Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Cellphones exceed the Safety Code 6 guidelines for radiation exposure!

Please support my request for a cellphone ban in our schools by sending this template or writing your own letter to Deputy Minister, Don Wright about your concerns. 

Thank you

Dear Deputy Minister, Don Wright,
I would like to show my support for Parents for Schools request for a ban of cell phones in our schools.

It’s clear that the constant use of cell phones is interfering with our children’s ability to interact and develop healthy relationships in the real world.  This addiction is robbing our children of the opportunity to build life skills that include critical thinking, communication, cooperation, and the ability to focus in the classroom.

Besides the negative impact this addiction has on learning, we are aware of the
SCIENTIFIC FACT that microwave radiation exposure causes biological effects confirming the growing evidence of neurological effects and developmental delays in our children.

And now recent studies have proven that 90% of cell phones on the market today exceed the Safety Code 6 guidelines for radiation exposure (SAR at 1.6 W/kg at 5mm) when the phones are tested as they are used in real life.  Children attending school are pressing these cell phones against their heads and abdomens and storing them in their pockets when we know these devices are emitting up to 11 times over the current guidelines. 

All these facts combined have only confirmed our concerns about the permanent health risks from the use of cellphones and personal devices in our schools.

We are asking for the BC government to follow Ontario’s lead and ban cellphones and personal devices in our schools. 



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Subject: Cellphones exceed the Safety Code 6 guidelines for radiation exposure!
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2019 10:41:48 -0800
From: Janis Hoffmann <>

Dear Deputy Minister, Don Wright,  

We want to know why Health Canada, which administers, under the Radiation Emitting Devices Act, the sale, lease and importation of radiation emitting devices has neglected to do its due diligence by allowing cell phones to be brought onto the market without any practical/realistic-use safety testing?

We want to know why the manufacturers of cell phones are allowed to self report and only have to submit a sample of a one new phone to comply with exposure standards that has been set by the industry?

We want to know why thousands of children attending school are still pressing these cell phones against their heads and abdomens and storing them in their pockets when we know these devices are emitting up to 11 times over the current guidelines? 

We want to know why BC Minister of Education, Rob Fleming has refused to follow Ontario’s lead and ban cellphones and personal devices in our schools, when his child is attending the only school in Victoria with a cell phone ban?

The Chicago Tribune recently did an independent investigation into the cell phone scandal (Phonegate) and confirmed the findings that iphone 7 and other smart phones exceeded the Safety Code 6 guidelines for radiation exposure (SAR at 1.6 W/kg at 5mm).  Apple and Samsung are knowingly selling products that exceed allowable radiation limits and have failed to warn its consumers regarding radiation risks and the need to keep the phone at a safe distance away from the body.

“The Chicago investigation confirms what the French National Agency has warned about for some time now that 90% of all the major cellphones tested (more than 450) emitted significantly higher levels of radiation exceeding the safety compliance standards, up to 5 times the current guidelines when phones are tested as they are used in real life. The current guidelines for the manufacturers is based on the 1990’s when people wore their standard flip phone on their hip in a holster about 1 “ away from your body.

In a recent study by Professor Om Gandhi, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, he examined data from 450 cell phones and also confirmed that the phone can exceed the guidelines and emitted up to 11 times over the US FCC limit when used under realistic conditions.

France has asked the European Commission to strengthen the regulations and guidelines for new mobile phones placed on the market. As recommended by ANSES, the Government has requested that the certification tests be carried out in regards to the contact with the device, and not at 5 mm as is currently the case, so that they are more representative of the real exposure of users.  France also asked for an information campaign to encourage changes in ways of use, especially among children.

Portland, Oregon passed Bill 283 directing Oregon Health Authority to review peer-reviewed, independently funded scientific studies of health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from use of wireless network technologies in schools. The Department of Education will develop recommendations to schools in this state for practices and alternative technologies that reduce students’ exposure to microwave radiation that Oregon Health Authority report identifies as harmful.  "This 2019 Act being necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is declared to exist..."

The Italian court ordered the government (Ministries of the Environment and Education) to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones.

Why has the BC government willfully dismissed a 10 year study by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) that concluded “Clear Evidence of Carcinogenic Activity” and the association of cancer in the heart and brain and cell phone radiation?

Why has the BC government willfully dismissed the Ramazzini Institute who also completed the world's largest animal study on cell tower radiation and confirmed the findings of the National Toxicology Program link to Cancer, even at levels below those allowed by SC 6?  This information accompanied with the over 29,000 peer reviewed studies by scientists and medical experts is more than enough evidence for the precautionary principal to be applied.

Health is a provincial jurisdiction.  Parents, teachers and students want to know why the BC government and the Provincial Health Officer, has refused to “act in good faith,” by fulfilling their moral and legal obligation, to protect our children, by taking measures to mitigate the risk of harm from unregulated cell phone radiation exposure while under their care in our schools?

Janis Hoffmann
Parents for Safe Schools

Saturday, 12 October 2019

We want to know why BC is not banning cell phones and personal devices in our schools?

Ontario to ban cellphones in classrooms next school year
97% of the parents voted in favour of personal devices and cell phone ban in Ontario Schools.

Victoria BC - Transition to cellphone-free classrooms smooth
“They’re coming in and saying: ‘This is fantastic — my phone isn’t on my mind all day.’ ”

BC - Kimberley high school bans use of cell phones during class time
Students are expected to keep their cell phones in their lockers aside from breaks and lunch

New Brunswick- Middle schools in Tantramar area restricting cell phone use amid mental health concerns
Research points to rise in anxiety, depression in youth as popularity of mobile devices increases

Alaska high school bans cell phones
Students are more engaged, studying harder and interacting more with peers in Anchorage, Alaska.

Montreal - West Island high school bans cellphone use on school property — even during recess and lunch
Devices could be confiscated if students use them at St. Thomas

New California Law Bans Cell Phones in Classrooms
A new law signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom allows schools to determine ways to reduce or eliminate the use of cell phones in school.  

California - San Mateo High School goes phone-free, largest public school in the country to do it (2:03 mins)
The Yondr pouches have been used at concerts and shows, but San Mateo High School is the largest public school in the country to use it for students. Each classroom has an unlocking device. Students put their phones into their pouch in the morning and a teacher unlocks it, at the end of the day.

MILWAUKEE - Cell Phones in Schools: To ban or not to ban?
Germantown High School takes a restrictive approach to cell phones in school. In fact, students caught with their phones can be fined up to $218.

Michigan - Local schools look to limit cell phone use as studies show they are a distraction
"It has become clear that excessive exposure to cell phones has a negative effect on school-age children," the district states in the handbook. "In view of the research findings ... students will not be allowed to carry or use cell phones during the school day."

US Schools Are Banning Cell Phones In The Classroom
This is a compilation of news from 2016 and 2017

Colorado school district considers middle school phone ban
The Durango Herald reported that Durango School District 9-R may prohibit all student cellphone use, which would expand the existing policy. A district spokeswoman says the current rules allow phone use between classes and during lunch.

UK - schools across the UK should ban mobile phones
“Technology makes being a parent much harder. And schools have a big role too. I enthusiastically support using technology for teaching. But we also need to teach children how to stay safe with technology.

UK - School completely bans mobile phones and teachers say kids' behaviour changes
“I can’t envisage us ever going back to allowing the pupils to bring out their mobile phones now,” said Mrs Webb.

London - Secondary schools are introducing strict new bans on mobile phones 
From September all pupils from 11 to 16 will have to switch off their phones and put them in their lockers from 8.25am to 4pm with parents told they should ring the school if they need to contact their sons or daughters.

Ireland - Proposed legislation looks to tackle phone use in schools
It also intends tackling cyberbullying, harassment, or intimidation of children and stipulates that the code of behaviour will contain an internal discipline process for any such behaviour.

Ireland - Wicklow primary school bans the use of smartphones
Smartphones are no longer permitted in St. Cronan's following a survey in June where 91.2% of parents voted for a ban on smartphones."We have had to deal with issues of cyberbullying, we have children accessing inappropriate material, material with adult content," said Ms Tierney.

Wales - Mobile phones will be banned in NSW primary schools from next year
"Students themselves were saying that mobile phones were a distraction to them in class time."

Australia's most prestigious schools BANS students from using mobile phones, laptops and smart watches - and the kids are LOVING it

Mobile phones are not prohibited on school grounds, but are required to be switched off throughout class time, lunch, and recess or will face confiscation.

Italy - The Court of Florence has ordered the immediate shutdown of Wi-Fi in a school to protect the health of a minor

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools
"These days the children don't play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their smartphones and from an educational point of view that's a problem," said Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French education minister.

France - This School Banned Cell Phones And Happiness Followed
Students are talking and playing more at recess; the youngsters are active and engaged on school field trips, rather than staring at screens; and they say that they are closer with their friends as a result of conversing more with each other.
Spain - Madrid bans smartphone use in classrooms
Rising instances of cyberbullying during school hours rather than lower concentration levels are the main driving force behind the measure, added the report.

New Zealand - Auckland school bans phones - and students are happy about it
No cellphones, no headphones and no laptops except for class work. 

China bans mobile phones in classrooms
As well as forbidding students from bringing cellphones and tablets to class, the action plan asks teachers not to rely on electronic devices when teaching and giving assignments, and asks them to assign only written homework.

Rwanda - Government outlaws use of cell phones in schools
The Ministry of Education says that no more primary and secondary schools students will be allowed to own or use a mobile telephone at school, citing distraction.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Former President Of Microsoft Canada Frank Clegg: On Safety & 5G/Wireless Technologies

The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland
As soon as the antennas were installed, several residents and entire families in the heart of Geneva reported similar unusual symptoms of loud ringing in the ear, intense headaches, unbearable earaches, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue and not feeling well in the house. 29-year-old Geneva resident, Johan Perruchoud, called up Swisscom and was told that indeed the 5G cell towers were activated on the same day he began to feel the symptoms. When others called Swisscom they were told everything is legal and within guidelines.

Dr. Martin Pall: We know that the EMF impact the cells of our bodies, all the cells of our bodies by activating some channels. And when they do that, they produce all kinds of effects. And those include neurological neuropsychiatric effects. They include reproductive effects, they include oxidative stress, which is involved in essentially all chronic diseases. So I'm, I'm deeply concerned about the situation.

Five G - (2019 Documentary)
One of the problems with 5G is it can literally change human DNA, cause multiple cancers, plus hundreds more biological effects. Please spread the word and make sure your city is NOT installing these death driven towers near your homes and families homes.

Former President Of Microsoft Canada Frank Clegg: On Safety & 5G/Wireless Technologies
We need to spread the word about this untested wireless technology and demand the use of the safer use of wired technology

Two videos on the 60 Minutes investigation where US diplomats were attacked with electromagnetic radiation in their homes.
How do you report on an attack that you can’t see? 60 Minutes producers say they approached it with skepticism

Sunday, 15 September 2019

Scientific Appeal: 4G/5G Antenna Densification is Escalating Health Risks – A Global Crisis

Giant 5G Drones in Maui Skies? (4:26 mins)

The 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit is online and FREE from August 26 - September 1, 2019

Scientific Appeal: 4G/5G Antenna Densification is Escalating Health Risks – A Global Crisis
The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

Expert Devra Davis on 5G and Mobile Phone Safety (21:40 mins)
The scandal is that phone testing today is fraudulent; it is just as fraudulent as the diesel engine scandal 

Monday, 9 September 2019

Classrooms in Crisis, could wireless technology be responsible?

As teachers report more violent incidents in schools, boards struggle to manage children with complex needs
Educators at the Toronto District School Board, the country’s largest school district, logged 3,831 reports of workplace violence over the past academic year, up from 1,894 reports in 2014-15. In Edmonton, the number of violent incidents against staff members involving students documented by Edmonton Public Schools more than doubled between the 2015-16 academic year and 2017-18. At the Surrey School District, the largest in B.C., the number of reported violent incidents by a student against a staff member climbed from 190 in 2008-09 to 1,642 in the 2017-18 school year.

Graph coincides with the installation of wifi in our schools.

'I felt helpless': Teachers call for support amid 'escalating crisis' of classroom violence
Last year, the national organization compiled the results of a survey conducted for the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO). The online survey, which polled its 81,000 members, found that 70 per cent of Ontario elementary teachers reported experiencing or witnessing violence during the 2016-17 school year.  Verbal threats, physical assault and incidents involving weapons were among the most frequently reported, according to Brown.

Classrooms in Crisis: Verbal, physical, sometimes violent outbursts plaguing Oregon classrooms.
 “When I first started teaching, I’d have maybe one or two students in the classroom with an unstable home life,” said 4th and 5th-grade teacher Cynthia Honma. “Now, I literally might have almost every child in my class.” 

'It's exhausting': parents, professionals grapple with child anxiety
One in eight children can be diagnosed with childhood anxiety, said Tammy Schamuhn, a child psychologist at Edmonton's Institute of Child Psychology, a rate she said has increased 50 per cent in the last 30 years.  "Our genetics haven't changed, so it has to be the environment," she said. "Something is changing in the environment that's causing this."

BC Ministry of Education slaps a $8.8 million dollar band-aid on the escalating increase in classroom violence and mental health.  We need to find the CAUSE!

Published Studies
Ahuja et al., Autism: An epigenomic side-effect of excessive exposure to electromagnetic fields International Journal of Medical and Medical Sciences Vol. 5(4), pp. 171-177, April (2013)

Bioinitiative Working Group, Bioinitiative 2012: A Rationale for a Biologically-based
Exposure Standard, 2012 & 2014, Section 1, Preface, pages 1-3, Section 11 Table of
Contents, pages 1-5, Section 1, Summary for Public, 2014, Section 2, Statement of the Problem, 2007,

Boumosleh, Jocelyne, et al., Depression, anxiety, and smartphone addiction in university students- A cross sectional study. Plos One August 2017

Hardell, Lennart, "World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health - a hard nut to crack (Review)," International Journal of Oncology
51, June 2017, 405-413

Gupta, Sukesh Kumar et al., Long-term exposure of 2450MHz electromagnetic radiation induces stress and anxiety like behavior in rats, Neurochemisty International, Volume 128, September 2019. Pages 1-13

Herbert, M.R. and Sage, C. “Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiological Link”. Part 1:Pathophysiology , 2013, Jun;20(3):191-209, Pubmed abstract for Part 1.

Herbert, M.R. and Sage, C. “Autism and EMF? Plausibility of a Pathophysiological Link”. Part II: Pathophysiology, 2013 Jun;20(3):211-34. Epub Pubmed abstract for Part II.

Kaplan, Suleyman, et al., “Electromagnetic field and brain development,” Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 75 Nov. 2015 pages 52-61

Naval Medical Research Institute Research Report, June 1971. Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (“Effects”) and Clinical Manifestations Attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation. Report No. 2 Revised.

Pall, Martin L. “Electromagnetic fields act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects.” Journal of cellular and molecular medicine 17.8 (2013): 958- 965. _voltage-gated_calcium_channels_to_produce_beneficial_or_adverse_effects

Pall, Martin L., "Microwave frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF's) produce widespread neuropsychiatric effects including depression," Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 75, Aug. 2015 pages 43-51

Pall, Martin L., "Scientific evidence contradicts findings and assumptions of Canadian Safety Panel 6: microwaves act through voltage-gated calcium channel activation to induce biological impacts at non-thermal levels, supporting a paradigm shift for microwave/lower frequency electromagnetic field action," De Gruyter, Rev Environ Health 30(2): April 2015 pages 99-116

Pall, Martin L., "Wi-Fi as a Very Substantial Threat to Human Health," Feb. 2017

Sage, Cindy, Child Development, Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development. 2017, Volume 00, Number 0, Pages 1-8

Taylor, Hugh  Research Compilation on Cell phone Radiation, Behavior and Brain Development
Twenge, Jean M.  et al. Increases in Depressive Symptoms, Suicide-Related Outcomes, and Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents After 2010 and Links to Increased New Media Screen Time Clinical Psychological Science 2017 November

Varghese, Rini et al., Rats exposed to 2.45GHz of non-ionizing radiation exhibit behavioral changes within creased brain expression of apoptotic caspase 3, Elsevier, Pathophysiology25 (2018) 19-30

Wen Y, Alshikho MJ, Herbert MR (2016) Pathway Network Analyses for Autism Reveal Multisystem Involvement, Major Overlaps with Other Diseases and Convergence upon MAPK and Calcium Signaling. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0153329. doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0153329
Zhang, Jun-Ping et al., Environmental Research and Public Health, Effects of 1.8 GHz Radiofrequency Fields on the Emotional Behavior and Spatial Memory of Adolescent Mice. November 2017, 14 pages