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and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
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Information on the Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (current updates)
Study from The University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Bryan Black, a research associate in the Department of Bioengineering in the Jonsson School; Dr. Rafael Granja-Vazquez, a postdoctoral fellow at UT Dallas; Dr. Benjamin Johnston of Brown University; and Dr. Erick Jones Sr., a professor of industrial, manufacturing and systems engineering at UT Arlington, also contributed to the work."
". . .Our study provides evidence, for the first time, that subjects exposed to cellphone towers at low, regular levels can actually perceive pain," said Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, senior author of the study and an associate professor of bioengineering in the University's Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. "Our study also points to a specific nerve pathway that may contribute to our main finding.". . . .
"The team hypothesized that the formation of neuromas -- inflamed peripheral nerve bundles that often form due to injury -- created an environment that may be sensitive to EMF-tissue interactions. To test this, the team randomly assigned 20 rats into two groups -- one receiving a nerve injury that simulated amputation, and the other group receiving a sham treatment. Researchers then exposed the subjects to a radiofrequency electromagnetic antenna for 10 minutes, once per week for eight weeks. The antenna delivered a power density equal to that measured at 39 meters from a local cellphone tower -- a power density that a person might encounter outside of occupational settings.. . .
4th Edition Stop Smart Meters! Informative and comprehensive hand-out
Feb. 1st, 2016: StopSmartMeters.org has published the 2016 fourth edition (pdf) of our popular and educational smart meter awareness color brochures. What is a "Smart" Meter?
It is a new, wireless replacement for the old analog electric, gas and water meters on homes and businesses. Unlike an analog (electro-mechanical) meter, a "smart" meter is a surveillance device that monitors your "energy consumption behavior." It emits biologically destructive "pulsed" microwave radiation every few seconds into your home and neighborhood and may cause cancer, damage your DNA, harm wildlife, catch fire, and disable computers and appliances. People all across the USA and the world are concerned over these health, privacy and safety issues.
WiFi Radiation - Dangers of WiFi - See It Measured (originally posted April, 2015)
This excellent video provides a simple, yet profound lesson on how to turn off WiFi effectively, and what steps must be taken to assure that you will not be "wi-fried".
The radio frequency radiation being transmitted from your wireless router or modem is extremely toxic and detrimental to your health. Notice how high the measurements are on the RF meter! Most of us are living and working in this type of RF radiation exposure every single day and night. The fix, or remediation is simple. Plug your modem or router into your computer using an Ethernet connection (hardwire), and "disable" the wireless function on your modem or router. This is very important for the health and safety of all those in your home or office. If you need to use the wireless function, then turn it on for a short time, do your task or watch your movie, then disable it once again. Never leave your wireless internet on all night as it will cause sleep disturbances which lead to even worse health issues. The fix is simple! Ethernet cord and disable the wireless function.
" . . . The 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks proposed for New York City are a violation of civil rights, say critics. The kiosks are to be discussed Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. The event should be shifted to New York."
" . . . The kiosks violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York City Human Rights Law and the New York State Human Rights Law by subjecting citizens, including those with "sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation and many other medical conditions and pregnant women" to radiation, says the EMF Safety Network.
"Sandi Maurer, director of the EMF Safety Network, said "Environmental protections are insufficient to protect public health, children and nature" from what is a "new rapidly deployed technology."
"Wireless disrupts cellular communications, damages immune and nervous systems, desynchronizes brain and heart rhythms, and causes headaches, sleep problems, tinnitus, anxiety and a host of other health problems." She refers the public to bioinitiative.org.
"City officials who authorize this scheme would be committing Public Endangerment in the Second Degree," says EMF.
"Under NYC Human Rights Law, those with electromagnetic sensitivities and most medical conditions would not be able to heed the advice of their own physicians, it adds.
"If a hotspot is put on the street near a home or critical institution, many people will not be able to access the sidewalk to access the building in question without getting serious symptoms and violating doctors' orders," said EMF. . . .
Magda Havas PhD - November 2015
"Are you an expectant mother or a friend that would like to purchase a present for a baby shower? Perhaps you are a grandparent that is aware of the problems associated with wireless products and are looking for something that is safe to use for a baby. SAFE Baby monitors are high on the list of items that are needed for the over worked stressed out parent. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there on "New Parenting" websites that attempt to provide high tech solutions in complete disregard to the health effects from wireless monitoring systems.
High Tech Parenting is Harming the Children
"Wireless technology has exploded in all venues and that includes the nursery. The concerned parent is now presented with a wide variety of options to remotely monitor the child and this even includes using your smart phone to check in from anywhere there is a cell phone connection. Are wireless technologies safe for your baby? For the most part, if you live in North America the answer is no. The safest solution is to just install a wired intercom but it limits the parents movement around the home. A wired intercom system that uses your power outlets to carry the signal will allow you to easily add multiple recievers around the home but they tend to be noisy in sound and they add dirty electricity. If you turn your breakers off to reduce the EMF when you sleep the intercom will not work. The tech savvy parents of today want the freedom to move about the home and back yard so wiring up the whole place is usually not an option. For busy mothers on the go, you need to suggest something portable but safe at the same time. These products are extremely hard to find. . ."
(updated December, 2015) Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program
SUMMARY of Class Action Hearings to date in the
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro December 7 to 11, 2015
Application for Certification from Class Action Plaintiffs - October 1, 2015
Peer-reviewed scientific studies (50) documenting potentially harmful biological effects of Wi-Fi frequency (2.4-2.45 GHz) at or below Health Canada's Safety Code 61 guidelines and recommendations for precautionary measures (Margaret Friesen M.Sc. via C4ST)
Letter to Manitoba School Superintendent re Wi-Fi in Schools - A Health and Safety Issue
" . . . School boards need not wait for federal regulators to act. Use of the latest electronic tools for 21st Century learning can be achieved by using wired technologies. Two simple, no cost common sense measures that can be taken immediately are to turn Wi-Fi off when not needed and to turn down Wi-Fi routers so they are emitting as little as possible when in use. . . .
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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