Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi Action Kit
This Wi-Fi "Action Kit" offers an essential collection of informative, useful and active ways for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and other concerned citizens to tackle the wireless issue in homes, schools and communities.
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C4ST - Do YOUR Riding's Candidates Care?
In June 2015 the Conservatives, Liberals, and NDP on the Parliamentary Health Committee unanimously voted to educate and protect Canadians from the growing concern around wireless radiation.
Does your candidate care?
We are asking all candidates running for Member of Parliament, if elected, to agree to support efforts to work with Health Canada and other appropriate agencies and organizations to:
• 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. (see official HESA recommendation)
• Investigate, and potentially adopt, measures taken in other countries to limit the exposure of vulnerable populations, including infants, and young children in the school environment to radiofrequencies. (see official HESA recommendation)
• Improve the testing, diagnosis, treatment and data collection regarding electromagnetic hypersensitivity and its possible impact on health in the workplace. (see official HESA recommendation)
• Establish a system to report potential adverse reactions to radiofrequency fields. (see official HESA recommendation)
SEE ALL 12 RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE PARLIMENTARY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH (HESA)
Grassroots Environmental Education, Virtual Strategy Magazine, Mar 24, 2015
Teachers are Urged to Avoid Prolonged Contact and Turn Off Wireless Functions When Possible
An environmental health non-profit organization has issued a set of science-based guidelines for school teachers and administrators who are using wireless technologies in school classrooms. Based on peer-reviewed studies that link wireless radiation with neurological symptoms, the Guidelines urge teachers to limit exposures in classrooms to wireless radiation from routers, tablets and laptops. The Guidelines were delivered to a meeting of the Health and Safety Conference of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on March 14th.
"There's a rush to make every classroom in America a wireless classroom, on the presumption that wireless radiation is completely safe," says Patricia Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, which created the Guidelines based on input from researchers, medical professionals and radiation experts. "But the weight of scientific evidence pointing to potential health impacts, not only for students, but for teachers, especially pregnant teachers, should compel us to take a precautionary approach. It's just common sense."
Recent studies at Yale University and other institutions around the world have demonstrated significant biological effects from exposure to wireless radiation. In one recent study, pregnant mice exposed to radiation from a cell phone had offspring that exhibited symptoms similar to ADHD in children. Many other studies have also reported behavioral abnormalities resulting from exposure to wireless radiation.
"A growing body of science is indicating links between exposure to wireless radiation and health impacts including neurological deficits and neurobehavioral disorders," says Joel Moskowitz, Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley. "These guidelines will help reduce microwave radiation exposure among students and teachers. I recommend every teacher in the nation pay attention to them."
"We have enough evidence to justify taking action and we are not willing to wait until our members, their children and the students suffer health consequences from not doing anything," says Paul Pecorale, Vice President of NYSUT. "The history of occupational disease shows the devastating consequences of doing just that. We think that following these simple, common-sense Guidelines makes sense for schools districts, their staff and students."
The Guidelines can be accessed at http://grassrootsinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Safer-Guidelines.pdf
A list of independent, peer-reviewed science studies supporting this concern is located at http://grassrootsinfo.org/emerging-science-on-wireless-radiation/
Grassroots Environmental Education is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York with a mission to inform the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health, and the seeks to empower individuals to act as catalysts for change within their own communities. More information is available on the organization's web site, www.GrassrootsInfo.org.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/guidelines-for-safer-use-of-wireless-technology-in-classrooms-published-300054729.html.
For more information about Wi-Fi in Schools see:
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
News Releases: http://pressroom.prlog.org/jmm716/
Emerging Science on Wireless Radiation
Child centred USA: includes links to other websites
ONGOING - Create a Mechanism for Canadians to Report Adverse Reactions to Wireless Radiation
The Standing Committee of Health (2010) report obtained recommended that:
Health Canada ensure that it has a process in place to receive and respond to reports of adverse reactions to electromagnetic radiation emitting devices.
In this document obtained by C4ST under the Access to Information Act, the memo from Health Canada to the Minister of Health states:
"HC does not support the recommendation to establish an adverse reaction reporting process specifically for RF exposures."
Help us encourage Health Minister Ambrose to follow the Parliamentary Committee recommendations by gathering signatures on the below petition to be presented in the House of Commons.
To be delivered to BC Provincial Health Office - ONGOING
This resolution is intended to address the concerns of citizens regarding the escalating growth of wireless radiation in British Columbia. We invite the signatures of medical health professionals and researchers who wish to join with us in bringing attention to the hazards of electromagnetic radiation.
Hello Fellow Citizens:
As citizens of British Columbia, we have created a British Columbia Resolution on the Proliferation of Electromagnetic Radiation and we are requesting your support. The resolution is at the address below. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/the-british-columbia-1
The purpose of the resolution is to force our Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall to take action to implement the precautionary principle...rather than continuing on his current course of willful blindness and denial. It will ultimately be delivered to the British Columbia Provincial Health Office.
We are seeking the signatures of medical and other health professionals as well as all concerned citizens. Beneath the signature panel there is space to add comments... your comments are especially useful to us and welcomed.
We request your consideration towards signing our resolution. If you know of others that may be interested in supporting this initiative, we would appreciate you forwarding this email to them.
Thank you for your time, and good luck in fighting this fight that we must win...at any cost.
Ron Gordon Maple Ridge BC
"When injustice becomes institutionalized, resistance becomes a duty."
Whereas the population of the Province of British Columbia is not currently protected by effective and authoritative guidelines or regulations governing exposure to involuntary or incidental, non-thermal, electromagnetic radiation in their homes and public places, the British Columbia, Canada, organization - Citizens for Safe Technology - in collaboration with the undersigned, hereby passes the following Resolution.
AVAAZ Community Petition - Ongoing Reminder from February 2015
Dr. Lennart Hardell's recent study on glioma has been evaluated using the Hill viewpoints and is powerful enough to classify RF-EMF as a Group 1 carcinogen. "Conclusions Based on Hill's viewpoints and his discussion on how these issues should be used, the conclusion of this review is that glioma and acoustic neuroma are caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones. According to the IARC Preamble (54), the classification should be group 1, i.e., "the agent is carcinogenic to humans", and urgent revision of current guidelines for exposure is needed."
"Stop downplaying the health effects and cancer risks from RF EMF radiation! Please move Radio Frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from Class 2b "Possible Human Carcinogen" to Class 1, "Carcinogenic to Humans" now! There is enough cancer, illness and death around the world due to these emissions in addition to an overwhelming body of science showing cancer amongst other very serious health effects, all from this ubiquitously propagated but deadly RF radiation to warrant this increase in classification! Stop playing with the planet's health and life!! Move this radiation to Class 1 now!
"Due to the relationship with survival the classification of IARC is strengthened and RF-EMF should be regarded as human carcinogen requiring urgent revision of current exposure guidelines." Dr. Lennart Hardell, Swedish Oncologist, MD PhD, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden."
Create a Mechanism for Canadians to Report Adverse Reactions to Wireless Radiation
"The Standing Committee of Health (2010) report . . . obtained recommended that:
"Health Canada ensure that it has a process in place to receive and respond to reports of adverse reactions to electromagnetic radiation emitting devices.
"In this document obtained by C4ST under the Access to Information Act, the memo from Health Canada to the Minister of Health states: "HC does not support the recommendation to establish an adverse reaction reporting process specifically for RF exposures."
"Help us encourage Health Minister Ambrose to follow the Parliamentary Committee recommendations by gathering signatures on the below petition to be presented in the House of Commons.
Wireless Radiation Reporting - House of Commons Sitting 209 (English)
Published on 22 Jun 2015
Councillor Josh Matlow Brings Back his Proposal for Wi-Fi in Toronto Parks
The result at City Council is that Council voted to NOT hear the item, i.e., that the item would have to go to Committee.
July 8th's outcome means that Council decided the item should go through a Committee process before Council debates/votes on it. And at Committee meetings, there's usually an opportunity for anyone to make an in-person 3- or 5-minute (or whatever length is decided) presentation on any agenda item--whereas, when an item is directly at the main City Council, there are NO in-person presentations allowed (only the written submissions).
If the item appears at Committee, then that's also another opportunity to make more written submissions, this time addressed/sent to the Committee. Most likely, the existing written submissions carry forward as background materials. After the Committee Meeting hears the item, debates or not, and votes on it, then they would pass the item on to Council along with the Committee's recommendation (by their vote), along with all the background materials.
Then there would be another opportunity for more written submissions to Council, and then at Council Meeting, they would debate (or not) and vote on whether or not the item proceeds or is concluded. Council doesn't have to vote the same way as the Committee vote; technically, the Committee vote is only a recommendation to Council.
Sometimes there are exceptions, but that remains to be seen.
Thanks to everyone who sent in a submission. Watch for the next submission deadline and opportunity to make in-person presentations re this item at Committee.
Previously . . .
Motion for WiFi in Toronto Parks is BACK!
Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow has renewed his proposal for WiFi coverage in Toronto parks and public places. His first attempt at this in 2013 was rightfully rejected by the Government Management Committee after they heard from the public regarding the health concerns with the proposal.
It appears this time Councillor Matlow is taking a different route: bringing his motion directly to City Council (where public speakers aren't allowed) and quietly attempting to have the motion passed. The motion was posted on the City of Toronto's website on Thursday July 2nd and will be voted on Tuesday July 7th where City Council will have the option of rejecting it, sending it to the Economic Development Committee, or passing it themselves!
Please submit your comments and concerns to the Toronto clerk by midnight, Sunday July 5th to be recorded into the public record, and presented to City Council on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, July 7th, this motion is being brought directly to Toronto City Council, who will have the option of rejecting it, sending it to the Economic Development Committee, or passing it themselves.
Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow is at it again with his renewed proposal for WiFi coverage across Toronto parks and public places. You are receiving this notice as you participated by submitting your concerns in 2013 when Councillor Matlow's proposal was rightfully rejected by the Government Management Committee. Re-cap of round 1 can be found HERE. It appears this time around Councillor Matlow is taking a different route bringing his motion directly to the Economic Development Committee, avoiding delegations and quietly attempting to have the motion passed. The motion was posted on the City of Toronto's website on Thursday July 2nd, and will be voted on Tuesday July 7th.
See Councillor Matlow's Motion for WiFi in Toronto's Parks HERE.
We are asking you to please resubmit your original submission and/or additional documents and concerns to be recorded in the public record on this renewed motion. Our only chance at this point of derailing Councillor Matlow's motion is to flood the clerks with submissions, showing the Government Management Committee there are serious public concerns regarding this proposal.
Your submission must be received by the clerk by Sunday July 5th at midnight.
Thank you for your attention and commitment to blocking this ongoing proposal.
Links, FAQ, updates, ElectroSENSITIVITY reported symptoms
This is a generic double-sided card that can be distributed as needed.
They can be handed out as is, but there is a small white space to write shareable personal contact information (e-mail or phone number) if desired/useful.
WiFi Radiation - Dangers of WiFi - See It Measured
This excellent video provides a simple, yet profound lesson on how to turn off WiFi effectively, and what steps must be taken to assure that you will not be "wi-fried".
The radio frequency radiation being transmitted from your wireless router or modem is extremely toxic and detrimental to your health. Notice how high the measurements are on the RF meter! Most of us are living and working in this type of RF radiation exposure every single day and night. The fix, or remediation is simple. Plug your modem or router into your computer using an Ethernet connection (hardwire), and "disable" the wireless function on your modem or router. This is very important for the health and safety of all those in your home or office. If you need to use the wireless function, then turn it on for a short time, do your task or watch your movie, then disable it once again. Never leave your wireless internet on all night as it will cause sleep disturbances which lead to even worse health issues. The fix is simple! Ethernet cord and disable the wireless function.
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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