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1) Who is this guy on the right?? How quickly Horgan forgot.
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2) The Minister of Health’s (provincial) Exec. Director of Public Health, Tim Lambert, continues to show that he and, most likely, his department are ignorant about smeters, how they work and about the dangers of microwave radiation. He spouts the usual Safety Code 6 stuff in response to a thoughtful and detailed letter from a member. She has responded with more details and evidence. Do you think Dr. Lambert might be willing to learn? It is so frustrating to write a solid, thoughtful letter and to get a form letter back that says nothing. Letters are below.
3) Smeters continue to be installed around the world. This from Singapore, with promises of a greener grid, just as they promised here.
From: Kathy Read (name given with permission)
Sent:December 18, 2017
To: Population and Public Health HLTH:EX <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Sharon Noble; email@example.com; AG.Minister@gov.bc.ca; EMPR.Minister@gov.bc.ca; HLTH.Minister@gov.bc.ca; PSSG.Minister@gov.bc.ca; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: 1096707 – Ministry of Health Response
Mr Lambert and Ministers.
I ask all to read this letter starting from the bottom and then you will understand why I am sending it to all of you.
Mr Lambert, you are hiding behind Safety Code 6 along with Dr Perry Kendall (of whom I think should be put out to pasture for his ignorance). Well I have been doing more research and found some things that should interest you. Did you know that Safety Code 6 refers to Thermal Radiation and to people working in federal sites only. So saying that Safety Code 6 is the rule for NON Thermal radiation is a complete fallacy.
I will also be sending this to our Governor General, who has said that she will be looking into false science used by government.
Self-reporting of symptom development from exposure to radio frequency fields of wireless smart meters in Victoria, Australia: a case series.
“The most frequently reported symptoms from exposure to smart meters were (1) insomnia, (2) headaches, (3) tinnitus, (4) fatigue, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) dysesthesias (abnormal sensation), and (7) dizziness. The effects of these symptoms on people’s lives were significant.”
Review of some key studies, both recent and old (1971), reveals that the participants’ symptoms were the same as those reported by people exposed to radiofrequency fields emitted by devices other than smart meters. Interestingly, the vast majority of Victorian cases did not state that they had been sufferers of electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS) prior to exposure to the wireless meters, which points to the possibility that smart meters may have unique characteristics that lower people’s threshold for symptom development.”
“Scientific evidence contradicts findings and assumptions of Canadian Safety Panel 6: microwaves act through voltage-gated calcium channel activation to induce biological impacts at non-thermal levels, supporting a paradigm shift for microwave/lower frequency electromagnetic field action.”
Safety Code 6 was written to protect government workers from thermal radiation not non-thermal radiation
“On December 18, 2012 a PG&E meter reader whistleblower who worked for PGE for 9 1/2 years tells the California Public Utilities Commission judge that:
- Smart Meters CAUSE FIRES.
- PG&E is covering up the Smart Meter fire risk.
- PG&E fired him because he was unwilling to keep quiet.
- The annual budget for 1000 meter readers was 70 million dollars.
- The PG&E smart meter program cost 10 billion, not 2.2 billion
- No one, but meter readers are responsible for gas surveys”
This is the link to the whistle blowers testimony so you can hear it first hand for yourselves
“11/27/2012 Fire captain finds hazardous power surges follow Smart Meter installations
Matt Beckett, a CA Fire captain stated, “Two years ago PG&E replaced that meter [analog] with a “Smart Meter”. Immediately following we noticed power surges in the form of our refrigerator motor intermittently speeding up simultaneously with our lights becoming brighter. As a seventeen year veteran and current Fire Captain this caused me to become very concerned.” The Smart meter on his house was replaced with an analog, and there were no problems, until a new Smart Meter was reinstalled. This time he had two surge protectors burn out. Read more:
This link is to an article stating that Lloyd’s of London Insurance Company will no longer cover and damage from “Electromagnetic fields (General Insurance Exclusions –Page 7 of policy):
directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, radio waves or noise.”
“This means that the Province (that is we, the taxpayer) will be held liable for claims from teachers and parents of children suffering biological effects from wifi in schools, from homeowners exposed to RF from mandated smart meters on homes, and from employees forced to use cell phones or exposed to wifi at work. Lawsuits in other countries have resulted in huge payments already, and it is only a matter of time before similar lawsuits are filed and won in Canada.
“Potentially those who allow such devices, after having been fully informed about the dangers, could be held liable for negligence, and directors’ insurance may not provide financial protection. Directors’ insurance applies when people are performing their duties “in good faith”. It is hard to argue they are acting “in good faith” after having been warned by true scientific experts and by a well-respected insurer.
“Consider yourself notified once again that you could be held legally responsible for the decisions you have made.”
Results of Met Laboratories Certification for smart meters
“In the past, design flaws in smart meter units have been known to cause serious fire hazards and spotty performance. This has caused a lot of concern for utilities and manufacturers of smart meters. To prevent problems like this, a new voluntary safety standard – UL 2735 – has been created for electric utility meters…”
New UL 2735 Electric Utility Meter Standard Ensures Safety and Performance
“Not only do Smart Meters have “design flaws” that cause “serious fire hazards” but they also provide “spotty performance.” In other words, they’re dangerous, and they don’t work right.
This declaration from an international electrical testing and certification lab says what knowledgeable members of the public, whistleblowers, and electrical workers unions have been saying for years.
These “design flaws” — crap engineering — have “caused a lot of concern for utilities and manufacturers of smart meters.”
And yet, these companies repeatedly deny any problems with their meters, blaming fires and electrical problems on “hot sockets” and poor installation. Utility companies, meter manufacturers, and smart grid promotional organizations have gone as far as to ridicule and attempt to discredit the public when they have raised this issue.
All the while, these flawed Smart Meters are installed on the walls of millions of homes, schools, hospitals, nursing homes and other buildings across the world.”
If you take the time to look at and really read and understand what is happening all over the world with smart meters you can see that the same safety issues are happening everywhere.
Just think about what could happen to your own house. You come home from work and find you don’t have a house any more because your smart meter arced and burned it down. You can not prove the smart meter because BC Hydro trespassed and stole the meter off of your house before the fire department can complete a thorough investigation. If your home insurance is connected to Lloyd’s of London then it is null and void. How do you rebuild>? Your pets may have died in the fire. You have lost everything, all the essentials of life and all tokens of memories past are all gone.
This is how the families of homes that have burned so far from smart meter fires.
This program is dangerous to all citizens of this province. It has been forced upon us by a company that we the citizens of this province own. As we are the owners, how can Hydro say that the meters belong to them and that we can not buy our own analogue meters to replace the smart meters forced onto us. Don’t believe any one who tries to tell you that analogue meters are no longer available because that is a lie. I can buy one for my own use from: http://www.stetzerizer-us.com/Analog-Electric-Meter–Watthour-Meter–Analog-Only-Electric-Utility-Meter_p_51.html for $34.97 US & here: https://www.wholesalesolar.com/9904003/general-electric/meters/general-electric-ac-watt-hour-meter for $55 US.
With further research I will be able to tell you where BC Hydro can get them.
Mrs Kathy Read
It really disappoints me to read your reply. You sound just like all the Liberals when approached on the subject of the smart meters. I ask that you and all of the NDP get your heads out of the sand and read up on the truth about these meters that have been forced upon us. Your following statement could not be more wrong.
“Studies have shown that smart meters transmit data in short bursts, and when not transmitting data, the smart meter does not emit radio frequency energy.”
Here is the true answer. http://www.smartmetereducationnetwork.com/smart-meters-what-they-are-and-what-they-do.php#2a1
How Often Do Smart Meters Really Transmit?
Are There Really Only 6 Transmissions Per Day?
DTE and other utility companies will tell you that their smart meters transmit only 6 or so times a day. Take a look at the picture below. This is a graph of just a half hour of smart meter transmissions. Does this look like 6 transmissions per day? No. This data was captured by engineers working for EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute, a group that is a strong proponent of smart meters. It records the transmissions of Itron smart meters, which are the meters used by DTE. Read the full report.
The truth is, smart meters transmit pulses of wireless radiation between 9,600 to 190,000 times per day. If you call up DTE or Consumers Energy and ask them how often their smart meters transmit, they will tell you something like “6 times a day.” This is what all the utility companies say, and they are lying. PG&E, the California equivalent of DTE, publicly stated in all its materials that its meters transmit only 6 times a day. When the court ordered it to submit data on the actual number of transmissions, the utility had to admit that its smart meters transmit 9,600 to 190,000 times per day!
This following picture shows how the meters transmit and affect those around them. I have an analogue meter on my house but I am surrounded by 5 homes with smart meters. Since these meters went in I have been bombarded by the transmissions of these 5 meters and this year I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Here’s a picture of just three smart meters communicating with each other. The red dots represent meters. (For the time being, you can ignore the red and blue lines in the picture.)
Notice that the meters send out microwave radiation in all directions, which is represented here by the large circles. If we could show you this in three dimensions, the circles would become globes. Where the microwaves (radiofrequency signals) sent out by meters overlap, there are hot-spots of higher-than-expected radiation. The meters can transmit a strong signal for two miles, so these circles represent only a fraction of the actual transmission distance. Keep in mind that many homes have more than one meter, and in addition there are smart gas meters and, in many places, smart water meters, all of which are also transmitting 24/7.
I urge you to go to the site that this information is from and do your own research
Safety Code 6 is the biggest joke this country has and as I said before it is for Thermal Radiation levels in federal locations. It is not for NON Thermal radiation over the whole country. The USA is the only other country in the world that has limits as high as us. Here is a listing of countries in Europe.
Fortunately for Canadians we now have a Governor General who is not happy with science being muffled in Canada and will be doing a lot of work with Health Canada. Hopefully she will see that Safety Code 6 is a joke and reform will happen.
Do your research about smart meters and you will find out all sorts of nasty things about them.
MRS. Kathy Read
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On 2017-11-15 3:37 PM, Population and Public Health HLTH:EX wrote:
Ms. Kathy Read
Dear Ms. Read:Thank you for your email expressing your concerns with smart meters. The office of Honourable Adrian Dix has forwarded me your email and I am pleased to respond on his behalf.
I have reviewed the letters that you submitted to the Minister of Health, the Premier and fellow Cabinet Ministers. As the Executive Director of the Health Protection Branch, I will address concerns related to my area of knowledge and your concerns surrounding the public health risk of smart meters. The other ministries listed in your original email are best suited to answer your other questions and concerns.
Studies have shown that smart meters transmit data in short bursts, and when not transmitting data, the smart meter does not emit radiofrequency energy. Indoor and outdoor measurements from smart meters during transmission bursts were found to be far below the human exposure limits specified in Health Canada’s Safety Code 6. Safety Code 6 is determined using a weight of evidence approach in which the quantity and quality of information is used to determine acceptable exposure levels. Based on this information, Health Canada has concluded that exposure to radiofrequency energy from smart meters does not pose a public health risk.
The Ministry of Health relies on the expertise of Health Canada and the World Health Organization and is therefore confident that there is no significant health risk being posed. I would, however, encourage you to still seek out the advice of a medical professional if you have any ongoing concerns about your health.
I thank you again for your email and providing me with an opportunity to respond with the above information.
Tim Lambert, Ph.D.
Population and Public Health
Ministry of Health
Warning: This email is intended only for the use of the individual or organization to whom it is addressed. It may contain information that is privileged or confidential. Any distribution, disclosure, copying, or other use by anyone else is strictly prohibited. If you have received this in error, please telephone or e-mail the sender immediately and delete the message.
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From: Kathy Read
Sent:October 24, 2017
To: Minister, EMPR EMPR:EX; Minister, MCF MCF:EX; Minister, AG AG:EX; Minister, EDUC EDUC:EX; Minister, AEST AEST:EX; Minister, FIN FIN:EX; OfficeofthePremier, Office PREM:EX; Minister, MCF MCF:EX; CC Minister MCF:EX; Minister, CITZ CITZ:EX; Minister, EDUC EDUC:EX; Minister, ENV ENV:EX; Minister, FLNR FLNR:EX; Minister, HLTH HLTH:EX; Minister, IRR IRR:EX; Minister, JTT JTT:EX; Minister, TRD JTT:EX; Minister, LBR LBR:EX; Minister, MH MH:EX; Minister, MAH MAH:EX; Minister, PSSG PSSG:EX; Minister, SDPR SDPR:EX; Minister, TAC TAC:EX; Transportation, Minister TRAN:EX; Sharon Noble
Subject: 1096707 – Read – Smart meter program
The Liberal Party allowed BC Hydro to go ahead with it’s program for installing smart meters on our homes and businesses as part of it’s Green Energy Act. They silenced the BCUC by issuing Direction 4 of the Act. This is itself was against the law because the BCUC is a separate body from the government that can not be influenced by government. An illegal act by the Liberals
Mr Horgan and Mr Dix said that they were against this program and that we should not be forced to accept it.
I am asking all of you to step up to the plate and cut this program that is crippling a lot people of this province. People are getting sick from the electromagnetic radiation that these meters send off. Seniors and those on low income can not afford to the pay the high extortion fee of $32.40 per month, the highest fee in North America. My family kept our analogue meter and pay the extortion fee every month. My health is at risk as I am recovering from a second bout of cancer and I am in constant pain. Things I never dealt with to this extent before. I feel it is the fact that all my neighbours have these things on their homes. Nothing in my home is wireless and never will be.
In the US there are now places that are dropping the program as they realize the health effects plus the fact that it is a money losing venture. There is no savings from these meters the exact opposite is what has happened. Each of these meters cost BC Hydro $555 to replace and that has to be done every 5-6 years. That is a cost of millions of dollars. The good old reliable analogue meter that will last from 25 – 50 years costs less than $50. No brainer, say what?
These meters are on a grid that joins in with a grid in the US because BC Hydro was selling power to the US. It has been found now that if anybody attacks the grid in any one of 9 essential spots the whole grid will go down and we will be without power for up to 20 years. I believe that report came from the NSA. They asked for stop gabs to be installed on all parts of the grids including BC. Another cost of Millions that BC Hydro nor the province has. If this ever happened a lot of people would die of starvation, freezing to death, sickness, and the list goes on and on.
The smart meter has never been certified by an independent electrical engineer and several have said they never would certify it.
These meters are also easily hacked into and once that happens a thief will know what all of your habits are and when you are or are not home. BC Hydro can turn your heat or air conditioning off if they feel you are using too much power. Wouldn’t it have just been wonderful if during the hot weather we had this summer, Hydro cut the air conditioning not only in your homes but where you work. I wonder how many people would have died.
First and foremost this program has to end due to the amount of fires that have happened. You have probably read Len Garis’s report he did for the Liberals and may I say he wrote a pile of camel dung. He was paid by Hydro so he wrote what Hydro wanted him to write. The reporting of these fires has been poor at least with a lot of fire departments not even investigating them or even writing the proper report. Sharon Noble, Director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters has done countless hours and years of research into this mess. She sent copies of the 700 page report complete with a record of all fires in BC that were electrical in nature. Copies of this report were delivered to Mr Horgan’s office and some mailed by registered mail to other ministers and then emailed to all MLAs. Do you know what has happened in the month after she did this? NOTHING. Not one person responded to her to ask questions or to even advise her that they had received the report.
NOT GOOD people. If this is a sign of what is to come I don’t think a lot of people who voted for you are going to be happy and that would include me who changed parties for this election past.
I wait to hear from you all and so does Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
Even if all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken.
~ Bertrand Russell