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1) In one of the last counties in California to be smetered, people can keep their analogs. Many people are aware of the health and safety issues and pushed the Public Utility Commission to allow this. Another Electrical Engineer speaks to reasons smeters are fire hazards – no surge protection.
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Smart meters are coming to Siskiyou County
“Some local Pacific Power customers who’ve studied the new technology say there’s a downside to the new meters, and they are urging fellow customers to exercise an “opt out” option before the new meters are installed.
There is a concern, among other things, about a potential fire hazard. John Hill, a retired electrical engineer who recently moved to Dunsmuir, notes that the new meters lack the surge protection that the older, analog meters have. The older meters have small surge suppression tabs embedded in them which route power surges to grounding equipment and prevent the overheating of meters that can cause fires.
The fire-prevention tabs are not present in smart meters, according to a detailed report published recently by William Bathgate, an electrical engineer with 40 years’ experience working with high-tech power systems. Home fires attributed to smart meters have been reported in California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Nevada.”
(video 21:06) Smart Meters – What They Don’t Want You to Know by Dr. Debra Greene – YouTube – August 18, 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4tBWZvo6Ns
(video 16:49) Wireless wake-up call | Jeromy Johnson | TEDxBerkeley by TEDx Talks – YouTube – February 18, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NEaPTu9oI
2) Dr. Mercola presents information indicating an association between tinnitus and EHS.
How to Treat Tinnitus
“Another explanation was offered in a 2009 study.6 The researchers found a significant association between tinnitus and EMF hypersensitivity, hinting at a shared pathophysiology. Eighty-nine EMF hypersensitive patients were compared to 107 controls, matched for age, gender, living surroundings and workplace environment.
Nearly 51 percent of EMF hypersensitive patients had tinnitus, compared to just 17.5 percent of controls. While prevalence was significantly higher among those sensitive to EMFs, tinnitus duration and severity did not differ between the two groups. According to the authors:
“Our data indicate that tinnitus is associated with subjective electromagnetic hypersensitivity. An individual vulnerability probably due to an overactivated cortical distress network seems to be responsible for both electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus. Hence, therapeutic efforts should focus on treatment strategies (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy) aiming at normalizing this dysfunctional distress network.””
3) More great articles by B.N. Frank. Re. the first one – perhaps the industry has never said that cell phones are safe but our provincial authorities, like Kendall, Health Canada, and the Cancer Society, imply that they are when they say that there isn’t consistent evidence of harm and that there is no problem so long as the radiation levels are less than Safety Code 6.
The Telecom Industry Has Never Said That Cell Phones are Safe. Will U.S. Gov’t Agencies and Elected Officials Ever Start Protecting the Public From “Big Wireless”?
“There are federal safety guidelines:
When these guidelines were developed, a cell phone was the size of a brick and there was no Wi-Fi at the coffee shop. Times have changed. The laws have not…
Utility companies are NOT required to provide safety guidelines regarding radiation exposure when they install digital and wireless utility “Smart” Meters. According to one expert, “Smart” Meters radiation exposure is up to 160 times more than cell phones. Spending any time within close proximity of one or more smart meters seems like a really bad idea.”
Verizon Chairman and CEO, Lowell McAdam, “5G is Very Disruptive Technology.” Let Me Count The Very Disruptive Ways.
“For the last few years, every security expert on the planet has been warning that “connecting everything together” through 5G and The Internet of Things (IoT) could even have long-term catastrophic world-wide consequences. IoT already has an almost 75% failure rate. Doesn’t that sound disruptive enough to avoid?…
McAdam gushes about 5G and Virtual Reality (VR). Research has already proven that VR is harmful and should be used sparingly. Some research has determined it can cause sociopathic behavior. Now that’s disruptive!
McAdam also claims that 5G will bring “cost efficiencies.” Cybersecurity breaches aren’t easy or cheap to fix. Neither are biological and environmental health issues.
Or maybe they’re just in it for the money.
Regardless 5G is very disruptive technology. Thanks a lot, Big Wireless and everyone else who is endorsing and forcing this nightmare on the world.
This announcement of a conference meeting to discuss tactics is from a US group but they are facing, and will be discussing, many of the same concerns we are. Sharing ideas and information could be very useful.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“There’s a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up.”
~ Malala …