1) Nina Beety did an amazing job of investigating the technical side of smeters and the problems associated with them [https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/fire-and-electrical-hazards-from-smart-wireless-plc-and-digital-utility-meters-by-nina-beety-july-21-2019/]. This, together with my report on actual fires and incidences caused by or associated with smeters [https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/], should make any reasonable government or utility reconsider having smeters on homes. Nina has now re-formatted her reports to make them easier to share. These would be excellent to keep as references when issues re. smeter safety arise.
Smeters are fire hazards and this is especially important as we enter the dry season. The environment, homes, forests, and lives are endangered and the authorities everywhere are ignoring the evidence.
“I just posted my 2019 report – Overview: Fire and Electrical Hazards from ‘Smart’, Wireless, PLC, and Digital Utility Meters – as posts on my website so that it can be translated and disseminated widely. It is in 4 parts, and with the Translate button in the top right corner of the webpage, can be translated into many languages.
The other version is a PDF only in English at this point.
Smart Meter models are very different from country to country, and the information in the report pertains to U.S. models. However, due to their electronic nature and some common manufacturers, there may be much in common.
I hope this will be helpful and facilitate investigations by electrical engineers and electricians everywhere. The U.S. fire season is here again and, as you know, officials have so far covered their eyes and ears on this issue.
My best to you,
2) More on Amazon’s use of personal devices to share the internet that was in the June 1 update [2) https://stopsmartmetersbc.com/2021-06-01-time-sensitive-zoom-wed-3-pm-pittsfield-board-of-health-cell-tower-health-effects-forum/]:
People must opt out or else their devices will automatically become part of the neighbourhood network. But it doesn’t sound as if people are being told. Does this mean that everything a person says in his home and is heard by Alexa will be accessible by others? Is privacy and security “hanging in the balance” with homes virtually open to the world? So far, Amazon says this is going to be activated only in the USA, but given the secrecy, how will people elsewhere know when/if this happens? Another reason to hard wire everything and not have “smart” devices.
Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors
“Amazon’s experimental wireless mesh networking turns users into guinea pigs.
If you use Alexa, Echo, or many other Amazon devices, you have only 10 days until you’re opted in to an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance.
On June 8, the merchant, Web host, and entertainment behemoth will automatically enroll the devices in Amazon Sidewalk. The new wireless mesh service will share a small slice of your Internet bandwidth with neighboring Sidewalk-capable devices that don’t have connectivity. Sidewalk will also help your Amazon devices to a sliver of bandwidth from other Sidewalk users when you don’t have a connection.”
3) On May 31, there was a Zoom panel meeting in Europe that, unfortunately, occurred in the early morning hours here in BC (10am in Europe). Fortunately, a video has been made available. It is 1:45 hours. There are 3 presentations after an excellent introduction by the President of the academy. The first is at 10:25 by Dr. Belpoggi of Ramazzini Institute (and report).
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Panel for the Future of Science and Technology – Presentation of the studies: ‘Health impact of 5G’ and ‘Environmental impacts of 5G’
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.” George Bernard Shaw