Saturday, July 25, 2015

WEEP News / 1000's of Smart Meter Fires / Forum - Cell Phone and Wireless Risks / Smart meter challenge / Sydney unplugged / Jeep Hackers / Chrysler recall / UCLA Health hacked / solitude etc

 
W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

24 July 2015

 
 
1000's of Smart Meter Fires: Whistleblower & Court Evidence

New whistleblower evidence & court docs on "smart" meter fires, which are responsible for a growing number of homeowner deaths. How do hundreds of "smart" meters all explode simultaneously? Why is such utility negligence happening, and what can you DO about it?

It's worse than you think. Get the full story on the facts -- and your rights.
 

Excellent investigative video report by Brian Thiesen on the dangers of smart meter fires!  You will see there are at least 4 different ways that 'smart meters' can cause fires.
 
 
 
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An Expert Forum on Cell Phone and Wireless Risks to Children was held at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 22, 2015. Co-organized by ElectromagneticHealth.org and Environmental Health Trust, the focus was on the special risks to children and other vulnerable populations from cell phone and wireless exposures. It featured a special segment portraying actual dossimetry measurements of WiFi exposures in a school.

See the series of expert speakers:
 
Barb
 
 
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Friedman and the coalition argue that this statement acknowledges a safety risk associated with smart meters and that the opt-out rate – currently $40 up front and $12 per month to continue – is an unfair burden.

Bruce McGlauflin, attorney for the Friedman and the coalition, made an analogy to the legal battles over the safety of smoking in the 1960s, "when there was evidence but no scientific consensus, conclusive proof, or 'known' threat of cancer from cigarette smoking," he said.

He argues that the situation with RF radiation may be even worse, saying "(companies) were not pumping cigarette smoke into people's homes or charging them a monthly fee to avoid it."

 
 
 
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Sydney unplugged: Cafes force punters to power down
 
The love affair between coffee shops and laptop-wielding customers may be dying out as coffee shop owners revolt against Sydneysiders' demand to be wired up.

Wi-Fi backlash is a trend accelerating among coffee shops, bars and restaurants, where a failure to see the benefits of Wi-Fi-induced turnover is encouraging many owners to restrict Wi-Fi or ban it.

 
Kathy
 
 
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Jeep owners urged to update their cars after hackers take remote control

Security experts are urging owners of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles vehicles to update their onboard software after hackers took control of a Jeep over the internet and disabled the engine and brakes and crashed it into a ditch.

A security hole in FCA's Uconnect internet-enabled software allows hackers to remotely access the car's systems and take control. Unlike some other cyberattacks on cars where only the entertainment system is vulnerable, the Uconnect hack affects driving systems from the GPS and windscreen wipers to the steering, brakes and engine control.

 
 
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Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 mn vehicles after Jeep hacked

 
 
 
 
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UCLA Health hacked, 4.5 million victims

Hackers broke into the massive hospital network of the University of California, Los Angeles, accessing computers with sensitive records of 4.5 million people.

Names, medical information, Social Security numbers, Medicare numbers, health plan IDs, birthdays and physical addresses -- all were potentially stolen, according to the university.

 
Barb
 
 
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The search for solitude in an internet of things

And as we scroll, like, click and share our way through each day's digital maelstrom, we are left with precious little energy for creative thought.
 
Notifications appear on our dressing tables, sofas and kitchen cabinets. The flood of emails becomes a deluge as our household appliances get in on the act. We are nudged, manipulated and spied upon in our own homes.
 
 
 
 
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Some users claim the Apple Watch is burning their skin

Is the burn caused by radiation emitted by the watch?
 
 
 
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New Danger on the streets of New York City
 
WiFi causing cancer and ill health from every trash can.  How stupid can these people get?
 
 
Elizabeth
 
 
 
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Please RELOCATE the Calgary Cell Phone Tower Away from the Daycare Facility

See the attached PDF.  Children being placed in danger again!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tinley Park Public Works Director Suspended during Water Meter Probe

Tinley Park has suspended its Public Works Director Dale Schepers, while the village is under scrutiny of its electronic SmartMeters water meters.
In its report, the Tribune noted at least 355 meters that had issued faulty readings, more more than twice the number the village told residents. When pressed about the matter of meters that passed when they should have failed, Schepers and other officials said they decided the meters didn't need to meet national standards, post-installation.

http://patch.com/illinois/tinleypark/tinley-park-public-works-director-suspended-during-water-meter-probe-tribune
 
 
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Villagers push for demolition of cell towers

The Calvary Hills Apas Residents' Organization (Charo) said that since 2000, 25 neighbors have died of cancer. Five residents died last year.

In a separate letter to the mayor, Charo president Porponio Lapa Jr. said that the demolition order be enforced to "spare them (residents) from mental anguish."

 
David
 
 
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Smart electrical meters are not unconstitutional invasion of homeowners' privacy

The installation of smart electric meters by a city-owned utility does not amount to a violation of a homeowner's constitutional rights against warrantless .

http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/510626519-judge-smart-electrical-meters-are-not-unconstitutional-invasion-of-homeowners-privacy
 
 
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Large AC magnetic field is created by wiring error, correcting it solves the problem
 
Video showing the detecting, mitigating, and verification of a large magnetic field produced by a neutral (return cable) that was never connected. The electricity used the plumbing and moist ground to complete the circuit since there was no neutral for the return current. The client had been in the residence for 9 years. She has been in a wheelchair with a rapid decline in health for the last 2 1/2 years. Electrical and magnetic fields that don't burn or shock can take their toll on a person after a while and cause significant health problems.
 
 
A gauss meter that reads both EMFs and electrical fields is a fairly low cost instrument (depending on model and make) which can help you find harmful electrical problems that can significantly impact health.
 
Kathy
 
 
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Dr. David Carpenter Shines on Witness Stand

We were and are convinced that having the testimony of a highly credible and seasoned professional could help us strike a blow against "smart" meters in this rate case.
 
 
 
 
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Another danger to be aware of.
 
 

 
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CMP said when the meters were being introduced that they would usher in a new era of energy management and service.

But that hasn't happened. And the company's failure to meet its 2014 goals prompted regulators to take action and negotiate a settlement that reduced CMP's rates.

 
 
 
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City Power has started rolling out its "load limiting" solution throughout Johannesburg, which allows the company to disconnect residents' electricity supply if they do not reduce their consumption when asked to do so.
 
 
 
 
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Living Nightmare: How SDG&E Smart Meter Led to Headaches, Hearing Loss

Shortly after, when I began to have ringing ears and sleeplessness, I wondered why but kept thinking it would disappear. I'd hear ringing in my ears no matter what time of day. Even in the night, and it would be more apparent when it was quiet, it seemed.

At night, I'd wake up suddenly around 2:00 or 2:30 AM, the same time every night, wide awake, and have trouble getting back to sleep for several hours. Some nights I didn't sleep much at all, just a couple of hours

 
 
 
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In 2012, Naperville began replacing old electric meters, left, with smart meters, right, that transmit data wirelessly. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune).
 
Robert
 
 
 
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Calgary seeing spike in brain tumours

"We don't understand why there is this rapid increase, but it is scary," said Dr. Jacob Easaw, associate professor in the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute at the University of Calgary.

Doctors crunched the numbers and found a 30 per cent spike between 2012 and 2013, he says.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/national-brain-tumour-registry-being-created-by-alberta-researcher-1.3156565

Barb
 
 
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Cellphone Ordinance Puts Berkeley at Forefront of Radiation Debate

Berkeley has a habit of passing first-in-the-nation laws that seem radical but are promptly copied by other municipalities including creating smoking bans, a sanctuary for immigrants in the country illegally, a Styrofoam ban and health benefits for domestic partners. So if Berkeley succeeds in its fight to warn people about cellphones, can Cambridge, Mass., and other cities be far behind?
 
 
Poorly researched article by the New York Times, contains false information and quotes people who should not be considered experts!
 
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The attached rebuttal has been sent by us to the New York Times.
Your may distribute our response as you wish.
Best wishes,
Lennart Hardell

 
 
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A recent House of Commons Committee report has stated that, "the potential risks of exposure to RF (radio frequency) fields are a serious public health issue that needs to be brought to the attention of Canadians."
 
 
 
 
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Electrosensitivity: finding France's last coverage-free zones

Its a crime, you can't say that law makers are not aware of it - because they are!
 
 
Sylvie
 
 
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Cancer Clusters related to EMF Exposure
 

 
 
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EMF site with links to lots of good research
 
 
 
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Protecting the Electric Grid from the Potential Threats of Solar Storms and Electromagnetic Pulse

 
 
 
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'Eerie' music, man's voice creeps into nursery after baby monitor hacked

Police are warning owners of high-tech baby monitors to be cautious after a hacker took control of the camera on an Ontario couple's monitor, just as they were putting their two-year-old son to bed.

The boy's father told CTV London he was reading a bedtime story when he heard a noise coming from the camera, which he had mounted near the ceiling of his son's nursery so that he could watch him remotely through a smartphone application.

 
 
 
 
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Number of Canadians impaired by strokes may rise 80% by 2038

The number of Canadians who are living with a long-term disability caused by a stroke is expected to jump by as much as 80 per cent over the next two decades, according to a new study.

A report published in the journal Stroke on Thursday indicates that by 2038 there could be between 654,000 and 726,000 Canadians dealing with the after-effects of the condition.

 
 
 
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Canada's adult ADHD epidemic

Speed-like stimulants prescribed for adult ADHD part of 'psychiatric fad,' risk being used for mental edge

Once considered rare, adult ADHD is rising sharply. In Canada, adults now account for more than a third of all prescriptions for ADHD medications, and while children still surpass adults as the main users of ADHD drugs (64 per cent versus 36 per cent), the number of adults on the drugs is increasing faster, according to Shire, makers of the ADHD drug Vyvanse.
 
 
 
 
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Rights for children - New Zealand submission

 

Submission for approval to homeschool my children

Dear Sir/Madam,

Given the warnings being urged globally, and the information I have included in this submission, I assert that my children have an absolute right to a healthy home and school environment.  For this reason I request that I be granted approval to homeschool my children rather than enroll them in a school that uses wi-fi, as each of the public schools in our district currently do. 

My children also have what may be considered special education needs, as they are both very gifted and therefore they require more freedom to explore and develop their abilities than is possible in many mainstream schools as families with gifted children commonly acknowledge.

Thank you very much for your consideration of this matter.  I look forward to hearing your response.

NB  If further information is required regarding the controversy surrounding Government /Industry vs public health interests and RF radiofrequency radiation, I can provide this.

Sincerely,

M.C.

 
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The Ministry of Health stated on 10/6/14 that the limits (for public exposure to  radiation from cell phone towers, wifi, 'smart' meters and other wireless digital devices) in the NZ Standard 2772.1:1999 Radiofrequency Fields Part 1: Maximum exposure levels – 3kHz to 300 GHz are

"based on all possible health effects, not just heating effects.  The only effect for which there was sufficient evidence was heat stress.  Reviews of research carried out since publication of NZS 2772.1:1999 have still found no clear evidence of any other effects."    

(Don Mackie, Chief Medical Officer, Ministry of Health)


This Ministry of Health advice is in direct contradiction to the knowledge that at least one telecommunications company has about the effects of artificial radiation exposure.  For example, Swisscom, in 2004 filed a patent to 'reduce the wifi emissions that contribute to the electromagnetic pollution known as electrosmog'. 

This patent states:

"The influence of electrosmog on the human body is a known problem."

"When, for example, human blood cells are irradiated with electromagnetic fields, clear damage to hereditary material has been demonstrated and there have been indications of an increased cancer risk."

The Ministry of Health advice to the public is also in direct contradiction to the evidence reported in numerous (non-industry funded) scientific studies completed since the 1970s that show direct effects on health from exposure to radiofrequency fields, including the Bioinitiative Report (www.biointiative.org) which was updated in 2012 to include 1800 more studies investigating the biological effects of radiofrequency radiation at exposure levels much lower than those permitted in New Zealand by the standard NZS 2772.1:1999.

The Ministry of Health advice is also contradictory to the information in the biannual literature reviews carried out by its own advisor Dr Sophie Walker of Crown Research Institute ESR.  Her August 2013 review summarised for the Government a large amount of international research showing non-thermal biological effects from radiofrequency radiation exposure.  The Government has since ceased funding for Dr Walker to review RF EMR research. 

 
 
 
 

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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

Monday, July 13, 2015

WEEP News / Oxidative mechanisms of radiofrequency radiation / Brain Wave Warping Effects of Mobile Phones / AB57 Panned in SF / Bill 57 / Is WiFi technology damaging our health? etc.

 
W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

13 July 2015

 
 
 
2015 Jul 7:1-16. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

This review aims to cover experimental data on oxidative effects of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in living cells. Analysis of the currently available peer-reviewed scientific literature reveals molecular effects induced by low-intensity RFR in living cells; this includes significant activation of key pathways generating reactive oxygen species (ROS), activation of peroxidation, oxidative damage of DNA and changes in the activity of antioxidant enzymes. It indicates that among 100 currently available peer-reviewed studies dealing with oxidative effects of low-intensity RFR, in general, 93 confirmed that RFR induces oxidative effects in biological systems. A wide pathogenic potential of the induced ROS and their involvement in cell signaling pathways explains a range of biological/health effects of low-intensity RFR, which include both cancer and non-cancer pathologies. In conclusion, our analysis demonstrates that low-intensity RFR is an expressive oxidative agent for living cells with a high pathogenic potential and that the oxidative stress induced by RFR exposure should be recognized as one of the primary mechanisms of the biological activity of this kind of radiation.

KEYWORDS:

Cellular signaling; cancer; free radicals; oxidative stress; radiofrequency radiation; reactive oxygen species

PMID: 26151230
David
 
 
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Brain Wave Warping Effects of Mobile Phones
 
A concerning new clinical study published in PLoS One titled, "EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation," has revealed that so-called 3rd generation (3G) cell phone technology has widespread brain wave disrupting activity in subjects exposed to real-world like conditions, i.e. 15-minute "talk time" exposure to the ear area.
 
 
Teri
 
Note - be sure to watch the video on page two of this story, by radiation expert Dr. Chris Busby, to learn about how cell phones can cause cancer.
 
 
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AB57 Panned on NBC TV in San Francisco

NBC in San Francisco has picked up the AB57 story. We need to get other major outlets in the state on board with this gross mistake of proposed law.
 
 
 
 
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From Australia

Is WiFi technology damaging our health?

A growing number of people claim they have sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation and are worried short range wireless broadband technology is harming their health.

 
Sylvie
 
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"I suffer from electromagnetic-hypersensitivity," explains the 60-year-old Catholic. James was a senior lecturer in physics at Australia's oldest and most prestigious tertiary institution, the University of Sydney. That is, until his condition forced him into an early retirement.
 
In 2011, the WHO categorised electromagnetic radiation as a Class 2B possible carcinogen.
 
 
 
 
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CBC - How are employers accommodating your disability?

I did not have luck getting 'on air' to speak on behalf of those with EHS, but I did leave the following comment.
 
Nancy Miller
 
 
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By combining custom integrated directional technology with the new 802.11ac standard, the ZoneFlex P300 bridge system delivers blazingly fast broadband connectivity between locations miles away. With its internal antennas, it offers hundreds of megabits of performance at line of sight distances up to 8 kilometers, and over 20 kilometers with external antennas.
 
 
Hey Ruckus, what about the cancer risk (WHO type 2B carcinogen) and all the other known adverse health effects of wireless radiation.  Don't you care?
 
 
 
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ES - UK Fundraiser
 
I have made the possibly foolish decision to 'walk' up Ben Nevis in August to celebrate a big birthday, my son will accompany me and my partner has paid all my travel costs.

Ben Nevis is 4,406ft high and the track is some 16KMs long and I am now in training.

I have established a Go Fund me page in favour of ES-UK registered charity 1103018 and
Donations may be made via: http://www.gofundme.com/yg8nse8

Many of you are already incredibly generous to ES-UK but on this occasion you might encourage a neighbour or family member to get involved in our cause and sponsor my climb.

Kind regards

Sarah Dacre
Trustee
 
 
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Retired Electronics Professor Wants To Create Wi-Fi
Free Refuge

Gary Johnson of Canon City doesn't go far without his gigahertz solutions radio frequency detector. The retired electronics professor even takes the handheld contraption to church with him.

"I would be sick after going to church," he said.

He said would get hit by a debilitating fatigue which would last 24 hours after attending Sunday service.

 
Jenny
 
 
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CONFLICT OF INTEREST EXISTING AT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON NON-IONIZING RADIATION (ICNIRP)

REPORT PREPARED BY AVAATE (VALLISOLETANA ASSOCIATION OF AFFECTED BY MOBILE PHONE ANTENNAS) ON CONFLICT OF INTEREST EXISTING AT THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON NON-IONIZING RADIATION (ICNIRP).

SUMMARY:

This paper has been prepared in order to demonstrate the existence of numerous conflicts of interest among the members of the international organization ICNIRP (International Commission on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection. In Castilian, the International Commission for Non-ionizing radiation), that despite its private nature, is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as reference entity to set limits of exposure for people of non-ionizing radiation in order to prevent such radiation affect your health.
The fact that the members of the organization engage in various conflicts of interest, being related to companies interested in the development of telecommunications and new technologies, undermines the impartiality that should govern the regulation of limits on non-ionizing radiation people.
It's incomprehensible that an international organization such as WHO, which has numerous and qualified public resources to establish adequately these limits, has delegated to a private organization issues affecting public health of all humanity.
The information contained in the work presented below was obtained from searches of reliable publicly available sources on the Internet, which can be checked by anyone who has an interest in this topic.
It would be very interesting by any natural or legal person interested in this topic assumes as its own this report (AVAATE authorized fully to do so) and send it to the authorities of the United Nations, of the International Labor Organization and of the World Health Organization of the Health.

 
 
 
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'Web Junkie' doc pries open Chinese internet rehab camps for teen boys

Documentary filmmaker Shosh Shlam joins Shad to discuss her revealing documentary Web Junkie, which enters a Chinese camp for internet-addicted youth. She shares what she learned from three boys and their families and whether she sees the clinic as a harbinger for things to come in North America. 
 
 

'Internet addiction' linked to brain differences

January 2012
 
 
 
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Wireless and EMF Reduction for Autism
 
83% of the children in Dr. Jelter's trials have shown measurable improvement after just 2 weeks, and the improvement continued on for months after the trial.  The 2 week trial was designed to convince skeptical parents, many of them who are engineers in high tech, that this would work.  Once they see that it does, they often go on to reduce other sources of wireless and EMF.
 
 
Andre
 
 
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Smartphones now causing permanent health problems in chronic users

After careful examination, Estes and his neurologist concluded that the nerve damage was coming from Estes incessant craning over to use his smartphone. The neurologist pointed out that the nerves at the top of Estes neck had become compressed and in a perpetual state of inflammation, all because Estes bent his neck over routinely to see his smartphone.
 
 
Joseph
 
 
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UK woman with electromagnetic hypersensitivity can't be around gadgets

Former architect Emilie, a resident of France's Ambert village, has a very rare disease. Emile is suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), and therefore she cannot be in the vicinity of any modern electronic devices.
 
 
Sylvie
 
 
 

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