2016-12-22 Expert calls smeters’ risk to health inexcusable.

1)     Dr. Don Maisch, a long time researcher on the effects of RF and the conflicts of interest in the agencies seeing standards, has shared his submission to the Australian utility commission. A link to his entire submission is embedded in the link below.

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Lindsay Tuffin, the editor of Tasmanian Times has placed my entire submission to the Australian Energy Regulator on TasNetworks proposed change on the TT here:

http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/weblog/article/smart-meters-the-adverse-effects-on-health-/

Even though some time ago TasNetworks was not in favour of a smart meter rollout in the state, ‘hidden hands’ have changed their minds. Now it is essentially a smart meter mandate by stealth. Change the way electrical consumption is charged to a Time-of-Use system and thereby bringing in smart meters. Interesting that a number of important energy strategy policy calls for comment are happening over the holidays…..

From a public health perspective, the suggestive evidence that smart meter RF emissions may be having an adverse health impact calls for an urgent research effort. Even if the number of affected people is small, the sheer number of people exposed represents a potentially significant public health risk. To dismiss this possibility simply as just a nocebo effect without undertaking a serious research effort is inexcusable.”

2)    There are many groups and individuals working to spread the word about the health issues, some through blogs, some through books, etc. Here is another terrific website with lots of good info that Katie Singer has been building and contributing to for many years.

http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/continue-work/

3)    Olle Johansson and Orjan Hallberg have presented many studies showing that exposure to EMF can cause melanoma.

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http://www.tetrawatch.net/papers/fm_melanoma_sweden_4321.pdf 

“Not a sunshine story”.  Often the melanoma appears on parts of the body not exposed to sunshine. Recent stats show a dramatic increase in melanomas in the US over the last few years, greater than any other cancer. I see no reference to the relationship between RF and melanoma in these articles.

“The authors reported on melanoma incidence rates 6 years ago (Arch Dermatol. 2010;146:318). A comparison of rates showed that from 2009 to 2016, the incidence rates per 100,000 population grew from 22.2 to 23.6. The current lifetime risk of developing invasive melanoma is now 1 in 54, a jump from 1 in 58.

“There does appear to be an increase in the incidence of melanoma in the US,” said Dr Glazer. “Some have speculated that this incidence increase is due to the detection of early/in situ lesions alone, but we are seeing increases in all thicknesses of melanoma as well as in the mortality rate associated with melanoma.”

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/873552

“The incidence rate of melanoma has doubled since 1973. The United States has experienced a dramatic increase in the number of melanoma cases over the past few decades. The incidence of melanoma has increased 15 times in the last 40 years. This is a more rapid increase than for any other cancer. 3  In the United Kingdom, a similar increase in the incidence has been seen. 4”

https://www.aimatmelanoma.org/about-melanoma/melanoma-stats-facts-and-figures/

4)    Concerns about privacy and the sale of data to 3rd parties has been downplayed by BC Hydro, telling people they have encrypted the data so there is no threat. As if their encryption is better than the banks, governments, and military – all of whom have been hacked. But of more concern is the utilities’ possible plan to sell data third parties, getting permission through subterfuge.

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“The next Big Data threat to our privacy may come from the electricity we consume in our homes.

“Smart” online power meters are tracking energy use — and that data may soon be worth more than the electricity they distribute.”

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/energy-electricity-data-use-113901

5)    Dr. Mercola has an article about the importance of sleep, and the relationship between blue light and melatonin.  Computer screens, etc. emit blue light and we all need to take precautions to ensure that our sleep is sound so that we can cope with and recover from the exposure to RF during the day. I have recommended that people download f.lux to cut the blue from computers during the evening. F.lux uses your location to determine when to add the red to the screen – it is coordinated with the sunset. I find the screen is too bright for me so I have told f.lux that I live in Newfoundland, and my screen turns reddish early in the afternoon.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/12/22/dim-light-exposure-during-sleep-harmful-effects.aspx

6)    Researchers have found that 5G milliwaves travel as far as 10 km!! This is bad news for the proliferation of EMR as these transmitters are going to be put everywhere.

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the group found that the waves could travel more than 10 kilometers in this rural setting, even when a hill or knot of trees was blocking their most direct route to the receiver. The team detected millimeter waves at distances up to 10.8 kilometers at 14 spots that were within line of sight of the transmitter, and recorded them up to 10.6 kilometers away at 17 places where their receiver was shielded behind a hill or leafy grove. They achieved all this while broadcasting at 73 Gigahertz (GHz) with minimal power—less than 1 watt.”

http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/telecom/wireless/millimeter-waves-travel-more-than-10-kilometers-in-rural-virginia

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
 
 
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