2019-02-01 Smeter software failures

1)   Dave Morrison, who has been fighting Wi-Fi in schools for years, has been lobbying for a bill (below) to be considered by the Oregon state legislators. He has gained important support to proceed with a hearing on it as he said in this email:

He had “a short conversation between the Chair of the Portland school board, Julia Brim Edwards, and the head of environmental health and safety for PPS.  This is, of course very good news.  In lobbying the bill lately I have had positive responses from legislators.  One republican senator Cliff Bentz said; “who would oppose this bill?”  This must be his first term.

I don’t have a date for a hearing but will be looking for a couple of people to give testimony.  This being a private email, I probably shouldn’t be forwarding but … “

SB 283  Relating to exposure of radiation in schools 

“Relating to exposure to radiation in schools in this state; declaring an emergency.

Directs Department of Education to prepare and make available statement that discloses potential health risks of wireless network technology and requires public and private schools to distribute statement to employees, students and parents or guardians of students.”

https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/SB283

 Amazing to have to fight so hard to have the schools inform parents, teachers, students about the potential risks of hours of exposure to high levels of microwave radiation every school day. I am not aware of any BC school board having provided this information.

2)  Smeters are basically computers and, like all computers, have software that can malfunction or have design flaws that can cause many problems. These likely are separate from the safety issue — but I will ask an electrical engineer if there is some software element that could increase the risk of fire or what other “disastrous consequences” might result. Many have suspected that smeters can be affected by other wireless devices, causing incorrect billing for example. Many of us have asked multiple times for reports on testing of the smeters, and for verification than an independent electrical engineer has tested the ITRON smeters for safety.  Never once has Hydro or ITRON said anything other than ITRON has tested the smeters. This is not sufficient and BC Hydro has failed in its due diligence to ensure that the smeters are accurate, safe, and have been tested thoroughly.

Reliability of embedded software

“A smart meter is composed of hardware and embedded software. These two parts have to work in harmony with each other to make the system work in an orderly fashion. Failure of any part of the meter will affect its normal operation.

The reliability of smart meters is not only related to the hardware but also has a very close relationship with embedded software. Due to the mass production of the smart meter, once any quality problem of the embedded software occurs, it can cause severe economic loss and even disastrous consequences. Embedded software requires strict testing, validation and verification…

This article is based on years of development experience of smart meters by Inhemeter Company. The quality of smart meters can be significantly enhanced by improving the quality of software developers, strengthening the execution ability of embedded software quality management and adopting a proper reliability design scheme.”

https://www.smart-energy.com/industry-sectors/smart-meters/reliability-of-embedded-software/

or   https://tinyurl.com/defectivesmeters

3) Radiation measurements taken at a school in Maryland are alarming, but I bet the levels are not much different in Canadian schools where Wi-Fi modems are rampant, wireless boards and other wireless devices are mandatory even in elementary schools.  Maryland passed a law recently which hopefully will include wireless radiation in its “health and safety best practices”.   In this article there are links to several very interesting studies and reports.

High Levels Of Wireless Radiation At Southern High School

Long-term exposure is now being linked to cancer, ADHD, and DNA damage.

 

Maryland passed a law last year that requires

…the State Department of Education, in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health, by June 1, 2019, to develop health and safety best practices for the use of digital devices in school classrooms; and requiring the Department, by July 1, 2019, to provide the best practices to each county board and nonpublic school for consideration and adoption.”

https://patch.com/maryland/edgewater/high-levels-wireless-radiation-southern-high-school

Letters:

From: Ted Archibald   (name given with permission)
To: mayorandcouncil@mapleridge.ca
Sent: January 30, 2019
Subject: 5G Mass Experiment – We are the guinea pigs.

Hi Maple Ridge Mayor and Council

You may recall my previous emails relating to the 5G Small Cell tower network being promoted by Telus.
My position and that of 1000s of experts is that 5G is not safe and will increase negative health effect in the population.

Maple Ridge must force Telus to install Fiber Optic cables to the homes and not a 5G wireless network.

Here is a short video describing 5G and the situation.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKaoLxw0qJI

Enjoy.

You may see lots more information on the problems of RF Radiation at www.stopsmartmetersbc.com

You can email me if you wish more information on the 5G Wireless situation.

Cheers
Ted Archibald

 

Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters 

“Any one who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.”   ~ Voltaire 

www.facebook.com/Coalitiontostopsmartmeters