2015-06-28 List of cancer clusters near cell transmitters.

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  • Industry is eager to find  ways to use all of our data being gathered and that will be gathered:

We’re only using 1 percent of all data

What McKinsey found in its analysis of more than 150 Internet of Things use cases was that we’re simply not taking advantage of all the data that sensors and RFID tags are cranking out 24/7. In some cases, says McKinsey, we may be using only 1 percent of all the data out there. And even then, we’re only using the data for simple things such as anomaly detection and control systems – we’re not taking advantage of the other 99 percent of the data for tasks such as optimization and prediction.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2015/06/24/6-reasons-why-were-underhyping-the-internet-of-things/

 

  • For those fighting cell towers, here is a list of cancer clusters that have been provided by a member. If you find others, would you please send to me so we can update the list? I am sure there are clusters right here in BC but most people aren’t aware of it.

 http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/CANCER-CLUSTERS-NEAR-CELL-TOWERS.pdf

 

  • A report that warns about use of Smart phones near pacemakers. 1 in 308 suffered interference which could result in serious consequences. That isn’t a significant percentage, unless/until you are that 1. Similar interference has been associated with other wireless devices, and warnings has been given about other medical devices, e.g. deep brain implants. Wireless devices interfere with each other and electronic devices.

 http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Arrhythmias/52248

 

  • Quite a few studies show reduced and deformed sperm associated with cell phone use. Here is another that confirms earlier results;   http://bit.ly/1GP0ga3

        Excerpts

In the present study it was found that certain characteristics of cell phone usage are highly associated with low sperm concentration. Several studies have reported observational data on exposure to cell phone radiation and sperm parameters. The main strength of the current study is the detailed information on many characteristics of cell phone usage.

Talking on a cell phone for more than one hour per day was associated with an elevated rate of abnormal sperm concentration. This concurs with the results of Agarwal et al., who reported that talking for a duration of more than 4 h/day on a cell phone was associated with a lower sperm count, as well as a lower number of viable sperm, motility and morphology ( Agarwal et al., 2008). Similarly, longer daily transmission time on cell phones was associated with a lower proportion of rapid progressive motile sperm ( Fejes et al., 2005).

The lack of association found between cell phone usage and sperm motility, a finding that has been demonstrated in previous studies, may be due to differences in criteria for sperm motility between WHO 1999 and 2010 manuals for reference values for semen parameters.

The participants in this study, who reported talking on their phones while the device was being charged, were more likely to have abnormal semen concentration. To our knowledge, this aspect of cell phone use has not been previously addressed. During charging of cell phones, two changes occur: (i) the external power source by itself emits energy; and (ii) due to the continuous supply of energy from the external source, the device transmits at a higher power, without the need for energy saving, in contrast to the usual talking mode.

 

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Letters:

 

I have yet to receive a response, even an acknowledgement from anyone. We need to get word out. Please share this info with friends, MLAs, the local media.

 

From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:dsnoble@shaw.ca]
Sent: June 12, 2015 1:59 PM
To:smartmeters@bchydro.com‘; ‘greg.reimer@bchydro.com‘; ‘jessica.macdonald@bchydro.com‘; ‘michael.mulcahy@fortisbc.com
Cc:dennis.swanson@fortisbc.com‘; ‘commission.secretary@bcuc.com‘; Bill Bennett (mem.minister@gov.bc.ca); Christy Clark (premier@gov.bc.ca); John Horgan. Leader NDP; ‘Ian.Dix.mla@leg.bc.ca‘; ‘gary.holman.mla@leg.bc.ca‘; ‘jane.shin.mla@leg.bc.ca
Subject: RE: Smart meters remote disconnect switch, precautionary action

Dear Mr. Reimer, Ms. MacDonald, and Mr. Mulcahy,

I fully realize that it will take time for you to prepare a considered response to my letter below, but I have not received an acknowledgement from any of you. This is a matter of public safety that must not be ignored any longer than it already has been.

 

I would like to be able to tell the many 1000s of Coalition members that you share our concerns about the hazards posed by these devices and that you are taking the issue of proximity of smart meters to gas lines, propane tanks, and other flammable materials seriously.

Sincerely,

Sharon Noble

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From: Dennis and Sharon Noble [mailto:dsnoble@shaw.ca]
Sent: June 4, 2015 8:33 AM
To:smartmeters@bchydro.com‘; ‘greg.reimer@bchydro.com‘; ‘jessica.macdonald@bchydro.com‘; ‘michael.mulcahy@fortisbc.com
Cc:dennis.swanson@fortisbc.com‘; ‘commission.secretary@bcuc.com‘; Bill Bennett (mem.minister@gov.bc.ca); Christy Clark (premier@gov.bc.ca); John Horgan. Leader NDP; ‘Ian.Dix.mla@leg.bc.ca‘; ‘gary.holman.mla@leg.bc.ca‘; ‘jane.shin.mla@leg.bc.ca

Subject: Smart meters remote disconnect switch, precautionary action

Dear Mr. Reimer, Ms. MacDonald and Mr. Mulcahy,

As you know, smart meters’ remote disconnect switch  has been implicated in fires across North America. This has been identified by independent electrical engineers as one of the several design flaws of the ITRON Openway smart meter that BC Hydro and Fortis BC are and have been installing on homes.

Hydro-Quebec has been told to ensure that no smart meter is closer than 3 meters from any stationary gas tank because of the potential fire risk. It is visiting every home and deactivating the remote disconnect switch, as described in the article below.

“The RBQ is of the opinion that a next-generation meter should be located at least three metres from a stationary propane tank. Hydro-Québec employees are currently making the rounds of customers who have outdoor meters to make sure that there is enough clearance. Remote service interruption is totally safe for the close to a million customers who have their meters indoors.

Hydro-Québec would like to reassure its customers. Only one of the new meter’s functions—remote service interruption—is in question. Although the risk has not been confirmed, Hydro-Québec is eliminating any potential risk by deactivating this function.”

http://news.hydroquebec.com/en/press-releases/779/regulation-clearance-between-propane-tank-and-next-generation-meter-hydro-quebec-releases-survey-data/

This fire risk applies similarly to any situation where the ITRON smart meter is near any flammable material, such as chemicals/paints in garages or sawdust in mills.  

 

What precautionary steps are BC Hydro and Fortis BC taking to reduce the risk of fire caused by the remote disconnect switch?

 

For your information, another smart meter exploded a few days ago, this one in Collingwood, Ontario. Fortunately the home is made of brick so there was so fire. If that had occurred, with the meter so close to the gas line, a major incident would have ensued.

http://www.torontosun.com/2015/06/03/crisis-averted-as-ont-smart-meter-explodes-next-to-gas-line

I look forward to receiving a response to this important question at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely
Sharon Noble

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