2019 -08-22 Report on smeters’ insidious/dangerous flaws

1)  This Activist Post

https://www.activistpost.com/2019/08/new-compilation-of-utility-smart-meters-many-flaws-outrageous-bills-fires-and-more.html

presents a long (187 pages) and very detailed article about the many flaws and problems with smeters. I have only skimmed this but it seems a summary of the many things that make these devices dangerous and expensive. Lots of detailed references.

Insidious causes for outrageous utility bills “Smart” meter flaws, funding, and folly

“Under-recognized causes for “smart” technology billing follies Equipment design and manufacturing flaws”

http://www.thetechnocratictyranny.com/PDFS/Insidious_causes_for_outrageous_utility_bills_081219_Final.pdf

2)  Dr. Belpomme is a doctor who has devoted many years to studying the cause of EHS and the biological effects of prolonged exposure to wireless radiation. Here is a transcript of an interview with him in which he warns about the potential harm done to children.

“Tablets, PCs and Mobile Phones Change Our Brains” : Interview with Professor Dominique Belpomme

“So tablets, PCs and mobile phones change our brains”: 
The French oncologist’s warning about electromagnetic waves: “They lower children’s IQ and also harm adults”.

https://mieuxprevenir.blogspot.com/2019/08/tablets-pcs-and-mobile-phones-change.html

3)  Finally a US newspaper addresses the fact that some of most commonly used cell phones emit RF at levels that exceed the dangerously high limit allowed by FCC. No reference or credit given to the Phonegate research done by Dr. Arazi which led to this.

We tested popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Now the FCC is investigating.

“The Tribune set out a year ago to explore an important question: Are cellphones as safe as manufacturers and government regulators say?

Though it’s unclear whether radiofrequency radiation from cellphones can increase cancer risk or lead to other harm, that question is increasingly pressing given the widespread use of cellphones today. Many children and teenagers may face years of exposure.

The newspaper’s testing was not meant to rank phone models for safety – only 11 models were examined, and in most cases just one device was tested. Nor is it possible to know whether any of the cellphones that tested above limits could cause harm. Two of the phone manufacturers, including Apple, disputed the Tribune’s results, saying the lab used by the newspaper had not tested the phones the same way they do.

But the results of the Tribune’s investigation contribute to an ongoing debate about the possible risks posed by radiofrequency radiation from cellphones, and they offer evidence that existing federal standards may not be adequate to protect the public.”

https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-cell-phone-radiation-testing-20190821-72qgu4nzlfda5kyuhteiieh4da-story.html

Revelation of the Chicago Tribune on the tests of the most popular cell phones in the United States.    Press release by PhoneGate

“This journalist from the Chicago Tribune was part of a team of journalists who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their examination of dangerous toys and other products for children. Roe has also been a Pulitzer Prize finalist four times.

Roe contacted us more than a year ago when he discovered information about our alert on the Phonegate industrial and health scandal following the revelations we obtained from the test reports carried out by the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR).” 

https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/press-release-revelation-of-the-chicago-tribune-on-the-tests-of-the-most-popular-cell-phones-in-the-united-states

  4)  In Cyprus hospitals are protecting babies and children by reducing EMR in the units and educating parents about the increased vulnerability of the young to exposure to wireless radiation. They have prepared flyers, for example:

https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Cyprus-Awareness-Leaflet-Eng-2019.pdf

Archbishop Makarios Hospital III Launches Initiative To Minimize Wireless Radiation Exposures To Children 

“The Archbishop Makarios III Hospital in Cyprus  has launched a project to minimize cell phone and wireless radiation exposure to pediatric patients.

  • Wi-Fi is disabled and replaced with ethernet connections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Neonatal unit.
  • Parents are educated to keep cell phones away from children and out of the pediatric units.”

Https://Ehtrust.Org/Hospital-Launches-Initiative-To-Reduce-Wireless-Radiation-Exposures-To-Children/ 

5)  Another school, this one in Virginia, bans cell phones in a middle school. —  due to research and at the request of both parents and teachers.

Albemarle County Students No Longer Allowed to Bring Phones to Middle School

“ACPS middle school principals announced in a release to families Wednesday, August 14, that it will no longer permit students to carry their personal cellphones with them during the school day. 

Students were previously allowed to have phones and other tech on school property, but the devices had to be turned off and kept out of sight in the classroom. 

The policy change is due to several reasons: complaints from teachers, research suggesting cellphones affect student’s concentration, and a national poll that says nearly 80% of parents don’t want their kids using their phones during school.”

https://www.nbc29.com/story/40919081/albemarle-co-students-no-longer-allowed-to-bring-phones-to-middle-school

Letters:

More Letters – Make safe tech choices by Oona McOuat – GI Driftwood (p.8) – August 21, 2019  (note: time in Driftwood article was 9:00am but this has been changed to 11:15 am. Please pass the word.)

From: “Oona McOuat”
To: “Gail Sjuberg” <gsjuberg@gulfislandsdriftwood.com>, “Elizabeth Nolan” <enolan@gulfislandsdriftwood.com>, gsjuberg@driftwoodgimedia.com, enolan@driftwoodgimedia.com
Sent: Monday, August 19, 2019 8:42:07 AM
Subject: Letter To The Editor for Aug 21 Edition

The Driftwood

Att: Gail Sjuberg

Dear Gail,

On Tuesday, August 27, the Salt Spring Local Trust Committee is slated to vote on accepting a Trust-wide policy that will greatly increase the levels of microwave radiation we may be exposed to from wireless antennas on our island. This shortsighted policy also does not address small cell antennas, which telecoms are placing along neighbourhood streets across BC in anticipation of 5G.

Why would Islands Trust planners pave the way for 5G – which has not been safety tested – and ignore the compelling evidence of the harm wireless technology poses to people, wildlife, trees, energy consumption levels and more? Pure and simply: To make it easier for staff and industry to place wireless antennas by our homes.

The LTC is also expected to vote on locating the CREST tower at the Legion in Ganges at their August 27 meeting. All of us who care about our health, our pollinators, endangered species, climate change, and reducing our carbon footprint must be there in droves at 11:15 am at the Harbour House Hotel next Tuesday, asking our elected representatives to fulfill their mandate to preserve and protect, and to make safe tech choices,

Sincerely,

Oona McOuat

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Further to the Salt Spring fight against another CREST tower, here is an article from someone who has no awareness about the dangers of EMR from these things. We all need to know about CREST towers in our neighbourhoods. Ask your fire and police departments and your city council what is being planned — there is a province-wide expansion in the works.

https://saltspringexchange.com/2019/08/22/islanders-health-and-safety-at-risk-without-clear-communications/ 

Some very good comments and more are needed.

 

Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“Knowledge is Power.”   Sir Francis Bacon, 1597