Australian study puts Victoria at centre stage of the smart meter controversy

Australian study puts Victoria at centre stage of the smart meter controversy

JournalA 92 case series report by Melbourne medical practitioner Dr Federica Lamech titled “Self-Reporting of Symptom Development From Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields of Wireless Smart Meters in Victoria, Australia: A Case Series.” has been published in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of the US clinical journal ‘Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine’. The journal is a PubMed listed, peer-reviewed publication.

The case series was compiled using de-identified data collected by Steve Weller B.Sc.

It reveals that the most commonly reported symptoms from exposure to wireless smart meters were (1) insomnia, (2) headaches, (3) tinnitus, (4) fatigue, (5) cognitive disturbances, (6) dysesthesias (abnormal sensation) and (7) dizziness; and that the effects of these symptoms on people’s lives were significant.

Table 2. Effect on People’s Lives

  1. Having to go on a disability pension
  2. Not being able to use part of one’s house
  3. Restricting freedom of movement
  4. Spending a lot of money on shielding products
  5. Causing financial problems
  6. Causing relationship problems
  7. Having to undergo otherwise unnecessary medical investigations
  8. Needing to see a psychologist and doctors
  9. Producing general deterioration in quality of life
  10. Needing to restrict time spent using a computer
  11. Needing to avoid all EMR emitting devices
  12. Being unable to drive
  13. Causing secondary stress
  14. Having to temporarily move out of one’s home while it was being shielded
  15. Developing concerns about long-term effects of exposure
  16. Relocating bedroom
  17. Decreased performance at work
  18. Being unable to work
  19. Being able to feel normal only when away from home
  20. Causing several issues, such as lethargy or cognitive impairment, secondary to sleep disturbances
  21. Needing to move into a caravan 25 km out of town
  22. Sleeping in a van for 6 months
  23. Relocating to another state

Abbreviation: EMR = electromagnetic radiation.

A draft of the report had already gained support from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) last year with a public statement by them that “It is a well documented 92 case series that is scientifically valid. It clearly demonstrates adverse health effects in the human population from smart meter emissions.”

Stop Smart Meters Australia is of the opinion that this report will help the global, international effort to better understand the effects of nonionizing radiation and of wireless smart meters in particular, on human health.

Dr Lamech ‘offers the hypothesis that some people can develop symptoms from exposure to radiofrequency fields of wireless smart meters.’ She concludes that ‘This hypothesis cannot be disproven without further assessment of the affected individuals and the electromagnetic fields in which they live.’ Dr Lamech calls for ‘the establishment of a postrollout surveillance study and funding for further research into the particular effects of wireless smart meters, in conjunction with research into the short-term and long-term consequences of EMR exposure.’

The PubMed listed abstract can be found here:

A comprehensive commentary on the report by SkyVision Solutions can be found here:

The full article (which is copyrighted) can be obtained by purchasing an individual copy for $15 US from:

Alternatively, individual hard copies of the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine can be purchased by e-mailing the circulation director at

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Children more likely to develop cancer from mobile phones

Finally researchers are coming out with studies confirming that using mobile phones poses a higher risk of developing brain cancer. In the video below, Harvard-trained public health physician Dr. David Carpenter discusses research that studied hundreds of people of all ages and shows that chances of malignant tumours forming are doubled in heavy mobile phone users when compared to non users, while in children the rates are almost 5 times as high as non users.

Though telecommunication companies prefer to keep people in the dark, saying that there is no evidence to prove mobile phones cause cancer, it is clear that heavy mobile phone usage can increase chances of developing brain cancer.

Mobile manufacturers and service providers can no longer hide behind the false claim there is no conclusive evidence linking mobile phones to cancer.

Using the speaker feature, not carrying mobile phones on your body, and keeping them in airplane mode when you can ‘disconnect’ are some ways to limit your direct exposure to mobile phone radiation.

Video Link here:

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