Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
The issue of wireless technologies is, at its root, the same for all people worldwide, but there are certain Canadian traits and developments that are noteworthy, and closer to home for Canadians. You will find these here.
Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) is concerned about all wireless impacts, but because our mission involves, in particular, the empowerment of the public to protect children and youth from unsafe wireless technologies, we focus particular attention on the issues of Wi-Fi and related wireless devices in schools, homes and communities.
Since children and youth are supported by families and extended families, their welfare depends on their environment as well. Therefore CST also focuses on the impacts of cell phones and the cell towers that feed them, and the impending expansion of Smart Meters and Smart Grids in Canadian communities.
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C4ST ANNOUNCEMENT: SC6 is under review by a conflicted panel!
Safety Code 6 is UNDER REVIEW BY A CONFLICTED PANEL!
Health Canada has updated Safety Code 6 and is employing an "independent" panel to review its work. It has hired the Royal Society of Canada, which has strict guidelines to protect against conflicts of interest.
This "independent review panel" is not independent at all, and is conflicted as per the Royal Society's own guidelines. We are concerned its results are pre-determined, will not be objective and will not protect Canadians.
The panel with its predetermined viewpoints and conflicted financial interests will oversee the most important scientific review of our time, a review that will define whether or not safety guidelines for radiation should be tightened and address the concerns of thousands of Canadians already reporting the effects of current exposure.
The selection of a significantly conflicted panel is unlikely to make decisions to protect Canadians. We are concerned that the results are predetermined.
This morning we launch our national campaign calling for this panel to be dissolved and re-assembled following Royal Society's own guidelines.
C4ST has called on the Harper government, Minister of Health, and President of the RSC to dissolve the current panel and create a new truly independent panel using the Royal Society's existing published guidelines for panel selection.
The letters are available on our site to be viewed and shared.
We call on all groups involved across Canada to stand as one behind this motion.
Global TV news
Some parents are expressing outrage as the Peel District School Board installs Wi-Fi in its schools.
Original Global News Video
Peel Parent Information Session Thursday, May 9 in Mississauga / Press Release / AAEM letter
"The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) strongly supports the
use of wired Internet connections."
"To install this widespread wireless internet access system in Peel District schools risks a widespread public health hazard that the medical system is not yet prepared to address. Statistics show that you can expect to see an immediate reaction in 3% and delayed effects in 30%, including teachers."
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Regional District of Nanaimo director - Parksville Qualicum Beach News
"Although directors say their previous statements on the issue have been largely ignored, the Regional District of Nanaimo plans to once again make its opposition to B.C. Hydro's smart meters known.
"The move comes in response to a presentation by Coombs-Errington director Julian Fell at Tuesday night's committee of the whole meeting.
"I'm disturbed by the fact B.C. Hydro has taken obstinate denial over the fact their meters are emitting microwave radiation in far greater quantities than they've admitted too," Fell said.
"The proof is out there that this radiation is dangerous. I've started accumulating reports and studies and I've got to the point where I don't even download them anymore."
"Fell said he wants to find some level of government to take a stand on the issue.
"We don't want to be irradiated involuntarily," he said.
"If someone likes these gizmos, fine, let them do it. We have a government now that takes extraordinary measures to protect us from smoking, but is mandating we be subject to microwave radiation."
"Fell noted that between 2010 and 2012, 59 local governments in B.C. requested either a moratorium on smart meter installation or an opt-out clause. As well, he said, 85,000 customers actively refused meter installation.
"The reaction of B.C. Hydro to these requests has been disdain tending to contempt," he said and a blanket refusal to consider any alternative."
"Commenting on the presentation, Parksville director Marc Lefebvre noted the Union of B.C. Municipalities in 2011 voted for a moratorium on smart meters, but it was ignored.
"Fell's motion to reiterate the RDN's position's on smart meters to BC Hydro passed."
Craig McInnes - Vancouver Sun
"When did smart meters become a billion-dollar bungle?
"Early critics of the program say it started that way. They ranged from the tinfoil hat crowd who fretted about mind control, those who have more rational-sounding health or privacy concerns and homeowners who see it primarily as a massive waste of money that we will all have to pay for.
"The provincial government promoted the system as a way for consumers to save money by monitoring and reducing their power usage.
"They said it would allow the distribution system to be used more efficiently and for power failures to be identified and repaired more quickly.
"They said that despite the $930 million cost of replacing all 1.8 million meters in B.C., the new system would pay for itself over time.
"And they said the system would only work if everyone got one, no exceptions.
"As my colleague Stephen Hume pointed out at the time, the claim that smart meters would pay for themselves was based on some dubious math. Among the "savings" was an estimated $100 million being lost through theft by marijuana growers.
"Oddly, just a few years earlier, BC Hydro estimated the annual loss to grow ops at just $12 million.
"And one of the advantages to a smart meter system, the ability to charge variable rates depending on time of day, isn't particularly useful in B.C. because of the way we generate our electricity. . . .
PRESS RELEASE January 23, 2013
PRESS RELEASE: January 23, 2013
TO ALL MEDIA
B.C. NO PLACE FOR STRONG ARM TACTICS
Who would have thought this could happen in British Columbia?
A rude awakening meets BC Hydro customers refusing microwave smart meters, as strong arm tactics include customer harassment, bullying and threats of power disconnection, despite continued public messages that BC Hydro will not force anyone to take a microwave meter.
The tyranny of the BC Liberals in partnership with BC Hydro is most cruelly experienced by people suffering from medical conditions requiring a microwave-free home environment. Medical letters of diagnosis and healthcare advice form the basis of the BC Human Rights Class Action against BC Hydro to be heard in November 2013. The BC Liberals have transgressed beyond recovery, coming between doctors and their patients, forcing their unwanted microwave policies upon hundreds of our most vulnerable and defenceless citizens.
Why are our provincial leaders silent on these abuses of the rights of citizens to live peacefully in their own home, with or without doctor's advice? This descent into dictatorship and tyranny should be a huge concern to every single citizen of Canada, no matter if they like microwave meters or not.
Since this economic policy is extremely unpopular among numerous sectors of the population, it has to be implemented by force. There is no humane way to rule people against their will.
The Clean Energy Act is unconstitutional, therefore it is only through tyranny and force that the BC Liberals are able to implement such a risky and unpopular program. Their determination to advance this highly suspect economic policy is causing a departure from the very foundations of liberty, freedom and rights enshrined in our Canadian Constitution. Here now is the fruit of unchecked capitalism in a monopoly: BC Hydro no longer has to work to keep us as customers; it can be as anti-social, undemocratic and boorish as it wants. This is tyranny at work, not democracy.
Economic policies and government agendas must be in line with our democratic and human rights and values. If they are not, it is the regime that must change, not our Canadian Constitution and Human Rights.
Una St. Clair, Executive Director
Citizens for Safe Technology
British Columbia, Canada
Assessment of Chatham-Kent Hydro Smart Meter Implementation (Ontario, Canada)
This paper has become one of the highest ranked resources on the web addressing Smart Meter interference problems. This article has been updated to incorporate new research.
Critique, lead-authored by Deborah Kopald and signed by 30 experts in over a dozen countries (December 2011)
"In its unsigned commentary on September 3, 2011, "Worrying about Wireless", The Economist makes a number of technical errors and misleading statements about microwave radiation that we write to correct. The governments of more than a dozen nations have issued precautionary advice and policies about wireless devices, including restricting cellphone use by children in France, India and Israel (See Worldwide Advisories at www.saferphonezone.com). The Economist would do well to consult with experts in these and other tech-savvy nations to learn the science behind these countries' decisions so that it can provide accurate reporting on wireless safety and health matters . . .
'Cell phone' walk reaches Ottawa
Wendy Hoy reached Ottawa this week after a long walk from home and took her concerns about the danger of cell phone tower emissions to Parliament Hill. Hoy met and spoke with many people in communities along the way to Ottawa and said most were also concerned about the issue. "They're very concerned about the close proximity of cell towers to their residences, schools and playgrounds," she added http://www.theobserver.ca/2012/11/22/cell-phone-walk-reaches-ottawa
Clegg takes radiation issue to Ottawa
... to make Canadian MPs aware of the danger of electromagnetic radiation. ... of the possible health impacts associated with the electromagnetic radiation ...
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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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