Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Committee recommends EMF reduction / Frequencies of Humans / Polarization of motor nerve endings / Huge rise in beached whale and dolphins / Full Body Scan / Smart meter bill

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

23 November 2010

CNESET (Israel Parliament) environmental and health committee recommends EMF reduction

An article about reduction and prevention of exposure of students to EMR was published today on Israeli Internet newspaper.

The environmental and health committee in the CNESET (Israel parliament) called the government to adopt the recommendations of a technical committee to reduce and to prevent exposure to electromagnetic radiation of students in schools to, due to the possible health effect of electromagnetic radiation might have on their health.

An automatically Hebrew to English translated (google translate) can be found on the following link:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=iw&tl=en&u=http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-3988033,00.html

I did my best to summarize the article:
The electromagnetic radiation sources that were addressed are:

· Mobile Phones

· Wireless computer network systems, WLAN, WIFI

· Laptops

· Power lines

· Electrical power transformers

· Electrical cabinets

· Additional sources.

The Recommendations:

· Compose a habit changing educational plan that will explain about Electromagnetic radiation, and about the possible related health risk. The plan will also cover tools and means to reduce the exposure to EMR like the right way to use mobile phones, reduction of the usage, limiting the number and length of calls, using a wired earpiece, sending SMS rather than talking and will discuss also the usage of cellphones while driving, using cellphone before going to sleep and additional aspects.

· Schools should Place of wired landline telephones for students to use.

· Consider establishment of special areas in schools in which mobile phone can be used and limiting the use of mobile phone elsewhere (similar to smoking areas).

· Ensuring that teachers will use cell phones only in the staff room or areas that will be allocate.

· The Ministry of Transport will ban cell phone use for young drivers and public transportation drivers (because of the serious impact on driving even when using headsets or handfree kits).

· Wired computer network in schools will be preferred over wireless networks.

· Reduce and limit students' exposure to radiation sources from the electricity network.

· Radiation tests will be mandatory at the end of construction or maintenance work done on the electricity network and infrastructure in schools.

· The Ministry of Environment Protection will present a schedule for radiation tests in all schools and educational institutions to be completed within one year.

· The Ministry of Education will map all the classrooms and schools to find classrooms that are located near or next to a possible electrical radiation source and will deliver this info to the Ministry of Environment Protection who will use it to priorities these classes to be tested first (for radiation).

· Radiation Hazards found in schools will be reported to the construction department in the Ministry of Education.

· The report will include a description of the hazard, methods of treatment and repair.

· The construction department in the Ministry of Education will be responsible to deal with the problems found, including in some cases evacuation of students from problematic classrooms, and reporting the problems to the Israeli eclectic company and to the school in question so they will fix the problems.

· After fixing the problem the Ministry of Environment Protection may make a second test.

I hope that the government will soon adopt these recommendations.

All the best.

No Rad

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Frequencies of Humans and Living Things

Safety Code 6 talks about nerve and muscle depolarization.

I was a witness for the Standing Committee on Health and reported an oversight in Safety Code 6. It is important and critical information to understand that the definition of oversight is an omission or mistake, esp one made through failure to notice something.

It doesn't matter that it was unintentional, Safety Code 6 is missing critical data as a result of the omission and as a result Safety Code 6 substantiates why Wi Fi should be removed immediately. Other radio frequencies are also causing problems and are illegal because of the omission.

The omission or error is not giving humans or ecosytems a frequency. (as electrical beings)

Here is a link to my blog where it has the letter submitted to Health Canada, Environment Commissioner and the Committee as record. Health Canada can't say there isn't peer reviewed science anymore, electricity and frequencies interactions are taught in every school as standards in education. The wireless industry missed the oversight and would come to the same conclusions as I have, it is an electrical frequency conflict. As Page 9 in Safety Code 6 says, we want to avoid the unintentional stimulation of tissue as experimental studies have shown there to be nerve and muscle depolarization. Nerve and muscle depolarization is medical language medicine understands instead of EHS.

http://www.thermoguy.com/blog/index.php?itemid=47

When you are dealing with school boards or others and they mention the nonsense there is no peer reviewed science, refer to them the omission(oversight) that Health Canada can substantiate.

Curtis Bennett

Thermografix Consulting Corporation

250-765-9897

Paragraph from Safety code 6:

For frequencies from 3 to 100 kHz, the predominant health effect to be avoided is the unintentional stimulation of excitable tissues, since the threshold for electrostimulation in this frequency range will typically be lower than that for the onset of thermal effects. Experimental studies have demonstrated that exogenous electric and magnetic field exposures can induce in situ electric fields and currents within biological tissue that can lead to nerve and muscle depolarization(5, 8–9, 31–32). Limits for maximum external electric and magnetic field strengths have been established in Safety Code 6 to avoid in situ electric field strengths greater than that of the minimum excitation threshold for excitable tissues.

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Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

Volume 56, Number 6, 1315-1318, DOI: 10.1007/BF00784031

Physiology

Effect of the electrical polarization of motor nerve endings and their ability to conduct rhythmic impulses

I. A. Vladimirova

http://www.springerlink.com/content/j80465515qj40883/abstract/?target=print

Abstract

A study was made of the effect produced by electric polarization of the motor nerve endings on the conduction of the rhythmic impulses through them. Increased rhythmic end-plate potentials from the hyperpolarized endings were subject to a lesser summation than in normal conditions and weakened more rapidly following prolonged rhythmic stimulation. Hyperpolarization of the nerve endings removed the presynaptic block caused by an increased potassium content in the solution surrounding the muscle. Depolarization of the nerve endings promoted the development of presynaptic blocking. These changes were observed only in local polarization of synaptic plates. A hypothesis is put forward on the nature of the changes occurring in the presynaptic endings, leading to the changes of efficacy of their transsynaptic action and to presynaptic blocking.

(Presented by Active Member AMN SSSR A. V. Lebedinskii) Translated from Byulleten'' √Čksperimental''noi Biologii i Meditsiny, Vol. 56, No. 12, pp. 23–27, December, 1963

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Keep an eye out for stranded dolphins, urge scientists

Report to show huge rise in beached whale and dolphins on British shores increasing, but many more go unreported

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/nov/22/stranded-dolphins-british-shores

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A Full Body Scan of American Corruption

http://gonzalolira.blogspot.com/2010/11/full-body-scan-of-american-corruption.html
David

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Ramara man's bill higher with smart meter

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=2770869

Simcoe North MPP hopes to suspend program

By NATHAN TAYLOR THE PACKET & TIMES
( OCTOBER 2010 )

When Ramara Township resident Frank Mangan got his first hydro bill this week since being connected to a smart meter, he was somewhat confused.

Smart meters charge users different rates depending on when they use the electricity. The three different rates are peak time, shoulder time and off-peak hours. Using electricity out of peak time should cost less.

But Mangan said only 17% of his usage was during peak time, yet he was charged about 3% more than what he would have paid on the previous system.

He couldn't comprehend why the government is "spending that kind of money (on smart meters) and charging us more when we're using little power in peak time."

"The rates were supposed to go down," he said.

Smart meters allow consumers to monitor their usage and manage their consumption, said Sylvia Kovesfalvi, a spokesperson with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

She acknowledged the cost of electricity is increasing, but noted the province is responding to that reality.

"We are modernizing our electricity system and making new investments in the system, and that is putting some pressure on the cost of electricity," she said.

The government has taken a few measures to respond, including support for low-income consumers, industrial consumers and those in northern Ontario.

"The ministry is looking at options to ensure that a time-of-use pricing structure is in place that balances the benefits for both the consumer and the electricity system as a whole," Kovesfalvi said.

But it will take more than focused supports and rewards for consumers who conserve to get opposition politicians to call off the dogs.

Premier Dalton McGuinty faced questions Thursday in the legislature from members whose constituents had pricy hydro bills.

McGuinty said his Liberals inherited a system that had been neglected by previous governments.

Passing the buck isn't helping struggling consumers, Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop told The Packet & Times on Thursday.

"There was a lot of money spent with Hydro one with all of the governments. This is McGuinty trying to get out of this disaster he's got. He can condemn all the previous governments he wants, but, as far as I'm concerned, hydro has never been in the mess it's in today," Dunlop said. "One of the biggest factors that will bring the McGuinty government down in the next election is the hydro issue."

Concerns about smart meters have been aired often since the legislature resumed, he noted, adding the meters "are not meeting the criteria of Measurement Canada."

"They aren't accurate enough," Dunlop said.

Hydro One states its meters conform to Measurement Canada guidelines.

Kovesfalvi said the government's conservation efforts, including smart meters, will not offset all pricing increases, "but they do give families an opportunity, a tool, to mitigate some of these costs."

In a recent press release, Dunlop referred to the program as "Dalton McGuinty's latest tax machine" and said he received numerous complaints from his constituents.

Dunlop said an opposition-day motion will be introduced Tuesday. It will ask the government to suspend the smart-meter program until the kinks are worked out of it and also to give people the choice to use the new system or the old one.

To date, more than four million smart meters have been installed in the province.

All of Orillia will be charged for electricity on a time-of-use basis by spring, said John Mattinson, president of the Orillia Power Corporation (OPC).

Nearly all of the 11,000-plus residential smart meters have been installed, and 496 small commercial meters, more than 35%, are installed, Mattinson said.

"They are going to have an opportunity to save money... if you try to use some of the heavy-usage appliances in the off-peak," he said. "It doesn't mean you have to do your laundry in the middle of the night. You can do it on a Saturday or Sunday."

The purpose of the sliding-scale charges is to shift the peak time, Mattinson said.

"If you've got everybody drawing electricity at the same time, it puts tremendous stress on our generating stations, on our transmissions system, on our distribution system," he said. "Whereas if you can spread that same amount of energy over the 24-hour period, it is a much more efficient use of the resources."

The smart meters, which send information to energy suppliers through radio waves, provide more information than could previously be gathered, making the system more "reliable," Mattinson said.

"Once they are fully implemented, we are going to know when somebody is out of power as opposed to waiting for someone to phone in. We will know immediately and we will also know when customers are restored," he said. "We're going to know when have an area with low voltage."

Before the new fees come into effect in the spring, OPC will launch a website where individual customers can look at how they're consuming power.

"People are going to see what they are using and the impact of that usage," Mattinson said. "For example, if they shifted their (laundry) load or shifted their usage patterns to the off-peak times, they would see how many dollars it would actually save them."

Hydro One, which has 1.3 million customers in the province, has installed all of its meters and a tenth have been switched to time-of-use rates, said spokesperson Daniele Gauvin.

"Time-of-use rates are intended to encourage consumers to shift some of their electricity use to non-peak demand times, such as the weekend, thereby reducing strain on the electricity system helping Ontario move off-coal and avoid building costly new generation," she said.

— With files from Sara Ross

ntaylor@orilliapacket.com

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