2017-01-15 Is the Health dept. of BC deliberately ignoring the science re. microwave radiation?

[AEP/PSO – BCCDC BC Centre for Disease Control – BC Health Minister – BC Hydro – Cars – Conflict of Interest – Connie – Doctor – EHS – FCC – Health – Itron – Joe Esposito, The Meter Man – Medical Implant – MLAs – NTP National Toxicology Program – Perry Kendall – RF – Safety Code 6 – Schools – Sharon NobleTom Kosatsky – Transmissions – Transportation Research Board of the National Academies – Wi-Fi – ZigBee | BC – Grand Lake, Oklahoma, USA] & (video)

1)    In Oklahoma, awareness of the health problems caused by the RF emitted by smeters is growing. One woman’s story is shared in this YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TIRwrR0llE

2)    From someone in the USA about the new cars that are loaded with Wi-Fi, and from the sounds of it, there is far more to come.  Notice the many references to “data”, “location-based data”,  and also to the number of signals. One Wi-Fi system will be emitting 10 signals per second using the 5 gHz frequency. This will encourage more of us to walk or use the bike!

“This video explains why renting a car is problematic for someone with EHS, or a medical implant sensitive to strong pulse on the driver’s side. The major car rental companies use only newer model autos. On a recent 2016 model I rented, the pulsed frequency could not be eliminated by turning off all commands in the communication center, nor from disconnecting the fuse box for the communication center and stereo. So the pulsed frequency comes from somewhere else and, to my knowledge, was not able to [be] disconnected.

At this link you will find a 40 minute video given by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. It appears to be speaking to local/state public agencies.”

https://youtu.be/M7iMdKdxel4

3)    Our province is making news in the USA – Christy Clark in the New York Times – but for not the right reasons. Clark and her conflicts of interest sound very similar to Trump’s.

“Critics say that big donors to Ms. Clark’s party often appear to have benefited financially from their political generosity. These include banks, Chinese real estate developers, and companies like Imperial Metals, the owner of a mine tailings pond that spilled billions of gallons of toxic debris in 2014, and was then permitted to operate an even larger mine. Imperial Metals did not respond to a request for comment.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/13/world/canada/british-columbia-christy-clark.html?_r=1

4)    My long stream of emails below seems to show that no one in the Health department or the Centre for Disease Control (over which, I believe, Kendall has authority) cares about giving the truth to the public, or to consider the real science regarding microwave radiation. I do hope you will call your Health Officers, your MLAs, Perry Kendall, etc. and lodge complaints about this. Are they deliberately ignoring the potential harm being done to children exposed to Wi-Fi in schools and to us with microcells outside our homes and smart meters on our homes? 

Letters:

BCCDC

From: Sharon Noble
Sent: January 15, 2017
To: hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca; hlth.dmoffice@gov.bc.ca
Cc: judy.darcy.mla@leg.bc.ca; ‘bc opposition leader’ <oppositionleader@leg.bc.ca>

Subject: Who is responsible for health concerns re radiation?

Dear Health Minister,

I have learned that the section of the BC Centre for Disease Control that was responsible for reviewing information regarding radiation has been disbanded. This is bewildering to me, but explains why I have yet to receive any response to what I believe is an important issue.

Could you please tell which person or agency is taking on this important scientific topic?

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Sharon Noble

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From: Sharon Noble
Sent: January 2, 2017
To: Dr. Tom Kosatsky <tom.kosatsky@bccdc.ca>
Cc: hlth.minister@gov.bc.ca; hlth.dmoffice@gov.bc.ca

Subject: Discrepancy in your report.

Dear Dr. Kosatsky,

It has been nearly 2 months since I wrote about the serious discrepancy in your report which needs to be either amended or explained, and I have yet to receive the courtesy of a response. This is an important issue to many thousands of British Columbians who have refused smart meters as well as every person who has a smart meter on their home who is not aware of the problems associated with microwave radiation.

Please do not ignore this issue. I look forward to receiving a considered response.

Regards,
Sharon Noble

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From: Sharon Noble
Sent: December 6, 2016
To: Dr. Tom Kosatsky <tom.kosatsky@bccdc.ca>

Subject: Discrepancy in your report.

Dear Dr. Kosatsky,

It has been a month and I have to receive an acknowledgement of which I consider to be a very important letter. Could you please tell me when I might expect to receive a response?

Thank you.

Regards,
Sharon Noble

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From: Sharon Noble
Sent: November 7, 2016
To: Dr. Tom Kosatsky <tom.kosatsky@bccdc.ca>

Subject: Discrepancy in your report.

Dear Dr. Kosatsky,

I was reviewing the report the BCCDC did in January, 2012 and found it is based on incorrect information.

http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Guidelines%20and%20Forms/Guidelines%20and%20Manuals/EH/RPS/452012AmendedReportonBCHydroSmartMeterMeasurements.pdf

As Director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, I receive phone calls and emails from many people who are suffering greatly from the RF emitted by smart meters. I ask that you consider the information that I am sending you and review the available science that supports concerns that we the informed public have.

In Table 1, page 4 of your report, the peak power density of a single meter at 30 cm reported is 3.204 uW/cm2.  This is not supported by the FCC certification document for the ITRON which is attached, which says:

itron

Summation of Power Densities – Simultaneous Transmissions

This device contains multiple transmitters which can operate simultaneously and therefore the maximum RF exposure is determined by the summation of power densities. The 900 MHz LAN and 2.4GHz Zigbee radio can operate simultaneously there it is appropriate to include both of those power density values in

the summation of power densities.The maximum power density is calculated by a summation of power densities for each simultaneous transmission combination as follows:

900MHz LAN: 0.227 (mW/cm^2)  = 227 microwatts per centimeter squared.  SC 6 limits allow 274 or 83% allowable limits

2.4GHz Zigbee: 0.031 (mW/cm^2)  = 31 microwatts per centimeter squared.  SC 6 limits allow 535.

TOTAL: 0.258 (mW/cm^2)   = 258 microwatts per centimeter squaredI believe the lower frequency limit is used in situations like this. This is 94% of SC 6 allowable limits.

BC Hydro and BCCDC have misinformed the public about the safety of these meters. Based on available science, I believe you realize that Safety Code 6 is not considered a good guideline, being one of the worst in the world even after having been reduced as a result of the most recent review. Recent studies, such as the National Toxicology Program, a 10 year $25 million study that confirms that prolonged exposure to even very low levels of microwave radiation can cause very serious health problems.

http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/about/presscenter/pr/index.html

In addition, the test was designed to emit signals once every 5 minutes. This is far from what the meters actually do, according to ITRON’s own information. Please look at these specification sheets that are on BC Hydro’s website.

bc-hydro 

1)    https://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/accounts-billing/customer-care/smart-metering/itron-cellular-duty-cycle-white-paper.pdf

“Daily Data Reads: A read from a single phase residential cellular meter typically accounts for about 5kB or 40,960 bits per day in data transmission. Considering the worst case throughput for a connection to meter (highest daily usage), a 5kB read requires 71 time slots of transmission at 0.5 msec each. This results in 35.5 msec of actual transmission time necessary to transfer the read. BC Hydro currently plans for up to 3 reads per day (a typical maximum) which results in ~106 msec of transmission time per day for the daily reads.

The measured transmit time for each of the three data reads was 38 msec. This is consistent with what was expected considering that there is overhead data in each read.

Actual measured network maintenance transmit time excluding the three intentional daily data reads totaled nearly 2.5 seconds per day. The 2.5 seconds of transmit time is split up throughout the 24 hours of a day. Some hours may only see a single network status check of 5-12 msec, while other hours see as much as 200 msec of transmit activity.

From a duty cycle viewpoint, the OpenWay CENTRON Cellular 4G LTE typically transmits about 2.65 seconds out of 86,400 seconds in a day. This calculates to a transmit duty cycle of about 0.003%.”

2)    But even worse are the majority of meters, the 1.8 million already on homes. The other ITRON sheet says that the average transmission time is 2.99 MINUTES a day!! That is 180 seconds. If each signal is .5 millisecond long that means there are 360,000 signals a day or 4 a second. Some unlucky homeowners, depending where on the mesh grid they are, have meters that emit signals for 115 min. a day!!!  Unbelievable.  Notice how they try to make this sound so benign.  These statistics are the highest I’ve seen. 

RESULTS

The analysis of this representative meter population operating in the field at BC hydro showed that the average duty cycle for the meters was 2.99 minutes. That figure translates into a duty cycle of 0.21 percent. This also means that, on average, OpenWay meters are not transmitting or emitting RF signals for 99.79 percent of a typical 24-hour period. That means that the vast majority of the meters are not transmitting for 23 hours and 56 minutes in a typical day…

As previously mentioned, the mesh network topology relies on meters in certain areas of the network to act as pathways for data from other meters during the journey back to the router and the utility. For this reason, duty cycles will vary to some degree among meters depending on their position in the network and how many other meters’ data they may be transmitting back to the network router.

https://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/accounts-billing/customer-care/smart-metering/itron-open-way-rf-white-paper.pdf

Dr. Kosatsky, as Medical Director of the BCCDC, you have the responsibility and authority to ensure that the citizens of British Columbia are protected from environmental pollutants. The evidence is clear, through close to 24,000 peer-reviewed studies, that non-ionizing radiation is not benign.

You, as a doctor, have access to all the most recent scientific evidence, which includes hundreds of studies done within the last 5 years that show the mechanisms and the devastating results of the increasing levels of electrosmog to which we are being exposed, even in our own homes and even against our will. Should you ask, I would be happy to provide these to you.

It is obvious that you were given misleading information upon which you based your report. I would ask that you consider publishing a corrected version.

I look forward to a meaningful response.  Thank you for your attention and time.

Sincerely,
Sharon Noble
Victoria, BC.

 

 

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
 
 
Even if all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken.
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