[Appliances – BC Hydro – EMF – FortisBC – Health – IARC – International Prevention Research Institute – Paolo Boffetta – Site C – Smart Appliances – Trudeau – Wi-Fi Maps – ZigBee | Canada]
1) One of our members got a letter published re. the “financial” report on the smeter program. It would be great to get more out there so the public could see that BCH continues to try to fool the people of BC about this dangerous, invasive and expensive program.
2) Microwave News tells about another “twisted” scientist who is now outright lying, saying new studies show that EMF from powerlines is not harmful to children or pregnant women. We should remember his name – Paolo Boffetta — because there is no doubt he will pop up in some industry-affiliated article trying to make people lose faith in IARC’s classification of RF as a 2b carcinogen.
“Boffetta has long been one of industry’s go-to scientists. His work on behalf of corporate clients has been well-documented —none more so than his attempt to play down the risks of asbestos. In December 2013, Le Monde, the leading French daily, described his efforts under the headline: “Epidemiologie: Des Liaisons Dangereuses” [dangerous links]. The article detailed Boffetta’s association with the International Prevention Research Institute, a consulting firm with close ties to industry, as well as his testimony as an expert witness for a company accused of negligence after workers died from mesothelioma following asbestos exposure.”
3) Apparently, Trudeau will be holding casual “coffee shop-type” meetings with the public to find out our concerns. I have yet to find out any dates or places, but please keep your eyes open and let me know if you do. We all need to try to express our concerns about his promise (which seems to have been broken) to make science-based decisions for our health and our environment. E.g. Site C, Kinder Morgan, smeters.
““We see this as part of a concerted effort to remain connected to Canadians, at home in their communities,” she says.
“The prime minister wants to hear from them how they are feeling at the start of 2017, what their concerns and anxieties are and what we can do to help alleviate that.”
4) From one of our technical members, a map that has Wi-Fi routers indicated by red dots. You can input your address and get a visual of your area. For my area, it appears to be quite accurate.
zoom all the way in on this map and see how many routers in your area often each one has a name or an ID number (80 million routers on this map)
5) Some appliance companies are saying they’re coming out with “$$mart” ones this year. Then watch out for BC Hydro and FortisBC to activate the ZigBee chips in the smeters. We need to begin to petition for the right to have the Wi-Fi turned off. In some “smart” appliances in the USA, there is no way to turn it off and if you “tamper” with the device, your warranty could be void.
Now that phenomenon is reaching its logical endpoint: during the company’s CES press conference today, LG marketing VP David VanderWaal says that “starting this year” all of LG’s home appliances will feature “advanced Wi-Fi connectivity.” One of the flagship appliances that will make good on this promise is the Smart Instaview Refrigerator, a webOS-powered Internet-connected fridge that among other things supports integration with Amazon’s Alexa service.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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~ Ben Franklin
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