Planetary Association for Clean Energy

                                  Statement prepared by 

Planetary Association for Clean Energy

OTTAWA, Ontario K1R 6G8, Canada

Submission to the Hon. Rona Ambrose, Health Canada

further to the Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel Reviewing Safety Code 6

 Title:

 Expert Panel Review [redacted words] Safety Code 6[1]

Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy

in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz

Safety Code 6 Press Conference

Ottawa

(July 9, 2014)

Recognized as a United Nations NGO, the Planetary Association for Clean Energy (PACE) Inc. is a network of scientists, health experts, and engineers. It was created by Senator Chesley W. Carter, M.Sc. while chair of two Canadian Senate committees on Science as well as Health, in the early 1970s. With his stewardship, the PACE network was able to confirm the phenomena of acid rain and of ozone layer depletion for Canadian policy decision-makers. As a result, corrective actions were initiated, and international treaties were negotiated by Canada.

Similarly, with the National Research Council of Canada and Queen’s University, by 1975 PACE founders gave the highest priority to the question of electromagnetic field bio-effects and causality. They included Senator Carter of Newfoundland, Dr. Marcel Vogel, chief scientist at IBM, and Dr. Andrija Henry K. Puharich, MD, (also physicist, electronics expert who developed the first micro-technology hearing aids, as well as protection systems against low-level electromagnetic fields).

At the invitation of the federal government, with East European scientists at Ottawa headquarters, in 1989, we proposed exposure guidelines that provide hygiene for electromagnetic fields (ELF and RF/microwave). Since these guidelines, tens of thousands of MDs and experts in dozens of nations have participated in developing more stringent standards which have been largely accepted by the European Council (Resolution 1815 – 2011) and are in the process of being applied around the world.

We wish to stress that:

1) Although the human immune system is not fully matured until about age 18, Health Canada’s obsolete standard ignores higher infancy and childhood vulnerabilities. Instead, Safety Code 6 assumes that specific absorption tolerances of radiofrequency, microwave and wireless technology emissions only for healthy adults (Canadian federal male civil servant / military) from 1 source, and for a short duration, apply to all humans regardless of maturity, gender, health, prescription uptake and age.

2) As early as 1971, several hearing aids patents held by Dr. Puharich explain that weak frequency-modulated microwaves induce sound in the head at very weak power densities, in the presence of other fields such as from electric power & wiring and appliances. [Audio “hash” and pulses demonstrated this principle for the audience.] Numerous individuals can follow third-party communications with such “microwave hearing” due to the intensity of second-hand emissions prevalent now in Canada – including airplane / control tower exchanges near airports – a phenomenon which can be disruptive and even embarrassing, but also of national security risk. (Remote Key FOBs held against head extend range of transmission waves as they pass through the head to extend operating range: an example of interaction of low level emissions and brain liquids alone).

3) Background wireless technology levels are increasing throughout our homes, schools and places of work. Signal levels in classrooms, and in bedrooms, are a significant co-factor in brain disruption, learning and in sleep deprivation (which entail massive social and business costs in accidents and errors).

  1. a) An estimated 1 million children are affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in Canada alone; weak EMF exposure is a known co-factor in these disorders.
  1. b) This biological stress does not discriminate based on age. Approximately 750,000 Canadians have Alzheimer’s, for which microwave disturbance is a co-factor. Though historically assumed to be a disease of aging, in recent years this condition is being diagnosed in middle-aged citizens.

4) In some parts of Canada, “second-hand” background power density of outdoor EMF from many sources already exceed up to 40 times the Safety Code 6. Frequencies from emissions of SMART meter transmitters, data-collection systems on LAN/NAN networks, compact fluorescent & other light technology with ballasts, portable wireless technology devices, WiFi routers, computers, are added to a full range of traditional media transmitters (e.g. CN Tower).

5) So elevated now are wireless technology emissions that according to the United Nations’ estimates, over $80 billion of precious electric power is wasted into the air by microwaves worldwide. The electrical energy is being generated by costly means, which also exacerbate climate change.

Before World War I, messages could be sent from an individual to another over a telegraph wire, or even by carrier pigeon! A century later, to carry a message between 2 persons requires millions of dangerous microwave signals that are widely dispersed into space. And often the message is of low clarity!

For the sake of preserving both our civilization and our biosphere, we must innovate safe alternative communication systems, and back them up with new and more responsible “safety codes. For example, on October 26, 2001, a Russian scientist sent a person-to-person “cellphone” message from a site in Germany to St-Petersburg without needed electricity and without dangerous microwaves. Instead he employed gravitational waves, with negligible power at source.

Dr. Andrew Michrowski

The Planetary Association for Clean Energy, Inc.

Ottawa

(613) 236-6265

paceincnet@gmail.com

[1] Title indicated in contract between Health Canada and the Royal Society of Canada.

Judge Rules Electric Utility’s Smart Meter Opt Out Fees Violate State Law; PSREC Refuses to Reconnect

Judge Rules Electric Utility’s Smart Meter Opt Out Fees Violate State Law; PSREC Refuses to Reconnect

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QUINCY, CA — A utility cooperative in rural Northern California has been ordered by Plumas County Superior Court Judge Janet Hilde to:

 “…cancel the opt out fee and monthly fee for reading the analog meter, allowing Plaintiff (StopSmartMeters.org Director Josh Hart) to self-read the analog meter.”

The decision last week comes 14 months after Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) cut the electric wires to the Hart household in February 2014 though the family have paid for their full electric usage minus the illegal “opt out” fees.  During that time, they have been living without electricity in an all-electric home in the Sierra Nevada mountains, without either a fridge or hot running water, depending on a wood stove for heat, cooking, and heating water. The family is continuing to hold out and have refused to sign PSREC’s proposed agreement that would have traded Mr. Hart’s silence about the dispute over the utility’s hazardous smart meters for restoration of electricity service.  “We refuse to be extorted, coerced, or silenced,” says Plaintiff and veteran anti-smart meter organizer Josh Hart.  “It’s about time PSREC is held to account for its flagrant violations of disability rights.  The court’s decision has vindicated our standing up to the utility and confirmed that PSREC is indeed violating the law. They must obey the law and reconnect services.”

Bob Marshall

In the small claims court case brought by Mr. Hart in March, Judge Hilde found that PSREC and its General Manager Bob Marshall violated state discrimination law.  The fees: $141 to start and $15/ month to use an analog meter, were found to be illegal under CA law as the utility levied a fee for what they knew was a simple accommodation of a physician-confirmed functional impairment, or disability — the removal of RF emitting equipment from the premises.

Judge Hilde’s decision states:

“Plaintiff presented the court with a letter from his physician, stating that he has a condition, Electromagnetic Field Hypersensitivity, which causes him to suffer from headaches and other medical symptoms when exposed to radio frequency from smart meters. Plaintiff also provided the court with copy of the California Public Utility Code section 453(b) which provides in part: ‘No public utility shall prejudice, disadvantage, or require different rates or deposit amounts from a person because of ancestry, medical condition, marital status, or change in marital status, occupation, or any characteristic listed or defined in section 11135 of the Government Code’”

Though Judge Hilde has now ruled that the fees are illegal, and ordered PSREC to offer a self-read based electric service, General Manager Bob Marshall refuses to comply with the judge’s order, and is refusing to restore electricity to the home.  Marshall and the PSREC Board of Directors say they plan to appeal the case. Hart asks, “Is it really in the public interest to spend ratepayer money on expensive attorneys to continue to refuse paying customers, unreasonably deny service, and defend illegal and discriminatory behavior?”  

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When Mr. Hart attempted to attend the annual meeting of the cooperative and vote in the election for directors in September, PSREC officials threatened him with arrest for “trespassing,” even though Mr. Hart was at the time a member and received an invitation to the event. “PSREC is retaliating against us for speaking the truth about their hazardous metering systems.  Their continued refusal to reconnect our home, even in the face of community pressure and a judge’s order is petty and vindictive, and is only driving more attention to an issue they’d probably prefer to sweep under the rug.”

This is not the first time that local courts have sided with smart meter radiation poisoning victims.  In 2012, a small claims judge in Santa Ana ruled that So Cal Edison replace an analog meter on the home of a woman who was made sick by the new wireless “smart” meter (see download below).  A woman in Santa Cruz County settled out of court with PG&E after she brought a small claims case for reimbursement for thousands of dollars spent to shield her apartment against radiation that was causing tinnitus and other health problems.

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This legal victory for the Harts and the broader Stop Smart Meters! movement contributes to the ongoing erosion of the legitimacy of smart meter “opt out fees” nationally. Earlier this week, the Arizona Corporation Commission voted to suspend such fees statewide, while legislation in the state of Vermont already prohibits such fees.  “The fires, the health problems, and the recent simultaneous explosion of hundreds of smart meters in Stockton point to the fact that we should be abandoning the entire ill-conceived system — not just be dropping the fees. Charging for the use of safe and secure analog meters, and disconnecting paying customers is a violation of the law and community moral standards,” stated Hart.

http://stopsmartmeters.org/