2016-04-04 EMR may be contributing to the death of coral reefs in Hawaii

1) Update on the effort to stop the US Navy from practicing their EMR warfare over the Olympic Peninsula, and, invariably, the BC islands and lower mainland. The date for initiation has been pushed back again until the fall of 2016 due to the many letters written in opposition. I know many of those letters have come from members of the Coalition, and none, as far as I know, have been sent by any politician for any party.

http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/?u=573bef2461b83f4ea747205bc&id=282b2b852f&e=4e4f201e9b

2) Many of the corals and animals in the waters around Kauai are dead or dying, and a suspected cause is the high level of EMR emitted by US Navy antennae.

“Representatives from Kauai’s conservation community recently met with representatives from the Pacific Missile Range Facility to discuss concerns that electromagnetic radiation coming from the high-powered radar and antennas could be the cause of coral’s decline.”

http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/military-and-marine-life/article_ddb8fad2-04f2-5323-815d-af3e5246d222.html

3) A recent discussion on another website elicited information that few people realize or, those in power making decisions (e.g Health Canada, Dr. Perry Kendall, school board trustees) know, is that the level of microwave radiation to which we are exposed is millions and billions of times higher than the natural level which existed during evolution of all life and until very recently. It’s been only in the last couple of decades that the level has increased dramatically with the widespread use of wireless devices.

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Sources:

http://mcs-america.org/July2012pg23456789101112131415161718.pdf
Zapped: Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1, 268 Ways …
EMF #2 (English version): Interview with the Swedish EMF-expert Professor Olle Johansson | LexNaturalis
EMF’s Natural Versus Man-made in the Non-ionizing Spectral Region

4) Below is an email from the Superintendent of Schools in the Saanich District explaining why wifi is in schools, with no explanation why a child who becomes ill from exposure to wifi cannot be accommodated. The “guiding principles” that he provides to justify this exposure are without basis. E.g. what educated needs have been expressed by teachers and parents? No one has ever said that wireless technology is safe. Show proof of any such communication. How are students accommodated? There are many more. In essence what he is saying, wifi is needed/wanted for education. This is not true.

5) Update from Norm Ryder on his hunger strike (from Mon-Fri) outside the Leg. He is happy to report that a couple of MLAs have stopped to speak with him. Please see below in letters. He suggests that this is a good time to have meetings with your MLA, to tell them what your concerns are, and how they can help you so that you can help them come election time. Please join Norm if you share his concerns.

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Letters:

In response to a member’s email about the sensitive child not being able to attend class with friends and the teacher:

From: Keven Elder
To: X
Cc: Trustees ; executive staff ; kfarr@sd63.bc.ca ; dgloeckler@sd63.bc.ca
Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 8:30 AM

Subject: Re: WiFi in schools

Good morning and thank you for your inquiry below. While I am not able to comment on any specifics related to your grandson or any other student, I can clarify our Board’s position on wireless technologies and their distribution in our schools. Our installation of wifi services in schools is based on (1) the educational needs as expressed by school staffs and parents and (2) compliance with standards established by the World Health Organization, Health Canada and the local Medical Health Officer, all of whom attest to the safety of wireless technologies even as they recognize that some harm can come from other high intensity electromagnetic fields not found in schools. Currently we have 100% coverage in secondary schools, partial coverage in middle school and partial coverage in elementary schools where the request has been made in accordance with Board policy. Per your specific concern, we do accommodate as best we can students whose parents assert that they have electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome.

Following are the guiding principle and administrative procedure related to wifi in Board policy 3130, the full text of which can be found on our website www.sd63.bc.ca.

With respect,

Keven Elder
Superintendent of Schools

Guiding Principle 13

Although the district technology plan is predicated on hard-wired access to the internet through thin client technologies, the Board recognizes that there are circumstances where wireless access to the internet is desirable. Wireless access will be made available in accordance with the provisions of Administrative Procedure 19 as needed and in compliance with the safety standards established by Health Canada and the World Health Organization. Those safety standards will be reviewed from time to time by the Superintendent of Schools. Commercial-grade managed wireless access points will be provided in adult work spaces including the school board office, physical plant, education centre, school staff rooms and staff work areas, and in student environments in accordance with Administrative Procedure 19. It is understood that where WiFi access is intentionally limited to certain areas of schools there will be some degree of radio-frequency signal evident throughout the school diminishing in intensity as a function of (the square of) the distance from the wireless access point.

Administrative Procedure 19

Although the district technology plan is predicated on hard-wired access to the internet through thin client technologies, the Board recognizes that there are circumstances where wireless access to the internet is desirable. Wireless (WiFi) installations will be managed as follows:

a. There will be no WiFi installations in elementary schools except as authorized by the Superintendent of Schools in response to submissions from schools that are:

based on thorough consultation within the school community;
in keeping with Guiding Principles 13; clear in the assertion that installation of WiFi is required for student learning and support; designed to minimize locations and time of use of WiFi

b. In middle and secondary schools, managed WiFi environments may be installed in adult workplaces including staff rooms and offices as necessary Middle schools will have up to 25% coverage of student areas (with the understanding being that there will be spillover of the signal as described in Guiding Principles 13), with the locations to be determined in accordance with educational needs as described in IEPs and overall educational needs for the school as determined with staff and the Parent Advisory Council. Secondary schools will have school-wide WiFi coverage. The Information Technology Department will be responsible for all WiFi installations and will ensure that all wireless access points are managed, commercial grade and as localized as possible.

Sent: April 4, 2016 3:10 PM
To: Dennis and Sharon Noble <dsnoble@shaw.ca>
Subject: 2 MLAs that spoke with me

lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca> <lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca>(Saanich South) &

nicholas.simons.mla@leg.bc.ca> <nicholas.simons.mla@leg.bc.ca>(sunshine coast) (the MLAs stopped to talk).

Only a few minutes to talk – they were of course well aware of the Worksafe issue many people have.

The EMR issues are relatively new to them. They did seem open to recognising there was an issue they should work with.

In a sense this is a good period to hit all MLAs province wide with EMR concerns as they are in the early stages of planning their re-election strategies for the election a little more than a year away.   (The next provincial general election will be held on Tuesday, May 9,2017.)

Norm Ryder

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) What it is like to live with it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B93bGXCcHI

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Sharon Noble

“In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot.” Czeslaw Milosz