2015-05-12 Berkeley passes cellphone right-to-know!!

1)        CBS re. Berkeley, CA’s city council vote tonight to force info. to be made readily available to customers buying cell phones about the “safer” way to use them and risks involved. Please take note of the American Cancer Society’s comments, typical of the way they have been misleading the public over the issue of RF radiation.


PASSED!!! Unanimous votes!!!


The only opposition to the ordinance came from the CTIA–The Wireless Association. The CTIA claims that consumers would be scared if they were directed to read the information that the FCC requires they provide to consumers.

2)        Things are becoming very interesting. As more scientists confront the agencies that are promoting the industry’s stance that “there is no evidence” or “there is no conclusive evidence” of harm, it becomes clearer and clearer that the battle is shaping up to be very similar to that regarding tobacco. Income for the government (taxes on tobacco, licences and selling of spectrum to the telecommunications industry) vs. science. There is a true conflict of interest with the government, and we must attack the wireless industry just as we attacked smoking. Calls for no cell phones in restaurants, schools, in public places, etc. may not be that far off. Fingers are crossed.


3)        When the $$meter program was starting the privacy commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, reprimanded BC Hydro’s security methods re. $meters, but later was assured that the data would be encrypted. I, and I’m sure many others, wrote to Commissioner Denham. I sent many articles showing shortcomings that raised significant concerns, but the response I got was curt: she had decided that the encrypted data would be safe.  Well, now it looks as if that may not be true. I don’t know for sure what encryption method BC Hydro and FortisBC use but, given their past decisions, I doubt that they did due diligence on this topic. I suggest we all write with our concerns to Commissioner Denham:  info@oipc.bc.ca <mailto:info@oipc.bc.ca>


4)        BC Hydro has failed to meet its 5 year plan, spending more than allowed, and has finished only ½ of the job. This pertains to IT, it could include some aspects of the smeter program (no indication one way or the other) but it shows that BC Hydro is totally out of control and the government has no intention of bringing it into control.

BCNDP MLA Adrian Dix questions BC Liberals about BC Hydro mismanagement and IT program overruns



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Subject: Scientists call for Protection from Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure

Doug Routley
MLA for Nanaimo~North Cowichan
112-50 Tenth Street, Nanaimo, B.C.
V9R 6L1

Dear Mr. Routley,

I am quite concerned about the effects on our children health of wireless technology (radiation) in schools and public institutions. The link I provided below is about a petition signed by190 scientists from all over the world addressed to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. I quote:

“We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. These include -but are not limited to- radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).” http://www.emfscientist.org/


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