Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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Due to Citizen Proposition: Plan of Action to Win At Local Level!
Texans United Against Smart Meters reported on May 13, 2013:
"GREAT NEWS! In Brady, Texas - Proposition 27 WON! This allows utility customers to refuse installation or request removal of any product or service you deem harmful to your person, property or privacy at not charge for removal or future surcharge and utilities must be replaced back to prior condition. The people of Brady did this using 9.004 Texas Local Government Code - This is a not only a huge win for Brady, but all of TEXAS! WE CAN BEAT THESE METERS! The people spoke strongly in favor of this choice: 567 to 209 Sheila Hemphill was instrumental in getting these propositions on the ballot.
Every proposition that preserved our Constitutional rights-WON! Our sovereignty over our homes - WON! For interested parties, you need to find out when your City Charter can be revised, how many registered voters you have - it takes 5% or 20,000 whichever is less, that's just 100 locations getting 200 signatures - no big deal. Stay tuned, may see if we can get a conference call together for interested parties!"
and Starting Earlier Than Ever Before
From an article published in ScienceDaily May 10, 2013:
"Professor Colin Pritchard's latest research published in journal Public Health has found that the sharp rise of dementia and other neurological deaths in people under 74 cannot be put down to the fact that we are living longer. The rise is because a higher proportion of old people are being affected by such conditions -- and what is really alarming, it is starting earlier and affecting people under 55 years."
"When asked what he thought caused the increases he replied, 'This has to be speculative but it cannot be genetic because the period is too short. Whilst there will be some influence of more elderly people, it does not account for the earlier onset; the differences between countries nor the fact that more women have been affected, as their lives have changed more than men's over the period, all indicates multiple environmental factors. Considering the changes over the last 30 years -- the explosion in electronic devices, rises in background non-ionising radiation- PC's, micro waves, TV's, mobile phones; road and air transport up four-fold increasing background petro-chemical pollution; chemical additives to food etc. There is no one factor rather the likely interaction between all these environmental triggers, reflecting changes in other conditions. For example, whilst cancer deaths are down substantially, cancer incidence continues to rise; levels of asthma are un-precedented; the fall in male sperm counts -- the rise of auto-immune diseases -- all point to life-style and environmental influences. These "statistics" are about real people and families, and we need to recognise that there is an "epidemic" that clearly is influenced by environmental and societal changes.'"
To read the full article, click "Read On".
to discuss issues, schooling choices, white zones and safe places
Victor (based in British Columbia, Canada) has set up a new discussion board on the internet. Victor recently shared the following announcement:
The EHS community has been lacking a web forum to discuss issues, schooling choices, white zones and safe places. RF levels in the cities have gradually been increasing while safety standards have been slow to change although recognition of the concerns have become more widely known.
Most of our discussions occur through email. Responding to a request, I have setup an internet discussion board called EHS CONNECT for our community to discuss our particular issues and concerns. You may visit the forum by clicking on this link: EHSconnect.boardhost.com
The forum is searchable and provides a consistent location for information to be archived and forwarded to others for easy reference. This removes some risk in forwarding emails and addresses some privacy concerns during email discussions.
If you think of new forum categories that should be included in the forum, do let me know and I will consider it. It is a meeting place for like minded individuals to support each other. As with anything else, the forum will only be as good as the people who make up the forum.
Please drop in for a visit and if you recognize the value in such a forum, kindly forward its link to others who may benefit from it.
for concluding that radiation from cellular and cordless phones is a probable human carcinogen
From the Abstract in the journal Pathophysiology:
"Many nations, phone manufacturers, and expert groups, advise prevention in light of these concerns by taking the simple precaution of 'distance' to minimize exposures to the brain and body. We note than brain cancer is the proverbial 'tip of the iceberg'; the rest of the body is also showing effects other than cancers."
The full text of the article mentions the view about changing classification of RF-EMF (electromagetic radiation from wireless devices) to a "probable human carcinogen".
Click "Read On" to see the full Abstract.
Martin Blank, PhD / Kerry Crofton, PhD / Katharina Gustavs, Cert. EOH
Martin Blank, PhD
Special Lecturer in Physiology and Cellular Biophysics 1968-2011
Associate Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics Columbia University
Crofton, PhD - is on the advisory board
called Doctors for Safer Schools with Stephen
Sinatra, MD, FACC. and Brendan Montano, MD. the medical director.
Katharina Gustavs, Cert. EOH - Building Biology Environmental Consultant IBN at Rainbow Consulting
British Columbia Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils - Resolution includes Rationale with Links
May 3, 2013
Be it resolved that
BCCPAC calls on Boards of Education:
1. to provide on/off switches to WiFi routers;
2. to establish a protocol of use that
(i) WiFi routers and WiFi/3G functions of computers/laptops/tablets are to be turned on only when they are
needed for access to the internet via the wireless network; and
(ii) Bluetooth function is to be turned on only if it is needed for accessing other Bluetooth-enabled devices.
3. to observe safety warnings and follow safety instructions in the user manual of iPad by reducing the duration of use under wireless mode and keeping the iPads away from the students' bodies.
1. and 2.(i) are for schools in which WiFi has been installed.
2.(i) and 2.(ii) are for all schools with computers, laptops and tablets that have WiFi/3G/Bluetooth functions.
3. is for schools in which iPads are used.
two-sided, one-page flyer for distribution - includes Member Registration Form with instructions
To communicate the information necessary to join the Class Action Lawsuit against BC Hydro, the following handout is now ready for public distribution. Feel free to run it off and distribute as needed.
Necessary to join Class Action Lawsuit against BC Hydro
To be sent as indicated on the downloaded REGISTRATION FORM below:
1. I am a member of Citizens for Safe Technology Society ("CSTS") or I hereby apply to become a member of
2. I have read the Notice of Class Action Lawsuit against BC Hydro Invitation for Participation issued by CSTS ("the Invitation").
3. I wish to be included in the class on whose behalf the above-referenced litigation is to be brought, as described in the Invitation ("the Class").
4. I endorse and authorize a representative plaintiff of the Class on the condition that he/she authorize CSTS to administer the class action and to retain and instruct counsel to bring the class action on behalf of the plaintiff and on behalf of all members of the class, including me.
5. I meet the criteria for inclusion in the Class. In particular:
a. I have indicated to BC Hydro in writing (by way of letter or signage) that I do not accept the installation / operation of a wireless smart meter at my home for reasons that include health concerns.
b. I have circled below which of i, ii, iii, or iv has occurred:
i. Notwithstanding my written communication referred to above, BC Hydro proceeded to install and operate a wireless smart meter at my home.
ii. Notwithstanding my written communication referred to above, I have received information from BC Hydro setting out its intention to install a wireless smart meter at my home.
iii. BC Hydro has cut off its supply of power to my home as a consequence of my refusal to allow the installation of a wireless smart meter at my home.
iv. BC Hydro has indicated its intention to cut off its supply of power to my home as a consequence of my refusal to allow the installation of a wireless smart meter at my home.
c. At all times during the above-referenced occurrences, I have been a customer of BC Hydro at a residence which I ordinarily occupy.
Further, we invite those individuals who meet the above-referenced class definition to make a suggested donation of $100 or more to finance the legal fees, together with a suggested donation of $50 for advertising, administration, website services and CSTS membership purposes for participation in this action. Suggested donation for participation being $150.
We need your correspondence with us to be in writing. Please complete this
Class Action Registration Form by printing out the form, filling in each
section carefully, and mailing it to the address below with your donation by
cheque payable to the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters: . . .
CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ANNOUNCED to media
Notice of Class Action Lawsuit Against BC Hydro INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION
Citizens for Safe Technology Society & Coalition to Stop Smart Meters - April 29, 2013
BC Hydro is a crown utility, an arm of the provincial government that is reaching into the private space of our domestic environment and imposing choices on us that raise serious health concerns.
The World Health Organization/IARC has classified wireless radiofrequency radiation, such as that from BC Hydro's Smart Meters, as a class 2B possible human carcinogen. Regardless, BC Hydro continues to impose, at our residences, the operation of these devices on a 24/7 basis.
BC Hydro's conduct constitutes a violation of our autonomy and our right to determine what potentially harmful emissions do or do not occur from within our own domestic environment; our right to be free from physical intrusion by the state.
Active plans are in effect to advance this position before the Courts by way of a class action. We invite participation in the action, subject to Court approval, by individuals that meet all three of the following criteria: . . .
Class Action Member REGISTRATION FORM
BC HYDRO CUTS POWER FOR REFUSING A SMART METER
BC Hydro has taken the draconian step of cutting off power to a customer who refused to accept a wireless smart meter.
Last May, a Hydro customer had a wireless smart meter installed on her home despite her refusal. This person suffers from electro-sensitivity and, as a consequence of the radiofrequency radiation emitted by the wireless smart meter, her health began to deteriorate.
Despite pleading for months with Hydro to remove the wireless meter and to re-install the analog meter; they refused. Finally, with her health in jeopardy, she ordered a non- radiating analog meter from a company in the US that provides calibrated, tested meters to utility companies. With the supervision of a certified electrician the analog was installed, and the wireless smart meter was returned to Hydro.
When Hydro advised that the analog was not approved by Canadian agencies, the customer located a Canadian analog meter that met all the requirements and then asked Hydro to install it. Hydro refused, ignored her health condition and insisted that she must accept a wireless smart meter or they would cut her power.
On April 17, 2013, Hydro followed through with its threats and cut off its supply of power to her home.
Hydro's conduct constitutes a violation of our autonomy and our right to determine what potentially harmful emissions do or do not occur from within our own domestic environment; our right to be free from physical intrusion by the state.
Due to Hydro's actions over the last 2 years, culminating with its cessation of service to a customer for refusing to allow the installation of a wireless smart meter, the Citizens for Safe Technology Society and the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters are filing a class action lawsuit.
We invite participation in the action, subject to Court approval. Further information on the class action and criteria to join can be found at:
www.citizensforsafetechnology.org and www.stopsmartmetersbc.ca
Class Action Member REGISTRATION FORM
Notice of Class Action Lawsuit Against BC Hydro - Invitation for Participation
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
Click the button above to sign our online petition to return to hardwired computers in schools.
Click the button above to sign our online petition against Smart Meters in British Columbia.
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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