1) Announcement that Perry Kendall will be on the task force re. legalizing marijuana. We all know how “scientific” he is, and so open-minded to new information, too!
2) From a member re. “$$mart water meters”.
“Neptune water meters emit every 6-14 seconds all day. why!!!! Some are lower emissions but many are quite high. People are suffering if they are sleeping nearby as is the case in basement apartments. We wrap them in tin foil and remove it when they come to inspect.”
3) People have been so convinced that Wi-Fi is safe that it is hard to reason with them. We need to have a package of information with good links to excellent articles and reports, simple and clear, perhaps with a Q & A, or ‘facts and fiction’ confronting the lies industry tells people, e.g. we’re exposed to radiation from the sun, so why worry about wifi? One brochure can be found at: http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/uploads/scribd/cst_brochure.pdf
4) A member met someone whose 19 year old daughter just died from brain cancer. The father was not given any possible reason for the cancer; instead he was told she might have been born with it. So far, we have not been able to find any credible statistics on brain cancers in BC or Canada. The cancer societies generally refute any suggestion that cell phones can cause cancer, especially in young people who are heavy users (and, often, unwise users) by saying that cancer rates are decreasing. This may be true but researchers are saying that the incidence of brain cancer is increasing.
It is unfortunate that few medical doctors are aware of the dangers of wireless radiation because this was not taught in med. school. They are not being educated on this by the various Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons through clinics. It has been left to us to educate our doctors by giving them information, hoping they will have the time and interest to do some investigation. Why aren’t the Colleges taking this on? I would like to suggest that they might react if they hear from a lot of us about the situation. Confront Health Canada up front because they, like Perry Kendall, will try to hide behind it and Safety Code 6. Letters can be submitted via their website at: https://www.cpsbc.ca/contact-us I hope you will copy and paste your letter and share.
Here is an article about another young victim fighting brain cancer.
This has become an all too common story. Think back 25 years ago. I don’t think I had ever heard of a young person with brain cancer back then.
5) People in Indiana are complaining about “the HUM”.
“I think we all know something was starting to go drastically wrong about two years ago,” a lifelong Kokomo resident told ABC News in 2002. “It went from a headache to a never-ending headache.”
Laugh if you want, but the Hum is more than a minor annoyance. In addition to headaches, Kokomo locals who had been exposed to the noise began to complain a host of other health problems that they believed were the result—problems like diarrhea and nosebleeds. The wrinkle was that only a small minority of people in the town of 45,000 have ever actually been able hear the Kokomo Hum at all.”
Dear Mr. Wruck,
Regarding the failed installation of the smart meter on our house. My husband did indeed tell the workmen that he would prefer them to wait until the end of cherry season to change the meter, regardless of what the notes said. If you asked the workmen themselves, I’m sure they’d confirm my husband’s statement.
Also, because I worked in the electrical field for a few years I learned that all the breakers, including the main breaker, should be turned off before the meter is changed. When the meter is changed and the power comes back on, there will be a surge of power that might burn out our electronic equipment. People should be contacted ahead of time so they can turn all these breakers off before the installation.
The letter I received from Mr. Petrie led me to believe that I had until December 31 to retain my analog meter.
Finally, former Energy Minister, Rich Coleman stated on January 23, 2013, “We’ll not force any customer to take a meter.” Here’s the article in which he is quoted, it’s on the fourth line:
- by Jeff Nagel – Surrey North Delta Leader
- posted Jan 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM— updated Feb 1, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Energy Minister Rich Coleman says smart meters won’t be forced into homes over the next few months but he denied reports the province has reversed its policy and will let objectors opt out of having the wireless devices.
“We’re going back to talk to our customers,” he said Thursday. “We’ll not force any customer to take a meter.”
Coleman said he believes most smart meter opponents will ultimately agree to take them after they talk to BC Hydro reps.
But exactly what will happen to holdouts who resist to the end is unclear.
Coleman said the next steps would be decided after “some re-education” and an effort to work with objectors in a “respectful” way.
“(We’ll) see how many at the end of maybe two or three months we have left and then we’ll have a conversation about where we go from here,” he said.
Asked whether the meters will ultimately be mandatory, Coleman said: “I’m not going to make that decision until I see the results of the next couple of months.
“Out of respect for our customers, we go through that first without coming with whatever program would come later.”
BC Hydro officials said earlier this week they will take more time to work through customer concerns and won’t install meters without permission in households who oppose them. Coleman had also indicated that in an earlier op-ed piece.
South Surrey-White Rock Liberal MLA Gordon Hogg on Wednesday claimed Coleman had agreed smart meter objectors would get a permanent opt-out.
“He actually contacted me and apologized,” Coleman said, adding Hogg’s office misinterpreted his position. (Reached later, Hogg insisted his office checked with Coleman’s first and that he does not believe he was wrong. See related story In Peace Arch News.)
NDP energy critic John Horgan accused the Liberals of making a muddled attempt to neutralize the contentious issue ahead of the provincial election.
“They want to reduce the amount of frustration they find in communities right across B.C.,” Horgan said.
He said the attempt to punt the issue to after the May 14 vote has only confused the public, adding MLA offices have been “swamped by concerned citizens who want answers.”
For months, wireless meter opponents have posted notices and in some cases built cages or other structures around their old analog meters to keep Hydro contractors from converting them.
But those who didn’t take such steps and now have a smart meter won’t be allowed to switch back – no matter how the province ultimately handles the final holdouts.
“We can’t remove a smart meter once it has been installed because they are now standard operating equipment like utility poles and power lines,” BC Hydro spokesman Greg Alexis said in an emailed statement. “Also, the old meters are being recycled and are no longer available.”
Hydro officials have so far refused to disclose what proportion of smart meters are required in a given area for the new smart grid to function effectively.
More than 1.74 million smart meters have so far been installed province-wide, pointing to a penetration rate of at least 93 per cent, with a combination of holdouts and accepting customers still to go.
Horgan said an NDP government would ask the B.C. Utilities Commission to advise on how best to deal with households who refuse the new meters.
“What we need now is not government or a political party telling the public why this is a good or bad idea, but an independent third party.”
That’s what the province should have done from the outset, Horgan said, but added B.C.’s Clean Energy Act exempted the smart meter program from regulatory scrutiny.
“They’re reaping what they sowed,” he said. “This $1-billion program was jammed through for reasons unknown to me.”
Horgan said he expects the BCUC would consider a range of options for holdout households.
He said one might be to subsidize the cost of placing a wireless meter at the edge of the property and running a wire to it, potentially allowing the customer to pay their share over the long term through small monthly payments.
Horgan said he has no personal concerns about smart meter safety but said the government’s approach of dismissing opponents as “just irrational people doesn’t diminish the anxiety they’re feeling.”
Some objectors have also refused to accept smart meters because they believe BC Hydro will eventually implement time-of-use pricing that charges more at peak periods. Coleman previously ruled that out.
Subject: Wi-Fi free zone
Last month, we travelled from Nanaimo to Swartz Bay, via BC Ferries.
We ended up parking at a very steep angle, on the ramp, inside the vessel. Normally this would not be a major issue, but since my wife suffers from electro hyper-sensitivity (EHS) and is very sensitive to the intense Wi-Fi which is now on board of BC ferries, this trip was anything than a pleasure for her.
As you know by now from many other passengers, who also suffer this debilitating man-made illness of EHS, there is no safe place to be for them on your ships, despite paying full fare!
Because there is no safe place anywhere, we had to stay the entire trip inside the car, to be as far away as possible from your Wi-Fi, (classified a carcinogen by the WHO in 2011.)
Waiting in a car for 2 hours, parked at a steep angle, after travelling by car for several hours is NO COMFORT!
Passengers who have EHS are treated like cargo by BC Ferries!
Last year, we were blasted by your ships radar, every few seconds while parked on an open car deck, against any safety protocol! A formal complaint was made at the time.
Why is BC Ferries unwilling to address the long term health effects of Wi-Fi microwave radiation exposure, for the public, as well as your own staff?
Since your office received plenty of information from us, as well as others, has anybody taken the time to do any meaningful study of the adverse health effects of low level radiation, emitted 24/7 by Wi-Fi, cell phones and cell towers?
June 2016: U.S. Government PRESS RELEASE:
The US National Toxicology Program (NTP) links radiofrequency to cancer, in a 25 million dollar study.
The American Cancer Society, acknowledge that this recent study is significant.
Otis W. Brawley, M.D., American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer.
“For years, the understanding of the potential risk of radiation from cell phones has been hampered by a lack of good science. This report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) is good science.”
“The NTP report linking radiofrequency radiation (RFR) to two types of cancer marks a paradigm shift in our understanding of radiation and cancer risk.
The findings are unexpected; we wouldn’t reasonably expect non-ionizing radiation to cause these tumors.
This is a striking example of why serious study is so important in evaluating cancer risk. It’s interesting to note that early studies on the link between lung cancer and smoking had similar resistance, since theoretical arguments at the time suggested that there could not be a link.
“The new report covers only partial findings from the study, but importantly one of the two cancers linked to cell phone radiation was malignant gliomas in the brain. The association with gliomas and acoustic neuromas had been suspected from human epidemiology studies.
The second cancer, called a schwannoma, is an extremely rare tumor in humans and animals, reducing the possibility that this is a chance finding.”
|Statement on the U.S. National Toxicology Program that reports cell phones cause cancer
– by the Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal –
“This $25 million study, executed by the U.S. government, provides support for what we are stating in the ‘International EMF Scientist Appeal’ that precautionary approach should be exercised and lower electromagnetic field exposure guidelines should be set”.
Will BC Ferries embrace this ‘Precautionary Approach’ and will anything be done at BC Ferries to protect the public, especially children and those who suffer EHS, or will you blindly continue to follow corporate spin?
Wi-Fi radiation should be treated like smoking in the past.
Create ‘Safe Areas’ for anyone who does not wish to be irradiated by Wi-Fi and fellow passengers’ i-pads.
We have a right to travel in comfort since we pay full fare, and not be condemned to a window and comfortless area of the ships, like a piece of luggage.
In German airports, people who cannot control their smoking urges, can enter ‘Smoke Pods’, which are separately ventilated, so that no passengers suffer the consequences of such unhealthy addictions.
We challenge BC Ferries to be an industry leader and put the comfort and safety of passengers first.
Take a look back in history, when doctors encouraged young pregnant women to smoke, and governments subsidized and enthusiastically endorsed Asbestos, Formaldehyde and even DDT, which since 2011 shares the same cancer classification as Wi-Fi, cell phone and cell tower radiation.
Please provide us with information, if any ‘Wi-Fi/Cell Phone – Free Zones’ are proposed in the near future at BC Ferries.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters