Rep. Andrea M. Boland, D-Sanford, has been awarded the National Health Federation Health Freedom Hero Award for 2011.
The federation, a 57-year-old international health-freedom organization, has been honoring individuals yearly with this award since 2000. It’s presented to those who have excelled in their efforts for individual health-freedom rights. Previous award recipients have included Rep. Ron Paul, Gov. Jesse Ventura, and Dr. Hans Kugler. The presentation of the award to Boland was made by federation board of governors member Pamela Gerry.
Boland is in her third term in the Maine Legislature, where she is considered a leader in health matters and in advocating for wellness and prevention. Her work there has specifically focused on preventive health measures such as advancing nutritional supplementation, transparency in vaccines and publicizing cellphone and wireless hazards. The wireless hazards include those from wireless smart meters — Maine now has opt-outs — and from electromagnetic pulse threats to the power grid from geomagnetic solar storms and weapons of rogue nations.
Boland is the ranking Democrat of the State and Local Government Committee and a member of the Government Oversight Committee.