• Scientists Speak Out
  • RSC SC6 Rubber Stamp
  • Public Consultation Underway on Industry Canada’s Tower Citing Protocol
  • Dr. Anthony Miller
  • Safety Code 6
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  • Scientists Speak Out

    On April 1st, 2014 the Royal Society of Canada submitted its Review of Safety Code 6. Despite selecting highly conflicted academics to its review panel, and having to replace three of them after a conflict of interest was exposed in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, the panel went ahead with its report. Now two of the Report's official peer reviewers have stepped forward to say something is amiss.

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  • RSC Recommends “NO
    SIGNIFICANT CHANGE”
    to Safety Code 6

    The Royal Society of Canada has released it’s industry conflicted review of SC6.

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  • Consultation on Amendments to IC’s Antenna Tower Siting Procedures
    Until March 31st, 2014 Industry Canada is accepting comments and suggestions to the update of CPC-2-0-03 cellular tower and antenna citing procedures. This is every Canadians chance to have their voice heard. Learn More »
  • RF Exposure Should
    Be A Class 2A Carcinogen

    Dr Anthony Miller, a cancer epidemiologist from the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health presents to Toronto Council that RF exposure should be classified as a 2A (probable carcinogen), not a 2B (possible carcinogen)

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  • Safety Code 6

    The guidelines for exposure limits to the human body in Canada is called Safety Code 6. Problem is it does not measure biological effects, leaving all Canadians at the mercy of industry…

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  • C4ST Needs You!

    We are looking for representation in all 308 MP ridings across our great country. Stand out in your community by standing up for them, and the health of every Canadian by joining our devoted team of volunteers. We are looking for individuals who are concerned about elevating personal and public safety by becoming the main liaison between your Member of Parliament and C4ST’s executive.

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Cell Tower
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Communities across Canada are being faced with unwelcome and unwanted cellular towers in their neighborhoods. All allowed under Safety Code 6 guidelines.

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RSC SC6
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Health Canada

The Royal Society of Canada recommends “NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE” to Safety Code 6. The RSC has released it’s industry conflicted review of SC6.

Safety
Code 6

Safety Code 6

Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 is meant to ensure that public exposures fall within acceptable guidelines, but are they sufficient?

WiFi School
Conflicts

WiFi School Conflicts

School Boards across Canada who are endangering our youth by choosing to hide behind Safety Code 6, and provide WiFi in their schools.

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  • Federal Wi-Fi Safety Report is Deeply Flawed, Say Experts

    Federal Wi-Fi Safety Report is Deeply Flawed, Say Experts

    A new review of Health Canada's safety standards for radiofrequency devices, including Wi-Fi and cellphones, is deeply flawed due to the authors' conflicts of interest and lack of expertise, say two scientists. The Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) Expert Panel Report on the Review of Safety Code 6: Potential Health Risks of Radiofrequency Fields endorses current safety standards while calling for more research. The RSC invited the two scientists to peer review the report.

    The RSC's eight-member panel "actively blinded themselves to vital evidence," says Martin Blank, an expert on the effects of electromagnetic radiation and special lecturer at the Columbia University Medical...

  • Frank Clegg on 1290 AM CJBK, London ON (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.
  • How will Health Canada deal with RSC Review and Canadians?

    How will Health Canada deal with RSC Review and Canadians? Source - Chris Oakley
    Canada's Royal Society (equivalent to the US' National Academies of Science) has just completed an evaluation of the county's safety standards for wireless devices like Wi-Fi and cellphones. The review, done at the behest of Health Canada, concludes that the existing standards appear sufficient, and there's no clear evidence of any risks posed by lower exposure. But the repport suggests that the government has done a poor job of explaining why it's adopted the standards it has.

    Parents who have called for Wi-Fi bans in schools will no doubt be disappointed, as will those who claim to be sensitive...
  • Knesset Panel: Education Ministry Acting to Reduce Radiation in Schools (Israel)

    Miki Katz prepares for her first day of school to kita alef, 26 August 2013. Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post
    Parents complained they believe their children are exposed to radiation on a daily basis from wireless computer networks.

    The Education Ministry has instructed all schools to perform radiation tests in accordance with the Environmental Protection Ministry said Noam Koriat, director of the Organization, Development and Knowledge Management Department at the Education Ministry on Wednesday.

    He made these remarks at a Knesset Education Committee meeting convened to discuss the issue of radiation in schools following complaints by parents and parent organizations.

    According to Koriat pre-schools and kindergartens have banned the use of...
  • 10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

    The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the recommended amount of technology, with serious and often life threatening consequences (Kaiser Foundation 2010, Active Healthy Kids Canada 2012). Handheld devices (cell phones, tablets, electronic games) have dramatically increased the accessibility and usage of technology, especially by very young children (Common Sense Media, 2013). As a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on...
  • Wireless Industry Kills Maine's Cell Phone Radiation Warning Label Bill

    Maine's cell phone radiation awareness bill, "The Wireless Information Act (LD 1013)," died today because the House of Representatives failed to enact it on a 77-60 vote. Although this is usually a routine matter after a bill has been approved by both the House and Senate, I've been informed that industry lobbyists killed the bill by co-opting the House leadership.

    Besides Maine, Industry lobbyists have killed cell phone radiation awareness bills in at least four other states including California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. Why does the cellular industry continue to hide from the public the RF safety information contained in the cell phone user manuals? Isn't this...
  • As Goes Maine, So Goes the Nation: Maine Legislature Passes First in the Nation State-Wide Law Requiring Cellphone Makers to Tell the Public About Radio Frequency Radiation

    By a 2-1 majority, this week the Maine House of Representatives passed the Wireless Information Act sponsored by Representative Andrea Boland. Despite opposition from Maine Attorney General Janet Mills who sided with industry’s argument that the law was unconstitutional, this Act provides that manufacturers must make available to the public legible information regarding exposure to radiofrequency radiation from cell phones. Currently that information is seldom seen by consumers, although it is required in Israel, France, India and many other technologically sophisticated nations.

    You may read the full press release by visiting:
  • WHO Knew: The Elephant in the Room

    Monday, February 3, 2014 was a very strange day in London. Only the weather was predictable. A cold rain fell as a dais of scientists faced a room full of reporters in the Royal Society Library’s Special Events Room on Carlton House Terrace. With its pillared roots going back to the 1600s, the Royal Society Library had welcomed scientists from all over the world for centuries.

    On this day, two scientists distinguished themselves as authors of the thick, glossy tome that was almost the biggest presence in the press briefing. Co-authors Prof. Bernard Stewart, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales and Christopher Wild, PhD, Director of the World Health...

  • New Cell Tower Policy Step in Right Direction

    New Cell Tower Policy Step in Right Direction
    New rules on cell tower construction announced by the federal government this month are a step in the right direction, says Oakville-based Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST).

    The policy, which promises to keep local residents and municipal governments at the forefront of the tower placement process, closes a major loophole and provides residents with notification on a telecom company’s intentions to build new antenna towers in their community, the local lobby group told the Oakville Beaver recently.

    Wendy Perkins, C4ST’s national team co-lead for legislative change, said in the past, a telecom company was only required to consult with the community when it...
  • Oakville MP Terence Young addresses House of Commons re: improvements to cell tower location process

    Mr. Terence Young (Oakville, CPC): Mr. Speaker, last week our government announced important improvements to the process for improving cellular tower locations. We have given Canadians a far greater say into where cellular towers may be built in their communities.

    In Oakville, Bell Canada ignored local residents, placing cellular antennae in residential areas, in one case 13 metres from a house, without giving any notice to the local residents, ignoring homeowners many of whom are its own customers. Our policy...

  • Council hears wireless health concerns

    Maple Ridge should follow Toronto and pass a Prudent Avoidance Policy regarding cellphone towers in the district, a Canadians for Safe Technology speaker told council last week.

    “We are requesting this review,” Ron McNutt said at council’s committee meeting.

    The policy calls for the city to review radio frequency levels when companies are installing cell towers and requests that cellphone companies keep emissions from those towers at one per cent of the levels set by Industry Canada’s Safety Code 6, which guides public exposure.

    The policy is voluntary because communications is a federal issue that’s regulated by Industry Canada.

    Late last...

  • Canada lagging behind China and Russia: Safety Code 6 needs to be updated now

    Canada lagging behind China and Russia: Safety Code 6 needs to be updated now

    Many parents assume that if a wireless gadget is in the marketplace, it is safe for children. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. During the holiday season, I can only imagine how many children received a cell phone or tablet and how few families read the fine print; safety is not guaranteed and worse, Canada’s Safety Code 6 is an antiquated regulation that lags behind Russia and China. We must do better.

    Industry Canada Minister James Moore’s recent announcement regarding improved notification of cell tower requests for towers less than 15 metres is a very important first step in improving the process to avoid the placement of cell towers where families can be...

  • PRESS RELEASE - Canadians for Safe Technology Praise Federal Action on Cell Towers

    PRESS RELEASE - Canadians for Safe Technology Praise Federal Action on Cell Towers
    OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) applaud federal Industry Minister, the Honourable James Moore, for his assertive action that limits cellular companies' ability to build communications towers in communities unchecked and now requires more open consultation and engagement with citizens before new cellular towers under 15m can be built.
    The announcement means that this outdated legislative loophole will be closed. The regulated exemption of communications towers under 15m arose during World War ll as a means of allowing ham radio operators to assist in war efforts. This loophole has allowed particularly egregious commercial sitings of towers,...
  • Wireless firms must consult with Canadians on cell towers: Moore

    Wireless firms must consult with Canadians on cell towers: Moore

    Industry Minister James Moore has announced that telecommunications companies will be required to consult with communities when it comes to building new cellphone towers, regardless of their size.

    This addressed the loophole under current federal regulations, where cellphone companies are not required to notify municipalities if towers being built are under 15 metres high. That led to many companies building towers across Canada just under the height limit, therefore bypassing the requirement to engage with communities.

  • INVISIBLE THREAT - The Link Between Wireless Radiation and a Host of Serious Illnesses

    Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada, is now an advocate for wireless radiation safety
    It has been three years since the World Health Organization shocked the medical community by warning that exposure to microwave radiation from wireless devices might increase our cancer risk. If the same elite cancer specialists were to meet again today, the warning would be upgraded from a “possible carcinogen” to a “probable carcinogen.” That is according to Professor Emeritus Anthony Miller, of the University of Toronto, who was speaking recently to Toronto’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. (1)

    Since 2011, governments around the world have alerted their populations to approach wireless devices with caution. In Belgium, it will soon be illegal to sell or...
  • In France: New Federal Law About Phone and Network Radiation Emissions

    A relay antenna mobile. | Elsie esq / Flickr.
    A law for limiting exposure to electromagnetic waves was adopted by The National Assembly of France.

    Emerging news reports are in French. Our understanding is that various political parties worked for over one year preparing this law. This will now go to the Senate,  if it is also adopted by the Senate in France, it will:
    • prohibit targeted advertising and promotion of mobile phones, tablets, and other devices to children younger than 14;
    • ban wi-fi equipment in nurseries and care facilities where there are young children;
    • apply sobriety-like principles regarding network tower and antenna electromagnetic emissions and hotspots and human...
  • German Court Ruling on Cell Antennas

    Federal Court of Justice of Germany (BGH)—Cell phone antennas on rooftops only with consent of all shared property owners

    Apartment owners of a condominium association must not enforce the installation of cell phone antennas on their rooftop against the will of individual apartment owners.

    The Federal Court of Justice of Germany (BGH) in Karlsruhe announced this decision in its ruling on Friday. Due to the controversy over possible health effects from cell phone antennas,
    there is “at least the serious possibility of a reduction in the rental or sales value of the condominiums,” the explanation said.
    Therefore, all apartment owners would have to...
  • GERoNiMO - New European EMF Health Effects Project

    GERoNiMO participants at kick-off meeting in Barcelona - 16th-17th January 2014 (Photo: Payam Dadvand)
    The European population is increasingly exposed to new physical and chemical agents in the environment, some of which may be damaging to health. Among these, electromagnetic fields (EMF) are one of the most widespread, and their application in new technologies continues to grow, with novel uses being actively developed and commercialised. Although there is some concern among the public and public health professionals alike about possible health effects related to EMF, results of studies to date are inconsistent.

    The GERoNiMO (Generalised EMF Research using Novel Methods) project, which is being launched this month, proposes to close gaps of knowledge on health effects of EMF...
  • Trial Begins on San Francisco PROW Ordinance

    LA Trial Begins on San Fran Ordinance re wireless in public rights-of-way.

    Following along with the trail of:

    Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco
    Case Number: CGC 11 510703
    Title: T-MOBILE WEST CORPORATION et al VS. THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO et al
    Cause of Action: OTHER NON EXEMPT COMPLAINTS
  • No Mobile Towers Near Schools, Hospitals, Directs Raj HC

    Holding mobile towers as a health hazard, the Rajasthan High Court today directed telecom service providers operating in the state to remove within two months their towers falling in the vicinity of schools, hospitals and play grounds.

    The division bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice N K Jain Senior held that radiations emitted from mobile phones and mobile base towers are "hazardous to children and patients", as accepted by the inter-ministerial committee of Central Government, and needs relocation from school, colleges, hospitals and play grounds immediately.

    The order, running into more than 200 pages, has asked all the mobile companies of the country...
  • Cell Tower Plan Nixed In Bronte Village

    Cell tower plan nixed in Bronte Village
    A 14.9-metre Bell Mobility cell tower proposed for 3135 Lakeshore Rd. W., will not be built.

    The company abandoned the project, Bell Canada representative Jason Laszlo confirmed Monday, but declined to divulge the reason.

    “We no longer plan to build a site at this location, but are working with the municipality to improve wireless coverage in the area to meet growing demand,” said Laszlo in an email to the Oakville Beaver.

    The proposed tower, which residents became aware of in July, was unpopular with the surrounding community, where residents voiced concerns about the possible health impacts of having a cell tower so close to homes.

    The...
  • Rogers and Bell Agree to Remove Equipment Pending Review of Safety Code 6

    Rogers Tower Good Till 2033
    SIMCOE - Norfolk council has extended its commitment to a cell phone antenna in Simcoe that was at the centre of a health controversy several years ago.

    The Rogers transmitter on the Simcoe water tower will remain there till at least March 31, 2033, provided that Health Canada doesn’t declare it a threat to public health.

    Rogers Communications sought the lease extension in 2012. County staff was amenable, provided Rogers agree to a clause that would force the removal of equipment that did not meet Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 for the emission of electromagnetic radiation.

    Norfolk public works has inserted a similar clause in its lease with Bell...
  • Wind Mobile's Withdrawal A Major Blow To Tories, But Verizon May Be Back

    The Harper government went to war with Canada’s big wireless companies, and lost. (Canadian Press photo)
    The Harper government went to war with Canada’s big wireless companies, and lost. But there may yet be time for a rematch.

    That’s the message coming from many telecom experts reacting this week to the news that Wind Mobile, the likeliest candidate to become a fourth national carrier, has withdrawn from a crucial auction of wireless spectrum.

    It's the Tories' goal to add a fourth major wireless player to Canada's market, a change they say will bring better prices and service to wireless customers, thanks to increased competition. It's a goal they set out in last year's throne speech.

    The auction of 700 Mhz spectrum was supposed to be a major turning...
  • Effects Of Electromagnetic Waves On Human Brain

    The effect of mobile electromagnetic radiation on human health is the subject of new interest and study. Mobile or cellular phones are now an essential part of modern telecommunications. Radiation is energy and we are being exposed to radiation from numeral sources. It occurs when unstable nuclei of atoms decay and release particles.

    With the use of astonishing increase in mobiles phones research findings provide at least some information concerning how specific types may sway biological tissue, including that of the brain. However, the sharp cell phone exposure affects the human brain is unclear. As human brain is very sensitive so these waves may affects brain function in...
  • UAE To Measure Radiation Emission In Smart Classrooms

    The Mohammed Bin Rashid Smart Learning Program in cooperation with the Telecommunications Regulations Authority (TRA) announced today that it will be conducting a study to measure the levels of radiation emitted by electronic devices in smart classrooms.

    The study will take place in one of the 440 classrooms across the UAE that are already using smart learning technologies. The study will follow a scientific methodology that uses innovative, state of the art ways to measure the level of emitted radiation.

    The aim from the study is to ensure that radiation emitted from wifi coverage and electronic devices used at schools is within international safety guidelines as...
  • Health Impacts of RF Radiation: Media Blackout on Smart Meter Dangers

    Major power utilities continue to deploy “smart” electrical meters on businesses and private residences throughout the United States and Canada. Yet those in North America and elsewhere remain in the dark on the negative health effects of such devices that systematically blast their homes with radio-frequency (RF) radiation on a minute-by-minute, round-the-clock basis.

    In 2009 the Obama administration partnered with utilities by allocating $3.4 billion in federal stimulus funds toward building a nationwide “smart grid,” where smart meters figure centrally.[1] The project is part of President Obama’s “Climate Action Plan” that under United Nations auspices seeks to...
  • Here's The Worst Place To Carry A Cell Phone

    Could smart phones be slowly killing us? Some experts feel we’re living in an Alice-in-Wonderland world if we ignore radiation from these electronic devices. So today, here’s an example of what can go wrong.

    The Environmental Health Trust’s Newsletter reports an unusual case. A young woman, with no predisposing risk factors for cancer, made a practical decision. She decided to carry her cell phone in her bra. Today with so many cell phones being snatched from people, I give her top marks for ingenuity and increased security.

    Unfortunately, she developed breast cancer. But what shocked doctors was that the pattern of the cancer lined up perfectly with the shape...
  • City of Guelph Calls for Moratorium on Towers/Antenna Until Safety Code 6 is Revised

    City of Guelph
    The City of Guelph has joined the towns of Oakville and Thorold in asking Industry Canada to put a moratorium on all cell tower/antenna installations until Safety Code 6 has been revised. On December 16th Guelph Council unanimously passed the following:

    That the City of Guelph calls upon the Minister of Industry not to approve any new radio communications facilities within the City of Guelph until the review of Safety Code 6 is completed.

    That the City of Guelph’s resolution be forwarded to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), the Prime Minister of Canada and Cabinet, and all...
  • 4G - An Increase of 50% Exposure to Electromagnetic Waves

    4G - An Increase of 50% Exposure to Electromagnetic Waves
    A report on exposure to radio waves emitted by mobile phone masts was published.

    Following a roundtable on RF initiated by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Sustainable Development and the State Secretariat for Strategic Studies and development of the digital economy, an operational committee the subject has been established.

    COPIC. His mission? Study the feasibility of lowering exposure to electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phone masts while maintaining quality coverage. As the COPIC, he has published its report on the results obtained on 16 experimental areas.

    A low level of...