‘Smart’ Meter Spying Finally Admitted

‘Smart’ Meter Spying Finally Admitted

by Warren Woodward

smart-meters-godzillaIndustry mouthpiece SmartGridNews finally admitted that “smart” meters are surveillance devices.  Of course they didn’t quite put it that bluntly.  In fact, they celebrate the ability of utilities to know what appliances people use as another tool to help craft the wonderful world of the future.

Below is my letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission pointing out that industry has finally come out and admitted what I and others have been saying for years. [Note from TBYP: It’s important that you send your utility your notice of Non-Consent via registered mail.  Subscribe to our Newsletter for forthcoming document templates, solutions & news — and see our Solutions page for current links to templates.]

The SmartGridNews article, entitled “Now utilities can tell customers how much energy each appliance uses (just from the smart meter data),” is here.


May 15, 2014

Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)
Docket Control Center
1200 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Re: Docket # E-01345A-14-0113

Ladies and Gentlemen;

Here is breaking news. SmartGridNews has just come out of the closet and admitted what I and others have been saying all long: “Smart” meters are surveillance devices.

APS and utilities nationwide have been denying the surveillance capability of “smart” meters but here is one of the foremost “smart” meter cheerleaders in the world finally admitting the truth.

SmartGridNews calls such “smart” grid industry names as Telvent, Silver Spring Networks and Lockheed Martin its “major sponsors”. So of course the news story attempts to put a positive spin on the surveillance, hyping such nonsense as an “over 4% conservation [of energy] after just a few months”.

Wow, that means I might save four whole dollars and change on a one hundred dollar electrical bill. Where do I sign up to be spied on?

Enclosed is the SmartGridNews article, Now utilities can tell customers how much energy each appliance uses (just from the smart meter data).

Warren Woodward

PS – In the article, note the creepy picture of a guy dressed in black and using binoculars. SmartGridNews is shameless to promote Peeping Toms as cool. Note also Orwellian phrasing such as “behavioral science“ and turning ratepayers into “willing partners“. It’s not a “smart” grid; it’s a sick grid.

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Warren Woodward is a conscious activist in Arizona.



The Science of Exposure – Wireless Radiation

Uploaded on Jun 2, 2014

Three science and medical professionals explain how the brain of a developing baby may be affected during pregnancy by exposure to wireless radiation emitted from cell phones and other wireless devices. This video is part of the BabySafe Project, online at http://www.BabySafeProject.org.
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Protect Your Pregnancy From Wireless Radiation

Do you want to expose your fetus and children to smart meters?

Protect Your Pregnancy From Wireless Radiation
Uploaded on May 29, 2014

For more information go to: http://www.babysafeproject.org/

Four moms talk about their decision to avoid wireless radiation from cell phones and wireless networks during pregnancy, and Dr. Hugh Taylor from Yale University talks about his study linking exposure to wireless radiation to neurological and behavioral problems including symptoms resembling attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn more about wireless radiation and pregnancy at http://www.babysafeproject.org/ and join the conversation on Twitter at #KnowYourExposure.


Toril H. Jelter, M.D. FAAP

M.D. I. Wellness Center

325 North Wiget Lane

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Sept. 2, 2013

Re: The reassessment of FCC radio frequency exposure limits and policies

(FCC Proceeding 13-84 comment  http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520958097)

Dear FCC:

I am writing to you today to request that you reevaluate current FCC safety standards for

wireless technologies and “dirty” electricity. The reason I am requesting this is because current

research and what I see in my clinical practice indicate a revision of current safety standards is

long overdue.

Children are suffering disability and disease in much higher numbers than 30 years ago. Their

EMF exposure is clearly a significant contributing factor. The fastest, most reliable way of

educating yourselves on this topic is to read and understand the Bioinitiative Reports of 2007 and

the 2012 update. Table 1-1 “Summary for the public” would be a good starting point.

1. Children have a right to live and play and learn where their DNA will not be damaged by

non-ionizing radiation. This is not the case today. See sections 5 and 6 of the 2012

Bioinitiative Report for evidence for effects on genes and protein expression and genotoxic

effects – RFR and ELF DNA damage with current “safety standards.”

2. Children have a right to live and play and learn in locations where their immune systems

are adequately protected from detrimental non-ionizing radiation. This is not the case today.

See Section 8 of the 2012 Bioinitiative Report “Evidence for effects on immune function.”

Children are developing allergies and cancer at much higher rates than before.

3. Children have a right to live and play and learn where non-ionizing radiation will not

adversely affect their neurology or behavior. This is not the case today. See Section 9 of the

2012 Bioinitiative Report “Evidence for effects on neurology and behavior”


A four-year-old boy presents to my office with his parents. They request help for their son so he

may be able to learn and behave better. He moves around my waiting room like a hurricane,

turning over chairs, pulling at the blinds, damaging the blinds, and screaming. His parents look

on with their shoulders drooping and their hands in their pockets. They love their son dearly but

he is so out of control they have no clue where to begin. We agree on a two-week EMF

remediation trial (no Wi-Fi for 12 hours at night, no cordless phones, and Stetzer filters to

decrease detrimental EMF from house wiring). Within one week I received an email from his

parents. “The EMF remediation trial is working. Our son is now able to have more back and

forth conversation. We have better eye contact with him and he is even receptive to the idea of a

star chart for good behavior. In addition his bowel movements are now normal.”

At follow-up in my office, which now had RF filters throughout, this child was calm, poised,

made good eye contact and could converse at age level. His “bad” behaviors were gone.


A five-year-old boy presents with parents who tell me their child has uncontrollable arm flapping

daily and has been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. They disagree with the

diagnosis because when he visits grandma in rural Tennessee for a month, the arm flapping stops

completely! When they return to the San Francisco Bay Area the arm flapping returns. The

parents also mention that there is no cell-phone reception in grandma’s area of Tennessee.


A three-year-old child is being evaluated for speech delay and learning disability. He also has

frequent high-pitched screaming and head-bangs and rocks a lot and has great sleep difficulties.

But when he visits his aunt in rural Oregon (where there is no cell-phone reception) he sleeps for

the first 24 hours and then wakes up like a “new child.”

He no longer screams, he is calm, he plays normally, he can sleep at night and be awake during

the day. When the family returns to their home in California, their son has high-pitched

screaming again when they reach the Sacramento area, and his sleep difficulties and other

problems return.

4. Children have a right to live, play and learn in locations that protect them from developing

cancer at a young age. This is not the case today.


A 12-year-old girl presents with her dad. She is diagnosed with liver cancer. Six months later,

shortly after her 13th birthday, she succumbs.


A five-year-old girl develops a severe headache. She takes the ice cream from the grocery cart

and puts it against her head for relief. She has a brain tumor. She spends the next year in and out

of the hospital. Finally, she has an uncontrollable seizure and dies.


A two-week-old child is diagnosed with cancer. He spends the rest of his life in and out of the

hospital. At age five he says to his mother “I can’t do this any more.” That night, he breathes his

last breath.

See section 11 and 12 of the 2012 Bioinitative Report for evidence of brain tumors and acoustic

neuromas and childhood cancers (leukemia.)

5. Children have a right to a good night’s sleep.

See the Bioinitiative Report section 13. Evidence for effects of low-intensity electromagnetic

radiation on melatonin (the sleep hormone.)


A four-year-old boy presents with his parents with a complaint of sleep difficulties. He hasn’t

slept for two years and climbs in his parents’ bed every night, so they also have had poor sleep

for two years and are exhausted.

The evening before they came to see me, they gave their son some melatonin and it seemed to

help. Knowing that EMF can lower melatonin, I suggested a two-week EMF remediation trial.

(No Wi-Fi 12 hours at night, no cordless phone, and Stetzer filters to lower extremely low

frequency EMF.)

They followed my EMF remediation instructions and stopped the melatonin supplement. Within

a few days the son and the parents were sleeping fine without a melatonin supplement.

6. Children have a right to live, play and learn in locations that permit them to retain their

fertility so that they may reproduce when they become adults. That is not the case today. Most

schools have Wi-Fi and more. Young girls place laptops on their laps where non-ionizing

radiation from the laptop can damage their future offspring as all their eggs are mere inches from

the laptop.

See section 18 of the 2012 Bioinitiative Report. Fertility and reproduction- effects of EMF.

7. Children have a right to live play and learn in locations that permit them to grow up and have

the ability to reproduce and have healthy children.


A young woman with excellent health and good pre-natal care gives birth to a boy with a heart

defect. No previous relatives on either side had a heart defect. During her pregnancy, she lived in

a building across the street from a power substation. The light bulbs burst frequently in her

apartment and needed to be replaced often. This is a sign of too much dirty electricity in the

home. Too much dirty electricity (ELF) contributes to birth defects.

See section 19 of the 2012 Bioinitiative Report. Fetal and neonatal effects of EMF.

8. Children have a right to live, play and learn in a location that permits them the ability to speak.


A 12-year-old boy comes to my office with his parents, who are asking for help with his

aggressive behavior. He has also been diagnosed with autism and is unable to speak (non-verbal).

They agree to a two-week EMF remediation trial. Within three days this young man said a

complete sentence much to the disbelief of his mother and himself! His aggressive behaviors


See section 20 of the Bioinitiative Report. “Findings in autism consistent with EMF and RFR”

Over 1% of America’s children now have autism. And the numbers continue to rise. In addition

to the pain and suffering these children and families experience, this problem alone threatens to

bankrupt whole school systems at a time when we can least afford it.

When I as a physician need to perform a potentially dangerous procedure on a child, such as a

spinal tap, I need to explain why it is necessary and what the risks are. Then I need to get written

consent from the parents and the parents have the right to refuse.

Currently, we are performing large-scale experiments on America’s children without informing

children or their parents of the risk. Children and their parents have not given their consent nor

have they been given an option to opt out.

See section 2, 3 and 4 of the 2012 Bioinitiative Report. “Statement of the problem, the existing

public exposure standards and evidence for inadequacy of current standards.”

A nation that does not protect its children has no future. Please reevaluate the FCC Safety

Guidelines for non-ionizing radiation.

America’s children have the right to sleep, speak, behave, learn and – as adults – to reproduce.

Please don’t take these from them. Please help America’s children and America to have a future.

Thank you for your time.


Toril H. Jelter M.D. FAAP

P.S. – All case histories are real patients, minor details have been omitted or changed to ensure