Health Canada is inspiring activism in even the most passive Canadians (especially those harmed by wireless microwave radiation from WiFi, cell phones etc)—motivating them to protect their own health, ensure their own survival, stand up for their rights, and tap into their compassion and humanity—since Health Canada seems incapable of doing any of these things for them.
Teachers, too, are being challenged to become empowered. If they dare to test the levels of radiation coming from WiFi routers in their school, to protect their own health as well as the health of the schoolchildren, or if they turn the router off when not in use, they can lose their job. One teacher in BC—Maria Plant—who has been teaching for 30 years, was forced to retire because the WiFi in her school became intolerable, and she now has such severe electro-sensitivity, as a result, that she can no longer lead a normal life. "It's been emotionally and physically devastating to slowly succumb to this disorder of EHS [electromagnetic hypersensitivity]," she says, "as it forced me to give up the two loves of my life: teaching and physical outdoor activity, because my inner ear and balance are most severely affected by radiofrequency signals."
Teachers can lose their jobs if they dare to test WiFi levels in schools.
No lessons learned
Yet fighting for your rights can be hard to do when you're ill, and Plant says that EHS has resulted in depression and a crippling sense of defeat. "Sometimes, it feels as if it would be easier to just quit living," she says. "My personal life and relationships have fallen apart and I can no longer engage in social activism or contribute as a teacher and Union Rep. It has torn me from my close-knit community and the life-long friends who were my source of joy and support."
Paying for alternative medicines, therapies and specialists can be tough for a single adult, but the financial burden of selling her home and moving several times, working part-time for five years, and losing her last five years of pension contributions has been overwhelming for Plant.
Those with EHS are ridiculed, vilified, marginalized and humiliated by the uninformed.
Worst of all, she says, is the ridicule and humiliation from uninformed doctors, specialists, colleagues and parent groups, friends, associates and family members who mocked her symptoms. "They did not believe me when I told them that wireless radiation was the cause of my illness, or the cause of the anxiety and the flu-like symptoms (vomiting, dizziness, head pain, eye pain etc) that my vulnerable seven-year-old students reported while working near the WiFi routers at school."
A growing generation of harm
If adults can be so severely affected, imagine what these high levels of non-stop microwave radiation are doing to young schoolchildren. One of them—12-year-old Tyler from Victoria, BC (pictured below)—can no longer go to school as the WiFi radiation causes severe headaches, vomiting, insomnia, night terrors and fatigue. Three school districts in BC have refused to accommodate him by turning off the WiFi routers or hard-wiring the computers—which could so easily be done. Instead, Tyler is being denied his right to an education, not to mention being able to socialize with his friends, build important life skills such as communication and team-building, take part in sports, build his self-esteem or do any of the things that teenagers normally do as part of their healthy development.
Schools in BC refuse to accommodate those with EHS by turning off WiFi routers.
What kind of government refuses to allow children such as Tyler to go to school without being harmed—and knowingly harms all the other children who may not yet be feeling the radiation's effects? Why should any child—or adult—be denied this fundamental right, and instead be excluded and forced to function in isolation as if they were the problem rather than the toxic environment?
Browsing the Health Canada website, I discovered some other things that made me wonder what, exactly, Health Canada is, if not the government body tasked with protecting our health and safety. And why is their grasp of the English language so shaky? Their interpretation of the word protection, for instance, is iffy—as is their understanding of the values (such as integrity and honesty) that they promise to uphold.
For example, Health Canada claims to:
1) be responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances [although claiming to be responsible for something is not the same as actually taking responsibility for it]. Yet it has:
- exposed me to wireless radiation that caused a brain tumour requiring brain surgery;
- exposed me to more of that radiation in the hospital where I was trying to recover;
- continued to expose me to this same radiation, 24/7, everywhere I went;
- prevented healing, recovery and the resumption of a normal, productive life;
- disregarded my choices and completely ignored my circumstances;
- caused disabling electro-sensitivity.
2) communicate information […] to protect Canadians from avoidable risks. Yet it has:
- failed to inform the public of the harm being caused by wireless radiation;
- knowingly exposed all Canadians to this proven harm;
- sanctioned the roll-out and unlimited scale-up of wireless systems and cell towers;
- taken zero measures to protect us from these known risks;
- prevented us from protecting ourselves from these risks;
- prevented us from protecting ourselves from them—our supposed protectors.
3) be committed to […] making this country's population among the healthiest in the world as measured by […] effective use of the public health care system. Yet because of the pervasive, government-sanctioned WiFi/cell phone radiation, which makes so many of us ill, it has:
- caused unprecedented harm to millions of Canadians;
- caused an explosion in the incidence of microwave sickness;
- prevented access to medical or dental healthcare services (due to the WiFi);
- overwhelmed and over-taxed the entire healthcare system …as well as the taxpayers.
4) rely on high-quality scientific research as the basis for our work. Yet it has:
- repeatedly denied the validity of thousands of peer-reviewed scientific studies;
- rejected the irrefutable evidence presented to it from countless impeccable sources;
- produced industry-biased and incomplete/inaccurate studies to support its own agenda.
Health Canada is burying the science on microwave radiation.
Given these issues, I finally understand what Safety Code 6 is. Referred to as SC6 and intended as safety guidelines to protect our health, I now realize that it really stands for the Stealth Canada deep-6-it program. It's not about the science on the bio-effects of microwave radiation, which is absolutely solid; it's about burying the science—deep-sixing it, as they say. Finally, things make sense. Their ongoing denial, avoidance, misinformation, distortion of the facts, lack of accountability—it all makes sense when you put it in its proper context.
Despite this disturbing realization, I'm somewhat heartened to hear that Health Canada 'conducts ongoing consultations with Canadians to determine how to best meet their long-term health care needs' and I'd like to book a consultation, ASAP. We can start off by me further explaining the term protection, so that they understand the need to turn off WiFi and cell phones during our chat about how they can best meet my healthcare needs.
But I'm still skeptical. While I've always found Canadians to be sincere, open and genuinely caring, Health Canada officials don't seem to embody any of these qualities and I just can't figure out where they're coming from.
So I'm going to have to ask them some very specific questions, the most important of which is this: What planet are you from?
Thank you for writing this excellent post! The National Association for Children and Safe Technology in the U.S. is very committed to this matter of Wi-Fi in Schools. We have a brochure that goes with our Turn It Off 4 Kids Initiative – great for parents and teachers to read – http://x.co/TIO4Kids
We hear from a lot of teachers who are becoming ill from the wireless networks. Here is a link to a press release from October 2014 – https://www.prlog.org/12381499-los-angeles-unified-school-district-accommodates-teacher-who-fell-ill-after-wireless-installation.html
When Maria Plant says how EHS has “…forced me to give up the two loves of my life: teaching and physical outdoor activity, because my inner ear and balance are most severely affected by radiofrequency signals.” – It reminds me of the work I have done to understand Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). The inner ear in the center of the vestibular sense which is the foundational sense and the first of all our senses to develop. The inner ear is very vulnerable to microwaves since it does not have any bloodflow. There is an old resource which is dedicated to this subject from the RAND Corp. – Lebovitz, R. (March 1972). The Sensitivity of Portions of the Human Central Nervous System to “Safe” Levels of Microwave Radiation R-983-RC. Rand Corporation.
This 28 page report discusses in great detail the vestibular sense and the impact of exposure to non-thermal microwaves (in adults). Since there is no blood flow to the inner ear, it is particularly vulnerable to heating from “non-thermal” microwaves.
Page v Summary- “In this report we propose a novel hypothesis: that the human vestibular apparatus (the inner ear) may be responsive to low-level MW radiation via indirect, caloric stimulation. The semi-circular canals of the inner ear are part of a very sensitive receptor apparatus for the detection of cranial acceleration, and this sensitivity appears to provide a plausible mechanism for the transformation of low levels of MW energy into significant neuronal input.”
See pages 14 – 20 and 21 – 23 also.
There are many children who have SPD and I do believe microwave exposures are an important yet not recognized culprit. We have a page dedicated to the topic of SPD and microwaves – http://www.nacst.org/sensory-processing-disorder.html
Thank you to all of the brave teachers and parents who are speaking the truth. We respect them for their courage and integrity.
Thank you for this wonderful feedback and excellent information, which I will share as widely as possible. As someone with severe EHS who has had brain surgery for the removal of an acoustic neuroma (and am now deaf in that ear, but with inexplicable hearing loss also in the other), I look forward to reading more about this on your site.
Olga, Thank you again for writing this post. Everything about it I can relate to as a mother, teacher and EHS sufferer.
I wish you the best of health no matter the circumstances. We are amazingly resilient.
There is research out there on the impacts of microwaves on hearing and vision – some of the older documents are very good resources. I will forward some when I have a chance.
Olga, for me right now you are like a breath of fresh air, I am also suffering everywhere I go, between smart meters and 4 G cell towers not far from my home, with satellites that have been put in low orbit, and the 5 g tower in the town next to mine, too close and coming soon. I halted the smart meter 3 weeks from being installed at my home, but I don’t know how long I can keep them at bay. I am devastated. Thank you, I read some of your articles, they are wonderful, because I can see me in you, I am cancer survivor and so is my mom. We fought so hard to stay alive, and now 5 G and satelittes are here to finish us off. I am an American Italian citizen living in Italy. It is really difficult here. I try to share here, but no one listens, apathy, ignorance, fear, and indifference is rampant. Canada ….all of them the EU, the USA…they are all the servitudes of the aliens, the descendents, from the mothership. I have been connecting the dots, and I see what you see.
I sent you another message, because I would really love to write to you, if that is possible. I had a few questions regarding an appeal/report/ …contact me if you can, I would really appreciate it. Yours truly Silvia
May god bless you and may the angels protect you.
Thank you for your kinds words, Silvia. I can certainly relate to what you say, regarding the huge challenges, and I will respond via e-mail.