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Yet another page to keep the information flowing good news is close keep the faith and share the truth in your communities! May 18/19

Update 2017-06-24 In France a class action lawsuit re. smeters invading privacy posted June 26/17

1)    From a member who is very sensitive, about what happened to a new tenant who is sensitive.  Some excellent advice to make your home safer. 

“New tenant/housesitter nearly fell to her knees in pain when my baseboard heaters came on downstairs.  Said she’d been feeling tingling in her feet all along, but this was new.  Turned off breakers, pain disappeared.  Talked to a building biologist.

Apparently the aluminum-coated bubble wrap (the kind you use around water heaters) that I used as insulation/vapour barrier between concrete and laminate in 2006 (before I’d heard of EMR/EHS) re-radiates EMR from all wiring but esp. baseboards–because it’s not grounded.   I was told I should ground it and that would probably take care of her problem [and maybe I’ve been sensitized by my van/bubble wrap too?”

2)    In France people are becoming aware of and concerned about the possibility of having smeters installed. The translation of this article, which was done by a non-French speaker in the US, is below, in letters. It has some really good points.  If any French “reader” sees anything that differs significantly between the article and the translation, please let me know.

http://refus.linky.gazpar.free.fr/edito-refus-compteurs-communicants.pdf

An article about this in an English article said this”

Lawyers for Stop Linky are preparing a class action against EDF and its subsidiary Enedis, which is implementing the programme. Lawyer Arnaud Durand claims smart meters pose health and privacy issues. He calls them a “Trojan horse’” that could harvest vast amounts of data about our activities. Even rudimentary information has commercial value. “For example, a telemarketing company will know if it’s a good moment to call your house.”

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/jun/24/smart-meters-spying-collecting-private-data-french-british

3)    IEEE (the major group of electrical engineers) seems to believe that data obtained from smeters can be used to determine a whole lot about us and our patterns. 

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channela day ago

 

But machine learning systems, looking at that data, can tell something else about your home besides its energy use–they can tell if you are home, or if you are not. In a recent paper, Jin and his colleagues demonstrated that machine learning systems can be trained to detect occupancy without any initial information from a home owner. Using this assumption, the machine learning algorithms were able to tease out more detailed characteristics about power consumption when a home is occupied; they then are able to tell when someone is home or not, even when that person’s patterns are outside the norm. “Right now, meters are sending accurate information about energy consumption.

https://aitopics.org/search?itok=IbyIb4mg&filters=concept-tagsRaw%3Asmart+meter 

 

4)    Here is what someone in the US sent re. the microcell bill in Calif.   – might be a good site to help with posters, etc. I love this one.  (ignore the “5” )

Just find a photo or whatever, log on to  https://imgflip.com/memegenerator
Upload the photo and type what you want to say.  That’s it.
 

 

5)                       

Letters:

Alert regarding Communicating Meters

False virtues, but real dangers to our freedoms and our health 

The distributor Enedis (ex-ErDF) wants to replace in all France electricity meters with communicating models called “Linky”. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF, the company claims that these meters would be “smart” and would bring many benefits to users.

In addition, the gas distributor GrDF (with the meter “Gazpar”) and the water suppliers develop their own communicating counters, with the same arguments promising a wonderful world, connected and so practical … But the reality is very different!


Note: This article refers primarily to Linky counters, as they are being deployed, but most of the information also relates to gas and water communicating meters.

Absent “virtues”


To justify their setting up, the communicating meters are adorned with many virtues which, when one looks at them, are nothing but very unconvincing pretexts.


Meters Needed to have accurate invoices? No


These meters would make it possible to have invoices corresponding to actual and not simple estimates.  But, for a long time, everyone can communicate their consumption to their Suppliers, by telephone or the Internet, to have accurate invoices.

Meters Needed to save energy. No !


Advanced studies struggle to convince: GrDF evokes a tiny 1% savings with meter Gas communicators, probably not to recognize that the true figure is zero.


As for households with electricity-related meters, a study cited by the Agency for (ADEME) shows 10% savings at the beginning, falling to 5% after 4 months, and … returning to the starting point after 6 months!


The explanation of this phenomenon is well known to researchers: people placed in a situation new behavior, at least at the beginning, before life begins again.
Little by little things resume their normal course.  Besides the fact that they are ephemeral, the savings are not due to the communicating meters but to the behavior of people.  It is also an edifying fact: good information campaigns would make real savings … and sustainable.

To lower our bills? On the contrary !


Not only will Linky not save money but, on the contrary, many households will have to take a higher subscription and therefore pay more.  Indeed, despite the denials of Enedis, the Communicating meters are disconnecting faster than ordinary meters and, as reported by various media such as the Republican East, many users are obliged to subscribe to subscriptions higher and therefore more expensive.
 

First, an ecological and financial disaster


Installing smart meters is first and foremost requires us to get rid of 81 million meters (35 million for electricity, 35 for water, 11 for gas) in perfect working condition.  …

The old meters can last 60 years or more, unlike the communicating meters that will have to be replaced officially in 15 to 20 years, and actually in 5 to 7 years.

To improve our lives? No, they are for BIG DATA


The communicating counters will not improve our life, on the contrary, because they are made for the development of “BIG DATA,” which captures innumerable information about us and our lives, acknowledges Philippe Monloubou, President of Enedis.

The proven danger of electromagnetic waves


Concerning health, one can only note the troubling similarities with dramatic reports such as asbestos, nuclear, tobacco, pesticides: numerous studies have highlighted the risks when others, often initiated or financed by industry, “prove” the opposite.


It is only years, or even decades later, that truth can no longer be denied as to the explosion in the number of cancers, leukemias and other serious diseases.


However, the least that can be said is that there is a very strong doubt about the alleged harmlessness of waves which are also classified as “possible carcinogens” by the World (WHO), which also points to the high level of uncertainty about extended “to electromagnetic waves.  Now, with the communicating meters, the exhibition will maybe “weak” (and maybe much higher than what we want to say) but in any case it will be more than prolonged since it is permanent!


It is therefore not worth discussing indefinitely with Enedis and other meter developers.  We do not want to serve as guinea pigs to see whether, in 5 or 8 or 15 years, we have cancer and leukemia.  And so we do not want the counters
communicating.

 

Linky sends us back to the caves!


Already, the number of people suddenly becoming electro-sensitive is increasing dramatically. At first considered “mentally deranged”, these people are now part of a phenomenon that can no longer be denied.  At the height of the absurd, these technologies, as opposed to being “modern,” make people try to find refuge in caves or at the bottom of the woods, to be as far as possible from antennas and other counters “Communicants”, which refers us back to the Stone Age.

Communicating counters: CPL and mobile telephony!


The installation of the communicating meters, if it continues, will multiply the exposure of the population and the number of electro-sensitive. The Linky meter generates data broadcast by the (Line carrier) technology that creates electromagnetic waves through unshielded wires.

The information then converges to the neighborhood transformer from which it is redirected by GRPS, that is to say by mobile telephony, subjecting the residents to new waves.

The Gas (Gazpar) and water meters that directly send their Information by radio waves to antennas located in the vicinity or on the dwellings.

The operators also have allied themselves with companies preparing for the advent of “objects connected,” i.e., you will soon have the possibility – paying of course – to connect to your Internet brush, your shoes, your jar of jam … These absurd options will be made possible, in one large “bath” of electromagnetic waves, by the installation of communicating meters.

Challenging public freedoms


But this is not all: the questioning of our health also extends to that of our freedoms.
Explanation: It is currently acceptable for our suppliers to know, every two months or at worst every month, how much we used electricity, gas or water, overall during the period concerned.  

On the other hand, it is unjustifiable that these companies know our day, as well as the daily use of our objects, as this will give them countless information about our private lives, starting with our presence or absence of the place of housing; and these data will of course be recoverable by the authorities, without even obtaining permission as we now are under the rule of the state of emergency, waiting to pass to the state of siege.

History has shown that, when circumstances permit, people who claim to be democrats do not hesitate to turn into ruthless autocrats under the pretext of “saving the fatherland.”

The installation of communicating meters will provide these people with monitoring tools for the generalized population, and in particular opponents and activists for rights and freedoms.
It is so true that the French League of Human Rights (LDH) has asked to stop the installation of the Linky meters with a scathing statement.

[Translated from hyperlink]

“Linky is very talkative: the information it collects is an intrusion into the privacy of sixty-six million inhabitants, because the transfer of detailed data on energy consumption (for example every ten minutes ) can be used to identify hours of rest and sleep, hours or periods of absence, or, under certain conditions, the amount of hot water consumed per day, the number of people in the dwelling, etc. CNIL has worked on a ‘Compliance Pack’ and advocated that EDF obtains the consent of the user for the transfer of its data.  However, there is absolutely no mention of this consent in the letters sent by ERDF announcing the replacement of the meters.”

“Furthermore, this transfer of data constitutes a substantial modification of the original contract for the supply of electricity, but this change is not mentioned in any way.”

“It is therefore at least surprising that ERDF proceeds with such brutality to the change of meters in users, despite their opposition, and that the managers only talk about the savings and the ease of use.”

“The LDH asked the CNIL to verify EDF’s compliance with the compliance package. Finally, it regrets that, rather than resorting to authority arguments, the necessary scientific assessments have not been carried out in order to respond to the fears that have been expressed.”

“While awaiting these assessments and the CNIL has fulfilled its mission, the LDH calls for a moratorium on the current deployment.” 

Conclusion

Reject smart meters and keep our current meters!
Citizens must refuse communicating meters to preserve their health, their freedoms, public finances and the environment.

Individual refusal is possible, the penalty (1500 euros) envisaged not having been voted on by the parliamentarians.

But when the utility meters are accessible from the street or in the technical premises of collective dwellings, the Operators do not hesitate to install the communicating meters despite the opposition of the inhabitants.

The most effective solution is therefore for municipalities to refuse the smart meters. It is the municipalities that own the electricity meters (and Non Enedis), so they have the freedom to refuse the Linky implementation.

Hundreds of municipalities have already refused smart meters, countless people refusing to see their health and privacy implicated.  This case seems to summarize all of our society:

European, national and industrial “elites” have decided arbitrarily to replace our meters and subject us to their industrial and financial interests.  The expression of the dignity of the citizens requires the refusal of communicating meters.

Stéphane Lhomme
Councilor of Saint-Macaire (Gironde)
Commune having taken a position against the communicating meters

Sharon

The only thing green about smart meters is the money going into the corporate pockets.

Subject: Update 2017-06-23 A very important paper by Dr. Hardell re. WHO, military, and industry June 25/17

1)    More on Dr. Hardell’s paper re. conflict of interest and bias in ICNIRP and the WHO. I highly recommend you read this 9 page report to get the history and significance of the industry connection with the WHO.  WHO is the key to THE problem of re. exposure to and proliferation of wireless radiation. WHO sets guidelines that Health Canada follows, blindly. Then provincial officers, like Perry Kendall, blindly follow Health Canada. The scientific experts are organizing to confront WHO for its support of the telecom industry at the expense of our health.  As concerned citizens we need to organize and voice our concerns, too, if things are ever going to change.

 

World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health 

– a hard nut to crack (Review)

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, June 21, 2017

 

Today the International Journal of Oncology published a critique of the World Health Organization’s pending review of the adverse health effects of wireless (i.e., radio frequency or RF) radiation. The critique was written by Dr. Lennart Hardell, the world’s preeminent researcher on brain tumor risk and long-term cell phone use.

 

His paper provides an historical overview of WHO’s EMF Project, WHO’s relationship to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), and the relationships of both organizations to the military and electric and telecom industries.

 

Dr. Hardell notes that the WHO has relied heavily on members of ICNIRP, a non-governmental organization “with serious conflict of interest.” In their reviews of the scientific evidence for adverse health effects from wireless radiation exposure, ICNIRP dismisses the evidence for biological effects due to non-thermal exposures. By focusing only on short-term  heating effects and ignoring the effects of chronic exposure to non-thermal levels of RF radiation, ICNIRP has been able to adopt RF exposure guidelines about 300,000 times more permissive than otherwise would be required. RF exposure standards in many nations including the U.S. have been heavily influenced by these guidelines. “The ICNIRP guidelines are of huge importance to the influential telecommunications, military and power industries.”

 

Dr. Hardell calls upon the public, NGOs, and the scientific community “to exert pressure on politicians to change the WHO agenda on RF radiation and health hazards and decide that WHO’s purpose is to support world health instead of industry interests.”

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

https://tinyurl.com/yabz3zkf

2)    In the EU more money is ready to be spent on smeters and sgrid which have yet to provide any benefits. And note that some of the countries that have had smeters for a few years are now replacing the first smeters with “second generations” – life expectancy is 5-7 years. Hard to understand how having a meter that must be replaced every few years helps reduce carbon emissions.

Western Europe Smart Grid Investment To Reach $133.7 Billion Over Next 10 Years, Northeast Group Reports

Meanwhile, first-adopter countries of smart meters, Sweden and Italy, are now starting to replace first-generation smart meters with newer version, a process that will roll out over the next 10 years or so in these regions…

Strong EU-enacted climate policies, including reducing carbon emissions, and increasing renewable energy will need the above mentioned smart grid investments to cut the region’s human-made carbon footprint, and make sure a smooth transition to renewables, Northeast Group said.

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/06/23/western-europe-smart-grid-investment-reach-133-7-billion-next-10-years-northeast-group-reports/

Letters:

From: X
Sent: June 23, 2017 11:26 AM
To: Hawe, Jill <Jill.Hawe@bcferries.com>
Subject: Re: BC Ferries at Duke Point
Importance: High
 

Dear Jill,

Thank you for your response.  I’ll definitely go by Duke Point then, instead of the more convenient Departure Bay.  Are Queen of Alberni and Coastal Inspiration the only vessels on that run, or do I have to book specifically for one of them or ???  How do I best get off V.I.?

Safety Code 6 was aimed at fully-dressed soldiers wearing appropriate EMR-reflective gear, not the general public in shorts and sunglasses.   WHO IARC says that radio-frequency/microwave radiation from wifi, cell phones, etc. is a Class 2B carcinogen, right up there with lead and mercury, and WorkSafe BC reg. 5.58 states that exposing your employees to Class 2Bs is a violation.  You might want to investigate the directors of the Health Canada Royal Commission on Safety Code Six, even IARC, because they are all heavily infiltrated with Big Telecom representatives.  No one can get a clear answer if half the directorship has a vested interest in keeping the status quo.

BTW, I bought a 1990 Chevy 350 Getaway Van last summer, and tested it with a few short-drive overnight camping trips.  Short drives were fine, but if I drove longer distances, eg. stop-start all day (shopping or whatever) I had leg cramps at night–not muscle spasms, they felt more like arterial spasms.  Finally a friend pointed out that both driver & passenger sit about 4″ from the engine itself in that particular RV (and most others, unfortunately) so I took my Gauss meter and measured EMR (low frequency, up to 100 Hz).  It squealed in the “danger” ranges as far as I could reach, and as far as my much-longer-armed friend could reach.  I had to sell the RV for danger of blood clots (magnetic fields affect iron in the blood, hence blood flow).

I mention the Chevy because your ferry workers are in an enclosed metal space, aka Faraday cage, with all frequencies of EMR bouncing around and through them, everything from ELF (extra-low frequency up to 100 Hz) through wifi, cell, radar and who knows what else the ships themselves use.  I’d hate to think my tax dollars are helping to pay for their long-term disability–but their tax dollars are funding mine, right?  Too bad we can’t live in a world that’s safe for life itself instead of racing to the bottom with lots of loonies in our pockets.

Thanks again, Jill, for your response.  If you could just clarify which ships to avoid on the Duke Point run, that would really help.  Is there a certain way to know which is running and at what time?

RSVP

X

From: Mary Lowther (name given with permission)

To: Hawe, Jill <Jill.Hawe@bcferries.com>
Subject: Re: BC Ferries at Duke Point
 

Dr. Ollie Johannsen, professor at Karolinska Institute in Stockholme, the very institute that determines who gets the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and Physics each year, says that electromagnetic frequency radiation emitted from wireless devices like wifi should not be used until they have been PROVEN to be safe.

He says they have not.  He says that the World Health Organization’s classification of this radiation doesn’t go far enough and that, from his studies, it should be classified as at least “probably carcinogenic”.  He is presently studying the relationship between cell phones and facial cancer of babies.

Please remove wifi from the ferries.  I don’t want the exposure.  I don’t have a cell phone or other wireless devices for the above reason. 

Yours,

Mary Lowther

From: TL
Sent: June 23, 2017 10:10 AM
To: Customer Relations <customer.relations@bcferries.com>
Subject: Fwd: BC Ferries – about results in your report
           

Hello again Jill. I looked a little further into your report and have this reply.

Planetworks, the company that did your survey is closely affiliated with the telecom industry and not considered to be independent by health experts. Their website shows that they work with and for the telecom industry http://www.planetworks.ca/ . What you should have to represent the needs of those with related health issues is experts who have published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals about the biologic or health effects of EMF.

Also, your report makes it sound as if the levels found on the ferries are safe. The so called ‘Safety Code 6’ is part of the the problem here. It’s allowable level of RF allowed is a whopping 534 microwatts per square centimeter. Planet works results showed that spikes were “only” 20% of the allowed levels.  This is nearly 107 microwatts per square centimetre and there are proven biological effects at levels less than 1 microwatt per square centimeter. Studies indicate it is the actual spiking action that is most stressful and damaging to cells.

Here is just one chart showing some biological effects at levels way below .00034 microwatts per centimeter squared. Not only are ferry riders are exposed to dangerous levels during the ride, but your staff is constantly exposed.  I hope you will consider reviewing your policy on this – at a start, for those with health concerns. Keep in mind also please that some passengers travel on foot with their pets. Currently they are forced to sit, crammed close together in a steel box down below with signals bouncing all around just from so many other passengers using their phones.

http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/BioInitiativeReport-RF-Color-Charts.pdf

 

Thank you.

TL

Sharon

“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

 

Update 2017-06-22 Radiation levels on ferries provided posted June 24/17

1)    Many people wrote to BC Ferries asking for consideration for those who do not want to or cannot be exposed to wifi. Several have sent me the same form letter they received in response (please see “Letters”).

Attached to that letter was a copy of the report that was done by what BC Ferries calls an independent consultant. That report is at this link.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Assessment-of-RF-Emissions-on-BC-Ferries-Executive-Summary-by-Planetworks-Dec.16-2016.pdf

You should know a couple of things. First, Planetworks, the company that did the “survey” is closely affiliated with the telecom industry and is not an independent surveyor. A look at its website shows that it works with and for the telecom industry http://www.planetworks.ca/   There are independent surveyors, but Planetworks in all fairness cannot be considered one of them.

Second, the report makes it sound as if the levels found on the ferries is low, so low that no one needs to be worried. The allowable level of RF allowed is 534 microwatts per square centimeter. Planetworks took measurements based on Safety Code 6 protocol, that is for 6 minutes in a location, and reports that spikes were “only” 20% of the allowed levels.  This is nearly 107 microwatts per square centimeter!! Remember, scientists say that there are biological effects at levels less than 1 microwatt per square centimeter. Scientists have found that it is the spike that does the major damage – stressing the cells.

Here is just one chart showing some biological effects at levels way below .00034 microwatts per centimeter squared. Occasional ferry riders are exposed to dangerous levels during the ride, but those working on the ferries are exposed for many hours at a time.  I hope you will consider writing to BC Ferries about this. It would be major if there would be consideration for people in this regard – a major first step.

http://www.bioinitiative.org/report/wp-content/uploads/pdfs/BioInitiativeReport-RF-Color-Charts.pdf

And Planetworks says that the ferries are no worse than other places they’ve tested, including schools. We’re supposed to be reassured by this.

Sorry for the short update, but I’ve been busy finishing my major smart meter fire report which I hope to have ready to share soon.

Letters:

Letter sent to many who wrote to BC Ferries. 

Customer Relations <customer.relations@bcferries.com> wrote:

Dear  

Thank you for writing to share your concerns regarding radio frequency (RF) emissions while travelling with BC Ferries.   

In response to passenger concerns brought to the attention of BC Ferries regarding the safety of the public from radio frequency (RF) emissions, BC Ferries ordered RF field intensity testing from an independent consultant to be conducted on the Spirit of BC and Coastal Celebration vessels and at the Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen terminals. 

The purpose of the testing was to insure that BC Ferries was in compliance with the emissions measure of permissible exposure outlined in Health Canada’s “Safety Code 6” document.  Measurement samples were taken from  passenger accessible areas located nearby Wi-fi access points over a 2 day period.   

All test results measured significantly less than the permissible limits and comply with the Health Canada RF power density requirements for Uncontrolled Environments ie. Safety Code 6.  The results observed are consistent with other public spaces including schools, offices, urban outdoor space and shopping malls. 

Wi-fi service is only available on vessels and terminals servicing our major routes between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay, Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay and Langdale and Horseshoe Bay.   A Wi-fi free travel option between Vancouver Island and the Mainland can be found on our Duke Point, Nanaimo to Tsawwassen route as the Queen of Alberni and Coastal Inspiration vessels do not offer Wi-fi onboard.  

I’m sure you can appreciate that we have limited real-estate when it comes to available space onboard our vessels, along with operational requirements during sailings. For these reasons, we are not able to guarantee an area free of RF emissions during your travels.   

Kind regards, 

Jill Hawe

Assistant Manager, Customer Relations,

Customer Care

British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.

The Atrium

Suite 500, 1321 Blanshard St., Victoria, BC V8W 0B7

T: 250-978-1185 F: 250-978-1240

jill.hawe@bcferries.com

From: Petrina Gregson (name shared with permission)
Sent: June 22, 2017 9:01 AM
To: Customer Relations <customer.relations@bcferries.com>
Subject: Re: BC Ferries

Dear Ms Hawe,

    Thank you for your response.  I will be sure to avoid the Tsawwassen to Victoria ferry. I’m a bit shocked and dismayed that you put your faith in the out-dated and inadequate “Safety Code 6”. It is based on heat. This is an obsolete standard and not considering current science which shows cellular and organism harm from non-thermal effects. I feel fairly certain that you cannot be unaware of the many scientific studies and reports that reveal the inadequacy of this “Safety Code”.  While the presence of continual wi-fi may not cause perceptible physical reactions to most of your passengers, it is causing biological changes in all of them, and more important, to the crew–who are being exposed continuously for longer periods. EHS can develop suddenly and unexpectedly, causing horrendous handicaps in our EMF-engulfed environment. Accumulation of EMF heightens the risk of developing EHS. EMF is no longer just a possible carcinogen; it is a probable one. Our son developed cancer at age 32. I urge you to do research on this topic and use the Precautionary Principle. Surely you must not wait for lawsuits? The tobacco industry scorned the safety of the public. It seems the telecom industry has the same blindness, putting profits before health. 

http://www.saferemr.com/2015/09/recent-research-on-wifi-effects.html

http://www.aseq-ehaq.ca/online-conferences-of-may-12-2017/?lang=en

http://www.saferemr.com/2015/09/recent-research-on-wifi-effects.html 

I’m greatly disappointed in your apparently uninformed response. I can only hope that someone in your field begins to get uneasy enough to do his or her own research, instead of relying on Health Canada, the minister of which is just another puppet.

Sincerely,

Petrina Gregson

Sharon

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”      A. Einstein

Update 2017-06-20 Parents in schools in Calif. being misled about cell tower and RF, while kids are getting cancer posted June 21/17

1)    Further to Hydro in Nanaimo area, I’ve been told that Hydro has not sent out any letters in advance, just showed up at doors telling people they have no choice – take the smeter now or pay the failed installation fee of $69.  People who were home were able to turn their power off. A couple did get smeters with transmitters turned off. Not quite as bad as I reported last night, but still … no letters, nothing about expired analogs? If you have been smetered, keep an eye on it. If it gets warm to the touch or gets water inside, call Hydro ASAP. Also if weird electrical things happen like lights flickering, call them. People have reported things like this happening before their meters failed and burned.

2)    Reports from Ellie Marks on a meeting with the school board in Calif. where 2 children suffered cancer – parents pleading to remove the cell tower that is on the school. And news about another cancer cluster at another school. Why are school boards refusing to implement the Precautionary Principle?  MONEY!!  Dr. Robeson sounds like Dr. Perry Kendall who says wifi is safe. 

Here are 2 tv news reports from last night’s meeting where parents, affected children and I approached the School Board about the cell tower on the elementary school grounds- 20 feet from the Kindergarten and first grade classes.

These interviews are powerful as they interview the two 10 year boys who have cancer.

The Board did not respond last evening but on the last day of school recently one of the board members, Dr. Ziggy Robeson sent a note home in the kids’ backpacks that the FCC and ACS say cellular towers do not cause cancer.

These parents have a long battle ahead of them. Not only does the school board not want to lose the revenue but they are worried about contracts. Turns out there is another on the high school and 6 students have cancer – I just learned about that last night.

I was only given 3 minutes to speak but I mentioned the International Appeal, the AAP, the DOI, the GAO, and the US NTP study. I was basically stating the FCC limits are not protecting health- especially that of children.  They did ask for a copy of my talk after so I think they will do their homework.

If you know of other schools that have been able to break contracts please let me know.

Also, if your children’s school has a cell tower near it  please start working to get it removed. Also, there is a big movement worldwide to get wifi out of schools. Hope you will consider joining that movement.

http://www.kcra.com/article/2-students-get-cancer-ripon-parents-want-cell-towers-removed-from-schools/10046427

http://fox40.com/2017/06/19/parents-of-cancer-survivors-still-waiting-for-school-districts-response-regarding-cell-phone-tower/

​The reporter in the FOX 40 did not quote me correctly. ​

​Thanks,

Ellie Marks

California Brain Tumor Association​

3)    Even though we all have our doubts about whether our comments will be taken seriously, we cannot miss the opportunity to raise our concerns about 5G technology to ISED. (formerly Industry Canada). 

Consultation on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G
http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf11300.html

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4)    A father in Colorado wants to prevent children under 13 from having smartphones after he noticed changes in his sons’ behaviours. He, no doubt, is part of the group pushing for legislation mentioned in yesterday’s update.

“At one point, he even tried taking one of their phones away, to which he says one of his sons then launched into a temper tantrum that was the equivalent to that of a crack addict. 

He would then do his own research, finding that too much technology can brain development impairment, hinder social skills and an unhealthy dependence on the neurotransmitter dopamine.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4618152/Father-ban-smartphone-sales-kids-13-under.html

5)    A comment from someone from Calif on Facebook re. smeters and insomnia.  Waking up when transmitters send signals or download data (which often is done in the middle of the night when networks have the least traffic) is commonly reported by those living near cell and radio towers, and now smeters.  My guess is this will get worse with the microcells outside homes.

Not so Smart Meters (san jose west)

“I usually find conspiracy theories amusing, but usually easily refuted. A colleague who questions all questioned why I mentioned awaking at exactly 3am, since he did as well. Then he mentioned the smart meters and their EMF. I kinda laughed inside but then my mom mentioned waking right at 4am. I wrote it off as the typical stress/anxiety nonsense, but it came back. Now I’m hearing from other people, who don’t mention smart meter, but they do mention newer insomnia and other issues that never occurred in their homes before. There are not that many stressed/anxious/insomniac folks out there. Ours is right at the porch, like most homes. It gives reason to live in a condo.

I’m going to request to remove it, or look into shielding it somehow. Or, go off the grid.”

Sharon

When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.     Howard Schulz, Exec. Chairmam, Starbucks

Update 2017-06-19 Scientists appeal for moratorium on 5G posted June 21/17

Correction and amendment to last night’s update about cell towers and the rash of applications. I said there was one before Saanich Council. It is Central Saanich Council.  And in Sooke I learned today that Shaw has multiple applications for cell towers in Sooke city centre and the residential areas near to Sooke.

1)    A member is warning that Hydro is taking analogs, installing smeters without warning or turning power off, on Protection Island in Nanaimo Harbour. This is counter to everything Hydro has said it would do – write to people in advance, allow everyone a chance to turn power off, etc. And to have a smeter with the transmitter turned off. I suggest people complain to Hydro greg.reimer@bchydro.com and Patrick.wruck@bcuc.com about this. If Hydro is bullying and barging in – this should be reported. Also, many of the analogs were replaced 2-3 years ago with “new” analogs that should have varied lengths of time until expiry date. It sounds as if they are going wholesale – no exceptions.

2)    In Colorado a group is attempting to make it illegal to sell a cellphone that will be used by anyone under 13.

DENVER – If an advocacy group in Colorado has it’s (sic) way, voters in the state will decide whether selling cell phones to kids under the age of 13 would be illegal.

Parents Against Underage Smartphones is currently collecting signatures in an effort to get a measure on the 2018 ballot.

The proposal would forbid the sale of smartphones to anyone under the age of 13

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/colorado-group-aims-to-ban-cell-phone-sales-to-kids-under-13

3)    An appeal by scientists for the FCC in the US for a moratorium to transmitters emitting 5G milliwaves

“The advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal submitted a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in opposition to a proposed change in FCC rules that would allow rapid deployment of 5th generation (5G) wireless infrastructure throughout the nation. A copy of the Appeal was appended to the letter.

5G involves transmission of millimeter waves which operate at much higher frequencies than currently used for cellular transmission (30 to 300 gigahertz). Because the range of these signals is limited (i.e., less than a football field), hundreds of thousands of new “small cell” antennas will be required in the U.S. The wireless industry wants to install these not-so-small cellular antennas on existing public utility poles…

Safety testing for 5G is the same as other wireless devices. It is based on heat. This is an obsolete standard and not considering current science showing cellular and organism harm from non-thermal effects. There is a large gap in safety data for 5G biological effects that has been demonstrated in older studies including military.”

http://www.saferemr.com/2016/08/is-5g-cellular-technology-harmful-to.html

4)    I strongly encourage you to read this – it’s 24 pages that show how negligent Canada and the US are re. children and cell phones, and how obsolete our guidelines are. On page 8/24 or pg. 322 of the book is a chart showing guidelines for other countries. Until recently Canada’s Safety Code 6 was similar to ICNIRP’s. The new SC 6 (which  was revised after protests and complaints by many of us and without explanation) allows exposure at 900 Mhz frequency of 274 microwatts per centimeter squared (uW/cm2) and 439 uW/cm2.  We are higher than the vast majority of countries even after these reductions.  Dr. Grigoriev is pleading that precautionary measures be taken especially for children – they are being exposed like never before in human history. We all are guinea pigs in this involuntary experiment.

The Radiation Research Trust are pleased to provide a chapter written by Professor Yury Grigoriev, Deputy chairman of the Scientific Council of Radiobiology RAS President of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, Member of Int. Advisory Committee of WHO “EMF and Health”: The chapter is taken from the book “Dosimetry in Bioelectromagnetics” published and edited by M. Markov. Titled “Methodology of Standards Development for EMF RF in Russia and by International Commissions: Distinctions in Approaches.” Download from the following page:

http://www.radiationresearch.org/category/articles/

Sharon

The greatest enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrelenting.
Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy

1)    A new flyer re. children and RF radiation from Devra Davis’s group.  posted June 20/17
Please consider sharing widely with parents, teachers and School Board members. 
Handing out at summer markets, etc. would be a great way to help get this info out.

https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Parents_SafeTech_Flyer_BW.pd

Update 2017-06-18 Lots of new cell towers in the planning process. posted June 20/17

1)    A new flyer re. children and RF radiation from Devra Davis’s group.  Please consider sharing widely with parents, teachers and school board members.  Handing out at summer markets, etc would be a great way to help get this info out.

https://ehtrust.org/new-factsheet-parents-need-know-safe-technology/

2)    Animals, migratory birds, bees, and other pollinators are being severely affected by wireless RF.  Here is a list of reports and studies done over the years which is a good reference when writing letters, etc..

Bees, Butterflies and Wildlife: Research on Electromagnetic Fields and the Environment

https://ehtrust.org/science/bees-butterflies-wildlife-research-electromagnetic-fields-environment/

3)    A good compilation of studies and reports on cell towers, health, etc. 

Cell Towers & Antennas—How Close is Too Close?

http://manhattanneighbors.org/cell-towers-and-antennas-have-health-and-cancer-risks-how-close-is-too-close/

4)    Suddenly there seems to be a push for cell towers. In the last short while people have written about plans for ones on Pender Island, Sooke and Saanich. Has anyone heard of anything that would explain this? Please see in letters a plea for people in Saanich to get organized and to help present letters, complaints, etc. to Saanich Council. One person alone cannot do it – there needs to be many to have a loud voice. Concerns are health, property values, environmental effects (e.g. bees, birds), inability to get insurance protection against lawsuits.

5)    Meter makers are pushing for “stupid” gas meters now – planning for major expansions over the next few years. Fortis will have to apply to BCUC for approval so we must keep our eyes and ears open for the BCUC announcement of an application from Fortis. It will be in local newspapers, but will be easy to miss.

Smart Gas Meter Market Outlook 2017- Trilliant, Sensus, Billion, Wasion, Meter Italia, Holley Meter

http://www.openpr.com/news/581513/Smart-Gas-Meter-Market-Outlook-2017-Trilliant-Sensus-Billion-Wasion-Meter-Italia-Holley-Meter.html

6)    Off topic – but re. Hydro’s financial situation which will require significant rate increases due to the Liberal’s fixing the books. Hydro could get a quick $1 billion if it recalled the smeters and forced ITRON to put analogs back on.  I hope you will consider sending this idea to Horgan, and other NDP/Green MLAs.

NDP Faces Financial Mess at ICBC, BC Hydro

https://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2017/06/16/NDP-Faces-Mess/

Letters:

From: Norm
Sent: June 17, 2017 4:03 PM
Subject: New tower proposal in Central Saanich
 

Just received word of a application for a tower in Central Saanich

https://centralsaanich.civicweb.net/document/50313 A quick look so far – they are sensitive to the visual pollution aspect but my  concern beyond the basic tower is the provision to allow collocation  or multiple antennas and no acknowledgment of the amount of radiation that could be spewed out over farmland.  They will also be sensitive to the ascetics of the tower in a pastoral setting as one comes down a long hill on the way to the ferry and the impact of the tower on people on the Lochside trail.

It is just in the early stages strong opposition to it now will be particularly useful.  The pole will be very visible from the Pat Bay Hyw and for those that know the area just north of Island View road or Michells Farm store. It will also be along the Lochside trail which is the prime cycling/pedestrian trail  from Sidney to Victoria (often mis called the Galloping Goose

To the best of my knowledge I am the main person raising EMR issues of any sort in the municipality and have been tagged with the “kook” tag by the Mayor and some council members for having concern about any form of radiation.  Strong representation and several representation to Mayor and Council  at municipalhall@csaanich.ca will help deal with this matter.  If anyone knows of people in the area that will be able to come forward in during the public hearing it will be a great help for me. 

The google map location is

https://www.google.ca/maps/place/7217+Lochside+Dr,+Saanichton,+BC+V8M+1W4/@48.578943,-123.4151195,14z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x548f6ee11acd8817:0x2c1dc13c002354ca!8m2!3d48.578943!4d-123.39761

Norm

The June 9 letter to which Jerry refers was in my June 14 update under “letters”.

From: Jerry Flynn
Sent: June 18, 2017 2:11 PM
To: Municipal.Hall@csaanich.ca
Subject: Freedom Mobile’s Proposed 40m Monopole Cell Phone Tower in Central Saanich

June 18, 2017

District of Central Saanich
1903 Mount Newton Cross Road
Saanichton, BC, V8M 2A9

Dear Mayor and Council,


Freedom Mobile’s Proposed 40m Monopole Cell Phone Tower


One cannot stress too strongly the need for Central Saanich’s Mayor and Council to exercise extreme caution and painstaking thoroughness in your efforts to render an informed decision on Freedom Mobile’s application for rezoning, which will enable the latter to erect its proposed 40 meter tall monopole tower that will also enable “additional carrier partners in the future to add their microwave antenna.” Informed people the world over know that to find the  truth about the known harmful biological and health effects people experience from being chronically exposed to the low-level, pulsed, NON-THERMAL,  microwave radiation’ (emitted by each and every active transmitter on a cell tower), one is obliged to search the Internet!

As my June 9, 2017 letter to Prime Minister Trudeau points out, North America’s mainstream news media is now controlled by just a handful of multinational corporations who control what we see on TV, what we hear on the radio and what we read in newspapers. Consequently, few people know of the corruption that has taken place over the past 50 years – and is ongoing – which now literally threatens life on earth as we know it! Like all North Americans, Canadians are unaware that the wireless and telecommunications, and electric power industries control virtually all levels of government in North America! Only the Internet reveals that cancer clusters are not uncommon in jurisdictions around the world that have allowed cell phone towers! One classic example – Brazil’s third largest city, Belo Horizonte: between 1996 and 2006, a total of 7,191 cancer deaths occurred within 1,000 meters of a cell phone tower!  http://whyfry.org/brazilian-study-cancer-associated-with-radiation-from-cellular-antennas/   Even the Vatican Radio was ordered by the Italian Supreme Court in 2011 to compensate the small town of Cesano, near Rome, whose population experienced an incidence of Leukemia six-times the normal rate, allegedly caused by Vatican Radio towers! http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/03/17/vatican-radio-is-told-to-pay-out-over-transmitter-cancer-risk.aspx


Mayor and Council would also be wise to view what Lloyd’s of London and Swiss RE, two of the world’s largest insurance underwriters say about man-made electromagnetic radiation. http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/lloyds-of-london-excludes-liability-coverage-for-harm-from-wireless-radiationrf-emf/ and

https://www.defendershield.com/swiss-insurance-company-warns-significant-losses-result-emf-radiation/


Other trustworthy (i.e., non-industry) websites are shown in my letter to Prime Minister Trudeau, and my own military BIO is in the Appendix to his letter.
Sincerely,

J.G. (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Retired)

“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.”   B.F. Skinner

Update 2017-06-17 Six things everyone should know about the IoT posted June 19/17

1) A school board in Massachusetts votes to inform parents and teachers of ways to reduce exposure to wifi. Why should it be such a big deal to allow information about risks associated with wifi to be posted and given to concerned people is beyond me, but it is. In BC school boards refuse to allow such info to be posted or given to parents and teachers. We should all be asking why.

2) Six things every consumer should know about the ‘Internet of Things’

“Consumers are exposed to significant risks from IoT devices, from predatory use of data, to security flaws and devices no longer being supported.”

https://theconversation.com/six-things-every-consumer-should-know-about-the-internet-of-things-78765

3) A recent group of devoted experts and parents met in Colorado to begin an effort to make schools safer for children. Here is a series of youtubes, most about 5 min long, with presentations. I hope you will share this with parents and teachers, school board members and the Minister responsible for education.

Screen Time in Schools

4) I couldn’t bring in this entire article without a subscription so I asked a member in the UK to provide it. Look at what this utility company thinks is “smart” – 10,000 signals a second!!

Centric Exposes Smart Energy Meters as Dumb

“The government’s £11 billion plan envisages every UK household being offered smart meters by 2020NICK RAY FOR THE TIMES

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The “smart” energy meters due to be installed in every UK home are in fact “pretty dumb”, a senior executive at Centrica has said, suggesting a new type of meter that can monitor individual household appliances and identify problems should be rolled out instead.

Charles Cameron, the British Gas owner’s director of technology, said it was trialling “super smart” meters in Cornwall and they could be ready to deploy more widely in six months.

The sophisticated meters, made by Green Running, could identify the electrical usage of each household appliance, helping to optimise their power usage and even flagging faults, he said. “It’s looking at unusual spikes in your washing machine to say, ‘this device has a problem, it needs to be serviced’.”

The government’s £11 billion smart meter programme envisages that by 2020 every UK household being offered smart gas and electricity meters, which send automatic readings to suppliers.

Mr Cameron said the model that was due to be fitted in most households — known as Smets2 — was now regarded as “basic” due to a “real revolution” in technology in recent years.

“What we call a smart meter today is pretty dumb. It’s dumb because the amount of signals it takes is like one every ten seconds,” he said. The new meters were able to take 10,000 signals a second and could cost less to produce than the £215-per-home estimated cost of Smets2 meters. If trials were successful, they should be deployed instead, he said. “When something new comes in we have to recognise there is something better. We have to find a way of opening it up so it can be put in.”

Delays with central communications infrastructure mean up to a fifth of households will not get Smets2 meters and are instead being fitted with “even more basic” Smets1 meters, which may not work if they switch supplier.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/centrica-exposes-smart-energy-meters-as-dumb-src3lvkbf

Letters:
From: Marlene Macfarlane (name given with permission)
Sent: June 15, 2017 1:09 PM
To: tim.singer@canada.ca; phil.bourke@canada.ca; ralph.goodale@parl.gc.ca; jane.philpott@parl.gc.ca
Cc: Dennis and Sharon Noble <dsnoble@shaw.ca>; Jerry Flynn <jerryjgf@shaw.ca>
Subject: Code 6 Failure To Protect Me from Radiation

To: Ralph Goodale, MP, Regina;

Jane Philpott, Minister of Health

Phil Bourke, Health Canada

Tim Singer, Health Canada

cc: Sharon Noble

Jerry Flynn

Mr. Goodale: PLEASE change CODE 6 !!!!

Jane Philpott, Tim Singer: You say that Code 6 protects everyone when exposed to multiple sources of RF (RADIATION) on a DAILY basis and you PROMISE there will be NO ADVERSE HEALTH AFFECTS.

You tell me now, why did it take LESS THAN 3 WEEKS OF EXPOSURE NEAR SMART METERS to make me ILL FROM THE RADIATION????

I am now 100% electrohypersensitive.

That means, everytime I am exposed to radiowaves – cell towers- smart meters – wifi- a heavy wifi-vehicle driving past – cell phones – I have terrible terrible PAIN – PAIN as if YOU are sticking a knife in the side of my head.

-and I am not a small child who will be even more susceptible to the radiation.

Jane Philpott, really, what kind of medical doctor are you suppose to be????(not only supposedly a medical doctor but also educated in public health!) Surely, you understand that radiation kills?????
Ralph Goodale, you know that SaskTel has installed cell towers all across the province, there is literally no where to go to escape the poison radiation. In Regina where I live, I am now completely encircled by at least a dozen towers within a mile and half radius and there is clearly no regulations for health. The towers are even installed right beside schools!!!!

In Calgary, I wanted to watch my grandson play soccer – the soccer field, behind a school, was surrounded by 3 TOWERS on 3 sides – this is beside a school!! The children at that school are being fried everyday in a microwave oven !!

The federal government’s greed at selling spectrum is obvious as you fail to protect people’s health. End result will be further strain on our already broken health care system.

Your agenda to connect all cities in an IOT will backfire. Not only will your smart meters literally catch on fire, your smart grids will be hacked and your Internet of Things will totally collapse.

Government officials have now been personally sued in the Flint water poisonings.

Perhaps it is time that Canadian government officials are similarily sued for their part in radiation poisoning.

Marlene Macfarlane

Sharon
The greatest enemy of truth is very often not the lie – deliberate, contrived and dishonest
– but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrelenting.
Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
– John F. Kennedy

Update 2017- 06-15 Elect. Engineer says UL certification of smeters is a farce posted June 19/171) The smeter companies have been trying to convince us that there is adequate testing to ensure these things are not fire hazards, and the most recent attempt to do so has been to use UL (the US equivalent to CSA). As I wrote many months ago, the protocol used by UL is incomplete in that a very major component, the remote disconnect switch which has been associated with many smeter fires, is not included. How can a meter be called safe when the testing is incomplete. And even stronger evidence that the UL “certification” is a farce is that the very meters that have caused fires were UL “certified”. Now Bill Bathgate, an electrical engineer who has years of working with govt. agencies, etc., says that the UL “certification” is not really happening. Please see his letter below, which he said I could share. You may recall that Bill said many months ago that there is no way that he will ever allow a smeter to be installed on his home. He has taken an ITRON Openway meter apart and found it to be very dangerous due to many design flaws.

2) An article about the lead poisoning of the water in Flint, Michigan which easily parallels what is happening re. microwave radiation. One of the comments sounds like a motto we could adopt: “Flint is what happens when we dismiss science.” We could easily say, for example, “San Diego State University cancer cluster (http://emractionday.org/story/virginia-farver-fort-collins-co-us ) is what happens when we dismiss science.”

Manslaughter Charges Filed Over Flint Water Crisis

“EdCoulter

Jun 14, 2017 9:55 PM CDT

Here is Iraqi-American Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha at the March for Science: DR. MONA HANNA-ATTISHA: Hey! How’s everyone doing? Woo! I am Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha from Flint, Michigan. And it is great to be here. And I am here to tell you that the Flint water crisis is not over. We still cannot drink unfiltered water from our taps. AUDIENCE: Boo! DR. MONA HANNA-ATTISHA: Boo. So, Flint is what happens when we dismiss science. Flint is what happens when we dismiss experts. Flint is what happens when we dismiss people. Flint is what happens when saving money is more important than public health. I am a pediatrician, and every day I use science to protect and restore the health of my patients, my kids. And about a year ago, my research proved that our contaminated water in Flint was leaching lead into the bodies of our children. AUDIENCE: Boo! DR. MONA HANNA-ATTISHA: Boo. And I took a risk. I walked out of my clinic to speak up publicly for my kids.”

http://www.newser.com/story/244279/michigan-health-chief-charged-in-flint-death.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_top

3) Dr. Mercola addresses the significant increase in Alzheimer’s Disease and the possible causes, one of which is wireless radiation. He continues to reach many people who are new to this topic.

Non-native or artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF)

Non-native EMFs contribute to Alzheimer’s by poisoning your mitochondria, and this is not limited to living in close proximity to power lines. It also includes electromagnetic interference from the electric grid and microwave radiation from your cellphone, cellphone towers and Wi-Fi.

This is a very deep and important topic that I plan to greatly expand on later this year. Based on what I’ve found so far, I’m convinced enough now to never put my cellphone on my body unless it is in airplane mode, and will not hold my cellphone unless it is on a selfie stick…

Limit your exposure to non-native electromagnetic fields (cellphones, Wi-Fi routers and modems)

The primary pathology behind cellphone damage is not related specifically to brain tumors, or even to cancer. The real danger lies in damage from the reactive nitrogen species peroxynitrites.39 Increased peroxynitrites from cellphone exposure will damage your mitochondria, and your brain is the most mitochondrial-dense organ in your body.

http://tiny.cc/513uly

4) In Massachusetts, a bill, similar to the Berkeley “right to know” law, being introduced to require information that is normally hidden in cell phone manuals to be provided clearly on packaging. Is there anyone receiving this update who would be willing to organize efforts for a similar bill/law in BC? If so, please email me at dsnoble@shaw.ca with “phone label” on the subject line.

Bill S.108
Chapter 93 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 114 the following new section:-

Section 115. All mobile telephones sold or leased at a point of sale or retail establishment in the commonwealth shall clearly and conspicuously disclose, on product packaging, the following notice to consumers:-

“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pocket or the phone is otherwise in contact with your body when the phone is on and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S108/CoSponsor

5) I hope that any of you who has had any communication with BCUC will consider making comments. This has become a tool of the government instead of being an independent watchdog with the primary purpose of protecting the public.

Good Afternoon,

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) has developed an online questionnaire to gather your feedback about our regulatory process.

The questionnaire should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Your responses are voluntary and anonymous. We suggest that you delegate one representative to complete the questionnaire on behalf of your organization.

Please click here to complete the online questionnaire. The questionnaire will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, June 22nd.

All responses will be compiled, analyzed and summarized as a group. Your feedback will be used to help enhance your regulatory experience by:

· providing opportunity for appropriate and meaningful engagement with the BCUC;

· identifying what is working well;

· identifying what could be improved; and

· ensuring that stakeholder feedback is an input into the BCUC ’s strategic planning processes.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the questionnaire or the use and disclosure of your personal information.

Sincerely,

Erica Hamilton

Director of Communications

Letters:
From: W. Bathgate (name given with his permission)
Sent: June 14, 2017 8:07 AM
Re: [EMF] UL presents new smart meter standards

This is an interesting sleight of hand. I have had products get the UL lIsted status, so I can speak with some authority on this.

UL 2735 compliance is not the same as UL 2735 Listed. UL Listed means that the end product has been tested and approved by UL, then the product can be stamped with the UL logo.. No AMI meter today has the UL stamp on the product.The Landis+Gyr AMI meters are built to UL 2735 but they are not UL tested. What this deception means is that they can tell you they are UL 2735 compliant, because the components individually are sourced from manufacturers that have obtained UL Listed status. But this is all meaningless if when placed onto a circuit board and are untested as a full assembly.

There have been numerous Landis+Gyr meters explode and catch fire and they are stated as meeting UL 2735. So this announcement is a deception to make you go away. So the question to ask is it this product UL LIsted? Is it stamped with the UL logo? If not then you can wager $1,000,000 that the AMI meter will explode and catch fire when the short circuit test occurs. By the way the remote disconnect is not part of UL 2735. When UL applies the required 25,0000 volts across the power tabs, things will be smoking pretty fast across those very small set of contact points in the disconnect.

Bill

http://www.dataweek.co.za/8950a

UL presents new smart meter standards
14 June 2017, News

UL (Underwriters Technologies) gave a presentation on important new standards for testing and certifying smart electricity meters at African Utility Week, which took place in Cape Town between 16 and 18 May.

In a presentation entitled ‘Accelerating Technology Adoption with Product Standards’, the group’s general manager of electric utility services, Bill Colavecchio, outlined the ways in which these new standards can be used to help accelerate the adoption of new metering technologies in Africa.

All types of electricity meters need to comply with mandatory testing standards defined by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), which have evolved over the years as the technology has evolved. The latest version of these standards, IEC62052-31, was introduced in 2015, and specifies product safety requirements for newly manufactured single-case metering equipment designed to measure and control electrical energy on 50 Hz or 60 Hz networks with a voltage up to 600 V.

“Certain requirements are, however, outside of the scope of these standards,” said Colavecchio, “and this has led to the voluntary adoption of a set of testing standards developed by UL, UL 2735, in both the US and Europe. These address previous design flaws in smart meters that have, in the past, been cause for concern to both manufacturers and utilities.”

He pointed out that trust is essential to the widespread adoption of new technologies. Manufacturers, utilities and end users all need to know that the technology is safe, reliable, performs as expected and is interoperable with other elements in the electricity supply ecosystem. “With dozens of vendors, hundreds of utilities and numerous regulatory bodies involved in the smart meter supply chain, the challenge for all stakeholders is how to determine which technologies and applications they can trust. The lack of common and reliable standards covering specific requirements and issues has been a barrier to entry all around the world, but specifically in Africa,” he said.

Users throughout the supply chain need to be assured of the fact that common, consensus-based standards are being used on both a national and international basis to test and certify all smart meters. This is where UL 2735, which addresses product safety, performance, reliability, cybersecurity, installation and other critical attributes of the product or system, has such an important role to play in facilitating and accelerating the adoption of smart metering technology in Africa. It ensures that all participants comply with the same standards and that the playing field is level.

“For manufacturers, testing and certifying their equipment in compliance with UL 2735 offers their customers a level of trust they haven’t had before,” said Colavecchio. “This helps to facilitate a speedy entry into the market for new products, which not only keeps the cost of sales down, but helps to secure market share.”

From: X
Sent: June 14, 2017 9:18 AM
To: Mayor & Council <mayorandcouncil@westvancouver.ca>
Cc: Bill Soprovich <bsoprovich@westvancouver.ca>
Subject: 5G & microcells all over Ambleside

Please reconsider allowing this! I am already unable to spend much time in areas with electromagnetic emitters; this has made shopping on Marine Drive almost impossible!

The Telus microcells are already on every corner of Argyle, and they radiate for 1.25 km! Do we really need all this overkill?

Let’s have a livable community, not a death trap!

X

One of our members has found more info on AT&T 5G system, using powerlines, etc. AT&T is ensuring that every inch is covered with RF for iphones, etc. exposing all living things to ever increasing levels of RF, without any assurance of safety or regard to scientific warnings. Also, it seems without permission or even notification of the people who will be living near these powerlines/microcells.

http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/27175-att-announces-airgig-wireless-broadband-communications-concept
http://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/27821-att-plans-field-trials-of-project-airgig

Sharon

“Flint (Michigan) is what happens when we dismiss science.” Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Update 2017-06-14 In some US states, bills are being pushed through re. microcells and 5G. Here there is no debate at all. posted June 15/17

1)    An opinion piece written re. 5G microcell bills being rammed through the state house in North Carolina. This is bad, but did the legislature in BC or the Parliament in Ottawa even consider that these things are being promoted by the “Innovation, Science and Economic Development Dept (formerly Industry Canada) ?  ISCD is considering only the economic portion and ignoring the science. 

Disconnect HB 310 to prevent health risks

“House Bill 310 will allow fifth generation mobile systems, known as 5G facilities, to be placed within feet of single-family homes and on multifamily homes, schools, day care centers, recreation centers and more. These facilities can cause adverse health effects ranging from cancer to debilitating headaches to insomnia, infertility and more. According to three international experts who wrote to the General Assembly to voice their concerns and urge the defeat of this bill, the adverse health effects from 5G facilities will almost certainly be worse than those of cell phones. Yet the House largely rejected their expertise and risked public health by promoting the telecommunications industry and 5G technology in such a way that everyone must accept it. Nobody can say no if the Senate approves it.”

http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article155178049.html

2)    I was looking for some info for someone and came across this website which I had shared some time ago. There is a very short, very instructive youtube . Scroll down. It is entitled “Microwave Power Density: Health effects vs. safety standards.”   It speaks of smeters and demonstrates clearly why we cannot stop fighting having these on our homes. And the levels of power measured will be the “average”. ITRON itself states that the average is significantly higher than stated in this youtube, and the peaks are much higher still.

https://www.emfanalysis.com/research/  2:48 min.

3)    A law firm in Oklahoma is preparing for lawsuits due to exposure to 5G technology.

The Looming Health Risk of 5G Technology

The likely danger by 5G is that network changes will require an increase in the number of wireless transmitters used. Early announcements of the study also suggest that 5G might bring our country dangerously close to exceeding the defined limits for power density, which could very well threaten the health of individuals to a degree not yet seen. Cell Phone Cancer could continue to become a more common occurrence.” 

http://www.cellphonecancer.com/the-looming-health-risks-of-5g-technology/  

4)    Several of us received responses to our letters to Health Canada about their horribly irresponsible and misleading statement in Wendy Mesley’s CBC Marketplace program, saying that it is safe for children to use cell phones 24/7/365.  Health Canada’s response and replies by some of us are below in letters.

Letters

From: Bourke, Phil (HC/SC) [mailto:phil.bourke@canada.ca] On Behalf Of Singer, Tim (HC/SC)
Sent: June 14, 2017 5:50 AM
To: dsnoble@shaw.ca
Subject: Re: CBC’s Markeplace episode on cellular phones

Dear Mrs. Noble, (and everyone else)

Thank you for your correspondence of March 25, 2017, addressed to the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, concerning the broadcast of an episode of CBC’s Marketplace on cellular phones. I have been asked to respond on behalf of the Minister. I apologize for the delay in responding. 

I wish to clarify the statement you quoted from the Marketplace broadcast, attributed to the Department. Health Canada’s complete statement provided to CBC is as follows:

“Safety Code 6 limits for human exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy are designed to provide protection for all age groups, including children, on a continuous basis (24 hours a day/seven days a week). This means that if someone, including a small child, were to be exposed to RF energy from multiple sources for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, within the Safety Code 6 limits, there would be no adverse health effects.” 

Health Canada’s intention was not to make a statement respecting exposure to a specific device. The original purpose of this statement was to clarify that Safety Code 6 provides protection for all age groups.

If individuals are concerned, the following practical measures can be taken to reduce your RF energy exposure when using a cell phone:

•         limiting the length of cell phone calls;

•         using “hands-free” devices; and

•         replacing cell phone calls with text messages.

As mentioned in my email to you of February 1, 2017, Health Canada is aware that a few jurisdictions have applied more restrictive limits for RF field exposures from cell towers, although the scientific evidence does not support the need for limits that are more restrictive than Safety Code 6. Additionally, in many instances these restrictive limits are not applied to other wireless devices in these same jurisdictions.

Thank you again for taking the time to write about this important issue. I hope my comments are helpful.

Tim Singer

Director General, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate

Health Canada / Government of Canada

tim.singer@canada.ca /

From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:dsnoble@shaw.ca]
Sent: June 14, 2017 10:25 AM
To: ‘phil.bourke@canada.ca’ <phil.bourke@canada.ca>; ‘tim.singer@canada.ca’ <tim.singer@canada.ca>; ‘Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca’ <Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca>
Cc: ‘bill.casey@parl.gc.ca’ <bill.casey@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Len.Webber@parl.gc.ca’ <Len.Webber@parl.gc.ca>; ‘don.davies@parl.gc.ca’ <don.davies@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Ramez.Ayoub@parl.gc.ca’ <Ramez.Ayoub@parl.gc.ca>; ‘colin.carrie@parl.gc.ca’ <colin.carrie@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Doug.Eyolfson@parl.gc.ca’ <Doug.Eyolfson@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Rachael.Harder@parl.gc.ca’ <Rachael.Harder@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Darshan.Kang@parl.gc.ca’ <Darshan.Kang@parl.gc.ca>; ‘John.Oliver@parl.gc.ca’ <John.Oliver@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Sonia.Sidhu@parl.gc.ca’ <Sonia.Sidhu@parl.gc.ca>; ‘justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca’ <justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca>; ‘elizabeth.may@parl.gc.ca’ <elizabeth.may@parl.gc.ca>; randall.garrison@parl.gc.ca; Wendy Mesley <marketplace@cbc.ca>
Subject: CBC’s Markeplace episode on cellular phones

Dear Mr. Singer, 

Thank you for your response, with which I have major concerns.

Can you please show me any tests that confirm that exposure to RF energy, on a continuous basis (24/7/365) from a cellphone and/or any similar wireless device, would be safe for a child? I assume you must have access to many such reports or you wouldn’t provide this assurance to the public.

May I ask if you and Health Canada are familiar with the report by the National Toxicology Program in the US, a 10 year, $25 million test which resulted in tumors in the brain (gliomas) and heart (schwannomas) in rats exposed to low levels of RF radiation for 10 minute intervalsThe report, “Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD Rats (Whole Body Exposure),” is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/055699.

This test has been lauded by experts, even the American Cancer Society which has been slow to accept other scientific warnings regarding wireless radiation, who say that this test is extremely well done and a “game changer”.  If you are familiar with it, it seems inconsistent that you should continue to reassure parents that their children will suffer no consequences from constant and continued exposure to cell phones or any other wireless gadget.

This is one of many thousands of high quality studies that show serious health effects from prolonged (although not constant) exposure to even low levels of RF radiation. Again, Mr. Singer, can you show me the studies upon which you rely that show that there is no harm from constant, continual exposure, especially for children?

I do appreciate your response, and I ask that you consider my comments.  I look forward to yours.  This issue is too important for parents (and the general public) to be mis-informed. They deserve to know the full details, including the scientific warnings raised by independent researchers, before exposing their children to such risks.

Regards,

Sharon Noble

Victoria, BC

From:  Norbert

To: Singer, Tim (HC/SC)

Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5:53 PM

Subject: Re: CBC’s Markeplace episode on cellular phones

Hello Tim Singer,

Thank you for your reply. 

There is one matter regarding mobile phones that I ponder over and that I would like clarified.

As you are probably aware, there are guidelines for the use of mobile phones given within the system of the device that we are discovering are not extensively known to the users because they tend not to seek out these guidelines and often do not know that they have been formulated by the manufacturers.  I wish to understand the legal implications when a user fails to apply the device according to those guidelines.  For example, in the case of a user incurring a brain tumour, is the manufacturer exempt from liability when it is found that the complainant failed to abide by these given guidelines?  Has Health Canada sought legal counsel to clarify this, thereby being capable to properly advise the public?  Furthermore, what is Health Canada’s legal position on this matter?  Would a failure to take reasonable initiatives to notify the public put Health Canada into a compromised position? 

Thank you,

Norbert Duerichen  (named given with permission)

Dear Mr. Singer,

I appreciate your reply, but must take issue with your statement that “The original purpose of this statement was to clarify that Safety Code 6 provides protection for all age groups.”  Safety Code 6 as it presently stands is nothing more than a repeat of guidelines originally created by the wireless industry and their lobbyists, specifically designed to ignore the DNA damaging non-thermal biological effects that have been known for decades by those in industry and the military who have actually researched such effects. 

How is it that Health Canada seems to be still ignorant of the fact that exposure to microwaves at much lower levels than Safety Code 6 limits have indeed caused many health problems (leukemia, cancer, etc.)?  Relying on out dated guidelines which only consider THERMAL effects does not provide ANY protection to anyone, especially young children, from the NON-THERMAL BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS that currently threaten the health of most humans today (according to the most recent scientific knowledge and published studies on the subject of non-thermal biological effects). 

Bathing the Canadian public in ever increasing amounts of pulsed microwaves from wireless devices (cell phones, smart meters, smart TV, baby monitors, etc.) WILL CAUSE, and has already caused negative health effects to many Canadians, most of them totally unaware of the real dangers because of inaccurate statements from Health Canada and others just mindlessly regurgitating the same old misrepresentations promoted by the wireless industry so as not to impact their multibillion dollar profit strategies.

In my opinion, it’s about time that Health Canada actually used real evidence from the many experts who have researched the most recent studies of non-thermal biological effects of wireless radiation exposure, instead of excluding such studies from the “weight of evidence” used by the last panel formed to revise Safety Code 6.  Once you understand what these researchers have tried to bring to light for decades, then it should be the responsibility of Health Canada to thoroughly revise Safety Code 6 to include protection from such damaging exposure.  Making any more public statements as to how safe everything wireless is imagined to be does nothing other than ignore the truth.

The wireless device manufacturer’s all realize the damage being done, and know the costs of existing and future health damage litigation may bankrupt them once the “secret” they have tried to cover up for so many years becomes widely known.  They know how wireless microwave radiation affects the blood-brain barrier causing leakage, they know the negative impact on healthy sperm and ova, they know their devices cause the increase in EHS, they know that brain glioma increases with cell phone use.  

Why does Health Canada not seem to have any knowledge of these dangers?  Your statement “although the scientific evidence does not support the need for limits that are more restrictive than Safety Code 6” can only hold true by totally ignoring the scientific evidence readily available from a simple web search on “wireless DNA damage”.

Perhaps no one at Health Canada really wants to protect public health from what some experts call “the biggest threat to humanity” (EMF exposure) in the world today?  I certainly hope this not to be the case.

Please ensure the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, is advised of my concerns.

Yours truly,

X

From: Jerry Flynn
Sent: June 10, 2017 3:36 PM
To: fifthtips@cbc.ca
Subject: FW: Corruption in Your Government Forces Canada’s Entire Population to be Guinea Pigs in the Largest Uncontrolled Science Experiment in Human History!

Dear 5th Estate,

I’ve just sent this to each of the current federal government health committee (HESA) members. Although this is an international story, my focus has been on the corruption in the government of Canada and its effects on all of us – including each/all of you there at the 5th Estate.

Jerry Flynn 

—–Original Message—–

From: Jerry Flynn [mailto:jerryjgf@shaw.ca]

Sent: June-10-17 1:42 PM

To: ‘Bill.Casey@parl.gc.ca’ <Bill.Casey@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Len.Webber@parl.gc.ca’

<Len.Webber@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Don.Davies@parl.gc.ca’ <Don.Davies@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Ramaz.Ayoub@parl.gc.ca’ <Ramaz.Ayoub@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Colin.Carrie@parl.gc.ca’

<Colin.Carrie@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Doug.Eyolfson@parl.gc.ca’

<Doug.Eyolfson@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Rachel.Harder@parl.gc.ca’

<Rachel.Harder@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Darshan.Kang@parl.gc.ca’

<Darshan.Kang@parl.gc.ca>; ‘John.Oliver@parl.gc.ca’

<John.Oliver@parl.gc.ca>; ‘Sonia.Sidhu@parl.gc.ca’ <Sonia.Sidhu@parl.gc.ca>

Subject: Corruption in Your Government Forces Canada’s Entire Population to be Guinea Pigs in the Largest Uncontrolled Science Experiment in Human History!

Ask yourself just one question: If, in 2011, the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (representing 47 countries, 820-million people) urged all its member nations to apply the ‘Precautionary Principle’ and/or adopt the ‘ALARA principle’ (as low as reasonably achievable), and more than 20 countries, including Russia, China and India, plus many individual U.S.

states have taken similar action to protect their citizens – especially children, pregnant women, children in school and all future generations – from the hazardous non-thermal electro-magnetic field radiation (produced by overhead power transmission lines, distribution lines, substations, ‘smart’

meters, household electricity, electrical appliances, ‘smart’ appliances, cell phones, cordless phones, cell phone towers, Wi-Fi routers, tablet and laptop computers, Bluetooth, GPS, radars {including vehicular “collision-avoidance’ systems, etc.}), why has Health Canada still done nothing to protect us and our children?

My Registered Letter to the prime minister (see below) answers the question posed above. Once again Canadians have been abandoned by Health Canada’s Radiation Protection Bureau and their colleagues in Innovation Science and Economic Development (think tobacco, asbestos, Thalidomide, leaded gasoline). 

June 9, 2017  

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

via Registered Letter

Office of the Prime Minister

80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON

K1A 0A2

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, 

Corruption in Your Government Forces Canada’s Entire Population to be Guinea Pigs in the Largest Uncontrolled Science Experiment in Human History! 

Health Canada (HC) and Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) are inextricably enmeshed (and have been for decades) in the corrupt U.S.’

Military-Industrial Complex (MIC), which recognizes only the thermal effects of microwave radiation. (See Appendix, para. 1.) Like all MIC members, HC refuses to recognize / admit that the low-intensity, non-thermal effects of microwave radiation can be hazardous to humans and all life forms. For that reason, we are all being whole-body irradiated – for the rest of our lives – by “low-intensity, pulsed, non-thermal radiation” emitted by ‘smart’ meters, cellular phones, cordless phones, cell phone towers, Wi-Fi routers, Bluetooth, power transmission and distribution lines, substations, household

60 Hz electricity and appliances, ‘smart’ appliances, computers, Wi-Fi and Wi-MAX zones, full-body scanners, police and municipal communication systems, radars (including vehicle collision avoidance systems), etc. (See App. para. 2.) [1] This is in clear violation of the Nuremburg Code! (See App. para. 3.) Leading scientists see a parallel between the explosion in EMFs around the world and the explosion in to today’s disease epidemics, e.g., autism, cancers, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and other diseases of the brain, central nervous system and immune system.  

HC’s Industry-Friendly Safety Code 6.

a.     Fails to recognize/admit that non-thermal radio frequency (RF)

electromagnetic (EMF) radiation is harmful to humans and other living things. This enables electric utilities, and wireless and telecom companies to utilize and/or sell hazardous wireless products / devices to an unsuspecting, trusting and defenseless public! (See App. para 4.)

b.     Because of the above, SC6 fails to protect humans and other living

things against the known hazards of non-thermal effects of RF EMF on frequencies 100 kHz to 300 GHz – which is precisely where today’s wireless products / devices emit their invisible but hazardous non-thermal radiation!

c.     Fails to protect humans and other living things from the known

hazards of extremely low frequency (ELF) or ‘powerline 60 Hz.’ EMFs. This saves electric power utilities literally billions of dollars but causes great harm to an unsuspecting and defenseless public. (See App. para 5.)

HC stubbornly fails to invoke the ‘Precautionary Principle’ to protect the general population against man-made ELF and/or RF EMFs. This indefensibly callous stance enables electric utilities and wireless and telecom companies to continue doing “business as usual” without having to worry about law suits. (See App. para 6; para 7 lists instances when the Precautionary Principle should have been imposed.)

HC stubbornly refuses to admit that there is such a thing as ‘electromagnetic hypersensitivity’ or “EHS”, which is attributed to man-made ELF and/or RF EMFs. Consequently, HC also fails to provide those suffering from EHS with any protection against it! (See App. para 8.)

ISED (formerly Industry Canada). Unbelievably, it allows electric power utilities and wireless and telecom companies to operate their technologies on what militaries have known for decades are the most dangerous frequencies known to humans: 1-5 GHz (one billion to five billion Hertz). These frequencies are known to “penetrate all organ systems of the body thus putting all organ systems at risk!” (See App. para 9) [2] 

Mainstream News Media. Today’s ever-shrinking media ownership in North America contributes greatly to what is Canada’s (indeed. the world’s) worst-ever, and still growing, environmental crisis! Just a handful of conglomerates own and/or control what people see on TV, hear on the radio and read in newspapers. It is no wonder that the public doesn’t realize the power and influence Industry has over governments today! (See App. para 10.)

My BIO (see App. para 11.)  

Conclusion. Mr. prime minister, these are unthinkably evil times in Canada’s (the world’s) history – even you, personally, and members of your own family are at risk!  The evidence is overwhelming and irrefutable that HC and ISED, aided and abetted by a largely silent mainstream news media, are deliberately deceiving you, your government and the general public (as they have done for decades) about the purported ‘safety’ of man-made wireless technologies, all of which emit hazardous ELF and/or RF non-thermal EMF radiation! Canada (indeed, the world) urgently needs new and ‘orders of magnitude’ lower ‘safe’ exposure limits in order to protect humans and every form of life from ELF and RF EMF radiation. Although, scientists today know more about EMFs than did their predecessors about the hazards of cigarette smoke, asbestos fibres or DDT, the unprecedented power and influence of ‘Industry’ today is such that governments and the public in North America continue to believe that wireless is safe! [3]  

Recommendations. Respectfully, Mr. Prime Minister, on behalf of all Canadians, I urge you to immediately: 1) direct your Minister of Health to invoke the Precautionary Principle on all wireless technologies, nationwide;

2) direct the RCMP to immediately conduct an exhaustive criminal investigation, not just of HC’s Radiation Protection Bureau, but of their colleagues in ISED, and of the entire EMF community nationwide; and, 3) Seek the counsel of independent EMF experts, such as ICEMS (International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety) [4] and/or the authors of the BioInitiative 2012 Report [5]. Other national leaders will undoubtedly follow your example, which will finally expose the ongoing pandemic corruption within the WHO, ICNIRP, ICES and the FCC, all of whom must be held criminally responsible for their unthinkably heartless and evil actions!

Sincerely,  

J.G. (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Retired)

References

[1]   https://www.qigonginstitute.org/category/11/electromagnetic-pollution

[2]   http://www.assassinationscience.com/EMP5.htm

[3]   http://www.bioinitiative.org/conclusions/

[4] http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/resolutions-and-appeals/

[5]   http://www.bioinitiative.org/

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Appendix-Corruption-in-Your-Government-by-Jerry-Flynn-June-09-2017.pdf 

Sharon

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse”   Edmund Burke

Another apparent cancer cluster in a California school! posted June 13/17

Sorry for the missing updates, and thank you for the many inquiries about my health, etc.  As I mentioned last week in an update, we have had guests and I have been kept busier than I had anticipated. I have a lot of catching up to do, but I will do so as quickly as possible.

1)    An article from a Nebraska newspaper that most likely will be read by people who otherwise would hear nothing about electrosmog 

Our planet is being polluted with a gush of radio and electronic energy waves that increases with each Bluetooth device, each cell tower, each electronic device of any sort. And to think that energy has no effect on our health and the planet is ludicrous. Known broadly as Electro-Magnetic Frequency pollution or EMF, this web of broadcast and radiated energy is increasing in strength and presence, invading our homes, workplaces and the entire planet. The farthest reaches of the deepest oceans are not immune. Nor are the deepest caves. Your bedroom, your basement, your favorite fishing hole and your church will not give you sanctuary from its extended reach.”

http://thereader.com/heartland-healing/paris-accord-meh/

2)    A mother’s loss of a daughter because of wifi….

“Her symptoms: headaches, fatigue, joint pains, sleep problems, skin irritation, rash, anaemia, menstrual cycle disruption, heart flutters, difficulty concentrating, temperature control, urine urgency, overwhelming sense of needing to leave some classrooms at school.”

https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2017/06/11/why-die-for-wi-fi-my-child-did/  

3)    In California a bill is being pushed through the legal hoops to allow access to public right of ways for micro/small cells which will irradiate into homes without permission, acknowledgement and even if you are not a customer of the telecom responsible. This is happening in BC without even having a law passed.  INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (formerly Industry Canada) is allowing this intrusion without consultation with community councils or residents – bypassing all of the antenna siting consultation policies and even Industry Canada policies. We must ensure that the municipal councils learn about this at the Union of BC Municipalities annual conference demand that they be granted authority over the public right of ways, the public be involved.

“Called “small cells”, there is little difference in size for many of these antennas; the chief difference is the location on utility poles versus large towers. Measurements of these cell towers recently taken in Palo Alto found high levels of radiation on the sidewalk below them — levels higher than those associated in research with breaches in the blood-brain barrier, free radical formation, DNA damage, cancer and tumors, and heart rhythm disturbances.”

http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/06/09/opinion-bill-would-turn-california-utility-poles-into-cell-towers/   There are some really interesting comments  

4)    In Calif. a mother has started a petition because her 10 year old son and another 10 year have developed cancer, as have 2 teachers, after having attended a school with a cell tower.   There have been several cancer clusters in California that have occurred in buildings/schools with cell towers that have been well-documented

“this cell tower is on school grounds in Ripon… 2 10 year olds have cancer- a brain tumor and a wilm’s tumor. 2 teachers have cancer.”

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/remove-towers-from-ripon-unified-school-district.html    Please consider signing. 

Letters:

From: Marcus (name give with permission)

To: elke.kite@bcferries.com

Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 1:13 PM

Subject: Medical information on RF radiation 

Re:  Safe Zone on Ferries, from WiFi.

Hello Elke,

I hope you and your colleagues had the opportunity to look at some of the information we provided in our earlier email.

This German medical doctors site, shows images, and explains what happens to blood cells, when exposed to cell phone radiation for a duration of only 3 minutes!  Hypoxia – Rouleaux formation!  

For the benefit of BC Ferries management and your colleagues, I translated the text.

Translation of small text, right below blood images:

Red blood cells under a normal microscope.

Blood sample taken from earlobe, before and after 10 – 20 min cell phone call.  Easily reproducible!

Since the persons 2 meter away from test subject are also effected, would exclude any thermal effects.”

“Possible consequences:  Strokes because of reduced viscosity of the blood!

But instead of verifying, government agencies as well as lobby groups, argue with absurd arguments.

Translation of main text:

http://www.aerzte-und-mobilfunk.eu/gesundheitliche-wirkungen/mobilfunk-gesundheit-blutverklumpungen-geldrollenbildung/

(medical doctors and mobile phone/ health consequences/ mobile phone-blood clumping-money roll effect)

Blood clumping, Money-roll effect (Hypoxia)

There are visual and reproducible experiments, that show the effect of mobile-telephone calls.  One example is the moneyroll formation, illustrated proof by students.

Blood was taken from several persons between 17 and 20, who where not allowed to use their cell phone for 24 hours.  Immediately after, the young researchers let their test subject use a mobile telephone (Siemens ME 35), and again took blood from the earlobe and finger.  Ten minutes later, the procedure was repeated. 

The result of this field study was explosive:  After every phone call, a definite cluster formation from the ear, as well as the finger, and even in photographs, that were taken ten minutes later, showed blood clusters clearly. 

Through clumping, the blood becomes thick and can more easily plug up capillaries and narrow passages. 

Further, through this surface reduction of the red blood cells, less oxygen is transported.

This for example, can lead to heart/circulatory problems (Hutter et.al. 2002), tiredness, concentration difficulties, etc. 

Some time ago already, educational materials were created and developed by the Department of Physics, of The College of Education Heidelberg.    

Clicking on:  Der Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg. (on the bottom) you will learn, that these educational materials to conduct these blood tests, can be ordered by educators from the University. 

BC Ferries might consider, that this illustration of unhealthy biological blood change, takes place well within Canada’s Safety Code 6 guidelines! 

Hypoxia, a deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues of the body is a serious health issue!  A simple internet search will provide you with the medical facts.                                                                                                                              

This medical illustration shows, how second hand microwave radiation exposure, effects fellow passengers and children, in a 2 meter radius of mobile phone/tablet users, and WiFi!  Clearly, inducing Hypoxia in passengers is not a good situation! 

Please forward this information to BC Ferries management, so that they can see for themselves, what happens inside the human body.  I am certain that they will appreciate this information, and perhaps will consider the growing requests for e-smog free zones on BC Ferries. 

Best regards,

Benita & Marcus Schluschen

 Sharon

“The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.” – Bill Watterson

The California Senate passed a bill that will enable placement of microwave antennas, called ‘small cells’, on utility poles, street lamps, traffic lights. and street signs and to install refrigerator-sized “power equipment” on sidewalks. Potentially millions of these transmitters will be located close to homes and businesses. […]

Update 2017-06-06 Growing cancers among young — Devra Davis posted June 11/17

1)   New article by Devra Davis about the increasing risk from wireless radiation, especially for children.

A public health revolution can reduce the growing cancer burden for the young

For those dangers, only after irrefutable evidence that people had become sick and died were steps taken to reduce dangerous conditions. But when it comes to curtailing other avoidable environmental health threats, U.S. authorities seem to be taking a show me the bodies approach.

No where is that more evident than when it comes to how we are treating cellphones and wireless radiation and our children today.”

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/healthcare/336501-a-public-health-revolution-can-reduce-the-growing-cancer-burden

Neurosurgeon Dr. Teo is seeing dramatic increase in brain tumours among young people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEfFkF1OHsY

2)   Another brain tumour victim in Victoria’s Times Colonist

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/brain-tumour-diagnosis-spurs-effort-to-get-high-school-diploma-1.20449352  

3)   Some US states are trying to speed up the microcell network installations to increase jobs and reduce need for time-consuming approvals. But cities are not happy.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe this morning signs a bill designed to speed up the deployment of the small cell infrastructure needed to support 5G wireless networks. The bill provides a uniform process for installing the new network equipment on lamp posts, utility poles, buildings and public rights of way…

Why some cities aren’t so happy: Localities like having a say in where and how antennas are placed on public structures, and some argue that new state-wide laws trample on their ability to consider pedestrian, traffic and aesthetic effects of the antennas. Some state laws also cap the permit application and attachment fees, cutting into city revenues.”

https://www.axios.com/states-try-to-speed-up-deployment-of-5g-wireless-networks-2436120849.html

Sharon

The cost of wireless convenience: EHS, infertility, cancer.

AN INCONVENIENT LIE posted June 8/17
For those who hate to wait
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~~ G. Edward Griffin               

Scientist Dr Mari speak on how our phones, cell towers, video games and computers are affecting our bodies event in July 9/17 ! Posted June 7/17

Health Action Network

 2017-06-05 Pender Island cell tower being planned and resisted posted June 7/17

1)   Pender Islanders are just learning that a cell tower is being planned for their area. This from someone who wants to organize resistance. Please share with anyone you know on Pender.

“The MacKinnon Road residents just received notice from Freedom Mobile that a 140 ft cell phone tower with an initial four sector anntennae is planned for installation at 1348 MacKinnon Road. The purpose of the tower is not for the benefit of Pender Island, but for greater Victoria, Southern Gulf Islands, and BC Ferries customers enroute.
The Islands Trust has no policy regarding cell phone towers and defers to the provincial government ministry. Parks Canada has banned new cell phone towers so now the cell phone companies are looking to private property owners to lease their land.
We are resident at 1358 MacKinnon and the tower would be right above us, adjacent to other residences, and affect the whole of this part of the island.
This affects all of Pender Island now and in the future and we need to mount an aggressive opposition.”

I have advised the person that there is no provincial ministry that has authority over cell towers, and if Island Trust is governed by the government, there must be an effort to ensure that the MLA for the area realizes that there is no insurance to protect the owner from lawsuits. It is vital that people considering leasing to telecoms realize that the dangers are real, and there will be lawsuits

What the Telecom Industry Doesn’t Tell You…But Does Tell Its Investors – Environmental Health Trust has assembled a series of slides by Telecom Companies that warn investors of the potential for economic loss due to litigation about health effects from wireless.  For eg. VERIZON states:  “Our wireless business also faces personal injury and consumer class action lawsuits related to alleged health effects of wireless phones or radio frequency transmitters, and class action lawsuits that challenge marketing practices and disclosures relating to alleged adverse health effects of handheld wireless phones.  We may incur significant expenses in defending these lawsuits.  In addition, we may be required to pay significant awards or settlements.” 

https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Telecom-10-K-Liability-and-Insurance-Companies-Slides-EHT-6-2016.pdf

2)   A report that has been translated by a member, regarding effects of exposure to RF on blood.  This could happen with exposure to RF from cell phones, smeters, wifi in schools or on ferries.

http://www.aerzte-und-mobilfunk.eu/gesundheitliche-wirkungen/mobilfunk-gesundheit-blutverklumpungen-geldrollenbildung/

(medical doctors and mobile phone/ health consequences/ mobile phone-blood clumping-money roll effect)

Blood clumping, Money-roll effect

There are visual and reproducible experiments, that show the effect of mobile-telephone calls.  One example is the moneyroll formation, illustrated proof by students.

Blood was taken from several persons between 17 and 20, who where not allowed to use their cell phone for 24 hours.  Immediately after, the young researchers let their test subject use a mobile telephone (Siemens ME 35), to take blood from the earlobe and finger.  Ten minutes later, the procedure was repeated. 

The result of this field study was explosive:  After every phone call, a definite cluster formation from the ear, as well as the finger, and even in photographs, that we taken ten minutes later, showed blood clusters clearly.

Through clumping, the blood becomes thick and can more easily plug up capillaries and narrow passages.  Further, through this surface reduction of the red blood cells, less oxygen is transported.

This for example, can lead to heart/circulatory problems (Hutter et.al. 2002), tiredness, concentration difficulties, etc. 

Currently, and for some time, educational materials were created and developed by the Department of Physics, of The College of Education Heidelberg.    

When you click on:  der Pädagogischen Hochschule Heidelberg. you find the educational materials.

This material can even be ordered!

From the small text:

Since the persons 2 meters away from test subject are also effected, this would exclude any thermal effects.

Possible consequences: Strokes because of reduced viscosity of the blood

This confirms/replicates Dr. Magda Havas’s results that she found several years ago when studying her own blood before and after exposure to RF.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7E36zGHxRw

3)   Scientists have found a way to photograph people through walls using WiFi

“But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs.

Now, German scientists have found a way to exploit this property to take holograms, or 3D photographs, of objects inside a room — from outside it.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/wifi-camera-sees-through-walls-2017-5

4)   A letter by Dr. Olle Johansson in Vitality Magazine, warning about some of the effects of wireless devices.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/The-Scary-Side-of-Cellphones-and-Other-Wireless-Devices-by-Olle-Johansson-Vitality-Magazine-June-2017.pdf

5)   It seems that a bill to end landlines got pushed through in Illinois, tagged on to another bill. AARP and other organizations are speaking out about the hardships that many will suffer if reliable landline phones are no longer available.  Shaw, and perhaps Telus, already are eliminating standard landlines in BC. Were we told?

“AT&T’s alternative, computer-based VoIP, does not provide the same level of reliability. U-verse is NOT a viable alternative. 

Professionals and businesses that require secure phone service count on landlines. Law firms, real estate offices, medical facilities, government offices, and financial institutions use landlines because they are cyber secure and not connected to the Internet. During a power outage, these businesses have to continue providing consumers with vital services. For cyber secure, uninterrupted phone service, landlines are the only viable option.

Warnings from AARP:

·         Forcing people onto alternatives, such as wireless or computer-based phone service, could subject them to higher bills, lack of service in extended power outages, spotty reception and dropped calls.

·         Landline telephone service allows residents to have reliable access to emergency services; it helps low-income families to connect with job opportunities; it helps small businesses to stay in business and connect with new opportunities and customers; and it allows older residents and residents in rural areas to stay connected to family, friends, and neighbors, as well as vital services. Furthermore, [landline telephone service] saves callers millions of dollars by having access to affordable calling plans.”

https://smartmeterharm.org/2017/06/05/illinois-att-legislators-eliminate-landline-service/

Letters:

Subject:

Health Damage Caused by Travel on BC Ferries

Date:

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 05:05:59 -0700

From:

Una St.Clair – Moniz

   To:

martene.hartnell@bcferries.com

 

Dear Ms. Hartnell:

Please be advised that I am a person who is medically diagnosed with electrohypersensitivity due to over exposure from years of using microwave radiation emitting devices in the course of my employment.

Due to this condition, I must take action to avoid further exposure which can cause some life threatening heart irregularities. I have thrice been taken to emergency with heart attack symptoms directly attributable to wi-fi router exposure. The heart’s own “electrical” function being disrupted by exterior pulsed microwave radiofrequency radiation interference.

I am sorry to report that travel upon BC Ferries since wi-fi routers have been placed throughout has been a very risky and upsetting experience, given the lack of any safe zone for me to retreat into whereby I can be assured safe passage. I have spent various ferry rides in demeaning and uncomfortable circumstances, such as perched on a window ledge in a corridor which has the least exposure, sitting on my suitcase in another corner of a corridor, or even, when inquiring as to a possible “safe zone” being directed to spend the trip inside the dog exercise room. A stinky, and disgusting experience for a passenger paying full fare, as you can well imagine.

A growing number of your passengers are similarly afflicted with electrohypersensitivity, and would appreciate a safer zone (note I did not say safe), in which to spend the travel time. What numbers or types of requests would prompt BC Ferries to take this situation seriously and designate a small area as a Cell Quiet Zone where wi-fi routers do not penetrate easily and cell phone off sign as seen at gas stations are clearly displayed? There are many examples of this type of accommodation for different reasons, and as the public ages and more sensitive electronic medical devices are implanted such as deep brain implants or heart stabilization devices, the numbers of people who would like this

care and consideration are increasing not only for reasons of electrohypersensitivity.

I have no hesitation in stating that my health has indeed been damaged during travel upon your wi-fi equipped vessels, and I may experience ill health effects for two or three days after dis-embarking due to the unavoidable close encounters with Wi-Fi base emitters as I roam the ship looking for a safer corner to ride out the journey.

This is a serious issue affecting the care and well being of passengers. I would like to know what it would take for BC Ferries to understand their responsibility to provide consideration to passengers by way of offering a quiet zone area as described above. I feel sure that if you, or others in the BC Ferry Corporation administration, could experience the extreme discomfort of a person with this health condition in desperation as they seek safe/safer passage on your vessels, the solution would present itself with alacrity.

I do look forward to a meaningful reply, hoping that conscious empathy is considered valuable within your organization when dealing with significant, and possibly extremely serious, passenger concerns.

Sincerely,

Una St.Clair

Sharon

“Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install your window blinds.” — John Perry Barlow

 

Update 2017-06-04 Report from France — 9 out 10 cellphones exceed guidelines. posted June 6/17

1)    New report from France – 9 out of 10 cellphones exceed guidelines.   We must begin a campaign to get “right to know” legislation so that labels are put on phones, and people know that the guidelines are being exceeded. 

Phonegate: French Government Data Indicates Cell Phones Expose Consumers To Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim

“Under court order, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) of France has just disclosed that most cell phones exceed government radiation limits when tested the way they are used, next to the body. Manufacturers are not required to test phones in shirt or pants pockets. French government tests on hundreds of cell phones reveal that in 2015, 9 out of 10 phones exceed the manufacturer’s reported radiation test levels when re-tested in positions where the phone is in contact with the body. The government had refused to disclose these test results until the court order.”

https://ehtrust.org/cell-phone-radiation-scandal-french-government-data-indicates-cell-phones-exposeconsumers-radiation-levels-higher-manufacturers-claim/

2)    Dr. Mercola and Dr. Milham.

Dirty Electricity — Stealth Trigger of Disease Epidemics and Lowered Life Expectancy”

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/28/dirty-electricity.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=ms1&utm_campaign=20170604Z1_UCM&et_cid=DM147183&et_rid=2031181923

3)    Is our privacy something that can be trampled if the government has what it thinks is a good enough reason? Should it be allowed to use any data it can get via our smeters, our “connected” cars, etc to its benefit? In the US this is a question that is

Government “Searches” Conducted Using Smart Meters Considered “Reasonable” by Industry Proponents

In that legal brief [1], smart meter proponents state that:   “A smart meter is not an ‘unreasonable’ search, but is a very reasonable means of advancing significant government interests.”

“The reasonableness of a search under the Fourth Amendment is determined by balancing its intrusion on the individual’s Fourth Amendment interests against its promotion of legitimate government interests.”

https://smartgridawareness.org/2017/06/04/government-searches-using-smart-meters-considered-reasonable/

4)    In Kentucky, pressure has caused an indefinite delay in the smeter program and people are being given money back that was charged for the “capital costs”.    Below is a letter that one group is circulating about the success of their resistance efforts.  They are attempting to track billing anomalies and spikes.  I will share any further info I can get on this because many people in BC have seen huge increases in consumption with no explanation.

Letters: 

Sherry Wilkerson Attention every one of our 47,000 residential Kenergy customers/members:

Our advocate group has worked tirelessly day and night for months to correct the abusive and destructive situations created by the installation and activation of our “smart meters”.

Due to our involvement two other energy corporations have shelved “smart meter” installations indefinitely pending further study.

Due to our involvement capital credits in the amount of $4 million are now available to our Kenergy members for reimbursement if your name is on the 436 page capital credit list. You may collect your capital credits, deceased members capital credits with a death certificate and proof of power of estate via check from Kenergy. Please check the list because some distributions are quite considerable (in the thousands per person for some members).

We are working for you and we need your help to complete the job of stopping and correcting the injustices caused by the “smart meter” installations.

WE NEED COPIES OF YOUR BILLING STATEMENTS…!!!

A small price to pay for justice!
Take the time to make this happen now or you will wish you had later…!

We are creating a factual data graph with this information and your billing info is kept confidential. Please understand it is incredibly important that we have all of you (47,000 members) included in our graph to show outrageous kwh spikes, normal kwh usage and erratic anomalies as they actually occur.

Help us help everyone!

“Smart meters” do not work.

Home fires with fatalities have occurred in various states resulting in the removal of all the thousands of their smart meters.

Many sever health issues are occurring.

Interruption of wi-fi services is occurring.

Interruption of cell phone services has occurred.

Over charges due to inaccurate kwh usage recording in many cases up to 800% resulting in monthly billing dollars that are astronomically ridiculous are occurring.

Members are becoming more unable to pay their Kenergy bill and receiving cut off notices continually.

Members/residents are seriously looking at leaving the Kenergy service areas or Kentucky entirely which results in loss of tax base monies for our communities.

Our property values are being ruined due to excessive electric service charges.

New businesses are turning to other communities due to over inflated energy costs in our community thanks to Kenergy’s denial of opt out options from “smart meters” for all of us…residents and businesses.

The list goes on and on, but surely you can begin to see how real and important it is to help us help you…!

Please, take a minute to get copies of your billing statements to one of the committee members on our flyer…please!

Events:

Sent from a member: Upcoming presentations in Vancouver and Surrey by Dr. Mari Swingle re. technology, addiction.

2 new presentations coming up this month at Choices markets, June 14th King George Surrey location, second talk will  be at the Choices market June 22nd

16th avenue location Vancouver.  Time: 7:-8:30pm, you can register Choices online.

Dr. Mari Swingle will be my guest speaker and will answer questions and signing her book “iMinds”.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Are-our-addictions-to-technology-and-social-media-altering-our-mental-and-physical-health-Dr.-Mari-Swingle-Health-Action-Network-Society-July-09-2017.pdf

Sharon

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”    Winston Churchill

Update 2017-06-03 Great microcell flyers to help educate councils, public & flyers posted June 5/17

1)    CRTC  has been given money to “upgrade” broadband internet service in those areas with poor or no service at the present time. They are asking for input from the public.  Broadband doesn’t need to be wireless. The money would be better spent on installing good fiber optic service, perhaps piggy backed on Telus’s lines. Fiber optic cable is secure and will last much longer, being cheaper in the long run.

https://act.openmedia.org/communityBBfirst

2)    Our neighbourhoods are being saturated with microcells, which are being installed without notification or approval by most councils. It  is vital that the councils, local politicians, the public become educated about these things. A member has created terrific flyers that can be printed and circulated. I certainly hope that you will consider sending these to your local councillors, asking for them to take this issue to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM).

Microcell Flyer for Municipal Governments: Share with local Municipal Government officials.

To create the handout:

1. Print the front page document on letter size paper.

2. Flip and reverse, and print the back page on the back of that first page.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Microcell-Flyer-for-Municipal-Governments-June-02-2017.pdf

[http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/more/5g-enodeb-microcells-small-cells/]

b) Original flyer links:

Microcell Flyer for Public Education: Share with friends and neighbours, leave some @ your local coffee shop, community centre, and library – help spread the word about microcells.

To create the handout:

1. Print the front page document on letter size paper.

2. Flip and reverse, and print the back page on the back of that first page.

3. Cut the copies in half along the cut line on the back page to make 2 double sided 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ flyers per letter sized page.

– http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Microcell-Flyer-Front-2-per-page.pdf

&

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Microcell-Flyer-Back-2-per-page.pdf

[http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/more/5g-enodeb-microcells-small-cells/

&

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-04-24-microcell-flyer-needs-to-be-circulated/

3)    Some months ago I sent this link around but it is important enough to share again. I hope everyone will share with all the relevant parties, e.g. politicians, who try to assure us that microwave radiation is fine.  Many of these statements have been taken from annual reports given to their investors, but some are in policies. The Lloyds of London waiver was in a policy one of our members was given during a renewal.  The waiver was in the exclusions sections. Insurance companies predict risks and try to protect themselves. Their actuaries have determined that it is too risky to insure any risks associated with wireless devices, leaving the liability will be the telecoms’. The statements from the annual reports are warning of financial implications facing the industry. Most likely special funds are being set aside to pay for future lawsuits.  They tell their investors but they don’t tell their customers. 

What the Telecom Industry Doesn’t Tell You…But Does Tell Its Investors – Environmental Health Trust has assembled a series of slides by Telecom Companies that warn investors of the potential for economic loss due to litigation about health effects from wireless.  For eg. VERIZON states:  “Our wireless business also faces personal injury and consumer class action lawsuits related to alleged health effects of wireless phones or radio frequency transmitters, and class action lawsuits that challenge marketing practices and disclosures relating to alleged adverse health effects of handheld wireless phones.  We may incur significant expenses in defending these lawsuits.  In addition, we may be required to pay significant awards or settlements.” 

https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Telecom-10-K-Liability-and-Insurance-Companies-Slides-EHT-6-2016.pdf

Letters:

From: X
Sent: June 2, 2017 3:35 PM
To: Complaints BCUC:EX <Complaints@bcuc.com>
Subject: Put ‘troubled’ smart meters programme on hold, urges Institute of Directors | theenergyst.com
 

Dear BCUC,

The BCUC doing nothing other than approve whatever BC Hydro presents before them has now burdened BC electricity consumers with ever escalating costs and safety concerns.  Smart meter programs in other areas of the world have been found to offer no benefit to consumers, and had you properly investigated the program you may have reached the same conclusion.  Here is more information:

http://theenergyst.com/put-troubled-smart-meters-programme-on-hold-urges-institute-of-directors/

I and many others trust the new government in Victoria will take action to truly protect the health, safety and pocketbooks of the electricity users in this province.  You all deserve to be replaced by people more willing to investigate and more effectively and honestly regulate the activities of our public utilities than has been the case for the past decade.

Sincerely

X

Sharon

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”      Voltaire  

GLOBAL WARMING, AN INCONVENIENT LIE posted June 4/17
Video Premier

In the next few days, we will announce the premiere broadcast of a video docu-series called Global Warming, An Inconvenient Lie. It features some of the world’s top scientists, researchers, and journalists who soundly reject the theory of man-caused global warming. Thirteen hours of intense programming that will jolt even the most adamant believers.

This topic is high in the news as a result of President Trump’s announcement that the US is pulling out of the UN climate agreement. If you are wondering why there is so much pushback against the theory of global warming, here is the answer.

This program was recorded in December of last year at the Third Congress of Freedom Force International. Those who attended now have their albums, but this is the first time the DVDs will be available to the public.

FREE BROADCAST
Follow the link at the end of this announcement to learn about program content and to sign up for a free broadcast of the series. Nothing will be omitted from the broadcasts.

After each of the five episodes, you will be invited to purchase a DVD album of the series for permanent reference and sharing with friends, but that is not required. There will be no sales gimmicks. You will not have to hear: “But wait! There’s more.” We hate those just as much as you do.

PRE BROADCAST
There is, however, a straightforward offer attached to this announcement that should interest you. It is a pre-broadcast discount that will expire on the day the free broadcast begins. We know that many of our customers and subscribers want this album now. This offer is for them. So ….

THREE OPTIONS
1. Click here to see program content or to sign up for the free Internet broadcast. You will receive a link that will allow you to view all of the episodes.

2. Click here to see program content or to acquire the DVD album at a deep discount. When placing the order, enter coupon code EARLYBIRD to receive an additional $10 off the already heavily discounted sale price. With thirteen hours of riveting information, the album is an excellent value at the retail price of $85, but it is yours for $47 with the pre-broadcast coupon – even less if you want two or more copies. This offer expires at midnight, June 11.

3. Do both.

Don’t forget. This pre-broadcast sale ends on June 11.

~~ G. Edward Griffin            
.O. ox 4646
Thousand Oaks California 91359
USA

Update 2017-06-02 Canadian corporations guilty of human rights abuse? Posted June 3/17

1)   Canada being held to account for corporate abuse of human rights internationally. What about at home?

Canada may soon begin to chart a new course on corporate accountability. The government is expected to announce the creation of an ombudsman office to investigate alleged wrongdoing by extractive firms operating abroad – a move that all but one of Canada’s main political parties committed to support. An effective ombudsman, as detailed in model legislation advanced by Canadian civil society, would be empowered to investigate and determine if a company is in breach of international human rights norms. She or he could publicly recommend actions to be taken by the company or the government to stop abuses, provide remedy or prevent future harm – all elements missing from Canada’s current framework.

Announcing the creation of an ombudsman office is one step the government could take immediately, before the conclusion of the UN Working Group visit, to demonstrate Canadian leadership in promoting accountability in the extractive sector.

https://business-humanrights.org/en/from-dialogue-to-accountability-a-call-for-canadian-leadership-on-business-and-human-rights?utm_source=Business+%26+human+rights+-+Weekly+Update&utm_campaign=82a15fae4e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_05_30&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3a0b8cd0d0-82a15fae4e-181927565

2)   In the US someone has recommended fighting the elimination of landlines by refusing to pay bills, sending the payment to the commission instead. I don’t know how it works in BC but apparently at least in some of the US payment to the commission would go into escrow until the dispute is settled. 

3)   Minnesota has passed a bill re microcells which, in many respects, has caved in, but does set requirements for residential area–  although it doesn’t sound like much beyond a delay of 90 days. and NO moratoria. 

“The bill also designates small cell deployment as a permitted use in public rights-of-way, except in areas zoned for single-family residential use and in historic districts, where a conditional use or special permit may be required. It establishes a 90-day shot clock for application approvals or denials and also prohibits moratoria on small cell deployment.”

http://www.aglmediagroup.com/small-cell-bill-refuses-to-die-in-minnesota/

4)    Jolie Jones interviews Olle Johanssen and RF health effects and EHS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWyT2qRlGZc   8 min.

5)    The history of one man’s EHS.  He references military studies done by Zory Glaser. These studies were given by Dr. Glaser to Dr. Magda Havas, and they can be read at her website www.magdahavas.com  under “Zory’s archives”.   The dangers of RF exposure have been known for many decades, yet the telecom industry is allowed to put more transmitters near our homes, on our homes via smeters, and in our schools. It is criminal, and people are discovering the harm which our governments are allowing for the sake of profit.  This blog, “Being sensitive (in a microwaved world)” is telling the stories of those who are suffering.  I hope anyone who is sensitive will consider sharing his/her story.

Being electrosensitive (in a microwaved world)  —  My testimony of microwave illness.

https://beingelectrosensitive.blogspot.ca/2017/05/my-testimony-of-microwave-illness-by.html                    

6)   After receiving many comments after his first youtube, Warren Woodward has made another with more documentation of the effect of the smeter on hearts.

                                                                           Proof smart meters effect  hearts – Part II

                                                                           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIobFr3m8kk&feature=youtu.be    21 min.

Sharon

One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived Nicolo Machiavelli

 

Update 2017-05-29 ACLU hitting smeters as being surveillance devices posted May 30/17

1)    In Seattle, the American Civil Liberties Union is working to protect privacy of data being obtained by smeters, whether the transmitter is activated or not. It also is questioning the huge fees which, in the first year, would approximate Hydro’s fees, falling in half the following years. The question that needs to be asked is, if the data is not the primary reason for the smeter, then why can people keep their analogs? What is the difference for Hydro between reading a transmitter off smeter and an analog? When asked why we cannot buy a new analog, pay Hydro to certify and install it, the answer Hydro has given is that they can get information from the smeter with the transmitter off – our data which is not needed for billing purposes.

https://www.aclu-wa.org/docs/letter-seattle-city-council-city-lights-advanced-meter-program (click on “download document”) 

“The opt-out fails to protect privacy. According to the opt-out currently in place on SCL’s website, an individual can opt-out of wireless communications, but it is unclear whether they can opt-out of the granular collection of usage data, which, as described above, is most deeply connected to privacy concerns. SCL’s currently available opt-out form describes the choice as one between an “advanced meter” and a “non-communicating digital meter,” with no discussion of what data the latter actually collects. Our previous reading of the proposed opt-out policy, however, showed that a non-communicating digital meter still “collects hourly usage information.” The current opt-out forces an individual into paying for manual meter reading, even if wireless communication is irrelevant to his or her concern over granular data collection.”

https://www.aclu-wa.org/news/seattle%E2%80%99s-smart-meter-project-lacks-protections-privacy

BC Civil Liberties Association contact info from https://bccla.org/getting-help/

Our casework line is staffed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to noon and from 1pm to 4pm. We will not be able to answer or respond to calls outside of those times. The number is 604-630-9754 or toll free: 1-866-731-7507.

You may email the BCCLA at casework(at)bccla.org.

Correspondence can also be mailed to the BCCLA at: 900 Helmcken Street, 2nd floor, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1B3

2)    Further re. Telus, from a member who was searching for landlines: An admission that cell phones are not secure while landlines are.

Telus Board Policy Manual – February 11, 2004 – Amended August 3, 2016:

http://about.telus.com/servlet/JiveServlet/previewBody/6171-102-1-6855/TELUS%20Board%20Policy%20Manual%20(Aug%202016)%20-%20English.pdf

(p.11/57

2.2 Preparation and Attendance

Each director will: ….

(c)….In exceptional circumstances (such as sickness or family emergency), the Board Chair can approve  arrangements for remote participation through a Secured Facility.  A “Secured Facility” includes a landline, Telepresence facility at any of the Company’s offices or any other method of communication considered secure.    This excludes communications via cellular phone or the internet (eg. Skype); 

3)    Telephone companies want to keep their landline customers while in a death spiral.

“While there’s certainly an increasing trend for customers to rely on their cell phones as their primary phone these days, many continue to want home phone as well,” Telus spokeswoman Liz Suavé said, noting that families with children often want a home phone so there’s always a way to dial 911 in an emergency.”

http://business.financialpost.com/fp-tech-desk/telecoms-scramble-to-keep-customers-after-half-a-million-canadians-cut-landlines-last-year

Letters:

From: Norm
Sent: May 28, 2017 11:08 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Probabilistic multiple-bias modelling applied to the Canadian data

Dear Dr Kendall

I have just obtained an abstract of a soon to be released paper Probabilistic multiple-bias modelling applied to the Canadian data from the INTERPHONE study of mobile phone use and risk of glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, and parotid gland tumors.

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/radiofrequency-and-health/smart-meter-and-cancer-risk-statement

Momoli F

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Momoli%20F%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Siemiatycki J

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Siemiatycki%20J%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

McBride ML

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=McBride%20ML%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Parent MÉ

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Parent%20M%C3%89%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Richardson L

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Richardson%20L%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Bedard D

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Bedard%20D%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Platt R

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Platt%20R%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Vrijheid M

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Vrijheid%20M%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Cardis E

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Cardis%20E%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>,

Krewski D

<https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Krewski%20D%5BAuthor%5D&cauthor=true&cauthor_uid=28535174>.

 

      Abstract 

We undertook a re-analysis of the Canadian data from the thirteen-country INTERPHONE case-control study (2001-2004), which evaluated the association between mobile phone use and risk of brain, acoustic neuroma, and parotid gland tumors. The main publication of the multinational INTERPHONE study concluded that “biases and errors prevent a causal interpretation”. We applied a probabilistic multiple-bias model to address possible biases simultaneously, using validation data from billing records and non-participant questionnaires as information on recall error and selective participation. Our modelling sought to adjust for these sources of uncertainty and to facilitate interpretation. For glioma, the odds ratio comparing highest quartile of use (over 558 lifetime hours) to non-regular users was 2.0 (95% confidence interval:

1.2, 3.4). The odds ratio was 2.2 (95% confidence interval: 1.3, 4.1) when adjusted for selection and recall biases. There was little evidence of an increase in the risk of meningioma, acoustic neuroma, or parotid gland tumors in relation to mobile phone use. Adjustments for selection and recall biases did not materially affect interpretation in our Canadian results.

The full paper is of considerable interest to me and I believe many other members of the public in BC. I note the provincial government references (http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/radiofrequency-and-health/smart-meter-and-cancer-risk-statement

Smart Meter and Cancer Risk Statement) one of the authors of the paper as part of the effort to convince the pubic the levels of radiation we are regularly exposed to are harmless.  The paper is particularly interesting as it appears to suggest a quantum shift in her assessment of the potential for biological harm caused by EMR. I have 3 requests of your office:

1. Please immediately arrange to have all web pages and provincial government and its agencies updated to reflect the conclusions of the paper.

2. Arrange a public release to inform the public of the dangers of radiation and recommendations on how one can reduce their exposure and potential for biological  harmful effects.

3. I am a person struggling to exist as part of my radiation caused Acoustic Neuroma caused  by a significant amount of radiation (several orders of magnitude greater than a cell phone) I received while working for the provincial government (prior to the tumour diagnosis  I never owned a cell phone nor had any other significant exposure to EMR). I of course have great interest in  any paper discussing the causes of Acoustic Neuromas, I can not afford to purchase the paper and I am certain the full contents will be of great interest to many others.  In the interests of the public good could you please obtain the paper and make it available for myself and other embers of the pubic to study it.

If the paper is as significant as it appears it should be made sent to all public health officers, libraries and media in BC

Norm Ryder  (name given with permission.

“If the probability of carcinogenicity is low, but the magnitude of the potential harm is high,  good public policy dictates that the risk should not be ignored.”

C Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg

Sharon 

“You will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known, and exist, before it is generally received and acted on.”   Ben Franklin

 

updates 2017-05-28 Half of Calif. energy now solar posted May 29/17 

1)   From a member re. Telus landlines:

A friend of mine recently called Telus re some minor changes to her land line.  The Telus rep did their best to talk her into getting rid of the land line and even suggested that is was in Telus’s plans to get rid of landlines soon (interesting coincidence she told me about it this morning when I had said nothing to her about your update)  My guess is Telus plans to tell us shortly the will be dispensing with land lines.

2)   When writing to the Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, it would be a good idea to cc the Deputy Minister (cut and paste a copy in the form at this link http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/contact/ahc-asc/deputy-sous-eng.php ) Bureaucrats at this level are the ones who do most of the work.

3)   In Calif. more than half of the electricity demand is met by solar. Who will BC sell its surplus electricity to?

https://qz.com/953614/california-produced-so-much-power-from-solar-energy-this-spring-that-wholesale-electricity-prices-turned-negative/

4)   A response by Jerry Flynn to Health Canada’s assurances that they are taking appropriate action re. cell phones, etc. Given that Health Canada said on CBC’s Marketplace that children could use cell phones 24/7 for years and be safe,  their statement of “caution” in their response is contradictory.  I guess this way they can satisfy their corporate masters and still say they gave precautionary advice.

Given that cell phones are used frequently and in close proximity to the body, Health Canada has provided additional guidance to concerned cell phone users, so that they may take practical measures to reduce their exposure to RF energy. These measures include limiting the length of cell phone calls, using hands-free devices, and replacing cell-phone calls with texting. While there is no evidence that children and teenagers are at increased risk, Health Canada encourages parents to limit their children’s use of cell phones, as children are often at increased risk from a variety of environmental factors. It should be noted that this advice pertains only to cell phone use, and not to RF energy exposure from Wi-Fi devices, since the intensity and distribution of the RF energy absorbed within the body from these devices are very different.”

https://maisonsaine.ca/sante-et-securite/electrosmog/health-canada-rejects-electronic-arms-expert-s-accusations.html

5)   The high cost of “smart” water meters is causing a delay in adoption of these in many places.

“The cost of installing a smart meter is a “heavy lift no matter what the size of the utility,” George Hawkins, DC Water’s chief executive officer and general manager, told Bloomberg BNA.

On average, a regular analog meter would cost $25. The average cost of installing a smart meter at each house in the nation’s capital is coming out to be $180, according to DC Water, which which distributes drinking water and collects and treats wastewater for more than 672,000 residents and 17.8 million annual visitors in the District of Columbia…

“Smart,” or advanced, meters are a vital part of water infrastructure that can provide a remote and constant two-way data link between utilities, meters and consumers.”

https://www.bna.com/high-cost-smart-n73014451587/

Letters:

From: X
Sent: May 28, 2017 4:48 PM
To: Jane.Philpott@parl.gc.ca
Cc: justin.trudeau@parl.gc.ca
Subject: Dangers of EMF – study shows probability of deadly brain cancer doubles

Dear Minister Philpott

Your departments ignorance of this issue is beyond belief.  See the link below.

Your, a doctor, should be particularly ashamed of your ignorance and performance in protecting the public, especially children.  If you are going to continue to rely on biased industry studies and promote corporate, rather than public, interest, then resign and go work for industry.

When are you doing to wake up and take action to protect the public?

X

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28535174

Sharon

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”   Albert Einstein

 

Update 2017-05-27 New Canadian study reports 558 LIFETIME HOURS of cell phone use doubles risk of brain cancer posted May 29/17

1)   A new Canadian study reports that 558 lifetime hours of cell phone use doubles the chance of getting gliomas, a deadly brain cancer. That is 23 days’ worth of 24/7 use, which is the way many people use these things.  Please see reactions in “letters”.  We must get this to Wendy Mesley, Min. Philpott, and politicians demanding that people be informed of this risk. The logical question seems to be does this risk increase exponentially with each 558 hours of use?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28535174

2)   Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Sam Milham about dirty electricity. At about the 40 min point he speaks about how the electric grid could be made safe without dirty electricity very cheaply.  Good info about solar systems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utalU9uIlTQ   60 min.

3)   I received the following from someone om the US where many telephone carriers are ending their landline service – leaving their customers without choice, they must use cell phones. The beginning step seems to be to eliminate analog and force everyone to go to digital, as has been done in BC without even telling us. If electricity goes out, so does your phone. The battery that some have provides service for a very short time..  It is just a matter of time before we face the same pressure to do away with digital phones and go completely wireless. We must be prepared to fight this.

I can speak from personal experience. Our carrier (Shaw)  changed our service with no notice. One day our electricity went out and a short time after, (not having a smart meter) I wondered if Hydro knew. I tried to call and our line was dead. This was the first I knew something had changed. As soon as the power returned I called to discover that when we had a recent  TV cable upgrade they also “upgraded” our phone. The battery is supposed to recharge all the time so that it will have 8 hours on it, but our battery supposedly was defective. If we had needed a fire truck or ambulance, we would have had to hope our neighbours’ phone was working. Shaw said they assume that everyone has a cell phone backup.  Was this ever approved by the Utilities Commission? Were people ever advised about this and I just missed it?

“In Illinois the Senate passed a bill allowing AT&T to discontinue landlines.  It has been sent to the House. The Citizen’s Utility Board and AARP are actively speaking out against discontinuing landlines.

I received a notice only giving me until July 1st to allow them to change my landline to a “network” or phone service would be discontinued.  I have EHS and don’t own a cellphone so if my power was out, I would have no way to reach anyone”

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Weve-made-some-changes-to-your-residential-service-agreement-by-ATT-Indiana-USA-May-26-2017.pdf

http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2017/05/25/DC00909

Comments on AT&T service – 19,000+ comments.   http://downdetector.com/status/att

And, coincidentally, a recent report saying that for the first time, during the second half of 2016 more that 50% of homes did NOT have landlines. This is very concerning given the increased risk of brain cancer from using a cell phone (cordless phone, too, I suspect). 

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/wireless201705.pdf 

4)   A member found that CBC has the Marketplace program re. cell phones on its front webpage today. Maybe all of our emails, letters and phone calls are having an impact. Please, keep the pressure on CBC. 

Still no comment from Health Canada Minister Philpott about the totally erroneous and dangerously misleading “comment” about it being fine for kids to be with cell phones 24/7.  Has anyone had a response? – I haven’t

http://www.cbc.ca/

5)   In the UK smeters seem to have become a political issue with the Conservatives saying if elected they will allow an opt out. Too bad none of our politicians take our concerns seriously enough to support our civil right to protect our family and our homes.  Given that it is highly likely that there will be another provincial election fairly soon, we need to increase the pressure on those wanting our votes.

http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/money/mortgages-bills/conservatives-wont-make-smart-energy-meters-compulsory-if-they-retain-power-11364183379379

Letters:

A new report published this week in American Journal of Epidemiology confirms that Canadians who have used cellphones for 558 hours or more have more than a doubled risk of brain cancer. These important findings strengthen the association between cell phone use and glioma, which is an aggressive brain cancer.

The original 13-nation Interphone study for the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization reported a 40% increase in brain cancer for those using phones for 1640 lifetime hours. This new study found that Canadians had more than a doubled glioma risk when they were analyzed apart from the 12 other countries.  

“This study adds more evidence linking cell phone use with brain cancer. We believe the criteria has been met for radio frequency radiation to be classified as a probable human carcinogen. Governments need to take immediate action to inform the public and enact protective policies,” stated Dr. Anthony Miller, a senior advisor to the World Health Organization and scientific advisor to the Environmental Health Trust. Miller recently presented a 2017 review of the current peer reviewed science linking phone radiation to cancer at an international conference on Wireless and Health at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies organized in cooperation with the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Health Trust.

“Governments have allowed this technology to pervade our lives saying it did not have proof it could harm us. This latest analysis of Canadian Interphone study data that found a statistically significant doubling of risk for glioma among cell phone users with only 558 lifetime hours of use,” stated Dr. Devra Davis, President and Founder of Environmental Health Trust. Davis points out, “It doesn’t take long for most teenagers to surge past that amount cell phone use.”  

Davis cautions about the rollout of 5G, “Not only does 5G plan to utilize cell phone frequencies, it also aims to incorporate millimeter waves that are frequencies already used at higher power as military weapons. Acknowledging the scientific evidence we have, how can this 5G rollout continue?”

Reference

Momoli F, Siemiatycki J, McBride ML, Parent MÉ, Richardson L, Bedard D, Platt R, Vrijheid M, Cardis E, Krewski D. Probabilistic multiple-bias modelling applied to the Canadian data from the INTERPHONE study of mobile phone use and risk of glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, and parotid gland tumors. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx157. [Epub ahead of print]

About Environmental Health Trust

Environmental Health Trust (EHT) educates individuals, health professionals and communities about controllable environmental health risks and policy changes needed to reduce those risks. Currently EHT is raising health concerns about cell phones and wireless in schools and recommends practical steps to reduce exposures. The Environmental Health Trust maintains a regularly updated database of worldwide precautionary policies on cell phone radiation and health. The foundation’s website is the go-to place for clear, science-based information to prevent disease.

Please visit http://www.EHtrust.org and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EHTrust/

Additional Resources

Epidemiology of Cell Phones and Other Wireless Transmitting Devices – An Update

Lecture by Dr. Anthony Miller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBIYqiyXJHQ

PDF of Dr. Anthony Miller January 25, 2017 IIAS Presentation

https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Anthony-Miller.pdf

Expert Forum on Wireless and Health, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Videos of Lectures and Presentation Slides

http://ehtrust.org/science/key-scientific-lectures/2017-expert-forum-wireless-radiation-human-health 

Environmental Health Trust database of worldwide policies on cell phone radiation and health.

https://ehtrust.org/policy/international-policy-actions-on-wireless/

Commentary by Researcher Elisabeth Cardis on cell phone radiation research

GROWING EVIDENCE FOR THE LINK BETWEEN MOBILE PHONES AND CANCER, Barcelona Institute for Global Health

http://www.crealradiation.com/index.php/en/news/ge

Sharon 

The only thing green about smart meters is the money going into the corporate pockets.

Update 2017-05-25 An audio interview with Jerry Day about the dangers of smeters and going off the grid — free until 10am Friday. posted May 27/17

1)    I need your help. Many of you have written to the BCUC about the fire issue, and since last July there are been many who have received responses in which the BCUC said that their review of my complaint, and their response (G-124-16 of July 28, 2016) shows that smart meters are safe.  If you received such a letter from the BCUC would you please send me a copy at dsnoble@shaw.ca ?

2)    Tesco is announcing a device that can be put into smeters to notify the utility when there is arcing inside the smeter. And what will this do? Fires don’t wait until the utility comes to replace the arcing meter. This is a sales gimmick that admits these devices do arc, overheat which can lead to fires. The best thing that the utility could do is call 911 to get the fire dept there to put out the fire that will have begun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9bhWwf0arE  and   http://www.tesco-advent.com/pdf/Distributech_Email%20Blast%20-%20Final.pdf

3)    Another article by warning by someone who discovered the hard way the dangerous effects of microwave radiation. 

Living in a home filled with wireless radiation severely exacerbated the multiple sclerosis I had been diagnosed with in 2006. If you have a neurological condition such as MS, autism, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s, or an illness such as cancer or Lyme disease, you are far more vulnerable to the effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and may need to take the extra precautions that I outline in my post called Simple Steps to Reduce EMF’s.”

https://elanaspantry.com/green-house-almost-killed/

4)    A free audio interview of Jerry Day about the dangers of smeters and how to go off the grid.  It will be available until 10 am PDT on Friday. Please know that some of the legal approaches he advises may work in California and other places, but these have never been tested in BC.

http://www.electricsense.com/interviews-emf-experts-show-page/  60 min.

Sharon

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong”- Voltaire

Update 2017-05-22 More melanomas in Washington State near Puget Sound. What about in BC? posted May 24/17

1)    A new website devoted to EHS by Jolie Jones, Quincy Jones’s daughter.  www.jolietalks.com  Below in letters is an introduction to it by Olle Johansson.  Please do share widely.

2)    A terrible type of skin cancer, Melanomas, are increasing in frequency in Washington state, especially in those areas near Puget Sound. Could this be due to the military use of RF and RF weaponry? Olle Johansson and O. Hallberg did major studies decades ago that show exposure to RF can cause skin cancers often in areas never exposed to the sun.  Could this be happening on the Islands and So. BC where we too are exposed to the US Navy’s weapons?

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Newsroom/2017NewsReleases/17074SkinCancerNewsRelease 

https://www.stopumts.nl/doc.php/Artikelen/8391/%7Bhuidkanker%7D_fm_radio_tv_(hallberg_&_johansson)_and_mobile_communications?printen=1

http://www.medscimonit.com/download/index/idArt/11706

3)    Non-smeter. A passionate letter by Rafe Mair about what is happening and might happen to our Beautiful British Columbia.  I hope you will read and share.

https://tinyurl.com/ml7w526

4)    A recent report about exposure to RF increasing glucose in a male adult.  This is just the abstract and I am attempting to get the entire report which I will share if I get it.

Radiation from wireless technology elevates blood glucose and body temperature in 40-year-old type 1 diabetic male

A type 1 diabetic male reports multiple instances when his blood glucose was dramatically elevated by the presence of microwave radiation from wireless technology and plummeted when the radiation exposure ended.

http://www.emfsa.co.za/news/wireless-technology-hospitals-medical-facilities/

 Coincidentally a study has found that those with diabetes are more adversely affected to radiation than those not suffering from diabetes  Oxidative effects of extremely low frequency magnetic field and radio frequency radiation on testes tissues of diabetic and healthy rats.

                   http://www.elis.sk/download_file.php?product_id=5219&session_id=e8ce14c14585b584fdbc2d66e194d952

5)    “The National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy (“NISLAPP”) has reviewed steps being taken in over two-dozen countries today to encourage and empower citizens to live with and use wireless technologies more safety. Based on this review, we present here 33 steps the FCC might consider taking, or encourage manufacturers to take, in order to inform the American public about the radiation risks of cell phones and wireless transmitting devices (WTDs) and how these risks can be reduced.

The ‘33 Recommendations’ listed below are offered as opportunities for the FCC to reassure the American people that it’s top priority as a regulator is public safety, and to restore the trust that has been lost referenced in the Harvard Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics report, “Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is Dominated by the Industries it Presumably Regulates”

33 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

http://manhattanneighbors.org/wp-content/uploads/Inform-the-Public-FINAL-11-11-16.pdf  

Letters: 

From: Olle Johansson <Olle.Johansson@ki.se>

Date: May 22, 2017 12:03:43 PM PDT

Subject: A very important new website: www.jolietalks.com

Dear All on my mailing list, 

Please, see this very important message from the legendary Ms Jolie Jones – singer, entertainer, producer, author, charity founder, painter, humanitarian, activist, and top fashion model, daughter to the equally legendary Quincy Jones – and with personal experience of the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity.

Good Morning

I am very pleased to be presenting to you my new website www.jolietalks.com

Please feel free to share widely to friends, colleagues and the press if you feel so inclined.

I have put my heart and soul into making the most of it. I look forward to your thoughts.

I hope to be of service and have the opportunity to spread the information that you all have worked so hard to uncover and get out to the public for so long. I admire you all. Thank you for your work.

I send you my best

Sincerely

Jolie

I don’t know what will come from it all but I hope if there is press opportunity that I can call on you to be my advisory wall. 

Please, share widely!!

With my very best regards

Yours sincerely

Olle

Sharon

“You will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known, and exist, before it is generally received and acted on.”   Ben Franklin

Mainstream media is presenting geoengineering and ‘chemtrails’ as potentially disastrous to the Earth, but that the risk is warranted in order to combat global warming. The intended message of that statement is that, it makes no difference if the sky is sprayed or not. In either case, we already are in a test – so relax and be grateful for chemtrails. […]

Update 2017-05-21 Opposition re 5G/microcells forced a delay for California law & tips for EMF harm! posted May 23/17

1)    Katie Singer’s May newsletter has lots of good info about the activities going on in the US re. 5G resistance.

http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/may-2017-newsletter/

2)    A member found this very interesting article about people being isolated by environmental sensitivities whether chemical or/and electromagnetic.  This is a growing issue that the medical community is not addressing. The ignorance is quite appalling given that more and more information is available about these conditions. 

“The Hidden Marginalization of Persons with Environmental Sensitivities”

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/The-Hidden-Marginalization-of-Persons-With-Environmental-Sensitivities-by-Pamela-Reed-Gibson-Ecopsychology-Vol.-8-No.-2-June-2016.pdf

3)    Thanks to the strong opposition to the recommended law that would grant free access to public right of ways for 5G transmitters in California, the law approval has been delayed.  We need to put the same pressure on the local, BC and Federal govt. 

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-16/health-issues/state-senate-committee-presses-pause-on-5g-wireless-bill/a57712-1

4)    From CBC Radio on Sunday, a discussion of cybersecurity, vulnerability of anything connected to the internet (e.g. “smart” appliances and homes). First 23 min. of this audio.         

www.TinyURL.com/k546xj9  

5)    A member sent this study re. selenium and RF radiation and some suggestions re. some sources of selenium. 

Selenium to the Rescue

In one study, the mineral selenium was found to protect cells from cell phone EMR oxidative stress. Adding selenium-rich foods may offer your cells some protection.

Here are some selenium-rich foods:

·         Brazil Nuts

·         Tuna

·         Halibut

·         Shiitake Mushrooms

·         Lima Beans

·         Chia Seeds

·         Brown Rice

·         Sardines

·         Turkey

·         Chicken

·         Spinach

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24965080

Letters:

From: X
Sent: May 20, 2017 5:47 PM
To: david.morton@bcuc.com
Cc: Horgan.MLA, John <john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca>; Andrew Weaver, MLA <andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca>
Subject: BCUC “New Visual Identity”

Dear Mr. Morton,

I would have written my own letter to the same effect but the letter below articulates my thoughts so well, I will simply say I concur with everything written below.  The only thing I would add is Shame! Shame!  Shame! on you for attempting to perpetrate what, IMHO, is the fraud that you are protecting BC rate payers and tax payers so you can gain a generous salary/fee and benefits.

“I must strongly disagree with your statement that “The BC Utilities Commission has implemented a new visual identity to better reflect its position as an independent agency of the Government of British Columbia”.

If you truly were an INDEPENDENT agency, you would have investigated both the BC Hydro Smart Meter Program and the Site C project in detail prior to their frenzied implementation. Instead, despite the many public concerns regarding costs/benefits and scientifically proven damaging effects on safety and health, the BCUC did nothing other than ignore such concerns with the excuse that BC Liberal legislation prevented your proper investigation of such matters.  How will you feel when your “Smart meter” malfunctions and burns down your house unexpectedly?  How will you you feel being constantly exposed to pulsed DNA damaging microwave radiation?  Ignoring these risks and allowing BC Hydro to plunder the public purse using intimidation and misinformation to get their way is obviously NOT the action of an independent agency no matter how you spin the present situation.

If your other statement that one of the BCUC’s key objectives is to ensure that “customers receive safe, reliable and non-discriminatory energy services at fair rates from the utilities we regulate” was true, why am I and many others being discriminated against by having to pay an extra $64.80 every two months for a meter reading service (BC Hydro) even though non analog meter reading is provided at no extra charge? 

When one thinks about it, prior to the Smart Meter program, manual meter reading costs for every meter in this province were always included as part of the normal electricity Tariff approved by the BCUC.

Your “new visual identity” may be seen by many as nothing but piles of brown excrement dumped on this province.  A more appropriate logo might have been a blindfolded mannequin unable to truly investigate the actions of the utilities you supposedly regulate for the public good.”

Sincerely,

X

From: XX
Sent: May 20, 2017 6:41 AM
To: Horgan.MLA, John <john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca>; Andrew Weaver, MLA <andrew.weaver.mla@leg.bc.ca>
Subject: Smart Meters and Security of the BC Electrical Grid

“Leaders”

If you won’t listen to the science regarding damage to human health due to EMF, perhaps you will listen to the hacking/security dangers of smart meters:

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/steven-weber-and-betsy-cooper-in-our-age-of-hacks-and-leaks-its-time-to-turn-back-to-analog 

At a business luncheon a few years ago, I asked Ms. McDonald, head of BC Hydro and BC Liberal puppet, about the dangers of smart meters being hacked.  She responded to the effect that it was a good question and a real concern but BC Hydro was working on it and has it under control.  Given that US security organizations have been hacked, I place little credibility in her statement.

If you can stop Site C, you can stop the disastrous smart meter program BC Hydro is foisting on rate and tax payers.

The program is a health, financial and security disaster. 

Most sincerely,

XX

Sharon

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mike Papantonio, known as America’s lawyer on the Ring of Fire radio show, will join 700 other litigants suing Monsanto for the cancer hazard created by its pesticide product, Roundup Ready. Papantonio says the company falsified data and attempted to discredit legitimate research on the dangers of Roundup Ready. […]

Update 2017-05-19 Time to revert to analog which is harder to hack. posted May 20/17

1)    A horrible personal story from someone in Italy who is forced to exist in a “prison” to escape the agony of RF exposure.

“Imprisoned – Paola’s EHS story 

https://beingelectrosensitive.blogspot.ca/2017/05/imprisoned-paolas-ehs-story.html  

2)    Below is another letter from Benita, who has been begging BC Ferry Corp to provide a wifi free space on their ferries. As I was reading it, it occurred to me that failure to accommodate people who are sensitive, tourism could be seriously affected. With more and more people becoming sensitive, traveling within BC could become a real problem. There are “boutique” hotels that are wifi-free, do not allow cell phones, etc. for such tourists, many of whom are Europeans who do not wish to be exposed. Perhaps appealing to the head of the Corporation on a purely financial basis would be more successful than asking for reasonable humanity.

3)    After the most recent major hack, some are considering ditching digital/wireless internet connections (like the smeter) and reverting to safe, secure analog technology.

In our age of hacks and leaks, it’s time to turn back to analog

http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/steven-weber-and-betsy-cooper-in-our-age-of-hacks-and-leaks-its-time-to-turn-back-to-analog

Letters:

From: X
Sent: May 19, 2017 8:45 AM
To: david.morton@bcuc.com
Subject: Your May 17, 2017 email re: BCUC implements new visual identity

Dear Mr. Morton,

I must strongly disagree with your statement that “The BC Utilities Commission has implemented a new visual identity to better reflect its position as an independent agency of the Government of British Columbia” 

If you truly were an INDEPENDENT agency, you would have investigated both the BC Hydro Smart Meter Program and the Site C project in detail prior to their frenzied implementation. Instead, despite the many public concerns regarding costs/benefits and scientifically proven damaging effects on safety and health, the BCUC did nothing other than ignore such concerns with the excuse that BC Liberal legislation prevented your proper investigation of such matters.  How will you feel when your “Smart meter” malfunctions and burns down your house unexpectedly?  How will you you feel being constantly exposed to pulsed DNA damaging microwave radiation?  Ignoring these risks and allowing BC Hydro to plunder the public purse using intimidation and misinformation to get their way is obviously NOT the action of an independent agency no matter how you spin the present situation.

If your other statement that one of the BCUC’s key objectives is to ensure that “customers receive safe, reliable and non-discriminatory energy services at fair rates from the utilities we regulate” was true, why am I and many others being discriminated against by having to pay an extra $64.80 every two months for a meter reading service (BC Hydro) even though non analog meter reading is provided at no extra charge? 

When one thinks about it, prior to the Smart Meter program, manual meter reading costs for every meter in this province were always included as part of the normal electricity Tariff approved by the BCUC.

Your “new visual identity” may be seen by many as nothing but piles of brown excrement dumped on this province.  A more appropriate logo might have been a blindfolded mannequin unable to truly investigate the actions of the utilities you supposedly regulate for the public good.

Sincerely yours,

X

From:  Benita

To: Customer Relations

Sent: Friday, May 19, 2017 3:47 PM

Subject: WiFi, e-smog pollution on ferries

Hello Customer Service,

The reason for my travel was to attend my mom’s 86th birthday celebration.  Unfortunately, travelling by ferry on a long weekend, would make matters worse for me, due to the crowd’s addiction to use wireless devices, which in itself increases the radiation levels on ferries to unacceptable levels.  Therefore, I had to visit my mom before her birthday, and cannot be there for the birthday celebration with my family as planned.

I just completed the trip from Duke Point to Tsawassen and back, on the Queen of Alberni.

Just because there is no WiFi on board of the Queen of Port Alberni, does not mean there is no RF microwave radiation.  It might be a little less than other WiFi irradiated vessels, but the presence of other passengers wireless devices, assures that no place is free of this objectionable microwave radiation.

I was shocked when I overheard the conversation of the second Ship’s Steward and a passenger.  The passenger was informed, that “BC Ferries is working on WiFi for the Queen Of Port Alberni!”

At the beginning of my journey, I tried the outside deck.  Even there, my e-smog meter indicated the presence of RF radiation.  I lingered there for awhile, as I knew it would be worse inside. 

After a little while, the wind and cold drove me inside, where I tried find a warm place away from people.  This did not last very long either, as I could feel strong microwave radiation in the area.  Measurements of my RF e-smog meter confirmed my rising discomfort.  

What about winter?  BC Ferries cannot be serious, suggesting to passengers to remain on the outside deck during winter season?  Where is your compassion?  Not even the crew would linger there, for any length of time! 

Since I found no better place anywhere inside, I had to retreat to my car.  Unfortunately, even inside the car I could feel the continuous microwave radiation pulses, from GPS, as well as on board WiFi signals, from cars and trucks.  The latest vehicles are brimming with wireless technology, emitting RF microwave radiation 24/7, even with nobody inside!  

Is BC Ferries, not aware how wireless technology works?  It emits non-stop radiation, even when not in use! 

Has BC Ferries ever conducted or commissioned, RF microwave radiation measurements on any of their vessels during peak travel season, inside or outside, and on the car deck?

Are they unaware, that RF microwave radiation bounces around metal vessels, like a ping-pong ball? 

If people like me, who suffer from electro-hyper sensitivity, cannot find a reasonably low radiation safe zone for the duration of the trip, where are we supposed to go?  We have to pay full fare, without any reduction in the price of the ticket fare, even though none of us can enjoy the comfort of the vessels!  

Where are foot passengers with EHS supposed to hide, in order to avoid BC Ferries WiFi electro-smog pollution?  Are they expected to freeze on the outside deck, or remain standing during the entire trip on the open car deck in the winter?  

Is this what BC Ferries calls ‘customer service? 

Asbestos and smoking was banished from passenger zones on BC Ferries.  Physically handicapped passengers receive special accommodations, so that they may travel in comfort and enjoy a pleasurable trip.

So, why can no such accommodation be made for people like me, with man-made electro-hyper sensitivities?  All we are asking for is a space, without electrosmog radiation. 

According to European medical science, it is estimated that 3 to 5% of the population in industrialized countries suffer from electro-hyper sensitivity (EHS) 

35% suffer the biological effects of EHS to some degree, but have not made the connection, as the vast majority of doctors are not trained in the diagnosis if EHS, which is caused by environmental electrosmog pollution. 

European Academy of Environmental Medicine

https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/reveh.ahead-of-print/reveh-2016-0011/reveh-2016-0011.xml?format=INT 

” . . . as a result, physicians are increasingly confronted with health problems from unidentified causes.

Studies, empirical observations, and patient reports clearly indicated interactions between EMF exposure and health problems.

The reduction of EMF exposure should be also extended to public spaces such as schools, hospitals, public transport, and libraries to enable persons with EHS an unhindered use (accessibility measure).” 

Please pass this information on to BC Ferries management. 

I hope the advice of European Academy of Environmental Medicine is taken seriously, so they understand that accommodations for electro-hyper sensitive travelers like myself and many others should be made.  It would be utterly irresponsible to do nothing and still charge full fare, to those who are left out in the cold, like myself!

Perhaps management will finally understand, that exposing sensitive passengers, as well as ferry staff to WiFi technology’ without informed consent, is not a ‘smart’ decision after all. 

A response from management would be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Benita Schluschen  (name given with permission)

Sharon

“When there is a doubt, when it comes to our children, there is no doubt.”     Haifa’s mayor, Yona Yahav

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Update 2017-05-17 Smeter used for reporting glucose readings posted May 19/17

1)    Dr. Magda Havas has shown that RF cordless phones causes arrhythmia in healthy hearts http://www.magdahavas.com/dect-phones-affect-the-heart/   Now someone in the US has shown that the smeter emissions, even at very low power, can disrupt the rhythm of a normal heart. The power of the smeter in the youtube is ¼ watt. The power of the ITRON smeter is 1 watt which means that the effect will be stronger. This “test” needs to be improved so that it can be used in court or before a body like the BCUC, but once a good test has been done, it could be major.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-aNRQNRtaI&t=2s

2)    An article for laymen about epigenetics.  This is a follow up to the new articles/section in the BioInitiative Report re. Children that was in last night’s update.

http://www.activistpost.com/2017/05/wireless-technologies-epigenetic-effect-children.html

3)    Connecting with doctors for glucose monitoring via smeters ! Just the beginning of using the smeter for things not related to billing, and a good way to share data with all sorts of corporations, from insurance to drug companies. And more important, studies have shown that exposure to RF can increase glucose levels. Dr. Magda Havas calls it type 3 diabetes.

Smart Meter’s connected glucose tracking system picks up U.S., EU nods

“The web-connected glucose meters available today have shown limited results because they’re so complicated to use,” said Smart Meter CEO Cliff McIntosh in the statement. “We’re excited about our regulatory approvals because the iGlucose System’s ease of use makes it possible for family, friends and healthcare professionals to be truly engaged and support the person with diabetes in their daily diabetes management.””

http://www.fiercebiotech.com/medtech/smart-meter-s-connected-glucose-tracking-system-picks-up-u-s-eu-nods

4)     Tesla introduces new energy storage systems that might make it easier/cheaper for people to go off grid.

Tesla launches first aggregated ‘virtual power plant’ in US

“Tesla has announced the first programme to aggregate the capabilities of hundreds of its residential and commercial stationary storage systems in a partnership with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power.

The pair will bundle together up to 2,000 of Tesla’s residential Powerwall and commercial and industrial (C&I) Powerpack systems to create a “single resource of shared energy”, Tesla said, calling it the “next step in tapping the potential” of energy storage systems in the field.”

https://www.energy-storage.news/news/tesla-launches-first-aggregated-virtual-power-plant-offering-in-us

Letters:

From: Marcus

To: cmacintosh@sd61.bc.ca ; cschlappner@sd61.bc.ca

Cc: eloring@sd61.bc.ca ; ann4trustee@shaw.ca ; dMcNally@sd61.bc.ca ; eleonard@sd61.bc.ca ; dnohr@sd61.bc.ca ; tferris@sd61.bc.ca ; porcherton@sd61.bc.ca ; jwatters@sd61.bc.ca ; pduncan@sd61.bc.ca ; sgreen@sd61.bc.ca ; cpinkerton@sd61.bc.ca ; plangstraat@sd61.bc.ca ; jwbell@timescolonist.com

Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 10:30 AM

Subject: cell phones – detrimental impact for students – Times Colonist 

Re: Cell phones in the classroom

As concerned grandparents, we like to applaud principal Macintosh’s position against cellphone use in classrooms.

The opinions of parents, promoting cellphones in children’s classrooms is highly disturbing.  It exhibits a stunning lack of knowledge of the latest medical research, on the subject of cell phone radiation and health. 

They would be wise to educate themselves and not take advice from our government institutions, who have failed Canadians miserably, time and time again.  Not long ago DDT, Asbestos, Formaldehyde, PCB’s and a host of other bio-toxins were modern, perfectly safe and received generous subsidies.     

Let the experts speak for themselves:

“The (HESA) Committee agrees that the potential risks of exposure to RF fields are a serious public health issue that need 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.”   Report of the Standing Committee on Health, Ottawa – June 2015:  

“In the last five years with the advent of wireless devices, there has been a massive increase in radiofrequency (RF) exposure from wireless devices as well as reports of hypersensitivity and diseases related to electromagnetic field and RF exposure.  Multiple studies correlate RF exposure with diseases such as cancer, neurological disease, reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, and electromagnetic hypersensitivity.”

– American Academy of Environmental Medicine  https://www.aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.php 

“Children and adolescents are most vulnerable. After leukemia, brain tumors are the second most common cancer in children. In Europe the cancer rate among adolescents has increased 1.5 percent each year. In England frontal and temporal lobe tumors in children rose significantly from 1999 to 2009. And children increasingly display addictive behavior in the use of their cell phones and other online devices. Numerous appeals and resolutions, therefore, call for the special protection of children and adolescents, as, for instance, the European Environment Agency did in the fall of 2011.” 

– International Doctors Appeal 2012  http://freiburger-appell-2012.info/media/International_Doctors_Appeal_2012_Nov.pdf

Medical Doctors And Public Health Organizations Consensus Statements And Recommendations On Cell Phones/Wireless – (warnings, especially for children)

https://ehtrust.org/science/medical-doctors-consensus-statements-recommendations-cell-phoneswireless/

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Environmental Medicine 

California Medical Association

American Cancer Society 

Vienna Medical Association 

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Massachusetts Department of Health   

French National Agency of Health Security Of Food, Environment and Labour

Council of Europe

WHO/International Agency Research on Cancer

Swiss Physicians Association of Doctors for Environmental Protection

International Society of Doctors for the Environment

Irish Doctors Environmental Association 

Bioinitiative Working Group

Austrian Medical Association

Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Cancer Association of South Africa

Environment and Human Health Inc.

The Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Doctors

etc. etc.

“Adverse health effects, such as learning disabilities, altered immune responses, headaches, etc. from wireless radio frequency fields do exist and are well documented in the scientific literature.”

– American Academy of Environmental Medicine 

The German Radiation Protection Agency lists warnings on their website, to minimize radiation exposure – especially for childrenTheir advice is to reduce ‘Strahlungsbelastung’ from wireless devices.

The word: ‘Strahlungsbelastung’ translates to: ‘Radiation Load/Burden’ !

Germany is heavily influenced by industry, but at least they have the humanity and wisdom, to issue warnings regarding the use of wireless, irradiating technology, especially for children.

Health Canada on the other hand, does not seem to be inhibited by such moral confinements.

The health concerns for children and cell phone use, voiced by internatioal medical associations and organizations, is not a rousing endorsement of wireless technology!

We hope that wisdom and the ‘Precautionary Principal of Science’ will prevail in the classroom, so that future generations may not have to look back and shake their heads in disbelief, that their parents and teachers failed them miserably to protect their health.  Our schools would be well served, having more caring teachers and principals like Mr. Mcintosh.  

Kind regards,

Marcus Schluschen  (name given with permission)

From: LRF
To: “Mr. Macintosh” <cmacintosh@sd61.bc.ca>, “Ms. Schlappner” <cschlappner@sd61.bc.ca>
Cc: “eloring” <eloring@sd61.bc.ca>, “ann4trustee” <ann4trustee@shaw.ca>, “dMcNally” <dMcNally@sd61.bc.ca>, “eleonard” <eleonard@sd61.bc.ca>, “dnohr” <dnohr@sd61.bc.ca>, “tferris” <tferris@sd61.bc.ca>, “porcherton” <porcherton@sd61.bc.ca>, “jwatters” <jwatters@sd61.bc.ca>, “pduncan” <pduncan@sd61.bc.ca>, “sgreen” <sgreen@sd61.bc.ca>, “cpinkerton” <cpinkerton@sd61.bc.ca>, “plangstraat” <plangstraat@sd61.bc.ca>, “jwbell” <jwbell@timescolonist.com>
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2017 3:11:55 PM
Subject: School Cell Phone Ban

Dear Mr. Macintosh,

Thank-you for taking action to protect the learning environment of students.  As grandparents, we have many concerns about the needless proliferation of wireless technologies in schools.

Best wishes 

LRF

http://parentsforasafeschool.blogspot.ca/

– http://www.safeinschool.org/

http://www.rfsafe.net/child_development.htm

http://microwavenews.com/news-center/ntp-dna-delay

– http://www.showthefineprint.org/

https://www.safertechsolutions.org/book/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H43IKNjTvRM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNFdZVeXw7M

http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/are-microwaves-from-mobiles-wi-fi-harming-our-children/

Sharon

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong”- Voltaire

update 2017-05-16 New articles re. children added to the BioInitiative Report protect your children! Posted May 18/17

1)    Two new additions to the BioInitiative Report, both devoted to RF radiation and children.

http://www.bioinitiative.org/whats-new-2/

2)    Telecom companies have identified groups that need money to approach for cell towers. These groups often include churches, schools, hospitals and senior citizens’ residences. Here is a letter from a church that was approached. More education is needed so these vulnerable groups can resist for the sake of their communities.

Letter to raise awareness amongst church leaders, principals and community leaders about cell tower placements

http://www.emfsa.co.za/news/letter-raise-awareness-amongst-church-leaders-principals-community-leaders-cell-tower-placements/

3)    Fitbit for bees!! Selling a wifi connection to a hive, after all the studies showing the negative effects of wifi/RF on these poor creatures  is nuts. I do hope that people will comment on the youtube and share this with beekeepers.

Like a ‘Fitbit’ for your beehive. The Hive Strength Monitor lets you know if your girls (bees) are active and comfy. It keeps track of the numbers of bees coming and going every 30 minutes, along with the brood humidity, temperature and the external ambient temperature to give you an accurate picture of how healthy your hive is at all times.

          https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hive-strength-monitor-with-wifi–2#/

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcJTxP9mE-8   3:33

Letters:

From: Janis Hoffmann (name given with permission)
Sent: May 15, 2017 5:27 AM
To: cmacintosh@sd61.bc.ca
Cc: cschlappner@sd61.bc.ca; eloring@sd61.bc.ca; ann4trustee@shaw.ca; dMcNally@sd61.bc.ca; eleonard@sd61.bc.ca; dnohr@sd61.bc.ca; tferris@sd61.bc.ca; porcherton@sd61.bc.ca; jwatters@sd61.bc.ca; pduncan@sd61.bc.ca; sgreen@sd61.bc.ca; cpinkerton@sd61.bc.ca; plangstraat@sd61.bc.ca; jwbell@timescolonist.com
Subject: Thank you for your decision to ban cell phone use during school hours!

Dear Mr. Macintosh,

It takes leadership to challenge what is popular and address the growing problem of cell phone addiction in our schools.  It’s clear the constant use of cell phones is interfering with our children’s ability to interact and develop healthy relationships in the real world.  This addiction is robbing our children of the opportunity to build life skills that include critical thinking, communication, cooperation, and the ability to focus.

Besides the negative impact this addiction has on learning, parents, teachers and students are unaware of the known health risks from the unregulated exposure to RF radiation emitting from these wireless devices.   Your decision to ban the use of Cell Phones during school hours will make a huge impact on the reduction of radiation exposure our children are experiencing in our classrooms.

Soon other schools will follow your lead to provide a safe and healthy environment for our children to learn in.

Thank you!

Janis Hoffmann

From: Jerry Flynn
Sent: May 14, 2017 5:08 PM
To: dsenick@timescolonist.com
Cc: cmacintosh@sd61.bc.ca; cschlappner@sd61.bc.ca; eloring@sd61.bc.ca; ann4trustee@shaw.ca; dMcNally@sd61.bc.ca; eleonard@sd61.bc.ca; dnohr@sd61.bc.ca; tferris@sd61.bc.ca; porcherton@sd61.bc.ca; jwatters@sd61.bc.ca; pduncan@sd61.bc.ca; sgreen@sd61.bc.ca; cpinkerton@sd61.bc.ca; plangstraat@sd61.bc.ca; jwbell@timescolonist.com
Subject: Cell phones prohibited at Victoria’s Central Middle School

Dear Editor-in-Chief,

Any Informed person would heartily applaud the principal at Victoria’s Central Middle School for his unpopular decision to ban cell phones from his school – for the sake of the children! History will speak well of his courage and leadership! Definitely related is my attached letter, sent today, to key members of Prime Minister Trudeau’s cabinet and their official Opposition Critics concerning autism. Invisible, virtually undetectable microwave radiation is common to all wireless radio devices which includes, of course, cell phones, baby monitors, ‘smart’ meters, etc. The world is slowly awakening to what Health Canada has been allowing industry to do to them for these past 40+ years. My military BIO is in the attachment. 

Sincerely,

J.G. (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Retired) (letter which had been attached is at https://tinyurl.com/krc7sej ) 

Sharon

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”   Albert Einstein