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Since the early 1980s, Olle Johansson has worked tirelessly to document the dangers of electromagnetic radiation, and has been the world’s foremost advocate for people with electrical sensitivity. He is a scientist at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. In 2012 he was forced to move to a much smaller workspace and had to throw away more than ten cubic meters of books, records, and equipment. Now the Institute is proposing to move him into an even smaller workspace. Please circulate this petition worldwide.

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Petition against citywide WiFi in New York City: NYC plans to do away with landline payphones and turn them into citywide WiFi hotspots.
 

Smart Meters non-ionizing radiation is pulsing 24/7 through your home, potentially, more dangerous than extended cell phone use

Reliability of Swedish Brain Tumor Data Questioned

Are Rates Actually Increasing?

October 20, 2014

Some leading epidemiologists have been saying that cell phones don’t pose a brain tumor risk because cancer rates are not going up. Now comes word that Swedish cancer registry data are in disarray and official statistics may be masking a disquieting trend.

Since 2008, there has been a close to 30% increase in patients with a brain tumor of an “unknown nature” and that increase is not reflected in the national cancer registry, according to a new analysis by Mona Nilsson, a Swedish journalist and the chairman of the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation.

Nilsson reports that the number of Swedes who died of a brain tumor of an unknown nature rose by 157% between 2008 and 2013. And among those younger than 70, the increase was even “more pronounced” — there were 82 such deaths in 2013, compared to only 7 in 2008. Yet, Nilsson adds, “the number of patients reported dead of brain tumors with a confirmed diagnosis declined” during that same period.

To further support her suspicion that the official brain cancer rates are not to be trusted, Nilsson points to “huge disparities” in brain tumor rates between different regions in Sweden. For instance, the rate among men in Stockholm was 8.99 per 100,000 while in Gothenburg the rate was 15.19 per 100,000. Nilsson points out that there has been a parallel “steep increase” in the number of people treated for brain tumors of an unknown nature in the Stockholm region.

“The Gothenburg region discovered underreporting problems some six or seven years ago and took measures to improve the reporting. That’s why the incidence in Gothenburg is much higher, nearly double, that in the Swedish capital region and probably better reflects the real situation,” Nilsson said in an interview.

The news from Sweden comes as rumors are swirling that the cell phone industry is pressuring IARC to revisit its 2011 decision to classify RF radiation as a possible human carcinogen. In response to a query, Nicolas Gaudin, IARC’s head of communications, told Microwave News that he is “not aware of any such plans.”

Joachim Schüz, a senior manager at IARC, is one of those who points to stable cancer rates as an indicator that cell phones are safe (see “IARC Tries To Play Down Cell Phone Tumor Risks”). Schüz was previously with the Danish Cancer Society and is a coauthor of the Danish cohort study that shows no increased cell phone–tumor risks.

Nilsson’s analysis follows last year’s still unexplained report of what has been called a “frightening” spike in aggressive brain tumors among Danish men. (See our report: “Something Is Rotten in Denmark.”)

Last spring, a French study found a higher rate of brain tumors among heavy users of cell phones, supporting similar indications from IARC’s Interphone study and work of the Hardell group in Sweden.

FULL ARTICLE AT: http://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/brain-tumor-rates-sweden

TWACS SMART METERS PROBLEMATIC TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY

Here are excerpts from the article….

The basic facts are that the TWACS system

• creates powerful dirty electricity

• the dirty electricity is a constant presence, possibly 24/7

• the dirty electricity turns all wires throughout the house into antennas

• keeping an analog meter will not help much

the signals cannot be blocked or filtered

• scientific studies link dirty electricity with various health effects

some people are sensitive to dirty electricity

TWACS lacks basic security features

This article covers all these issues in detail.

Keywords: TWACS, DCSI, power line communication, power line carrier, PLC,

dirty electricity, health, smart meter, security

The TWACS system

TWACS stands for Two-Way Automatic Communication System. It allows the

utility company to communicate with smart meters placed on buildings throughout

their service area. Some TWACS equipment is marketed under the DCSI name.

The communication system is two-way, which means the utility can both send

instructions to the meter and receive data coming back.

The system can be used to read the electrical usage for a building, instead of

sending out a meter reader once a month. The information is typically transmitted

a few times a day, but could be only once a month. The transmission may contain

2 TWACS low frequency power line communication system

information on how much power is used each hour of the day, or even every 15

minutes.

Any type of system that communicates by transmitting signals via power lines is

called a Power Line Carrier or Power Line Communication (PLC) system.

TWACS meters may also be wireless

Some TWACS meters also have built-in wireless transmitters. These are mostly

used to get meter readings from gas and water meters on the house. The electrical

meter then passes that information on, using the TWACS system. The Aclara

Badger ORION product is such a system.

On more advanced systems, the TWACS meter may use wireless to transmit

signals to a display screen or “smart” appliances inside the house.

The line pulses

A TWACS meter sends out a brief pulse about 60 times a second when it

transmits. This pulse travels along the power line to the substation, where it is

received. The voltage fluctuations from the pulse may also go in other directions

on the local grid, including into other houses in the area, even houses several miles

away.

The utility equipment at the substation also transmits by sending pulses on the

grid, which it uses to send instructions to the smart meters. These pulses travel on

all the local power lines and into all houses. The system would not work if the

pulses did not travel to all houses. The pulse does not “know” which meter it is

going to, just as the signal from a radio station does not know in advance where

the radio receivers are.

Powerful pulses

The TWACS pulses need to travel for many miles, sometimes dozens of miles. At

the other end, the pulse signals must be clearly detectable above the regular line

noise, so the pulses must be fairly powerful. The strength of the TWACS

transmitters are not disclosed by the vendor, however.

READ full article at:  http://www.eiwellspring.org/smartmeter/TWACS.pdf