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I've posted on a few babble threads in the past few years, about what is being largely avoided as the greatest health & environmental threat going. Some seemed appreciative, others less so.
Few will likely openly appreciate, I expect, that example is made of others' suffering. But while I restrained myself upon learning of Olivia Chow's other condition, it is hard to resist hard upon that learning of Jim Flaherty's bullous pemphigoid.
We dealt with this rare affliction, of almost onomatopoeic name, in our own family: an elderly member in a long term care facility, which had just been fitted with some of the latest in wireless mania, wifi for nurses, who was parked under the routers along with the helpless inarticulate co-residents for hours daily, developed bullous pemphigoid. (And poor old man never would have voted for Flaherty's ilk, ever.)
We protested - not only based on that incident - and they shut it off. The rash abated right away. It all led to a provincial government-ordered study about purported safety of institutional wifi.
The study (Copes' OAHPP report) was sadly lame, on which basis wifi went back on about 1&1/2 years after the moratorium we achieved began. We find renewed evidence of harm. At least it was a starter demonstration that provincial health ministries have real jurisdiction, and need not reflexively but voluntarily defer to federal opinion, as is the case with "Health" Canada's Safety Code 6 re radiofrequency exposures. (Also sadly, a similar report put out by the counterpart QC agency, INSPQ, was even more woefully lacking (on cell towers)).
Bullous pemphigoid is a decreasigly rare condition. That kind of decrease began as for so many ill health indicators -- right from the deployment of mass wireless gadgetry & infrastructure in the late 90s. This timing it has in common with other sudden upticks of and continuing increase in, e.g., health care costs, workplace absentee rates, youth mental distress, several cancers - thyroid, prostate, for very salient-to-NDP examples.
"Ramsay Hunt" is a less ugly name than "bullous p.". But it would be very surprising, to serious readers of e.g. the recently re-released and updated Bioinitiative Report (online), that Chow, Layton, Flaherty and innumerable others in as many ways as we bio-electrical beings can be electrically interfered with, that their conditions have not as necessary condition human abuse of the electromagnetic spectrum.