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EMR-Aware July Newsletter
Australia Created: 1 Jul 2015
In our June issue, it was announced this publication would change from monthly to quarterly. However, some readers expressed a desire to remain current with emerging events and trends. Consequently, we have decided to adopt a periodic approach and send out a newsletter whenever sufficient content has been compiled. As always, the purpose is to help promote in the public interest a fair and balanced discussion of the topics at hand. Everyone is invited to send by email new material for inclusion in the next edition.

Readers may be interested to know that our mailing list includes nearly 100 researchers and organisations that might be considered "unsympathetic" to certain EMR concerns. So far, only one has unsubscribed. Maybe a few of them are reading this page with you right now.

*SNIP* read the entire newsletter via the source link below...
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Source: EMR-Aware, 01 Jul 2015

FCC: ‘Prime Example of Institutional Corruption’
USA Created: 29 Jun 2015
In a new publication just released from Harvard University, Norm Alster examines how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates.
“The FCC‘s network of corruption doesn‘t just shield industry from needed scrutiny and regulation on matters of public health and safety. Sometimes it just puts its hand directly into the public pocket and redistributes that cash to industry supplicants.”
“The General Accounting Office (GAO) has issued several reports citing fraud, waste and mismanagement, along with inadequate FCC oversight of the subsidy program. Bribery, kickbacks and false documentation can perhaps be expected in a handout program mandated by Congress and only indirectly supervised by the FCC. But the scope of fraud has been impressive.”
Read more here
“Captured Agency, How the Federal Communications Commission is Dominated by the Industries it Presumably Regulates”
http://ethics.harvard.edu/files/center-for-ethics/files/capturedagency_alster.pdf
http://www.emfacts.com/2015/06/fcc-prime-example-of-institutional-corruption/
Click here to view the source article.
Source: Don Maish/ Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Powerwatch Science Update
United Kingdom Created: 28 Jun 2015
The following is a quick summary of another twenty papers that have come out over the last few months related to effects of electromagnetic radiation. All papers with a green background are highlighted as being particularly important or relevant.
Click here to view the source article.
Source: Powerwatch UK, 28 Jun 2015

Electrohypersensitivity conference debunks ‘nocebo effect’ theory
Canada Created: 27 Jun 2015
José Lévesque installed commercial wireless telephone stations from 2001 to 2009 - The resident of Saint-Colomban (Quebec) says in late 2005 he suddenly developed an intolerance to the radiofrequency (RF) microwaves emitted by these devices. « At first it pinched in my ear when I phoned. Even though I used a good headset, I was dizzy and my ears were ringing. Then I woke up one morning and walked as if I was drunk and heard a tone, like a smoke detector in my ear. »

Lévesque finally quit his job in 2009 when his so-called electrohypersensitivity (EHS) worsened. « Today, my face goes numb, my head aches and if I continue to expose myself to RFs, I even get nose bleeds or blood vessels burst in my eyes. It happened to me in a hospital with wireless phone and Wi-Fi antennas! We used to laugh about it at work: I could tell my colleagues when their cell phone was about to ring because the entering signal hurt my head. » But it is no laughing matter: « Since smart meters were installed in my neighbourhood in January 2013, my headaches are constant. »

In today’s wireless world, about 3% of Canadians have received the controversial diagnosis of environmental sensitivity — EHS and/or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) — « and many more are somewhat sensitive to traces of chemicals and/or electromagnetic phenomena in the environment », wrote the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) in the report Medical Perspectives on Environmental Sensitivities, published in 2007. EHS is a controversial condition characterized by various non specific symptoms believed to be triggered in some people by very low exposures to electromagnetic fields most of us tolerate. Despite the lack of medical consensus around it, CHRC also adopted a policy aiming to stop discrimination against the environmentally hypersensitive, as many of them lose their job and are referred to psychologists, when they are not sent to psychiatry.

*SNIP* Read the entire article at the source link below (recommended!)
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Source: La Maison, André Fauteux, 25 Jun 2015

Video and Slides from Brussels EHS/MCS conference
Belgium Created: 27 Jun 2015
Video and powerpoint slides from the conference in Brussels, 18th May 2015, have been released.

Go to the source link below and click "video" and "powerpoint" links under the speaker inages.
Click here to view the source article.
Source: Appel De Paris, 16 Jun 2015

BT aims to shut down traditional phone network to help it battle US tech giants
United Kingdom Created: 27 Jun 2015
Call on Ofcom to slash red tape and recognise new technology as part of Openreach overhaul
BT is calling on the communications watchdog to let it scrap the traditional telephone network, as part of a campaign to loosen regulations that it says will help telecoms companies compete better with US internet companies such as Apple and Facebook.
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The telecoms giant is planning to move all domestic and business customers to internet-based voice calls within a decade, but under current Ofcom rules must continue to provide a traditional phone service.

BT is now urging the regulator to lift the obligation, a move that it says will have no impact on the majority of customers who are already using internet phones and allow it to invest more in broadband upgrades.

Mark Shurmer, BT’s group director of regulatory affairs, said: “We believe obsolete regulation should be rolled back, rather than clinging on until the last user dies.

Read more at link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/11696314/BT-aims-to-shut-down-traditional-phone-network-to-help-it-battle-US-tech-giants.html
Click here to view the source article.
Source: Margaret White/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Conflict Of Interest ( COI) Statement for IARC’s RF Review Updated
USA Created: 26 Jun 2015
COI Statement for IARC’s RF Review Updated
Kuster’s Work for Industry Detailed

Lancet Oncology, the journal which published the official announcement of IARC’s decision to designate RF radiation as a possible human carcinogen, has issued a correction to the conflict of interest (COI) statement it had included for Niels Kuster, the Swiss researcher and entrepreneur based in Zurich. Kuster attended IARC’s evaluation of RF radiation in May 2011 as an “invited specialist.”

Kuster is the founder and director of IT’IS, a non-profit group that was created with the financial support of the mobile phone industry, notably Motorola, as well as of Speag and its parent company, Near Field Technology, that markets measurement instrumentation and simulation software.

In a “correction” posted today, Lancet Oncology added the following to Kuster’s COI:

“IT’IS has received funding for specific projects from most mobile phone manufacturers and many service providers, including the Mobile Manufacturers Forum, Motorola, Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Sony, GSM Association, ARIB Japan, Swisscom, Deutsche Telekom, and TDC Sunrise.”

This statement appeared in the COI statement that Kuster filed with IARC on May 24, 2011, the first day of the RF meeting.

An individual, who uses the pseudonym “Don Smith,” brought this omission, as well as a number of others, to the attention of both IARC and Lancet Oncology. Kuster’s COI is the only one that has been corrected.

IARC invited representatives of three different industry groups, CTIA, MMF and GSMA, to be observers for the 10-day meeting, while at the same time barring the press from attending. See our report.

News of the correction comes from Retraction Watch. Soon afterwards, Alex Lerchl added a comment to its site, which stated, in part: “To find a researcher with such a long list of collaborators from industry, on one hand, and a profound interest in exposure research, on the other, as member of the group of experts is irritating, to say the least.” Lerchl, a professor at Jacobs University in Germany, had wanted to be a member of the IARC RF review panel, but his request was rebuffed.
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Source: Dr. Lois Slesin . Microwave news newsletter/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Luxury Hotel first to offer OFF switch for internet and shielded rooms!
Germany Created: 25 Jun 2015
Excerpt from press release:
Firstly, it’s possible to turn the room’s personal internet connection on or off at any time.

"Sufficient screening from the neighbouring rooms is also guaranteed as all walls are equipped with metal shields and a special coating that blocks all high-frequency signals.

Special shielded cables have also been used throughout the entire building significantly reducing electro-magnetic fields (so-called ‘electrosmog’). Besides this, an additional switch located in the bedside table allows the entire room to be disconnected from the electricity supply. During the daytime, therefore, guests do not have to forgo any comforts while in the evening they can retire for the night with total peace of mind.
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Villa Stéphanie has just been awarded one of the prestigious Tatler Awards for its revolutionary Digital Detox offer – an important signal at exactly the right time in this age of digitisation."

*SNIP* read the entire press release via the source link below...
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Source: Oetker Collection, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Mar 2015

Monthly update from:John Weigel!
Ireland Created: 22 Jun 2015
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Please examine the graphic from the European Union regarding the research partnership between the EU and the country of Japan under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. A similar arrangement has been made with South Korea.
PPPs are not democratic and a variant of fascist political practices for which thousands died fighting against Mussolini in WWII.
The EU's partnership did not require a vote by the European Parliament but it has a significance far beyond technology. There are health issues largely ignored as evidenced by the recent SCEHNIR controversy and the denial of access to due process by the U.K. Radiation Research Trust as well as the alleged conflict of interest by Mr Richard Adams during the EESC Plenary Session on 21 January. Mr. Adams led the Counter Opinion against the call to support people who are suffering with electrosensitivity and prevented the need for measures to be applied to accommodate sufferers and to protect future generations.
At issue is the undemocratic development of 5G technology which will result in the establishment of a wireless system of communication - largely by stealth - with profound health implications. If you analyze the EU graphic closely you can see the profound effect the technology will have on access to / usage of water, liberty and privacy. This issue is highlighted by Marie-Pierre from Next-Up.org below.
As the Observer newspaper noted last Saturday, It's "Not sci-fi any more". (See attached pdf.)
Kind regards,
John Weigel
Ireland
Updates
5G
Japan, EU: we'll research 5G unicorns together

Joint work on standards, spectrum and applications
We don't know what 5G will look like yet, apart from fast and probably expensive, but Japan and the European Union have agreed to cooperate to research the coming-in-2020 mobile standards.
Under the agreement announced Friday, the partners will work together on standards efforts, and to harmonise the radio spectrum to be used in Japan and the EU.
The agreement says the research will also cover trackable and snitchable connected cars and electronic health applications, as well as €12 million to go on projects to “help develop the Internet of Things,Cloud or Big Data platforms”.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/02/japan_eu_well_research_5g_unicorns_together/
5G Infrastructure Association & 5G Mobile Communications Promotion Forum Japan announce memorandum of understanding for 5G
http://5g-ppp.eu/5g-ppp-5gmf/
Membership of 5G Infrastructure Association
http://5g-ppp.eu/our-members/
Nokia considering India as production base for 5G telecom systems
CHENNAI: Finnish telecom broadband infrastructure software and services provider Nokia Networks will consider India as one of the production bases for making 5G telecom systems, said a senior company official.
Though Nokia Corporation had recently announced of an agreement with Alcatel Lucent to acquire it, Nokia Networks in India will work as an independent unit and compete against Alcatel Lucent till the clear signal on integration is obtained from the headquarters.
"We have been making equipments for 4G for quite some time here. The commercial implementation of the 5G is expected to be in 2018.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Nokia-considering-India-as-production-base-for-5G-telecom-systems/articleshow/47266385.cms
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Microwave media mogul Denis O'Brien begins legal action against Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and State
Businessman Denis O'Brien has initiated a legal action against the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission and State arising from speeches and remarks made in the Dail related to his banking affairs with State-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation.
http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/denis-obrien-begins-legal-action-against-houses-of-the-oireachtas-commission-and-state-31306202.html
NIE to update 200,000 meters in Northern Ireland
Distribution network operator (DNO) Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has started a project to replace 200,000 electricity meters in the country over the next two years.
http://utilityweek.co.uk/news/nie-to-update-200000-meters-in-northern-ireland/1141282#.VX_6PyiTyfY
Military veteran taken to court by city over ‘off-grid’ lifestyle
Authorities demand man's property be connected to city utilities
27-year-old Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend have become totally independent of reliance on city utilities, hooking up solar panels and rainwater collectors on their two acre property, but the city of Huntsville, Alabama claims the structure is unsafe because of sanitation issues.
http://www.infowars.com/military-veteran-taken-to-court-by-city-over-off-grid-lifestyle/
Follow-up on death of football youth on the field
Con Colbert and Helen McRory of the Irish Environmental Victims Network (IERVN) visited the football pitch were a young footballer collapsed and died and report that the playing field is “awash with electromagnetic radiation”.
In 2005 69 post-mortems confirmed sudden cardiac death in young people under 35.
!n 2009, Dr. Joe Galvin told the Afternoon Show on RTE, the national Irish broadcaster that “One Irish person under 35 dies suddenly each week from an undiagnosed heart condition such as SADS or Cardiomyopathy.”
“You should known that in Ireland two people are lost to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome every week.”
The Cormac Trust was founded after a promising young player, Cormac MacAnallen, died of what is now being termed Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The organization has made a € 50,000 donation to genetic research. http://www.thecormactrust.com/
Automotive issues
Should your self-driving car be programmed to kill you if it means saving a dozen other lives?
Earlier this month Google announced that the company's self-driving cars have had just thirteen accidents since it began testing the technology back in 2009, none the fault of Google. The company has also started releasing monthly reports, which note Google's currently testing 23 Lexus RX450h SUVs on public streets, predominately around the company's hometown of Mountain View, California. According to the company, these vehicles have logged about 1,011,338 "autonomous" (the software is doing the driving) miles since 2009, averaging about 10,000 autonomous miles per week on public streets.
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150616/07364131356/should-your-self-driving-car-be-programmed-to-kill-you-if-it-means-saving-dozen-other-lives.shtml%20
California reveals details of self-driving car accidents

By Justin Pritchard
Associated Press
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California state officials released reports Thursday detailing six accidents that involved self-driving car prototypes, reversing a policy that shielded details of how the next-generation technology is performing during testing on public roads.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3130173/California-reveals-details-self-driving-car-accidents.html
From Deborah Tavares, stopthecrime.net, U.S.A.
Cell phone industry files suit against Berkeley's warning notice ordinance on cell phones
BERKELEY -- An industry group represented by one of the nation's most prominent attorneys has sued Berkeley in federal court, seeking to topple the city's recently enacted ordinance mandating disclosure of possible radiation hazards associated with use of cellphones.
http://www.contracostatimes.com/breaking-news/ci_28282842/cell-phone-industry-files-suit-against-berkeleys-warning
COMMENT: ‘This should come as NO surprise . . The cell phone corporation wields MORE power then The City of Berkeley . . Remember frequencies are being used for mind control and our wireless devices are microwave warfare weapons . . . Read Senate Report 93-949 and you will learn WE are the ENEMY . . YES, a silent weapons assault upon us has been waging and few people realize they are being subdued . . . Keep in mind the idea of labeling is only to create the illusion that we the people are being heard - when in-fact we are not. We have a corporate d'facto government that is being run by corporations for profit, power and population control.
Go to www.StopTheCrime.net and read Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, NWO Exposed By Insider 1969 and watch the YouTube Cooking of Humanity.’
See attached pdf.

From Hans Karrow, British Columbia, Canada
Letter: Scientists afraid to speak out
The muzzling of scientists by the present government is not a one-off situation that Dan Albas tries to portray in his last report. It is a sustemic effort to control flow of information coming from government research labs.
See attached pdf.

From Next-Up.org, France
it ‘s not necessary to be a specialist cognitive neuroscience...
Man being totally bioelectromagnetic all irradiation by microwave electromagnetic waves impact the artificial neural electrical exchanges of ion channels, it is exactly the same for all the toxins since this radiation causes the opening of the blood brain barrier.
Therefore it is not necessary to be a specialist in the mechanisms of cognitive neuroscience to understand that this alteration has a direct effect on the biological functions of overall balance (homeostasis) of the brain whose analysis and capacity for understanding.
This is somehow an inhibitor that helps to exercise without the knowledge of the individual behavioral control.
Listen what the Dr. Russell Blaylock MD, an eminent neurologist about it.
http://videos.next-up.org/EhsTvNews/Controle_comportemental/

Linky incentive for energy companies to provide exciting offers
Linky happens in the cottages. ERDF, a subsidiary of EDF devoted to the distribution of electricity in the country, must put in place this year these new smart meters - cornerstone of the technology called "smart grid", erected by Emmanuel Macron, the Minister Economy in important vector of New industrial France. Among the advantages of Linky: an invoice based on the actual consumption; interventions carried out remotely and in a shorter time; rationalization of energy consumption. Finally, an economic gain for the consumer, and environmental for the company. Faced with the multiple interests of the "smart grid" energy commercial offers start pouring.
http://www.jolpress.com/Linky-energeticiens-offres-consommation
From Marie-Pierre at Next-Up
The problem is that the situation is totally changing nature and very few people know or are aware, for under-informed or unable to understand, as we try to show in the last News.
After the revolution of the mobile phone, a second more rapid revolution is underway, it is that of the management of connected objects: 3.9 billion to date the figure will pass according to forecasters at over 30 billion very quickly .
It is also expected that eventually everything will be connected, without the knowledge of the experiments are performed in populations of large urban areas in Belgium, it is the total control is what is currently in practice in preparation in European countries (Current Report).
Therefore artificial electromagnetic environment will literally explode depending on the establishment of new base stations infrastructure networks necessary for connected objects of all kinds (Linky included, besides the electric cables can also serve to antennas), this is what is being said is otherwise identical to the GSM network antennas current relay, but this new network is exclusively for communications connected objects is a managements aims to network fully commercial
The maneuvers of large groups began, Engie M2M (Machine-To-Machine) of the GDF Suez group is the center of business, lobbies that are the same powers fly all government decisions, as this disengagement of the state in Engie that will allow "elites" to take more interest in the capital of Engie whose future looks promising.
Sleep good people ... You will be sheep without realizing it!

Full house for a party in Implant Paris
With this first "Implant Party," the biohackers invaded France and generate a lively debate on the human being logged.
By implementing NFC chips under the skin of volunteers guinea pigs, the Futur en Seine 2015 conference created the event and opened the debate on the benefits and limitations of human logged. The controversial collective Swedish biohackers Bionyfiken has ignited the audience of the conference openly comparing this type of practice connected with the more standardized objects that invade the planet at high speed. To push the logic of "quantified self" to the end, biometric measurements are made through the implementation of NFC chips connected under the skin of patient volunteers. Possible advances through this operation: the further identification to the extreme for the opening or closing of objects or even the use of a payment card. It is also possible to develop new applications for personalized services through NFC implant: business card or loyalty card, driving or recognizing the stores.
The limits of NFC chips seem endless, and that is what worries many observers of the phenomenon. Their goal: to allow the experimentation and development of new technologies, while cautioning governments and users against the dangers of such practices. While they are fascinating and promising, these implants do not pose many questions in less terms of public health, public security and even philosophical vision of the relation of man to technology.
http://www.commentcamarche.net/news/5866650-salle-comble-pour-une-implant-party-a-paris?een=fb6590184c1f5527fb7cc821a6404e08&utm_source=greenarrow&utm_medium=mail&utm_campaign=ml146_biotechniqueim#opinions
Turbines
'It's unbelievable. It's money from thin air'
See attached pdf.

From Marion Lang, Scotland
SA farmers paid $1 million to host 19 turbines tell Senate they ‘would never do it again’ due to ‘unbearable’ sleep-destroying noise
Clive and Trina Gare are cattle graziers from South Australia’s Mid-North with their home property situated between Hallett and Jamestown.
Since October 2010, the Gares have played host to 19, 2.1MW Suzlon s88 turbines, which sit on a range of hills to the West of their stately homestead. Under their contract with AGL they receive around $200,000 a year; and have pocketed over $1 million since the deal began.
In a truly noble and remarkable move, the Gares gave evidence to the Senate Inquiry into the great wind power fraud during its Adelaide hearing, last week. Here’s their tragic story.
http://stopthesethings.com/2015/06/15/sa-farmers-paid-1-million-to-host-19-turbines-tell-senate-they-would-never-do-it-again-due-to-unbearable-sleep-destroying-noise/

From Sylvie Hsem, France
The windows of the new MUHC block the cellular signal
The selected block certain windows sunlight, but also waves
The windows of the new MUHC block cellular waves throughout the hospital to the point that management will conduct the hundreds of antennas installed to fix the problem.
No matter where one is in the new mega-hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), which cost $ 1.3 billion, the cellular signal is weak or absent. Within minutes, the Journal has seen this problem, and not just in remote areas or away from windows.
http://www.journaldequebec.com/2015/05/21/les-fenetres-du-nouveau-cusm-bloquent-le-signal-cellulaire

From Dariusz Leszczynski
BioEM2015: Plenary session on Precautionary Principle
BioEM2015 in Asilomar, CA, was opened by plenary session entitled “2B or not 2B”, dealing mostly with Precautionary Principle – should it be implemented for RF-EMF exposures.
https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/bioem2015-plenary-session-on-precautionary-principle/

BioEM2015: Inadequate design of studies causes waste of time, money and researcher potential
Out of many presentations, here are few words about a study on EHS. This study is a good example of what is wrong with the EHS research.
Scientists examined whether exposure to wifi radiation affects how people feel mentally and physically.
Wifi exposures were measured by using meters carried by study subjects.
https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/bioem2015-inadequate-design-of-studies-causes-waste-of-time-money-and-researcher-potential/

From The People’s Initiative, California
WiFry? EMF Etc., I Spy, Geoengineering, New Science and Statistics
See attached pdf.

W.E.E.P. EMF News
The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution
16 June 2015

Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids
This extract from S6 E143 of TV show Dr. Oz discusses the potential harmful effects of cell phone radiation in kids in this segment subtitled Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids.
http://www.c4st.org/news/educate-yourself/dr-oz-alert-why-cell-phones-could-cause-cancer-in-kids.html
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Dr. Christopher Portier, Fmr. Director of the US CDC, calls for invoking the Precautionary Principle for RF-EMF
“Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.”
https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/dr-chris-portier-fmr-director-of-the-us-cdc-calls-for-invoking-the-precautionary-principle-for-rf-emf/
also
BioEM 2015 Conference (in progress until June 18th)
BioEM2015 in Asilomar, CA, was opened by plenary session entitled “2B or not 2B”, dealing mostly with Precautionary Principle – should it be implemented for RF-EMF exposures.
https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/bioem2015-plenary-session-on-precautionary-principle/
Barb
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Beaconsfield residents fight cell tower installation on their street
Over the last few years, hundreds of cell phone towers have been going up across Montreal, but residents tell Global News the City of Beaconsfield doesn’t seem know what’s going on.
http://globalnews.ca/news/2053199/beaconsfield-residents-fight-cell-tower-installation-on-their-street/
Robert
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Planners oppose cell tower on residential property
Residents’ recent opposition to neighborhood cell towers is causing some on the Ramona Community Planning Group to look at them in a new light.
http://www.ramonasentinel.com/news/2015/jun/12/planners-oppose-cell-tower-on-residential-property/
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Wi-fi is killing me, says woman in Xiamen allergic to electromagnetic waves
"I can't talk on the phone for more than 10 minutes. My toes and lower parts of my legs turn black when I use a mobile phone for more than 10 minutes," said Xiao Yue, a Chinese medicine doctor.
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news39185.html
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Are bees getting dementia?
From pesticide to possible cell phone radiation, the causes of bee population decline are an ongoing debate.
Now there's another thing the buzzy little insect has to fear, dementia.
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/06/us/aluminum-bees-dementia-irpt/
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Verizon Is 'Killing the Copper' and Is Now Denying It
The New York State Attorney General goes into detail about declines in service quality and the diverting of the construction budgets meant for the utility, now going to pay for Verizon's wireless rollouts.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-kushnick/verizon-is-killing-the-co_b_7562660.html
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Electrosensitivity caused by chronic nervous system arousal – Dr Roy Fox
Interesting article from 2012, in Quebec-based magazine La Maison du 21e siecle.
https://maisonsaine.ca/sante-et-securite/electrosmog/ehs-royfo.html
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Framingham: Experts warn of wi-fi effects on children
Dr. Devra Davis, founder of Environmental Health Trust, said children today have toys that radiate energy, from the digital “iPotty” to a plastic teething rattle iPhone case.
But unbeknownst to parents, the World Health Organization lists cell phones as a possible carcinogen to humans, Davis said, in the same category as jet fuel, DDT, lead and engine exhaust.
“Would you give DDT, lead or engine exhaust to your children to play with?” she asked.
http://framingham.wickedlocal.com/article/20150611/NEWS/150618706
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Even your wi-fi can cause cancer
"Adverse effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in ... the cause and effect relation between radiation and its health effects.
"Since there is controversy about a rationale for setting standards to avoid adverse health effects, we have recommended that the UNEP convene and fund an independent multi-disciplinary committee to explore the pros and cons of alternatives to current practices
that could lower human exposures to radiofrequency and electromagnetic fields," Kumar, who teaches at IIT-Mumbai, added.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/Even-your-Wi-Fi-can-cause-cancer/articleshow/47637002.cms
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Is electromagnetic hypersensitivity real? I The Feed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03kcioDtu1s
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Smart meters vote (for precaution) a slam dunk
There is another aspect of wireless smart meters that also poses grave concerns: their massive rollout, along with the unchecked proliferation of telecommunication towers and WiMAX services, has produced unprecedented levels of radiofrequency (RF) radiation in urban areas.
http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/opinion/307010961.html
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Council nembers prepare for fight over Smart Meters
Memphis City Council members are preparing for a big fight over spending $240 million for smart meters.
http://www.localmemphis.com/story/d/story/council-members-prepare-for-fight-over-smart-meter/31292/4bwkkqD15Ei1it1Zc8qjHA
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Electricians talk about smart meters
The traditional mechanical meters would survive a major overvoltage event of fairly long duration...remember they were, electrically, just coils of wire. They may suffer some arc damage but in all likelyhood would continue to work (with reduced accuracy). And further, they had glass covers which wouldn't melt and were strong enough to contain an arc flash.
Smart meters contain a buttload of electronics on circuit boards with very small (and closely spaced) traces so flashovers and burnouts are very likely even with a relatively minor surge event. Plus the cases and covers are all plastic.
I have one that I can take apart so I will get some pics to add to this thread later.
http://www.electriciantalk.com/f9/stockton-smart-meters-explode-after-truck-causes-power-surge-98801/
Our complaint is that the tabs on the new meters are thinner, about 1/2 the thickness, than the old meters.
If the tabs do not have really good spring action left in them, they cook off when people start turning on their heaters in the winter.
Plumbers seem to get lots of stoppage calls on Thanksgiving. We get calls when the heaters come on for the first time
The AC guys get their calls when its gets into the low 90s here
http://www.electriciantalk.com/f2/smart-meters-46185/
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Former Nokia technology chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health
Few people have had such an overload of radiation than me, says Niemelä. The first symptoms appeared already within a year of his employment at Nokia.
https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/former-nokia-technology-chief-mobile-phones-wrecked-my-health/
Note - This is not a new article but it is one well worth circulating. There are now many people who are continually exposed to wireless radiation from there own devices, smart meters, WiFi hot spots and antennas. In the future, 'technology junkies' and others exposed to high wireless radiation levels, are likely to wonder why there health is deteriorating, this article could help them to understand!
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A cell tower in their pocket?
Jott’s solution is mesh networking, a cutting-edge form of data plumbing that turns individual smartphones into de facto cell towers. On Jott it’s called AirChat.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/parmyolson/2015/06/10/chat-app-jott-teens-mesh-networks/
Cancer, sterility. Why are these people trying to kill off the next generation?
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Ferrite chokes
Ferrite chokes can help to stop RF travelling on electrical wiring. They come in different sizes for various sized wires.
If EHS, you can place a ferrite choke on the computer mouse wire and it will stop most frequencies from getting to your hand.
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aferrite%20choke
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TELUS launches free public wi-fi across BC and Alberta
TELUS is working with thousands of businesses, including brands like 7-Eleven, Fountain Tire and Vancity credit union, to provide public Wi-Fi at locations throughout B.C. and Alberta.
TELUS Wi-Fi is also available at many major sporting and entertainment venues, including Victoria International Airport.
http://www.victoriabuzz.com/telus-launches-free-public-wi-fi-across-b-c-locations-already-available-in-greater-victoria/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7WrhYehiQk
Children talk about their WiFi health symptoms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvkxO8xLqMQ
Robert
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Israel: Cancer is increasing, oncologists are needed
Only 250 oncologists treat patients in Israel. About 200 oncologists are missing to treat the increasing number of cancer patients.
In Rambam, in 2004 were 9,490 cancer patients, and in 2014 the number was 13,667. Increase of 44%, says Prof' Rafi Biar, manager of Rambam hospital. Within one decade, the number of visits in the oncology departments in the hospital increased from 105,000 to 163,000 visits. The result is unsupportable overload on the system. There are not enough beds.
This problem is not only in Rambam, it is felt in other hospitals too. In Shiba hospital, in Tel Hashomer, each year there are 4,500 new cancer patients. In part of the units, like those treating GI tract cancer and melanoma, the number was doubled in the last 4 years with the same number of oncologists.
In Hadassa hospital, increase of cancer is reported too.
In Ichilov hospital, every month thousands of patients are treated, and every night 30 patients are hospitalized.
http://www.haaretz.co.il/news/health/.premium-1.2656553
Iris
18 June 2015
Radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation and the health of Canadians
Please find herein a link to a Portable Document Version of the 13th
Report of the Standing Committee on Health entitled: "Radiofrequency
electromagnetic radiation and the health of
Canadians<http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/HESA/Reports/RP8041315/412_HESA_Rpt13_PDF/412_HESA_Rpt13-e.pdf>."

Veuillez trouver ici le lien à une version PDF du 13e rapport du
Comité permanent de la Santé intitulé : « Le rayonnement
électromagnétique de radiofréquences et la santé des
Canadiens<http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/HOC/Committee/412/HESA/Reports/RP8041315/412_HESA_Rpt13_PDF/412_HESA_Rpt13-f.pdf>
Andrew Bartholomew Chaplin
Procedural Clerk | greffier à la procédure
Direction des comités et des Services législatifs | Committees and
Legislative Services Directorate
House of Commons of Canada | Chambre des communes du Canada
Tel | tél : 613-995-4108
andrew.chaplin@parl.gc.ca
Web site: http://www.parl.gc.ca/hesa-e | site Web :
http://www.parl.gc.ca/hesa-f
Report Tabled
On Tuesday June 9th, 2015 the Standing Committee on Health, who’s mandate is to study and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, and operation of Health Canada, unanimously adopted the final report of their study into Health Canada’s Safety Code 6.
Yesterday, on June 17th, 2015, the Chair of the HESA panel MP Ben Lobb read and tabled the below final 12 HESA recommendations into the House of Commons, requesting that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report. As the current Government goes on summer break on June 19th, 2015, followed by the federal election in October, it will be the new Government that is elected that will be responding.
C4ST
RECOMMENDATIONS
Recommendation 1
That the Government of Canada, in collaboration with the health departments of the provinces and territories, examine existing cancer data collection methods to improve the collection of information relating to wireless device use and cancer.
Recommendation 2
That Statistics Canada consider including questions related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the Canadian Community Health Survey.
Recommendation 3
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into electromagnetic hypersensitivity testing, diagnosis and treatment, and its possible impacts on health in the workplace.
Recommendation 4
That the Canadian Medical Association, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the World Health Organization consider updating their guidelines and continuing education materials regarding the diagnosis and treatment of electromagnetic hypersensitivity to ensure they are based on the latest scientific evidence and reflect the symptoms of affected Canadians.
Recommendation 5
That the Government of Canada continue to provide reasonable accommodations for environmental sensitivities, including electromagnetic hypersensitivity, as required under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
Recommendation 6
That Health Canada ensure the openness and transparency of its processes for the review of Safety Code 6, so that all Canadians have an opportunity to be informed about the evidence considered or excluded in such reviews, that outside experts are provided full information when doing independent reviews, and that the scientific rationale for any change is clearly communicated.
Recommendation 7
That the Government of Canada establish a system for Canadians to report potential adverse reactions to radiofrequency fields.
Recommendation 8
That an independent scientific body recognized by Health Canada examine whether measures taken and guidelines provided in other countries, such as France and Israel, to limit the exposure of vulnerable populations, including infants, and young children in the school environment, to radiofrequencies should be adopted in Canada.
Recommendation 9
That the Government of Canada develop an awareness campaign relating to the safe use of wireless technologies, such as cell phones and Wi-Fi, in key environments such as the school and home to ensure that Canadian families and children are reducing risks related to radiofrequency exposure.
Recommendation 10
That Health Canada conduct a comprehensive review of all existing literature relating to radiofrequency fields and carcinogenicity based on international best practices.
Recommendation 11
That the Government of Canada, through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, consider funding research into the link between radiofrequency fields and potential health effects such as cancer, genetic damage, infertility, impairment to development and behaviour, harmful effects to eyes and on the brain, cardiovascular, biological and biochemical effects.
Recommendation 12
That the Government of Canada and manufacturers consider policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation emitting devices to children under the age of 14, in order to ensure they are aware of the health risks and how they can be avoided.
I thank you for your continued support and actions over the past three years that has help make this possible. There is much more work to do over the summer and come October to ensure these recommendations are acted upon, however this is a BIG step in the right direction.
Sincerely,
Frank Clegg
CEO - C4ST
http://www.c4st.org/HESARecommendations
Note - We owe great thanks to C4ST, the witnesses and all who assisted with these hearings!
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Berkeley Adopts Cell Phone ‘Right to Know’ Ordinance on Unanimous Vote
http://www.saferemr.com/2014/11/berkeley-cell-phone-right-to-know.html
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BC Hydro sues Vancouver landlord over refusing smart meters
He said BC Hydro can install the meters anytime, provided they agree to certain conditions, including guaranteeing the safety of devices and covering any loss of revenue.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-hydro-sues-vancouver-landlord-over-refusing-smart-meters-1.3117216
Letter to CBC News
Hydro suing Vancouver Landlord because they can't prove meters are safe
Dear Sir or Madam,
This lawsuit is the height of harassment. All Mr. Jackanin has ever asked for is proof that the smart meters are safe. Many people have been asking for this same proof before agreeing to having one put on their homes, and BC Hydro has harassed, bullied, and lied. People have been threatened with loss of power during the cold winter, despite having young children or being ill. People have been pushed around verbally and physically. Homes and personal property have been damaged. Yet BC Hydro faces no retribution by either the BCUC or the government.
There is serious evidence from independent scientists that RF radiation is harmful. It is a 2b carcinogen like lead, DDT, HIV and many industrial chemicals. Hundreds of independent scientists have performed thousands of peer reviewed studies showing that prolonged exposure can cause various types of health problems ranging from sleep and neurological disorders, to fertility and cardiac problems, even DNA damage and cancer. I would be happy to share a huge library of studies I’ve collected over the years, or to put you in touch with some of the world renowned scientists who are warning us that RF/microwave radiation should be avoided.
Also there have been fires and many failures with the meters overheating and melting. These are made of combustible plastic where analogs were made of glass and metal. The ITRON meters contain lithium metal batteries, which are being banned by many airlines. They can explode and burn when heated as they will be when sitting in the summer sun, or exposed to moisture like condensation. They have remote disconnect switches which were found to be the cause of fires in places like Saskatchewan and Oregon.
Further the meters are being put into a meter base that was designed and certified to hold an analog (non electrical) meter and not an electrical digital or smart meter. As far as we know these meters have not been certified safe as is required by law. Utility equipment is exempt from CSA certification on the condition that it is certified by a professional electrical engineer licensed by BC. ( http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/12_100_2004#section21 ) When asked for this certification BC Hydro said they don’t have one.

In Texas there have been many ITRON Openway smart meters (the same used in BC) that have burned. In a lawsuit testimony described how the meter blades were thinner than the analog which caused a gap which led to arcing and fires. http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Reed_Answering_Brief-1.pdf page 8 Design flaws led to “palettes” of burned meters, but customers were to be told it was their meter base that caused the problem.
Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms says that no government or government agency can force us to use something for which there is justifiable reason for concern. There definitely is reason for concern and Mr. Jackanin is right to protect his tenants and the owner’s property.
If you would like more information about anything that I’ve said, please let me know.
Regards,
Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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If you have a smart meter installation dispute or wish to have one removed, this information may help you!
Template for Non Consent and Removal of Smart Meters
Those who explicitly or implicitly (i.e. through failure to act) violate laws and your rights are liable individually if you contractually default them using a process such as this — in which you state the violations, demand your constitutional rights be upheld, state your terms, and provide an affidavit of facts which you affirm to be true. An unrebutted affidavit becomes judgment in commerce.
http://takebackyourpower.net/2014/05/template-notice-demand-removal-2014/
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AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ data -Internet Speed
The Washington Post June 17, 2015
This isn't the first time AT&T's unlimited data policy has landed the company in hot water. The Federal Trade Commission sued the telecom company in October, alleging that 3.5 million users had their Internet service slowed to dial-up speeds an average of 12 days every month.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/17/att-just-got-hit-with-a-100-million-fine-after-slowing-down-its-unlimited-data/?wpisrc=nl_evening&wpmm=1
David
Web site www.weepinitiative.org e-mail contactweep@weepinitiative.org blog http://www.weepnews.blogspot.ca/
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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution
Source: John Weigel/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Mobile phone tower 'too close to school', protesting Brisbane residents say
Australia Created: 22 Jun 2015
Brisbane residents protest proposed mobile phone tower as 'too close to school' -
Residents of the inner-Brisbane suburb of New Farm have taken to the streets over the proposed construction of a mobile phone tower they say would be too close to a primary school.
Locals say plans for the new Vodafone tower breaches Education Queensland guidelines.
It is within 160 metres of classrooms instead of 200 metres from the boundary of Holy Spirit School.
Residents fear electromagnetic radiation levels will endanger the health of children.
Protest organiser Nicole Cronk has three children who attend Holy Spirit School.
"It's not just replacing an existing tower. It's a matter of replacing apples with a giant pumpkin," she said.
"The new tower will be 16 metres tall and it is the new 4GX technology which is a lot more powerful and stronger than the current one."
Angelo Sadikaj lives near the school and is also concerned - particularly for the children who are still developing.
"It's causing a lot of concern and anxiety in the community," he said.
"What we want is for this site to be revised as it's the wrong place to put a tower."
A Vodafone spokesman said there were no federal requirements for a buffer zone and no safety risk existed.
He said they were consulting with residents.
The new tower will replace an existing one a block away that is due to be decommissioned in September.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-20/brisbane-residents-protest-phone-tower-new-farm/6560890
Click here to view the source article.
Source: Dave Ashton/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

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