2016-03-29 RF is like asbestos — there is no safe use but Health Canada allows both

 

  • Wireless radiation has been called the tobacco of the 21st century. Independent scientists warn of a tsunami of health claims that our health system will not be able to handle. Yet Health Canada and provincial health officials keep saying the indisputable proof isn’t there yet – we have to prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that it is harmful, while industry is able to proliferate this technology that has not been proven to be safe throughout our environment and even into our homes and schools. Just like asbestos – the government is too eager to satisfy industry.

“When you look at the No. 1 [occupational] disease that people are going to die from, asbestos is right up there,” said Dr. Andréane Chénier, national health and safety specialist with the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Hundreds of people are dying from asbestos-related diseases every year, “and you know this is going to be a very slow, very painful death. It’s heart wrenching to watch, and there’s no cure. But it’s preventable – we know this stuff is bad.”

“There is no safe use. People keep saying oh no, there are safe ways to use it – no there aren’t. There aren’t because it’s not fibres you can see, it’s the fibres you can’t see.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/pressure-mounts-on-ottawa-to-join-wide-ban-on-asbestos/article29401280/

 

  • An article about how industries mislead people into believing that products like asbestos and wireless $$meters are safe: THE MAN WHO STUDIES THE SPREAD OF IGNORANCE! BCHydro, this government, Health Canada, and the wireless industry all promote or allow these products by use of agnotology.  We need to keep fighting their spread of ignorance with truth and facts.

Agnotology is the study of wilful acts to spread confusion and deceit, usually to sell a product or win favour.

 “I was exploring how powerful industries could promote ignorance to sell their wares. Ignorance is power… and agnotology is about the deliberate creation of ignorance.”

 http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160105-the-man-who-studies-the-spread-of-ignorance

 

  • More re. concrete poles being replaced:

 “In the Vernon area, just last week- several concrete poles were replaced on Silver Star Rd- between Blackcomb Way & Foothills Drive. I’m not sure of the history as to when this section of road, & the foothills subdivision went in. ‘tho I’ve been here since 2004 … maybe 25 yrs old ?”

 “The concrete pole replacement is going on right in N Saanich… One was replaced in front of my house near the ferry last week.  Also several on Landsend Road nearby”


  • A recommendation a member asked me to share:

 “I have just finished reading Ted Koppel’s book ‘Lights Out” it is amazing, insightful and loaded with concern from those that are in the know. I say it is an absolute must read for anyone concerned about electrical grid security, cyberattack or emp. If one of these two should ever occur we are in for a very very rough ride before the grid can be repaired.”  Product Details  “Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath”  Oct 27, 2015  by Ted Koppel

 

  • A good YouTube that summarizes well a lot of the information that has been gathered by many of us over the last couple of years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MfiNYzdi24

 

  • An enterprising fellow in Ontario has made a business of finding errors in Hydro One’s bills for companies.  Imagine what errors are being made in BC and are not being caught.

 “After reading the scathing report by former provincial Ombudsman Andre Marin documenting how thousands of companies had been overcharged by Hydro One, Poteck started working with companies to fix their hydro bills.

He’s been in business just one year, yet he’s recovered $4.3 million in over billing. And it’s not just Hydro One who’s guilty of overcharging its customers. He’s recovered money from 19 different utilities”

http://www.torontosun.com/2016/03/29/meet-the-hydro-bill-whisperer

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Letters:

In response to a fund-raising letter from John Horgan to a member:

From: X
Sent: March 28, 2016 3:21 PM
To: John Horgan <info@bcndp.ca>
Subject: Re: Let me be blunt

Mr. Horgan:

A number of us have repeatedly requested your assistance with regard to Smart Meters on our personal residences, and have been met with deaf ears by your party, the official Opposition.  Most times we don’t even get the courtesy of a reply.  This is a very important issue to us because of our health concerns and also the safety and security of our own personal haven–our homes.   We understood it was to be a choice, but obviously it was a carrot held out for us to try and catch, when all the while the Liberals, via BC Hydro, were only taking our money while we retained our analogue meters, knowing full well they were going to force us in the end to their own devious plans.  You have not helped us out one iota!  Yes, we do need to stop Christy Clark, but we also need a party that is going to listen to its constituents and follow through with their requests.  Unfortunately, the NDP have so far failed to do that, or to even indicate they care, when it comes to smart meters.  Not everyone can tolerate the excess radiation all around us.  We at least wish to keep it out of our homes.  We do not have WiFi in our homes, nor cell phones or laptops or DECT phones.

(x’s husband)  has 28 years of experience in electronics and lithium batteries and has experienced first-hand the damage they can do when they explode, and the extreme danger of the gases they give off. The lithium battery in the smart meters make them a ticking time bomb, especially if any condensation appears within that meter, and most of them are located on the outside of our homes, exposed to all weather conditions.   This is not a matter we take lightly, and we are not opposing smart meters just for the sake of it.  We understand the danger and the risks, and choose to protect our home and well-being.  We are being pro-active, not reactive.

X

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Sent: March 28, 2016 3:02 PM
To: jessica.macdonald@bchydro.com; daren.sanders@bchydro.com
Cc: commission.secretary@bcuc.com; mem.minister@gov.bc.ca; adrian.dix.mla@leg.bc.ca; john.horgan.mla@leg.bc.ca
Subject: Fwd: Analog meter safety

Dear Ms. MacDonald,

Re: BC Hydro Account #####

I sent you by registered mail my response to BC Hydro’s latest tactic to attempt to remove my analog meter and replace it with a smart meter aka combustible electronic meter. I received the email below from ‘Michael’ no last name and no staff identity number. ‘Michael’s” email is an unacceptable response which does not answer my concerns nor does it provide me with any assurance of safety. In fact what is stated is nonsense and it is clear that ‘Michael’ chose a number of statements from a list of ‘cut and paste’ responses.  This is an unacceptable way to respond to my registered letter in which I express grave concerns. I am a customer who has paid her bills faithfully for 40 plus years including the $36.22 monthly ‘legacy fee’ even though my meter is read every two months or less.

BC Hydro has been exchanging meters with the power on (live exchanges) however this does NOT mean it is safe or acceptable by CSA standards.  There have been many instances of fires and damages that have occurred during live meter exchanges. I will NOT allow this to occur on my home.  If my analog meter expires at the end of 2016 I will accept an analog meter only.

The CSA has said that the meter base is NOT meant to shut off the power and I quote:

http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/general-standards/c222-no-115-14/invt/27007642014   section 1.5:
Meter-mounting devices, as covered by this Standard, are not intended to be used as load-making or load-breaking devices.

This means that Hydro should never be exchanging any meters with the power on, and smart meters, given their combustibility make this practice even more dangerous.

The meter base is CSA certified but only in conjunction with the analog and has never certified the base to hold anything other than the analog. With the admission by industry sources that these smart meters are fire hazards, until and unless they are certified by the CSA to be safe, I will not accept a smart meter with or without the transmitter turned off.

Furthermore I will consider BC Hydro to be trespassing and in breach of contract should there be any attempt to remove my analog meter.

Sincerely,

Y

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Sharon

 “When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.”  Thomas Jefferson.

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