Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation (EPIC)
416.622.3742 epic@iexistworld.org

President’s Message

Hello. Thank you very much for being here.

My name is Barbara Payne. Our not-for-profit organization is Electromagnetic Pollution Illnesses Canada Foundation — we abbreviate that as “EPIC.” We provide information about everyday electromagnetic pollution and its impact on health and wellbeing, promote creation of healthier indoor and outdoor environments, and help persons affected by electrosmog connect with various resources. EPIC’s website and linked resources are often updated. EPIC is 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 exactly a long list of so many things… it’s actually one thing that happens to forcefully spew out of many sources.

Electromagnetic fields are PHYSICAL agents. For whatever 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 continuously escalating density and sources of biologically-active electromagnetic radiation that result because of high consumer and commercial use, including overuse.

It is essential to realize 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,” and no matter how tiny or large the item is.

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 + provide them for others + 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 see the words in the list at the end of this paragraph, they usually mean that someone decided to knowingly pump biologically-active, body-penetrating electromagnetic radiation into you and everyone else. (Yes, at the moment, it is legal to do that to every child and adult in Canada, every day — all day and all night, while you are awake and while you sleep.) This is pumped into users and non-users, and into all animals and plants, where there is wireless network coverage or devices that have wireless features 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, small cell, mesh network, transmitter, signal bars, mobile, wearable.

Anyone who says it is 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 definitely 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, daycares, 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?!

(the map above is a screenshot of TeleGeography’s interactive
Submarine Cable Map at submarinecablemap.com)

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. Use caution with all types of power.

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)
(President’s Message, revised July 5, 2021, previous version was dated August 2, 2019)


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EPIC respects human health and all environments by preferring cords and cables for Internet, messaging, voice calls, data, education, entertainment, games, images, audio, and video — with all wireless features turned off. Wireless coverage, connections, and signals are artificial radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emissions that can affect plants and animals (including you). EPIC aims for zero RFR footprint and reduced exposures.

• prefer cords to connect with wireless off
• provide cords
• request cords
• respect wires