Industry says: "There is no evidence of harm"

Janis Hoffmann says:
(March 15, 2013 at 5:00 am)

As many of us across this country already know, Health Canada often relies on studies that are predominantly industry-funded to say, “There is no evidence of harm”. The exposure ‘guidelines’ we have in Canada were meant to protect the public against the induction of heating effects only, NOT against non thermal biological effects from radio frequency and microwave radiation

Because it is unethical and unlawful to experiment on children, there have been no studies done on the biological effects of Microwave Radiation on Children. Nowhere on the Health Canada site does it say, Wi-Fi is a regulated technology that has been tested for safety for children in schools.

This is not a decision that should be made by members of the Board who have a vested interest in the multi-million dollar BC Education Plan where the promotion of wireless devices is presented as the only means to educate our children. Wi-Fi is not a learning tool, Wif-Fi is simply an Internet Connection and existing Hardwired is the safest option for connecting to the Internet. It is 100% safe

We must insist on the ‘Precautionary Principle’ until we know for sure that Commercial Wi-Fi Transmitters will have no short-term or long lasting detrimental effects on our children.
Just Released!!!
February 20, 2013. I just returned from a hearing in Montreal in front of the Superior Court of Quebec where Health Canada scientist, James McNamee, admitted that the Safety Code 6 guideline for microwave radiation (which includes radiation from most of the devices we are concerned about like mobile phones, cell phone antennas, Wi-Fi, wireless toys and baby monitors, smart meters etc.) is based ONLY on preventing a heating effect!

Let me state that again. Health Canada admits that Safety Code 6 for frequencies between 100 kHz and 300 GHz are based ONLY on heating.

Why is this so important?

For years Health Canada has stated that Safety Code 6 takes into consideration and protects the public from both thermal and non-thermal effects. They made this statement to groups concerned about Wi-Fi in schools and to those concerned about smart meters and cell towers coming into their neighborhoods. While they are technically correct in their statement, they mislead the public by what they failed to mention. What Health Canada failed to mention is that the “non-thermal” effects are considered ONLY for frequencies between 3 and 100 kHz. For frequencies between 100 kHz and 300 GHz ONLY thermal effects are considered and cell towers fall within this “thermal range.”

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Bio Initiative Report 2012 (December 31, 2012)
The scientific findings of over 1800 studies conducted over the last 5 years on low level radio frequency, microwave radiation exposure associated with wireless communications and harmful effects to human biology has just been released. 29 researchers, science professors and medical experts wrote this report from 10 different countries. The Bio Initiative has reviewed over 4000 studies (2007 & 2012) and summarizes for the public their findings in this report, concluding that updates to public health policies (Health Canada) and exposure standards are urgently needed, in particular as they pertain to children and the unborn.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (December 12, 2012)
“Children are disproportionately affected by environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. The differences in bone density and the amount of fluid in a child’s brain compared to an adult’s brain could allow children to absorb greater quantities of RF energy deeper into their brains than adults. It is essential that any new standards for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded through their lifetimes.”
Internet access in the 21st Century is a cornerstone to enriched education and can be achieved with safer hard wired connections in schools. Wireless internet is not a necessity to learning; however, good healthy minds and bodies are. Let’s not place the convenience of ‘no wires’ before the safety of our children lest we regret the day clear warnings were wilfully ignored.

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