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Wednesday 1 August 2018

President's Message, EPIC

Hello. Thank you very much for being here.

Our non-profit is Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation – we abbreviate that as “EPIC.” I’m Barbara Payne and I’m EPIC’s first President. Our non-profit provides support and services to persons directly or indirectly affected by several types of electromagnetic pollution. EPIC also provides information to the public about electromagnetic pollution and its impact on health and wellbeing. And EPIC promotes the creation of healthy environments. EPIC’s website is often updated — — and we’re on Twitter @iexistworld.

"Wireless" seems like an endless list of items, right? I notice that many people have an a-ha moment when they realize that it isn’t so much a long list of so many things as merely ONE thing that happens to spew out of many sources.

Electromagnetic fields are PHYSICAL agents. For various reasons, even though use of electrical, electronic, cordless, and wireless devices and systems and networks has been exponentially increasing for decades, there seems to have been no meaningful effort by authorities to inform anyone about the increased density and sources of biologically-active electromagnetic radiation that results because of high consumer and commercial use, including overuse.

It’s essential that everyone realizes the simple fact that operation of any electrical, electronic, or wireless devices or networks is: secondhand exposures of biologically-active radiation to bystanders and environments; firsthand exposures to each direct user; that each user is making a pulsing, three-dimensional radiation footprint; and that each user’s demand for wireless network availability is as if each user is granted the right to irradiate EVERY child, adult, and environment. B. Blake Levitt said in 2015, “An individual’s right to use wireless tech stops where someone else’s DNA begins.”

Respect yourself and others by being mindful that electromagnetic radiation is generated by most items that are powered by electricity or battery — and that’s whether or not they’re “wireless.”

Prefer modern non-wireless connection methods – with cords and cables that eliminate or substantially reduce electromagnetic radiation footprints and exposures. Prefer non-wireless methods for yourself, and provide them for others, and request them everywhere you and the people you care about spend time.

We need progress that is LESS electromagnetic radiation, not MORE sources, not HIGHER density of electromagnetic pollution.

Anytime you hear or read the following words, they usually actually mean that someone decided to knowingly pump biologically-active, body-penetrating electromagnetic radiation into you and everyone else (that’s users and non-users) where network coverage or wireless devices or wireless features are on, and whether or not the networks and devices are actively being used. All the following words are usually dense electromagnetic radiation footprints and exposures: 4G, 5G, 2G, 3G, LTE, Wi-Fi, hotspot, cell network coverage area, Bluetooth, wireless, smart, DAS, transmitter, signal, mobile, wearable.

Anyone who says it’s impossible or too difficult to install and use wireLINE (cords and cables) instead of wireLESS is usually incorrect, or closed-minded, stubborn, disrespectful, lazy, or simply doesn’t yet know how. More than 150 years ago humans installed the first communication cable across the Atlantic Ocean, so it's unrealistic, in the 21st century, for anyone to claim we can't figure out how to install or upgrade modern communication cables in schools, homes, doctors’ offices, government buildings, hospitals, libraries, workplaces, retail areas, churches, parks, stadiums, or anywhere else! Whenever a telecommunication company deems a cable is necessary, the company goes to great lengths, literally, to install a cable. How is it NOT necessary to prevent wireless radiation from KNOWINGLY detrimentally messing with the cells in our living bodies when experts already know how to prevent that AND companies that provide connectivity for networks and other services and products DO use non-wireless methods for other reasons?! People matter. Environments matter. We must insist that communication and other technology and utility companies provide products, features, and services that beneficially modernize by using cords and cables instead of wireless radiation.

Encourage everyone to practice e-hygiene and #PracticeSafeTech. Prefer cords (to connect with wireless off), provide cords, request cords, respect wires. Handle all types of power with caution. Be kind to yourself and to others. Please tell two people what you learn here, and ask THEM to tell two people.

Barbara Payne, President
Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation (EPIC)
(revised August 2, 2019, previous version was dated August 2, 2018)

Symptoms & Exposures & How to reduce them

Persons who are familiar with electromagnetic sensitivity commonly report some, several, or many of the following symptoms, which are often significantly reduced or eliminated when these persons practice prudent avoidance of artificially-generated electromagnetic fields. For some persons and in some circumstances, relief may seem immediate or may require longer periods of time to progress, and relapses are not unusual, and of course healing often varies from person to person. We hear that even persons who achieve substantial recovery do find it necessary or beneficial to continue the improved e-hygiene habits they adopted, in order to maintain better health and quality of life.

In the second section are some specifics about e-hygiene and reducing first- and secondhand exposures and electromagnetic footprints at home. There are many others. Hopefully, this list will also be a springboard for you to consider what else might help in your home environment and elsewhere.


·       Memory, concentration problems
·       Headache, pressure in the head
·       Tinnitus (buzzing/ringing in the ears)
·       Difficulty sleeping, low quality of sleep, melatonin reduction
·       Myelin sheath nerve damage
·       Fatigue
·       Nausea
·       Digestive problems
·       Tingling sensations, or tremors, sudden nerve sensations (spasm / heat)
·       Adrenal fatigue, thyroid problems (weight gain or loss)
·       Hormone changes, menopause-like symptoms
·       Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
·       Dizziness, vertigo
·       Heart palpitations, low or high blood pressure
·       Numbness, pain in joints, muscles (fibromyalgia)
·       Eyes dry or irritated, worsening vision, or floaters
·       Red skin blotches, eczema, body swelling
·       Depression, anxiety
·       Poor blood sugar regulation (Diabetes harder to control/ increased insulin required)
·       Immune abnormalities
·       Asthma, shortness of breath
·       Seizures
·       Dehydration of body
·       Sore feet (esp. getting out of bed), plantar fasciitis
·       Bulging veins in hands when exposed

Studies show direct links to these conditions as well:
Cancers (brain tumours, leukemia, breast, thyroid and salivary gland, etc.), DNA strand breakage, autism, mitochondrial dysfunction, nerve damage, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s Disease


  • Replace cordless phones with corded models (cordless base stations broadcast radiation even when the phone is not in use, older 900 MHz analog cordless phones do turn off between calls but still emit radiation when in use).
  • Instead of using wi-fi and other wireless connections use wired options and turn off wireless features (use of a DLAN system that sends Internet signal through your electrical system wiring instead of emitting wireless radiation helps some people but does generate other undesirable EM radiation, so cords/cables are safer than DLAN).
  • Choose wired for security systems, sprinkler system rain gauges, thermostats, and other indoor and outdoor environmental monitoring.
  • Completely power off cell phones when you sleep and when not in use—the phone “talks” to the network towers even when the phone is not in use. You and bystanders are exposed to the radiation that is this continuous “talk.”  
  • Distance cell phones away from your head and body, use speaker phone or a hollow tube earpiece. 
  • Avoid using a cell phone and other wireless devices in a car or any contained metal area (train, bus, elevator, subway, airplane, etc.) or in weak signal areas. In all those limited areas, the device boosts power to connect, so it gives off more radiation; as well, wireless radiation reflecting off metal intensifies exposures. When inside a car use an external antenna.  
  • Request an RF-emissions always off (or fewer emissions) electricity meter from your local hydro company; or a meter wired through a phone line might help some persons. Request this for water and gas meters as well. In advance, get agreement from your utility provider that your old meter will be restored if the new meter is worse. Shield RF-emitting meters until they are changed; talk to a building biologist to do this. A non-digital (analogue) meter may be ideal for some persons.
  • Dispose of your microwave oven. They all leak high levels of microwave radiation after they are a few weeks old.  
  • Disconnect wireless games from their power source when not gaming, as some game systems broadcast radiation all the time, even when not in use. 
  • Disable all wireless features not in use on laptops, computers, printers, e-readers —otherwise they constantly broadcast radiation. Replace your wireless accessories with wired models: keyboard, mouse, speakers, microphone, etc.
  • Do not use compact fluorescent or any low-voltage lighting technologies.
  • DVD players/VCRs, electric clock-radios/alarm clocks, stereo systems, heating pads, electric blankets, lamps, and waterbeds must be unplugged from their power sources in order to cease the electric and magnetic field emissions. Before sleeping, remove or unplug electronic devices located in the sleeping areas. To largely reduce your exposure to these fields, turn off circuit breakers to your bedroom and adjacent rooms or have a demand switch installed by an electrician. In all rooms, when a charger is not in use unplug it from the electrical outlet.
  • Distance wireless devices and appliances away from all children. They will have a much longer and earlier lifetime exposure than we did and so they could be more prone to health challenges because of this radiation exposure.
  • Before committing to or proceeding with repairs, replacements, or upgrades of any systems in your home — such as phone, Internet, furnace, wiring, appliances, and many others — try to pre-arrange that it will be possible to undo the change without delay and without prohibitive cost to you, if something about the change unexpectedly worsens the electromagnetic fields in your home.

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