2018-10-02 Lithium batteries depend on child laborers

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1)  Many wireless devices depend on batteries, just as electric cars do. And lithium batteries depend on the blood, sweat and tears of children mining cobalt in the Congo.

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Child Labour – Cobalt Mining – Lithium Batteries – https://money.cnn.com/2018/05/01/technology/cobalt-congo-child-labor-car-smartphone-batteries/index.html

Carmakers and big Tech struggle to keep batteries free from child labour

https://money.cnn.com/2018/05/01/technology/cobalt-congo-child-labor-car-smartphone-batteries/index.html

2) In the Carolinas, Duke Energy is beginning to get reports from people who are suffering health problems since being smetered.  They can opt out with a doctor’s letter.

Duke Energy Opt-out Fees – Itron Smart Meters – https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/health-care/article213805099.html
– https://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/health-care/article213805099.html

Some Duke Energy customers claim smart meters are making them sick. Here’s how you can opt out.

“One letter sent to the state utilities commission from a group of scientists and health professionals reads “The adverse health impacts are real, significant, and for some people debilitating.”

Local radiologist Dr. Larry Burk agrees.

Burk began studying electromagnetic fields in the 1980s. He says there is almost no research on smart meters but they use frequencies similar to cell phones and can have a negative impact on people with conditions like electro-hypersensitivity, or EHS.

“Certainly if you’ve got EHS I would recommend opting out, if you’ve got a chronic disease I would consider it, if you’re normal, normal meaning healthy, it’s up to you,” he said.”

https://abc11.com/health/some-duke-energy-customers-claim-smart-meters-are-making-them-sick/4383939/

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

 

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”
~ Ellie Wiesel – Nobel Peace Prize Winner

 

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