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** Correction to Marg Friesen’s email address (re. update May 30 – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-05-30-time-of-use-billing-increases-annual-bills-by-400-in-australia/) so you can bcc her when you write to the Minister of Health, etc. It is: firstname.lastname@example.org **
1) Someone has received the first response from Health Canada to letters about the quote in CBC’s Marketplace. Singer’s attempt to clarify continues to be dangerously wrong and to mislead. How on earth can he say this with all the evidence to the contrary – to tell parents that it’s safe for their children to play/sleep with cellphones 24/7/365? His response is below in Letters. Unconscionable!
2) Finally, a utility that “milked” their customers and/or the system for more per smeter than BC Hydro. BC Hydro’s business case budgeted $550 per meter. The chart with the costs that I’ve found is at: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/smart-meter-cost-comparison/
In AEP’s favor, it also pursued an ARRA grant to develop a pilot “smart grid” in the Columbus area. Some 110,000 meters, networking and 70 distribution circuits were installed or upgraded to “gridSMART®” at a cost of $133.8 million, or $1,215 per meter.
Smart meter installations around the country for the same period reveal an average cost of $221 – a low of $81 to a high of $532.
Which begs the questions, “What is AEP’s actual cost to implement gridSMART® technology across its 1.5-million customer base – a large part of the reason it’s seeking a 120 percent distribution charge increase?
3) In Illinois, people are being educated on the health risks associated with RF like that emitted by smeters.
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Ignore at your own risk: Radio Frequency Microwave Radiation.
“It is up to each individual to determine how much they wish to use their cell phone in light of the new hidden California report, but what about wireless Smart Meters? For the first time in history a Class 2B carcinogen has been mandated on your private property after ComEd was able to convince members of the Illinois General Assembly to pass such a bill. ComEd lobbyists then spent over $16 million persuading the General Assembly to override Governor Quinn’s veto and Governor Rauner signed it into law.”
4) Dramatic fluctuations in blood glucose levels in diabetic person when exposed to wireless devices well documented.
Radiation from wireless technology elevates blood glucose and body temperature in 40-year-old type 1 diabetic male
“The events reported have serious implications for the use of wireless technology and necessitates reevaluation of its near-ubiquitous presence, especially in medical facilities and hospitals. The effects – elevated blood glucose, hyperthermia and cardiac arrhythmia – are serious and warrant immediate action to protect patients. Hospitals and medical facilities should minimize their patients’ RF exposures from “dirty” electricity and wireless technology, returning to the use of dedicated cabled communication systems.”
5) From someone in Cowichan Valley, south of Duncan. Anyone else having the same problem of suspicious Telus outages?
Over the last 6 weeks or so, our entire neighborhood has lost their landline phone service (just dead – no dial tone) five times. Interestingly, it has always happened on a weekend. Telus goes through this motion of sending repair guys out, often 4 days from the repair required call. My neighbor was told this most recent phone outage, that Telus was so sorry that there were problems with the line, but that they could link her landline to her cell phone – which she did. We have seniors in the area who do not have cell phones and asking them, living in a rural area, to be without a phone for 4 or 5 days is crazy. I have long been suspecting that the rural areas are going to be the first to go as we witnessed exactly the same strategy with dial-up before they dumped everyone. The service went downhill – regular and frequent interruptions in service (we couldn’t get on the internet). Most people got so fed-up that they switched to satellite (Explorenet). Their strategy works as many people now in the Valley are screaming for cell service (many areas do not get cell reception) as they feel they cannot depend on Telus’s landlines.
We have to educate as fast and effectively as we can….things are going to hell in a handbasket.
6) “Smart” cities are especially vulnerable to hacking and more networks join together. This expert thinks major problems are inevitable.
IoT-Based Security Threats for Smart Cities
“My perspective is that perhaps it’s not the individual network that will create the problem, or the individual sensor. It is when you get this combined effect of having many of these things pulled together that in the end will create a number of scenarios where, I think, we are going to be exposed to a number of challenges. Those challenges will turn into disasters that will force us to reevaluate how we view security. And I think this will drive toward a much more rigorous view on privacy.”
7) Cheap and easy hacking of smeters being done in Japan.
“In Yokohama, Japan, for example, energy management systems (EMS) at being implemented to improve the city’s energy efficiency as well as reduce CO2 emissions. Smart meters are also in use, but these readings can be decoded with a cheap USB kit, fake signals can be sent, power can be throttled and if tapped into, attackers could also potentially record when and where power is being used — which can tell them whether anyone is physically in a property.
Trend Micro has spotted injection and remote code execution attacks being levied against power meter providers, as well as attacks against industrial control systems (ICS) used in power grids which have resulted in outages. When it comes to EMS, radio signal jamming can be used to disrupt services.”
From: “Singer, Tim (HC/SC)” <email@example.com>
To: Sherry Ridout (name shared with permission)
Sent: May 30, 2017
Subject: Re: EMF Radiation
Dear Ms. Ridout,
Thank you for your email of March 26, 2017, addressed to the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, concerning electromagnetic radiation. I have been asked to respond on the Minister’s behalf. I apologize for the delay in responding.
As you are aware, Health Canada’s radiofrequency (RF) exposure guideline, commonly referred to as Safety Code 6, sets recommended limits for safe human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in federally regulated industries and workplaces. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is the regulator of cellular phone devices through technical standards and conditions of authorization, requiring compliance with the relevant limits outlined in Safety Code 6 at all times. While Health Canada develops the limits in Safety Code 6 used by ISED, the Department is not involved in the regulatory compliance of wireless communication products. Any queries regarding the compliance and enforcement activities for wireless communication products should be directed to ISED.
Canada’s limits are consistent with the science-based standards used in other parts of the world, including the United States, the European Union, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Large safety margins have been incorporated into these limits to provide a significant level of protection for the general public and personnel working near RF sources. Internationally, while a few jurisdictions have applied more restrictive limits for RF field exposures from cell towers, scientific evidence does not support the need for limits that are more restrictive than Safety Code 6.
I wish to clarify the statement you quoted from the Marketplace broadcast, attributed to the Department. Health Canada’s complete statement provided to CBC is as follows:
“Safety Code 6 limits for human exposure to RF energy are designed to provide protection for all age groups, including children, on a continuous basis (24 hours a day/seven days a week). This means that if someone, including a small child, were to be exposed to RF energy from multiple sources for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, within the Safety Code 6 limits, there would be no adverse health effects.”
The reframing of the original statement has removed the context. Health Canada’s intention was not to make a statement respecting exposure to a specific device. The original purpose of this statement was to clarify that Safety Code 6 provides protection for all age groups.
If individuals are concerned, the following practical measures can be taken to reduce your RF energy exposure when using a cell phone:
- limiting the length of cell phone calls;
- using “hands-free” devices; and
- replacing cell phone calls with text messages.
Health Canada also encourages parents to take these measures to reduce their children’s RF exposure from cell phones, since children are typically more sensitive to a variety of environmental agents. For more information, please see: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/security-securite/radiation/devices-dispositifs/consumer-consommateur/cell-eng.php.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Director General, Environmental and Radiation Health Sciences Directorate
Health Canada / Government of Canada
Directeur général, Direction des sciences de la santé environnementale et de la radioprotection
Santé Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Sent: May 28, 2017
To: Medical Health Officers
Subject: Doubling of brain cancer risk
Hello Medical Health Officers:
The quantity and quality of information regarding harm from ‘wireless’ continues to accelerate, and it is virtually impossible to keep up with it on a part time basis. Nor should citizens have to, if their medical health officers were doing their jobs.
Below I’ve pasted in yet another study showing harm. But our Provincial Health Officer, the one who refuses to appear in public and answer questions on the topic, tell us there is ‘no convincing evidence’ (didn’t the tobacco industry marketing wing coin that term?). Apparently there are many scientists at a far higher level who think otherwise.
The public is asking you to do your job, please don’t delay any longer. You and your family are being subjected to the same harm as all of us for the exclusive purpose of corporate profit.
|Homepage – Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST)
This type of radiation has been categorized as a 2B potential carcinogen by the World Health Organization (WHO). Lead and DDT are in the same category.
A new report published this week in American Journal of Epidemiology confirms that Canadians who have used cellphones for 558 hours or more have more than a doubled risk of brain cancer. These important findings strengthen the association between cell phone use and glioma, which is an aggressive brain cancer.
The original 13-nation Interphone study [for the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization reported a 40% increase in brain cancer for those using phones for 1640 lifetime hours. This new study found that Canadians had more than a doubled glioma risk when they were analyzed apart from the 12 other countries.
“This study adds more evidence linking cell phone use with brain cancer. We believe the criteria has been met for radio frequency radiation to be classified as a probable human carcinogen. Governments need to take immediate action to inform the public and enact protective policies,” stated Dr. Anthony Miller, a senior advisor to the World Health Organization and scientific advisor to the Environmental Health Trust. Miller recently presented a 2017 review of the current peer reviewed science linking phone radiation to cancer at an international conference on Wireless and Health at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies organized in cooperation with the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Health Trust.
“Governments have allowed this technology to pervade our lives saying it did not have proof it could harm us. This latest analysis of Canadian Interphone study data that found a statistically significant doubling of risk for glioma among cell phone users with only 558 lifetime hours of use,” stated Dr. Devra Davis, President and Founder of Environmental Health Trust. Davis points out, “It doesn’t take long for most teenagers to surge past that amount cell phone use.”
Davis cautions about the rollout of 5G, “Not only does 5G plan to utilize cell phone frequencies, it also aims to incorporate millimeter waves that are frequencies already used at higher power as military weapons. Acknowledging the scientific evidence we have, how can this 5G rollout continue?”
Momoli F, Siemiatycki J, McBride ML, Parent MÉ, Richardson L, Bedard D, Platt R, Vrijheid M, Cardis E, Krewski D. Probabilistic multiple-bias modelling applied to the Canadian data from the INTERPHONE study of mobile phone use and risk of glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, and parotid gland tumors. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx157. [Epub ahead of print]
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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