Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Scientists Decry Canada’s Outdated Wi-Fi Safety Rules

International Scientists Appealed to the United Nations to Protect Humans and Wildlife from Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Technology

We must encourage precautionary measures, to limit EMF exposures, and to educate the public about health risks, particularly to children and pregnant women.  These exposures are a rapidly growing form of environmental pollution worldwide.

Canadian Medical Association Journal reports Health Canada's wireless limits are "A Disaster to Public Health"

The Canadian Medical Association called out Health Canada for not doing its job of protecting the public and published a scathing condemnation of Health Canada's safety guidelines for cell phones, Wifi and wireless devices.

Scientists Decry Canada’s Outdated Wi-Fi Safety Rules

The article points out that Canada's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health recently completed three days of hearings on Canada's safety guidelines, and sent federal scientists back to the office to re-examine 140 recent studies that show wireless radiation emitted by wireless devices can cause harm.

Health Experts Say Cancer Threat From Cell Phones is Greater Than We Think

“I think part of the problem here is that the reassurances we keep getting from the manufacturers and distributors of WiFi – Rogers, Bell and whatever – and Health Canada are not sufficiently satisfactory, particularly for the possible risks to children,” Miller said

LAUSD Teacher Reports Students Bleeding from Ear and Nose

The teacher stated, “The students are having nosebleeds and the main offices are refusing to do incident reports. I have had two seventh grade students bleeding out of their ears.”

Is Wifi making your child ill?

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe “At the moment people think their children are safe because the router is far away – or we don’t have to worry about the phone because it’s not near the brain. That’s common sense but unfortunately we now know it’s not quite true,” she says, pointing out that the brain is better protected than some more vulnerable parts of the body.

Your iPhone could cause irreversible eye damage and even make you blind, researchers warn

The Parliamentary Health Committee has directed Health Canada to provide a FULL scientific monograph on the 140 studies showing harm we identified missing from Safety Code 6.
This is NOT the recommendations based on the recent hearings but an additional motion that passed last Thursday April 30th!
"It was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Health direct Health Canada to provide detailed information in the form of a full scientific monograph on the reasons for acceptance or rejection of 140 studies on EMR submitted by Canadians for Safe Technologies with regards to Safety Code 6."

Parliamentary Health Committee (HESA) Investigation into Safety Code 6 2015  - Health Canada is NOT Protecting Us
Listen to three days of testimony from Scientist, Medical Experts and the Industry on the Health Effects from Microwave Radiation Exposure from Wireless Devices.  There is an overwhelming amount of evidence proving this exposure is hurting our children in school.

Your iPhone could cause irreversible eye damage and even make you blind, researchers warn

"Never before in human history have we exposed our eyes to light that is so intense, for such long periods, from such an early age," she says


The Dangers of Wi-Fi (Wireless Radiation WiFi WLAN Internet Electromagnetic EMF side effects)

Wi-Fi connects electronic devices to wireless computer networks (wireless LAN) using electromagnetic radiation. Wi-Fi is installed in homes, schools, offices, stores, hotels, coffee shops, airports, libraries, hospitals, public buildings and even entire sections of cities. Wi-Fi signals are, unlike TV and radio signals, strong enough to penetrate concrete walls. Many health experts consider Wi-Fi radiation to be dangerous.

Please contact your MP and let them know you support Bill C-648

Friday, 1 May 2015

URGENT - Call for Support Re: Watkins EHS Injunction

Thank you for all the incredible support, it has helped me immensely. Could you please tell your readers that I thank them, and I that I have been trawling through their emails. I have read every one to date.  I have to stop replying for a while as I need to focus my work on Jodie's case tonight and also tomorrow. Jodie's Court appearance is tomorrow (Friday) and after it I will make time and reply to each and every one of you. 

Please don't stop sending emails, I need them to keep coming,  keep sending any info, any critique. and feedback as it has really helped strengthen Jodie's argument and opened my eyes to EHS and it related syndromes. 

I am currently working on getting pledges sorted and printed and Jodie will be coming in the morning to help me, keep the pledges coming.  We will give you, the Court and the media a grand total of the pledge support and let every one know what a group of like minded and compassionate people can do in rallying together in times of crisis and need.

By the way some readers have requested paying or depositing money in an account, please note that neither I nor Jodie have a trust account and we therefore cannot accept any money at all. There is no need to send any money, just pledges is what is required.

Thank you so much for everything, I am absolutely amazed at the amount of wonderful letters of support for Jodie, I can tell you all that before Peter and others became involved her batteries were becoming flat, but since everyone has banded together to help join her in this monumental fight she is now all charged up (excuse the pun) and no longer alone and isolated with her EHS.

On a final note, please feel free to bombard the media with your support for Jodie,  tell the world that she is appearing in the Supreme Court of Tasmania tomorrow at 2:15pm, please spread the word, the internet is such a powerful tool.

Lets show the world that EHS does exist.

Kindest regards,

Raymond J Broomhall   ABN: 19 811 830 629
Barrister at Law

Mob: 0447 725 254

Help is needed from your contacts and readers, please see below.
It is about time authorities realize that Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (NHS) is a real and legally recognised ailment. There is a case called McDonald v Comcare where EHS  was finally recognised by the Courts as an ailment in Australia. The McDonald case is authority that a person does not have to prove that Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) actually harms them, they only have to prove that they have a reasonable belief that EMR will harm.
To establish that Jodie has formed a reasonable belief and that her belief is not fanciful, she needs something factual and provide evidence that formed her reasonable belief that EMR will harm her.

This is what formed her reasonable belief.
Jodie was diagnosed by three independent doctors and having EHS, one of them was the same doctor who gave evidence in the McDonald case. The Dr's also stated that if the tower is turned on it will cause serious health problems to Jodie and will also cause her home to become uninhabitable to her.
Further two electromagnetic experts conducted a joint survey in regards to Jodie's symptoms and exposure to EMR from a separate tower that was operational and emitting EMR in another area, it was noted in the report that she suffered detrimental health symptoms at the exposure to the EMR from that tower and concluded that the proposed NBN tower neighbouring her land if turned on would be a probable hazard to her health.

The law says that a person has the right to the use and  enjoyment of their land without any interference from neighbours. NBN Co has designed and constructed a device with the clear intent to pollute its neighbours with EMR.

Section 3 of the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act states that EMR is a pollutant and that the emission of a pollutant onto neighbouring land is a nuisance if it interferes with the use and enjoyment of land. The Local Government Act states at 201 that the General Manager of the Council  (Huon Valley Council) may abate a nuisance if "there is immediate danger to any person or property".
Jodie made a complaint to the council only a few week ago requesting the Council issue an abatement notice against NBN Co.  The Council refused to issue an abatement notice.

We will argue that the Council has a duty to protect Jodie from pollution (EMR) that interferes with her enjoyment of her land. Even though in this case the Council decided not to abate, they did so at their own peril, because the duty still exits, and Jodie may possibly include the Council in a suit for negligence if the tower is turned on if she is forced to leave her home and is injured by the EMR.

Not only does the Council have a duty to protect Jodie, but now because it is in legislation, the Court also has a duty to protect her.  That is why I am seeking an injunction to permanently restrain NBN from turning on the tower or pulling  the EMR trigger.

Clearly Jodie is in immediate danger, if I may use an analogy to explain: Imagine a neighbour is building a large machine gun, bolted securely to the ground,  aimed directly at your home, it is in full view of you, you see it every day, then one day you see the neighbour load the gun with unlimited bullets and you are told by your neighbour that he/she intends to fire that gun at you and your house continuously, day in and day out, bombarding you for eternity with a hail of bullets,  you become extremely anxious and fearful that the neighbour is actually going to pull the trigger. This is the analogy I am going to use in the Court in regards to what NBN Co have done in constructing the tower and their intention to emit EMR every day onto Jodie's land on a permanent basis.

The tort of nuisance is a powerful legal  tool to use in Court. NBN Co have a duty to use their own property as not to injure their neighbour. That's the law. All Jodie has to do is prove that physical damage will occur to her land (contaminated with EMR to render uninhabitable), or injury to health such as headaches (EHS and Dr's report) etc which prevents her from enjoying the use of her land.

NBN Co are using the ARPANSA safety standard as the main reason why they feel they can turn the tower on.  NBN Co and Malcolm Turnbull (Minister for Communications and head of NBN Co)  have said that the tower's  EMR emissions will comply with the APANSA standard. The ARPANSA standard states that EMR emissions are safe to the "general public"  between 3kHz to 300GHz, and admits in its own standard that 'some people have abnormal sensitivities' to EMR. Jodie is a person that comes under that exception.  
Jodie is being discriminated for her "abnormal sensitivity", she has been on a disabled pension since 1997 due to this health condition. The legislation that allows the ARPANSA safety guideline to be used actually has  attached to it  a "declaration" that "this legislation does not interfere with Australia's Human Rights obligations".
We will argue that the legislation goes against its misleading declaration as it does interfere with her human rights and that it discriminates against her because of her disability.
We will use that argument amongst many other to seek a permanent injunction to stop NBN co from pulling the trigger. We have filed a writ, and statement of claim. The writ enable us to sue and the court action will amount to a huge trial with a large amount of evidence, with witnesses and experts to be examined and cross examined, submissions made to the Court etc. The defence (NBN Co) and Jodie (the plaintiff) need time to prepare for trial, and then attend and argue at trial heard, until finally the Court publishes it decision. This matter could take months or years to conclude.
Whilst we are in the process for preparing for trial and I have applied for an interim (temporary)  injunction, this interim injunction will stop NBN Co from pulling the trigger on a temporary basis until such time as the original trail is heard and determined by the Court, this interim injunction could be in place for months or years until either a permanent injunction is awarded or until Jodie loses the fight, the interim (temporary)  injunction is lifted and NBN Co are allowed turn on the tower. 
To grant an interim injunction the  Court will  insist that Jodie provides an undertaking that if she loses the trial that she will pay NBN Co's legal costs and economic loses ( ie lost revenue, contactors wages, internet carriers contractual loses etc) to cover the term of the interim injunction. The Court has indicated that it believes that Jodie does not have the assets or means to cover NBN Co's potential loses even if she gave an undertaking undertaking as NBN Co could potentially lose millions of dollars whist the injunction is in place.
To put it bluntly, Jodie has no option but to place her home up as a security and all that she owns, and even that will not be enough to satisfy NBN Co.
I will argue that NBN Co will need to provide real evidence of their potential loss which in the circumstance will be extremely hard for them to quantify loss in such a short time before we appear on Friday to have the interim injunction application heard.
Further NBN Co were fully aware of her health condition before they constructed the tower and even before they were granted planning approval by council. Yet they continued to build the tower and may I say completely at their own peril.  
The beauty of a nuisance claim is that we are going to the court of equity, the Supreme Court has this function and can override legislation if it believes that legislation is inequitable and/or unconscionable. Telecommunication regulators such as ACMA in legislation do not have to give a financial undertaking if they place an injunction against the public or private individuals. 
It would be unconscionable and unequitable  to allow regulators to waive having to give an undertaking, but making Jodie do so. It would be inequitable that Jodie's finances compared to that of the Federal Government via NBN Co's unlimited resources. 
It would be unconscionable to allow a person let alone a corporation to harm and injure a person merely because the victim does not have the means to pay an undertaking to stop them from harming her health.
Jodie also has been diagnosed with Chemical sensitivity, and she reacts badly to formaldehyde, which is found in most paints, glues, carpets, chipboard and laminates, laminex etc. She lived in the bush in a tent for 5 years away from society in a bid to protect her from chemicals and EMR.  She finally purchased a 10 acre secluded block of land that was virtually free from EMR and she constructed a formaldehyde free home with her bare hands whilst on a disabled pension. She even grows her own chemical free food on the land.  If the tower is turned on she will be forced to live back in the bush somewhere where their is no EMR emissions. She cant move into a normal house because of her chemical sensitivity and she will become homeless.
To force Jodie out of her home because she doesn't have the means to pay an undertaking if required would be an unconscionable act.  The Court of equity hopefully will step in and override the legislative requirement of giving an undertaking as being completely unconscionable and grant that a monetary undertaking should be waived in Jodie's case.
That is what we are up against, we have a few hurdles, it will be a monumental battle, I am representing Jodie on a pro bono (no fee) basis, but I feel that in the interests of justice that Jodie gets relief on behalf of all EHS sufferers, it is the least I can do.
You and I  can help by spreading the word, alerting everyone of Jodie's predicament, maybe some kind soul can pledge to the court to help add to the undertaking, such as an unwanted block of land or some asset of value, even just one dollar would help, write a letter addressed to me for the attention of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and in that letter note what items of value they undertake to give to NBN Co should Jodie fail in her bid.
These letters, and I hope many will flood in before Friday, will be invaluable as it may help in persuading the Court to waive the undertaking.
I hope this clarifies what Jodie is  trying to do.  If she wins this case, then it will set a precendent for all EHS suffers to be protected from NBN towers, smart meters and the like. 
Finally a solution is at hand for all, lets grab this opportunity, and fight for Jodie and for justice.
Kind regards,

Raymond J Broomhall   ABN: 19 811 830 629
Barrister at Law

Mob: 0447 725 254

Michael Kirby Chambers