1) The health effects of exposure to RF emissions are well documented but yet our provincial health authorities, namely Dr. Perry Kendall and his cohorts, continue to dismiss them. They are public health doctors with the responsibility of preventing harm and do not treat disorders. They are failing to do their jobs as far as Wi-Fi in schools and smeters are concerned. These are not licensed federally, are not mandated by the federal government, so they could advise the provincial government that harm is being done and insist that precautionary measures be taken. These examples of reports and studies were provided by someone in the US.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) 2012 Opposition to smart meters-CPUC Comments:
AAEM-2017 Web Page- Moratorium on smart meters:
AAEM 2013: Statement on Wireless Smart Meter Case Studies:
The peer reviewed, scientific literature demonstrates the correlation between EMF/RF exposure and neurological, cardiac, and pulmonary disease as well as reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, cancer and other health conditions. The evidence is irrefutable. Despite this research, claims have been made that studies correlating smart meter emissions with adverse health effects do not exist.
The AAEM has received a case series submitted by Dr. Federica Lamech, MBBS, Self-Reporting of Symptom Development from Exposure to Wireless Smart Meters’ Radiofrequency Fields in Victoria. AAEM supports this research. It is a well documented 92 case series that is scientifically valid. It clearly demonstrates adverse health effects in the human population from smart meter emissions.
Discussion and links pertaining to 2014 Lamech study of health effects from smart meters:
https://smartgridawareness.org/2014/12/07/symptom-development-from-smart-meter-rf-exposure/ N of 92.
The most frequently reported symptoms from exposure to smart meters were (1) insomnia, (2) headaches, (3) tinnitus, (4) fatigue, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) dysesthesias (abnormal sensation), and (7) dizziness.
The effects of these symptoms on people’s lives were significant.
These results were quite similar to a more extensive survey done in 2013 and submitted into evidence by an expert witness in the Maine smart meter investigation. This study had an N of 210:
AAEM 2012 Medical conditions requiring caution re. RFR and smart meters:
Because Smart Meters produce Radiofrequency emissions, it is recommended that patients with the above conditions and disabilities be accommodated to protect their health. The AAEM recommends: that no Smart Meters be on these patients’ homes, that Smart Meters be removed within a reasonable distance of patients’ homes depending on the patients’ perception and/or symptoms, and that no collection meters be placed near patients’ homes depending on patients’ perception and/or symptoms.
2) As a member, Olga Sheean has pointed out in the petition re. the head of the WHO, this group is responsible for influencing the rest of the world to a large extent about everything, including EMR. In the past years, most agencies and review panels including those associated with WHO, ICNIRP, Health Canada, etc. have been loaded with industry-affiliated or apparent industry-affiliated people, often the same people, people who refuse to acknowledge the significance of recent scientific studies showing that prolonged exposure to even low levels of EMR can be harmful.
The BioInitiative Group has written to the director of the EMF Project, who herself has no relevant experience or training in this field, and who has appeared to have conflicts of interest leading to biases toward maintaining the status quo – “there is no convincing evidence that wireless radiation causes harm.” The Bio Group is chiding the director for the makeup of the panel that will be reviewing WHO guidelines in 2017.
3) From a member, re. Wi-Fi in schools. This is something that can and should be stopped. There is little reason for all the children and teachers to be exposed all day every school day. Fiber optic cable is faster, more efficient, more secure, and in the longer run cheaper (some schools have to hire more IT people because Wi-Fi is so slow). This is in the province’s jurisdiction so Perry Kendall could stop this dangerous program. Instead, the School Boards and Principals are making parents believe that their children’s education will suffer without Wi-Fi connections to the internet. Now many people think Wi-Fi=internet.
Here is an up-to-date 154-page pdf compendium of various MDs’, MD groups’, and PhDs’ correspondence and postings regarding Wi-Fi radiation in schools et al.
If you aren’t already subscribed to email at: http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.ca/, I strongly recommend you subscribe.
4) Please see below in Letters a document presented not long ago to a group of Engineers. It is posted on the IEEE website – this the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. This is the largest technical association in the world and says its purpose is to advance technology for the benefit of the world. If this group is admitting and acknowledging harmful effects from wireless devices, isn’t it time that the health agencies do the same?
Sent: December 16, 2016
To: ELizabeth May <email@example.com>
Subject: Follow-up on Microcell Issue
I hope this finds you well and ready for a well-deserved winter break. Thanks for all the valuable and hard work you do on behalf of your constituents and the environment.
It has been a year since our conversation about the installation of cellular antennas on residential utility poles in BC. In the meantime, Telus has been busily installing microcells and small cells – eNodeB’s – that appear to have the potential to be converted to 5G, in BC neighbourhoods, and Huawei, Christy Clark, and Telus have pledged to create a “living lab” in downtown Vancouver to test 5G on residents.
I have joined a small group of informed and concerned citizens working together to educate the public and lobby government on this issue. Our technical team has done independent surveys of operating small cells and their results show some units may be exceeding Safety Code 6 limits, especially in the near field. At the same time, we have come to the conclusion that Safety Code 6 – compliance to which is always the crutch used by Industry – does not offer Canadians near adequate protection and is not aligned with the bulk of current scientific research on RF and EMF. Perhaps in the new year we can discuss how we may approach reforming this Code.
I am convinced that any deep societal change must come from within and must be aligned with what feels true in people’s hearts. I have just created this short YouTube piece in hopes of cultivating caring, curiosity and awareness about the ways artificial EMF affects the environment, our health, our children, and our lives. The 2nd song features the voices of kids from Salt Spring (along with children from Zimbabwe and around the world.)
Please feel free to share:
We also have an online petition on this issue:
Citizens: Unite Against Microcell Transmitters
Wishing you all the best for the holiday season,
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Wi-Fi in Schools & Other Public Places
Please see the end of this post for a resource list.
Also see recent research on Wi-Fi biologic and health effects.
Major influences in households and business spaces —
Wi-Fi, telecommunication masts outputs and electrical pollution
Francis Markho, Ioan Tuleasca. Major influences in households and business spaces — Wi-Fi, telecommunication masts outputs and electrical pollution. Electrical and Power Engineering (EPE), 2016 International Conference and Exposition on Electrical and Power Engineering. Oct 20-22, 2016. Iasi, Romania.
The paper offers a non-exhaustive perspective, as well as a spectrum of performed measurements, in the field of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. Shielding Wi-Fi is shown to be an effective means of counteracting its health risks. The effects of cell phone towers positioning next to living and working spaces is presented and analyzed. Electrical pollution mitigation is described, as well as the problem of earth bound stray electrical currents. Effective actions and measures to be taken for the benefit of future generations are suggested and justified.
The adverse health effects due to Wi-Fi and cell phone towers are well known (Carpenter’s testimony  and Dode’s findings ) should be more than enough to put the matter to rest in this respect). However, it seems to be no willingness to change the status quo, even if Lloyd’s took steps  to distance themselves from the possible EMF claims related issues. The careless use of this type of technology might cost us dearly in the future in both health sector national budgets blowouts and genetic degeneration.
Dirty electricity (electrical pollution) just completes the picture and adds to the effects of the above mentioned stressors. The seriousness of the problem is compounded by the availability and cheapness of various electrical devices and systems that are responsible for the creation of high frequency voltage transients in the electrical networks. Mitigating these transients can, fortunately, be performed using shielding and adequate design for electrical circuitry in addition to other appropriate means .
The way forward, however, may be linked to broad, thorough and mandatory institutional measures at national and international levels. The first step in this direction was taken by France , where the French National Assembly passed a Law that regulates the exposure to electromagnetic field EMF (Law on Sobriety, Transparency, Information and Consultation for Exposure to Electromagnetic Waves, 29 January 2015). The Law addresses a range of EMF-related aspects, from Wi-Fi usage in nurseries (banned) and schools (limited), to mobile phones Specific Absorption Rate SAR labelling and cell phone towers emissions compliance verification. The Electrohypersensitivity EHS issue was also addressed as part of this Law, where a Report on EHS must be presented to the French Parliament within one year.
At international level it may be that not only the Precautionary Principle has to have a role in organising adequate EMF exposure limits, but also specific internationally recognized legal instruments, like the Nuremberg Code of Ethics. According to this Code, one cannot submit human beings to actions causing them harm, where the said human beings are not able to “bring the experiment to an end” . Since the human race is unwittingly submitted to a world-wide encompassing, society-directed, experiment, in the form of biologically adverse, profit driven, imposed EMF exposure, the Code is duly applicable.
Considering the way other crucial health-related issues (asbestos, tobacco, ionizing radiation) were dealt with over the years, it seems that there is a long way ahead in tackling EMF exposure risks. However, this time is different, since our own long term wellbeing as a species is at risk , due to the genotoxic effect of the presented stressors.