Smart meter health surveys show striking symptom similarities

Smart meter health surveys show striking symptom similarities

Two recent studies into the health impacts of wireless smart meters show striking similarities, despite having been conducted independently of each other and on separate sides of the world.  One survey was conducted in the USA and the other, a peer reviewed study in Victoria, Australia.

Both reports list insomnia as the most commonly occurring symptom and, of the top 10 symptoms, the same 8 symptoms appear in both reports.  These symptoms include headaches, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), cognitive disturbances (memory, concentration, confusion), fatigue/weakness, dizziness, cardiac anomalies and neuropathy.

Steve Weller, Vice President of SSMA Inc., in an email to ARPANSA says, “If EHS was purely psychological as some experts suggest, it would mean that approximately 37,000,000 Europeans, 16,000,000 Americans and more than 900,000 Australians are suffering from ‘some kind of mutual mental disorder or illusion‘.  If we were really serious about investigating this issue we would conduct studies using scientists with medical and biological backgrounds rather than just psychologists and/or electrical engineers”.

Link to Report:  https://stopsmartmetersau.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/symptoms-after-exposure-to-smart-meter-radiation.pdf

http://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2015/03/25/smart-meter-health-hurveys-show-striking-symptom-similarities/

Samsung Smart Refrigerator Emitting RF Radiation Constantly

Published on Mar 7, 2015

I discovered my new Samsung RS22HDHPNSR was radiating my family and me constantly. Despite the fact that we are NOT on a smart grid, no smart meters nearby, nor do we have a WiFi router and have not configured the refrigerator to connect to anything, it is still radiating.

Right out of the box many appliances radiate RF energy. You need a good RF meter like the HF35C or the Acoustimeter from ElectraHealth.com to check for this. More and more devices are using this and ZigBee technology – because someone thinks everything should be connectable – as if that is safe, healthy, secure, and private.

“Media Blackout on Smart Meter Dangers” Wins Project Censored Award

March 12, 2015

“Media Blackout on Smart Meter Dangers” Wins Project Censored Award

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James Tracy’s story, “Health Impact of RF Radiation: Media Blackout on Smart Meter Dangers,” published at Memory Hole Blog and by Professor Michel Chossudovsky, editor of Global Research, in January 2014, was nominated by student researchers and faculty evaluators working with Project Censored at San Francisco State University and Sonoma State University in spring 2014.

The story was voted into Censored’s Top 25 at Number 14 out of a field of over 230 nominations, alongside a related article, “Two Important New Papers Show Mobile Phone Use Does Cause an Increase in Brain Tumours,” first appearing at power watch.uk.org. Both stories were featured in Project Censored’s 2015 yearbook, Censored 2015: The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2013-2014, published in October 2014.

http://memoryholeblog.com/2015/03/12/media-blackout-on-smart-meter-dangers-wins-project-censored-award/

Report: Ranking Electricity Meters for Risk to Health, Privacy, and Cyber Security

Report: Ranking Electricity Meters for Risk to Health, Privacy, and Cyber Security

This March 15, 2015 report ranking electricity meters on their risk to health, privacy and cyber security is from Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. Dr. Powell is a retired career U.S. Government scientist who holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University. During his Government career, he worked for the Executive Office of the President, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Ranking Electricity Meters for Risk to Health, Privacy, and Cyber Security

Introduction

The manufacturers of electricity meters offer a wide variety of models. And many of these models are available with a dozen or so options, leading to an enormous number of possible combinations. These meters have capabilities beyond what is required to measure the electricity consumed for the purpose of issuing a monthly bill. Unfortunately, the new capabilities present a host of risks to health, to privacy, and to cyber security, as has been widely discussed elsewhere. But, briefly –

• The risks to health arise primarily from the fact that many electricity meters communicate wirelessly with the electric power companies. They transmit radiofrequency radiation, at microwave frequencies, day and night, every day of the year, forever. That radiation travels through homes and businesses readily, and penetrates the unborn, the children, and the adults alike, disrupting health. Every transmitting meter in a community irradiates everyone in that community. So does every community-based transmitter/receiver that the electric power companies have erected to communicate wirelessly with those meters.

• The risks to privacy arise from the fact that many of the meters capture and transmit very highly time-resolved information about electricity consumption. That detailed information can reveal much about the activities taking place inside the homes and the businesses, sufficient, for example, to reveal when no one is there.

• The risks to cyber security arise, in part, from the fact that some types of meters can accept incoming wireless commands that may come from nefarious sources. Many of those meters can respond to wireless commands to shut off the electrical power to a home or a business entirely, or to accept new software programming. That new programming can alter the functions of the meters and can do so invisibly to the owners of the homes and the businesses.

Download the Full Report Here (PDF) http://electromagnetichealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Ranking-Electricity-Meters-for-Risk-to-Health-Privacy-and-Cyber-Security-1.pdf

Ranking Electricity Meters for Risk – A Summary

graphThe table summarizes the risk rankings of electricity meters, based on a detailed analysis in a longer companion document.1 “5” is the highest risk. Blank is the lowest risk. Capital letters mark meters with similar, but not necessarily identical, risk rankings. The priorities among the three types of risk addressed are these:

Health: The meters are arranged in descending order by Risk to Health, which the author believes to be the single most important risk factor.

Privacy: The meters with the same Risk to Health are arranged in descending order by Risk to Privacy.

Cyber Security: The meters with the same Risk to Health and the same Risk to Privacy are arranged in descending order by Risk to Cyber Security.

The Wireless Smart Meter poses the highest risk in all three categories of risk. In contrast, the Traditional Analog Meter poses the lowest risk in all three categories of risk. This meter is also called:

• Traditional Analog Mechanical Meter
• Traditional Analog Electromechanical Meter
• Traditional Analog Mechanical Meter with No Wireless Communications Capability
• Traditional Analog Mechanical Meter with No Electronic Circuitry.

http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/ranking-electricity-meters/

Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Smart Meter Information Consumers Should Know

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Catherine J. Frompovich
Activist Post

Over the course of a year that my electric power company in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has been installing AMI Smart Meters on homes in my area, I have been able to keep one off my house by placing a “No Permission Granted to Install Smart Meter” sign on the meter along with a padlock on the meter latch. Early in February of 2015, I received what I perceived as a threatening letter to my health, safety, and well-being, that if I don’t give PECO permission to install a Smart Meter, my electric power will be turned off, and not because I’ve not paid my bill! No utility bill wherever my late husband or I have lived ever was missed or even made as a late payment! So, I’ve decided to tell my story of what’s been going on in the USA about Smart Meters.

Smart meters basically are licensed radio stations that transmit electrical usage, occupancy times, and other information out of homes on which they are installed, thereby, providing wiretapping without proper and legal search warrants.

As a result of that illegal activity, Smart Meters are illegal and cannot be forced upon anyone since they basically are breaking federal laws, even though they supposedly function within the purview of law, especially in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania where there is no “opt out” provisions in the law. Furthermore, some U.S. Constitutional issues are involved.

Moreover, a Smart Meter basically is nothing more than “a search without a warrant every day,” hundreds of times during the day—24/7, due to the constant collection of information being transmitted out of the house. It’s nothing short of electrical, house-wiretapping! Wiretapping is illegal in all 50 states!

18 U.S. Code § 2511 – Interception and disclosure of wire, oral, or electronic communications prohibited (Source – Cornell Law)

PROPOSED MASSACHUSETTS SMART METER BILL 2868 HAS GONE TO COMMITTEE

Petitioners: Stephen L. DiNatale, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael O. Moore, Paul McMurtry, Donald H. Wong, Marjorie C. Decker, John V. Fernandes, Michelle M. DuBois, Dennis A. Rosa, Angelo L. D’Emilia, Brian M. Ashe, Geoff Diehl, Jennifer E. Benson, Keiko M. Orrall, Diana DiZoglio, Richard J. Ross

PROPOSED SMART METER BILL IN MASSACHUSETTS HAS GONE TO COMMITTEE

https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/H2868

Chapter 164 of The General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 116B the following section: SECTION 116C: SMART/WIRELESS UTILITY METER INFORMATION

An Act relative to

a) As used in this section, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1) “Electromechanical analog meter”, means a purely mechanical device, using no electronic components, no switch mode power supply, no transmitter, no antenna, and no radio frequency emissions

(2) “Utilities”, shall mean an electric, gas, or water company, or town or city-owned utility or other utility provider.

(3) “Wireless meter” shall mean: Any transmitting metering device with electronic components and/or any electric or battery operated meter that is capable of measuring, recording, and sending data from a utility consumer or member to a public utility, municipality, or cooperative association in a manner utilizing one-way communication, two -way communication, or a combination of one-way and two-way communication with any entity or device, or a device ancillary to the meter. (Common names include, but are not limited to, AMR, ERT, smart, AMI, and Comprehensive Advanced Metering Plan CAMP)

(4) “Equivalent Technology” shall mean utility infrastructure such as WiMax that extracts data using wireless frequencies, but which may be undisclosed due to proprietary rights (eg NStar)

b) The department of public utilities shall direct utilities to provide to ratepayers the following:

(1) a choice of the type of utility meters to be installed and operated on their places of residence, property or business;

(2) the ability to retain “Electromechanical analog meter” at no cost

(3) the right to replacement of a wireless meter with a non-transmitting electromechanical meter at no cost

c) The utilities shall be required to obtain the ratepayer’s written consent

(1) before installing wireless meters or equivalent technology on the ratepayer’s property

(2) before altering the functionality of said meters

d) The utilities shall provide written notice to ratepayers within 90 days of the effective date of this act for the purpose of informing said ratepayers if wireless meters have been installed on their properties. Ratepayers shall have the right to request that the utility companies remove said wireless meters and the replacement installation of electromechanical analog meters that emit no radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation at no cost or other periodic usage charges to the ratepayer for such removal, replacement installation, and use of a non-wireless utility meter. The utility company shall promptly comply with such removal and replacement installation request made by the ratepayer to said company.

e) Utility Companies are:

(1) prohibited from shutting off service to a ratepayer based on the amount of utility usage the ratepayer uses or the ratepayer having wireless meters;

(2) prohibited from imposing any disincentive on a ratepayer for not consenting to the installation or use of wireless meters;

(3) required to notify ratepayers in writing that the installation and use of wireless meters are not mandated by state or federal law and are not permitted without the ratepayer’s consent;

(4) prohibited from discriminating against ratepayers who may have medical conditions that are exacerbated by exposures to pulsed microwave radio frequencies;

(5) prohibited from installing wireless repeaters or nodes on poles in lieu of a wireless utility meter on or near the home or business of an individual requesting a non-transmitting meter.

f) The DPU shall insure that MA residents, including those who live in multi-family residences, are not adversely impacted by proximity to wireless utility meters and infrastructure.

g)The DPU shall monitor the safety of utility wireless infrastructure for all MA residents, in accordance with

(1) its mandate to provide the safe and reliable delivery of electricity for all ratepayers

(2) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including Article 17 (No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property)

(3) requirements for informed consent specified in Federal Regulations for Human Subjects Research, federal regulations (45CFR46)

prohibiting experimentation without knowledge or consent

(4) the Precautionary Principle

(5) recommendations of the Jan. 2015 European Economic and Social Committee on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

h) The DPU shall establish terms and conditions to comply with the requirements of this section.

i) This section shall take effect upon its passage

PEACEFUL PROTEST IN MONTREAL AGAINST SMART METERS MARCH 28TH!

Manifestation – 28 mars 2015 à Montréal

12 avril 1

Manifestation pacifique, familiale et légale!
Rassemblement au siège social d’Hydro-Québec ( 75 René Lévesque, Montréal ) à 13h

Le trajet à été divulgué au service de police

Pour plus d’information, trajet, liste des revendications et covoiturage à partir de différentes régions,
consulter la page FaceBook de Debout contre Hydro-Québec

Les opposants aux compteurs ont rendez-vous dès 12h 30
coin nord/ouest à l’intersection de la rue St-Urbain et du boul. René-Lévesque
(côté Complexe Desjardins)

Apportez vos pancartes et vos banderoles!

Affichettes « Nous Refusons les Compteurs » à imprimer, au choix:

compteurs électropolluantscompteurs espions.

Suggestion : une photocopie couleur de votre compteur barricadé (dimension 11′ X 17′ ) fait une excellente pancarte!

Plusieurs photos de compteurs barricadés sont disponibles ici

TRANSLATION:

Demonstration peaceful, family and legal!  Gathering at the headquarters of Hydro-Québec (75 René Lévesque, Montréal) at 1 pm the trip was disclosed to the police service for more information, route, list of claims and carpool from different regions, visit the FaceBook page of standing against Hydro-Québec counters opponents are meeting at 12:30 North/West corner at the intersection of St-Urbain Street and René-Lévesque (side Complexe Desjardins) bring your signs and your banners! Placards “We refuse meters» print choice: electropolluants meters – spyware meters. Suggestion: a color of your counter barricaded (dimension 11′ X 17′) photocopy made a great sign!