- Monitoring of RF levels is left up to corporations in Canada and the US. Independent tests in the US showed that a high percentage of cell towers or buildings with multiple transmitters often emitted levels far in excess of the allowable limits. People in Toronto have found similar areas of surplus levels. A recent report in Serbia showed there, too, levels were being exceeded in some instance. The ICNIRP levels to which they refer are equal to the old Safety Code 6 (pre-May 2015) and the current US levels. I don’t have the Serbian exposure limits but I will put in red in the excerpt below what the Canadian limit is vs. the Serbian one. The link is not available to non-subscribers, so excerpts from the report are provided below, in “letters”. Monitoring should not be left to chance or to the corporations (fox in the henhouse scenario).
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION MEASUREMENTS IN THE VICINITY OF GSM/UMTS BASE STATION INSTALLED ON BUILDINGS IN SERBIA
Koprivica M, Slavkovic V, Neskovic N, Neskovic A. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION MEASUREMENTS IN THE VICINITY OF GSM/UMTS BASE STATION INSTALLED ON BUILDINGS IN SERBIA. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2015 Jul 30. pii: ncv372. [Epub ahead of print]
As a result of dense deployment of public mobile base stations, additional electromagnetic (EM) radiation occurs in the modern human environment. At the same time, public concern about the exposure to EM radiation emitted by such sources has increased. In order to determine the level of radio frequency radiation generated by base stations, extensive EM field strength measurements were carried out for 664 base station locations, from which 276 locations refer to the case of base stations with antenna system installed on buildings. Having in mind the large percentage (42 %) of locations with installations on buildings, as well as the inevitable presence of people in their vicinity, a detailed analysis of this location category was performed. Measurement results showed that the maximum recorded value of total electric field strength has exceeded International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection general public exposure reference levels at 2.5 % of locations and Serbian national reference levels at 15.6 % of locations. It should be emphasized that the values exceeding the reference levels were observed only outdoor, while in indoor total electric field strength in no case exceeded the defined reference levels.
- It is becoming harder and harder for accurate, non-industry slanted info. to reach the public. Even the New York Times is misrepresenting science re. cell phones.
- Phone scam that began a couple of years ago when Hydro was at its peak of intimidating and threatening its customers is continuing, now with both Fortis BC and Hydro customers. Kelowna is being hit hard. Please, pass this on to friends and relatives. Too bad that the people are being treated so badly by BC Hydro and Fortis BC that this sort of scam doesn’t seem immediately appear odd.
- A state in Austria is tightening the exposure guidelines, including “To replace existing wireless networks whenever possible with networks that emit less radiation at schools, preschools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other public facilities…”
Progress in South Tyrol: “Applying the Precautionary Principle”
Innovations at the State Parliament of South Tyrol (Landtag Südtirol): In a decision from 10 June 2015, a responsible implementation of Wi-Fi and cell phone networks as well as RF radiation exposure guidelines has been announced. The majority of the State Parliament decided allowing the application of the precautionary principle.
- Lethbridge, Alb. is installing smart meters and lying about it. If these things are so great, why try fooling the public by calling them something else?
Subject: Fire safety concern
Date: August 4, 2015 at 8:54:40 AM PDT
To: “Complaints BCUC:EX” <Complaints@bcuc.com>
Mr. Wruck –
Sharon Noble copied me a quote from an email you sent her Jul 24, 2015, namely:
“In the Commission’s decision regarding FortisBC’s AMI program, the Commission determined that the meters being installed by FortisBC are safe and appropriate for installation . . . “.
As a retired professional engineer, I would like to point out I disagree with the Commission’s determination and would like to be put in touch with those who made the determination to discuss differences of belief/opinion.
… exposure to RF EM field should be monitored on a regular basis because of expected tremendous growth of traffic in future wireless networks (3) and dense implementation of small cells with base station installed closer to users (4).
The stimulating effects are short-term effects that occur in the frequency range up to 100 kHz and reflect themselves as stimulation of peripheral nerves and muscles (6).
… over 1700 base station locations of five GSM/UMTS mobile operators in Serbia and in Montenegro (TELEKOM, TELENOR, VIP, PROMONTE, T-MOBILE) were analysed by simulation and/or measurements.
The general public exposure reference levels adopted in Serbia are presented in Table 1. For electric field strength, the Serbian reference levels have 2.5 times lower values compared with ICNIRP ones. According to this regulation, electric field strength reference level at 900, 1800 and 2100 MHz equals to 16.5,(32.11) 23.3 (40.69) and 24.4 (42.9) V per m, respectively. These reference levels are specifically defined for the so-called sensitive environments, related to residential areas, schools, preschools, homes, hospitals, maternity wards, parks, markets, tourist facilities and playgrounds. This law and related regulations were adopted in 2009.
… several clear conclusions can be drawn:
In the close vicinity (1–2 m) of antenna system installed on the roof edge, outdoor maximum values of the electric filed strength exceeded ICNIRP reference levels for general public and Serbian national reference levels ….
For indoor measurements, the obtained maximum values of the electric filed strength did not exceed ICNIRP and Serbian reference levels ….
… in the case of antenna system installed on the mast on the roof, maximum values are not found next to the mast, but at slightly larger distances, for both outdoor and indoor measurements. This is a direct consequence of the vertical radiation pattern of the antennas. Namely, the antennas have relatively small gains for the area on the roof in the close vicinity of mast.
.. with antenna system mounted on the first floor height, maximum values of electric field strength are not found next to the building, but at slightly larger distances (8–10 m).
… the ICNIRP reference levels for general public were exceeded at 2.5 % of all locations (2 industrial and 5 office buildings). On the other hand, Serbian national reference levels were exceeded at 15.6 % of all locations (10 industrial, 24 office and 9 residential buildings) for outdoor measurements. It should not be forgotten that all of these results were obtained on building roofs in areas in which people do not reside and even in most cases do not have access at all.
… indoor total electric field strength in no case exceeded ICNIRP and Serbian national reference levels (Figure 4b).
.., future research will be focused on the increase in general public exposure to EM radiation caused by the additional development of mobile networks and the introduction of new technologies.
Newsletter prepared by Sharon Noble
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