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Date: 28 Aug 2012
From: Webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Take Action - Support Biologically Based Radiofrequency Radiation Standards
Please support the effort to get biologically based safety standards that will be protective for our entire population during the chronic exposures we now experience. As you may have noticed, a lot has happened recently. We really need everyone to take the time to do the three things listed below to move us closer to having truly protective standards for radiofrequency radiation exposure.
2. Call your United States Congressional delegation and urge them to support and pass before the end of the session The Cellphone Right to Know Act (http://ow.ly/diDQw)
While the Cellphone Right to Know Act does not contain all the provisions I would like to see in such legislation, it does mandate the EPA to establish biologically based safety standards to protect the whole population during chronic exposures.
It is important to call your legislator in support of The Cellphone Right to Know Act. When you call, you can get the email address for the person in charge of the issue for your state - they may have to call you with it themselves, then you can email them a brief statement about why you support the legislation - if you have a specific experience, including a brief account would be good, and include couple of good references. You can continue to email a small note and a particularly good reference weekly to educate the legislative aide, and the Representative or Senator, about the seriousness of the issue and the need for immediate action. Several small emails will be much more effective than one huge email with tons of information.
You may also want to set up an appointment to meet with your legislator or legislative aide - that can be highly effective if you go with one or two sheets of clear points and a couple of supporting documents and make a good case for the need for population based standards and immediate action.
Please also contact President Obama. Links are below. The House and Senate pages both have a search function that can allow you to find your legislator.
3. The GAO (Government Accountability Office) has requested that the FCC RAISE the allowable radiofrequency radiation exposures from wireless technology, in spite of the recent classification by IARC of radiofrequency radiation as a class 2B carcinogen.
A strong united response is needed. We can and are causing change. This is an opportunity to bring attention to the health threat posed by chronic exposure to radiofrequency radiation.
Please write up a brief communication with a couple of your favorite references explaining to the GAO why they are WRONG and that the safety guidelines actually need to be tightened. If you have personal experience with radiofrequency related injury, please relate it briefly (remember this is a public record). The GAO is right that the guidelines need to be revisited, but they should be lowered to avoid biological effects demonstrated within the biological and epidemiological literature. They should further be asking that the EPA be tasked with acquiring the independent (no industry ties) experts necessary to set standards to protect the population from biological effects during chronic exposures. The GAO can be contacted through the contacts below
Mark L. Goldstein
Marcia G. Crosse
Office of Public Affairs
We dont want to believe that our new toys to which we are so attachedand which bring in enormous profitscould also cause our demise or that of our children. But science is not about belief. Governments responsibility to their citizens should not be either. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD, 1951-2011, preface to Disconnect -- Taken from Warning: Your mobile gadgets can be hazardous to your health
Personally, I am very concerned for grave consequences that may ensue if exposure guidelines are not changed by global governments. I therefore urge them to immediately strongly reduce the guidelines for exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RF) and extremely low-frequency electromagnetic1 fields (ELF-EMF) for the reasons given above. It is high time to ask ourselves: What happens when we, 24-hours around the clock, wherever we are, allow ourselves and our children to be used as guinea-pigs, whole-body-irradiated for the rest of our lives? In not doing so our politicians and health administrators may put us all at stake, since this is the largest human full-scale experiment ever! Current US and ICNIRP standards for radiofrequency and microwave radiation from wireless technologies are entirely inadequate. They never were intended to address the kind of exposures from wireless devices that now affect over 4 billion people.
Seletun Online Petition - As recommended on 08/05/12 by Alex Swinkels from the International EMF Alliance http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/new-biologically-based-emf-public-exposure/
"We, the undersigned, find that current national government as well as international authority limits do not protect the general public from adverse health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from devices such as power lines, cell phones and all wireless Internet devices and their associated antenna sites. Most of the existing limits on this form of radiation are at a minimum 1 to 10 thousand times too lenient to prudently protect humans from adverse health effects ranging from Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, reproduction problems, sleep quality reduction, learning and memory interference, slowed ability of the body to repair damage, immune function decrease, cancer and electrohypersensitivity. Based upon the scientific evidence set forth in The Seletun Statement and the BioInitiative Report."
The Seletun Scientific Panel acknowledges that numeric limits derived here for new biologically-based public exposure standards are still a billion times higher than natural EMF levels at which all life evolved. It is a serious mistake to believe that we have always lived in man-made electromagnetic fields, such as from electrical power, radio, TV, computers, and wireless telecommunication, and therefore should not worry. It was not long ago when people thought that X-rays, radioactivity, strong ultraviolet light and radar were completely without harm. Nowadays we know much better! Your Voice Counts! Please sign this important petition by adding your name and broadly distributing the link to all of your contacts and friends.
At long last, there is some movement in the right direction...
Cellphone exposure limits should be reassessed, GAO recommends
By Hayley Tsukayama
Mobile phone exposure limits and testing requirements should be reassessed, according to a Government Accountability Office study released Tuesday.
The study, the culmination of a year-long review done at the urging of lawmakers, comes at a time of heightened concern about the possible impact of cellphone radiation on human health. Its findings may prompt the Federal Communications Commission to update its standards to more accurately reflect how people use their cellphones.
While the report did not suggest that cellphone use causes cancer, the agency did say that FCCs current energy exposure limit for mobile phones, established in 1996, may not reflect the latest evidence on the the effects of cellphones. The study recommends that the FCC reassess two things: the current exposure limit and the way it tests exposure.
In its conclusions, the report says that the FCC has not formally coordinated with the Food and Drug Administration or the Environmental Protection Agency on the exposure limits. The report also raised questions about the FCCs decision to only test exposure at a distance from a body while using an earpiece, simulating, for example, someone setting their phone on a nearby table rather than in their pocket while speaking.
The FCC, the report said, may not be identifying the maximum exposure, since some users may hold a mobile phone directly against the body while in use.
Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who called for the GAO to conduct the report said that the study highlights that the FCC is behind the curve when it comes to evaluating the effects cellphones have on the human body.
With mobile phones in the pockets and purses of millions of Americans, we need a full understanding of the long-term impact of mobile phone use on the human body, particularly in children whose brains and nervous systems are still developing, Markey said.
Ahead of the studys release, theres been renewed interest in the area of cellphone radiation. The FCC has already said that it will investigate whether it should take a new look at the issue.
Last year, a World Health Organization report found that cellphone radiation might possibly be carcinogenic a point that the GAO study does not raise.
On Monday, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced a bill that would put warning labels on cellphones and tap the Environmental Protection Agency not the FCC to lead the way in examining the effects that radiation has on the human body.
In a statement, Kucinich said that cellphone users have a right to know how much radiation their phones give off, particularly as people spend more time with them, and not wait for scientists to prove whether there are harmful effects behind cellphone radiation or not.
It took decades for scientists to be able to say for sure that smoking caused cancer, Kucinich said. While we wait for scientists to sort out the health effects of cell phone radiation, we must allow consumers to have enough information to choose a phone with less radiation.
The city of San Francisco is looking at a labeling measure similar to the one proposed by Kucinich. CTIA, the wireless industrys trade group, has filed a lawsuit against the proposed ordinance.
In response to the report, the FCC said that it will ask multiple stakeholders including federal health agencies for input as it assesses its standards.
"The U.S. has among the most conservative standards in the world, said FCC spokesman Neil Grace in a statement. As part of our routine review of these standards, which we began earlier this summer, we will solicit input from multiple stakeholder experts, including federal health agencies and others, to guide our assessment. We look forward to reviewing today's GAO report as part of that consideration."
GAO to FCC: Reassess RF Limits for Cell Phones (August 7, 2012) http://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/gao-fcc-reassess-rf-limits-cell-phones
In its much-anticipated report, released today, the GAO told the FCC to take a fresh look at its cell phone exposure standard and the way the phones are tested for compliance with that limit. The 46-page report is available here. Julius Knapp, the chief of the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology, responded that he and his staff had "independently arrived at the same conclusion." He added that rules that the Commission has already drafted would "address and even expand on the GAO's recommendations" (see our "What's Up at the FCC?"). Some consumer and environmental organizations appear to be happy with the report. The Environmental Working Group (EWG), for instance, thanked the three members of Congress who had requested the GAO investigation after IARC designated RF radiation as a possible human carcinogen last year (see our June 3, 2011, post). The EWG should keep in mind the old proverb, be careful what you wish for. A close reading of the new report indicates that the most likely outcome of a FCC review would be a substantial weakening of the current cell phone standard in the name of harmonization with the IEEE and ICNIRP. That might explain why the CTIA, the wireless trade association, also embraced the GAO report. "CTIA welcomes the Commission's continued careful oversight of this issue," stated John Walls, its VP for public affairs. The U.S. currently has the most stringent cell phone exposure limit in the world. But perhaps not for much longer. For more, see: The Washington Post's blog post; Bloomberg's news story; The EWG's press release; CTIA's press release; And this item from Ars Technica, which closes with, "Maybe, finally, we'll get to the bottom of [the mystery of cell phone radiation]." We wouldn't take that bet.
Smart Meter Dangers: The Health Hazards of Wireless Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure
The Latest from Dr. David O. Carpenter
by Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri -- July 13, 2012
Over the past two years, there has been mounting medical and scientific evidence of the grave biological dangers to humans from so-called Smart Meters exposure that are being installed by the hundreds of thousands all over North America and Europe. Scientists have been documenting the EMF/RF exposure effects for decades. However, it is only in the last two years, with the constant wireless electromagnetic radiation exposure to these new meters, that other medical evidence (down to the cellular level) has been reported. In the US, there has never been a mandate to force these utility meters on millions of unsuspecting people. There has been no Precautionary Principle used, while corporate greed has abounded. Various utility companies have not told their customers of the dangers. What they told their customers about these new meters was that it would update the grid and help them control individual usage. Customers have not been told about the serious health problems that these RF pulsing meters cause. We have been given no informed consent to this dangerous but invisible exposure.
With broken and unethical global social mores, this is considered standard business practice: to deceive customers, while gaining enormous profits. As long as a revolving-door policy remains between corporations and [no longer] public agencies, citizens will not have their medically validated concerns ever addressed. The corporate bottom line, profit, is what counts not our well-being and safety. Further, the synergistic effects of various wireless technologies combined with other environmental toxins to which we all are exposed daily have not been tested.
Over the past year, I have already personally seen the damage these dangerous meters have done to numerous people and several animals I know --all across the US. Although not generally reported by mainstream media, the serious impacts on peoples health are already evident. A short list includes: neurological impairment, ear pain and hearing problems, breathing dysfunctions, chest pains and heart ailments, burning skin, sleep disturbances, headaches, depression, vision troubles, blood pressure changes, sterility, autism, and neurodegenerative diseases. There are numerous reports of people who are completely incapacitated from EMF exposure. Several people I know are almost constantly debilitated and housebound, due to city-wide exposure to cell towers and Wi-Fi that has become ubiquitous. Most allopathic physicians are not trained in environmental medicine, and so often symptoms are mis-diagnosed.
Although Dr. David O. Carpenter notes below that the evidence of the link between long-term cell phone use and brain cancer comes primarily from Northern Europe, I know personally of two people who have died from glioma cancer. The glioma cancer originated behind the ear where the cell phone was held. This used to be a rare form of malignant brain cancer. It is now thought to be epidemic, but not reported by the media, as more than 6-billion cell phones are in use globally. Senator Ted Kennedy died of glioma cancer.
There is a very long history of expendable customers [were no longer called citizens or people], while multi-national corporations continue to make tremendous profits on dangerous drugs and technologies: toxic shock syndrome; Vioxx; thalidomide, HPV vaccines. This list is very long and well documented. For example, in September 2011, the Los Angeles Time reported that [prescription] drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in US. See: http://articles.latimes.com/2011/sep/17/local/la-me-drugs-epidemic-20110918
What is now termed Electro-Hypersensitivty (EHS), and is recognized in Sweden as a documented debilitating illness, can actually be called poisoning, as humans and all other living organisms are being damaged by these meters moment-to-moment RF pulsing rates. For more than 30 years, distinguished professor Olle Johansson, of the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, has been a highly visible and ardent advocate for those who have been harmed by this technology. His scientific research is ground-breaking. In Sweden, more than 248,000 people are ill from EHS. Most laws are completely outdated to address this crisis. In the US and Canada, many poisoned customers cannot op-out. Or, if this is available to them, customers are charged high op-out fees as well as monthly fees. It is a win-win situation financially for the various utility companies, while customers are being harmed daily. The corporate bottom line takes precedence over health and safety.
In a Canadian magazine, La maison du 21e siècle [the house of the 21st century], Dr. David O. Carpenter, a distinguished physician and former founding dean of the School of Public Health, State University, Albany (New York), has just published a letter called Smart Meters: Correcting the Gross Misinformation.(**) It is here reproduced in its entirety: CLIP
Electrosensitivity symptoms can be eliminated in 60% of people and significantly reduced in the rest Dr Brian Clement (20 mars 2012) http://maisonsaine.ca/electrosensitivity-symptoms-can-be-eliminated-in-60-of-people-and-significantly-reduced-in-the-rest-dr-brian-clement/
A naturopath who holds a doctorate in nutrition, Brian Clement says he has successfully treated more than 4,000 electrohypersensitive people at the Hippocrates Institute which he heads. Founded in Boston in 1956 by nutritionist Ann Wigmore and now based in Florida, the Institute is one of the worlds most renowned natural health centers. Tens of thousands of people have seen their health improve after adopting its healthy lifestyle program and discovering the virtues of raw food cures (germinations, sprouts and their juices). Here is the fascinating telephone interview he granted us in January 2012.
Blood in the Mobile (Trailer) http://bloodinthemobile.org/
Blood in the Mobile is a documentary by director Frank Piasecki Poulsen. SYNOPSIS - Phones are financing war in DR Congo - We love our cell phones and the selection between different models has never been bigger. But the production of phones has a dark, bloody side. The main part of minerals used to produce cell phones are coming from the mines in the Eastern DR Congo. The Western World is buying these so-called conflict minerals and thereby finances a civil war that, according to human rights organisations, has been the bloodiest conflict since World War II: During the last 15 years the conflict has cost the lives of more than 5 million people and 300.000 women have been raped. The war will continue as long as armed groups can finance their warfare by selling minerals. If you ask the phone companies where their suppliers get minerals from, none of them can guarantee that they arent buying conflict minerals from the Congo. The Documentary Blood in the Mobile shows the connection between our phones and the civil war in the Congo. Director Frank Poulsen travels to DR Congo to see the illegal mine industry with his own eyes. He gets access to Congos largest tin-mine, which is being controlled by different armed groups, and where children work for days in narrow mine tunnels to dig out the minerals that end up in our phones. After visiting the mine Frank Poulsen struggles to get to talk to Nokia, the Worlds largest phone company. Frank Poulsen wants them to guarantee that they are not buying conflict minerals and thereby is financing the war in the Congo. Nokia cannot give him that guarantee. Blood in Mobile is a film about our responsibility for the conflict in the Congo and about corporate social responsibility.
"Blood in the Mobile" directed by Frank Poulsen (24 min) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTNaQZ02BKc
In this edition of the show Russell reviews the film, Blood in the Mobile, directed by Frank Poulsen. The film addresses the issue of conflict minerals by examining illegal Cassiterite mining in the North-Kivu province in eastern DR Congo. In particular, it focuses on the Cassiterite mine in Bisie.
Blood Coltan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in0A8SFL3XM
The mobile (cell) phone is a remarkable piece of engineering. But look inside. There's blood in this machine. There's blood in this device because your mobile contains tiny electronic circuits, and they couldn't work without mineral called COLTAN. It's mined in the eastern Congo. There is blood here, the blood of Congolese who are dying in a terrible conflict. The West's demand for Coltan, used in mobile phones and computers, is funding the killings in Congo. Under the close watch of rebel militias, children as young as ten work the mines hunting for this black gold. 'Blood Coltan' exposes the web of powerful interests protecting this blood trade. Meet the powerful warlords who enslave local population and the European businessmen who continue importing Coltan, in defiance of the UN. Year : 2007 / Duration : 52 min
Resolution On Electromagnetic Health
2012 The U.S. Health Freedom Congress
Schaumburg, IL, June 14, 2012
Submitted by ElectromagneticHealth.org
Whereas electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones, cellular antennas, wireless devices, wireless computer equipment, DECT portable phones, wireless smart boards in schools, wireless utility smart meters, etc., have been shown in numerous well documented peer-reviewed studies to lead to biological disregulation, impaired cognitive function, reduced fertility, damaged DNA and increased incidence of acute and chronic conditions, including cancers, heart irregularities, difficulty sleeping, joint pain, dizziness, tinnitus and stress; and
Whereas the risk from electromagnetic fields involves the low frequency ELF fields (electric and magnetic fields), intermediate frequencies (dirty electricity) and high frequencies (radiofrequency (RF), including microwaves as emitted by cell phone and consumer wireless technologies), and both ELF and RF fields have been separately classified by the World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as Class 2B Possible Carcinogens and have been the subject of numerous resolutions warning of the risks from international scientists, physicians, psychologists and government agencies; and
Be it acknowledged that:
Health, DNA, productivity and the environment are being negatively impacted by the presence of man-made electromagnetic fields in home, work, school, community and natural environments.
Non-stop proliferation of electromagnetic fields has continued unabated for two decades, largely unchallenged by public health and government officials, despite ample evidence of harm.
Sensitivity to electromagnetic fields varies between people, due to known and unknown reasons, including past exposures; cumulative exposure; duration and intensity of exposures; presence of heavy metals, chronic infections, dental amalgams and other stressors; differences in detoxification capacities; opportunity for downtime without exposure to electromagnetic fields, etc. Over time, and with increasing exposure, more people feel the effects of electromagnetic fields, some to the point of functional or cognitive debilitation. It has been estimated that 3-8% of people in developed countries suffer from electromagnetic field exposures, and these numbers are expected to increase.
Electrohypersensitive individuals who are otherwise ambitious and qualified are increasingly unable to attend schools, hold jobs or participate in society. Many have left homes due to neighborhood cellular towers and antennas, radiation-emitting utility smart meters and neighbors wireless devices, whose radiation easily passes through walls and permeates their personal premises. A fringe class has emerged at the edge of society, unable to comfortably co-exist with current levels of electromagnetic fields. This population is expected to increase as exposures continue to rise.
Second-hand unavoidable, involuntary exposure to electromagnetic fields is impairing quality of life, causing illness and making 100% of society ultimately vulnerable to illness, cognitive dysfunction and other acute and chronic illnesses.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Congress should take immediate and effective measures to assure the health of individuals and society is not being unknowingly eroded by excessive exposures to electromagnetic fields, including:
1. Assuring the population is widely educated on the known, as well as potential, risks of electromagnetic field exposures, and on the many different sources of these exposures, including exposures from consumer technologies, residential and occupational settings, and neighborhood telecommunications and utility infrastructure. Efforts might include 1) funding public safety announcements; 2) requiring point of sale educational materials; 3) requiring manufacturer warning labels; 4) assuring institutional cooperation in an electromagnetic field (EMF) educational campaign (e.g. among employers, educational institutions, hospitals, medical schools, parenting organizations and other community groups, etc.); 5) requiring disclosure of known internal and external electromagnetic field risks in real estate transactions (e.g. antennas on the roof or premises; wireless utility smart meters or relay antennas on buildings; neighborhood cell towers or antennas within distances research shows cancer clusters and symptoms of electrosensitivity occur; wiring errors; high levels of dirty electricity on wiring; etc.), and, importantly, 6) clarifying for the public that the present Federal Communications Commission (FCC) safety guidelines for wireless technologies a) are designed to protect against one form of risk alone, the thermal, or heating, effects, but not the non-thermal effects, nor effects from signal characteristics, both of which are biologically active; b) that the RF/MW guidelines are based on relatively very short exposure periods (minutes), compared to actual exposures common today (hours, or sometimes 24/7); c) that besides a cause and effect relationship between exposure and effects, where one would expect the greater the exposure the greater the effect, there are, as well, paradoxical effects, where the lower the exposure the greater certain effects, such as, for example, on the brain; and d) that some scientists believe there is sufficient evidence today suggesting there may not be a safe exposure level from cumulative and chronic exposures to wireless technologies at all, and, that prudent avoidance, and a change to safer, shielded communication technologies, is required; or, finally 7) funding the training of a skilled workforce able to accurately measure electromagnetic fields to enhance peoples awareness of this public health issue.
The first part of this Resolution is calling for citizens to be educated on the known, and suspected risks, from electromagnetic fields so they may be empowered to make health-promoting decisions for themselves and their communities.
2. Assuring citizens are empowered to opt-out from biologically disruptive exposures to electromagnetic fields in their homes, workplaces and communities. This might involve 1) establishing cell phone and wireless-free neighborhoods, transportation options, government buildings, schools and classrooms, employment options and public spaces; 2) removing cellular and wireless technologies near vulnerable populations, such as at or near schools, health care and retirement facilities, as has been recommended by the European Parliament; 3) repealing Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which took away the rights of state and local governments to stop the erection of cell towers and wireless antennas in their communities based on environmental grounds (defined by FCC to include human health grounds); 4) assuring the safer and more secure land-line telephone network remains an option; 5) assuring citizens in their homes, as well as employees, have the option of a hard-wired internet connection, such as through existing cable, phone line or fiber optics networks; and 6) assuring the right to opt-out from radiation-emitting wireless utility smart meters whose metering function can be more safely and economically accomplished using existing hard-wire communications networks.
This Resolution is thus also calling for citizens to have the right to opt-out of acute and chronic exposures to technologies using electromagnetic fields that have been demonstrated to be potentially harmful, thereby personally taking precautionary and preventive health actions.
Great news... which comes despite the mainstream media parroting power grid vulnerabilities due to the "external hackers" bogeyman without even mentioning the key component of addressing the source of the problem: the smart grid itself... and more directly, the technocratic elitists who created it. (And if you didn't hear, and for those that are afraid of media-promoted bogeymen, it's been admitted that the US and Israel created the Stuxnet virus. Nice.)
It is now key that we come to a understanding of the core problem: government no longer represents the people and in fact considers freedom in any form a threat to its corporate power. And as such it is seeking to centralize control globally. When we interviewed Bill Vander Zalm and the NDP's John Horgan, they both admitted that we no longer live in a democratic society, but instead a corporatocracy.
As long as this (un)consciousness remains in the halls of political power, and goes unchecked by the people, these absurd and power-mad bills will continue one after the other. Ah, but we're waking up, aren't we? In living true to ourselves, millions now around the world have *decided* to refuse a smart meter -- actions aligned with a conviction that there is no way they will support this hegemonic agenda any longer. This is the activation of direct democracy.
Thank you to everyone who is standing up and shining your light.
This is a clear step forward for truth and freedom... if you feel inclined, please spread this word & encouragement!!!
PS. More news from our camp soon, much gratitude your patience. People may sign up at www.ThePowerFilm.org to stay posted. If you have means, online donations to the forthcoming TBYP films (the short & the feature) would be most helpful at this point - as we're also welcoming new investing arrangements. I do admit that in fact I horribly underbudget what would be required in terms of money, time and resources to do this properly.
PPS. Below is a compilation of some of the most powerful resources explaining the current situation, and how it got this way (by design). As the unveiling continues, we the people en masse are now readying for this level of info:
Mobile Towers: Government decides to cut radiation limits to a tenth from September 1
Durgesh Nandan Jha, TNN July 18, 2012
If you are worried by the radiation emitted by cellphone towers around you, there is some good news. From September 1 this year, India will lower the level to one tenth of the prevailing standard - from 9.2 w/m2 (watt per square metre) to 0.92 w/m2.
The decision follows a report of the inter-ministerial committee formed by the ministry of communications and information technology to study the hazards posed by EMF ( electromagnetic field) radiation from base stations and mobile phones.
Dr R S Sharma, deputy director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), who represented the health ministry on the committee, said the new norms will place India among the more radiation conscious countries.
"India's current radiation exposure limit (9.2 watt/m2) for mobile towers is higher than countries like Russia (0.2 w/m2) and China (0.4 w/m2). In USA, Canada and Japan, however, the radiation exposure limit is much higher (12 w/m2)," he said.
Sharma said lowering of the limit is a preventive step against serious health risks posed by radiation emitted from towers which includes the possibility of developing certain types of cancer. The cause and effect relationship though hasn't been established yet.
The department of telecommunications has also issued directions for reducing the specific absorption rate (SAR), a measure of the amount of radiofrequency energy absorbed by the body while using a phone. In May last year, WHO classified radiofrequency EMF associated with a wireless phone as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'.
The UN's health body urged phone owners to restrict their use and take pragmatic steps to reduce exposure like use of hands-free devices and texting.
The telecom operators are, however, resisting the move. According to Rajan S Mathews, director general of Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), lowering of EMF limits will give no health benefits but affect services.
"Deteriorated coverage will mean the handset will have to work harder/at a higher power which will cause greater personal exposure. Also, if the handset operates at a higher power, the battery will discharge faster, giving consumers lesser talktime/standby time, leading to a degraded customer experience," said Mathews. He said more towers would then be needed to plug the gaps, which will increase the overall EMF. He said the rollout of 3G and broadband services will also get adversely affected.
Telecom companies argue that the steps are not needed as there is no proof of a direct correlation between the radiation emitted by cellphone towers and phones and health.
Delhi health minister A K Walia recently held a meeting with scientists from ICMR and JNU, besides others, where it was decided to impose stringent norms for installation of cellphone towers in residential areas. "We are also talking to the union government to make radiation level tags mandatory for different brand of handsets," Walia told TOI.
Girish Kumar, professor in the department of electrical engineering at IIT Bombay, whose research on hazards of cellphone is being used as a reference for most policy decisions in India, said that most countries like Australia, Russia and China have lower levels of EMF radiation exposure compared to India.
"In the US, though the radiation exposure from cellphone towers is higher, they ensure that the site of installation is also higher," said Kumar.
He said it was important to educate people about the duration of mobile usage. "There are more than 900 million mobile subscribers in India. And many youngsters and professionals are using them more than ever - up to two hours daily. Cellphones should not be used for more than 30 minutes in a day," he said.
Date: 2 Aug 2012
Subject: Message from Barrie Trower
Hello Jean (& Sarah)
I sent Barrie Trower (microwave expert who you may have heard of) a copy of the introduction posted by Sarah - he does not use a computer, but I send and receive messages for him and keep him posted of any developments on the net.
He has asked me to send the attached, which may be of help. (You will no doubt already have this, Sarah).
AND MY REPLY WAS...
THANKS Sylvia for sending me this material on behalf of Barrie Trower.
I had not seen this letter yet. Please convey my great appreciation to Mr. Trower for his thoughtful suggestion to send this to me.
I'm hereby networking widely his enlightening observations on the sheer risks posed to children by industrial strength Wi-Fi in schools - and anywhere else I'd say, as we all know that countless people routinely leave their in-home Wi-Fi on 24/7, thus exposing themselves, their children and their neighbors to this dangerous radiation. Considering the projected 40% increase in health costs in the next few years (as mentioned in his letter) due to gravely accelerating electrosmog pollution, especially in our urban environment, governmental authorities are completely foolish to ignore such warnings.
I hope that the profit-driven shenanigans that prevent elected officials and other relevant authorities to counter this threat will soon stop. We are talking about a microwave armageddon stealthily happening with consequences, in terms of human sufferings and shorthened lifespans, far exceeding anything other similar insidious sources of pollution may have caused thus far.
All my best to you
Co-founder and webmaster of the Quebec's Coalition against Electromagnetic Pollution
PS Is it possible to get a copy of the governmental directive mentioned in Mr. Trower's letter?
Mr Gibb. Minister For Schools.
Wi-Fi Risk in Schools.
Following our discussion last Friday, please find enclosed the letter requested.
By 1976, thousands of Government research documents existed highlighting the health dangers of below-thermal (Wi-Fi) microwave irradiation. In this year, the U.S Government advised Western Governments to... not enforce stringent exposure standards as this would become unfavourable for industrial output.
This directive exists today. The U.S Government listed both physiological and neuropathological illnesses from low-level microwave irradiation.
Concerning the above radiation:
Children are more vulnerable than adults due to immature immune systems, soft bones, the blood-brain-barrier being under-developed, damage to ovarian follicles and their size ( they absorb more radiation).
Research has shown over 200 clusters of Staff and Childhood illnesses in schools, attributed to low-level microwave irradiation. I know of three countries removing Wi-Fi from schools purely on health grounds.
These phenomena have been raised by MPs in the House of Commons, arguing over cancer clusters of children exposed to such radiation. One such case concerned eleven children under the age of eleven- another contained twelve children.
Following each such debate a Minister stands and says ...HPA adheres strictly to the I.C.N.I.R.P Guidelines ... or similar words. These statements are in fact untrue. The I.C.N.I.R.P statement actually says: Children may have a lower tolerance ... than the rest of the population ... decision-makers should review current scientific literature ... determine appropriate reduction factors.
This became the focus of the international Bio-Initiative Report which set new safety levels as recommended by the Council of Europe.
A classroom of Wi-Fi laptops exceeds, by many orders of magnitude, this E.U safety level. The classrooms radiation level even exceeded that from a W.H.O adviser, who found that 47.7% of pregnant women miscarried before the 8th week of pregnancy, with levels much lower than those in any classroom. This phenomenon has now been confirmed experimentally with other mammalian species, and published.
Exacerbating this is the knock on effect of ovarian damage to young girls. This problem is two-fold:
Firstly, the ovarian follicles can suffer D.N.A damage (mitochondrial DNA is 10 xs more susceptible to low-level chronic microwave irradiation than other DNA) leading to genetically damaged offspring.
N.B. Mitochondrial DNA is irreparable, thence will succeed through successive generations.
Secondly, should a pregnant student or teacher suffer this irradiation, the embryo/foetus has little or no defence mechanisms for the first ~100 days of pregnancy. At this time, the lady may not know she is pregnant and hence take little or no precautions, for the protection of her embryo. There is no known safe level for an embryo/foetus or child.
Often, an overlooked point is that the absorption of this radiation is accumulative and a low dose can be as harmful, over a long period, as a short high dose. The industrys own research shows this-hence their warnings to children/pregnant women.
Finally, on a global scale, research publications now show the Communications Industry to be the most polluting on the Planet, re carbon footprint - exceeding that of the Aviation Industry.
Introducing Wi-Fi into every school can only compound this problem. Also my personal discussions with Royalty, Ministers, Governments and Leaders of Communities, show that they worry about a possible ~ 40% increase in their health budget in anticipation of the (minimum) ~ 3% + to (maximum) ~ 47.7% of sick populations - some of this from the modulations/pulses entraining the brain waves, causing mental illness and severe physical conditions.
Barrie Trower ,
Scientific Advisor to Six National/International Bodies inc Radiation Research Trust (International), h.e.s.e (international Scientific/environment/education/research)
3 Flowers Meadow
Devon, TQ12 6UP
Tel 01626 821014
Wi-Fi, SMART meters, wireless gadgets are they safe? Excellent (Nov. 2011) presentation by Andrew Michrowski of the Ottawa-based Planetary Association for Clean Energy. http://media.withtank.com/eb68ed8700/wholelife_emf_2011.pdf
Wireless gadgets & children
40% of 2-to-4 year-old children and 10% of children younger than 2 have used a smart phone, tablet or video iPod, according to Common Sense Media. There are thousands of apps targeting babies and toddlers: interactive games that name body parts or sing nursery rhymes. Fisher-Price has just released a near hard case for the iPhone and iPod touch, framed by a rattle that protects from dribbles, drool and unwanted call-making. Such historically significant social and behavioural initiatives are manifesting in spite of public counter-indications by government agencies in Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Council and other governments worldwide requesting that young people not be exposed to these technologies since 1993. Is it worthwhile to modify the upbringing of the future adults in a way that could end up within 3 to 4 generations that Canada would have an almost totally sterile population, a bigger economic burden of taking care of elderly without young people to save and to pay the taxes for their upkeep, not to mention havoc in trying to sustain civilization with enough people as early as 2050 2075?
Wi-Fi proliferation for whose benefit?
Wi-Fi public internet hotspots are expected to grow 4-fold within 3 years to 6,000,000 locations worldwide due to demand for connections on smartphones and tablets while wireless traffic is expected to grow 26-fold according to Ciscos Visual Networking Index. China Mobile expects a million Wi-Fi locations and Japans KDDI about 100,000 within 6 months. Canadas traffic for iPhones in 2015 is slated to be about 750,000 DVDs/hour, but this is nothing compared the data traffic which will grow three times faster, in part due to SMART water, gas and electric meters reporting on what we do and consume at home and elsewhere. With a better economy, Canadas recent sales rates for internet-related-equipment shipments, including PCs, were almost double those of the rest of the world.
Who cares whether we get sick and weaken, become less productive, contribute less creative and social energy to our communities, end up paying less tax. Who cares if the increase in wireless signals in environment corrodes bridges, basements of large buildings, bursts pipelines, water mains, gas mains, pops windows out of buildings, dissolves fire hydrants, sidewalks, sewer tops. Who cares whether these hi-tech signals harden farm soils from absorbing moisture and from allowing normal agricultural food production, modify the genetics of small life forms into harmful viral and bacterial epidemics, destroy populations of friendly species of insects and humus life forms as long as boardrooms are happy with the prospects of new, short term business - regardless of the trillions of dollars of losses to Canadian taxpayers due to emergent damages in the coming years. CLIP
Are Bluetooth devices really safer than using a cell phone? (August 10, 2012) www.emfacts.com/2012/08/are-bluetooth-devices-really-safer-than-using-a-cell-phone/
People should realize that Bluetooth devices that fit in or around the ear typically radiate at 0.23 watts per kilogram (W/Kg). Go into any AT&T wireless store and ask for the SAR on Bluetooth devices. Or check any SAR values website that shows cell phone SAR levels, and youll find the Bluetooth devices are actually worse than some of the low-SAR cell phones.This level of 0.23 W/Kg is ten to 100 times higher than the RF exposure levels shown to make the blood-brain barrier pathologically leaky, allowing toxins and toxic molecules to cross the BBB. This is reported by Salford, Persson, NIttby and Schirmacher among others to cause neuron death at 0.012 to 0.002 W/Kg.Multiple studies have reported that as short as a single, two-hour exposure to cell phone radiation will result in pathological leakage of the blood-brain barrier. The effect occurs immediately, and is still seen at 14 days and at 50 days post-exposure at only 0.012 W/Kg to 0.002 W/Kg. The lowest exposure SARs are worse than the higher SAR exposures (Nittby et al, 2009). These studies show neuron death (brain cells) at SARs of only 0.012 W/Kg. Bluetooth devices are worn for hours at a time, in some cases all day long. So, it is reasonable to conclude that a device which radiates at a higher intensity than some cell phones that are still risky in terms of SAR, worn for more hours than a cell phone is typically used would not be a good idea to promote.
Regular mobile phone use linked to tinnitus: research (20 July 2010) http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7898406/Regular-mobile-phone-use-linked-to-tinnitus-research.html
Regular use of a mobile phone for more than four years almost doubles the chance of developing tinnitus the debilitating condition that causes constant ringing or buzzing in the ears. -- A study has found that people who used their mobile phone for an average of ten minutes a day were more than 70 per cent more likely to have tinnitus.But those who used their phones on both ears, and those who had used a mobile for four years or more were twice as likely to have tinnitus. The findings area published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine and may help to explain why the number of people reporting tinnitus is increasing.It is thought the microwave energy produced by the phones might be the cause of the problem.Dr Hans-Peter Hutter, Institute of Environmental Health, at, University of Vienna, in Austria compared 100 people with tinnitus to 100 similar people without the condition. He said that although they relied on people reporting their own mobile phone use and could not be sure if this was accurate, the results were 'unlikely to be spurious'. Tinnitus affects around five million people in Britain and is considered a debilitating condition as sufferers may constantly hear a rushing, roaring or high pitched tone in one or both ears most of the time.The most common cause is damage to the hearing through trauma or exposure to loud noise, however some mental or physical changes can trigger it such as depression, redundancy and illness.Dr Hutter added: "Tinnitus strongly interferes with the daily lives of people. There are very few interventions available that effectively reduce tinnitus loudness and annoyance. Therefore, all measures should be taken to avoid any further increase in tinnitus prevalence."Our results indicate that high intensity and long duration of mobile phone use might be associated with tinnitus. This possibility should be explored further by assessing mobile phone usage history in studies of tinnitus aetiology (cause) in the future."
EXCERPTS FROM VARIOUS NEWS
Texas Woman Stops Smart Meter Installation and Assault with Gun (21 July 2012) WORTH WATCHING!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWHfA3rr7os
A Harris County woman pulled a gun on a CenterPoint Energy worker to prevent the installation of a smart meter in a confrontation that highlights concerns about the devices being used to spy on Americans' energy use, as well as possible health impacts. 55-year-old Thelma Taormina has signs posted on her front gate warning utility employees not to trespass on her land, as well as another that reads, "No smart meters are to be installed on this property." However, that didn't stop a CenterPoint Energy worker from attempting to replace Taormina's old electricity meter with a new device that wirelessly beams back information on each home's energy use to a central hub. When the worker began physically pushing Taormina out of the way in an effort to install the smart meter, Taormina drew her gun and demanded the worker leave the property. "Our constitution allows us not to have that kind of intrusion on our personal privacy," Taormina told KHOU 11 News. "They'll be able to tell if you are running your computer, air conditioner, whatever it is."
Pediatricians Say Cell Phone Radiation Standards Need Another Look (July 20, 2012) http://prd34.blogspot.ca/2012/07/pediatricians-say-cell-phone-radiation.html
Concerns persist over the health effects of radiation from cell phones, especially for kids. Now the nation's largest pediatricians group is asking the government to review emission standards -- Its been 18 years since the U.S. government assessed the standards for cell phone radiation. That was back in 1996, long before the practice of giving your big kid a cell phone became as common as giving your little kid a bath. Both cell-phone technology and cell-phone use have changed in the interim, which is why last week the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its radiation standards. Current guidelines specify that the specific absorption rate (SAR) the amount of radiofrequency (RF) energy absorbed by the body when using a cell phone cant exceed 1.6 watts per kilogram. The standard tells cell-phone makers how much radiation their products are allowed to emit. This all sounds pretty technical; why, you may wonder, is the AAP getting involved in deliberations over RF and SARs? It comes down to childrens health and well-being, writes AAP President Dr. Robert Block, who notes that standards are based on the impact of exposure on an adult male, not on women or kids: Children, however, are not little adults and are disproportionately impacted by all environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. In fact, according to [the International Agency for Research on Cancer], when used by children, the average RF energy deposition is two times higher in the brain and 10 times higher in the bone marrow of the skull, compared with mobile phone use by adults.Yikes. Parents, run, dont walk, to buy your tween a headset.
The AAPs appeal has a history: previous research has raised questions about whether exposure to radiation from mobile phones can lead to brain cancer. And last month, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski formally proposed an inquiry into radiation standards in cell phones and other wireless devices. The FCC is also looking into whether emissions standards should be adjusted for the types of devices that are used mostly by kids, which makes sense. But Block points out that standards for all cell phones even those not aimed at children or teens need to be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded throughout their lifetimes. Given his target audience, Block couldnt resist highlighting more than physical health concerns. He also brought up the downside of too much time spent using cell phones, computers, televisions and other devices. CLIP
PBS NewsHour REPORT - AIR DATE: July 20, 2012 - California Activists Want Smart Meters Banned, Claim They're Bad for Health http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/july-dec12/meters_07-20.html
Within the next three years, it is expected that nearly 65 million homes in the U.S. will have wireless smart meters. But some California environmentalists, liberals, Tea Party supporters and other activists are not enthused by this. At the heart of the debate is whether smart meters can cause illness. Spencer Michels reports. NOTE from Jean: If you review the numerous comments this report has elicited, you'll quickly noticed that the vast majority of them are from hard core deniers for whom smart meter opponents are completely, nuts, crackpots, Luddites, hypochondriacs, etc. In short, these commenters utterly reject the notion that there can be any legitimacy to the claims made by the opponents to this and other wireless technologies. Most likely some of them are wireless industry 'trolls' posing as simple citizens to disparage this whole thing and uphold the industry's deep denial stance. But many certainly reflect the general complacency towards wireless technology and sheer ignorance about their deleterious side effects. This widespread attitude is probably our greatest challenge and those who resist and persist in their fight against smart meters and other microwave sources of nuisance despite such a level of abuse and disrespect and sheer stupidity, dare I say have my admiration and deserve kudos. Some of the first comments posted are worth reviewing through such as...
"Mr. Macary lives in the past. He is unaware that the WHO has recently upgraded ALL wireless radiation as a 2B Carcinogen! Smart meter radiation was also included in this illustrious category of bio- toxins, just like DDT, Asbestos and PCB's. Why was it not mentioned that their so called 'smart' meter devices emit pulsed radiation 10.000 times a day, to up to 190.000 times a day, 24/7? Amazing how people dance to the sound of money!"
"As someone who is sensitive to this type of radiation, including cell phones, cell towers/masts, computer wifi, microwave ovens, etc., I know they are harmful, I can feel it. It affects my working life by shortening the number of hours I can work at a client's office who has wifi before my headache is too strong, I get brain fog, dizzy, and irritable. Then I go home and have to rest to recover. At home I cannot use wifi, a cell phone, or cordless phones. How many people do you know who live like this, without the "modern conveniences" of these devices? People who claim that these devises and their emissions are not harmful are not sensitive to it. If they were, they would not make that claim because they would be getting headaches, rashes, sleep disruption, etc. Those of us who are sensitive are in the minority, but our numbers are growing due to the insane growth in wireless technology. If you put a person who is on the low end of being sensitive in a pristine environment away from all wireless technology except one item, they may not have as many health issues from it. But that pristine environment no longer exists on this earth. We are all exposed to a huge amount of this wireless radiation. Testing one device and claiming it to be safe is like saying one person who throws a beer can out their car window isn't going to harm the environment, but not taking into consideration the other people also littering our roads. It adds up quickly."
"I'm glad you reported that it was the Public Utilities Commission that was pushing the smart meters on the utility companies and their customers. When I researched the Orders on smart meters in Idaho, I found the same thing. Idaho Power said they were not cost effective. Something else I found out was that the marketing message for smart meters (i.e. save energy and lower your costs) is not true. It's a flat out lie. The deal the IPUC made with Idaho Power was that they would not lose money by "encouraging energy efficiency". In plain language, the more energy you save, the higher the price will be per kwH and there will be more fees and surcharges. And I know that other utilities are promoting the same lies. It's a massive fraud on the electric consumers. One thing that doesn't get much coverage is the fact that the smart grid is just an IT system built over the top of the electric grid which is going to significantly increase costs and it will make the entire electric grid vulnerable to hackers. Our country has done some stupid things but smart grid will win the prize for the most stupid mistake in the history of mankind. What a tragedy it will be for our country - but then one suspects, that's the real goal anyway."
"Smart" or Demand Metering - THE HIDDEN AND FORGOTTEN CAUSE OF HARM: DIRTY ELECTRICITY FROM THE POWER SUPPLY OF THE SMART METERS http://www.emfrelief.com/smart-meters.html
"Smart" or Demand Metering or Automated Meter Reading (AMR) has been around since computers came along. (...) A more recent concern with Mesh AMR, which is becoming ubiquitous in some regions, is the effect their power source (Switched Mode Power Supply, or SMPS) may have on the occupants. There are at least three issues with SMPS: 1) the units use fast-frequency electrical switching in the Khz range, possibly within the hearing range of humans or animals, causing audible irritation or torment; 2) the units cause a stream of harmonics on the residential wiring, which may act as a carrier to bring them about throughout the living space; 3) they use Radio Frequency to communicate, where the pulsing nature and/or the repetition rate of the RF may be an issue, as it has very steep on/off transitions and may occur within the hearing range (20 - 20,000 Hz), and it so happens that humans and animals are most responsive to these lower frequencies. CLIP
What Causes Dirty Electricity? http://www.dirtyelectricity.ca/causes.htm
Dirty Electricity and other electrical pollution come from a number of sources. Clean electric power was originally intended to power our homes and buildings at a safe frequency of 60 Hertz (Hz). Today, for a number of reasons, its becoming increasingly contaminated with invisible micro-surges of dangerous radio frequency radiation and other electromagnetic contaminates now referred to as "Dirty Electricity".Dirty Electricity has become a growing problem in recent years due to our increased use of modern energy-efficient lighting and electronic devices such as dimmer switches, computer and electronic entertainment centers. These modern electronic conveniences, although energy-efficient, tend to induce high levels of transients (high frequency spikes) and harmonics (multiples of the fundamental 60Hz frequency) back into a building's electrical system. These electromagnetic contaminates ride along on a building's electrical system and can contaminate an entire building and even buildings and homes nearby.Another factor contributing to our contaminated electrical environment is ground current. ground current can often carry unpredicted high frequencies and, in some cases dangerous voltages into a home or building and intermingle with its AC power supply. radio frequency (RF) waves from nearby broadcast transmitters can enter a home through the air and be picked up and reradiated by a building's electrical system, adding to a person's daily, ongoing exposure to man-made EMF energy.Humans can be exposed to these dangerous electrical contaminates simply by being in close proximity to a contaminated room or next to electrical devices plugged into AC outlets and are exposed to this toxin through capacitive-coupling.For many, health problems become worse when living and working in an environment contaminated with Dirty Electricity and other EMF energy. Today, chronic diseases, cancer and on the rise and more and more people are experiencing symptoms of electrosenitivities known as Electrical Hypersensitivity" (EHS), as a result of their ongoing exposure to Dirty Electricity and increasing amounts of electromagnetic energy.
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: two sides of the same coin? http://www.csn-deutschland.de/blog/en/electromagnetic-hypersensitivity-and-multiple-chemical-sensitivity-two-sides-of-the-same-coin/
In several countries EHS, MCS and fibromyalgia are already classified as functional disabilitiesSeveral experts from different European countries agree that Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is a real, physical illness and for some of them this condition seems to be strictly related to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). This is what came out of the congress Mobile Telephony, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max: Are there Health Risks?, held at Palazzo Marini Chamber of Deputees in Rome on 14 June 2011. The event, organized by the Association for Environmental and Chronic Toxic Injury (A.M.I.C.A.), was meant to give an overview on the health dangers linked to the use of wireless devices. Prof. Dominique Belpomme, Oncologist, Professor of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, Chairman of Research for Anti-Cancer Therapeutics (ARTAC), in his lecture Diagnostic and Therapeutic Protocols for Electromagnetic Fields Intolerance, showed the results of a clinical observation on more than 450 patients enrolled from 2008 to 2011. He and his team use a new technique to make the diagnosis to people reporting reactions to electromagnetic fields, a condition that he prefers to define as Electromagnetic Fields Intolerance or EFI Syndrome rather than Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity. CLIP
Electrosensitivity symptoms can be eliminated in 60% of people and significantly reduced in the rest Dr Brian Clement (20 mars 2012) http://maisonsaine.ca/electrosensitivity-symptoms-can-be-eliminated-in-60-of-people-and-significantly-reduced-in-the-rest-dr-brian-clement/
A naturopath who holds a doctorate in nutrition, Brian Clement says he has successfully treated more than 4,000 electrohypersensitive people at the Hippocrates Institute which he heads. Founded in Boston in 1956 by nutritionist Ann Wigmore and now based in Florida, the Institute is one of the worlds most renowned natural health centers. Tens of thousands of people have seen their health improve after adopting its healthy lifestyle program and discovering the virtues of raw food cures (germinations, sprouts and their juices). Here is the fascinating telephone interview he granted us in January 2012.
(...) Here at the Institute, we treat you electromagnetically at the right frequency and at the right dose and we give you live foods that contain beneficial electromagnetism.Your body can tolerate some electromagnetic interference, but when it is constant, the cells begin to die or mutate or not to regenerate your bones, your organs and tissues. If you ask me what is the most serious problem that man has created, I would say that the first is electropollution, followed by chemicals and heavy metals.
AF: Thats what Dr Robert O. Becker, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine, said in a 2000 interview with Linda Moulton Howe : "I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time the greatest polluting element in the earths environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields."
BC: He was right.
AF: How do you react when the World Health Organization says electrohypersensitivity symptoms have not been proven to be related to EMF exposure?
BC: It must be remembered that the world we live in is controlled by corporate interests. Although we are taught in the West that we are free, we are probably manipulated more than people who live in countries where population control is so blatant.
AF: Actually, Russia and China have adopted among the worlds strictest EMF exposure limits to protect their populations.
BC: Thats because good research on EMF was conducted in those countries. CLIP
Implications of IARC classification that are not spoken aloud http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/between-rock-and-hard-place/2012/aug/2/Implications-IARC-classification-not-spoken-aloud/
MELBOURNE, Australia, August 2, 2012--In May 2011 at the meeting at the Headquarters of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon, France, the Working Group of 30 scientists nearly unanimously classified cell phone radiation as a possible carcinogen. This surprising outcome, which went against the opinion propagated by the ICNIRP, was possible because the IARC invited to Lyon not only scientists that agreed with ICNIRP's opinion but also scientists that disagreed with it. The outcome was a real scientific debate. (...) There are, however, implications of the IARC classification that nobody dares to speak aloud. Precautionary PrincipleThe IARC classification justifies implementation of the Precautionary Principle. The EU document states as follows about the reasons to implement the Precautionary Principle (quote from the document's summary): "...Recourse to the precautionary principle presupposes that potentially dangerous effects deriving from a phenomenon, product or process have been identified, and that scientific evaluation does not allow the risk to be determined with sufficient certainty. The implementation of an approach based on the precautionary principle should start with a scientific evaluation, as complete as possible, and where possible, identifying at each stage the degree of scientific uncertainty..."The IARC has done just what the Precautionary Principle document asked for. Namely: IARC evaluated all available scientific evidence on cancer and identified potentially a dangerous product (cell phone radiation) but scientific evaluation does not allow the risk to be determined with sufficient certainty. (...) In summary, IARC classification: - justifies implementation of the Precautionary Principle - confirms existence of non-thermal effects that can cause health risk - indicate that current safety standards are insufficient to protect health of the users
Conflict of Interest and Bias in Health Advisory Committees: A case study of the WHOs EMF Task Group (April 2006) http://www.next-up.org/pdf/who_conflict.pdf
(...) Industry influence endemic in the decision making process - As reported by the New York based publication, Microwave News, on October 1, 2005, the 20 member WHO Task Group writing a new Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) document on power frequency EMFs included, at the request of Repacholi, representatives from the electrical utilities, or organisations with close ties with the industry. Their task was to both assist in writing the initial draft and review the completed draft.(7) This is in clear conflict with what Repacholi stated in his testimony in the May 2001 Australian Senate Inquiry hearings. To quote again: There cannot be someone on the working group who is having an influence on health effects for an industry when they derive benefit from that industry. One of the central authors of the draft, and member of the EHC Task Group, Leeka Kheifets, was a former WHO assistant to Michael Repacholi. She disclosed in Sept. 2005 in a letter (declaring any potential conflicts of interest) to the British Medical Journalthat she works with the Electric Power Research Institute and consults with utilities.(8) Other power industry representatives who assisted Kheifets on preparing the draftwere Gabor Mezei, from the EPRI, Jack Sahl from Southern California Edison, USA, and Jack Swanson from the National Grid, UK. When Repacholi sent a draft of the EHC outfor review in early July 2005, the reviewers included representatives from the power industry bodies: The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan, Pacificorp(USA), Hydro-Quebec (Canada), the Utility Health Sciences Group (USA) and Exponent Inc, (USA).
(...) The Microwave News article points out that a number of independent researchers were involved in the preparation and review of the draft, but it was highly unusual, if not unprecedented, for a WHO health document to be reviewed by so many with such strong ties to the affected industry, (13) One example of an industry reviewers viewpoint, seeking to downplay potential health hazards, is seen in the comments from Michel Plante, representing Hydro-Quebec: The whole section on cancer seems more like a desperate attempt to maintain some positive statistical association from epidemiological studies alive than a factual and honest presentation of arguments both, for and against, carcinogenicity. (14) Plantes role as a protector of his employers interests in denying a cancer link with EMFs was amply demonstrated in his involvement, as a Hydro-Quebec representative, in suppressing potentially damaging cancer data in a 1994 Hydro-Quebec funded epidemiological study By Dr. Gilles Theriault et al, from McGill University. The initial analysis of the data collected from three electric utilities found that workers who hadthe greatest exposures to magnetic fields had twelve times the expected rate ofastrocytomas, a type of brain tumour, based on a small number of cases. (15 In a later re-analysis of the data (16), this time looking at high frequency transients (HFT), the McGill University team found up to a 10-fold increased risk of developing lung cancer amongst highly exposed utility workers, with a very clear exposure response relationship. (17) When Gilles Theriaults McGill team wanted to further analyse the HFT data for other associations, Hydro-Quebec, which funded the $3 million study, and therefore owned the collected data, refused further access to the data. Plant said at the time that We have a contract problem that has to be resolved and there will be no new mandate until it is solved. Plante argued that by Theriault publishing the findings on HFT he had violated the contract with the utilities. Many senior EMF researchers and epidemiologists saw the HFT data as having important implications and needing further analysis by other researchers. (18) As of October 2005 the Hydro-Quebec HFT data has continued to be suppressed from any further analysis from the scientific community and Plante, as Hydro-Quebecs man at the centre of that suppression, has now been asked by Repacholi to review the WHOs Environmental Health Criteria risk assessment. CLIP
The Real Junk Science of EMFs: Stop Electric Field Cancer Research, Say Industry Scientists (November 23, 2009) http://microwavenews.com/news-center/real-junk-science-emfs-stop-electric-field-cancer-research-say-industry-scientists
(...) The history of electric field epidemiology shows how easy the science can be manipulated. Important studies are paid lip service, and then never repeated. Sometime later, they are buried away. Effects can never be established and acted upon if they are ignored and misrepresented. Those that are successfully repeated are endlessly questioned. The childhood leukemia link has been forever marginalized. There is no mechanism and because we can't explain it, it can't be true, so goes Repacholi's, Vecchia's, Kheifets's and Swanson's argument. What gets lost is that if EMFs can bring on childhood leukemia, it may lead to other types of cancer too, perhaps by some other mechanism. If it's not impossible for childhood leukemia, other nasty things may follow too. All this hypocrisy is not lost on those who are left outside looking in. Discontent and contempt are widespread. This led to the founding of ICEMS to promote research and assess health risks. ICEMS is designed to serve as a counterweight to the WHO and ICNIRP. A number of its members put together the BioInitiative Report, an alternative interpretation, of the EMF health literature. On a lighter note, last summer, activists translated their frustrations into satire: They circulated a promo for "ICNIRP in Concert," a mock CD. "Would I Lie to You?" was among the promised songs. It was a huge hit on the EMF circuit. Distorting the public health literature is not a victimless crime. Workers who will be exposed to higher EMFs will have, according to Miller and Villeneuve, a tenfold greater cancer risk than if precautions were to be taken. Kheifets and Swanson's fraud is no different from that which helped suppress the cancer risks of cigarette smoke, asbestos and many, many chemicals. Yet these industry scientists continue to be welcomed at the highest levels as fair and balanced experts. CLIP
EMF Exposures in the Womb Can Lead to Childhood Obesity (July 27, 2012) http://microwavenews.com/news-center/emf-exposures-womb-can-lead-childhood-obesity
(...) "Maternal exposure to high [magnetic fields] during pregnancy may be a new and previously unknown factor contributing to the world-wide epidemic of childhood obesity/overweight," Li writes in a paper posted today by Scientific Reports, a peer-reviewed, open access journal owned by the group that publishes Nature. CLIP
Major Physicians Group Implores Exemption From Smart Meters Are You On the List? (July 19, 2012) http://barkingwindow.com/?p=2572
Are you on the doctors list of people who should be exempt from Smart Meters? In the last couple years, paying electricity residents have witnessed a startling use of force regarding installation of Smart Meters. This is after complaining to Public Utility Commissions about legitimate and serious health problems that were absent before the installations. More alarming, is that doctors notices on behalf of their patients are completely dismissed. One doctor implored help from a commission that the situation wouldnt be so urgent if patients had the ability to choose another company or have the ability to opt-out (of something they never asked for or actually protested in the first place). But, tables are turning as awareness grows and doctors, researchers, and activists are joining forces to resist the Smart Meter invasion. The prestigious American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has just issued a report emphasizing that patients with any of myriad health issues be accommodated to avoid not only having Smart Meters installed on their own properties, but to be accommodated also for their neighbors Smart Meters. The report asks for doctors to recognize EMF/RF exposure in their patients, the cumulative effects, and especially the effects of Smart Grid technology. CLIP
Smart meter Blocker http://www.smartmeterblocker.com/smart-meter-blocker
The Smart Meter Blocker is a lightweight, three-part product that is installed on the face, perimeter and back of a Smart Meter. When the Smart Meter Blocker is fully installed, it blocks the harmful Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) emitted by the Smart Meter, preventing them from entering your home or business, and from transmitting wirelessly to your utility company. Protect yourself!
NOTE: Cheap aluminium foil does the trick too
This is the IEMFA EMF presentation held on the Madrid congress "Risks for Public Health & the Environment" http://international-emf-alliance.org/images/pdf/IEMFA_Madrid_17_May_2012.pdf
Main context of the conference was that current methods and institutions for assessing environmental-health risks are not able to cope with complexities and uncertainties. Also scientific concepts and paradigms are requested that are independent from the interests and influence of the promoters of technologies. In line, it is recommended not to restrict risk assessment to closed networks of narrow elites, but to open up assessment and management of risks to wider groups of stakeholders. Also a plead is made to bring together the different types of knowledge existing in different networks. CLIP
1993 FDA Memo - Data Strongly Suggest Microwaves Can Promote Cancer http://microwavenews.com/news/backissues/j-f03issue.pdf
"In the spring of 1993 at the height of public concern over cell phone brain tumor risks, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) biologists concluded that the available data "strongly suggest" that microwaves can "accelerate the development of cancer." This assessment is in an internal agency memo recently obtained by Microwave News under the Freedom of Information Act."
"U.S. EPA released a draft copy of its report on the evaluation of the potential carcinogenicity of electromagnetic fields. The report, first of all, finds that In view of these laboratory studies, there is reason to believe that the findings of carcinogenicity in humans are biologically plausible. Of course, they were referring to laboratory studies that they had reviewed. This admission by the EPA means that the carcinogenic effects of electromagnetic energy are valid or likely....The EPA has concluded that the results of the occupational cancer studies are remarkably consistent .... [T]he consistency and specificity of the findings provide evidence that EM- field exposure in the workplace may pose a carcinogenic risk for adults." (see footnote 94). Radiofrequency energy exposure has moved into the everyday environment for most people. What was true for the relatively few individuals in the past is now, by the EPAs own conclusions, the norm for the entire population.
In summary form, the EPA's report of five case control studies found that four of the five noted significantly elevated risks of cancer in the following categories of employment; (1) gliomas and astrocytomas in Maryland electricians, telephone servicemen, linemen, railroad and telecommunication workers, engineers as well as electronic engineers; (2) primary brain cancer in workers of Philadelphia, northern New Jersey, and south Louisiana involved with design, manufacture, repair, or installation of electrical and electronic equipment; (3) brain cancer in East Texas male workers involved in highly exposed (EM fields) occupations in the transportation, communication, and the utilities industry; (4) brain cancer in workers identified in a 16-state NCHS survey of industries and occupations" (see footnote 94). One common thread that runs through these four case studies is brain cancer.
'Smart Meters' Generating Static as More Counties Seek to Opt Out (May 25, 2012) http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/smart-meters-generating-static-more-counties-seek-opt-out
Florida Power & Light has installed 3.3 million "smart" electric meters, with another 1 million to go.Critics say the $800 million program is a dumb waste of money, or worse. Three counties -- Brevard, Charlotte and Indian River -- have formally requested that the state Public Service Commission allow them to opt out of the program. Volusia County has requested that the PSC enable residents only to opt into the changeover. On Monday, the Flagler County Commission voted to draft a letter asking that the PSC permit its residents to opt out as well. The mini-rebellion against the new digital, radio-frequency technology is well under way in California, which adopted smart meters three years ago. Eleven counties and 60 cities in the Golden State now want their meters pulled out.
(...) Opponents are hoping that if more counties demand to opt out from the changeover, the PSC will do what some European countries and scientists have urged -- take another look at the wisdom of smart meters.
Realize now that the levels of electromagnetic energy to which those workers were typically exposed were much lower than the exposure to which a portable cellular telephone user is subjected with each telephone call. The EPA, in this report, concedes that "There is a link between exposure to EM fields and certain forms of site-specific cancer, namely leukemia, CNS, and lymphoma". Of course, in the instances when the exposure is directed at the head and brain of the human subject, as it is with portable cellular telephone use, we should expect that the predominant form of cancer would be central nervous system (brain) cancer.
Robert Kane's book pages 84- 89
Cellular towers sprouting around Canadian churches (Jul 13, 2012) http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/07/13/toronto-churches-cell-towers.html
Churches across Canada are erecting massive cellphone towers on their properties as cash-strapped congregations help feed the country's insatiable desire for cellular coverage, CBC's John Lancaster reports. Dartmouth, N.S., Port Sandfield, Ont., Mississauga, Ont., and Calgary are among the communities that have seen the huge towers erected on church property sometimes disguised as crosses. At Deer Park United Church in Calgary, Rev. Tom Melvin says the tower there brings in thousands of dollars. The "lease is $20,000 a year, five-year contract that's renewable, with a 20 per cent escalator every time it's renewed," he says. Church cell towers have sparked debate in some communities over perceived health concerns or the devaluing of nearby properties. In Mississauga, Ont., a gleaming white tower disguised as a cross soars 30 metres into the air, dwarfing the tiny church below. Mississauga Counselor Pat Mullin says she's seen enough. CLIP
Unknown tree damage by electromagnetic radiation http://vimeo.com/25270604#
Currently, trees growing in urban environments in many different countries are suffering from malformations of unknown origin. About 35% of all broadleaf trees is affected. Research has shown that dead cells occur at the outer layers of the tree trunk. Many believe that the ever increasing electromagnetic fields are the cause of these new tree deseases. There are different studies that demonstrate that this field has negative influence on trees. More investigation is needed on this topic. NOTE the KEY parts of this video you want to watch are at $ min 20 sec, à 8 Min 15 sec, à 14 min 30 sec, at 15 min 50 sec and at 25 min 50 sec.
To Use or Not to Use Wi-Fi Wireless Networks (8 February 2011) http://www.buildingbiology.ca/pdf/2011wifi.pdf
(...) In school environments, the use of Wi-Fi access points and Wi-Fi-enabledlaptops/desktop computers drastically increases the RF radiation exposureof students and teacherson a continuous basis. In testing done by the UK Powerwatch Organization, a Wi-Fi-enabled laptop at a userdistance of 50 cm generated higher RF radiation exposure levels (100-6,000 µW/m2) than a cell tower at a distance of 100 m (400-800 µW/m2). In my testing experience, RF radiation levels during active use can be as high as 10,000 µW/m2. Ambient exposure levels in a classroom with a Wi-Fi access point may range from 100-4,000 µW/m2, depending on a persons distance to the access point. The measurements done by the ITIS Foundation at the ETH Zurich (2006) show similarexposure levels.
(...) Low-level RF radiation exposures from wireless networks can cause adverse health effects in the long term, especially cardiovascular symptoms. The radiation emission characteristics from GSM cell phone networks and Wi-Finetworks are rather similar. Since there is a lack of studies on the health impact ofRF radiation exposures from Wi-Fi networks, it is only reasonable to take a look at cell tower studies because in both cases the RF exposure is continuous and, depending on the distance to the transmitter, the exposure levels can be quite similar. A review of cell tower studies at the Center for Public Health of the Medical University of Vienna from 2009 suggested that power densities around 0.51 µW/m2[5001,000 µW/m2] must be exceeded in order to observe an effect. In 2010 another review by Khurana, a neurosurgeon at the Australian National University Medical School, reported an increased prevalence of adverse neurobehavioral symptoms or cancer in populations living at distances http://www.emfacts.com/2012/06/canada-tv-caught-out-passing-off-industry-spin-as-an-investigative-report/
CTV Disguised Infomercial as Investigative ReportIs professional ETHICS part of CTVs journalism?An Industry-funded and industry-affiliated infomercial was disguised as credible science by CTV News investigation on Wi-Fi radiation in schools. This piece is a poor attempt to offer false security to the public by using a flawed protocol and skewed data.It does not appear that CTV has researched or disclosed any conflict of interest with their expert, Mr. Karl Reardon who conducted the testing. Mr. Reardon is/was: A former Director and General Manager of Motorola. A current industry consultant (Planetworks and Radiowize) with close financial ties to the telecommunication industry. Collecting paycheques from consultation on cell tower installations. Author of a celltower guidebook for the Municipal Engineers. Holder of seven US and EU patents on wireless and data technology. Chief Technology Officer of Wireless Image whose sole business is the sale of mobile advertising solutions for cellphones.
(...) Why did CTV not bother to conduct a proper investigation on its experts conflict of interest before presenting this one-sided, crippled testing to stroke the backs of the wireless industry? This might only be a quick story for CTV, but this is an important issue to parents for the health of numerous children. To parents who have electrosensitive children, this is even a matter of whether the child can attend school or not.Instead of engaging an engineer who makes his money from the wireless industry, CTV should have interviewed experts who understand the low-level effects of non-ionizing microwave radiation on human cells, such as Dr. Martin Blank, Dr. Leif Salford, Dr. Henry Lai, Dr. Andrew Goldworthy, Dr. Magda Havas, and Dr. Olle Johansson among others. CTV: Wi-Fi Danger in Schools. Its a shame that CTV owned by Bell Canada, used a flawed testing protocol to misinform the public about the low level of Wi-Fi radiation, in the name of investigative journalism.
ICNIRP Guidelines http://www.icnirp.de/documents/emfgdl.pdf
In 2000 the German Ecolog Institute (a highly regarded independent researchinstitute) was commissioned by T-Mobile (a major wireless service provider in Germany) to study the available scientific literature with regard to wirelesstelecommunication technologies and health issues, using a weight-of-evidenceapproach. The institutes review of over 220 peer-reviewed studies found strongindications for a wide variety of adverse health effects, including cancer-promoting,cancer-initiating, and genotoxic effects. By applying a safety factor of 10 to thelowest intensities, for which indications for such effects are documented, the institutes recommended threshold level for the sum total of all RF radiationexposures is 10,000 µW/m2, whereby any single RF radiation source (e.g. cell tower, Wi-Fi access point) should not exceed 30% of the threshold value, i.e. 3,000 µW/m2. Overall, the Ecolog Institute recommends keeping the exposure of the general public to RF radiation as low as possible. CLIP
Reactive Oxygen Species Formation and Apoptosis in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Induced by 900 MHz Mobile Phone Radiation http://www.hindawi.com/journals/oximed/2012/740280/
Mobile phones have been widely used in popular telecommunication and medical telemetry systems. The tremendous use of mobile phone has drastically increased the amount of radiofrequency electromagnetic field (GSM RFEMF) exposure in our daily lives. To ensure telecommunication in anywhere, various kinds of mobile phone relay stations or devices need to be placed inside or near living/working and residential areas. It makes people have the possibility to be exposed to the RFEMF radiation almost every moment. Thus there is a major concern about the effects of RFEMF radiation exposure on human health. Despite previous studies, our knowledge on these effects is still inadequate and strong debates continue [1-5].
Among the various health effects of GSM RFEMF exposure, the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and increased oxidative stress are those proposed mechanisms that can explain the link between RFEMF radiation and possible harmful effects on human health. It was found that RFEMF could induce ROS formation in animal brain, cortical neurons, spleen, blood serum, and human semen [6-10]. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent of ROS formation and oxidative DNA damage as well as cell apoptosis caused by RFEMF on human peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC). PBMC cells are a critical component in the immune system to fight infection and adapt to intruders. They also play significant roles in neurodegenerative diseases and aging [11-14]. Therefore, investigation of whether and how oxidative stress activates in PBMC under the exposure of RFEMF radiation can help to further clarify its effects on human health.
In this study, isolated fresh human peripheral blood mononuclear cells were exposed to the radiation of 900 MHz GSM RFEMF at a specific absorption rate (SAR) of 0.4 W/kg for 1h, 2h, 4h, 6h, and 8h. The specific absorption rate was chosen to mimic the situation that people usually may absorb in an environment within a distance of 20 meters from mobile phone relay stations, or occupationally in an equipment room of microwave communication, or around a surveillance radar [15-17]. It is also the occupational exposure restriction suggested by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection and some national radiological protection boards.
We have demonstrated that cell apoptosis [Apoptose - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apoptosis ] can be induced in human PBMC by the radiation of 900 MHz GSM RFEMF at a specific absorption rate of ~ 0 . 4 W / kg when the exposure lasts longer than two hours. The apoptosis is induced through the mitochondrial pathway and mediated by activating ROS and caspase-3, and decreasing the mitochondrial potential. The activation of ROS is triggered by the conformation disturbance of lipids, protein, and DNA induced by the exposure to GSM RFEMF. Although human PBMC has a self-protection mechanism of releasing carotenoid to inhibit further increase of ROS, if the exposure continues, the imbalance between the antioxidant defenses and ROS formation still results in an increase of cell death with the exposure time. These findings not only clarify the effect of GSM RFEMF on human health but also reveal its mechanism. We hope that it will help people to realize the possible hazardous health effects of exposure to GSM RFEMF radiation emitted from the mobile phone relay stations or devices in their living/occupational environment.
Why powerlines confuse the internal compass (July 11, 2012) http://www.kurzweilai.net/why-powerlines-confuse-the-internal-compass
Migratory birds and fish use the Earths magnetic field to find their way. Ludwig Maximilians Universität München (LMU) researchers have now identified cells with internal compass needles for the perception of the field and can explain why high-tension cables perturb the magnetic orientation. Although many animal species can sense the geomagnetic field and exploit it for spatial orientation, efforts to pinpoint the cells that detect the field and convert the information into nerve impulses have so far failed. The field penetrates the whole organism, so such cells could be located almost anywhere, making them hard to identify, says LMU geophysicist Michael Winklhofer. Together with an international team, he has located magnetosensory cells in the olfactory epithelium of the trout. CLIP
How privacy-conscious consumers are fooling, hacking smart meters (July 15, 2012) http://www.naturalnews.com/036476_smart_meters_hacking_privacy.html
(...) Curiously, in all this haste to accomplish the government's energy program, no federal safeguards seem to have been designed to protect customer information from being accessed by others - information that smart meters could be sending (the activist group may have a point on this one). Worse, it appears that smart meters themselves are not an impregnable fortress - the meter can be subject to hacking. Smart meters hacked in Puerto Rico - In 2009, the Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated widespread incidents of power thefts in Puerto Rico believed to be related to smart meter deployment. The FBI believed that former employees of the meter manufacturer and employees of the utility company were tampering with the meters charging between $300 to $1,000 to reprogram residential meters and $3,000 to reprogram commercial meters. The perpetrators were said to have hacked into the smart meters using an optical converter device connected to a laptop, allowing smart meters to connect with the computer. The hackers were able to change the settings for recording power consumptions using software available on the internet after making a connection. This method does not require the removal, alteration or disassembly of the meter. Another recent example of smart meter hacking was demonstrated by Mike Davis, a security consultant. He reverse-engineered a meter bought on Ebay and installed a computer program that replicated itself across the wireless network and blocked the utility company as it went. Jack Bode, writing for Canada.com, made the wry observation that we won't have to worry about getting bombed if ever we go to war again. The enemy only has to "hack us and turn off the power."
(...) Spreading malware to the network - With access to the smart meter's programming codes, it is possible to connect with all other meters in the network that have the same brand. David Baker, director of services for IOActive, a Seattle-based research company , demonstrated this possibility when he designed a virus that could replicate itself in other meters and enable a hacker to shut down the system remotely. In simulations, Davis was able to show that if his malware were to be released in a location where all the houses were fitted with the same brand of meter, it could spread to 15,000 homes in 24 hours. CLIP
eMeter Case Study http://youtu.be/stgnrhEjTok
A short IBM promotional video. Notice the statement about data gathered every 2 seconds through a wireless signal. And the giddiness about all the data that will be available (gathered, sold, monitored) without your permission or knowledge.
Man plans class action against BC Hydro for smart meters (July 14, 2012) http://bc.ctvnews.ca/man-plans-class-action-against-bc-hydro-for-smart-meters-1.878937
A Vancouver Island man is gearing up for a David and Goliath battle against BC Hydro and its smart meter program by taking the first steps in a class action lawsuit. Phillip Oldridge became outraged when he saw his hydro consumption triple after a smart meter was installed to measure his electricity use. He hired an electrician to check for problems in his home that would explain the hike and says none were found. But the Crown corporation refused to clear up the problem. "It's ridiculous. It didn't happen and they disagree. They said, 'No, it did happen and you have to pay,'" Oldridge said.Oldridge started talking with his neighbours to see if anyone else was in a similar situation. "Literally everybody, at least along my street here and within my immediate neighbourhood, and now I'm finding out people from Vancouver suffer from the same problem," he said. Oldridge called a lawyer to start looking into a class action lawsuit and has set up a Facebook page with a petition for people to join the potential suit. However, his Vancouver lawyer Herbert Rosner warns it won't be a simple process."It's not just a matter of being signed on. The action has to be approved by the court, whether you can take the action or not," Rosner said.
(...) Longtime anti-smart meter campaigner Sharon Noble of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters applauds the move. "This is the only way we're going to stop the smart meter program, is through court action. And there have been so many people who have been asking me over the last few months to get a class action suit going," she said. Noble's group plans to follow up on a human rights complaint and a BC Utilities Commission filing with a breach of privacy lawsuit. "We have a right to live in our home free of intrusion, free of interference, free of harm on our health, our privacy, our security, and the smart meter program and its grid is breaching all these rights," she said. Class actions can take months or even years if they are approved to move forward.
Lawsuit against BC Hydro https://www.facebook.com/NOTOBCHYDRO
This page is for everyone who has been over charged by BCHYDRO. Law suit is in action once we have 150 people confirm they have been a victim of this.
Maine Public Utilities Commission didnt address smart meter safety, court says http://bangordailynews.com/2012/07/12/business/maine-public-utilities-commission-didnt-address-smart-meter-safety-court-says
DAVID SHARP, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine - Maines highest court ruled Thursday that state regulators failed to adequately address safety concerns about Central Maine Powers smart meters but the ruling had no immediate impact on more than 600,000 smart meters already installed in homes and businesses across the state. The Supreme Judicial Court ordered the Maine Public Utilities Commission to reconsider a complaint that raised health concerns, and lead plaintiff, Ed Friedman of Bowdoinham, urged the panel to use the opportunity to hold full evidentiary hearings on this and look at it under the bright lights. We understand that the horse is out of the barn in terms of the meters being in, but they shouldve vetted these smart meters for safety before they were deployed instead of waiting until theyre deployed to see that theres well-known biological effects, Friedman said. The Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a brief statement saying the panel is considering how best to comply with the supreme courts unanimous ruling. The commission is reviewing the order to determine what steps must be taken to comply with the courts decision. We have not reached a decision on what process will be required to do so. Any decision about process will be determined by commissioners in a public session, the statement said. CLIP
Suzanne Foley-Ferguson (PInusStrobus@maine.rr.com) has sent us the following on August 1...
To All Whom Are Interested: (attachments below)
The Maine Supreme Court has sent the issue of wireless smart meters back to the Maine Public Utilities Commission so that they can determine the health and safety of the meters. I have the documents if anyone wishes to see them. This is the first time a PUC is being forced by a court to say these meters are "safe".... we say they can't, but they are required to consider the health effects in a (hopefully) comprehensive way.
We need as many people as possible to testify and/or present evidence. Please sign up to be on the service list to make sure you receive what is happening. We are working from many lists, and that's the best way to guarantee that you get notice.
We are pushing for public hearings, but we don't know whether the PUC will hold them or not. We'd like more than one around the state, and are hoping that people from other states will also attend. We will try to be lining up our experts, because the utility will surely use Exponent's. We don't know whether we will be able to present unlimited testimony in the case. For all we know, we will be limited to 3 minutes. Because of this, we need to get as many folks as we can to speak up.
This Thursday, the PUC will have a case conference discussing all of this. If you are on the service list for the case, you will get all information. Ed Friedman's case is Docket 2011-00262 on the PUC web site. I urge you to register and/or intervene in the case.
To Register: They have a new system that is difficult to navigate, but I would encourage you all to register, and get on the Service List for the case.
Or if you would like to be a full intervenor, Dianne Wilkins has put together some directions to intervene. I will attach the directions here. At the end, I give you directions to get on the Service List. Either way you will need to register to use the system.
Everyone who would thinks they may want to: submit written testimony regarding adverse health effects that will be officially entered into case evidence; cross examine CMP and PUC experts; and/or participate in PUC meetings that investigate the health and safety of smart meters, MUST file a "Petition to Intervene" via online filing at PUC's web site (and then send the original via snail mail later) by August 3rd.
Below (and attached) are the relevant excerpts from the PUC Rules that dictate the procedure and which that have already been incorporated into the attached word document template, also attached for your use. You can modify this template to reflect your own intended level of involvement and replace my personal info with your own info. Just to be clear, even if you write that you intend to submit evidence and attend mtgs etc.. DOES NOT OBLIGATE you to do these things but will keep this option open for you. The following steps are also attached in a document for easy printing (3rd doc).
First you must "register as a user" at the PUC web site http://www.maine.gov/mpuc/online/index.shtml :
-click on "Registered Users" then click on "New User Registration" at the bottom of window
-a page with blank boxes will pop up, Only Fill in boxes that have RED ASTERISKS
***user passwords must be 8 characters long and must include numbers, at least 1 upper case letter and 1 special character
***user ID must be 8 characters long with NO SPACES
(tip: if you can't read the code, click on the first button left side of picture box to change the code as many times until you see something you can read!)
-submit your registration
-you will immediately receive an e-mail notification with a hyperlink and instructions - go to hyper linked page and confirm reg.
- you are not confirmed and can file documents with the PUC using your ID and password
Prepare the document to be filed..i.e. use the "Petition to Intervene" template and save it to your computer as you normally would save a doc.
To file "Petition to Intervene" with the PUC
- go to their web site https://mpuc-cms.maine.gov/CQM.Custom.WebUI/UserLogin.aspx and log-in using your password and ID then type in the word code (tip: if you can't read the code, click on the first button left side of picture box to change the code as many times until you see something you can read!)
- in Left Blue Box that pops up, click on "case file" then "submit new case or filing"
- choose "existing case" then type in 2011-00262 and click GO
- Under "Filing Information" fill in boxes that are marked with a RED ASTERISK's
***at "Description of Filing:" type in "Petition to Intervene"
***at "Utility/Company Name" type in CMP
***at "Filing Party" mark "representing self"
Then move to the next Box below titled "Add Public Document(s) (These Documents Will Be Publicly Available Online)"
***at "Document Type" scroll down to "Petition to Intervene"
***at "Document Subtype" type in "Petition to Intervene"
***at "Document Title:" type in "Petition to Intervene"
*** then click on dark blue that says "attach non-confidential documents"
*** A box will pop up...scroll through your files to find the document you created for the Petition to Intervene and choose this doc
***finally click submit button
You will know you did it correctly because you should receive an e-mail confirmation from PUC within a 1/2 hour!
Analog Opt Out Meters Emitting Radiation (May 25, 2012) http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/05/25/analog-opt-out-meters-emitting-rf/
It seems that utility companies just cant quit their microwave addiction. Unconfirmed, breaking news from San Diego indicates that analog meters being offered to customers for sizeable fees as an opt out are in fact still emitting microwave radiation. Sue Brinchman, the Director of the Center for Electrosmog Prevention- who has suffered from health effects from the smart meter on her wall, and was relieved when SDG&E was ordered to offer an opt out to its customers- posted the video above and reports that her new analog meter is still emitting pulses of radiation.We are receiving other similar reports from around the country. Residents must exercise due diligence. We repeat- DO NOT TRUST anything the utilities tell you regarding the safety or emissions of ANY new meters they wish to install on your home or business. The only way to verify that a meter is safe is to purchase an EMF analyzer yourself or to hire an independent expert. Even meters that appear to be safe may be hiding a transmitter that can make you sick. Sadly, any trust that the public had for the utility industry has been completely betrayed by the lies and the fabrications that have been used to sell the smart grid. Any analog meter accepted from the utility should be subjected to independent testing and analysis, and deconstruction. The burden to prove that any meter is safe should fall on the reckless utility industry itself rather than ratepayers.We also have heard that RF is leaking onto household wiring and analog meters from adjacent smart meters and data collector unit antennas. CLIP
My experience with WiFi by Steve Miller aka Afterlife http://biodwellblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/ec-stories-my-experience-with-wifi-by-steve-miller-aka-afterlife/
(...) 6 months later WiFi started being installed in bars and cafes throughout my local town of Falmouth. In one particular pub one of the staff told me that since WiFi had arrived all the staff had started bitching at each other, he and his girlfriend had nearly split up but they could not understand why. Whenever my girlfriend and I went to one of our favourite restaurants we would always start arguing about the silliest trivial things yet we hardly ever argue normally. The restaurant was next door to the same pub and also had wifi in the office. We stopped going there and now only eat at one place on the beach that refuses to have wifi on the premises and we don't argue anymore. I started to ask myself why I didn't always get a headache but had experienced being argumentative and irritable so decided to buy a wifi detector and try an experiment. The detector has a scale of 1-5. What I found was that a wifi signal anywhere between 1-2 caused me to feel depressed and irritable but between 3-5 gave me a splitting headache which starts as a dull pressure on the top of my head quickly followed by dizziness and slight nausea. It's a cheap detector designed to find hotspots so people can use their laptops so its not super accurate but sufficient to show approximate strength of signal and fits on a key ring. If I walk down the main street these days I feel light-headed and can't stop or go into any of the shops so have decided to give that part of town a wide berth. At first my friends used to rib me about being a hypochondriac and I found that depressing so occasionally I would venture into the favourite bar only to have to leave my pint on the table and make a swift exit. One day I wondered around the town scanning every bar and eventually found what I believe to be the only wifi free pub and asked the new landlord if he intended to install WiFi. He said he had been asked by other people too and wanted to know more. I told him about my experiences and we both started looking into the wealth of scientific information on the internet. The more we found the more he was convinced that it was a bad thing. Since then I have used this pub as my local and have to say whilst many other bars in the town have lost a lot of trade this pub is doing a roaring trade, a lot of my friends now use it as their local too commenting that it "feels a happy pub" and that, "the other bars in town have lost the vibe". CLIP
At Center for Ethics event, cell phone radiation and institutional corruption addressed (90 min video) http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/2011/11/18_safra-center-cellphone-radiation-corruption.html
On November 3, 2011, Dr. Franz Adlkofer, former executive director of the VERUM Foundation for Behavior and Environment, spoke to a Harvard Law School audience as part of the lectures and events series hosted by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. In his lecture, Protection Against Radiation is in Conflict with Science, Adlkofer discussed the difficulties he and other scientists face when presenting research on the carcinogenic effects of electromagnetic fields emanating from cell phones. He also discussed the institutional corruption which he says obstructs their research. Adlkofer described his experience with the EU-funded study REFLEX, which aimed to explore the effects of cell-phone radiation on the brain. The studys conclusions demonstrated that low frequency as well as radiofrequency electromagnetic fields below the allowed exposure limits displayed gene-damaging potential.In 2004, shortly after releasing those findings, Adlkofer was the target of allegations questioning the validity of the findings and even accusing him of fraud. While an ethics panel eventually dismissed the accusations, his struggle against slander continues, he said. In May 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified high frequency electromagnetic fields including cell phone radiation as merely possibly carcinogenic for humans, Adlkofer said, but he pointed out that studies such as REFLEX were not taken into account in reaching that determination. Had they been, he said, the classification likely would have changed from possibly carcinogenic to probably. The practices of institutional corruption in the area of wireless communication are of enormous concern, said Adlkofer, if one considers the still uncertain outcome of the ongoing field study with five billion participants. Based on the unjustified trivializing reports distributed by the mass media by order and on account of the wireless communication industry, the general public cannot understand that its future wellbeing and health may be at stake. The people even distrust those scientists who warn. In democracies, it is a basic principle that above power and their owners are laws, rules, and regulations. Since in the area of wireless communication this principle has been severely violated it is in the interest of a democratic society to insist on its compliance.
NEW Urgent Warning to All Cell Phone Users (16 juin 2012) 2 vidéos http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/16/emf-safety-tips.aspx?e_cid=20120616_DNL_art_1
If you think the jury's still out on whether cell phones can be dangerous to your health, then you might want to take the time to listen to this video. Dr. Devra Davis, author of the book, "The Secret History of the War on Cancer," has been researching the safety hazards of radiation emanating from your cell phone.
Like many people, Dr. Davis just didn't believe the possibility of cell phones being dangerous?until she studied it. And now, with the toxicological and epidemiological evidence to back up her claims, she's trying to get the word out that cell phone radiation is not only dangerous, but can be downright lethal. In her lecture, Dr. Davis explains how the biological impact of your cell phone is not related to its power, which is quite weak, but rather to the erratic nature of its signal and its ability to disrupt resonance and interfere with DNA repair. This is now believed to be the most plausible theory for understanding the wide array of health impacts discovered, which includes cancer... Can Your Cell Phone Cause Cancer?
One interesting case that can serve as an illustrative warning of the cancer-causing potential of cell phones is that of a young woman with no other predisposing risk factors for cancer who came down with multi-focal breast cancer. The case was revealed in the May issue of the Environmental Health Trust's newsletter. As it turns out, the young lady had the curious habit of tucking her cell phone into her bra... Two cancer specialists, Robert Nagourney and John West, concluded there was only one other possibility that might have directly contributed to her breast cancer. "We connected the dots," the patient said. And the dots quite literally the pattern of the cancer, and distribution of the cancerous cells lined up perfectly with the shape of her cell phone. Cell Phone Radiation & Breast Cancer
While her doctor can't prove the cell phone caused her cancer, it should serve as a potent warning not only to other women who might tuck their phones in their bras, but also to those of you who keep your phones in your pants pocket or shirt pocket as well. As a general rule, you'll want to avoid carrying your phone anywhere on your body. Keep in mind that the most dangerous place to be, in terms of radiation exposure, is within about six inches of the emitting antenna. You do not want any part of your body within that proximity. CLIP
FCC considers whether to study cellphone radiation (June 15, 2012) http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fcc-considers-whether-to-study-cellphone-radiation/2012/06/15/gJQA6XzpfV_story.html
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to study whether it needs better guidelines to protect people from cellphone radiation, a question it hasnt posed in 15 years. During that period, mobile devices have become ubiquitous and far more powerful. Today, there are more cellphones than people in the United States. But there has been no definitive study on whether the explosive growth is bad for our health.
(...) In May 2011, a panel of health experts organized by the World Health Organization concluded that the devices are possibly carcinogenic. The WHO panel said particular concern is the use of cellphones by children, who spend more time than ever with the devices pressed against their ears or in their pockets. Their skulls are thinner than those of adults and absorb radio frequencies at higher rates. A separate February 2011 study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that 50 minutes of cellphone use altered activity in the part of the brain closest to where the device antennas were located.This review is long overdue and it is impossible to imagine how the FCC will be able to retain its current standards which allow 20 times more radiation to reach the head than the body as a whole [and] do not account for risks to childrens developing brains and smaller bodies, said Renee Sharp, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group. The FCC's proposed inquiry specifically addresses health considerations for children.The wireless industry said it welcomes an initial inquiry of radiation limits, saying it is confident that the FCC will find no changes need to be made. The cellphone industry, which garners about $170 billion a year in revenue, has been fiercely protective of its reputation. CLIP - Among the manty comments, the following is worth reading:"The cell phone industry is following Big Tobacco's playbook - instilling doubt about the science which has been showing a possible correlation with malignant brain tumors on the same side of the head as cell phone use, auditory nerve and salivary gland tumors, as well as damage to men's fertility. These studies concerned the International Agency for Research on Cancer enough to cause the World Health Organization to issue a worldwide announcement that cell phone radiation may cause cancer. Yet, you would trust the industry's assurances that cell phones are safe? By the way, the multi-billion dollar cell phone industry spends millions lobbying federal regulatory officials at the FCC and FDA and making enormous campaign contributions to key federal legislators who sit on committees that oversee the FCC and FDA. We surely don't want to waste any taxpayer money on ensuring that the powerful radio transmitters we hold against our heads and bodies all day are safe as promised by the industry.If, in 10 years, it turns out that the studies showing a correlation with brain tumors were correct all along....no worries for the cell phone industry. They've been hiding warnings in the fine print of every user manual for years - they will have no liability for all the pending lawsuits against them. The executives will have made their billions in profit, and we, the taxpayers, will pick up the resulting health care costs for treating millions of brain cancer victims."
AMONG THE 52 COMMENTS (so far) TO THIS ARTICLE...
Lab Rat wrote (6/16/2012)
The cell phone industry is following Big Tobacco's playbook - instilling doubt about the science which has been showing a possible correlation with malignant brain tumors on the same side of the head as cell phone use, auditory nerve and salivary gland tumors, as well as damage to men's fertility. These studies concerned the International Agency for Research on Cancer enough to cause the World Health Organization to issue a worldwide announcement that cell phone radiation may cause cancer. Yet, you would trust the industry's assurances that cell phones are safe? By the way, the multi-billion dollar cell phone industry spends millions lobbying federal regulatory officials at the FCC and FDA and making enormous campaign contributions to key federal legislators who sit on committees that oversee the FCC and FDA. We surely don't want to waste any taxpayer money on ensuring that the powerful radio transmitters we hold against our heads and bodies all day are safe as promised by the industry. If, in 10 years, it turns out that the studies showing a correlation with brain tumors were correct all along....no worries for the cell phone industry. They've been hiding warnings in the fine print of every user manual for years - they will have no liability for all the pending lawsuits against them. The executives will have made their billions in profit, and we, the taxpayers, will pick up the resulting health care costs for treating millions of brain cancer victims.
ElectroSmogPrevention wrote (6/16/2012)
The FCC is not a health agency. Therefore its engineers and staff should NOT BE ALLOWED to determine safety guidelines. They have based their past guidelines on industry-bias, which has led to a proliferation of dangerous RF devices, for which we will all pay dearly, with our lives and health. Congress must return oversight of non-ionizing radiation to the US EPA. It was taken away from US EPA in a political move in 1996 when EPA started saying that RF radiation might be hazardous and they wanted to study it further. The telecom companies would have "none of that" and so Congress whisked it away into the uncaring hands of FCC, as part of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which does not allow municipalities to reject cell towers based on health or environmental safety. They upshot of this deadly game is that all Americans are now besieged with non-ionizing (RF) radiation that independent scientists have shown is dangerous. Cell phones pasted to heads, smart meters forced on all our homes and businesses, cell towers springing up like poisonous mushrooms on school and even church grounds. All due to the FCC's rigging of the truth, not caring a whit about our health, ignoring all independent research and warnings. Even in Europe the WHO and Parliament of the European Union have issued warnings about RF radiation, that governments should seek to reduce citizens' exposure. But not here. Why does the FCC have RF radiation guidelines that are 1,000 times higher than those of other countries? Can you spell M-O-N-E-Y ... C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N? And guess what? Both the Dems and Republicans are in support of smart meters, with utility and telecom companies bathing us in radiation. Especially the Obama administration, which must be getting really STUPID advice to think that funding a wireless RF-emitting smart grid and smart meters is a good idea. http://www.electrosmogprevention.org
Here is what Magda Havas wrote about this article above:
"However, no studies have yet produced evidence that it can cause cancer." Really? What about the following evidence:
We have evidence that cell phone use is associated with cancer (even in the flawed INTERPHONE study).
We have evidence that microwave radiation causes DNA breaks in rat brains and in sperm.
We have evidence that 2.4 GHz (used in some cordless phones and Wi-Fi) causes primary tumours in rats (U.S. Air Force Study 1992)
We have evidence that this radiation increases the permeability of the blood-brain barrier, enabling potentially toxic chemicals to enter the brain.
We have evidence that it is associated with an increase in the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase that is linked to cancer.
We have evidence that it increases free radicals that can cause cancer.
We have evidence that it increases stress proteins and compromises the immune system.
Indeed, we have epidemiological studies, in vivo studies, and in vitro studies (the three key types of scientific evidence) that microwave radiation below FCC guidelines is associated with AND causes cancer and that the mechanisms involve some combination of free radical production, increased membrane permeability, DNA fragmentation and a compromised immune system. We also have evidence that some reporters do not read the science and make statements that are scientifically incorrect.
Tory MP calls on Bell to remove intolerable cellular tower in riding (June 16th, 2012) http://blogs.canoe.ca/eyeonthehill/general/tory-mp-calls-on-bell-to-remove-intolerable-cellular-tower-in-riding/#more-73811
A Tory MP has sounded the alarm about the safety of a cellular tower located near residential homes and a daycare in his riding of Oakville, Ont. Terence Young stood in the House of Commons this week to ask Bell Canada to remove the powerful cellular antennae immediately. Bell Canada has placed powerful antennae 11 metres from a childs bedroom and over the heads of our fighters and refuses to remove them. This is intolerable I say to the president of Bell Canada, Mr. George Cope: Tear down those antennae. But Bell isnt prepared to back down and communications representative Jason Laszlo maintains the company is following federal guidelines. To meet local demand for enhanced wireless service, we simply added equipment to a pre-existing communications tower we consulted with Halton Regional Police who operate the tower and then secured approvals from Industry Canada. In May, the World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer classified electromagnetic radiation (EMR) as possiblycarcinogenic.In a letter to his constituents, Young said he wants to see stricter federal regulations in Canada and vowed to consider introducing a private members bill on the issue. There is no broadly based consensus regarding proof that EMR from cellular antennae on towers is a serious health risk, but I believe in the precautionary principle when it comes to your health: Better safe than sorry. Dr. Magda Havas, who studies environmental contaminants at Trent University, says Canadians have the right to know about antennae in their area.You should be informed that an antenna is coming in to your neighbourhood and you should have the ability to say yes or no, she said. We are not allowing people to have a say in this. It just doesnt make any sense in a democratic society. Companies currently have to issue an advisory to municipalities if a tower is more than 15 meters high, but Havas says shorter and possibly moredangerous towers are being put up without notice.NDP health critic Libby Davies agrees federal intervention is needed. The status quo is completely unsatisfactory people have no recourse to respond to a unilateral decision by telecommunications companies to put these towers up.
Electromagnetic fields: High-level microwave technology concerns by Andrew Michrowski http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/high_level_microwave_concerns.doc
(...) Significant Secondary effects
There has been a significant increase in corrosion problems in the last few decades, parallel to the spread and implementation of wireless technologies. Whereas in the 1970s, only a small number of engineers consulted on corrosion problems, now a full quarter of all engineers in North America are experts in corrosion trying to resolve problems associated with building structures, water and oil and gas pipelines, fluid containers. How radiofrequencies affect corrosion can be verified by anyone who replaces a fluorescent compact bulb into a metallic fixture that once had an incandescent bulb. It takes only a few weeks to have the onset of paint coating corroding in lamp holders, followed by the steady eating away of metallic sheeting. Likewise, one can see which urban areas are exposed to elevated levels of microwave emissions: where sewer and telephone service covers rust actually powder away rather than just coat themselves with oxidation, where fire hydrants crumble even if installed within the previous 6 months - that is likely to be a zone subject to microwave emissions. Normally, such fittings last problemfree for decades. This is an effect of enormous burden to tax and rate-payers.
This month, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has made an emergency plea to the federal government for $123 Billion within 5 years to avoid building collapses in Canadian cities due to corrosion, which only emphasizes how outrageously expensive for our civilization is this problem of accelerated corrosion from radiofrequencies and microwaves is. What is little known is that most corrosion is induced by weak voltages and amperages from net currents in our electric power delivery systems, which are imbalanced. What is even less known that as the electric power system becomes more affected by the use of computers and wireless systems, radiofrequencies and microwaves penetrate the electric power systems ground via neutral wires. The ground in many populated areas now carries charges that are highly electronic with radiofrequency and microwave characteristics. This new phenomenon accelerates corrosion of materials whether pipelines, rebars in buildings and transportation infrastructure or even nuclear power plant reactor rods - by quantum leaps. Galvanic coupling between alloys and hydrogen and e particles is accelerated, leading to hydrogen-induced cracking in steels. This conduction of charges has been observed with electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and reported this year by scientists from Atomic Energy of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada. There is also greater spattering of deposits, crevice enhancements and oxidation reactions. Nature of wireless-induced rebar corrosion and corrosion of alloys + Noticeable defects on sewer and telephone metal covers in streets, fire valves ( deterioration within 1-2 years compared with 20-40 year old covers).. Is it worthwhile to have an industry that profits while it destroys civilization or make the retention of civilization status quo more expensive than the benefits is offers?
Wanna Know About Radiation? http://www.radiationeducation.com/
What would happen if kids just stopped going to school because of the wireless radiation? Would that get parents, teachers and schools to finally listen to what kids are trying to say about the dangers of wireless computers and cell phones? Wireless machines are dangerous for kids because the radiation makes our cells shut down - so they can't breathe properly and they can't get rid of toxins. Then our DNA in our cells gets damaged and our cells don't work properly. After years of this harmful microwave radiation you can get leukemia or cancer. But, before you get cancer, look at these immediate results of WiFi radiation. Have you noticed that your friends have gone home early because of headaches, nausea, nosebleeds etc?Here is a complete list of what kids can get from wireless (microwave) radiation: You get headaches (3-5x per week, so bad you have to take medicine). You get dizzy. You feel like you want to puke. (only when you're at school). You're not seeing things normally - maybe the floor looks tilted, or downhill. The teacher's voice sounds higher or lower but she's just talking normally. You have trouble remembering what the teacher's saying and what you read. You have trouble paying attention and trouble focusing in class. You get a skin rash (mostly lower legs, goes away on weekends or longer breaks). You get very, very hyper and you're crazy and you're not your normal self. Night Sweats - you sweat during your sleep and sometimes it's so wet your sheets get soaked. You don't get a good night's sleep - you either can't get to sleep or you go to sleep, but you keep waking up. Some parents have noticed their kids have not been acting normally. Some are also noticing their children don't want to have friends over, their grades have gone down, the teacher says they're disrupting the class. So help us get wireless computers, cell phones and cordless phones out of schools, stores and houses. CLIP - Voir aussi Why Is WiFi Bad? et Why Are Cell Phones Bad?
Exposing children to wireless in schools is criminal http://www.emfields.org/news/20090311-wireless-schools-children-criminal.asp
Last month, Dr. Thomas Rau, Medical Director of the world renowned Paracelsus Clinic in Lustmühle, Switzerland, said he is convinced 'electromagnetic loads' lead to cancer, concentration problems, ADD, tinnitus, migraines, insomnia, arrhythmia, Parkinson's and even back pain. Exposing children in schools to radiation, known to damage brain function and learning, Rau describes as "criminal". He says, "It is unethical to expose children to electromagnetic load in this way. We know that power stations for electromagnetic waves like mobile phones are hurting the brains of children, so to put such stations into schools is really...very, very, very bad. Rau says, the question is, "Does the school, or does the society, really want to have intelligent, well-educated children, or not?" He says, "If you install mobile phone towers, which radiate to the children, their intelligence, their brain capacity, decreases. You will have more ADD children, you will have less function of the brain, which in the long term reflects on the intelligence of the children, of the possibility to really teach children, and in the long term,the more this overcomes society, the more we will have dumb children." CLIP - Full story HERE
This site is by parents who are trying to get WiFi out of their kids school
Adult leukaemia and memory and anxiety problems linked to exposure to magnetic fields (11th May 2012) http://www.emfields.org/news/20120511-magnetic-fields-leukaemia-adults.asp
Two Chinese studies have found problems associated with exposure to powerfrequency magnetic fields, in the laboratory or at work and at home. One team reported on the results of 9 studies looking at occupational or residential exposures to magnetic fields and the risk of developing acute myeloid leukaemia in adults. They found consistent evidence of an increased risk at very low levels of 0.1-0.2 microtesla and more than 0.2 microtesla, compared with 0.1 microtesla. These are very low fields and will be found in many workplaces and homes. In a laboratory study, rats exposed to magnetic fields for 4 weeks showed anxiety-like behaviour and changes in spatial memory. We know that electromagnetic fields have been shown to interact with other environmental pollutants, so these new findings are quite concerning.
Magnetic fields and asthma - startling results (13th September 2011) http://www.emfields.org/news/20110913-magnetic-powerfrequency-asthma-link.asp
A study by Li found that women who were exposed to elevated magnetic fields during pregnancy, increased their risk of having a child with asthma significantly. Those who were exposed to levels of 0.2 microtesla (a fairly low field) had children who were more than 3 times more likely to develop asthma than those in fields of 0.03 microtesla. The higher the exposure the higher the risk. Women who were expecting their first child seemed to be particularly susceptible. The children were followed up for up to 13 years. Olle Johansson, a specialist in diagnosing health problems as a result of magnetic field effects believes that electromagnetic fields disturb the immune system, making people more vulnerable to all sorts of health problems. If anyone in your family is pregnant, especially with a history of immune system problems, or allergies, you may want to check out your home for magnetic field levels. If you are moving to a house near a powerline or substation, and you wish to have more children, it would be worth checking the field levels in the house first.
Russian children protected better than young people in the UK (27th May 2011) http://www.emfields.org/news/20110527-russian-children-emf-exposure.asp
There has been a steady growth in the incidence of childhood illnesses identified by The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCNIRP) as "possible diseases" arising from mobile phone use. Of particular concern is the increasing number of affected young people aged 15 to 19 years (it is very likely that most of them are mobile phone users for a long period of time). Since 2009, central nervous system disorders among 15 to 17 year-olds has been growing rapidly, the number of individuals with epilepsy or epileptic syndrome has also increased, and the number of blood disorders and immune status disorders has nearly doubled. In younger children we see the same thing happening, though they have not quite caught up with their older brothers and sisters yet. Because of this the RNCNIRP considers it very important carry out more scientific research to find out for certain whether the growth in serious childhood disease results from EMF exposure from mobile phone use or whether it is being caused by other factors. Taking into account the RNCNIRP position and the precautionary measures suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Committee considers that the following urgent measures must be taken because children don't seem to recognise for themselves the potential harmful nature of the phones, and that using them can expose them to life-threatening diseases. CLIP
Heart and Pacemaker Disruption from Electric (smart) Meter (July 10, 2012) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRDhogkdxW4
A Pacemaker recipient describes his personal experiences with the hazard of Smart Meter electromagnetic radiation "leakage" interfering with his heart, his pacemaker and his life.
We are suing the CPUC! (July 3, 2012) http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=7917
On June 7th, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) denied the EMF Safety Network Rehearing Request on the grounds that, the evidence does not support re-opening a review of Smart Meters. Because the Rehearing Request is denied we can now sue the CPUC for failing to address serious Smart Meter issues, including health and safety impacts, and FCC compliance.The CPUC has buried its head in the sand! The CPUC rubber stamped PG&E claims of Smart Meter safety! Although no new evidence can be added to the lawsuit in Appeals court, this lawsuit is important because it could force the CPUC to address the issues it has been ignoring.The CPUC has NEVER addressed the health and safety impacts of Smart Meters. Theyve only provided an opt out with a penalty! CLIP
What if your mobile phone is giving you brain cancer? (07/05/12) http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/what-if-your-mobile-phone-is-giving-you-brain-cancer/
(...) Brain cancer statistics are not pretty. Two of the largest centres in the world have documented a disturbing rise in the incidence of brain tumours, the CBTRUS and the Office of National Statistics in the UK (4) where figures suggest a 50 per cent increase in frontal and temporal lobe tumours between 1999 and 2009.Brain cancer has no cure. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths for those under 39 in Australia and it kills more Australian children and women under 35 than any other cancer. The time to address brain cancer is now. Most of the largest studies on mobile phones are flawed by study design. The Interphone Study refused to include children and corporate users, arguably two of the highest risk groups. We need to design a study that is not flawed from the start and one that acknowledges that non-ionising radiation, if responsible for cancer, will take at least 10 years of exposure to manifest because exposure to ionising radiation has a ten year latency before resulting in cancer. We also need to acknowledge that on a molecular level, cancer may result from many different mechanisms, not just DNA mutations and we need to fund these epidemiological studies transparently together with or independent of telcos or other interest groups. CLIP
Smart meters are massive surveillance tech Privacy Supremo (JUNE 12, 2012) http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/smart-meters-are-massive-surveillance-tech-privacy-supremo/
Euro watchdog demands data law to protect punters - The European Data Protection Supervisor has warned that smart meters are a significant privacy threat and wants limits on the retention and use of customer data before its too late.Peter Hustinx .warns that the technology will also enable massive collection of personal data which can track what members of a household do within the privacy of their own homes. He pulls up examples of baby monitors and medical devices, which have identifiable patterns of energy consumption and could therefore be used to monitor what people are doing. That might sound fanciful, but researchers have already demonstrated that the pattern of energy consumed by a decent flat-screen TV can be used to work out what programme is being watched, and Hustinx is probably right that this isnt information most of us would wish to share with our electricity providers.
Europe Privacy Regulator Concerns about Smart Meters (JUNE 15, 2012) http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/europe-privacy-regulator-concerns-about-smart-meters/
Smart meters could be used to build extensive profiles of the households using them, Europes privacy regulator has warned. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said in a statement on Monday that, while smart meters were potentially useful for controlling energy use, they will also enable massive collection of personal data which can track what members of a household do within the privacy of their own homes. According to the EDPS, which made the warning in an opinion document (PDF) for the European Commission, the data collected could spell out whether householders are at home or away, whether someone is using a specific medical device or baby monitor, and even how they like to spend their free time. CLIP
"Dear Prime Minister: With the utmost respect, I feel obliged to warn you that you are being badly advised on critical matters related to Canada's national electric power grid which, if not rectified, can have dire National Security consequences for our entire country. I'm a retired Canadian military officer, having been commissioned from the ranks. I spent almost 27 years in a special branch of military communications, most of which involved highly sensitive radio communications, with deployments in both Radio Warfare and Electronic Warfare - the latter of which entailed a posting in National Defense Headquarters, in the Directorate of Electronic Warfare. While my technical knowledge is now dated, the principals of radio communications havent changed, and the vulnerability of any wireless system is known by all military and major terrorist organizations around the world. It is absolutely insane and sheer lunacy for Canada (or any country) to utilize a wireless meshed-grid system to manage and control our national electric power grid. A wireless system would expose Canada to unprecedented threats from a myriad of sources, e.g., national extremists, international terrorists, covert military action by foreign governments whose arsenals range from simple jammers to sophisticated electromagnetic pulse [EMP] attacks, solar storms and flares, electrical storms, cyber attacks, viruses, etc. Any of these threats could easily destroy any part, if not all, of Canadas national power grid system! To be "wireless" is to be "defenseless." On behalf of all Canadians, I urge you to stop this wireless lunacy and the project, immediately! On this and all such projects having national security implications, I think it should be imperative that the principals involved be directed to consult with - and take direction from - Canada's Intelligence community and/or Military leaders when it comes to selecting a safe and appropriate telecommunications technology to use. There are safe, proven technologies available on the market, but wireless is not one of them."
Jerry Flynn - 20 June 2012
DTE 'smart meters' to become optional (JULY 7, 2012) http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120707/METRO/207070351/DTE-smart-meters-become-optional
Detroit DTE Energy agrees with a state agency report that says consumers should be able to opt out of the high-tech "smart meters" that are monitoring electricity use in about 800,000 southeast Michigan homes.But residents who choose not to switch to the new meters can expect an additional charge, said Scott Simons, DTE spokesman."We understand there are some concerns about advance meters, and that's why we are going to offer an opt-out program," Simons said. "There will be a charge. That (amount) hasn't been finalized yet." CLIP
Looming Health Crisis: Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America (July 8, 2012) http://www.globalresearch.ca/PrintArticle.php?articleId=31816
As a multitude of hazardous wireless technologies are deployed in homes, schools and workplaces, government officials and industry representatives continue to insist on their safety despite growing evidence to the contrary. A major health crisis looms that is only hastened through the extensive deployment of smart grid technology.
(...) Unwitting families with smart meters on their homes and children with cell towers humming outside their classrooms suggest the extent to which the energy, telecom and wireless industries have manipulated the regulatory process to greatly privilege profits over public health. Moreover, it reveals how the population suffers for want of meaningful and conclusive information on the very real dangers of RF while the telecom and wireless interests successfully cajole the media into considering one scientific study at a time.When you put the science together, we come to the irrefutable conclusion that theres a major health crisis coming, probably already underway, George Carlo cautions. Not just cancer, but also learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, autism, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and psychological and behavioral problemsall mediated by the same mechanism. Thats why were so worried. Time is running out.
Pregnant women should not use laptops!! http://www.bcna.ca/files_3/documents/LaptopsandEMFs.pdf
A study (Bellieni CV et al, Arch Environ Occup Health, 2012) has found that the power supply of a laptop used by a pregnant woman close to her body creates electric current densities in the fetus 182% to 263% higher than ICNIRP 6-minute heating limits, and 71% to 483% higher for the mother. The magnetic values of 1-8-6.0 microTesla are also very high, and considerably above the TCO and MPR II limits, the best known industry standards.
The Blessings and Curses of Aluminum Foil - A MUST KNOW! http://www.emfrelief.com/AlFoil.html
(...) How Aluminum Foil can be used beneficially in these applications, is by proper grounding to a separate and isolated electrical ground. CLIP
Mechanisms linked to exposure to electromagnetic fields http://www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/Mechanisms_Emf.php#1
Artificial HF radiation from microwaves causes changes in the proteins of the cell membrane, which trigger a signal that modifies the level of internal calcium, then activates enzymes and creates stress proteins. Enzymes first of all set off a chain reaction, then, if the signal persists, the stress proteins block several processes within the cell itself, such as the messages between brain cells called neuromediators, resulting in a change in brain activity. In addition, exposure of the brain to HF microwave radiation for more than 3 minutes causes an opening of the Brain-Blood Barrier. It takes an hour to eliminate the stress proteins created by making a mobile phone call. For people who live close to a relay antenna and who are irradiated continuously, this period of rest and recovery is impossible.
Home appliance Energy Star rating soon to include wireless connectivity with smart meters (June 18, 2012) http://www.emfacts.com/2012/06/home-appliance-energy-star-rating-soon-to-include-wireless-connectivity-with-smart-meters/
Next time you are hunting for an energy efficient home appliance to replace that old dryer, microwave oven or fridge, the obvious step is to choose one with a good Energy Star rating. Note, however, that the Energy Star rating will soon have provision for new generation home appliances that have wireless connectivity to a smart meter. What is not said in the below article, however, is that disabling the wireless device in the appliance will void the appliances warranty and may even be an illegal act.
Smart Meter Victory in Oakland County, Michigan (June 21st, 2012) http://michiganstopsmartmeters.com/2012/06/21/smart-meter-victory-in-oakland-county-michigan/
Oakland County, Michigan - Commissioners Support Smart Meter Refusal. Today, on a unanimous consent vote, the 25 member Oakland County, Michigan, Board of Commissioners approved a resolution that supports the right of every utility customer to be able to opt-out of a 'smart' electric meter without cost or penalty.
(...) One of the highlights of the "Public Comments" was an emotional talk by Dominic Cusumano, who spoke of the illness experienced by his wife soon after being exposed to a smart meter on their home in Addison Township. He explained how this objectionable device had been installed on their home without their knowledge or consent, how he had demanded its removal, and how unresponsive the utility had been to their predicament. Ultimately he stated that he had to remove the meter himself in self-defense. For that he is being sued by the utility and is currently awaiting a decision from the Oakland County Circuit Court. A video of his brief talk can be seen in the linked news story by Oakland Press.
(...) Before today's action, twenty-one units of local government had passed resolutions urging caution in the rush to deploy smart meters, calling for investigation of the health and privacy effects, and supporting the right of citizens to 'opt-out'. As a result of these local government actions the Michigan Public Service Commission opened an investigation in January. A report on that investigation is due out next week. There are now two bills pending in the state legislature which would give citizens the right to opt-out. CLIP
Study Accidentally Finds Chemotherapy Makes Cancer Far Worse (August 6, 2012) How interesting!!! http://www.emfacts.com/2012/08/study-finds-chemotherapy-makes-cancer-far-worse/
A team of researchers looking into why cancer cells are so resilient accidentally stumbled upon a far more important discovery. While conducting their research, the team discovered that chemotherapy actually heavily damages healthy cells and subsequently triggers them to release a protein that sustains and fuels tumor growth. Beyond that, it even makes the tumor highly resistant to future treatment. Reporting their findings in the journal Nature Medicine, the scientists report that the findings were completely unexpected. Finding evidence of significant DNA damage when examining the effects of chemotherapy on tissue derived from men with prostate cancer, the writings are a big slap in the face to mainstream medical organizations who have been pushing chemotherapy as the only option to cancer patients for years.The news comes after it was previously ousted by similarly-breaking research that expensive cancer drugs not only fail to treat tumors, but actually make them far worse. The cancer drugs were found to make tumors metasize and grow massively in size after consumption. As a result, the drugs killed the patients more quickly. Known as WNT16B, scientists who performed the research say that this protein created from chemo treatment boosts cancer cell survival and is the reason that chemotherapy actually ends lives more quickly. CLIP
American Academy of Environmental Medicine Calls for Immediate Caution regarding Smart Meter Installation... Cites Human Health Impacts of Chronic Exposure to Radiofrequency (RF)
By American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
WICHITA, Kan., May 23, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has released its latest position paper on electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) health effects calling for immediate caution regarding smart meter installations. Citing several peer-reviewed scientific studies, the AAEM concludes that "significant harmful biological effects occur from non-thermal RF exposure" showing causality. "A more thorough review of technological options to achieve society's worthwhile communications and business objectives must be conducted to protect human health and wellbeing," stated Dr. William J. Rea, a member of the AAEM and former thoracic surgeon. "By continuing to layer more and more wireless communication within our communities, we are setting the stage for widespread disease."
The AAEM also expresses concern regarding significant, but poorly understood quantum field health effects of EMF and RF. "More independent research is needed to assess the safety of 'Smart Meter' technology," said Dr. Amy Dean, board certified internist and President-Elect of the AAEM. "Patients are reporting to physicians the development of symptoms and adverse health effects after smart meters are installed on their homes. Immediate action is necessary to protect the public's health. Our research shows that chronic RF and EMF exposure can be very harmful."
Dr. William J. Rea, past president of AAEM, and a long time researcher on the effects of EMFs on the human body, says, "Technological advances must be assessed for harmful effects in order to protect society from the ravages of end-stage disease like cancer, heart disease, brain dysfunction, respiratory distress, and fibromyalgia. EMF and wireless technology are the latest innovations to challenge the physician whose goal is to help patients and prevent disease."
The AAEM calls for:
Immediate caution regarding "Smart Meter" installation due to potentially harmful RF exposure
Accommodation for health considerations regarding EMF and RF exposure, including exposure to wireless "Smart Meter" technology
Independent studies to further understand health effects from EMF and RF exposure
Use of safer technology, including for "Smart Meters," such as hard-wiring, fiber optics or other non-harmful methods of data transmission
Independent studies to further understand the health effects from EMF and RF exposures
Recognition that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a growing problem worldwide
Consideration and independent research regarding the quantum effects of EMF and RF on human health
Understanding and control of this electrical environmental bombardment for the protection of society
AAEM is an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health. More information is available at http://www.aaemonline.org
SOURCE: American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
DIVISION OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND MEDICINE
Position on the Health Effects from Radio Frequency/Microwave (RF/MW) Radiation in Fire Department Facilities from Base Stations for Antennas and Towers for the Conduction of Cell Phone Transmissions
The International Association of Fire Fighters' position on locating cell towers commercial wireless infrastructure on fire department facilities, as adopted by its membership in August 2004 (1), is that the IAFF oppose the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members.
Further, the IAFF is investigating funding for a U.S. and Canadian study that would characterize exposures from RF/MW radiation in fire houses with and without cellular antennae, and examine the health status of the fire fighters as a function of their assignment in exposed or unexposed fire houses. Specifically, there is concern for the effects of radio frequency radiation on the central nervous system (CNS) and the immune system, as well as other metabolic effects observed in preliminary studies.
The telecommunications industry claims cellular antennas are safe because the RF/MW radiation they produce is too weak to cause heating, i.e., a "thermal effect." They point to "safety standards" from groups such as ANSI/IEEE or ICNIRP to support their claims. But these groups have explicitly stated that their claims of "safe RF/MW radiation exposure is harmless" rest on the fact that it is too weak to produce a rise in body temperature, a "thermal effect." (4)
There is a large body of internationally accepted scientific evidence which points to the existence of non-thermal effects of RF/MW radiation. The issue at the present time is not whether such evidence exists, but rather what weight to give it.
Internationally acknowledged experts in the field of RF/MW radiation research have shown that RF/MW transmissions of the type used in digital cellular antennas and phones can have critical effects on cell cultures, animals, and people in laboratories and have also found epidemiological evidence (studies of communities, not in the laboratory) of serious health effects at "non-thermal levels," where the intensity of the RF/MW radiation was too low to cause heating. They have found:
- Increased cell growth of brain cancer cells (5)
- A doubling of the rate of lymphoma in mice (6)
- Changes in tumor growth in rats (7)
- An increased number of tumors in rats (8)
- Increased single- and double-strand breaks in DNA, our genetic material (9)
- 2 to 4 times as many cancers in Polish soldiers exposed to RF (10)
- More childhood leukemia in children exposed to RF (11)
- Changes in sleep patterns and REM type sleep (12)
- Headaches caused by RF/MW radiation exposure (13)
- Neurologic changes (14) including:
- Changes in the blood-brain-barrier (15)
- Changes in cellular morphology (including cell death) (16)
- Changes in neural electrophysiology (EEG) (17)
- Changes in neurotransmitters (which affect motivation and pain perception) (18)
- Metabolic changes (of calcium ions, for instance) (19)
- Cytogenetic effects (which can affect cancer, Alzheimer's, neurodegenerative diseases) (20)
- Decreased memory, attention, and slower reaction time in school children (21)
- Retarded learning in rats indicating a deficit in spatial "working memory" (22)
- Increased blood pressure in healthy men (23)
- Damage to eye cells when combined with commonly used glaucoma medications (24)
Many national and international organizations have recognized the need to define the true risk of low intensity, non-thermal RF/MW radiation exposure, calling for intensive scientific investigation to answer the open questions.
- The World Health Organization, noting reports of "cancer, reduced fertility, memory loss, and adverse changes in the behavior and development of children." (25)
- The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (26)
- The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) (27)
- The Swedish Work Environmental Fund (28)
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI) (29)
- The European Commission (EC) (30)
- New Zealand's Ministry of Health (31)
- National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (32)
- Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization of Australia (CSIRO) (33)
- The Royal Society of Canada expert group report prepared for Health Canada (34)
- European Union's REFLEX Project (Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure Using Sensitive in vitro Methods) (35)
- The Independent Group on Electromagnetic Fields of the Swedish Radiation Protection Board (SSI) (36)
- The United Kingdom's National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) (37)
- The EMF-Team Finland's Helsinki Appeal 2005 (38)
Non-thermal effects are recognized by experts on RF/MW radiation and health to be potential health hazards. Safe levels of RF/MW exposure for these low intensity, non-thermal effects have not yet been established.
The FDA has explicitly rejected claims that cellular phones are "safe." (39)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stated repeatedly that the current (ANSI/IEEE) RF/MW safety standards protect only against thermal effects. (40)
Many scientists and physicians question the safety of exposure to RF/MW radiation. The CSIRO study, for example, notes that there are no clear cutoff levels at which low intensity RF/MW exposure has no effect, and that the results of ongoing studies will take years to analyze. (41)
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine released its recommendations regarding electromagnetic field (EMF) and radio frequency (RF) exposures.
These recommendations by AAEM, just released on 7/14/12, will take the world by storm. AAEM recommends that patients with a broad range of medical conditions avoid sources of EMF and RF radiation, especially smart meters on patients homes and on neighbors homes, nearby.
Print the recommendations below and take to your doctor, immediately! If you have one of these medical conditions, your physician may wish to issue a request for accommodation letter on your behalf, which you may send to the utility to request to have smart meters removed from your home and the homes of your neighbors, without fees. If the utility refuses, you may then consider filing a discrimination complaint with the federal govt or you may consider seeking a disability rights attorney to discuss filing a potential discrimination lawsuit.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine Recommendations Regarding
Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Exposure (7/14/12)
Physicians of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine recognize that patients are being adversely impacted by electromagnetic frequency (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) fields and are becoming more electromagnetically sensitive.
The AAEM recommends that physicians consider patients total electromagnetic exposure in their diagnosis and treatment, as well as recognition that electromagnetic and radiofrequency field exposure may be an underlying cause of a patients disease process.
Based on double-blinded, placebo controlled research in humans,1 medical conditions and disabilities that would more than likely benefit from avoiding electromagnetic and radiofrequency exposure include, but are not limited to:
Neurological conditions such as paresthesias, somnolence, cephalgia, dizziness, unconsciousness, depression
Musculoskeletal effects including pain, muscle tightness, spasm, fibrillation
Heart disease and vascular effects including arrhythmia, tachycardia, flushing, edema
Pulmonary conditions including chest tightness, dyspnea, decreased pulmonary function
Gastrointestinal conditions including nausea, belching
Oral (pressure in ears, tooth pain)
Dermal (itching, burning, pain)
Autonomic nervous system dysfunction (dysautonomia).
Based on numerous studies showing harmful biological effects from EMF and RF exposure, medical conditions and disabilities that would more than likely benefit from avoiding exposure include, but are not limited to:
Neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinsons Disease, Alzheimers Disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 2?6
Neurological conditions (Headaches, depression, sleep disruption, fatigue,
dizziness, tremors, autonomic nervous system dysfunction, decreased memory,
attention deficit disorder, anxiety, visual disruption). 7?10
Fetal abnormalities and pregnancy. 11,12
Genetic defects and cancer.2,3,13?19
Liver disease and genitourinary disease.12,20
Because Smart Meters produce Radiofrequency emissions, it is recommended that patients with the above conditions and disabilities be accommodated to protect their health. The AAEM recommends: that no Smart Meters be on these patients homes, that Smart Meters be removed within a reasonable distance of patients homes depending on the patients perception and/or symptoms, and that no collection meters be placed near patients homes depending on patients perception and/or symptoms.
Submitted by: Amy L. Dean, DO and William J. Rea, MD
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2. Xu S, Zhou Z, Zhang L, et al. Exposure to 1800 MHZ radiofrequency radiation induces oxidative
damage to mitochondrial DNA in primary cultured neurons. Brain Research. 2010; 1311: 189?196.
3. Zhao T, Zou S, Knapp P. Exposure to cell phone radiation up?regulates apoptosis genes in primary
cultures of neurons and astrocytes. Neurosci Lett. 2007; 412(1): 34?38.
4. Nittby H, Brun A, Eberhardt J, et al. Increased blood?brain barrier permeability in mammalian
brain 7 days after exposure to the radiation from a GSM?900 mobile phone. Pathophysiology.
2009; 16: 103?112.
5. Awad SM, Hassan NS. Health Risks of electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone on brain of
rats. J. Appl. Sci. Res. 2008; 4(12): 1994?2000.
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inhabitants around mobile phone base stations. Neurotox. 2007; 28(2): 434?440.
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cognitive performance in subjects living near mobile phone base stations. Occup. Environ. Med.
2006; 63: 307?313.
10. Kolodynski AA, Kolodynska VV. Motor and psychological functions of school children living in the
area of the Skrunda Radio Location Station in Latvia. Sci. Total Environ. 1996; 180: 87?93.
11. Magras IN, Xenos TD. RF radiation?induced changes in the prenatal development of mice.
Bioelectromagnetics. 1997; 18:455?461.
12. Ingole IV, Ghosh SK. Cell phone radiation and developing tissues in chick embryo ? a light
microscopic study of kidneys. J. Anat. Soc. India. 2006; 55(2): 19?23.
13. Phillips JL, Singh NP, Lai H. Electromagnetic fields and DNA damage. Pathophysiology. 2009; 16:
14. Ruediger HW. Genotoxic effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Pathophysiology.
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15. Lee S, Johnson D, Dunbar K. 2.45 GHz radiofrequency fields alter gene expression on cultured
human cells. FEBS Letters. 2005; 579: 4829?4836.
16. Demsia G, Vlastos D, Matthopoulos DP. Effect of 910?MHz electromagnetic field on rat bone
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electromagnetic fields associated with cellular phones leads to chromosomal instability.
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RF radiation constitutes serious risk, he testifies
BY LYNN MOORE, THE GAZETTE MAY 18, 2012
Hydro-Québec's proposed rollout of 3.8 million wireless smart meters "may constitute a risk of serious, as well as irreversible, damage to health," according to a report by a U.S. public health professional testifying before Quebec's energy board Thursday.
David Carpenter, director of the University at Albany's Institute for Health and the Environment, urged that precautionary measures be taken to offset potential health problems related to radiofrequency emissions from the wireless meters.
There hasn't yet been a comprehensive study on the impact of the relatively new devices and their RF radiation on human health, Carpenter told the board.
While the body of evidence is incomplete, it "is strong enough that as a public health official it is my responsibility to tell you that we should do what we can to reduce exposure in ways that are neither excessively expensive or excessively regulatory," he said.
"If government does not acknowledge that there is reason for caution, it will be like the situation we had with smoking and lung cancer."
The meters that Hydro-Québec proposes to use in its $1-billion project to deploy smart meters across the province by 2017 would be mostly located on exterior walls.
But meters situated inside occupied rooms such as kitchens would increase exposure to RF energy that would be especially problematic for children, according to Carpenter's report and testimony Thursday.
In a report filed with the Régie de l'énergie, Carpenter said that alternatives include hardwired technology.
Meters inside homes should be moved to the outside or at least positioned so that they don't face occupants.
Carpenter was retained by the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique and Stratégies Énergétiques, both intervenors in the case.
Carpenter was not accorded the status of an expert witness by board president Richard Lassonde on Thursday.
Lassonde accepted Hydro-Québec's key position that Carpenter had not himself done research directly related to RF radiation.
Carpenter, whose curriculum vitae runs to 32 pages, is the former director of the third-largest public health lab in the U.S., testified about RF and power-line emissions and cancer before the U.S. President's Cancer Panel in 2009 and is among the external reviewers of grant proposals for Quebec's cancer program.
The hearings continue.
More testing needed for Hydro-Québec meters: consultant (APRIL 11, 2012) http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/More+testing+needed+Hydro+Québec+meters+consultant/6438360/story.html
MONTREAL - Hydro-Québec should further test its proposed $1-billion smart-meter network to eliminate some of the technological risks, the province's energy board has heard. The pilot projects undertaken by the utility were incomplete and limited, the Régie de l'énergie heard last week. There have been no field tests of the satellite technology that might be used to link meters and collectors in rural and remote areas, Nicole Moreau, an energy and environment consultant, told the board. "We are not here to tell you that it does not work (but rather) that it is a risk that has not been tested," Moreau said. Given Quebec's size and terrain, "that constitutes an important technological risk." As it stands now, she can't get cellphone reception at her home in St. Côme, about 100 kilometres north of Montreal, said Moreau, who was engaged by Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie (GRAME), an intervenor in the hearings. (Hydro-Québec has said it would use cellular and satellite technology in rural areas where needed.) And no one seems to know, including Hydro-Québec and its consultant, whether the components selected by the utility - the different meters, the billing system and the data management system - have been combined and used by other North American utilities, Moreau said. CLIP
Hydro-Québec's smart meters not yet functional (APRIL 3, 2012) http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Hydro+Québec+smart+meters+functional/6400305/story.html
MONTREAL - In trying to sell the public on its controversial smart-meter program, Hydro-Québec has repeatedly flaunted the wireless network's ability to do remote disconnects and reconnects. But Hydro-Québec has not done real-life tests of that key feature during pilot projects, says testimony before the province's energy regulator. That feature "is not yet operational," Edmund Finamore, president of Pennsylvania-based Valutech Solutions Inc., told the Régie de l'énergy. "This was a ... key objective and a key benefit that Hydro-Québec has cited in producing the savings that it intends to produce in rolling out this project," Finamore said (in testimony last week that was published on the Régie website Monday).
(...) The latter feature was especially useful in Quebec with its "national moving day" of July 1, reporters were told at the time. Instead of waiting for a meter-reader or estimating consumption yourself, the smart meter could disclose exact consumption before it disconnected your account. In testimony before the board last week, Hydro-Québec officials said that the disconnect/reconnect function was tested via simulation and proof-of-concept techniques but "technically" not integrated into a pilot program. "However, I can guarantee you one thing ... it worked," Georges Abiad, Hydro-Québec's director of the meter project, told the hearings. There are plans to integrate the remote disconnect function in 2012 and the remote reconnect function in 2013, Abiad added. Finamore also criticized numerous other aspects of the pilot projects, concluding that their results "do not appear to be adequate to validate total project costs," and that insufficient testing of new technologies often leads to "unexpected delays and cost increases." CLIP
Hydro grilled on opting out of smart meters (MARCH 29, 2012) http://www.montrealgazette.com/business/Hydro+grilled+opting+smart+meters/6381637/story.html
MONTREAL - Hydro-Québec's economic assessment supporting its controversial smart meter program does not include the economic impact of customers opting out, Quebec's energy board heard Thursday. It's a situation that has supporters and critics of the $1-billion meter deployment guessing about the logistical and economic consequences of a proposed opt-out program. Remi Dubois, a Hydro-Québec Distribution director, was asked what would happen if the energy board decided that Quebecers should be able to opt-out of the program without cost to themselves.How would that change the economic justification of the project, asked Éric David, a lawyer representing Option consommateurs, a consumer advocacy group. "There would be less benefits and more costs," Dubois replied. Hydro-Québec has repeatedly stated that the deployment of 3.8 million wireless smart meters across the province by 2017, in tandem with a wireless advanced measurement infrastructure system, would translate into almost $300 million in savings over 20 years for the utility and its ratepayers. But, as Hydro-Québec CEO Thierry Vandal pointed out Tuesday when questioned by reporters, that is after an initial investment of almost $100 million, bringing projected savings down to about $200 million. When Hydro-Québec first filed its petition with the Régie to go ahead with the smart-meter rollout, there was no mention of an opt-out plan. Amid growing opposition to the meters, the Régie asked for one.The opt-out plan was unveiled by the utility March 14, days before the hearings on the meters began.
(...) It is possible that the board could reject the opt-out program. What would that mean to the meter program now before the board?It's an "egg-and-chicken" situation, Richard Lassonde, the Régie de l'énergie official presiding over the meter hearings, said Wednesday. Lassonde might want to hold off ruling on the meter rollout until after a ruling is rendered on the opt-out provision, François Hébert, Hydro-Québec Distribution's director of regulatory affairs, suggested. Hydro-Québec estimates that one or two per cent of its clients would opt out. If so, additional equipment would not be required and, with a user-pay system, the economic advantages of the meter rollout would not change, according to documents filed by the utility. But those estimates are based on U.S. jurisdictions, some rural, and not Montreal where there is a high proportion of multi-unit dwellings and rental properties, noted David. CLIP
ONTARIO HAMLET INVESTIGATES RADIATION FREE LIVING (May 14, 2012) http://prd34.blogspot.ca/2012/05/ontario-hamlet-investigates-radiation.html
No Green Light For Proposed Residential Cell Tower -- Lambton Shores Municipal Council last week heard two motions related to wireless communication installations in Port Franks, Ontario. Council passed a motion for nonconcurrence regarding a residential tower site proposed by Bell Canada. A historymaking motion brought forward by Councillor John Russell requested staff research and report in consideration of creating a 'white zone' in the hamlet of Port Franks; this motion also passed. This would be a first in Canada-protecting residents, employees, visitors and the area's unique natural environment from radiation generated by wireless communications installations. The report will include Official Planner consultation. Russell confirmed, "This has been sent to staff to investigate, and the issue will be brought back to Council with more information that answers how the idea fits within our planning parameters." A 'white zone' is an area where outdoor and indoor air pollution by the radiofrequency electromagnetic fields emitted by communications antennas is minimized or eliminated. Proven safer and effective communication technologies are available to improve services. For years, this area on the eastern shore of southern Lake Huron has had fibre optic cable-a newer technology that many Canadian communities lack. Residents applauded Council's forwarding-looking decision to investigate this topic, "This is not a move against industry, it sets the health of the town as top priority." More than 200 residents of the 460 homes in Port Franks submitted statements opposing all proposed communications antennas due to health risks to the townspeople, area wildlife, and abundant natural areas home to many endangered species and included requests to deem the area a 'white zone'.
The Procrustean Approach Setting Exposure Standards for Telecommunications Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation http://www.emfacts.com/the-procrustean-approach/
An examination of the manipulation of telecommunications standards by political, military, and industrial vested interests at the expense of public health protection. - Un point de vue très éclairant sur la magouille planétaire derrière le choix de standards conçus en réalité pour protéger les intérêts de l'industrie des télécommunications.
An excellent letter sent to the Régie de l'énergie by Sharon Déoux (email@example.com) who wrote to us: "At almost the eleventh hour, I have managed to send a letter to the Régie telling them what I think about Hydro-Québec's proposal to allow its clients to choose an electric meter that will not emit radiofrequency radiation. To my own surprise, I went into some technical detail, and I have probably made some errors in the information that I presented, but I didn't have time to ask someone who knows better to revise my letter. Besides, I don't pretend to be an expert."
May 24, 2012
Mr. Jean-Paul Théorêt
Régie de l'énergie du Québec
800 Place Victoria
Re: Hydro-Québec's Application Regarding the Provision of Electric Meters That Do Not Emit Radiofrequency Radiation -- Request Number R-3788-2012
Dear Mr. Théorêt:
I wish to comment on Hydro-Québec's proposal, should the company receive permission from the Régie to install a wireless electric grid in Québec, to allow its customers to choose an electric meter that will not emit radiofrequency radiation. I have several criticisms to make.
Mounting evidence indicates that the radiofrequency radiation emitted by wireless electric meters may not be the only cause of the health problems that people experience after these meters are installed on their homes. The switching-mode power supplies with which wireless electric meters are equipped appear to be a contributing factor. The switching-mode power supply acts as a transformer of sorts which steps down the 240 volt alternating current that comes from the power line to the 2 to 10 volts of direct current that power the meter.
These switching-mode power supplies emit millisecond-long bursts of radiation ranging from 4,000 hz to 60,000 hz that are often referred to as high-frequency transients, or dirty electricity. Measurements taken of the emissions of the Landis Gyr meters that Hydro-Québec wishes to install indicate that they emit spikes in the order of 50,000-hz every thirty seconds or so. These spikes are transmitted from the wireless meters to household electric wiring, creating interference with electric and electronic equipment in the home. Research indicates that constant exposure to high-frequency transients has biological effects that may be the main reason why people become electrosensitive when exposed, on a continual basis, to wireless electric meters.
Hydro-Québec's application is silent with regard to the switching-mode power supply and, consequently, there is no assurance that its non-radiofrequency-emitting electric meters will not have a switching-mode power supply.
With regard to the fact that Hydro-Québec proposes to charge a hefty fee for the privilege of protecting oneself from bombardment by harmful radiofrequency radiation and high-frequency transients inside one's home, it is crystal clear that the company is doing everything it can to discourage its customers from refusing a wireless meter. Hydro-Québec may have provided a raft of rationalizations and justifications in its application, but they are transparent in the extreme, and I will not to dignify them with any kind of response.
The proposal to charge a one-time fee of $98.00, and $17.00 monthly thereafter, speaks for itself in terms of the rapacity and arrogance of Hydro-Québec in this matter. As I mentioned to you in my letter dated September 27, 2011, I am electrosensitive, and I have four meters on the side of my townhouse, which is only seventeen feet wide. Because of my poor state of health, I am also unemployed.
Under the terms of this proposal, it will be necessary for me to ask the three other co-owners in my building to refuse wireless electric meters. I will also have to assume the cost of their refusals since two of my neighbours are on very restricted incomes and the other is unconcerned about whether Landis Gyr meters may be detrimental to my health. According to my calculations, it will cost $392.00 for the initial refusal fee and $816.00 a year in monthly fees, which will come to $1,208.00 for the first year. The total cost of heating and cooling my home for the past year was about $1,500.00. Do the members of the Régie de l'énergie really believe that it is fair or acceptable to put me in this position?
In addition to the foregoing problems, Hydro-Québec's proposal is inadequate in that it does not include a way for those who will have a repeater or a collector close to their homes to refuse these devices. I foresee that a repeater or a collector will be erected on the post in my backyard.
I would also like to comment on the veracity of the information that Hydro-Québec has provided to the Régie and that it has been disseminating to the public. Hydro-Québec's has repeatedly asserted that the emissions of its wireless meters are well within the guidelines set by the federal government. However, the meters are but one component of a system that includes repeaters, collectors, and the wireless transmission of data from the collectors to Hydro-Québec's computers. The emissions of the data transmission component are not included in the estimate that has been provided to the Régie, and there is reason to believe that the emissions of the entire system will surpass Canada's laughably lax electromagnetic radiation limits.
Furthermore, when Hydro-Québec asserts that its wireless electric meters will meet all governing regulatory requirements, it is ignoring situations in which a large number of meters are grouped together in one building or in which multiple meters are located very close to living quarters. For instance, in my case, the distance from the four meters on my wall to where I sit at my dining table is six feet (~ 2.5 meters).
Hydro-Québec is also ignoring situations in which it is not possible to maintain the distance of one meter that wireless electric meter manufacturers says is essential to safety. In order to go from the front of my unit to the back, it is necessary to walk along the side of the building past the four meters. The passageway is so narrow that the distance between my head and the four electric meters is about one foot. My other neighbours have right of way to reach their backyards and are forced to walk past the meters, as well. Measurements of the emissions of meters are always taken from a distance of one meter, which means that my potential exposure and that of my neighbours, should four wireless meters be installed, is unknown. What am I to do? Walk all the way around the building every time I want to go into my backyard, a distance of some 175 feet?
In its propaganda (http://www.hydroquebec.com/residentiel/nouveau-compteur/index.html), Hydro-Québec compares the emissions of one wireless meter to those of a microwave oven, a cell phone, and a computer equipped with Wi-Fi. This presentation misrepresents the facts in several ways. As mentioned above, many people are subjected to the emissions of more than one meter; a comparison using only one meter is inapplicable to exposure to multiple meters. Hydro-Québec's self-serving comparison also ignores the emissions of the repeaters, the collectors, and the wireless transmission component of the system, which are considerable. In addition, microwave ovens, cell phones, and computers equipped with Wi-Fi do not have switching-mode power supplies that emit microsecond bursts of high-frequency radiation.
Most misleading of all is the method that has been used to calculate the power density of Hydro-Québec's wireless electric meters. The microsecond-long bursts of radiation from the switching-mode power supply are averaged over a period as long as sixty seconds, which hides the fact that periodic and frequent, extraordinarily high emissions are taking place. It is the difference between being hit on the head with a hammer at intervals and being repeatedly tapped on the cheek by a feather. The tapping might be irritating, but the hammer would quickly cause serious damage.
Not only is the information that has been provided to the Régie distorted and inaccurate, it is also woefully incomplete. You have been given the costs associated with purchasing and installing the wireless meters, the repeaters, and the collectors, but not the cost of the wireless services that will be provided by Rogers. The cost of these services represents a major part of the wireless electric grid that Hydro-Québec is proposing. It is impossible to make a sound decision under such circumstances, and it would be a violation of the Régie's mandate if it attempted to do so.
I thank you for your consideration of my comments, and I trust that the members of the Régie de l'énergie du Québec will have the courage and foresight to come to a fair and equitable decision.
If your child (or you!) has been getting unexplained headaches, nosebleeds, insomnia, heart palpitations, nausea or dizziness, then it's a really good idea for you to take a look at your cell phone and WiFi exposure as a possible cause. This email sent out by a woman working tirelessly to get her school to hardwire their computers is a very powerful testimony and may do more to make people aware of the ill health effects of this technology than all the scientific info I've been posting here!:
"My experience is different than most parents.
Last month my internet provider died of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma at 48 leaving behind 4 young kids. He used his cellular phone much more than 30 minutes a day and used wifi routers at his office and at home as well.
A few weeks ago singer Adam Yauch died of Parotid Salivary Gland cancer at 47. He also used a cellular phone heavily for more than 20 years.
It's possible that both deaths were preventable.
My neighbour's partner used a brick phone in the 80's and last year underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour with his kids being just 9 and 12 years of age.
I have a friend who is a chef and another who has a 16 year old daughter. Both live with wifi routers and use wifi enabled laptops and use their cellular phones more than 30 minutes a day and sleep with their cell phones on their night table. Both women stopped menstruating for seven to ten months until they reduced their wireless usage.
My friend's son has heart palpitations at the age of 12 and needs a heart monitor and his school has several commercial grade multiple antenna wifi routers. When he is at home, his heart has a regular rhythm.
My naturopath's daughter sat under a commercial grade multiple antenna wifi router at school for a year and became dizzy, nauseas, anxious, had ringing ears, headaches, and was light headed - which are all classic symptoms of over exposure to microwave radiation - that they had to home school her and ultimately move to a remote location away from multiple forms of microwave radiofrequency radiation.
The Toronto school board now has defibrillators in every high school because of the risk of heart attack for students.
Is it just me or does it seem extremely odd that teenagers are having heart attacks regularly?
I question everything.
These deaths and illnesses make me wonder what are we actually allowing when we say yes to a class 2b carcinogen that can't be touched, seen, heard, smelled or tasted in our children's schools?
I implore you to consider maintaining the current wired internet access at one school of each level in each district as you reflect on: "Who is liable when children start getting over exposed from microwave wireless radiation - a class 2b carcinogen?"
The schools are taking that liability away from wifi manufacturers.
Do all schools have the liability insurance to cover the illnesses that will happen in the coming years or even in 10, 20, or 30 years?
With the best actuarial studies - it is due "to the incalculable risk to human health."
When parents start sending in their Notices of Liability to school administrators, school trustees and school district officials, will schools start treating Microwave Wireless Radiation as the class 2b carcinogen it is and protect all children with the precautionary principle and maintain current wired internet access and think: Safety over Convenience?
Toronto Hospital First to Recognize Symptoms from Wireless Radiation (June 18, 2012) http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/994377/toronto-hospital-is-first-to-recognize-symptoms-from-wireless-radiation
TORONTO, /CNW/ - Women's College Hospital says family doctors must learn to detect the symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation. The hospital released a statement saying the symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations, memory problems, and skin rashes. These symptoms are now labelled Electro-magnetic Hyper-sensitivity, or "EMS". "Health-care practitioners need to better understand EMS so they can help their patients," said Dr. Riina Bray, medical director of the hospital's Environmental Health Clinic. Dr. Bray says the world is becoming dominated by wireless internet, cell phones and cell towers, and there can be a broad range of health impacts. The hospital's Environmental Health Clinic has begun holding educational workshops on the subject for doctors. Last year the World Health Organization placed microwave radiation from wireless internet and cell phones on an official Cancer watch-list. Since then several schools have removed their wifi systems and the Catholic teacher's union in Ontario has called for a moratorium on wifi installations in classrooms. Background: http://www.womenscollegehospital.ca/news-and-events/connect/the-effects-of-invisible-waves
Medical and Scientific Experts Call for Safe Technologies in Schools http://wifiinschools.org.uk/resources/safeschools2012.pdf
More Medical Associations, medical doctors and scientists, many of whom work on the biological effects of wireless technologies, have expressed their concerns about the safety of wireless devices for schools. They are asking for wired information and communication technologies to be used in order to safeguard children and young people, protect and promote healthy development and maximise learning and achievement. These experts do not agree with the health protection agencies which currently support or allow the use of microwave, radiofrequency-emitting technologies by children and young people in schools. CLIP - Much more on this issue HERE
Students Having Heart Attacks From WiFi http://www.listen2yourgut.com/blog/defibrillators-in-high-schools/
If your child (or you!) has been getting unexplained headaches, nosebleeds, insomnia, heart palpitations, nausea or dizziness, then its a really good idea for you to take a look at your cell phone and WiFi exposure as a possible cause.
RUSSIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON NON-IONIZING RADIATION PROTECTION June 19, 2012 Moscow, Russia
Electromagnetic radiation from Wi-Fi creates an additional burden for the child brain, whose body is in a state of development and the formation of mental activity. During this period, children are most susceptible to adverse environmental factors (WHO, publication number 3, April 2003). It is necessary to note that the existing standards have been developed, without consideration of this additional exposure of EMF. RussCNIRP consider necessary:
1. Ministry of Health and other organizations, responsible for the population safety (including children), should pay attention to the regulation of Wi-Fi use in kindergartens and schools; to the strengthening of sanitary control of the Wi-Fi using and to the development of an appropriate regulatory framework.
2. To recommend the usage of wired networks in schools and educational institutions, rather than a network using wireless broadband systems, including Wi-Fi.
Irish Doctors Environmental Association Position on Electro-Magnetic Radiation
The Irish Doctors' Environmental Association believes that a sub-group of the population are particularly sensitive to exposure to different types of electro-magnetic radiation. The safe levels currently advised for exposure to this non-ionising radiation are based solely on its thermal effects. However, it is clear that this radiation also has non-thermal effects, which need to be taken into consideration when setting these safe levels. The electro-sensitivity experienced by some people results in a variety of distressing symptoms which must also be taken into account when setting safe levels for exposure to non-ionising radiation and when planning the siting of masts and transmitters.
1. An increasing number of people in Ireland are complaining of symptoms which, while they may vary in nature, intensity and duration, can be demonstrated to be clearly related to exposure to electro-magnetic radiation (EMR).
2. International studies on animals over the last 30 years have shown the potentially harmful effects of exposure to electro-magnetic radiation. In observational studies, animals have shown consistent distress when exposed to EMR. Experiments on tissue cultures and rats have shown an increase in malignancies when exposed to mobile telephone radiation.
3. Studies on mobile telephone users have shown significant levels of discomfort in certain individuals following extensive use or even, in some cases, following regular short-term use.
4. The current safe levels for exposure to microwave radiation were determined based solely on the thermal effects of this radiation. There is now a large body of evidence that clearly shows that this is not appropriate, as many of the effects of this type of radiation are not related to these thermal effects.
The Irish Doctors' Environmental Association believes that the Irish Government should urgently review the information currently available internationally on the topic of the thermal and non-thermal effects of exposure to electro-magnetic radiation with a view to immediately initiating appropriate research into the adverse health effects of exposure to all forms of non-ionising radiation in this country, and into the forms of treatment available elsewhere. Before the results of this research are available, an epidemiological database should be initiated of individuals suffering from symptoms thought to be related to exposure to non-ionising radiation. Those claiming to be suffering from the effects of exposure to electro-magnetic radiation should have their claims investigated in a sensitive and thorough way, and appropriate treatment provided by the State.
The strictest possible safety regulations should be established for the installation of masts and transmitters, and for the acceptable levels of potential exposure of individuals to electro-magnetic radiation.
North Israel news- Head and Neck tumors a real epidemic in the whole world (27.6.2012) http://www.emfacts.com/2012/06/north-israel-news-head-and-neck-tumors-a-real-epidemic-in-the-whole-world/
(...) Prof Ilana Duek, manager of the department, notes that the incidence of head and neck tumors is increasing and it is a real epidemic in the whole world. It is reported on a significant increase of mouth tumors, despite the decrease in the number of smokers, because of growing exposure to the papilloma virus which causes cervix cancer. Possibly also because of increased use of cell phones. CLIP
"A lovely elderly lady in Texas contacted me because she needed a high frequency analyzer (RF meter) to measure the radiation from her smart meter and do some remediation. Thinking that I am pretty educated on the subject, I told her about "opting out" as well as a website/company, FreedomTaker.com, that sends people an analog meter and instructions on how to remove their smart meter and send it back to the power company. She knew exactly what I was talking about, and in a very informed manner proceeded to give me rather shocking information..." CONTINUED HERE
On June 15, 2012, Daryl Vernon (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote :
"People who report symptoms when the smart meters go in but before the RF is turned on."
It is our experience at two Ontario locations with different smart meters, that there were very frequent RF emissions post-installation but prior to meshed network activation, more frequent than post-activation. I myself had been sleeping in our relatively low RF exposure basement for some time, to rejuvenating effect, but after a smart meter was installed (a few meters away) I began after some months' exposure for the 1st time to experience Frey effect, microwave auditory effect, RF hearing, which has not ceased since (many reports of this, now epidemic from many emitter sources). At first it only occurred when in that basement location nearer to the meter. This seems a bit like what we saw from our fight against nurses' wifi in long term care facilities (which we believe we have evidence already is having the very vulnerable mostly elderly helpless & inarticulate residents die off at a faster rate). The routers were installed without the nurses' laptops being available for a long time, but were constantly & uselessly (except to do in the residents...) transmitting nonetheless. At another location my wife found intolerable the smart meter, again post-installation but pre-mesh-activation. The first meter we only began monitoring with a microwave detector once the mesh was up & running, but the 2nd we checked before & after & for various neighbourhood meters, and there were unpredictable & frequent RF spikes throughout, whcih settled down to much less frequent once the meshed system was running (still ruinous for what was beforehand a semi-wilderness retreat area). So it seems that this continual RF emission, maybe as the newly mounted meters seek but don't find connexion until the mesh is activated, is particularly what has "sensitized" many people. Also, "What is it about the RF that makes some people so sick..."
I have read that some detectors are failing to pick up smart meter spikes for their being too sharp & short for some equipment's detection. Ours picks them up. But re that tinnitus I reported above, it is established that such "peaks" are most significant to its induction, and this could be the case for many deleterious health effects. A huge error it has been to permit incessant useless transmission pre-mesh, and it seems the nature of these emissions is particularly dangerous as well.
EMF-Omega-News 2. June 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/6/newsletter_20120602.html
Major scandals related to EMF - Lilienfelds' study cover up: Where the trail leads - Police may have become sick from radiation - Sparrows victim of mobile tower radiation - Reps clamp down on location of telecom masts - Residents vow to fight Westcliff phone mast plan - Families signal their anger at mast plan - Residents campaign to stop mobile mast - Further fights against phone mast plans - Next-up News - News from Mast Sanity
EMF-Omega-News 21. June 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/6/newsletter_20120621.html
European Environmental Agency statement on mobile phone cancer risk and non thermal effects and mechanisms - EMF, fertility and reproductive health risks - Sudden Adult Death Syndrome - Sheryl Crows' Brain Tumor 'Common,' Beaumont Doctor Says - Allergic to modern life: Pregnant mother is sensitive to electromagnetic waves - Response to the position paper on the introduction of Wi-Fi and Cellular systems to schools in Israel - Argentina: Debated in Congress on antennas, electromagnetic pollution and health effects - Mobile base stations on parliamentary agenda - Urgent warning to all cell phone users - FCC to Finally Review Cell Phone Standards - Cell Phone Radiation Side Effects - Resolution On Electromagnetic Health - Toronto Hospital is First to Recognize Symptoms from Wireless Radiation - Changes in installing mobile phone masts on the way? - Concern over mobile phone base station by nursery school - Phone mast bid near new Halesowen homes wins backing from planners - No Smart Meters Allowed - Gadgets getting under your skin? - iPad danger comparable to cellphone - Phone mast petition lodged by Rutherglen councillor gains weight in Scottish Parliament - Anger over phone mast near Colchester schools - Residents hit out at mobile phone mast plan - Families fight latest scheme for phone mast - Tory MP calls on Bell to remove intolerable cellular tower in riding - Victory for residents against Blaydon phone mast - Phone mast application gets minister hot under the collar - Davenport Green residents will fight second mast application - Health fear as mobile masts sprout on flats - Mobile phone related illnesses on the rise in UAE - A smart decision? - Next-up News - News from Mast Sanity
EMF-Omega-News 30. June 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/6/newsletter_20120630.html
Effect of Microwave Exposure on the Ovarian Development of Drosophila melanogaster - On Wi-Fi and Health - Cell Phone Radiation Damages Sperm, Studies Find - Students Having Heart Attacks From Wi-Fi - NEW Urgent Warning to All Cell Phone Users - Breakthrough for EHS in Israel - Electromagnetic Radiation Effects Addressed by Canadian Hospital - Debate on harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation resumes - SMART METER DISPUTE HEADED FOR CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT - Social affairs committee calls for suggestions on electromagnetic radiation - Walsall Council in action on phone mast - Phone mast refused - Fight to stop phone mast near Canvey primary schools - Joy as phone mast gets thumbs down
EMF-Omega-News 7. July 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/7/newsletter_20120707.html
Larry Blackhall Remembered - Mobile phone related illnesses on the rise - Cell Phones May Trigger ADHD and Other Behavior Problems - Cellphone Survivors and Non-Survivors: watch their stories, hear their voices - Russian Cell Phone Standards Offer Better Protection than American Standards - Another fight for protester
EMF-Omega-News 14. July 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/7/newsletter_20120714.html
What if your mobile phone is giving you brain cancer? - Discovery of magnetic sensors in fish and rats may explain why some people can 'feel' wi-fi, smart meters, power lines and electropollution - Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America - Recognition of the Electromagnetic Sensitivity as a Disability Under the ADA - Wireless Radiation Illnesses Treated at Toronto Hospital - Workshop on Cell Tower Radiation
EMF-Omega-News 21. July 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/7/newsletter_20120721.html
Does radiation from cellphone towers cause cancer? - Electromagnetic radiation is a real curse for EHS sufferers - The man living alone in the woods to escape Wi-Fi and mobile phones - Pseudoscience: Sensitivity is real - Mobile Towers: Government decides to cut radiation limits to a tenth from September 1 - Property hit where signal masts rise - Government official upholds decision to reject mobile phone masts at Dudhope Bowling Club
EMF-Omega-News 28. July 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/7/newsletter_20120728.html
Magnetic characterization of isolated candidate vertebrate magnetoreceptor cells - Reactive Oxygen Species Formation and Apoptosis in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Induced by 900 MHz Mobile Phone Radiation - Mobile phone masts a health hazard - Cellphones also pose a danger - Is Mobile Phone Usage Slowly Cooking Our Brains? - 'Allergic to technology': Man, 36, lives alone in remote woodland - Suggestion to combat microwave tower abuse - Lawsuit Launched Against Smart Meters by Sebastopol Based Network - Science 101: Cherry Picking and Black Swans - Mobile phone mast concern - Residents concerned over planned mobile masts - New phone mast plan looks set to be rejected - Anger over phone mast planned in front of Billericay sign in Stock Road
EMF-Omega-News 4. August 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/8/newsletter_20120804.html
Cases of neurosurgical problems on the rise - Heavy cellphone use affects salivary glands - Cell Phone Radiation Possibly Tied to Decline of Birds in Southern India - Senators to tackle phone mast issue - High Court: Cell Tower Dangers - Haney tells of dangers of electromagnetic radiation - The ABCs of EMFs
EMF-Omega-News 18. August 2012 http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/news/newsletter/2012/8/newsletter_20120818.html
Warning: Your mobile gadgets can be hazardous to your heath - Sick of Wi-Fi: The debate over wireless safety is not going away - New norms for mobile towers to save wildlife from radiation - San Francisco cell phone law may be tip of legislative iceberg - Impact of radiation from mobiles on health leads DoT to revise emission limits - Plans to erect new 50ft mast angers residents - Phone mast plan rejected
A CONSTANT NON STOP LOW FREQUENCY HUM HEARD IN MY HOME
We are setting up this blog for victims who are hearing a constant noise in their homes. After reading several blogs related to this particular noise(s), we found that people, in general, are seeking answers as to what is happening to them. One blog was consistent with the descriptors of what we have been describing to the State of Massachusetts. We have confirmed it is a microwave pulsation accompanied by "pure tones", illegal in our State of Massachusetts. The Regulations were adopted from the EPA who studied pure tone noise and determined it to be a noxious air pollutant, thus being a human health hazard. Whether proven to be a pure tone or not; it is a nuisance and it is trespassing on and in to your home and the source is the utilities who are leaking carcinogenic microwave frequencies they are injecting through powerlines for the Smart Grid communication layer of the global network. The powerlines were designed to transmit electricity. They are using broadband, dsl, Wi-Fi, wired, unwired, Sat, cell; whatever they choose to use because they have many options on how to operate the Smart Grid Network. The noise is a by-product of the Radio Frequency interference, radiation and dirty power riding on the wires and leaking in to your home, schools and workplaces. The descriptions that are consistently repeated by victims across the country as well as the world are:1. Constant noise 2. Humming 3. Buzzing 4. Oscillating pulse 5. Thudding thumping rumbling resonance 6. Sounds like a motor idling outside my house 7. can hear it during power outage 8. disturbs sleep 9. unnerving 10. checked all mechanical functions in the home 11. called the utilities; they did nothing 12. Can hear it outside 13. Can hear it sitting with the car turned off. 14. Started hearing it around 2006 to present 15. pressure in the ears and head 16. Not tinnitus 17. Have to sleep with a fan, music, tv to mask the noise; even though I have to listen to another noise than that insidious noise. 18. I can not relax listening to it. 19. Some people hear it some don't 20. I am afraid to talk about it because people will think I am crazy 21. I have never had trouble sleeping before this noise started 22. Some mention power lines, microwave transmitters, cell towers, gas lines, water lines as a theory. 23. Siren 24. high pitch frequency 25. Pressure in the earsThis is to name a few of the descriptors of hearing the Noise. The Symptoms of the ill effects of being exposed to this noise and radiation pollution are as follows, but not limited to: Headaches, heart palpitations , insomnia, nose bleeds, muscle aches, nervous tension, irritability, anger, feeling not in control of your environment, alienated and not understood, loss of concentration, tired, feeling your body is buzzing, hissing in the ears from the very high radio frequencies in the Microwave spectrum; travelling through the air.
(...) We have forensic audio evidence that this is in our environment and ubiquitous throughout our community. We have identified the noise in several other towns and cities where we have lived and travelled. We live in a community that does not have cell towers, public sewer, gas lines, industry, major highways. The only thing we have is Broadband high speed internet and Wi-Fi. We did not hear this noise until this was rolled out in our town and same follows in the other places we hear the noise.We have a fingerprint of this noise as a result of retaining a Forensic Audio engineer. He has confirmed by analyzing recordings of several locations in our town, as well as a recording during a power outage. The results are identical audio fingerprint. It shows a constant noise in the 250Hz narrowband, it is a modulating pulse bursting every second with 1/8 second micro bursts.
(...) If you are a victim of this noise please contact us by emailing the email@example.com. The only way we will be able to get attention on this issue, is by proving the pollution is wide spread, which it is. We are looking for victims to post their location and experience of hearing this noise and include when you started hearing it. We are also interested in collecting data in your area. PLEASE, we are only interested personal experiences and nothing that predated Wireless high speed broadband and Wi-Fi rollout. Please visit our videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mLtygxIaFs
"I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth's environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields. I consider that to be far greater on a global scale, than warming, and the increase in chemical elements in the environment."
- Dr Robert O. Becker, M.D. twice nominated for Nobel Prize of this research.
"I live in Warwick NY. I cant deal with this hum anymore. I lost my job because of it. doctors think I'm nuts. please help . please help. I can't stand it anymore."
"Noise in FLmy name is Georgann. I have heard the buzz for a few years. It is screaming in my area. My oldest grandson who lives with me also hears it. my husband is taking medication because of it my daughter hears it even louder upstairs in our home.I cant imagine it getting any louder without screaming; surely everyone hears it. I feel overwhelmed drained of all energy and thought my muscles are all tight and twisted please help me. I dream of moving to the West Indes to get away from it at night when Sam's Club puts on their parking lot lights it is very loud in the parking lot When i leave the parking lot the buzz is still there just not as loud here is nowhere I can go to get true quiet. The only place i did hear true quiet was in montserat, which is an island in the West Indes a few years ago, I had so much energy; that was 7 years ago. About 5 years ago I heard the quiet in Costa Rico and I cried. I felt all my muscles relax. I have many other physical symptoms from it. I call it the radiation buzz. I realized it several years ago when i was in our home on the beach in Belair Beach Florida for several miles the power went out i saw from my terrace and the buzz was gone this was about 4 years ago. The buzz was gone and it felt like paradise. I feel it is aging me and making me stiff, weak and tired. Are there any support groups in my area?"
Genetically modified food unsafe: Scientists (JULY 05, 2012 ) http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/05/genetically-modified-food-unsafe-scientists
Genetically engineered foods are not safe, have not been properly tested and pose a serious threat to human health and the environment, according to a new report by two genetic engineers. In GMO Myths and Truths, the scientists refute the claims made by companies that produce genetically modified crops and organisms (GMOs)."GM crops are promoted on the basis of ambitious claims - that they are safe to eat, environmentally beneficial, increase yields, reduce reliance on pesticides and can help solve world hunger," said co-author Dr. Michael Antoniou of the King's College School of Medicine in London, U.K. But the research on them is incomplete, lack proper testing in humans or any long-term study, the report said. Regulatory agencies all over the world typically rely on information supplied by the for-profit companies producing GMO products, rather than any independent testing. Furthermore, the authors said, GMO crops have increased the use of toxic herbicides and pesticides that have been linked to cancer, birth defects and other medical issues.Calling the current method "crude" and "imprecise," co-author Dr. John Fagan said, "It can create unexpected toxins or allergens in foods and affect their nutritional value." The report cites data from scientific literature as well as reports from doctors, government bodies, industry and media.