- The smeters send signals to and receive signals from collectors, devices that hold up to 8 transmitters. These are placed on hydro or telephone poles right outside homes, often mere feet from bedroom windows. These are cell transmitters and one day could be sending cell, wifi and other signals in addition to Hydro’s signals. I submitted a Freedom of Information request to Hydro asking for the locations of these collectors. They refused, saying the locations were secret due to security. Whose security? Certainly not ours. We have a right to know if there is a cell transmitter outside our doors. May I ask that each of you demand this information from BC Hydro – email@example.com and copy the normal scoundrels. They think they can hide information that affects our health, our property values, and our security. Please, if we all push for this information, and then complain to the ombudsperson and the privacy commissioner when they refuse to give it, Hydro will have to relent. We have the power of numbers.
- A member found sites where new glass globes for analogs can be bought. An electrician remove a cracked analog globe and put this new one on, without Fortis’s or Hydro’s knowledge. No tampering with the analog and all is fixed.
- Hawaii Senator Calls for Cell Phone Radiation Warning Labels on Cell Phones. He simply is asking that the wording that is in the manuals be put on the phone where people will see it. The industry will scream that this will scare people, as they did in Berkeley a couple of weeks ago. Please encourage your MP to support Terence Young’s bill C 648. We have the right to know.
- Below is more information from a member about the lithium metal battery which hydro denies is in the smeter. More evidence that Hydro is either ridiculously and dangerously ill-informed, or just deceitful. Either way, this dangerous battery is on close to 1.8 million homes.
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: May 23, 2015 1:35 PM
To: ‘Health, HLTH HLTH:EX’
Cc: ‘OfficeofthePremier, Office PREM:EX’; ‘Darcy.MLA, Judy LASS:EX’; ‘Horgan.MLA, John LASS:EX’; ‘email@example.com‘; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘; ‘Minister, HLTH HLTH:EX’
Subject: In confession lies the promise of salvation
Dear Dr. Kendall:
Your position on Wi-Fi has always been clear to us, sir. Ours has not been clear to you.
We realize that yours is a political position and, as such, you have a responsibility to toe the party line. But when that party line would have you violate your Hippocratic Oath to do no harm and you do so willingly, even enthusiastically, we wonder at the damage to your psyche that is the inevitable consequence.
Matthew 6:24 provides us with the insight that you cannot serve two masters. You will love the one and hate the other. I assure you, Dr. Kendall, the citizens of British Columbia know where your allegiance lies and we do feel the pain.
You are not the first doctor compelled to choose between two conflicting gods. Faustus chose to pay obeisance to the Prince of Darkness and, in doing so, gained his temporal treasures. But as you well know, when he ‘shuffled off this mortal coil’, salvation was denied him.
A State of Grace is still within your grasp, Dr. Kendall. But to gain it, you must no longer bow down to the Powers of Darkness. Turn away from indiscretions in the service of this dark force and resolve never again to betray the trust that the citizens under your guardianship have so innocently placed in you. Shine the light, Dr. Kendall, on the machinations of your political overlords and, by actions such as these, gain redemption in our eyes.
And then, perhaps, resign? To disallow the lure of backsliding. (Galatians 4:9:11)
Dennis Noble (AA, BAE, MS, PhD)
From: Health, HLTH HLTH:EX [mailto:HLTH.Health@gov.bc.ca]
Sent: May 21, 2015 10:40 AM
Cc: OfficeofthePremier, Office PREM:EX; Darcy.MLA, Judy LASS:EX; Horgan.MLA, John LASS:EX; email@example.com; ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘; Minister, HLTH HLTH:EX
Subject: Ministry of Health Response 1034554
Dennis and Sharon Noble
Dear Dennis and Sharon Noble:
I seek to make my position on Wi-Fi clear.
I state, as do many other scientific bodies, including most recently, the Royal Society of Canada Expert Panel, (the Panel) that “the balance of evidence at this time does not indicate negative health effects from exposure to RF energy below the limits recommended in Safety Code 6”. This report is available on both the Royal Society and Health Canada websites.
The panel reviewed the evidence for a wide variety of negative health impacts from exposure to RF energy, including cancer, cognitive and neurologic effects, male and female reproductive effects, developmental effects, cardiac function and heart rate variability, electromagnetic hypersensitivity, and adverse health effects in susceptible regions of the eye.
The overall conclusions are consistent with those arrived at by other review panels including the International Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and the National Collaborating Centre for Environment and Health (NCCEH).
I am aware that on the basis of some studies that find an association between long term cellphone usage and ipsilateral intracranial tumours, the IARC has classified RF as a Class 2(b) possible human carcinogen. However, whether the association is causal and if so by what mechanism and whether this has any relevance to broader Wi-Fi exposures, as the Panel notes, is far from clear.
The Panel did note that there are many additional studies ongoing and that it is possible that the findings of future studies may alter the balance of the evidence.
I note also that Health Canada, on the basis of recommendations made by the Panel, as a result of recent dosimetry studies, is revising some frequency range exposure recommendations to ensure larger safety margins for all Canadians including newborn infants and children.
The 150 studies that you refer to as being deliberately excluded from the panel review, will now be examined by Health Canada. I will review their assessments carefully to see if they change the present balance of evidence.
OBC, MBBS, MHSc, FRCPC
Provincial Health Officer
Office of the Premier of British Columbia
Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health
Judy Darcy, MLA, New Westminster and Opposition Health Critic
John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca and Leader NDP
Abderrachid Zitouni, Radiation Specialist, BC Centre for Disease Control
Mike Smyth, Columnist, The Province
From a member to the Valley Voice newspaper. I know it would be appreciated by the author if you would share widely.
It turns out that Smart Meters are more dangerous than any of us knew. No matter what BC Hydro or Fortis claim, these things are extremely dangerous. We have been led to believe that the meters have a Lithium ion battery installed in them. Well, it turns out the batteries in these meters are Lithium Metal batteries (Li-SOCl2).
I sent a letter to Chris Reimer at BC Hydro asking him to tell me what kind of battery is in the Itron smart meters that they have installed. This is the response I received from Michael in the Smart Meter Department. Was Mr Reimer to busy to reply himself? “The type of battery BC Hydro Smart Meters use is not Lithium Metal or Lithium Ion. Since 2011 BC Hydro has used Centron OpenWay meters manufactured by Itron to serve its residential customers. Just like pace makers, clocks and cameras, these meters contain lithium batteries. Lithium batteries are used in critical devices because they have a long life span.” I also made an inquiry to Itron and this was their response. “Our Openway Smart meters have a TADIRAN type TL-4902 battery which is a Lithium Battery that powers the clock circuit during a power outage. This is a recyclable battery that is soldered to the module and is expected to last the life of the meter.” The Tadiran type TL – 4920 is a Lithium, Lithium Thionyl Chloride (ER/TL/LS) battery. It is a Lithium metal battery. So if Hydro wants to dispute the danger of these batteries and say they don’t use them we now have it right from the proverbial horse’s mouth (Itron) that Hydro is lying to us all.
These batteries are a lot more unstable than the Lithium Ion battery. FMC Lithium has published a guide to Lithium. This guide includes how to handle, use and store this dangerous metal.
In the section Properties of Lithium metal “Lithium metal is flammable and air and water sensitive”. So just imagine if the cheap plastic housing on the smart meter on your home gets a crack in it. Air can get in through cracks and so can water. These conditions will more than likely affect the Lithium metal battery and if not caught in time your house could suffer fire damage.
Plus if a smart meter is on the south side of your home it will get all day sun shining on it. In summer when the temperature reaches 26 – 30C the south side of the house heats up to much higher temperatures and that is enough for these smart meters to catch fire.
“Special fire fighting procedures are required when lithium metal is involved in a fire due to its high reactivity.
- Facilities with lithium metal on site should notify local authorities to plan appropriate emergency response.
- Permissible extinguishers (for lithium only) include graphite, copper powder, and Lith-X (Ansul).
- Water, sand, and carbon dioxide should NOT be used.
- Wear full protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus approved for fire fighting to protect against the hazards of heat, products of combustion and oxygen deficiency.
- Lithium metal can reignite after fire is initially extinguished. Never leave extinguished fire unattended.”
This information is from the FMC Lithium safety guide.
On Dec 14 changes were made in Ottawa on Lithium Metal batteries.
” The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced a suite of amendments to Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR). The updates include a ban on transporting lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger flights in Canada, as well as new labelling and Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) requirements for certain dangerous goods.”
There have been smart meters replaced because they had condensation in them and that is enough to start a fire. No matter what lies BC Hydro tells us, there have been fires in this province that were caused by smart meters. It is also true that BC Hydro have removed the burnt meters illegally from fire sites before the Fire Dept can properly investigate. During a TV interview at the sight of a fire in the Okanagan a BC Hydro spokesperson told a fire captain that the meter would be sent to Hydro’s lab to be checked out. BC Hydro now says there is no such lab and they are just sent back to the manufacturer as they are under warranty.
The Saskatchewan government called a halt to their smart meter program after 8 fires were caused by these meters. They are in the process of removing all smart meters that had been installed and are reverting back to analogue meters.
BC Hydro says that there have been no fires in BC that have been caused by these meters but that is not the truth. Our Fire Service does not have a code for a smart meter fire and only report as an electrical fire. Only a handful of fires have been reported as there was not much damage done in others. To read the full extent of fires in BC caused with smart meter involvement go to http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/truthaboutfires/
The information is all there. We need to fight BC Hydro and Fortis to get these dangerous meters off of our homes and businesses ASAP.