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MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9

EMAIL address for letters to BCUC: commission.secretary@bcuc.com
Smart Meter Class Action postings, in chronological order, are HERE.
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Apr 23
2014

REFUGIUM

"The following guest editorial about smart meters was written by John Ranns, the longtime Mayor of the District of Metchosin on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Mayor Ranns wrote this guest editorial in November 2013 and submitted it for publication to theVictoria Times-Colonist and subsequently to other major newspapers in British Columbia. When his secretary followed up with the Victoria Times-Colonist about the status of his submission, the newspaper said it would not be publishing the piece because the piece was not topical. Mayor Ranns received no other replies from major media, and ultimately no major media outlets published his piece.

"Read for yourself the opinion that British Columbia's news outlets saw unfit to print. . . .




Apr 23
2014

EVENT: What Do You Know About Today's Wireless World? (VICTORIA)

Presented by Doctors for Safer Schools for Sooke Parents' Education Advisory Council (SPEAC)- Thursday, May 8, 2014

Teachers, Parents and Students All Welcome.




Apr 20
2014

Mobile phone radiation leads to oxidation in cells (UKRAINE)

PRESS RELEASE: Group of Ukrainian scientists assesses available studies on ROS

This report reviewed 80 studies and found 76 that confirmed that even low levels of RF exposure can do serious harm, especially to DNA.

It is time to demand that the authorities implement the precautionary principle and remove Wi-Fi from schools and smart meters from homes. Our Public Health authority needs to finally admit that the evidence of harm calls for immediate action.




Apr 19
2014

" . . . Last year, California's Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was required after an investigation to pay $390,000 to the state's General Fund after it was discovered that they were spying on anti-smart meter activist groups.

"Imagine if AT&T set out to install FCC-regulated cell network repeaters on everyone's rooftops -- all homes in the US -- without permission or compensation. That they just went out and did it, in the interest of improving their network coverage, and improving their for-profit bottom line," Josh del Sol, a researcher and director of a documentary titled "Take Back Your Power," said to FoxNews.com. "Pretty ridiculous, right? This is theft, and if they were a government agency it would be an obvious violation of the latter part of the Fifth Amendment in addition to the Fourth."

"How, pray tell, are utilities able to get away with what amounts to the exact same thing," he added. "They [power utilities] would say that 'they have easement,' but does this easement include the right to broadcast an FCC-regulated microwave transmitter on your home, taking your private property to do so, for their benefit, and without your consent?" . . . 




Apr 18
2014

Rogers rolls out more powerful 700 MHz wireless spectrum in 3 cities

Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto: Company paid $3.3B for spectrum in federal auction earlier this year

Vancouver: north to Pender, south to Howe; east to Beach and west to Broughton; parts of Barclay to Georgia; Denman to Lost Lagoon.

Calgary: 10th Avenue S.W. to Prince's Island Park and 11th Street S.W. to First Street S.W.

Toronto: west to Yonge east to the DVP; north to Rosedale Valley Rd. (just north of Bloor) and south to Carlton.

"The company will be rolling out the spectrum gradually on its high-speed LTE network across the country, in both urban and rural areas. . . . 

"The federal government earned $5.27 billion from the auction of 97 licences for the coveted 700-megahertz spectrum, which was previously used for over-the-air analog TV signals . . . .

PETITION




Apr 14
2014

Scientists Speak Out

C4ST - RSC Conflicted Review of Safety Code 6 Released

Two Scientists Break Silence on "Major Flaws" in Royal Society's Recent Report on Safety of Cell Phones and Towers, Smart Meters and Wi-Fi -

C4ST - CNW - April 14, 2014:

OTTAWA, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Two peer reviewers involved in this month's Royal Society report on wireless safety say the results cannot be trusted, because the Panel ignored evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to humans.

 

The scientific reviewers also said key panelists were in conflict of interest as they regularly accept funding from wireless and energy companies.

 

One of the reviewers, Dr. Martin Blank, holds two PhD's and has published more than 200 papers at Columbia University on the health effects of wireless radiation. The other reviewer, Dr. Anthony Miller MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

 

Both say the Royal Society panel ignored scientific evidence published over the past five years. As peer reviewers, they noted some panelists were conflicted and others lacked sufficient expertise.

 

"The Royal Society panel has failed in its obligation to the public," said Dr. Miller. "It ignored recent evidence that wireless radiation is a probable carcinogen." 

 

Dr. Miller said he is most concerned about involuntary exposure, such as children exposed to Wi-Fi in schools.

 

Dr. Blank said the Royal Society dismissed definitive studies that prove wireless radiation causes harm to human cells, including sperm cells when men carry phones in their pockets.

 

"We don't need further study to lower safety limits," said Dr. Blank.  "There is already enough evidence to recommend lower limits for wireless radiation in Canada."

 

The Royal Society's panel has been mired in controversy. Last summer, the original Chair resigned after a conflict of interest was exposed in the media. The Royal Society promised to publish the remaining scientists' conflicts in its final report, but did not.

 

SOURCE Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST)

 

For further information: Background: www.C4ST.org/break-silence, Interviews: media@c4st.org, PH: 705-444-9662

From: "Canadians For Safe Technology" <info@c4st.org>
Sent: 
Monday, April 14, 2014 6:29:28 AM
Subject: RSC Peer Reviewers Break Their Silence




Apr 14
2014

C4ST Press Release: Scientists Break Silence on RSC Report

Two Scientists Break Silence on "Major Flaws" in Royal Society's Recent Report on Safety of Cell Phones, Cell Towers and Wi-Fi

"Ottawa - Two peer reviewers involved in this month's Royal Society report on wireless safety say the results cannot be trusted, because the Panel ignored evidence that wireless radiation is harmful to humans.

"The scientific reviewers also said key panelists were in conflict of interest as they regularly accept funding from wireless and energy companies.

"One of the reviewers, Dr. Martin Blank, holds two PhD's and has published more than 200 papers at Columbia University on the health effects of wireless radiation. The other reviewer, Dr. Anthony Miller MD, is Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.

"Both say the Royal Society panel ignored scientific evidence published over the past five years. As peer reviewers, they noted some panelists were conflicted and others lacked sufficient expertise.

"The Royal Society panel has failed in its obligation to the public," said Dr. Miller. "It ignored recent evidence that wireless radiation is a probable carcinogen." . . .




Apr 14
2014

Frank Clegg (C4ST) re Health Canada and Safety Code 6

Interview on Newstalk 1290 CJBK - London Ontario, April 12, 2014

Following the publication of the RSC Review of Health Canada's Safety Code 6, Frank Clegg speaks to Andy Oudman and Pam Killeen on Newstalk 1290 and explains why he's unhappy with the "rubber stamp" that the RSC has given, and what is next . . . .

INTERVIEW




Apr 14
2014

"What's New" BioInitiative Working Group Announces new feature

BioInitiative 2012 - A Rationale for Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation

The BioInitiative Working Group is pleased to announce a new feature on this website called 'What's New'. From time to time, we will post new information that is of interest to our readers. This may include updated technical chapters, BioInitiative Working Group expert comments on scientific reviews, perspective pieces and individual commentaries, letters and press releases from the BioInitiative Working Group and important new developments on electromagnetic radiation issues.

  • In March and April, 2014, we updated four sections of the BioInitiative 2012 Report. 
  • Updated Research Summaries




Apr 11
2014

  • Civil Lawsuit - Class Action Application 
  • BC Human Rights Class Action 
  • Why has it been so long since the last newsletter???

NB: The third page of this newsletter, broadcast widely to individuals who have subscribed to it, is missing in this online post.  FYI, below is the important information contained in that portion of the April newsletter.  To subscribe, see the application located at the bottom of the sidebar to the right side of every page of the website.


BC Utilities Hearings on Opt Out Charges

We have been participating in the BC Utilities Hearings ongoing, and encourage those with analogue or non-RF smart meter to wait for the decision on opt out charge which we expect in the coming weeks. We can look to the Fortis decision by the BCUC which allowed Fortis to charged $9 per month, $18 bi-monthly, for a non-RF smart meter which choice is available to all its customers without discrimination, residential or commercial. While we believe that real choice must include the safe and secure analogue meter, we can look to this decision to gauge the kind of opt out fee which BC Hydro will be allowed to charge. We believe that the $35 monthly fee was set at such a high rate specifically to intimidate and remove as much opposition as quickly as possible. BC LIberals are expert at manipulating the public and finding ways to avoid real democratic process in the pursuit of their nefarious goals. We expect that those who have paid the $35 extortion fee/blackmail payment will receive a credit or refund once BCUC sets the actual rate in the near future.


Letter from Dr. Devra Davis to President Obama on Wireless Risks 

Read the Open Letter HERE http://ehtrust.org/open-letter-to-obama-about-wireless-radiation/

Dr. Davis' career has spanned all areas of academia, public policy and scientific research. President Clinton appointed the Honorable Dr. Davis to the newly established Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, and as the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the USA, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, WHO, and World Bank, and served as a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the US National Toxicology Program.

Her new book "Disconnect" selected by TIME magazine as a top pick, provides shocking detail about wireless radiation and your health. More and more "heavyweight" scientists are speaking out against wireless exposure as an unconscionable risk to our young people.

Children's Safety - iPAD FIPAD! Learn the Truth in this Flyer 
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Parents-for-Safe-Schools-FLYER-re-iPads,87,3776


AND THE LAST WORD GOES TO THE AMAZING AND WONDERFUL DR. OLLE JOHANSSON!

Dr. Olle Johansson, Neuroscientist, Speaks To and For All of Us

This is one of the most complete and easy to understand lectures by a truly independent (no industry funding) scientific expert on the risks of microwave radiofrequency radiation, giving you the "why and what" of exposure. Easy to understand, easy to share, good for medical doctors and general public for quick learning. Please take the time to watch and share.

Dr. Johansson, Karolinska Institute, "Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields" 
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/Health-Effects-of-Electromagnetic-Fields--a-Neuroscientists-views,16,3754

Thanks so much, Olle!!!!




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