- The HESA (Standing Committee on Health) report on Safety Code 6 is out. Lots of recommendations, disappointingly weak, many of which were made in 2010 after that HESA meeting, none of which were followed up on. There are admissions that there IS evidence of harm – so what are we waiting for? Proof?? Where is the concept of precaution, especially where children are concerned? There are some important points made in the report, like the following, and these should be shared widely:
“The [HESA] Committee agrees that the potential risks of exposure to RF fields are a serious public health issue that needs to be brought to the attention of Canadians so that they have the knowledge to use wireless devices responsibly and are able to make decisions about the use of wireless devices in a manner that protects their health and the health of their families.”
The industry is out in full force, twisting the report and ensuring that the message that experts are warning that RF is dangerous is not heard. I hope you will comment. Kendall is an expert??
- The smart meters used in BC do not work for large condos or apartment buildings because the signals are not strong enough to go through all the concrete walls. Hydro has attempted to put cellular relays on buildings without informing the owners or getting permission, but this has not gone over well in some instances. This means that the smart meters need to be manually read. In Japan the grid they are using is a combination of wired and wireless both of which are filled with health problems. So the Vancouver landlord is being sued for not allowing something that will have to be manually read and could cause fires. This makes no sense.
- A new study shows that medical personnel need to keep their wireless devices (pagers, tablets, etc) far enough away from medical devices to prevent interference that could harm the patient. The same applies to wifi, cellphones, smeters that could interfere with medical devices like pacemakers and deep brain implants.
“In a study published recently in IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science assessed the risk that a medical device will malfunction when radio waves that emanate from portable devices like tablet computers are present in a hospital room.”
- Non RF or smart meter issue, but something that shows that Health Canada is endangering our lives in more ways than one. This agency needs to be shut down entirely, and replaced with a department that is not influenced by industry. Even the US is banning trans fats, but Health Canada is going to wait and see…..
- Below is important information if you have a Shaw modem
From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: June 17, 2015 9:20 PM
Cc: ‘firstname.lastname@example.org‘; ‘email@example.com‘
Subject: Hydro suing Vancouver Landlord because they can’t prove meters are safe
Dear Sir or Madam,
This lawsuit is the height of harassment. All Mr. Jackanin has ever asked for is proof that the smart meters are safe. Many people have been asking for this same proof before agreeing to having one put on their homes, and BC Hydro has harassed, bullied, and lied. People have been threatened with loss of power during the cold winter, despite having young children or being ill. People have been pushed around verbally and physically. Homes and personal property have been damaged. Yet BC Hydro faces no retribution by either the BCUC or the government.
There is serious evidence from independent scientists that RF radiation is harmful. It is a 2b carcinogen like lead, DDT, HIV and many industrial chemicals. Hundreds of independent scientists have performed thousands of peer reviewed studies showing that prolonged exposure can cause various types of health problems ranging from sleep and neurological disorders, to fertility and cardiac problems, even DNA damage and cancer. I would be happy to share a huge library of studies I’ve collected over the years, or to put you in touch with some of the world renowned scientists who are warning us that RF/microwave radiation should be avoided.
Also there have been fires and many failures with the meters overheating and melting. These are made of combustible plastic where analogs were made of glass and metal. The ITRON meters contain lithium metal batteries, which are being banned by many airlines. They can explode and burn when heated as they will be when sitting in the summer sun, or exposed to moisture like condensation. They have remote disconnect switches which were found to be the cause of fires in places like Saskatchewan and Oregon.
Further the meters are being put into a meter base that was designed and certified to hold an analog (non electrical) meter and not an electrical digital or smart meter. As far as we know these meters have not been certified safe as is required by law. Utility equipment is exempt from CSA certification on the condition that it is certified by a professional electrical engineer licensed by BC. (http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/12_100_2004#section21) When asked for this certification BC Hydro said they don’t have one.
In Texas there have been many ITRON Openway smart meters (the same used in BC) that have burned. In a lawsuit testimony described how the meter blades were thinner than the analog which caused a gap which led to arcing and fires. http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Reed_Answering_Brief-1.pdf page 8 Design flaws led to “palettes” of burned meters, but customers were to be told it was their meter base that caused the problem.
Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms says that no government or government agency can force us to use something for which there is justifiable reason for concern. There definitely is reason for concern and Mr. Jackanin is right to protect his tenants and the owner’s property.
If you would like more information about anything that I’ve said, please let me know.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
Information from a member. The member confirmed that Shaw did agree to provide the older model where the wi-fi can be disabled permanently.
ATTENTION: Shaw cable and other cable internet providers have been supplying a new model of wireless modem/router – the Motorola SURFboard SBG6782 pictured below which has two separate wi-fi networks on two different frequencies – 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz – BOTH need to be disabled separately. I have a client who has one of these in their home and is sensitive so decided to disable the wi-fi. After disabling the wi-fi three separate times it seemingly “re-enabled” automatically.
I spoke with Shaw support – apparently this most recent model “force re-enables” the wi-fi as it this model NOT designed to have the wi-fi permanently disabled – not a bug but a feature. Go figure – as a senior IT consultant I find this the height of idiocy and inconvenience.
We requested that Shaw will swap out this most up to date model for the last model they offered where the wi-fi can be disabled permanently.