2018-03-04 Exploding e-cigarettes get more media attention than exploding/burning smeters.

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1)    Smart Meters Did Not Work, Let’s Avoid The Same Mistake With IoT/IioT

– https://www.energycentral.com/c/iu/smart-meters-did-not-work-lets-avoid-same-mistake-iotiiot

(click on photos to enlarge)

Suffice to say, the only metric on which these smart meter deployments could be considered as successful would be number of meters deployed. And this is only because they were essentially mandated.


2)    What is it about smeters that make them sacrosanct? No matter how many people get hurt, or how many lose their homes – it doesn’t matter. There are recalls over 8 of this or a few of these causing problems, but countless numbers of smeters fail and burn, and nothing happens. Just like our BCUC, no one seems to care or is willing to demand a recall.

– https://www.activistpost.com/2018/03/195-exploding-e-cigarettes-get-attention-hundreds-thousands-utility-smart-meters-replaced-due-malfunctioning-fires-explosions.html

195 Exploding E-Cigarettes Get More Attention Than Hundreds of Thousands of “Smart” Meters Replaced Due To Malfunctioning, Fires, Or Explosions

News coverage of exploding e-cigarettes has been widespread.  Lawsuits have been filed.

Here are excerpts from a recent IEEE Spectrum article, February 26, 2018:  “Exploding e-Cigarettes Are a Growing Danger to Public Health.”


3)    Another brain tumor victim, died at age 48.

Brain Cancer Victims – Vanessa Goodwin (2018) with her mother, Edyth Langham-Goodwin (2016) – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-03/vanessa-goodwin-with-edyth-langham-goodwin/8443080

Vanessa Goodwin, former Tasmanian attorney-general, dies aged 48


4)    We all know that cell phones should not be used up at the head, or used except in emergencies. Preferably, cell phones should be turned off except to gather messages which are returned via a landline. But people deserve to know how much radiation their cell phones emit. As Wendy Mesley showed in her program on cell phones [http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/the-secret-inside-your-phone-by-wendy-mesley-cbc-marketplace-march-24-2017/], testing may not always be accurately done. Why aren’t there labels on phones showing what the radiation level is and with the warnings that are in every manual?  This is a change that MPs should be willing to fight for.

– https://blogs-images.forbes.com/niallmccarthy/files/2018/03/20180301_Phone_Radiation.jpg

Which Smartphones emit the most radiation?



Maple Ridge City Council – https://www.mapleridge.ca/942/Meet-Your-Council

From: Ron McNutt  (name given with permission)
Sent: March 3, 2018
To: MR mayor <mayorandcouncil@mapleridge.ca>; Lisa.Beare.MLA@leg.bc.ca;

Subject: Montgomery City Council re small cell towers

Hello Madam Mayor and Council:

Sorry to interrupt again with my favourite topic, but I believe the letter below to Montgomery County Council by Dr. Ronald Kostoff regarding small cell towers is highly pertinent as you consider Shaw ‘Free WiFi’. Please note Kostoff’s paragraph on abdication of responsibilities by elected officials.

Shaw cannot provide proof of safety and goes silent when asked. To be perfectly honest, councillors, it’s hard for me to comprehend that you are still even considering voting to approve the non-consensual saturation of the public with a technology for which no proof of safety exists, for which overwhelming evidence of harm is easily available, and for which the vendor runs and hides when the safety conversation is introduced. What are you thinking? What short-term benefit do you see that will balance the expensive litigation you will most certainly face in the future?

May I ask that Shaw comes before Council in a special session and explains away Kostoff’s concerns and the other 25K+ studies showing potential harm, and answers any and all concerns posed by the public? That would end their proposal immediately. Why not put it to the test? If they have nothing to hide they should happily agree without reservation, should they not? Serving the public, after all, is their highest objective?

If you come across a copy of the Feb. 2018 ‘Common Ground’ magazine (library or health food stores) please read the article by Helke Ferrie (ex Health Canada) about Dr. Shiv Chopra. Ferrie is very knowledgeable regarding wireless dangers. Her Common Ground article is about Chopra and four others who were fired for telling the truth about chemicals in the food supply, but it details the systemic corruption at work in Health Canada and our other public regulatory agencies.

– https://issuu.com/commongroundmagazinecanada/docs/cg317

The same deceptions, spins, manipulations, and frauds are being applied now by the wireless industry. Chopra wrote a book called ‘Corrupt to the Core’ regarding Health Canada which details how industry overrides public health concerns. Health Canada is the reason why the wireless companies can claim that there is ‘no convincing evidence of harm’. Health Canada looks after the health of the wireless industry, not you and I. The public (and you, and your own family) needs you to wake up and understand this and to have the courage to act on it while you still can. Once you get sick it’s too late.

– http://shivchopra.com/corrupt-to-the-core/

You have a responsibility and a ‘duty of care’ to take all reasonable precautions, under the circumstances, for the protection of citizens. If you approve ‘Free WiFi’ are you going to be able to prove in court that you performed that duty in good faith? I can’t imagine how. Let Mission be the test case, they’ve flushed common sense down the toilet and are putting up cells in front of everyone’s home as fast as they can.

Sorry to be blunt, it’s not polite, is it? A professional is one who puts the well-being of another before himself. I trust you will ultimately do what’s best for the citizens of your community.

Thank you.

Ron McNutt

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03 November 2017

Maryland: Letter from Ronald N. Kostoff, Ph.D. to the Montgomery County Council Members on Proposed Installation of Small Cell Towers

“For non-ionizing radiation in the power frequency band (~60Hz) and radiofrequency bands heavily used today (900 Mhz-cell phones and 2.45Ghz-WiFi), the biomedical literature is clear. Heavy exposure of humans to this radiation for extended periods of time can be lethal, and exposure of test animals to non-ionizing radiation in isolation can be lethal.”

Please read this strong and important letter from Ronald N. Kostoff, Ph.D. written to the Montgomery County Council Members on November 1, 2017

Dear Montgomery County Council Members,

I have been informed that Montgomery County is considering approval of the installation of small cell towers throughout the County, including up and down residential streets, starting with Potomac, MD and Germantown, MD. I would like to offer my perspective on this proposal.

Over the past decade, I have been performing studies on causes and treatments of chronic diseases. Much of the focus has emphasized identifying the causes of these diseases, and their specific impacts. The most comprehensive of the studies was a book titled Pervasive Causes of Disease [https://smartech.gatech.edu/bitstream/handle/1853/53714/PERVASIVE_CAUSES_8_11_2015_FINAL_3.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y],


and identified ~800 contributing factors that impacted more than a threshold number of the ~4000 diseases examined.

One of the specific factors I have been examining in detail is non-ionizing radiation. Earlier this year, I published an invited book chapter on the health impacts of non-ionizing radiation combined with other stimuli, both toxic and non-toxic. This chapter is attached.

For non-ionizing radiation in the power frequency band (~60Hz) and radiofrequency bands heavily used today (900 MHz-cell phones and 2.45GHz-WiFi), the biomedical literature is clear. Heavy exposure of humans to this radiation for extended periods of time can be lethal, and exposure of test animals to non-ionizing radiation in isolation can be lethal.

As my book chapter shows, when non-ionizing radiation at the above frequencies is combined with other toxic stimuli, there is a strong synergy that results. In some cases (depending on intensity, frequency, and duration), neither partner to the combination will exhibit effects when used in isolation, but will exhibit highly toxic effects when used in combination. In most cases, the adverse effects of the combination will be much more highly toxic than the adverse effects of each partner used in isolation. Thus, non-ionizing radiation in the above frequency bands is not only toxic/lethal in its own right, but it serves as a promoter/enabler/enhancer of the intrinsic toxicity of other stimuli.

For 5G, the proposed frequency band (~3GHz-30GHz, and higher) is in the millimeter-wave range, and has had little safety testing done, even in isolation. There has been no long-term testing, and no testing on these frequencies in combination with other stimuli, which is the real-world condition.

Long-term testing on humans is required for two reasons. First, latency periods for serious diseases can be measured in decades, in many cases. For smoking, latency periods between initiation of smoking and lung cancer is between two and three decades, and for other types of cancers, latency times between onset of cause and eventual cancer can range up to five decades. Latency periods for neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, can be five decades or more, considering the advanced ages at which they occur. Alarmingly, Hardell has found that even after the relatively short period of a decade of ‘heavy’ cell phone use (~30 min/day), certain types of brain cancers for adults doubled, and for adults who started using cell phones as teenagers, these brain cancer rates quintupled! One can only imagine the results after two or three decades of ‘heavy’ cell phone use.

Second, animal tests are not adequate. Animals are different from human beings biologically, and animal tests are usually performed under very controlled conditions, where the non-ionizing radiation is applied either in isolation or with one other toxic stimulus. Humans experience myriad toxic stimuli in parallel over their lifetime, as I have shown in my book, and the complex combinations of toxic stimuli bear little resemblance to the pristine test conditions applicable to animals. Allowing 5G cell towers to be constructed with essentially no safety testing having been performed would be the height of irresponsibility!

The usual excuse for inaction on opposition to cell tower construction of any type, including 5G, is the statement from the Telecommunications Act of 1996 that health reasons can not be used as a basis to halt tower construction. This, in my view, is an abdication of responsibility of elected officials.

Suppose the Federal government passed a law stating that herbicides could be sprayed over populated areas by contractors, and these sprayings could not be opposed for health reasons. If a local company wanted to initiate daily sprayings of Agent Orange over Montgomery County, would the members of the County Council allow it, despite what the law stated? Would the residents allow it, despite what the law stated? I suspect there would be an armed insurrection to block the spraying. Yet, cell tower developers are proposing to ‘spray’ a highly toxic substance (non-ionizing radiation in RF bands) over Montgomery County, and the decision-makers act as if they have no options.

At some point in this one-sided battle between the wireless technology vendors and the defenseless public, someone has to take a stand. Let Montgomery County at this time serve as the Waterloo for the 5G onslaught!

Dr. Ronald N. Kostoff




Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.