EHS problems in The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

The Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has now produced it’s final draft opinion that we reported on recently. It would have represented a giant step forward in the recognition of EHS (electromagnetic hypersensitivity) and the need in society to dramatically alter our approach to supporting sufferers of the condition.

However on the 21st January 2015, a Counter-Opinion was proposed and voted on before the EHS Opinion and the Counter Opinion was passed by plenary vote. That means that the good TEN 559 EHS Opinion was dismissed.

The Adams Counter-Opinion was voted on first and was passed 136 votes to 110 votes with 19 Abstentions. .

Read the summary attached.  Note that Adams is very heavily connected to industry and is very much driven to prove that EHS is not a problem.  Ted’s Rule #1 = “Follow the money”.  He also promotes installation of Smart Meters and the Smart Grid.  This is just another example of the wireless industry bull-dozing their way through the democratic process.

http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/news/2015-01-20-eesc-final-opinion.asp

Also see this open letter by Susan Foster about the vote against recognizing EHS.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Open-Letter-to-Richard-Adams-4-Feb-2015-1.pdf

 

BC’s Itron smart meters put lives and homes at risk — who is looking out for us?

January 28, 2015 • For Immediate Release

Smart meters have design flaws that have caused fires across North America, including in British Columbia.

In Saskatchewan, Oregon, Florida, and now Ontario, measures are being taken to protect residents. Meanwhile in BC, Energy Minister Bill Bennett and BC Hydro refuse to acknowledge this fire hazard exists, allowing these meters to remain on homes and businesses, putting our lives and property at risk.

In Saskatchewan, after eight meter failures and one fire, on July 30, 2014, the government ordered all smart meters to be removed immediately. Energy Minister Bill Boyd explained this action as being precautionary. “The concerns about safety are paramount here,” he said. “We believe that any time families are at risk here in Saskatchewan, actions have to be taken and that’s why we have directed SaskPower accordingly.”

http://smartgridawareness.org/2014/07/30/fires-prompt-saskatchewan-government-in-canada-to-order-removal-of-105000-smart-meters/

In Ontario risks are being reduced. On January 22, 2015 Ontario’s Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) ordered certain smart meters to be removed immediately, as a precautionary measure. The meters have remote disconnect switches and were found to allow water/moisture and other contaminants to get into the meter. This could result in arcing and fire.

http://www.esasafe.com/assets/files/esasafe/Newsroom/ESA-Meter-Release-FINAL-ROP-Jan.22.2015.pdf

“Although there were no serious incidents reported in Ontario involving these meters, when we learned of the events in Saskatchewan we undertook a due diligence safety review to determine if there were any implications for Ontario,” said David Collie, ESA’s President and CEO.

In British Columbia there have been many meter failures and several fires according to official government and BC Hydro sources.

ITRON smart meters have the remote disconnect switch, just like those in Ontario, and they allow water/moisture to accumulate just as they did in Saskatchewan.

In British Columbia there has been at least one fire that, according to the BC Safety Authority, was caused by water leaking into the meter, causing a short circuit.

Yet no one, not Bill Bennett, not BC Hydro, not the BC Safety Authority is even acknowledging the fire risk, let alone taking precautionary measures to protect us and our homes.

engineers who, on a voluntary basis are studying the meters, have found several serious flaws, one of the significant ones being the remote disconnect switch. They are concerned that proper testing of the switch and of the meters themselves hasn’t taken place and there is no certification of safety by either CSA or an independent professional electrical engineer – something required by both common sense and the law.

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In the attached commentary, a retired engineer, Bob McKechnie warns, “The switch is critical from the safety point of view because if it fails to operate properly the disconnect function will not be accomplished and safety will not be assured.”

Our government and BC Hydro are playing Russian roulette with our lives and property. Who is watching out for British Columbians? Must people die before Bill Bennett takes action?

How Dangerous and Expensive Became “Smart” An Exposé of the “Smart Grid”

Here is an excellent review of the current status of the EMF problems:  Smart Meters,  WiFi,   CellPhones, etc.

This is a must read.

 

http://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/smart-meters-not-so-smart/

Amy Worthington, a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation from Idaho, is an investigative journalist who has researched and written many articles on the topic of wireless radiation.

Hamburg Stops WiFi in Schools

{Translated from German by translate.google.de}
from the 29th November 2014 the editors of Flensburg Tageblatt

At six schools in Hamburg the digital age should find their way. City and school board now back row: The wireless network WLAN was too dangerous for the health of students.

Learning with Tablet: It will not give in Hamburg so soon. Too big are the concerns about the health of students.

Learning with Tablet: It will not give in Hamburg so soon. Too big are the concerns about the health of students.

Photo: A. Gebert
 

HAMBURG

The Authority announced by the school after the summer holidays measures to equip the students three Hamburg district schools and three high schools each with tablet and notebook, are for the time being on ice. Reason is that the wireless Internet access terminals to be enabled by the wireless network WLAN. Both potential health consequences are unclear, and legal frameworks.

“Six schools replace board, textbooks, notebooks and pencils Laptop and Tablet in class,” it said in May in a statement presented by Senator school Ties Rabe. During the two-year project should thus up to 1,300 students, which is about 30 percent of children and adolescents participate in these schools.

Now the school board backtracked. “We are currently investigating whether there are data protection or other legal problems,” admitted a spokesman Peter Albrecht.

High waves had the project mainly beaten because of the non-party MPs citizenship Walter Scheuerl with two kids trying to torpedo the project requests in the citizenry and various reports. So would transmit data over the wireless local radio networks by means of radiating and receiving extremely high microwave frequencies.

In fact, some doctors criticized recently, the introduction of tablets, smartphones, and wireless media as teaching in schools as “an uncritical acceptance of progress hype”. In an open letter complain about 20 doctors from “Doctors Working Group Digital Media in Stuttgart”, that the comments made in science and medicine concerns the use of digital media in schools were not being met.

“The correlation of the increase of overwork, headaches, ADHD and mental illness with the growing use of digital media is worrying,” said Ulmer psychiatrist and brain researcher Prof. Manfred Spitzer. According to the state of science whose harmfulness was clear that stress could also lead to impaired concentration, in addition to sperm damage to DNA strand breaks and thus cancer. The manufacturer, as well as the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, would already warning of a body-hugging use the equipment and require minimum distances, so the doctors. Neither school board nor health authority of the Hanseatic city could respond to such warnings.

Dirk Petersen, environmental expert at Consumer Hamburg , relativized: “There is in our view no reliable information, that it is harmful.” For the radiation was simply too small, so the expert. Ellen Kruse, a spokeswoman for the AG electrosmog the BUND Hamburg, however, criticized: “There are a lot of neutral studies showing that Wi-Fi is very harmful.” She called independent experts who educate in schools. Especially the combined use of up to 30 students comprehensive classes is questionable, so Kruse. The World Health Organization warn that mobile phone could possibly be carcinogenic. “We are the precautionary principle,” she said. However, the Bund was not hostile to progress and plead for a wired internet access in schools.

In its requests to the Senate it was Scheuerl also the subject of privacy statements and whether the legal guardian, adult students as well as teachers they would be and what would happen if they would not sign. The school board admitted now, just to check this straight. Scheuerl said: “The Authority had previously not carefully prepared.” However, the use of WLAN is from his point of view in order if they would agree. “The school used for the Internet research is important, but it is also about information literacy,” said Scheuerl. A general education he also called on the educational and learning psychological consequences, liability risks, technical issues, and copyright issues and risks.

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Biological Effects From RF Radiation and Implications for Smart Meters June 5 2013

Physicist, Ronald M. Powell (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1975) explains, in lay terms, the implications of the BioInitiative 2012 Report for Smart Meters and Smart Appliances.

He compares the low RF power density levels at which biological effects were reported in the RF Color Charts in the Report to the calculated RF power density levels that Smart Meters and Smart Appliances can produce.

Link to article on www.Scribd.com

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Smart Meter Status in California – Good and Bad

The Smart Meter Fight in California is not going well but there are some very credible people continuing to push the issues and I believe they will make gains in the near future.  I hope.

We, in BC Canada must pay attention to what is going on in California.  They are fighting the same battles as we are and we may learn something from their wins and losses.

See comments by JEROMY JOHNSON  on his web site http://www.emfanalysis.com

Also, see the actions of the president of the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission and a judge that have upheld the rights of the utility companies over the public.
http://www.emfanalysis.com/cpuc-testimony/

Also see this excellent article:
COMMENTS OF JEROMY JOHNSON ON PROPOSED DECISIONS OF COMMISSIONER MICHAEL PEEVEY AND ADMINISTRATIVE  LAW JUDGE AMY YIP-KIKUGAWA
http://www.emfanalysis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Comments-to-CPUC-November-2014.pdf

An excellent article that all of you should read.   It is only 15 pages with some interesting diagrams. As Jeromy stated, it seems that the commissioner and law judge are living in an alternate universe.

Example of content of this article.  New info for me at least.  Something to follow up on.

EMF Activation increases Free Radicals

Dirty Electricity – by Dr. Samuel Milham

Dirty Electricity - book cover

When Thomas Edison began wiring New York City with a direct current electricity distribution system in the 1880s, he gave humankind the magic of electric light, heat, and power;

in the process, though, he inadvertently opened a Pandora’s Box of unimaginable illness and death.

Dirty Electricity  (DE) tells the story of Dr. Samuel Milham, the scientist who first alerted the world about the frightening link between occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields and human disease.

Milham takes readers through his early years and education, following the twisting path that led to his discovery that most of the twentieth century diseases of civilization, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide, are caused by electromagnetic field exposure.

In the second edition, he explains how electrical exposure does its damage, and how electricity is causing  our current epidemics of asthma, diabetes and obesity.

Dr. Milham warns that because of the recent proliferation of radio frequency radiation from cell phones and towers, terrestrial antennas, Wi-Fi and Wi-max systems, broadband internet over power lines, and personal electronic equipment, we may be facing a looming epidemic of morbidity and mortality. In Dirty Electricity, he reveals the steps we must take, personally and as a society, to coexist with this marvelous but dangerous technology.

(I just copied the above from the Amazon web site)

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Wow,  I just purchased Dirty Electricity and read it all in one reading.  I found it engrossing and I think it will change my life.  Here are some of the main nuggets of information that I have dug out of this great book:

Dirty Electricity exists on all 60 Hz power,  mostly low amplitude but some extremely high and thus dangerous.

There is a a well proven relationship between Dirty Electricity and cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide,  Dr Milham details his detective work in finding first cancer clusters and then the Dirty Electricity that caused the cancers.

The power and communications industries do not want to know about Dr Milham’s findings and use their financial muscle to prevent him in many cases to fix the problems and then to publicize the findings.  In public hearing the Industry brings in high paid “experts” to say that there is no problem.  These expert either are stupid and do not know anything  or quite smart for accepting daily fees of $1,500 for their work and false testimony.  And, these fees are usually paid by the Power company who simply add the costs on to their operating costs which are paid for by the customers.  A no win/no win for the citizen/consumer.

Dr Milham found cancer clusters in various schools and found the source of the Dirty Electricity that caused the cancers and showed the school management how to fix the problem.  But in many cases the administration did not believe the science and thus did not fix the problem.  And so it seems that more teachers, and students were exposed to Dirty Electricity and the resulting increase in chances of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and suicide.

Dr Milham has worked closely with Stetzer Electric and promotes the use of their Dirty Electricity filters.  This is just Dr Milham finding the DE problem and Stetzer providing a fix.

Note –  Normal DE as measured by the Stetzer filters is 50 G/S units.   Dr Milham has measured DE as high as 20,000 G/S units.  And of course there were many health problems associated with these sites.

What to do?

1 – Purchase (or Borrow) the book and read it cover to cover.  I found it quite readable.  And it is not that expensive – $15 or less.  If you believe that Dr Milham is correct in his findings,  then you will know what you have to do.

2 – Measure the DE – Purchase (or borrow) a Stetzerizer meter and measure the DE in your house and other work spaces.  Test especially in areas where there might be lots of power transformers or near-by cell towers.

3 – Install DE Filters – If you have elevated Stetzer G/S reading,  say 250 or more, then purchase 10 – 20 filters to eliminate most of the DE.  This may cost $200-$300 but also may decrease your chances of cancer and related health problems.   Note that there are other manufacturers of DE filters.  Do your due diligence about what is best to get and go for it.  Lots of stuff on the web.

 

 

Class Action Lawsuit – Current Status

This newsletter is to bring you up to date on the current status of the Class Action Civil Lawsuit against BC Hydro, to inform you of the court timeline for submissions and court hearings, and to let you know we are going to need every one of you who believes in justice, truth and freedom to keep supporting this lawsuit with your time, effort and valuable donations!

 We cannot allow ourselves to be divided and conquered, so we are asking as we never have before that you get on board with this lawsuit and keep it alive, so we will have the chance of winning back our rights, no matter which political party is in power.

 Read the whole Status Report here