SMART METERS SHOULD BE CLASSED AS WEAPONS OF WAR?

Published on Apr 13, 2015

SMART METERS SHOULD BE CLASSED AS WEAPONS OF WAR? Jerry Flynn joins the show – a former Captain in the Communications Electronics Engineering Branch of the Royal Canadian Navy – Jerry studied virtually every aspect of wireless radio communications, including radio theory, antenna theory, specializing in the radio frequency spectrum, electronic warfare and so much more.

Jerry Flynn’s presentation from Oct 4, 2012 – the National Day of Action – powerfully illustrates the harm which smart meters and pulsed microwave radiation are doing to human beings, and all life.  Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-F3nf47kAs

Collusion – Conspiracy – Corruption – it’s all here! Tune in.

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May 2, 2015

Military Electronic Warfare Expert Warns of Covert Genocide 6

USAF Electronic Warfare Center

Since the 1950s, Soviet/Russian and U.S. Militaries have  been researching electromagnetic frequencies to determine which are the most harmful to humans.

“Governments must no longer ignore what the Soviet/Russian and U.S. Militaries learned from their seven-decades-long exhaustive research: a) microwaves are the perfect military weapon; b) low-level, pulsed, non-thermal radiation – at even the weakest levels – is harmful to all living things; and, c) the most lethal frequencies within the entire RF band are between 900 MHz to 5 GHz – and are particularly lethal to a human’s central nervous system and immune system. Any EMR emitted on microwave frequencies is a potential weapon – not a consumer product!”

youtube-icon-square-66Jerry Flynn SpeakUpandStayAlive’s channel Apr 13, 2015

Oct, 2012 – National Day Of Action Against Smart Meters with Jerry Flynn (Video)

.April 29, 2015

James G. (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Retired)
5181 Gainsberg Road,
Bowser, B.C., V0R 1G0
778 424-9609

Parliamentary Health Committee (HESA) 2015
Ottawa, ON. Canada

Dear Committee Members,

Safety Code 6 plus Corruption = An Emerging Genocide!

Distinguished international scientists and leading health researchers in the recondite science of non-ionizing radiation know that the most dangerous threat to human health – EVER – is the ongoing, unchecked proliferation of wireless radio devices, such as Smart Meters, baby monitors, cell phones, cell phone towers, cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers, Wi-Fi and WiMAX installations (which can blanket entire major cities!), GPS, Bluetooth, tablet and laptop computers, Interactive TV games, RFIDs, etc., all of which emit toxic “low-level, pulsed, non-thermal radio frequency (RF) radiation”!

For clarity, “microwaves” are electromagnetic waves with frequencies between 300 MHz (0.3 GHz) and 300 GHz in the RF spectrum, which spans from 3 kHz to 300 GHz.

I am a retired Canadian Armed Forces captain who spent 22 of my 26 years in the military in the arcane fields of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). At the zenith of my career, I was the Executive Officer and Operations Officer at one of Canada’s largest and most sensitive intelligence-gathering stations, where for two years I personally directed some 200-plus specially-trained radio operators and technicians. Subsequently, I was posted into National Defense Headquarters (NDHQ), Ottawa, into the Directorate of Electronic Warfare (DEW). In this two-year period, I worked closely with U.S., Canadian and NATA army E.W. units, completed a lengthy NATO army EW officers’ course in Anzio, Italy and participated in a major NATO army EW field exercise in the Black Forest of Germany. Earlier in my career, I conducted EW aboard two Canadian warships in exercises with Canadian, U.S. and other international naval allies. My bread and butter for more than 22 years was the radio frequency (RF) spectrum.

Military History
All governments need to realize that, since at least the 1950s, Soviet/Russian and U.S. Militaries have each spent vast sums of money painstakingly studying and cataloguing all RF frequencies to determine which are the most harmful to humans! The Soviets irradiated the U.S. Embassy in Moscow for 23 years (1953-1976) for just 6-8 hours a day, five days a week, using similar frequencies, similar modulations, and even less power than are used in today’s Smart Meters, baby monitors, cell phones, etc.! Even though the Embassy was irradiated for what amounted to just 25% of the time, three U.S. ambassadors died: two from cancer, one from Leukemia-like symptoms; 16 women developed breast cancer, and most other staff suffered illnesses of some sort. The U.S. military responded by launching its Project Pandora (1954-1971), from which they too learned which specific frequencies, with which modulations, at what power densities had the most devastating effects on humans – which included: cancers, heart attacks, hysteria, trauma, suicides, etc.

Governments need to realize that all modern militaries now possess ever-expanding arsenals of EW weapons, which use precisely the same RF frequencies that inexcusably ignorant Industry Canada today permits wireless and telecom companies, and now utilities, to utilize in their wireless products (see below)! Militaries have long known that:

  • Microwaves are the “perfect” weapon, for one cannot hear, see, smell, taste or feel them, plus they leave no trace of evidence!
  • Frequencies within the band 900 MHz (or 0.9 GHz) to 5 GHz are the most lethal against humans because they penetrate more deeply all organ systems of the body and therefore put all human organs at risk!
    (Yet Industry Canada has authorized baby monitors, Smart Meters and all of today’s other wireless devices to operate in this very band of frequencies!)
  • ‘Pulsed’ radiation is more harmful to humans than is “continuous wave” radiation.
    (Yet Industry Canada permits today’s wireless products to emit pulsed radiation!)
  • The harmful effects of EMR (electromagnetic radiation) are cumulative; they add up!
  • Certain frequencies are unique in that the weakest levels of radiation, for reasons unknown, cause more harm to humans than does more powerful radiation.
  • Soviet/Russian scientists produced thousands of studies, which were offered to the West, showing that non-thermal radiation (the kind emitted by today’s wireless products) is harmful to all life forms. Both the corrupt WHO (World Health Organization) and ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) – who study only thermal radiation – refused the offer, thus denying Western scientists the opportunity to learn about non-thermal radiation from the Soviet/Russian studies!
  • http://www.weepinitiative.org/LINKEDDOCS/scientific/20080117_bevington_emfs.pdf
  • http://www.emfacts.com/2012/08/rncnirp-to-issue-report-on-russian-rf-research/

Non-Military Science
Distinguished scientists and leading health researchers around the globe know that:

  • There is no such thing as a ‘safe’ threshold of radiation; the only ‘safe’ level is zero!
  • The non-thermal RF radiation (also called EMR) emitted by all wireless devices is cumulative; it all combines and blends together, like an ever-thickening fog!
  • Non-thermal EMR causes, promotes or is linked to the exponential rise in all of today’s major illnesses, including all cancers, ADHD, asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, leukemia, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Autism, ADD, Parkinson’s, ALS, etc. (Yet Health Canada refuses to admit this!)
  • Cancers and other major diseases have a latency period of 10-15 years or more!
  • Cell phones have never been tested for ‘safety’ in any jurisdiction to prove they can be used by and/or around people on a continuous 24/7/365 basis, in perpetuity)!
  • In 1984, the U.S. FDA (Food and Drug Administration) exempted cell phones from having to undergo mandatory ‘pre-market’ testing because industry convinced them that cell phone radiation was too weak to be of concern. This opened the flood-gates for today’s constellation of wireless devices, including Smart Meters, all of which use the same technology on similar frequencies!
  • Not one peer-reviewed scientific study exists – anywhere – showing that cell phones are safe!
  • The U.S. Cell phone industry’s own six-year study ($28.5-million USD, in ’93-’99) showed they are not safe!
  • All cell phone Owner Manuals contain, in very fine print, warnings for the user not to hold the phone closer than, in the case of Blackberry – 0.98”; Apple – 5/8”; Motorola – 1” from any part of the body – not just the head!
  • Since 2001 Motorola, Nokia, Siemens and other cell phone companies have taken out global patents that acknowledge cell phone radiation can lead to cancers!
  • Wireless and cell phone companies, and electric utilities cannot get insurance against health-related claims attributed to wireless radiation!
  • In 2010, CTIA’s (Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association)’s own Sr. VP External and State Affairs told a public audience in California: “I have not told you once, not once, that cell phones are safe; The FCC is telling you they are safe!” (CTIA is the industry’s association that lobbies all levels of government across the U.S. on behalf of its members)

It is absolutely frightening to realize how completely inept and negligent the Government of Canada has been since the 1980s in fulfilling its duty to protect the public from the toxic non-thermal EMR” emitted by wireless radio devices! Aside from Health Canada – who are notoriously corrupt, dating back to the 1970s – not one competent senior health authority exists – either in Ottawa or in any of the provinces – who has any meaningful knowledge of or expertise in this form of radiation – which is literally everywhere today! This means that: No provincial Minister of Health; No provincial senior public health officer (PHO); No national Chief PHO; No member of Canada’s “Pan-Canadian Public Health Network”; Nor, I suspect, any senior member of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is capable of protecting the Canadian public, because they are all ignorant of non-thermal EMR – which Health Canada steadfastly insists does not harm people! Shocking! Disgraceful! Absolutely criminal!

It is impossible to exaggerate the unprecedented danger all Canadians find themselves in today (as is the case for most people in the world), which could not possibly have happened had this admittedly recondite subject matter (non-ionizing radiation) been taught to aspiring medical doctors in medical schools; been recognized or understood by the CMA; or had our series of national Chief PHOs been selected more carefully. With no one to provide oversight, Health Canada continues to be able to do much as it pleases. One has only to Google: “Michael Repacholi, World Health Organization, Corruption,” to gain a glimpse of the corruption just one scientist brought, not only to Health Canada, but to ICNIRP and then to the WHO itself! Another glimpse can be had by Googling: “Health Canada, Conflict of Interest, Sharon Noble.

All governments in Canada and the public need to also note that, with no competent health authority to question or challenge its decisions, Health Canada has been free to promulgate a ‘one size fits all’ radiation Exposure Limit in Safety Code 6, which applies to all Canadians – regardless of size or the state of one’s health! It makes no distinction between tiny developing embryos, pregnant women, newborn babies, children, normal-sized adults, huge men and women, the sick and elderly! Yet scientists have known for years that a baby’s skull absorbs at least five (5) times as much radiation as does an adult’s!

All levels of government, all health care authorities across Canada, and the CMA itself need to wake up and realize that both Health Canada and Industry Canada are – and have been for decades – deeply embedded with what has become a corrupt cartel of the four radiation Regulatory Agencies: WHO, ICNIRP, IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). All share similar egregiously high radiation Exposure Limits – which are amongst the highest/most dangerous in the world! All have strong ties to the electricity industry! http://www.next-up.org/pdf/who_conflict.pdf

Neither Health Canada nor any of its corrupt cartel colleagues will recognize (admit) that:

  • Non-thermal EMR can be harmful to humans and all life forms!
    (Their collective position is: “If the radiation does not heat the skin, it cannot be harmful”!)
  • Powerline (60 Hz) electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are harmful to people!
    (Scientists say that a safe ambient level of EMFs in a home would be not more than 1 mG (milliGauss)! They’ve known for decades that an ambient level of just 3-4 mG causes Leukemia in children! Russia allows up to 1.5 mG; Sweden, up to 2.5 mG!
    Note: Contrast the above with all members of the ‘Western cartel; who are tied to the electricity industry: Health Canada – says EMFs have not been proven harmful, and therefore it allows EMFs up to 1,000 m’G! IEEE – allows up to 10,000 mG! ICNIRP and WHO – both allow 2,000 mG for short term exposure in residences, and up to 9,000 mG for short term occupational exposure! http://www.next-up.org/pdf/who_conflict.pdf
  • EHS is a legitimate impairment or disability people experience when constantly exposed to EMR and/or EMFs! (Discovered by German scientists in 1932, the WHO finally recognized EHS in 2005, as have many countries of the world. It is known that Nikola Tesla was EHS!
  • http://www.weepinitiative.org/LINKEDDOCS/scientific/20080117_bevington_emfs.pdf

Governments must no longer ignore what the Soviet/Russian and U.S. Militaries learned from their seven-decades-long exhaustive research: a) microwaves are the perfect military weapon; b) low-level, pulsed, non-thermal radiation – at even the weakest levels – is harmful to all living things; and, c) the most lethal frequencies within the entire RF band are between 900 MHz to 5 GHz – and are particularly lethal to a human’s central nervous system and immune system. Any EMR emitted on microwave frequencies is a potential weapon – not a consumer product!

That Industry Canada could see fit to permit today’s wireless radio devices, such as Smart Meters, baby monitors, cell phones, etc., to utilize the above-mentioned band of lethal frequencies speaks volumes for their gross ignorance of what militaries have long known. There exist today literally thousands of studies done by honest scientists from around the world showing that any wireless radio device is harmful to people, flora and fauna! The evidence is simply too compelling. In all decency, it must no longer be ignored!

In closing, I have evidence to support everything I have said above. My earnest hope is that each of you is now better able to understand today’s reality. One cannot exaggerate the scale and scope of today’s corruption — that now literally threatens the entire globe! Unless you and other honest elected officials elsewhere put a stop to this insanity, mankind’s worst-ever genocide will become a reality! I am available to answer questions. Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,

Jerry Flynn
James G. (“Jerry”) Flynn, Captain (Retired)
5181 Gainsberg Road,
Bowser, B.C., V0R 1G0
778 424-9609

http://chemtrailsplanet.net/2015/05/02/military-electronic-warfare-expert-warns-of-covert-genocide/

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The New Sound of Crowd Control

Imagine being held prisoner in your own body by illegal pure tones that are not intermittent.  the Pure tones have been measured in our environment employing 4 different disciplines to collect the data.  The results were all the same; confirming that the pure tones are in our air 24 hours a day non stop; the power lines have become an antenna for this pollution; radiating on the power grid across the country and trespassing into every public and private building in America!  Read the H.E.S.E. Report on EMR noise pollution and how this has impacted our wildlife.  Study, research learn about what this does to our biology.   The digital communication called PLC, BPL and various other labels are intended to make it difficult for the general public to obtain information understandable to the layperson.  The cat is out of the bag.  How long are utilities/corp government going to continue to stonewall the innocent victims who are exposed to the pulsed RF signals riding on the power lines?  The power lines are being used as a weapon of mass destruction.  This must be stopped.  The video below shows how this weapon can be used, but this is an intermittent tone, so imagine it not being turned off ever!!!…..Sandaura

Photo: Moth Dust​

The New Sound of Crowd Control

Written by Alex Pasternack

December 17, 2014 // 10:15 AM EST

One popular device, the LRAD-100X, was used in Ferguson, and on two days last week, it was used to warn off demonstrators in New York City protesting the death of Eric Garner. According to its manufacturer, the LRAD offers police “near instantaneous escalation across the force protection spectrum” to “shape the behavior of potential threats.”

What would that sound like?

Unlike a conventional speaker, which vibrates a diaphragm to amplify sound, the LRAD uses piezoelectric transducers to concentrate and direct acoustic energy. Inner and outer transducers bend and vibrate to create sound waves that are not completely in phase with each other. This creates sound waves that cancel out those in the outermost edges of the beam. It also creates a sound that is “flatter” than usual, with minimal dispersion as it propagates. The LRAD’s sound waves also interact with the air in ways that create additional frequencies within the wave, thus amplifying the sound and pitch. This allows for voice commands—pre-recorded and played off its built-in MP3 player, or spoken by an officer into a microphone—at a volume meant to be intelligible 600 meters away.

The machine’s “alert mode” is its deterrent feature. Imagine pressing your head against the hood of a car while its alarm is going off. Permanent hearing loss begins with a sustained sound that’s louder than 90 ​dB SPL—for example, a subway train 200 feet away—but you won’t start to feel immediate pain until 120 decibels, about the loudness of a shotgun blast. At 160 dB—a little less loud than a rocket launch—your eardrum will burst.

The tones of the LRAD can reach as high as 152 decibels—20 to 30 dB louder than a bullhorn—which can easily cause permanent hearing damage. It’s a siren that makes the adjective “earsplitting” much less of a metaphor.​

Full article at:  http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-new-sound-of-crowd-control

Woodstock, NY-Smart meter foes want more action from town board

Woodstock

meter SQFoes of so-called smart meters urged the Town Board to take a stand against Central Hudson to prevent their installation and argued the alternative offered by the utility isn’t any safer.

“All these wireless devices aren’t safe,” resident Steve Romine, a frequent letter writer to this paper, said. “Especially smart meters.” Romine wants the issue on the agenda next month so he can make a presentation about the health and safety risks.

Romine, active with the group Stop Smart Meters, said a child absorbs twice the radiation of an adult and 10 times the radiation in their bones as an adult, yet when devices emitting radio waves are tested with a 200-pound man with an 11-pound head in mind.

“We’re all being overexposed. Now they want to put ERT meters on people’s houses?” he said. “Even if you don’t have it on your house, you still have all your neighbors with it.”

Smart meters can transmit usage data through the power lines to the utility. They can also communicate with some newer appliances, gathering specific consumption data and in some cases, even command appliances to turn off if a brownout or blackout is imminent.

Opponents cry foul, saying the electromagnetic and wireless radiation affects some people’s health.

Central Hudson allows ratepayers to opt out of the smart meters, but the only alternative is installation of an ERT, or Encoder Receiver Transmitter meter. These meters do not transmit usage data through the grid, but they do emit radio frequencies allowing utility personnel to take readings from their vehicles or with a handheld reader. Foes say the electromagnetic and radio frequencies emitted by ERT meters make them just as unhealthy as smart meters.

Many want the ability to keep their old analog meters, but Central Hudson claims the old meters aren’t being made anymore and aren’t supported. But Romine said that isn’t true. In fact he recently purchased a new analog meter.

Councilwoman Cathy Magarelli wants the board to pass a resolution that gives Woodstock residents the ability to purchase an analog meter. Supervisor Jeremy Wilber said at the very least, residents should be able to keep their existing analog meter.

Randi Steele said the threat of canceling service seems to work, but that requires an alternative source of power. “I still have an original analog meter and the reason why I do is because when Central Hudson tried to switch out ours, I showed them our generator,” Steele said. “I said if you take the analog meter, you say you’re going to measure me through digital meter and I cancel my account. They have left me alone since.”

Resident Chris Finley said he had to call an ambulance to his ERT meter-equipped apartment last week because his wife had collapsed on the floor. “My wife is a 44-year-old mother of three children. Very healthy. Strong as an ox,” Finley said. “She was in terrible pain. She was in a heap on the floor.”

He has had his share of symptoms, too. “I get these terrible pains in my neck. These terrible Charley horses and I’m a rugby player. I played for years. I’m very physically fit,” Finley said.

He asked for a ban of the meters, which was already done two years ago through a resolution that was more symbolic than anything.

“We won’t be able to help you there. They’re regulated by the State of New York. They’re not regulated by us,” Wilber said. “For instance…We know that cigarettes kill people. But we cannot ban the sale of cigarettes within the town of Woodstock.” Wilber suggested complaints are better directed to the Public Service Commission, but Finley said that’s been tried with no result.

“They won’t do anything. They are basically bought and sold by the utility companies and they won’t do anything,” Finley said.

Wilber said the town could pass another resolution or even a law, but he doesn’t see the point.

“You’re adopting a law that’s saying if you don’t follow this law you are going to be punished, either by fine or by jail,” he said. “And then we’re going to adopt this knowing that it wouldn’t stand the first test in court. It’s too cynical.”

Councilman Ken Panza said the town has a “pretty good track record” of getting information out about the meters through resolutions and community forums. While he understands people may suffer from effects of energy emitted by the meters, Panza said he’d like to see data about whether the old analog meters are any more effective in keeping electromagnetic energy to a minimum.

Steele thinks the push for smart meters is more sinister and energy efficiency is not the top goal.

“The reason why the Public Utilities Commission and all the other commissions up to the FCC are actually pushing this is because this is all a part of the surveillance state,” she said. “Every new appliance that’s sold now has to have a WiFi chip in it with the specific purpose of communicating with these infernal fourth-amendment-violating meters,” giving the electric company the ability to turn off appliances because of an alleged power or grid issue, Steele added.

Wilber said the board can place the matter on the agenda if Romine or anyone else specifies what action they want the board to take.

http://www.woodstockx.com/2015/04/27/smart-meter-foes-want-more-action-from-town-board/

The New Sound of Crowd Control

Imagine being held prisoner in your own body by illegal pure tones. Pure tones are not natural and do not belong in our air. Pure tones are a Public Health Hazard.  The Pure tones have been measured, employing 4 different disciplines to collect the evidence.  The results were all the same; confirming that the pure tones are in our air 24 hours a day non stop; the power lines have become an antenna for this pollution; radiating on the power grid across the country and trespassing into every public and private building in America!  Read the H.E.S.E. Report on EMR noise pollution and how this has impacted our wildlife.  Study, research learn about what this does to our biology.   The digital communication called PLC, BPL and various other labels are intended to make it difficult for the general public to obtain information understandable to the layperson.  The cat is out of the bag.  How long are utilities/corp government going to continue to stonewall the innocent victims who are exposed to the pulsed RF signals riding on the power lines?  The power lines are being used as a weapon of mass destruction.  This must be stopped.  The video below shows how this weapon can be used, but this is an intermittent tone, so imagine it not being turned off ever!!!…..Sandaura

Photo: Moth Dust​

The New Sound of Crowd Control

Written by Alex Pasternack

December 17, 2014 // 10:15 AM EST

An LRAD is a long-range acoustic device, a powerful portable speaker designed to scare people away with sound, and it’s becoming increasingly popular among police departments. It is often described by critics as a sound cannon, offering a user “the ability to issue clear, authoritative verbal commands, followed with powerful deterrent tones.”

One popular device, the LRAD-100X, was used in Ferguson, and on two days last week, it was used to warn off demonstrators in New York City protesting the death of Eric Garner. According to its manufacturer, the LRAD offers police “near instantaneous escalation across the force protection spectrum” to “shape the behavior of potential threats.”

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-new-sound-of-crowd-control

Scientists Decry Canada’s outdated Wi-Fi Safety Rules

CMAJ /Medical Knowledge that Matters

Paul Christopher Webster, Toronto, Ont.

May 7, 2015

Scientists decry Canada’s outdated Wi-Fi safety rules

Scientists and safety advocates say Health Canada new rules do not take into account many new studies on the safety of cellphones and other wireless devices.

ederal parliamentarians concluded three hearings into Health Canada’s safety regulations for cellphones and other wireless devices by asking for a detailed analysis of numerous recent cancer studies that indicate far tougher safety regulations may be warranted.

The studies in question were not acknowledged in the scientific review, Safety Code 6 (2015) — Rationale, which exclusively released to CMAJ by Health Canada. The Safety Code 6 guideline, which was released Mar. 13, states that no new biological information pertinent to safety guidelines has emerged since 2009. Further, it states that the large number of recent studies raising safety concerns “suffer from a lack of evidence of causality, biological plausibility and reproducibility and do not provide a credible foundation for making science-based recommendations.”

This contention led scientists and safety advocates at the hearings before Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health to mount a withering attack, saying that Health Canada’s Rationale and Safety Code 6 are outdated, incomplete and invalid.

As a result, at the conclusion of the hearings on Apr. 30, the Standing Committee on Health asked Health Canada to “provide detailed information in the form of a full scientific monograph” on its assessment of 140 studies identified as alarming by Canadians for Safe Technology, an Oakville, Ontario–based advocacy group.

The group’s CEO, Frank Clegg told the health committee on Apr. 23 that despite paying the Royal Society of Canada $100 000 to convene a panel to assess the safety of radiowave-emitting devices (a panel that was subsequently marred by conflict-of-interest allegations and the resignation of its chairman) “Health Canada has not invested the necessary time, nor had the balanced opinion of experts necessary to undertake a proper review.”

After noting that health regulators failed to forestall public health disasters with tobacco, asbestos, bisphenol A, thalidomide, DDT and urea formaldehyde insulation, Clegg said “prudent avoidance” should be recommended with cellphones and Wi-Fi “until the science proves beyond reasonable doubt that there is no potential for harm. For the last three years science has published a new study every month that shows irreparable harm at levels below Safety Code 6.”

Clegg told the health committee that China and Russia have guidelines 100 times safer than Health Canada’s Safety Code 6. “Canada should be among progressive countries such as France, Belgium and Taiwan that have laws in place to protect children in the home and at school or daycare centres,” Clegg says.

“A proper scientific evaluation would clearly show that Health Canada is not taking the appropriate action to safeguard the health of Canadians.”

Clegg’s comments echo those of Terence Young, the Conservative MP for Oakville, Ont. who has a record of successfully proposing and passing health safety legislation. In January, Young tabled a private member’s bill that would require manufacturers to place clearly visible safety warnings on all cellphones, cordless phones and radio frequency–emitting devices such as Wi-Fi transmitters.

In an intense confrontation at the health committee meeting, Young demanded that Health Canada explain its methodologies for rejecting evidence from a series of recently published studies by Swedish researcher Dr. Lennart Hardell. In his most recent study, Hardell concluded “that glioma and also acoustic neuroma are caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones, and thus regarded as carcinogenic …indicating that current guidelines for exposure should be urgently revised” (Pathophysiology 2015;22:1-13).

James McNamee, chief, Health Effects and Assessments Division, at Health Canada’s Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, who is the Rationale’s principal author, responded to Young’s inquiry. He said the department’s evaluation principally relied on a scientific review completed in May 2011 by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which concluded that cellphones and other wireless devices such as cordless phones and Wi-Fi transmitters are possibly — although not probably — carcinogenic.

“We’re subject to the evidence base we have at this time,” said McNamee, who coauthored two scientific reviews with scientists who have acknowledged accepting payments from industry and government in return for promoting industry and government safety assurances (J Toxicol Environ Health B 2009​12:2004-7; Int J Radiat Biol 2005 81:189-203).

McNamee’s reliance on the studies included in the IARC’s four-year-old review as still the most pertinent evidence available was subsequently called into question during the health committee hearings by one the IARC review’s own authors.

Dr. Anthony Miller, a University of Toronto professor emeritus who served as scientific secretary for the IARC panel, says Hardell’s new research “reinforces the evidence that radio frequency fields are not just a possible human carcinogen, but a probable human carcinogen.”

Hardell’s studies, Miller told the committee members, “would be impossible to ignore in regulatory approaches to such a hazard” had Health Canada carefully considered them.

Hardell agrees. After reviewing the Rationale, Hardell described Health Canada’s safety guidelines in an interview with CMAJ as “a disaster to public health” and based on a scientific analysis “unwilling or not competent to make evaluation of the current literature.”

Miller says the Rationale overlooks numerous other important studies as well as Hardell’s, including a recent study by Gaëlle Coureau, of Université Bordeaux Segalen, which concluded that it supports “previous findings concerning a possible association between heavy mobile phone use and brain tumours” (Occup Environ Med 2014;71:514–22).

After reviewing the Rationale, Coureau told CMAJ its analysis of the epidemiological literature did not warrant discussion.

Hardell and Coureau are not the only authors of recent studies raising concerns about cellphone safety who take issue with McNamee’s Rationale and Safety Code 6.

At McGill University in Montréal, Paul Héroux, author of a recent paper indicating extra-low-frequency magnetic fields alter cancer cells through metabolic restriction, describes the Rationale as a document that deliberately ignores all studies that call Safety Code 6 into question (Electromagn Biol Med 2014;​33:264-75). “The soul of science is to revise health protection when evidence undermines previous thinking and this review fails to do that.”

At Washington University in Seattle, Henry Lai, author of numerous studies indicating radiofrequency exposure appears to affect DNA damage and repair, described the Rationale to CMAJ as “simplistic and out-of-date” with “too much focus on dosimetry and theoretical calculations, at the expense of basic concepts of biology and health”

The Rationale, Lai adds “fails to take into account at least a couple of hundred papers published between 2009 and 2014 on the biological effects of radiofrequency radiation, such as changes in cellular and reproductive functions. Many of these studies show effects at exposure levels much lower than the [Safety Code 6] limits.”

Although CMAJ was invited by Health Canada to interview McNamee before he testified to the committee, the invitation was withdrawn without explanation after he testified. In response to written questions submitted to McNamee by CMAJ, Health Canada emailed a statement on Apr. 30 explaining that “Departmental scientists considered all available peer-reviewed scientific studies when developing the exposure limits in the revised Safety Code 6.”

Their review “employed a weight-of-evidence approach when evaluating possible health risks,” the Department explained, while acknowledging it has elected not to publish McNamee’s Rationale on its website devoted to Safety Code 6. “Health Canada’s updated Safety Code 6 makes Canada’s limits among the most stringent science-based limits in the world,” it added.

http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/7may15_scientists-decry-canadas-outdated-wi-fi-safety-rules.xhtml

DOI:10.1503/cmaj.109-5061

Houston’s ‘smart’ parking meters have ‘dumb’ receipt problems

Note the timeline in this article; referring to smart parking meters in 2006. This is when the digital data and communication on powerlines aka, powerline communication was turned on across the country and when the NOISE POLLUTION OF ILLEGAL PURE TONES to this day is assaulting innocent people in their homes 24 hours a day.  The pulsed RF signals are effecting your bio rhythms, whether you are able to hear the pure tones or not!!  Your symptoms may not be diagnosed properly because of the ignorance and stonewalling around the Health impact of the Smart Grid technology.  Do your research.

Houston’s ‘smart’ parking meters have ‘dumb’ receipt problems

Since 2014, more than 6,600 citizens complained about parking meters to the city of Houston’s 311 helpline.

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They can be finicky.

Persnickety.

Downright bullheaded for their solar-powered brain.

Houston’s “smart” parking meters first hit the streets back in 2006, back in the days of flip phones. They are old school, and the I-Team discovered citizens are the ones who wind up feeling their age.

“These meters ain’t smart at all, they’re dumb,” said Denice Ryan.

Since 2014, more than 6,600 citizens complained about parking meters to the city of Houston’s 311 helpline. More than two-thirds of those complaints were for gobbling up money and not printing a receipt.

“It’s a huge hassle,” said Kendall Jenkins.

“It’s frustrating,” added Yvonne Compton.

But the city is somewhat blind to it all. Maria Irshad oversees parking management for the Houston Department of Administrative and Regulatory Affairs.

I-Team: “If there’s a paper jam, you won’t necessarily know back at headquarters, do you?

Irshad: “No, we won’t know that.”

 The city won’t know because the smart meters aren’t smart enough to know when to send an alert.

“The meter doesn’t know that it’s not spitting the receipt out, so we rely on our customers to call 311,” Irshad said.

Bridget Ajufo was doing just that when we ran into her at a parking meter on Franklin Street downtown. It ate her two dollars, and our two bucks as well when we tried to help.

“I’m afraid to leave my car here and get ticketed,” Ajufo said.

To avoid a ticket in cases like that, 311 gives citizens a service request number to write down and put on your dash. That is supposed to flag parking compliance officers to steer clear.

But the I-Team found a problem there, too.

“We left a note saying what was going on with the meters,” Emily Dominguez said after running into two broken meters on Congress Avenue downtown.

She wasn’t the only one.

Dominguez: “There were five or six cars.”

I-Team: “All with notes?”

Dominguez: “Yes.”

I-Team: “All who tried to pay?”

Dominguez: “Yes.”

I-Team: “All who couldn’t get a receipt?”

Dominguez: “Right.”

But despite all that, Dominguez came back from lunch to find a surprise.

“Every car in that row had a ticket,” she said.

 It’s not supposed to happen, but it does.

The I-Team checked municipal court record which showed since January 2014, 185 drivers who fought their parking tickets won because of a meter malfunction.

It’s unknown how many more are out there—people who didn’t go through the hassle and just paid the fine.

“We don’t want to do that. We really—you now that’s not a good practice. We don’t want to do that but it’s going to happen,” Irshad said.

Irshad said in context problems are rare given that city smart meters handle two million transactions a year. But, she added, customer service is a top priority.

“I want you to not think about parking when you have to think about parking,” Irshad said. “When you have to call 311 and you get upset, that is a problem to me. It’s not only your problem, it’s our problem.”

The city hopes problems with old meters will fade away as it phases in new meters.

Irshad said funding has been approved to replace 250 meters over the next year, which include paper-jam sensor technology to remotely alert when no receipt is printing.

But the smartest move of all, Irshad, said, is to download the Parkmobile app on your smart phone, so you can pay over the phone.

With the app, you never have to touch a parking meter again.

http://www.khou.com/story/news/investigations/2015/05/08/houstons-smart-parking-meters-have-dumb-receipt-problems/70985766/

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