1) This YouTube, made in Truckee, California, shows several types of electrical meters, analog plus non and “$$mart meters, that are all being used in the same small area. There is also a video of what is supposedly a “safer” smeter which is not part of a mesh grid, thus reducing the number of collectors and the radiation. Without a lot of research, it is hard to know if these really are much better than the ITRON for example. One concern would be that it uses a lower frequency, 460 Mhz instead of the 900Mhz Itron uses. Lower frequencies go farther and penetrate things better, including our bodies.
Truckee, California (near Lake Tahoe) is unique in that its utility company (Truckee Donner PUD) uses all three types of electrical meter systems: Analog, AMR and AMI (“smart” meters). During a recent visit, I made several short videos of each type of meter system to help you easily identify the type of electrical meter on your home. The final video below shows the new type of smart meter that the utility is installing.
2) Smeters being installed in the UK are made in China, raising major concerns about cybersecurity. I have been told, but I cannot confirm, that most components of $$meters used in North America are made in China with only the “face plate” made in the USA.
3) A letter in a Massachusetts, USA newspaper gives a terrific short, to the point, list of some of the problems with $$meters.
Smart utility meters require more scrutiny by Patricia Burke – Cape Cod Times – October 17, 2016:
4) In California, residents are fighting siting of cell towers, with some concerned about worker safety and others about bees and agriculture. More people are becoming aware of the dangers from microwave radiation!
“Bowles stated that people are not the only ones impacted by radiation from the cell towers. He said it was important to protect neighborhoods zoned as agricultural (A70) from strong cell tower emissions because of bees that are located in the area.
“There is a good reason that agricultural zone are non-preferred for cell towers. We trust the bees to pollinate our fruit trees,” said Bowles. “Bees’ sensitive navigation systems become confused in the presence of strong cell tower emissions. They are unable to find their way back to the hive and eventually die. We need our bees to pollinate our orchards and we should insist that the cell providers respect our agricultural zoning requirements.”
5) A group in Oklahoma is raising concerns about their utility deceiving them about the potential of smeters to collect personal data.
“In the fall of 2015 Assistant Attorney General Jerry Sanger said the he understood the “Utilities have the potential to profit MORE from the customer data sold than the consumption of electricity” (Forbes and Politico). The Oklahoma Corporation Commission was to promulgate rules more than five years ago to protect our privacy.”
6) A group is looking for backing for a new documentary “Generation Zapped”.
“My film investigates the growing body of research on the alarming health risks associated with wireless technology, as well as what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Telecom Industry don’t want you to know. Today, we encounter more then 100,000 times the levels of Radio Frequency (RF) exposure from wireless technologies than we did decades ago when the FCC first published its regulations designed to protect us. As a mother and as a citizen I’m concerned about the business ethics behind the wireless revolution and its ubiquitous use in schools, at work, and at home.”
7) Below, the first letter in response to Health Minister Philpott’s report. I will be writing and will copy the HESA committee members and the Prime Minister:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Len.Webber@parl.gc.ca; email@example.com; ‘Ramez.Ayoub@parl.gc.ca; firstname.lastname@example.org; Doug.Eyolfson@parl.gc.ca; Rachael.Harder@parl.gc.ca; Darshan.Kang@parl.gc.ca; John.Oliver@parl.gc.ca; Sonia.Sidhu@parl.gc.ca; email@example.com
Subject: Cell phone lawsuit in BC
Hello Madam Mayor and Council:
Please see the note below from Sharon Noble’s daily newsletter. Cell phone brain tumor litigation has begun in BC.
If an action like this was successful it would spawn many more, including ‘Smart’ meters.
I believe Maple Ridge City Council could be vulnerable to charges of ‘willful blindness’ in similar actions. In spite of the fact that the Provincial Health Office claims there is ‘no convincing evidence’ of harm… a great deal of evidence indicating the opposite has been delivered to you.
From: Marcus (names shown at author’s request)
Sent: October 16, 2016
Subject: GOVERNMENT RESPONSE to The Standing Committee on Health
RE: Government Response to the Report of the Standing Committee on Health
Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians
Dear Ms. Philpott,
We like to express our deepest disappointment, for the lack of scientific understanding by the Liberal Government, regarding the negative biological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation.
We, like many voters across Canada, looked forward to your government implementing an ‘independent science base approach’ unlike your Conservative predecessors.
Have you personally taken the time to inform yourself just how profound life is interfered with by electromagnetic radiation radiofrequency, on a cellular level?
Since you are fairly new to your current ministerial position, you might not be aware how irresponsibly Health Canada cherry picks their research, while ignoring thousands of studies and stern warnings by highly respected researchers from the international science/medical community.
CCanada is NOT on the leading edge of research, as Health Canada is boasting, nor does Safety Code 6 provide any protection to life.
Many other countries have conducted human, animal and plant research and reported ADVERSE REACTIONS to non-ionizing radiofrequency radiation exposure!
In Canada, on the other hand, scientists experiment with a Hollow Plastic Head which provides no biological response whatsoever! This synthetic individual is called S.A.M. (Simulated Anthropomorphic Man).
Do you or any member of your family, in any way, identify biologically with this ridiculous plastic man?
Are you aware that Canada is receiving billions of dollars from the wireless industry, through taxes and the auction of air waves?
Sadly, this much money into the government coffers creates strong financial ties, and undue influence by large corporations, and creates little incentive by government to put the health and well being of Canadians first.
Nobody in government wants to stop the corporate ‘Gravy Train.’
My wife has become a victim of Health Canada’s inactions, and for the last 8 years has to live with debilitating electro hyper-sensitivity (EHS).
Her former productive and social life has been shattered into a million pieces!
EHS results in terrible social isolation! It also diminishes the ability to work in any office environment or public places since cell tower, smart meter and WiFi pulsed radiation is present everywhere, even violating the sanctity of our own home
Man-made pulsed radiation is not present in any natural form and is the trigger for cellular and neurological degradation for man, animals and plants.
Please take some time and educate yourself so that you may gain greater understanding, without influence of vested corporate interests, just how perversely pulsed non-ionizing radiation affects all life.
International Doctors´ Appeal 2012 – Radio-frequency Radiation Poses a Health Risk.
Physicians Demand Overdue Precaution. (over 36,000 signatories)
American Academy of Environmental Medicine – WiFi Health Warnings
EUROPEAN EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses
The EMF-Portal is an extensive literature database from the University of Aachen (Germany),with an inventory of 23,675 publications and 5,823 summaries of peer reviewed scientific studies on the effects of electromagnetic fields.
How much more evidence do we need when School Officials, Health Officers and Government Officials are unable to provide parents with ONE STUDY that says microwave radiation exposure is safe for children and the unborn?
May I remind you, Ms. Philpott, that Health Canada failed the public most miserably in the not too distant past before.
DDT, Formaldehyde, PCB’s, Asbestos and a host of other bio toxins were once considered ‘modern’ and ‘progressive, while corporations received Canadian Government subsidies and, in the process, polluted homes, workplaces and the environment with disastrous consequences to man and the environment.
Does this organization deserve your unreserved trust, in light of so much failure in keeping the public safe?
Please be so kind and spare us the misery of a manufactured response by Health Canada, as they have proven their incompetence to us time and time again.
A genuine response from your office, however, is appreciated.
Please be so kind and pass this information on to your fellow parliamentarians and staff.
Benita and Marcus Schluschen (names shown at authors’ request)
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse”
~ Edmund Burke
Please disable your Wi-Fi, and use corded phones.