Reviews of evidence which indicates harm from non-thermal radiation

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Aug 15, 2009, 2:58:43 AM8/15/09
Reviews of evidence which indicates harm from non-thermal radiation

The information below has been sent from a WEEP News reader living in Toronto:
Martin Weatherall

As a result of the environmental sensitivities, I also cannot use the telephone for more than a few minutes, or be around wireless technology (cell-phones, cell antennas, cordless phones, wireless computer networks or smart meters) without suffering sometimes debilitating symptoms that can take days to clear up.
A woman named Karen (I have not caught her last name) who I have been in communication with in the past about my security deposit, left a disturbing message on my machine a couple of weeks ago, expressing a shocked disbelief about my severe reactions to chemicals as I had never discussed that with her. She was aware that I am in receipt of ODSP (due to being disabled). I don’t remember if the nature of my disability was discussed or if it was even relevant in those discussions. I have however discussed them in detail with at least a couple of other Hydro people when I started the account in my name and have done follow-ups regarding my readings.
Karen also proceeded to say that the smart meters have less EMF than the regular meters. What she does not understand about that and my objection to a smart meter, is that the wireless signal carries a great distance and EMF drops off after a few feet. As my meter is in the basement, the EMF are not a concern to me, but the wireless would affect me even from the neighbours (if I had any). Also, the technology is different. EMF and wireless are not the same thing. (see the 1st link below for more detailed information)
Due to my disability, I cannot allow people who use petro-chemical products on their bodies or clothing into my home, nor can I co-exist with wireless technology, just like someone who is allergic to peanuts cannot live in a house made of peanuts, have furnishings made of peanuts or allow guests in who are eating peanuts.
Therefore, I officially request that unless Hydro can find someone who is chemical-free* to do the reading(s), that you accept my phoned-in readings and understand that although I do try my best, I might make a mistake, but that it should be corrected without a huge to-do over it.
(* The meter reading person cannot just say they are chemical free, their product use needs to be discussed and approved by email, as most people really don’t have a clue, thinking if they don’t apply perfume or cologne that they are scent-free, which is not the case, and also, many chemicals that do not have any scent are still disabling - carbon monoxide and radon for example as everyone has heard of them)
Also, I request that Hydro does not make an attempt to replace my non wireless meter with a wireless one which would subject me to disabling and unbearable symptoms 24/7  in my home, which is the only place I can be without a constant worsening of symptoms.
Some kind of a safe solution needs to be found for the growing number of ElectroHyperSensitive people in this province, country, and the rest of the world. Sweden recognizes and accommodates the condition, creating safe spaces for the affected. Ontario and Canada recognize ES, but so far dignified accommodation is lacking.
I look forward to a timely and dignified resolution to these issues.
regards, ----------

Here is Toronto Hydro's 1st response to my letter regarding the smart meters etc.
I've resolved the meter reading issue by sending them photos of my meter (which is indoors). The best they could do is offer to use coveralls for whoever came, but couldn't guarantee the chemical safety of the coveralls.


Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 09:13:23 -0400
Subject: Re: re hydro bill and human rights issues

Dear , -------------
Thank you for taking the time to communicate your concerns regarding radiation emitted from smart meters.
We have reviewed your concerns and we are providing a response herein.
The installation of smart meters is an initiative that has been mandated to all electrical local distribution companies in Ontario, by the Ministry of Energy. The government has mandated that smart meters will be installed in all homes including condos and businesses across the province by year-end 2010.  For more information regarding the Ministry of Energy's initiative, we have provided to you a hyper-link. 
The key initiatives of the provincial government are to have consumers in Ontario shift and conserve the energy usage.  Smart meters are a critical part of the strategy to build a culture of conservation that will enable us to reduce electricity use at peak times, and will contribute substantially to environmental initiatives such as taking coal fired generation plants off-line.  The long-term rewards could lead to a majority of green energy sources, as well a stable and reliable electricity infrastructure.
With respect to the emission of radio frequency from the smart meter system, tests and calculations conducted by the product vendor demonstrate that radio frequency emissions are less than one tenth of the City of Toronto safety recommendations, and more than a thousand times less than the Health Canada Safety Code 6 guideline.  For more information, we have provided a hyper-link to Health Canada's website.
Furthermore, smart meters actually broadcast for very brief periods of time at infrequent intervals, and the emissions from the meter diminish rapidly within a few centimeters of the front of the meter. The meters operate in total for approximately 10 minutes of each day.
Ms. , we trust that this helps with your inquiry. If further information is required, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care Department at (416) 542-8000, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding statutory holidays) or email us at
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Aug 25, 2009, 3:30:57 AM8/25/09
to Mobilfunk-Newsletter - EMF-Omega-News
Letter to the Minister of Health for Canada

----- Original Message -----
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble
To: Beth Pieterson
Cc: Honourable Leona Aglukkaq
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 12:29 AM
Subject: One more example of Health Canada's contempt for Canadians

Tsk! Tsk! Ms. Pieterson, Have you no shame? Have you no shame at

I sent the Minister studies showing exposure to non-thermal radiation
causes seepage through the blood brain barrier.

You responded for the Minister and recommended that I read the latest
ICNIRP report even though I now realize you didn't have a clue what
was in it. I told you that the ICNIRP report contained evidence that
non-thermal FM frequencies cause thermal harm. So in response, you
sent me a form letter about powerlines. (Note to Ms. Pieterson: FM
transmitters are not power lines. I know it's a hard concept to grasp
but struggle with this: FM transmits radio frequencies wirelessly.
Powerlines transmit electricity by those limp wires hanging between
pillars. I know, I know, it takes a technical mind, if it's any
consolation, most of your colleagues at Health Canada suffer from this
same disability.)

Powerlines, Ms. Pieterson? Powerlines? I send verifiable, peer
reviewed, scientific evidence to you of harmful emissions coming from
FM transmitters in our neighbourhood, and you have the temerity, the
unmitigated gall to send me a form letter about powerlines? My
neighbour sends you an email recounting his fears about living 30
metres from 140,000 watts of FM transmission and you send him that
same form letter about powerlines? Again, I ask: have you no shame?

In the future, Ms. Pieterson, when I send you these devastating
reports demonstrating Health Canada's incompetence and malfeasance and
you feel the urge to muster a defense (and, in doing so, proving once
again that my worst opinion of Health Canada is justified), might I
suggest that you merely list the number identifying the form letter
without going to the trouble of actually printing it out -- I'm sure I
already have it. That way you can spout the nonsense and, at the same
time, acknowledge that you know that I know it's nonsense. It's a way
of bringing a little less dishonesty to a thoroughly sleazy process.
And it might suggest an answer to where you stand on that question of

Sharon Noble

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