Citizens of Quebec File Class Action Suit Against EMF and RFR Producers
It’s nearly impossible to avoid pollution from electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and radiofrequencies (RFRs). The consumption of electronics and wireless technologies has made these invisible areas of energy, or radiation, as common as an electrical outlet. Yet, concerns about the safety of these technologies continues to spread, both in public interest groups and scientific institutions. Most recently, Canadian citizens have filed a class action lawsuit in the Superior Court of the Providence of Quebec (Case No. 500-06-000760-153). The suit holds liable the government entities and corporations responsible for the proliferation of EMF and RFR technologies.
EMF and RFR Industry Dynamics
Ever since electromagnetic radiation became ubiquitous in our living environments, concerns about its safety have continued to mount. Many people believe that the governments and corporations making and deploying EMF and RFR products do so without adequate regard for human health.
Governments and regulatory agencies have allowed these technologies to be placed in nearly all living environments. Yet, corporations haven’t conducted or released any significant human health and environmental impact studies, at least not in North America.
As well, many people believe that the telecom industry, as a whole, has manipulated regulatory agencies and health authorities, using expensive lobbying tactics. Therefore, little is done to make the public aware of the potential health risks associated with electro-pollution. As a result, consumers do not think it is important to protect themselves from EMF and RFR sygnals.
Consequently, there are few, if any, public warnings about the adverse health reactions common to EMF and RFR exposure. As a result, corporations have not been held liable for the the pervasive, escalating and cumulative effects of electro-pollution.
Citizens Take Stance Against EMF and RFR
In an effort to highlight these perceived injustices, a class action lawsuit was filed in Superior Court, Province of Quebec, District of Montreal (Case No. 500-06-000760-153) to hold corporate giants liable for not adequately warning consumers about EMF and RFR pollution. In addition, the lawsuit reprimands the defendants for failing to encourage people to reduce EMF exposure, especially in sleeping environment and for sensitive individuals.
Benefits of Protecting Yourself from EMF
Research evidence continues to show that electronic radiation exposure poses innumerable risks to human health. Primarily, this radiation affects the following organs: brain, testes (for men), nervous system, heart and retina.
The tissues of these organs have the highest concentration of voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs), which are located in the outer membrane of your cells. Dr. Mercola writes:
…EMF radiation activates the VGCCs in the outer cell membrane, triggering a chain reaction of devastating events that, ultimately:
- Decimates your mitochondrial function, cell membranes and cellular proteins
- Causes severe cellular damage
- Results in DNA breaks
- Dramatically accelerates your aging process
- Puts you at higher risk for chronic disease
Therefore, when you decrease EMF and RFR exposure, you are less likely to experience symptoms of radiation. These symptoms include the following:
- Anxiety and depression
- Heart issues, such as cardiac arrhythmia and heart palpitations
- Headaches and migraines
- Sleep problems and disorders
A group of researchers from Autoimmunity Research Foundation studied the effects that blocking EMF products has on patients with autoimmune disease. In a group of 64 patients with illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, they discovered that blocking EMFs significantly changes symptoms.
In fact, 90 percent of the patients indicated a “definite” or “strong” change in their symptoms. The concluded by saying that the study “suggests that effective control of environmental Electrosmog immunomodulation may soon become necessary for successful therapy of autoimmune disease.”
Blocking EMFs and RFRs
One of the best ways to reduce the effect that electro-pollution has on your health is to limit exposure within your home. If you are concerned about your health, here are some simple actions your can take:
- Do not carry your cell phone on your body and use the speakerphone whenever possible.
- Use high-quality devices that reduce the harmful effects of EMF radiation, like this one. You should connect these protective devices to computers, laptops, monitors, smart TVs, smart meters, and wifi routers.
- Do not sleep within 3 feet of any EMF or RFR emitting devices. For children and sensitive persons, such as pregnant women, this should increase to at least 6 feet.
- Turn off your Wifi modem during the night and set all devices to airplane mode.
It is absolutely essential that the growing concerns about EMF and RFR product safety are voiced, as well as heard by our governing bodies. We know very little about the long-term effects of electromagnetic pollution on human health. Without adequate research, we may find out too late that these technologies cause irreparable harm.
Personally, I use EMF protection devices from AiresTech on most of my personal electronics. I have found I sleep better and have fewer headaches. These devices are a small investment in my long-term health.
The tobacco industry is a great example that proves that money clouts the decisions of corporate and political profiteers. Sadly, it took decades for the public to realize this, thus suffering the detrimental effects of using tobacco products. Let’s not repeat the same mistake and pretend that growing amounts of radiation in our homes shouldn’t be a cause for concern.
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About the Author
Anna Hunt is writer, yoga instructor, mother of three, and lover of healthy food. She’s the founder of Awareness Junkie, an online community paving the way for better health and personal transformation. She’s also the co-editor at Waking Times, where she writes about optimal health and wellness. Anna spent 6 years in Costa Rica as a teacher of Hatha and therapeutic yoga. She now teaches at Asheville Yoga Center and is pursuing her Yoga Therapy certification. During her free time, you’ll find her on the mat or in the kitchen, creating new kid-friendly superfood recipes.
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