr. Magda Havas’ advice from page 16 of this report: “Safety Code 6 should follow example by protecting the most sensitive people within our population.”
To my great discouragement, Mr. Trudeau, I do not see school boards jumping on board to pull WiFi and change their policies or implement safety protocols anytime soon.
Mr. Trudeau, we need your help to circulate this vital information and to effect change in federal policy on WiFi now present in public spaces and places, in all public schools, parks, on public transit and ferries, and in office buildings. These locations are presently off-limits and toxic to the increasing number of Canadians becoming EHS. It will become epidemic if nothing is done to curb its expansion and use.
I thank you for your compassion and support.
My WiFi article can also be found at:
X m– Teacher/ BCTF Member
“The more you research, the crazier you sound to ignorant people.” Author unknown.
Action alert: 5G cellular technology will blanket planetary life with ultra-high microwave frequencies Posted Sept 14/16
Update 2016-09-08 Plan to expand smeter program to have power storage batteries on our homes. Posted Sept 14/16
1) “The Truth About Cancer” is a very interesting series but it has been short on information about RF radiation. Here is an article that he is sharing with his “listeners”. I hope you will encourage him to share more information about this important environmental toxin.
2) Cornell has received a grant to expand the use of $$smeters. I worry that having the smeters store power will make them more dangerous. Why shouldn’t this be done by the utility instead of on our homes?
“Striving for a future with smaller electric bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and diminished need for power plants, Cornell researchers will use a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create, test and optimize new residential electric storage systems…
The project will test whether adding rechargeable batteries (electric residential storage) to individual residential smart meters can produce significant benefits.
“Ideally, we’re looking to help homes create a reservoir of energy, so that when electricity prices are low, the smart meters will automatically charge their batteries with the cheaper energy to use at a later time,” Cowen said.”
3) An explanation of the use of “deferral accounts” by the govt which started with $200 million with the NDP to the current $6 billion with the current govt – for Hydro alone!!! That is approx.. $3300 owing per family.
“According to John Doyle (then Auditor-General) these deferral accounts were also a great accounting weapon, uniquely suited to and deployed on projects like the Site C damn. In a recent article in the Vancouver Sun, they note a similar practice in programs such as Smart Meters, employee pension payouts and in settlements with First Nations.
In every one of those cases, the money had been spent. That part could not be delayed. What had been delayed and still is was the recognition of those expenses and therefore a true accounting of where BC Hydro and therefore we the ratepayer and taxpayer stood.”
4) Apple has announced its new iphone which replaces a wired headset with wireless earplugs. And they say it takes courage. For once they’re right. It does take courage to use these things if you know how dangerous they really are – zapping RF radiation straight into your brain!!
The long-running speculation about the new features on the phone proved largely true. The 7 and 7 Plus, for sale later this month, look very much like the 6 and 6 Plus, though ever-so-slightly lighter — and, yes, without a headphone jack.
“The reason to move on [is] courage,” said Apple’s Phil Schiller in revealing the change. “The courage to move on, do something new that betters all of us.”
5) It’s always so good to see info about RF radiation in magazines or on sites dedicated to other issues. Word is getting out there even if mass media is not helping.
To: Perry Kendall
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2016 12:06 PM
Subject: Invitation: American Academy of Envirnmental Medicine
Dear Dr. Kendall,
Please take a moment and review this condensed text and invitation:
– Dr. Ron Melnick –
“The NTP results provide strong evidence for the genotoxity of cell phone radiation. This should put to rest the old argument that RF radiation cannot cause DNA damage”
Dr. Ron Melnick – Senior Toxicologist and Director of Special Programs in the Environmental Toxicology Program at the National Institute of Health, USA.
-American Academy of Environmental Medicine-
“The Board of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine opposes the installation of wireless “smart meters” in homes and schools based on a scientific assessment of the current medical literature (references available on request). Chronic exposure to wireless radio-frequency radiation is a preventable environmental hazard that is sufficiently well documented to warrant immediate preventative public health action.”
” An immediate moratorium on “smart meter” installation until these serious public health issues are resolved. Continuing with their installation would be extremely irresponsible!”
Why is the BC Government irresponsibly misleading the public in regards to the safety of smart meters, cell towers, WiFi etc. while the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has adopted a resolution, calling for a HALT to wireless smart meters?
Is it lethargy by government officials, due to the vast amounts of revenue streaming into the government coffers from the wireless industry, or is it simply a case of lack of knowledge?
Dr. Kendall, as a physician you must realize, that this situation of willful government blindness cannot go on, without risking a public health crisis! Why do major global insurance giants, such as LLoyds of London and Swiss Re, have adopted exclusion clauses in their policies, explicitly refusing compensation for non-ionizing radiation exposure?
Please take this opportunity to inform yourself, of the long term dangers of man made radio-frequency radiation, by attending this workshop, of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. California is lovely in the fall.
Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields Effect on Human Health
Join for the fall 2016 meeting, Oct. 6-9.
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
La Jolla, California
Here you find excellent information. Perhaps take this opportunity to contact this group of international researchers.
Rationale for Biologically-based, Exposure Standards for Low Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation – 1800 Low Level Radiation Studies: http://www.bioinitiative.org/
Cindy Sage, MA Sage Associates Santa Barbara, CA USA Full member, Bioelectromagnetics Society
David O. Carpenter, MD Director, Institute for Health and the Environment University at Albany Rensselaer, New York USA
Prof. Jitendra Behari, PhD Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India
Prof. Carlo V. Bellieni, MD Neonatal Intensive Care Unit University of Siena Siena, Italy
Igor Belyaev, Dr. Sc. Cancer Research Institute Slovak Academy of Science Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Carl F. Blackman, PhD Raleigh, North Carolina USA Founder, Former President and Full Member, Bioelectromagnetics Society. Environmental Protection Agency
Martin Blank, PhD Associate Professor (ret.) Dept. of Physiology. College of Physicians and Surgeons Columbia University, New York USA Former President and Full Member, Bioelectromagnetics Society
Michael Carlberg, MSc Department of Oncology Orebro University Hospital Orebro, Sweden
Zoreh Davanipour, DVM, PhD Friends Research Institute Los Angeles, CA USA
David Gee, Senior Advisor Science, Policy, Emerging Issues, Integrated Environmental Assessment European Environmental Agency Copenhagen, Denmark
Adamantia F. Fragopoulou, PhD Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics Faculty of Biology, University of Athens, Greece
Prof. Yury Grigoriev, MD Chairman, Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Moscow, Russia.
Prof. Kjell Hansson Mild, PhD Umeå University, Dept of Radiation Sciences Umeå, Sweden, Former President and Full Member (emeritus), Bioelectromagnetics Society
Prof. Lennart Hardell, MD Department of Oncology Orebro University Hospital Orebro, Sweden
Martha Herbert, MD, PhD Pediatric Neurology TRANSCEND Research Program Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School Boston, MA USA
Prof. Paul Héroux, PhD Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health McGill University Faculty of Medicine, and Department of Surgery, InVitroPlus Laboratory Montreal, Quebec Canada
Prof. Michael Kundi, PhD med. Institute of Environmental Health, Medical University of Vienna Vienna, Austria Full Member, Bioelectromagnetics Society
Prof. Henry Lai, PhD (emeritus) Department of Bioengineering University of Washington Seattle, Washington USA
Prof. Abraham R Liboff, PhD, Professor Emeritus Department of Physics, Oakland University Rochester Hills, Michigan Full Member Emeritus, Bioelectromagnetics Society
Ying Li, PhD McGill University Health Center Department of Surgery, InVitroPlus Laboratory Montreal, Quebec Canada
Prof. Lukas H. Margaritis, PhD Department of Cell Biology and Biophysics Faculty of Biology, University of Athens, Greece
Henrietta Nittby, MD, PhD Department of Neurosurgery Lund University Hospital Lund, Sweden
Bertil R. Persson, PhD, MD h.c. Department of Neurosurgery Lund University Hospital Lund, Sweden
Dr. med. univ. Gerd Oberfeld Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung Landessanitätsdirektion Referat Gesundheit, Hygiene und Umweltmedizin (Environmental medicine) Salzburg, Austria
Dr Iole Pinto, PhD Director, Physical Agents Laboratory Tuscany Health and Safety Service Siena, Italy
Paulraj Rajamani, PhD School of Environmental Sciences Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India
Prof. Leif Salford, MD, PhD Professor and Chairman Department of Neurosurgery Lund University Hospital Lund, Sweden
Eugene Sobel, PhD Friends Research Institute Los Angeles, CA USA
Amy Thomsen, MPH, MSPAS, PA-C Research Associate Pinole, CA USA
One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived