Dave Stetzer provides testimony to the Michigan Attorney General

Dave Stetzer provides testimony to the Michigan Attorney General

Abstract: Dave Stetzer provides testimony to the Michigan Attorney General on the matter of Consumers Energy Company. Mr. Stetzer describes the electrical readings he has taken at dairy farms in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, where he detected dirty power and objectionable ground currents. He explains the cause of and solution for dirty power (harmonics, transients, voltage sags and swells) and objectionable ground currents. He explains the biological effects of these ground currents on livestock and the dairy business at large as well as the apparent coverup by the utilities.
Tags: Electrical Engineering, Ground, Ground Currents, Neutral Return Pathway, Dave Stetzer, Dairy Farms, Livestock, Cattle, Birth Defects, Stray Voltage, Harmonics, Transients, Voltage Swell, Voltage Sag, Harmonic Distortion, Earth as Return Pathway, Impedance, Non-Linear Loads, Linear Loads, Electrical Pollution, Consumers Energy, Utilities, National Electrical Safety Code, Power Quality, Safety, Health Effects, Oscilloscope
EXCERPT:
People co-exist in this exact same environment (with electrical pollution and poisoning).
The utilities and their representatives routinely twist the facts and dispense half-truths. They hide behind technical jargon. The training and instruments used by many utility employees responsible for stray voltage investigations are outdated. Moreover, utility employees who do discern the truth are threatened and demoted.
In addition to suffering, dairy farmers also fall prey to self-professed stray voltage consultants who sell expensive and ineffective mitigation devices. These devices include the ring of life, which supposedly prevents ground currents from entering by encircling the farm with buried wire, isolation transformers and electronic grounding systems. These products are marketed with no government oversight whatsoever regarding their safety and effectiveness. Utilities often seem to work in concert with these consultants, who often give dangerous advice, such as to sever grounds. Farmers spend tens of thousands of dollars on these measures, to no avail.
I am appalled and sickened by what I have witnessed. The lives of decent, honest people have been ruined by the utilities. The influence of utilities has corrupted research and distorted the truth. The actions of utilities are an affront to basic decency and morality, and, indeed, to democracy itself. Seemingly, nothing stands in the way of their economic power. I hope and pray that someone from these utilities will have the integrity to step forward and expose the truth.
READ FULL TESTIMONY AT:  http://www.stetzerizer-us.com/research-dave-stetzer-testimony.html

Health bomb ticks, but experts fail to connect on cancer trigger from electromagnetic fields

Health bomb ticks, but experts fail to connect on cancer trigger from electromagnetic fields

Syed Akbar| TNN | Apr 13, 2017, 04.24 PM IST

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HYDERABAD: The Supreme Court’s order on closure of a cell phone tower has kicked off a debate among health experts in Hyderabad on the impact of electromagnetic radiation on the health of people, animals and plants.Like their counterparts around the world, city doctors are also divided on whether or not cell phone towers cause cancers and other health issues.

Scientific data on the matter is inconclusive as no fullfledged study -covering a large section of people spread over a vast area -has been conducted. There are a number of research studies, including half a dozen from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, but their data is limited to a small area and a small population.

Nevertheless, electromagnetic radiation is known to affect the health of people, animals, birds and even flora.There are also research reports that mobile phones cause more damage to an individual’s health than the mobile phone base station. In case of mobile phones the electromagnetic radiation is concentrated on a particular area like the head, chest and waist.

Even the International Agency for Research in Cancer (IARC), a medical research body of the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the International Commission on NonIonizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) have not come out with conclusive evidence linking cell phone towers with cancers or other severe health issues including insomnia.However, they have fixed guidelines on the strength of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by base stations (mobile towers). Unlike mobile phone, the radiation exposure from mobile towers covers the whole body . But the impact depends on the height of the tower, direction of the waves, and the presence of multi-storied buildings and huge trees in the vicinity . Greenery absorbs radiation and reduces the impact. The duration of the expo sure is also important.

Victory in Sedona!

Victory in Sedona!
Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
Sedona, Arizona ~ April 12, 2017

At last night’s Sedona City Council meeting, Council voted unanimously to send a letter to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recommending against all of the major “smart” meter related proposals in the APS rate case Settlement Agreement. (Remember, “Settlement” does not mean done deal; the rate case has more steps to go.)

Council’s letter to the ACC takes a stand against solar and commercial customers not being able to refuse a “smart” meter, against APS’s desire to get rid of analog meters altogether and immediately, and against a fee of any amount charged to customers who refuse “smart” meters.

The letter will be formatted, signed and docketed probably next week.

Although Council’s vote was unanimous, the letter was not without some contention while being discussed at the meeting. Both Mayor Moriaty and Vice Mayor Martinez were in favor of charging a fee to customers who refuse “smart” meters. Despite being corrected by their peers, both of them mistakenly insisted that, because they had “smart” meters, they did not have a meter reading fee on their APS bill. The fee is on all APS customers’ bills, “smart” meters or not.

Vice Mayor Martinez asserted that customers who refused “smart” meters were getting a “free lunch” if they did not pay to have someone read their meter. By that statement it was clear that Vice Mayor Martinez had either not read the information I’d sent him several times or, if he had read it, did not understand it. So during public comment I repeated that, based on APS’s own numbers, it was costing APS more than $8.8M to “save” $4.75M per year given a 20 year “smart” meter life, or more than $28M to “save” $4.75M per year given a more realistic 6 year “smart” meter life. I pointed out that customers who refused “smart” meters had the cheaper meter reading system therefore, and so were actually subsidizing “smart” meter customers like him.

Neither Mayor Moriarty nor Vice Mayor Martinez were dissuaded by facts, however, and both voted against a no fee stipulation in the letter to the ACC. Thankfully, the rest of Council voted for no fee, and in the end both the Mayor and Vice Mayor voted for the final letter which included the stance against charging a fee.

Thank you to everyone who wrote and phoned Council, and a special thank you to those who spoke before Council. It would have been awfully disappointing to have Council advocating against the very people on whose behalf Council intervened in the rate case in the first place.

EMF AND POOR SLEEP QUALITY THE MECHANISM EXPLAINED

Researching any chronic disease with the term “poor sleep” will bring up
many articles. Here is an example.

Celiac’s
https://www.glutenfreetherapeutics.com/living-gluten-free/gluten-
free-living/celiac-patients-often-experience-problems-sleeping/

Dementia
https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/just-in/
2015-06-02/lack-sleep-may-lead-dementia-new-research-finds-it-makes

Schizophrenia
https://www.uni-bonn.de/Press-releases/sleep-deprivation-
leads-to-symptoms-of-schizophrenia

Autism
https://spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/wide-awake-
why-children-with-autism-struggle-with-sleep/

Diabetes
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/diabetes-lack-of-sleep#1

Parkinson’s
http://www.pdf.org/sleep_disturbance

ADHD
https://childmind.org/article/adhd-sleep-disorders-misdiagnosed/

Tourettes
http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/disorders/sleep-disorders/sleep-disorders/

Cancer
http://www.everydayhealth.com/columns/eric-cohen-breathe-
well-sleep-well/dangerous-link-between-lack-of-sleep-cancer/

Hair loss and poor sleep
http://www.belgraviacentre.com/blog/lack-of-sleep-can-cause-hair-loss-082/

Vision
http://www.eastwesteye.com/lack-sleep-affects-eyesight/

Tinnitus
https://consumer.healthday.com/mental-health-information-
25/emotional-disorder-news-228/poor-sleep-heightens-
ringing-ear-disease-symptoms-study-663963.html

Arthritis
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2235429/
Arthritis-Why-lack-sleep-trigger-arthritis–treating-
insomnia-improve-condition.html

Lymphoma
https://www.lymphomas.org.uk/about-lymphoma/treatment-
lymphoma/side-effects-lymphoma-treatment/fatigue

Weight gain
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-
health/expert-answers/sleep-and-weight-gain/faq-20058198

Dental
http://toothbody.com/lack-of-sleep-affects-your-oral-
health-too-plus-10-ways-to-get-more-and-better-sleep/

Smart Cities Could Be Crippled by Dumb Security

Connectivity

Smart Cities Could Be Crippled by Dumb Security

A hack that activated hurricane sirens in Dallas is a harmless warning about a far more serious problem.

Urban centers around the world increasingly drip with technology. But as a hack over the weekend reminds us, city officials mustn’t forget that cybersecurity is a critical part of adding smarts to the urban environment.

On Friday night, residents of Dallas struggled to get as much sleep as they might have liked. At around 11:40 P.M., the city’s hurricane warning system sounded: 156 emergency sirens, all screaming out in unison. It happened another 15 times, each burst lasting 90 seconds, until the alarms finally fell silent around 1:20 on Saturday morning.

But as the New York Times reports, there was no hurricane coming—the sounds were triggered by a hacker who’d penetrated the system’s security measures. Few details have emerged about the hack, save for the fact that it’s thought to have been carried out locally and was very effective (technicians couldn’t stop the hacker, so they had to shut down the entire system to quiet the alarms).

Ultimately the hack didn’t cause any damage: the impact was limited to sleeplessness, complaints, and a doubling of 911 calls as some residents panicked. But it does serve as a reminder of the importance of securing urban infrastructure against cyberattacks.

Researchers have been finding vulnerabilities in connected city hardware, from traffic signals to smart meters, for several years now. The concern is that as such infrastructure proliferates, with devices increasingly connected by the Internet of things, hackers will identify more flaws and and use them to plunge whole cities into chaos.

There have been real-life examples of that happening already. Late last year, hackers threw 20 percent of the Ukrainian city of Kiev into total darkness after they used phishing attacks to gain control of electricity substations. And San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency had its light rail network held hostage by ransomware last November.

For now such problems are inconvenient rather than catastrophic. But as Peter Tran, a senior director at RSA Security, recently pointed out, things could get worse. “What would keep a city leader up at night is not so much if his or her city had a data breach or power outage,” he explained, writing for IT Pro Portal, “but if the interconnected smart infrastructures such as payroll processing, banking … and revenue collection systems are also affected.” In that situation, where multiple systems all break down, disruption or deletion of data could bring the financial systems on which cities run grinding to a halt. And with it, city life.

When designing the cities of the future, “cybersecurity considerations should be on par with every design and architecture requirement,” Tran advised. That may be difficult advice to listen to when the prospect of shiny new infrastructure is on offer—but heeding such a warning could prove invaluable in the future.

(Read more: New York Times, IT Pro Portal, “Ransomware Took San Francisco’s Public Transit for a Ride,”  “Ukraine’s Power Grid Gets Hacked Again, a Worrying Sign for Infrastructure Attacks,” “Humans Do Dumb Things with Smart Cities”)

Smart meter drive should prompt caution

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Smart meter drive should prompt caution
POSTED: 04/09/2017 07:42:09 PM MDT smart meter drive should prompt caution Smart meter drive should prompt caution

On Oct. 27, 2016, Loveland Utilities Commission and Fort Collins Energy Board held a special joint meeting. In that meeting something was mentioned in their discussion topic called “Utilize Existing and New Technology” that is very important concerning Loveland residents and that is a key account pilot program using smart meters.

Fort Collins has already saturated its residents with these dangerous and privacy invasive meters. The “Bingo” word for these meters is energy efficiency, which they are not, as Fort Collins resident saw massive increases in their utility bills. Fire safety is another major issue with these meters causing house fire across America and Canada. If your home’s electrical wiring system is older than 2002 it is not efficient for these meters. Please view the link: http://allnewspipeline.com/insidiously_evil_and_deadly_smart_meters.php. If businesses in Loveland are the guinea pigs in this new smart meter pilot program you can bet all private residences will soon follow.

Loveland, demand to keep your perfectly working and safe analog utility meters. Please go to the website “Refuse Smart Meters.com” for further review.

Larry Wallace

Loveland

http://www.reporterherald.com/opinion/letters/ci_30910777/smart-meter-drive-should-prompt-caution

Smart meters and cell damage from pulsed em radiation – our health at risk?

Smart meters and cell damage

from pulsed em radiation – our health at risk?
Lynne Wycherley

11th April 2017

‘Smart meters’ looked like a great idea, writes Lynne Wycherley, giving us more control over our energy use. The downside? They emit as many as 14,000 short bursts of intense microwave radiation a day, disrupting cellular electrochemistry and causing health symptoms from migraine to tinnitus, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, chest pain, palpitations and memory loss. Now a growing number of ‘electro-sensitives’ have had enough!

Smart meters’ should be abolished because they use short high-intensity pulses of microwave radiation. We know from the nanosecond studies these can be very damaging with calcium channel activation continuing long after the pulse has ceased.
As early as 2012, environmental health Professor David Carpenter, founder of Albany School of Public Health, and author of 370 peer-reviewed publications, issued a public letter on the plausible toxic risks of intensive, pulsed-microwave smart metering.

His letter Smart-meters: Correcting the Gross Misinformation was rapidly signed by 50 international health experts.

“We, the undersigned … have co-authored hundreds of peer-reviewed studies on the health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) … Mass deployment of smart grids could expose large chunks of the general population to alarming risk scenarios …

“More than a thousand studies done on low intensity, high frequency, non-ionizing radiation going back at least fifty years, show … biochemical changes which … may lead to diseases.”

Noting, among other risks, the free-radical / cellular / genetic harm recorded in many recent papers on wireless exposure – and the relative potency of smart-meters’ pulses – he adds: “Prolonged exposure … may eventually lead to cellular malfunction … With both cell towers and smart meters, the entire body is immersed by microwaves.”

Though his letter needs updating (see Belpomme, for example, below) he and his signatories are correct in signalling that all of us in the Green movement – activists, politicians, energy suppliers, families – have been given a sanitised version of long-term EMF health risks, including from high-density smart metering. At worst, equivalent to Big Tobacco’s “smoke it baby! there are no risks!”

The International Appeal to the United Nations

Though there is no world consensus on the degree of risk arising from pulsed-microwave pollution (RF-EMFs), it is salutary that most independent EMF scientists are voicing caution. And their numbers are rising rapidly.

In an unprecedented step, 190 precautionary scientists launched an appeal to the United Nations (2015, ongoing) to seek progressive, healthy alternatives to high-SARS phones / tablets and the piercing pulsed microwaves from smart meters, plus similar rollouts.

“Now is the time to ask serious questions about this emerging environmental health crisis”, their video warns, before offering some strong medicine:

“We have created something that is harming us and it is getting out of control! … Wireless utility meters, and cell towers, are blanketing our neighborhoods with radiation… BIOLOGICAL facts are being ignored … International standard setting bodies are not acting to protect the public’s health.” [Emphasis as per the published transcript]

In its call for cleaner, safer, ways forward, the International EMF Scientist Appeal is undeniably ‘Green’. Yet how many of us are fully aware of its call? Today, it carries 224 signatories from 41 nations; all have peer-reviewed research in the field, and none – to their credit – have been cowed or co-opted by the multi-billion dollar Big Telecoms industry: a colossus whose turnover has begun to rival that of fossil fuels.

Standard-setting bodies with documented conflicts of interests, meanwhile, continue to stifle reform – not least in the UK: see the shocking exposé of AGNIR, for example, by UK neuroscientist Dr Sarah Starkey. Plus French documentary Microwaves, Science & Lies, and the recent letter of no confidence in the EMF wing of the World Health Organisation.

People testifying to harm

Within months of PG&E’s (Pacific Gas & Electric) Californian smart-meter rollout, over 2,000 health complaints were filed. Harsh headaches, dizziness, tachycardia, insomnia, tinnitus; in desperation, some householders fled their homes, while others slept in their cars.

Let’s not forget that PG&E is the energy giant first exposed by Erin Brockovich for dumping hexavalent chromium.

As wave after wave of people have attested to similar problems from US and Canadian rollouts – many testifying to no prior inkling of smart-meter problems (as here /here) – court cases have arisen. Biophysics professor Andrew Marino, an authority on physiological reactions to ‘weak’ EMFs, gave lengthy evidence in defence of impacted residents.

Eviscerating outdated exposure standards, he concluded “coercing the complainants to endure… such exposure … amount[s] to involuntary human experimentation.” In addition health risks from “the type of electromagnetic energy emitted from smart meters … are heightened in the very young, the very old, and in those with pre-existing diseases and disorders.”

Case histories, echoing others around the world, include, for example, 84-year old Dr Georgetta Livingstone (Michigan). When her meter was fitted, she was hit by unexpected sharp pains in her body, headaches, violent head-to-toe rashes, insomnia, intense itching, depression and anxiety. With no remission, it seems, until her meter was finally removed. (Notice Professor O Johansson: skin reactions to EMFs). Such testimonies, however contested, may offer us helpful clues.

IT professionals are among those testifying to impacts. Silicon Valley consultant Jeromy Johnson (see his TED talk) and his wife, a GP, were axed by headaches, insomnia, and palpitations.

In Smart meters, the opposite of green, hosted by Green editor Rob Sidon, Johnson notes that if we connect everything wirelessly to smart meters we risk “filling our homes, our children, and ourselves” with RF microwaves emerging as subtly bioactive. (See, e.g., harm to insects from all ‘weak’ sources tested: Margaritis et al 2013). “How can a technology be considered sustainable if its byproduct harms not only humans but plants, insects and animals?”

Problems have also emerged in Australia, and beyond. In her peer-reviewed paper, Dr Federica Lamech, GP (Victoria), shares 92 in-depth patient case histories. Smart meters, it seems, were ‘the last straw’ in wireless exposure, tipping them into full-blown electrosensitivity – a syndrome now hallmarked, it seems, by toxic and inflammatory biomarkers, and impaired brain blood-flow (Belpomme 2015-2016: nearly 700 lab-verified cases, Paris).

Lamech herself was stricken “with palpitations, chest pain, insomnia, dizziness, inability to concentrate, memory loss and fainting spells. I [later] found out it was [when] the smart meters were remotely turned on.”

Professor Dariusz Leszczynski, biochemist, notes it is normal to have a bell-curve of responses to environmental toxins, and pulsed RF, his field, is no exception. If so, how can we, as Greens, find ways to support the human rights of adults / children at the ‘unlucky’ end of the spectrum?

Dr Isaac Jamieson, who advises the EU on bio-sustainability, analysed (1, 2,) how Big Energy smart-metering can infringe the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, especially birthright to health.

Eyes on stalks: the corporate hijack of smart-metering

According to multi-award-winning health documentary Take Back Your Power, Big Energy may have hidden drivers for smart-metering. Filmed in Canada and the USA, this deeply humanitarian film, best seen in full [here], reveals how Green aims can sadly become co-opted and perverted. In a race “to monetise the data”, a focus on the bottom line is sweeping injured families aside.

Director Josh del Sol told me, based on his long research, “with more than 5,000 technology patents muffled by the USPTA … new, decentralized, clean energy technologies are in fact being artificially-blocked from market proliferation.” TNCs “are hijacking the good intentions of environmentalists everywhere … with a profit potential (for them) in the trillions.”

Notice, for example, this big-client marketing by Onzo (2017): “We take data from smart meters… and build a highly personalized profile for each and every utility customer. We then tag this profile with key behavioural, attitudinal and lifestyle characteristics … We even tag appliances that we see being used in the home. .. giving [you] the ability to monetise [your] customer data by providing a direct link to appropriate third party organisations.”

Hidden risks to our cells

Dr Dietrich Klinghardt and team (New Jersey) found striking increases in toxic, inflammatory markers in patients’ blood samples – and their asymptomatic spouses – after smart-meter installation. Naturally, this needs wider testing, controlling for any confounding factors, but might there be wider risks, however subtle, at a cellular level?

Professor Martin Pall, a biochemist with 8 international awards, clearly thinks so. In 2013, he won a Global Medical Discovery listing for his landmark paper on a master mechanism of harm from wireless pulsed microwaves: watch his gripping, short talk. Supported by many peer-reviewed papers, it helps to explain the damage (nitrosative / oxidative) to organs and DNA seen in many new studies on WiFi and similar sources.

It’s striking that Pall singles out smart metering. “‘Smart meters’ should be abolished because they use short high-intensity pulses of microwave radiation. We know from the nanosecond studies these can be very damaging and act via VGCC [calcium channel] activation [his research] with activation continuing long after the pulse has ceased … It has been known for over 30 years that short microwave pulses can cause massive cellular damage.” See also his review of pulsed-microwave neurological risks, including from wireless smart meters (2015).

Disturbing toxic ‘window effects’ have been found at low wireless intensities: co-tumour promotion, for example, from levels comparable to tablets’ (Professor Lerchl 2015). While peer-reviewed findings at far lower levels – a clue to life’s sensitivity – raise growing questions about microwave-dense ‘smart homes’ and corporate IoT.

Downplayed pollution; ripples in the UK

When governments or smart-meter manufacturers cite ‘compliance’, they are referring to widely challenged ‘safety standards’ based on high microwave levels that cook tissue; all risks from lower exposures – growing annually in peer-reviewed literature – are air-brushed away.

Output is often time-averaged, disguising the microwave pulse-intensity, allowing some misleading comparisons with cell-phones: see industry whistle-blower Diana Ostermann and Dr Karl Maret. Sporadic uploads to masts (WAN) can be cited without mentioning the all-hour house-piercing ‘spikes’ [here] – every two seconds, in the case of tested British Gas meters.

Dr Andrew Tresidder, GP, perceives medical risks (ditto Dr Liz Evans GP): “some have 14,000 very high intensity spikes per day. Biologically, 14,000 screams are not silence!” Data obtained by a Californian court revealed, for example, 9,600 spikes per day, rising up to 190,000.

Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, a senior EMF biologist, advised Parliament that permanent exposure “without the fully informed consent of the people affected is in contravention of the Nuremberg code”. Contrast this to Big Energy’s all-soothing, all-cosy smart meter adverts, and questions of ethics hit home.

As Greens, we may have missed these aspects. Governments, in Rachel Carson’s words, have fed us “little tranquilliser pills of half truth”. Can we catch up with the rapidly growing precautionary science? In all conscience, how many households may be struggling with hidden impacts?

With no clue that the meters (though not a full-blown mesh network, UK) may be a plausible risk factor, particularly if by children’s bedrooms or banked in flats? (See Notes for emerging case histories).

Kilohertz voltage-spikes from smart meter’s switched-mode power (lay measurements here) can add to EMFs in homes, and raise other potential health questions (see Dr David Carpenter), even – unfortunately – in wired smart-meters.

Under revised EU energy rules, meanwhile, some countries have waived smart-metering as cost-ineffective. Overseas, fires have prompted some large recalls.

A potential creeping stress on trees?

In last year’s peer-reviewed research paper revealing phone-mast microwave damage to trees – even, in cases, at two miles – the authors noted “this constitutes a danger to trees worldwide”. Might wireless smart grids exacerbate this? Notice Professor C Georgiou’s work on EMF free-radical risks to plants, and Haggerty 2010 on aspen seedlings sickened by background RF.

Civilian researchers in Monterey (California) recorded unusual bark splits in oaks and pines following the microwave ‘smart’ grid and WiFi grid switch-on: could this be a theme for eco-research? According (again) to Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, Imperial College, in Why Our Urban Trees Are Dying, our rocketing RF pollution could be a factor in tree disease:

“Trees are now dying mysteriously from a variety of diseases in urban areas all over Europe and are also showing abnormal photoperiodic responses. In addition, many have cancer-like growths under the bark (phloem nodules) and the bark may also split so that the underlying tissues become infected. All of these can be explained as being a result of … radio-frequency radiation.”

Wings for a wiser world

As Greens, we have not always penetrated the emerging risks of dense, pulsed-microwave smart-metering and grids. Nor have we questioned, as fully as we might, other electrosmog raisers, such as LTE, IoT and corporate-proposed 5G. [NEW: see the Environmental Health Trust on 5G and the skin-burning properties of weak millimetre waves.]

Nor have we challenged the deep, pervasive big-industry influences on EMF research, regulation, and ‘spin’, as exposed in a remarkable new book (just published), Corporate Ties That Bind: An Examination of Corporate Manipulation and Vested Interests in Public Health.

But as we catch up with the latest cautioning science, we can begin to expose these dark trends, and the risks and pollution levels they feed. While laying bare the outworn paradigm (denial of all non-heating effects) to which TNCs and governments so scandalously cling.

And on balance, we could begin to initiate healing changes. For though it is challenging to discover that pulsed RF is emerging, by degrees, as subtly bioactive, our Green ethics, our courage, surely enables us to adapt.

Potential solutions, for social and technical visionaries, are legion. From the new, responsive data-over-grid technology, for example, that can manage energy without microwave smart meters. To cleaning up kilohertz EMFs (dirty electricity, also from solar inverters) including, perhaps, the subtly neuro-active frequencies.

To the deep carbon savings of simple energy bill comparison with neighbours, a growing trend. To lending families plug-in energy monitors, perhaps, an alternative to permanent pollution. To conserving wired resources while cleaner technologies evolve. To the inspiring possibilities of data-rich infrared and VLC (LiFi / visual light communication) – now found to have useful reflectivity – combined with fibre-optics … And so on.

Globally, the more we can integrate EMF precautionary science into our daily lives, low carbon strategies, and environmental health awareness, then the more bio-sensitive, and inspiringly fit for the future, we become. So hatching an overdue paradigm – Wings for a wiser world.

Lynne Wycherley is a nature poet with six published collections. Working in parallel with pioneering doctors, she has been investigating non-ionizing radiation for five years.

Notes

Professor Belpomme Scans revealed damaged blood-flow in limbic area of brain (a seat of Alzheimer’s); Belpomme flagged potential dementia risks. Follow-up brain scans, where taken, found improvements from sustained wireless reduction – not easy, in today’s environments.

Emerging testimonies (UK)

ES-UK health charity Confidential help-line is hearing from people testifying to problems

Other testimonies Although circumstantial, these examples give a flavour of the type of testimonies emerging around the world:

Anna, a freelance journalist/film-maker, told me she moved from London into a small block of flats, Bedford, in March 2012. A fit runner and gym-user on a super-healthy diet, she was bewildered by the onset of inexplicable illnesses that would persist until her departure 4 years later.

She was afflicted by a set of symptoms she had never experienced before: violent headaches, deep ‘brain fog’, exhaustion, neurological symptoms – “my nerves felt wired” – chest-tightness, buzzing tinnitus, repeated nausea / dizziness, leg jitters, a racing / irregular heartbeat, and poor sleep. All with no known allergen, or other salient stress.

Working from home, she struggled to continue. Eventually, weakened, she caught a serious neurological viral infection and later meningitis (also neurological: see Pall 2015, above). But to her surprise, on moving to a new flat with analogue meters, almost all of the four years’ symptoms vanished and did not return. What had been different about her previous flat?

One day, speaking to Southern Electricity, she discovered her previous electricity meter had been a smart meter, along with the others in the block. In her 4 years, she had not realised that the meter near to her bed, plus the 11 others crammed in the building (3 nearby) were wireless smart meters.

In her view, it all began to make sense: the “suicidal headaches”, fatigue, illnesses, and astonishing improvement on moving house to a smart-meter free area.

Cathy, a normally fit horse rider, also shared her experience with me. When her neighbours adopted a smart-meter (on a thin partition wall, 3/1/2017) she was hit with inexplicable harsh headaches, tachycardia, weakness, tinnitus, disorientation, blurred vision, ‘brain fog’, insomnia, irritability, fatigue, labile temperature, and high blood pressure – all new.

She had hoped it was a passing coincidence, but experienced no relief for weeks until 7 days lodging with a friend (no smart meter); her symptoms vanished, her sleep was restored. She returned home feeling optimistic but was felled by the same symptoms. Her neighbour eventually asked for the meter’s output to be deactivated; the suppliers said they would do so remotely.

When the harsh discomfort continued, a technician discovered only the in-house display was dormant: the meter was still emitting non-stop microwave pulses. The neighbour was reluctant to help further. She continues to struggle.

IT professional Steve Weller’s public testimonial (Australia) submitted to regulators, is worth reading. A calm, alert, resumé of problems that began with close exposure to a WiFi router, he describes being woken nightly, as if “someone had [pushed] a long sharp needle into my head”, only to discover his neighbour had fitted two smart meters behind his bed.

Forced to retreat from rising work pollution to salvage his health, he does not know how he will support his family. His exposé of industry-favoured ‘tests’ that discredit people experiencing problems (page 8) is illuminating and echoes many points by cautioning scientists. (Also notice physics professor James McCaughan, who was impacted by wireless devices, and has to work in a Faraday Cage).

Compliance. Public Health England’s exposure assessments of smart meters are based on the unreformed ‘safety standards’, already described, based only on thermal injury. It cites AGNIR and ICNIRP, both under fire for conflicts of interest, nepotism, and stifling reform.

For contrast see, e.g., physicist Dr Ron Powell’s cautious assessment: he notes that even ZigBee exceeds levels at which bio-effects have been recorded. Since the US National Toxicology Programme’s cancer findings in RF-exposed mice (see Paul Mobbs) – scientists’ calls for pulsed RF to be upgraded to a class 1 or 2A carcinogen have increased. After classifying pulsed microwaves as a 2B carcinogen in 2011, IARC clarified that this applied to all wireless sources.

Images in case helpful:

Smart meter health refugees: Vic & Rosemary Trudeau (Melbourne)

testified to nausea, chest pain and insomnia after smart-meter installation c. Herald Sun

A tree in Berkeley by a newly installed bank of PG&E smart meters (top) and 20 days later (below) despite ‘ample rain’ c. Berkeley residents.

http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2988831/smart_meters_and_cell_damage_from_pulsed_em_radiation_our_health_at_risk.html

Customer in power struggle with NES over smart meter

Customer in power struggle with NES over smart meter

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. — A Cheatham County family is without power for six weeks and counting because of a decision Nashville Electric Service has made.
The NES is trying to change the family’s meter to an updated digital smart meter, along with hundreds of thousands of others across the mid state.
NES Customer Jeff Jacobson’s family often spends the weekdays at home without him except for one February day, when Nashville Electric Service paid a visit.

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CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. — A Cheatham County family is without power for six weeks and counting because of a decision Nashville Electric Service has made.
The NES is trying to change the family’s meter to an updated digital smart meter, along with hundreds of thousands of others across the mid state.
NES Customer Jeff Jacobson’s family often spends the weekdays at home without him except for one February day, when Nashville Electric Service paid a visit.
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“Luckily I was home,” Jacobson said. “It was during the weekday in the middle of the day, and I asked him what he was doing. He says ‘I’m installing a new meter.'”
Jacobson’s home is among more than 380,000 NES customers slated for the change. NES has already installed about 220,000 AMI smart meters.
Low radio frequency radiation repeatedly comes to and from these devices, making it possible for data collection without a visit from a meter reader. That’s among the benefits that NES explained to Fox 17 in a written statement.
Jacobson had no warning or chance to refuse this type of meter prior to this visit.
“I said no, I’m not gonna have that on the house,” Jacobson said. “I don’t consent to that. He went as far as to tell me that he was going to call the sheriff’s department and have them help NES force it onto my home.”
He’s since built a barricade around it. NES has cut his power, citing the meter as a safety issue.
“The power was disconnected at Jacobson’s home because he tampered with the meter, which included caging it, to prevent NES access to their equipment” said NES Spokesperson Holden Sheriff in an e-mail to Fox 17. “This poses a safety concern to the customer and NES.”
The situation is not ideal, but Jacobson said it’s worth it citing past cases of fires.
At least a dozen states in the US have banned or have been in legal fights against these meters for years. Many across the country have claimed government overreach, or blamed illnesses and diseases like cancer on the devices.
At this point, there is no conclusive evidence that there is or is not a connection between these issues and smart meters.
Jacobson and his family are happy being off the grid, if it sheds light on this to others.
NES has given Jacobson a deferral option. He could pay a fee plus additional monthly costs to continue using his current meter, but NES could still change his meter at a later date without notice.
“Customers who defer are charged a monthly fee on $32, which covers the cost to send a meter to the residence to read the usage data,” a spokesperson for NES said.
NES said only 23 customers have decided to defer so far.
Jacobson wants anyone else who is passionate about this issue to call him at 615-715-8934.

http://fox17.com/news/local/customer-in-power-struggle-with-nes-over-smart-meter

Union claims Oncor violated worker’s rights in row over ‘smart meter’ testimony

WESTLAW NEWS | Mon Apr 10, 2017 | 5:38pm EDT
Union claims Oncor violated worker’s rights in row over ‘smart meter’ testimony
By Robert Iafolla
An affiliate of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers has told a federal appeals court that an electrical utility company in Texas broke federal labor law by firing a worker for his testimony raising safety concerns about digital “smart meters” at a state legislative hearing.

The union urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in a brief filed Friday to affirm a National Labor Relations Board decision finding that former Oncor Electric Delivery Co employee Bobby Reed retained the protection of the National Labor Relations Act when he testified and that his firing for what he said about the meters was unlawful.

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Letter: Speak out against smart meters

Letter: Speak out against smart meters

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Published 1:00 am Monday, April 10, 2017

I read in the flier that Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services sends out about meter changes in Albert Lea. I believe that these new smart meters are being installed for the following reasons. First, let me say, I think privacy issues are involved in that these new smart meters are collecting information on power usage — not on a monthly schedule, but possible on a six-second cycle. What is to prevent the utility company charging customers more during their peak hours, for using their appliances? For families that work, that have no other time to do laundry, but until they get home. Say it is a peak alert, what is to prevent the utilities from charging, say, triple the price? The utility company knows exactly when the power is used. Anybody who hacks into the system can tell if that person is home or not.

The people who vacation every winter in the South — snow birds — would be perfect for burglaries. Power usage indicates that no one is home. Remember the newspaper article recently about the burglar who went to the theater parking lot, checked out the license plates on cars, then went home and got on the computer? Knowing where those people lived, burglarized their homes, while they enjoyed the theater.

Radiation emitted from smart meters is 100 times greater than cellphones. Now consider every home, and every business in the U.S., emitting this radiation into the environment, with constant exposure. These hazardous electronic waves can damage the nervous system. There are other health concerns such as cancer, etc. I don’t want a constant burst of radiation. If the sole purpose of Freeborn-Mower is to save on labor and vehicle use expenses, then there is no need to emit constant electronic waves. It could be like the water meter, read once a month. At least the public would not get constant exposure. Then Freeborn-Mower would have total usage — and not the increments — so they knew exactly when power was used, and when the house was unoccupied.

I don’t like the privacy issues, but there is no reason to monitor every hour and how much energy is used, unless in the future, the reason is to charge customers who can’t control the hours of usage due to work/sleep hours. I don’t like the health implications. At my age, I will not be exposed as long as my grandchildren. There is not need to constantly emit hazardous radiation. We must think of future generations, as well as our own. Please consider calling your City Council members and register your complaint. Freeborn-Mower must be under the city’s license to operate, I would assume. Let’s see what can be done.

Terry Sippel

Albert Lea

http://www.albertleatribune.com/2017/04/letter-speak-out-against-smart-meters/