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I was requested to measure the RF Radiation in various parts of Maple Ridge (MR) by a person wanting to move here. So I decided to drive about and see what RFR levels were evident.
I used a GigaHertz HF59B with the omni antenna and recorded the radiation levels using a GigaHertz NFA1000. (Thanks Hans). The meter and antenna were sitting in the passenger seat.
The readings are in µW/m². The meter maxed out at 300 µW/m² so the max may be 400, 600, or even 1000 µW/m². I shall have to re-do the drive with meter set to read the higher RFR levels. 1 - Leaving my house walking to my car on Kanaka Way - lots of WiFi from neighbours. 2 - Drive North on 232St - low levels - residential. 3 - Corner of Dewdney Trunk Road (DT) and 230St - HiRFR - WiFi from the Tim Hortons on corner 4 - 2 blocks S on 230St parked - very low levels - Close to Haney Pioneer Village 5 - DT and 228St - v. high RFR (?) 6 - South on 224St passing Lee Building which has many cell transmitters on roof - really bad. 7 - Further south on 224St high RFR levels - still in sight of the Lee building. 8 - Residential areas in North MR - LOW levels - Lots of trees - no sight of cell towers. 9 - DT East from Laity to 224St - v.v.high from tall apartment building at 222St with cell trans. 9+ - Parking at Friends in Need Food Bank - low RFR levels Conclusions 1 - Very high levels of RFR near cell towers. I have made several prior surveys in apartments close by. Not a place I would ever live. 2 - Many places in residential with acceptable low levels of RFR.
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Twenty-Four Canadian Groups Say: Suspend 5G Until Proven Safe Appeal to the Government of Canada “Look Before We Leap”
For Immediate Release May 14, 2020
Ottawa: Scientists and citizens groups from across Canada, including several from British Columbia, are launching an Urgent Appeal demanding the right to say “No” to 5G in their neighbourhoods. Twenty-four Canadian groups are banding together and calling for a national moratorium on the roll out of 5G until questions about its human health effects are resolved.
“This has nothing to do with Covid-19. All groups launching this Appeal condemn acts of violence such as burning antenna towers,” said one of the organizers. “The Parliamentary Health Committee has been investigating the negative health impacts of cell phones, cell towers and Wi-Fi for over a decade. So far the only assurance that it’s safe comes from the wireless companies profiting from it, but scientists disagree.”
The Appeal is also requesting that Health Canada conduct a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of the health effects of radiofrequency radiation.
“Health Canada’s 2015 guidelines for human exposure to non-ionizing radiation (Safety Code 6) were out of date before they were published, and the review process was flawed,” said Dr. Meg Sears, PhD, Chair of Ottawa based Prevent Cancer Now, one of the signatory groups. “Hundreds of peer-reviewed, published studies show that radiofrequency (RF) radiation can cause cancers, damage sperm and DNA, impair reproduction, learning and memory, and more. We should be limiting public exposure, not increasing it.”
“We have sufficient data to classify RF radiation as a Group 1, known human carcinogen, along with, for example, asbestos and tobacco smoke,” states Dr. Anthony Miller MD, Professor Emeritus of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, who worked with the International Agency for Research on Cancer on the 2011 scientific review. Dr. Miller is a signatory to the appeal.
Numerous 4G and 5G microcell antennae are appearing in neighbourhoods with no prior notice; some being placed by children’s bedrooms. This blatant disregard for potential health consequences is unCanadian and unnecessary. A safer, faster, and more environmentally friendly Internet option is available — fibre optic cables connected right to the home.
Oona McOuat of Salt Spring Island says, “COVID-19 has shown us we need dependable and affordable Internet. With the government increasing connectivity funding, and the Connected Coast bringing fibre optics to 154 BC communities, now is the perfect time to connect fibre to our homes. Rural communities like Denman, Hornby and Salt Spring islands and the Slocan Valley are exploring how to create net neutral and energy efficient community-owned fibre networks. These networks may be up to 20 times faster than wireless 5G, while offering untold financial and other benefits.”
“The proponents would prefer that we hear only about the up-side – the additional billions in purported revenues from 5G – but there is little recognition of the increased costs,” said Frank Clegg, former President of Microsoft Canada and CEO of Canadians For Safe Technology.
“Canadians deserve a full economic analysis including the unspoken increased costs to our healthcare system, which is particularly stressed right now. Also the lost productivity from adverse health effects; security and privacy breaches; increased energy consumption, damage to the environment; and risks to safety and property should be included. We are living in a different world than we were three months ago, and this is a standard cost-benefit analysis that might open the eyes of the public that is paying for it,” said Clegg.
The Appeal requests that Ottawa give local governments and their citizens proper notification and grant them a decisive say over the placement of cell towers and microcell antennas.
Visit the Appeal here: http://c4st.org/5Gappeal/
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You don’t know me and I’m not in your riding but perhaps the information below will be self explanatory.
I would like to thank you for sponsoring the petition regarding cell tower buffer-zones around schools and playgrounds. We desperately need to reduce exposure especially of children to microwave radiation.
Yesterday (May 7) you were criticized unfairly in the Tri-City News.
I sent a letter to the editor but seldom do these letters get published, especially one that criticizes a reporter for being biased. So I thought I would send you a copy.
In the event it is NOT published I will post it on my website and circulate it broadly.
We need people who are not afraid to speak the truth and who are willing to take a stand that may not be popular.
If there is anything I can do to support you as you engage the government to follow-up on the HESA recommendations please let me know. I testified at both the 2010 and 2015 meetings and am deeply committed to and concerned about this issue.
Thank you for your courage and your integrity.
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Below is what I sent to the Editor of Tri-City News….
May 08, 2020
Mr. Richard Dal Monte, EditorTri-City News 1680 Broadway Street, Unit 118, Port Coquitlam, B.C. V3C 2M
Sent via email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Need for a balanced report versus the Tri-City News report Coquitlam-PoCo MP sponsors petition that says cell towers could hurt children, trigger cancer
Dear Mr. Dal Monte:
We believe the article May 7th, Coquitlam-PoCo MP sponsors petition that says cell towers could hurt children, trigger cancer does not represent all the facts on this important issue. We request that you review the material we present here on 5G and pre-5G radiation, and subsequently write a truly balanced story….
MP McKinnon is not the first MP, or chair of the Commons standing committee on health, to present a document to the House of Commons, on behalf of constituents, expressing concern for the harmful effects from radiofrequency (RF) radiation.
In 2015, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (HESA) published a report entitled Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians.3 Its 12 recommendations addressed several of the issues outlined below, and included a national awareness campaign about the harmful effects of wireless technologies and how to reduce risks. The report received all-party support and was tabled by the Conservative (2015) and Liberal (2016) majority governments. In 2010, a similar report was published.4 Both reports were tabled by the Health Committee Chair.
The May 7th report lacked balance and downplayed many aspects of the serious concerns about this technology. We would like to direct you to the article written about 5G and the burning of towers by our colleague, Dr. Devra Davis, an epidemiologist with outstanding credentials. Dr. Davis, among other notable accomplishments, helped to have lead removed from gasoline and smoking banned from planes….
Regarding the effects of radiation from wireless technology on children, we would like to direct you to two articles: Exposure limits: the underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children and Absorption of wireless radiation in the child versus adult brain and eye from cell phone conversation or virtual reality ; peer reviewed, published papers that show evidence that wireless radiation does, in fact, impact children more than adults.
The statements by Steven Salzberg, “There’s no science behind them at all. The science is very clear on that,” is false. Biologists and epidemiologists are the experts raising concerns about the harmful effects from RF radiation. Hundreds of peer-reviewed, scientific publications describe biological effects and harms with exposures far below Canada’s limits (based on heating tissue), in humans. These studies scientifically demonstrate cause or contribution to numerous health effects including cancers, sperm damage, reproductive harms, learning and memory deficits, and neurodegenerative, cellular and genetic damage….”
From: “Arthur Firstenberg” <email@example.com>
Sent: March 7, 2020
Subject: Legal update; Decline in bat populations; Help needed
THE FLAMES OF PROGRESS
I have been entrusted with the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, but I find myself bewildered — bewildered by the devastation around me; by the destruction of the cathedral of life into which I was born; by the silencing of the songs of the fifty million other species with whom I was raised; by the failure of my fellow human beings to care or to notice. How can they not miss their brothers and sisters? How can they not miss the magnificent symphony? How is it possible?
“The oceans are dying,” wrote Jacques Cousteau in 1970. “Can anyone believe it is possible,” wrote Rachel Carson in 1962, “to lay down such a barrage of poisons on the surface of the earth without making it unfit for all life?” “I have seen too much,” said microwave researcher Allan Frey in 1969, explaining why he did research on animals and not humans. “I do not feel that I can take people into these fields and expose them and in all honesty indicate to them that they are going into something safe.”
Yet here we are half a century later: there will soon be more plastics than fish in the oceans, the world uses four times more pesticides per year than in 1962, and five billion people are holding open sources of microwave radiation in their hands.
The Earth is burning, yet no firefighters come. In the face of certain catastrophe, everyone is going about their business as if everything is fine, as if by magic the synthetic fibers in our clothing and the rubber tires on our automobiles will stop becoming microplastics in the sea; as if the few insects left in the world will magically escape the pesticides that we apply to our lawns and the radiation from the cell phones into which we speak. Everyone is still going about their business as if everything is fine. Isn’t it time that we stop? And since the most immediate threat to life comes from our cell phones, isn’t it time to throw them away?
A worldwide organization needs to be created, whose members do not own cell phones, whose purpose is to end the use of cell phones on Earth.
For most people this seems like an impossibility, but that is because they do not remember that only 25 years ago almost no one owned a cell phone, and that young people did not get cancer, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes like they do today. And the air was full of butterflies and birds, and the streams were full of tadpoles and frogs. It is because no one has explained to them what radiation is. No one would willingly use a radioactive phone, but that is essentially what everyone is doing. Radio waves and gamma rays are only two ends of a continuous spectrum; they are essentially the same phenomenon and have the same disastrous effects on our bodies and our planet.
The train that we are on is a train to nowhere. On either side, through the windows, can be seen insects, and birds, and frogs, and if we listen we can hear them buzzing, chirping, and croaking.
Please contact me if you would like to participate in the creation of an organization that will get us off this train.
A pdf of this [complete] newsletter is available here: www.cellphonetaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/The-Flames-of-Progress.pdf
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The French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) has just made public the first part of its expert group report entitled “Mobile phones close to the body and health“, dated July 2019. For Dr. Marc Arazi, who launched the alert on the Phonegate scandal in July 2016:
“This is undoubtedly a great step forward and a tremendous recognition for our international alert action. The public and industrial authorities are now faced with their responsibilities and must inform mobile phone users of the health risks involved.”
This had been expected since the end of 2017, following our appeal to the public authorities and the request made by the General Directorate of Health (Ministry for Solidarity and Health) and the Directorate of Risk Prevention (Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition) to ANSES to be informed of the health risks for adults and children exposed to specific absorption rate (SAR) levels of more than 2 W/kg (European legal limit).
In the next few days, we are going to analyze this 128-page report with the members of our international scientific committee.
Our initial reaction, however, to the recommendations of ANSES is positive. Here is the conclusion of the report signed by the Director General of ANSES, Roger Genet: ….
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The producer of the landmark documentary film “Generation Zapped” has arranged for supporters of 5G Crisis (and their friends and relatives) to see this incredible film at no cost!
The code is good only for this Saturday, Sunday & Monday! (May 11-13, 2019)
Simply use this link for free access to the film:
If the code doesn’t work for any reason, you can also enter the code manually:
- Go to: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/generationzapped
- Select “Rent $4.99”
- When prompted enter code: GenZappedFree
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Under the title “Unpredictable consequences of electromagnetic fields” warns one of the The world’s largest reinsurer, Swiss-RE, protects its customers from risks that the division has Product liability could result in mobile phones and transmitters.Due to unpredictable health consequences due to electromagnetic fields you fear damage claims and large losses in the product liability insurance for mobile phones and transmitters.In a reinsurance company, normal insurance companies can reinsure themselves. In its issue Swiss-Re-SONAR, Swiss-Re distinguishes between potentially low, potentially medium and potentially high risks in the case of emerging risks.
Electromagnetic fields emanating from transmitters and cell phones are now ranked among the potentially highest risks. In addition to two other risks that Swiss-RE identifies as potentially high, the electromagnetic fields include nanotechnology and chemical substances known as EDC (endocrine disrupting chemicals), which ia. used in the textile industry.
“The classification of mobile phone radiation as a ‘potentially high risk’ by a major insurance would give all those politicians to think, still insure that everything is safe,” commented Jörn Gutbier, chairman of the consumer protection organization Diagnose Funk eV and calls:
Mobile communications in the highest risk levelFollowing a translation of the text of Swiss-RE:”The ubiquity of electromagnetic fields raises concerns about the potential impact on human health, particularly with regard to the use of mobile phones, as well as for power lines and transmitters.
In the last 10 years, the wireless devices have massively expanded. The connection of mobile phones with computer technology has led to a surge in new and emerging technologies.
This development has increased exposure to electromagnetic fields whose health effects are still unknown.
The fear of potential risks due to electromagnetic fields has risen. Studies are difficult to carry out because longitudinal studies and trend studies are inconsistent because of the relatively short time that wireless technology has spread.
The World Health Organization has classified the extremely low frequency magnetic fields and high frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Class 2 B). In addition, a recent court decision from Italy has identified the link between mobile phone radiation and damage to human health. Overall, however, the evidence is still inconclusive regarding possible adverse health effects of EMF.
Potential impact on the insurance industry: If a direct link between electromagnetic fields and human health complaints can be established, this would open the door to new claims for damages. This would ultimately lead to large losses in the area of product liability insurance. The insurance premiums for liability would probably increase. ”