Saturday, 19 November 2016

Health Canada Denies The Proven Dangers of Microwave Radiation

To: Canadian Minster of Health, Dr. Philpott and Members of the Standing Committee on Health (HESA)

This is unacceptable from public officials who are accountable to us, the public. We should not have to protect ourselves from our own government or remind you to do the job you were elected to do—protect our health and safety rather than supporting an industry that is knowingly doing us harm.

You have refused to accept, acknowledge or act upon the scientific evidence of the harm caused by wireless radiation, but you will soon be forced to do so. Continue to deny and distort the facts, and you will create the most costly epidemic of illness ever. It will require guts and integrity to admit your negligence and tackle the problem now, before it escalates out of control.

http://olgasheean.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Heads-in-the-sand-pies-in-the-sky-1.pdf

http://olgasheean.com/heads-in-the-sand/


 heads in the sand

Canada’s Health Minister Caught Misleading Canadians about Safety of their Wireless Devices

The EMF-Portal is an extensive literature database with an inventory of 23,675 publications and 5,823 summaries of individual peer reviewed scientific studies on the effects of electromagnetic fields.
How much more evidence do we need when School Officials, Health Officers and Government Officials are unable to provide parents with ONE STUDY that says microwave radiation exposure is safe for children and the unborn?


A Canadian cancer specialist who testified before the Parliamentary Committee says Philpott’s failure to acknowledge the Committee’s findings is dangerous.  “We are already seeing increases in Glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer,” said Dr. Anthony Miller, a cancer epidemiologist with the University of Toronto, who has been an advisor to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
“This type brain cancer has been directly connected to cell phone use,” he said, referring to the findings of a $25 million US government study released in June.

Dr. Riina Bray - Medical Director, Environmental Health Clinic, Women’s College Hospital, Testifies at the Parliamentary Health Committee
We see EHS in people who have predisposing stressors such as cardiac arrhythmias, neurological problems, physical and mental exhaustion, previous prolonged exposures as with teachers and technicians working in wireless institutions, the airline industry, computer and information technology, and health professionals in institutions where wireless technology is used for monitoring.


The U.S. National Toxicology Program

“The Journal includes experimental research findings that long-term exposure to Wi-Fi caused DNA damage to the testes indicating that the testes are a more sensitive organ to RF radiation. Research results also showed prenatal exposures to Wi-Fi increased oxidative stress in the brain and liver of pregnant rats and their newborns. In addition, the published studies indicated RF-EMF during pregnancy can damage neuron development in the cerebellum, damage spinal cord development, and induce oxidative DNA damage in brain….

"When combined with the positive results of the U.S. National Toxicology Program bioassay [http://ehtrust.org/ntp-toxicology-carcinogenicity-studies-/] that found significant increases in specific types of highly aggressive and malignant tumors, the experimental evidence showing that wireless radiation can be damaging to human health has become stronger. The challenge to regulators around the world is what to do now that we have this growing experimental evidence of harm. Do we continue to wait for proof that humans are damaged by the same exposures or do we take precautionary steps to reduce and limit those exposures?" asks Robert Morris MD PhD, Senior Medical Advisor to Environmental Health Trust which has posted the key findings [http://ehtrust.org/special-issue-medical-journal-journal-c/] from each of the papers on their website.”

http://www.sciencedirect.com/sci…/journal/08910618/…/part/PB



Bioassy

Nokia's Technology Director, Matti Niemelä: Mobile Radiation Destroyed My Health

Matti Niemelä is one of Nokia's former technical directors, and has been involved in the development of many of the early mobile phones for Nokia. Matti became seriously ill from mobile industry microwave radiation. In addition, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Some studies suggest that radiation can increase the risk of MS.
Niemelä believes that we have been silent for too long about the risks. He is particularly worried about children. But the Vice President of Nokia claims: "All Nokia products fulfill international requirements and limits."



American Academy of Pediatrics Issues New Recommendations to "Reduce Exposure to Cell Phones"

"They're not toys. They have radiation that is emitted from them and the more we can keep it off the body and use (the phone) in other ways, it will be safer," said Jennifer A. Lowry, M.D., FAACT, FAAP, chair of the AAP Council on Environmental Health Executive Committee in the AAPs press release on the NTP Study Results.


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Sunday, 25 September 2016

The Berkeley case “Right to Know” - Conflict of Interest

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Ellen Marks, California Brain Tumor Association


Ninth Circuit Court Judge Friedland's Conflict of Interest
​On September 13 ​the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the CTIA- Wireless Association's appeal in their lawsuit against the City of Berkeley's Cell Phone Right to Know ordinance which was implemented in March, 2016. A decision has not yet been rendered.
Video of hearing below. ​ 
       
The three presiding judges of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals were Judge William Fletcher, Judge Morgan Christen and Judge Michelle Friedland. The potential conflict of interest rests with Judge Michelle Fri​edland.
 
Friedland's husband's career included design engineering​ in the wireless telecommunication industry with Cisco Systems, a member of the CTIA- wireless association​


This case has high visibility on the basis of constitutionality of the law and because the CTIA is represented by Theodore Olson, past Solicitor General for  George W. Bush. The City of Berkeley is defended pro bono by Harvard Constitutional Law Professor Lawrence Lessig. Lessig is also a past United States presidential candidate.

The outcome of this​ case​ is much anticipated as many cities and states​ are awaiting this critical ​ruling as they plan to enact their own versions of Berkeley's cell phone right to know label.

California Attorney General Harris's office submitted an Amicus Brief in support of Berkeley with concerns that a ruling against Berkeley's ordinance may harm other important disclosures protecting the welfare of California citizens. 

During the hearing Judge Michelle Friedland seemed to have an unfavorable opinion regarding the City of Berkeley's position giving consumers the right to know. This predisposed bias was present in the form of questions and statements ​made by the judge.
The case before the federal Court of Appeals is CTIA-The Wireless Association v. City of Berkeley et al., case number 16-15141.

In past yea​rs Friedland also submitted an amicus brief supporting the work of Theodore Olson in regard to prop 8 (same sex marriage).


What The Telecom Industry Doesn't Tell You, But Does Tell It's Investors...

UPDATE: National Toxicology Program Cell Phone RF Breaks DNA - September 6, 2016
The NTP results provide “strong evidence for the genotoxicity of cell phone radiation,” Ron Melnick told Microwave News. Melnick led the team that designed the NTP study; he is now retired. This “should put to rest the old argument that RF radiation cannot cause DNA damage,” he said.  DNA breaks were also seen in the brains of the RF-exposed mice, though the increases were less pronounced than among the rats. The NTP has not yet released the tumor results for its study in mice.

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Dr.Karl Maret, MD, with degrees also in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, talks about Wi-Fi and EHS (electrohypersensitivity) in children.
We are now at 1800 time’s faster speeds than we were back in 1997 with 1st generation Wi-Fi. (The higher the speed the greater the potential for interference within our bodies) Used a German dosimeter to record levels of Wi-Fi radiation exposures on an EHS child at school and correlates symptoms (headaches) to chart of Wi-Fi signals - when the Wi-Fi levels were high, the student developed headaches. Human brain has 5-million magnetite crystals/gram tissue, and these crystals absorb wireless radiation.


What The Telecom Industry Doesn't Tell You, But Does Tell It's Investors...
 Liability



Wireless radiation impairs the body’s ability to protect itself from toxic chemicals by damaging the blood-brain barrier.
The brain’s protective barrier—called the blood-brain barrier—is composed of tightly knit endothelial cells, which line the walls of the blood vessels in the brain, creating a barrier that blocks the entry of chemicals and toxins. However, replicated research shows that wireless radiation increases the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, allowing more movement of toxic chemicals into vulnerable organs. In other words, the toxic chemicals circulating in our blood from everyday exposures have an easier time reaching our brain. Imagine our brain has a strong fence around it. Wireless pokes holes in the fence.

Damaged Blood-Brain Barrier


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The law: When is an employer or school liable for the health effects imposed on others from their wireless technology?

Increasing incidence of thyroid cancer in the Nordic countries with main focus on Swedish data
Radiofrequency radiation in the frequency range 30 kHz–300 GHz was evaluated to be Group 2B, i.e. ‘possibly’ carcinogenic to humans, by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) at WHO in May 2011. Among the evaluated devices were mobile and cordless phones, since they emit radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). In addition to the brain, another organ, the thyroid gland, also receives high exposure. The incidence of thyroid cancer is increasing in many countries, especially the papillary type that is the most radiosensitive type.

Thyroid Cancer


Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals;
$25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors


U.S. Government Expected To Advise Public of Health Risk

"At least four different epidemiological studies have found an association between the use of cell phones and acoustic neuromas."


Acoustic Neuromas



New report by Dr. Martin Pall on relationship between microwave radiation and neurological and psychiatric conditions.
These have been known for several decades, but the public is still being exposed.
“Two U.S. government reports from the 1970s to 1980s provide evidence for many neuropsychiatric effects of non-thermal microwave EMFs, based on occupational exposure studies. 18 more recent epidemiological studies, provide substantial evidence that microwave EMFs from cell/mobile phone base stations, excessive cell/mobile phone usage and from wireless smart meters can each produce similar patterns of neuropsychiatric effects, with several of these studies showing clear dose–response relationships. Lesser evidence from 6 additional studies suggests that short wave, radio station, occupational and digital TV antenna exposures may produce similar neuropsychiatric effects.”


The law: When is an employer or school liable for the health effects imposed on others from their wireless technology?

http://en.geovital.com/risks-regulations-and-liability-around-exposing-people-and-students-to-wireless-technology-emf-radiation-part1/

The Law

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Our Moms Who Care


We need your support!
The action is to have concerned Moms send an email to their local MP and to the Minister of Health Jane Philpott through our new campaign website. Over the past few months, C4ST has had meetings with well over 30 MP’s.  We thank MP Casey, MP John Oliver (Oakville) and the other members of the current HESA committee for their decision to present this report to the 42nd Parliament.

The current government now has 120 days to respond although the Minister of Health, Jane Philpott's office is expected to receive a copy of the report a month before that (mid September).

Our Moms Who Care campaign focuses on three main asks. C4ST is asking Minister 
 Philpott to:

1.Provide a comprehensive response to the 2015 HESA REPORT 

2.Implement all the 2015 HESA recommendations from the report “RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND THE HEALTH OF CANADIANS”

3.Call for an full updated review of Safety Code 6, Health Canada’s guidelines regarding wireless radiation exposure, based on the significant evidence-based science that has been made public in the last 12 months. 

Please go to the website specially created for this campaign at www.MomsWhoCare.ca and send an email to your MP and Minister Philpott stating your concerns. 

Then please share the campaign with all your family, friends, and neighbors. We have received feedback from several MP’s that individual emails have a far greater impact to them than petitions in determining what is important to the constituents in their Riding.

Our social media pages for the Moms Who Care campaign are found at:

www.facebook.com/MomsWhoCareCanada

www.twitter.com/MomsWhoCareC4ST


We encourage you to take a few minutes and send an email to your MP and Minister of Health asking them to provide better protection for Canadians from the harmful effects of wireless radiation.

Sample of email to send:
To: Minister Jane Philipott       jane.philpott@parl.gc.ca


cc: Link for finding your Member of Parliament
http://www.lop.parl.gc.ca/…/HouseO…/MemberByPostalCode.aspx…


Dear Minister Jane Philipott;

I am writing to you today regarding my concerns of the dangers of wireless radiation exposure, particularly for children. I am concerned about the use of WiFi in schools, cell tower locations and smart meters.

In the last year, there has been significant scientific evidence providing more strong support that Safety Code 6 does not protect Canadians. For example see the recent results from the $25m US National Toxicology program that shows a link between cell phone radiation and cancer in rats. http://microwavenews.com/news-center/ntp-cancer-results. Also, here is the link to a recent summary of an additional 60 studies that show harm at or below Safety Code 6 current levels. http://momswhocare.ca/…/Over-60-pdf-studies-2016-showing-ha….

It is my understanding that Health Canada's response to the HESA report entitled, “RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION AND THE HEALTH OF CANADIANS” is due Oct. 15, 2016. I am requesting that you provide a comprehensive response to the 2015 HESA report as well as implement all of the recommendations in that report. I am asking you for an updated review of Safety Code 6, Health Canada's guideline for wireless safety.

Thank you for protecting our children.



Mandatory Exposure to Microwave Radiation In Our Schools Has Left 11 Year Old With No Where To Go To School


Tyler is now 11 years old and has a recognized disability, EHS (electro hypersensitivity), which means with accumulative and prolonged exposure to microwave radiation from wireless technology, he experiences severe headaches, accompanied with vomiting, extreme fatigue, insomnia and now night terrors. For the past 4 years he has been shuffling between three different School Districts to avoid the mandatory exposure, which School Officials have decided, is ‘crucial’ to teach the curriculum. 
 
Around April 2012, Tyler, who was then 7 years old and in Grade 2, started coming home with severe headaches that corresponded with increasing fatigue and sleeping difficulties. The first few times Tyler was asked to place his finger where it hurt and he would touch the top of his head. But later, as the headaches increasingly became worse to the point of nausea, Tyler was unable to touch the pain, stating it was in the middle of his head. 

After many weeks of taking Advil and Tylenol to alleviate severe pain in his head, we knew something was seriously wrong. We were discussing the problem with some parents on the school ground and discovered a Wi-Fi router had been installed in the school just weeks before. 

Tyler’s pediatrician requested that Tyler return to school with the Wi-Fi transmitter turned off so he could start a process of elimination to see if the Wi-Fi was giving Tyler the headaches. Our request to the first School District was denied. We were told they couldn’t turn the Wi-Fi off, even though they weren’t using it, because it would set a precedent. If they turned it off for us they would have to turn it off for everyone. 

Tyler was unable to complete grade two with his friends and we were dismissed from the first School District.
For the next 4 years Tyler was moved around within Victoria and Saanich School District and he has now graduated into Middle School where we were assured that there was only 25% coverage. We were told he would be placed as far away from the Wi-Fi routers as possible so he could attend school with his friends.

On Friday Sept. 11, I received call to pick Tyler up because he had a severe headache. Tyler suffered through the long drive home and immediately went to bed to see if he could alleviate his pain. He started vomiting around 5:00 pm and his headache carried on until he finally fell asleep around 8:00 pm that evening.

Throughout that time Tyler was given the recommended doses of Tylenol and Advil as per his doctor instructions but nothing seems to alleviate his pain. 

These headaches are debilitating, excruciatingly painful and the longer he is exposed the more severe his headache, nausea, extreme fatigue and insomnia will be. Unfortunately with electro- hypersensitivity (EHS) avoidance is the only answer. 

We were assured there was only 25% Wi-Fi coverage in Royal Oak Middle School as per the policy 3120 where in fact the school has 100% coverage and able to download 30 laptops from a commercial Wi-Fi router three classrooms away. We were never informed about the Front Row Audio System emitting microwave radiation on another radio frequency and how the students were encouraged to use their cell phones in class. 

Now Tyler has suffered 8 injuries this year alone from the accumulative and prolonged exposure to the Microwave Radiation from two different frequencies. 

As a temporary solution Tyler was pulled out of his homeroom and placed in a separate room downstairs. Tyler was really upset, frustrated and angry about being downstairs for 5 hours a day with no contact with any of his peers. He feels he was dumped downstairs and forgotten, left there to do his work on his own. He was frustrated that he can go a day or two with out even having anyone checking on him to see how he’s doing. 

Imagine, being 11 years old and your only social contact with your peer’s is in a school setting, but you are isolated in a room by yourself. Tyler really wants to be back in a classroom with his peers, to have the teacher in the room to actually teach him and to ask questions when help is needed like all other grade 6 students.
He has now lost contact with all his friends. 

Tyler enters and exits the school as quickly as possible, keeping his head down to avoid eye contact in fear of being questioned about the situation. Tyler has expressed feelings of embarrassment, humiliation, loneliness, anxiety and is losing hope of ever finding a school where he can make friends. Tyler is a shy, gentle boy who just wants to be accepted by his friends and be a part of the school community, something he has yet to experience. 

As part of the school experience students have an opportunity to meet socially and form friendships with others who have common interests. Tyler has a fundamental right to participate and socialize with his peer group and have the opportunity to build life skills that include communication, cooperation, and teammanship. These foundational components help to form a person into their adulthood and extend long beyond school years. Tyler has yet to experience a sense of connectedness and school community that is so crucial for his academic and adult life. 

As of April 20th 2016, Tyler has been attending school for 1-1⁄2 hours on Wednesdays in the room downstairs with a teacher one on one. The rest of the week he is sitting at home when he should be participating in activities with his friends at school. 

Tyler initially was so excited about attending Middle School this year only to have his expectations crushed. 

Every attempt to attend school has resulted in another painful injury from the microwave radiation that blankets the inside of the school. Tyler should be provided with reasonable accommodation, affording him inclusion and dignity while building his self-esteem and personal growth, but sadly he has only experienced the burden of isolation. 

Tyler has the right to access public education in a safe learning environment free of known carcinogens, especially when safer hard-wired connections to the Internet already exist. 

On June 22, 2016, our appeal to the Board of Trustees in the Saanich School District to turn off one Wi-Fi transmitter, the Front Row Audio System and set of policy of no “Cell Phone Use During School Hours” in one section of the school and no cost to the school, was denied and dismissed. 

Tyler has nowhere to go to school for Grade 7.