Friday, April 29, 2011

Cell Phones, Microwaves And The Human Health Threat / Public board trustees / Hep B Vaccine / WEEP on Facebook / EMR and the Workplace / reposition microwaves /

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30 April 2011

Cell Phones, Microwaves And The Human Health Threat

The microwaves that cell phones emit can interact with human tissue in an entirely new way, says theoretical biologist at a government lab

kfc 04/28/2011

If there's one topic likely to generate spit-flecked ire, it is the controversy over the potential health threat posed by cell phone signals.

That debate is likely to flare following the publication today of some new ideas on this topic from Bill Bruno, a theoretical biologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

The big question is whether signals from cell phones or cell phone towers can damage biological tissue.

On the one hand, there is a substantial body of evidence in which cell phone signals have supposedly influenced human health and behaviour. The list of symptoms includes depression, sleep loss, changes in brain metabolism, headaches and so on.

On the other hand, there is a substantial body of epidemiological evidence that finds no connection between adverse health effects and cell phone exposure.

What's more, physicists point out that the radiation emitted by cell phones cannot damage biological tissue because microwave photons do not have enough energy to break chemical bonds.

The absence of a mechanism that can do damage means that microwave photons must be safe, they say.

That's been a powerful argument. Until now.

Today, Bruno points out that there is another way in which photons could damage biological tissue, which has not yet been accounted for.

He argues that the traditional argument only applies when the number of photons is less than one in a volume of space equivalent to a cubic wavelength.

When the density of photons is higher than this, other effects can come into play because photons can interfere constructively. Bruno points to the well known example of optical tweezers in which coherent photons combine to push, pull and rotate small objects such as cells.

In this case, the force is generated when dielectric objects sit in an electric field gradient associated with the photons. More photons generate more force.

The damage that optical tweezers can do to structures in cells is well reported, he says. That's because of the large change in refractive index at the edge of cellular structures such as vesicles, myelin sheaths and so on, and the high density of photons.

Of course, optical tweezers generally work at infrared frequencies. The question that Bruno poses is whether a similar effect could also work for microwave photons.

This boils down to two factors. The first is whether there is a high enough density of microwave photons from cellphones to generate a force capable of damaging biological tissues. The second is whether there are structures in the body with the required dielectric properties to be susceptible.

On both counts, Bruno says there are reasons to be cautious. First, the density of microwave photons from cell phones and cell phone towers is many orders of magnitude higher than 1 per cubic wavelength. For this reason alone, Bruno says the traditional safety arguments do not apply.

Second, the human body contains many structures including neurons up to a meter or so long that could be susceptible to the combined effect of many photons. Some of these structures may actually focus microwave photons, increasing the photon density inside the body.

(If you're wondering why the concern is over cellphones and not other transmissions, it turns out that frequencies above 10 GHz tend to be absorbed by the skin while frequencies lower than 1 GHz--TV or radio transmissions say--are thought to be reflected without much energy transfer.)

So what might be a safe level of exposure? Bruno suggests that the night time background rate of microwaves might be a reasonable limit. "Unfortunately, this level is very low by cellphone-technology standards, some 8 to 9 orders of magnitude lower than common cell tower exposures," he says.

If that is unachievable, then another choice might be about an exposure equivalent to the average thermal energy per cubic wavelength. Bruno says this would be equivalent to an exposure of about 30 picoWatts per square metre at 1 GHz. "This equates to exposure from a cell tower at a distance of a few miles," he says.

Either way, that's likely to generate some concern.

Bruno's conclusion is that the the way safe dosage limits is determined is broken because it does not take this new tweezer-like mechanism into account.

That places the ball firmly into the physicists court. It may be that there are good reasons why Bruno's tweezer mechanism does not represent a threat. If so, we can expect physicists to post a robust defence of the cell phone exposure limits.

But Bruno will need to be braced for other, mindless kinds of responses too. Either way, sit back and watch an interesting and important debate unfold.

Ref: What Does Photon Energy Tell Us About Cell Phone Safety? (original paper)


Public board trustees to stop hearing from Wi-Fi opponents for six months

Peterborough Examiner

She said the Catholic board may not have any reported problems from its Wi-Fi but it hasn't done a health survey, done before and after installation, to know if there are any effects.

NOTES: Peterborough trustee Roy Wilfong said people who haven't ...


Hi All

In the above story Kawartha School Board officials negligently ignored scientific information that they have been provided and blindly accept the word of Health Canada that Wi Fi is safe to expose children to. Health Canada have a poor track record of safety.

In the recent news story below you will see that Health Canada is providing Hep B vaccine to children, which has recently found to be highly dangerous and known to cause serious illness to children.



US Government Concedes Hep B Vaccine Causes Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Whilst the risk factors for babies have changed little, there is now impressive evidence that for a preventive measure, hepatitis B vaccine is remarkable for the frequency, variety and severity of complications from its use. The toxicity of this vaccine is so unusual that, even if crucial data are regrettably concealed or covered by Court order, scientific evidence is already far higher than normally needed to justify severe restrictive measures."

In Canada, vaccines to prevent the following diseases are considered routine, and are given free of charge to children in all provinces and territories:

  • diphtheria;
  • tetanus (lockjaw);
  • pertussis (whooping cough);
  • polio;
  • rubella (German measles);
  • measles (red measles);
  • mumps;
  • hepatitis B; and
  • Haemophilus influenza type b disease.

These vaccines are given by needle "shots."

In Canada, the hepatitis B vaccine is given alone.


WEEP on Facebook

Here is the link for the WEEP Initiative ~ EHS Support page. This page is open for comments so we can all connect with each other and chat or share news.

You can't do groups on FB pages but I have one on my personal page for closed discussions with members only. I can add anyone to this group if they send me a friend request and explain who they are.



Cell Phones, Radiation Exposure and the Workplace

I have a claim with the Workmans Compensation Board in British Columbia, Canada, regarding an injury from microwave. My case is a bit different than most as it was a massive dose but (most of my claim could be handled within the inadequate Safety code 6), as you would expect they are doing their best to confuse the issue and deny my claim.

I realised there are a number of others with WCB claims and we are all working over top of each other. It occurred to me that we would all do better establishing some basic parameters as a group. I have a web site set up at: with a contact info etc for those interested in being part of a group to establish some of the basic precedences for all with a claim.

Please feel free to pass this information on to others



Stores told to reposition microwaves

A recent investigation of convenience stores nationwide found that more than 50% might be exposing their workers to too much radiation


Residents upset at cell phone tower location

"The cell phone and the antenna mounted on the towers and building rooftops use the same frequencies to communicate. The major difference is that if you live near a cell phone tower, with multiple antennas, your body (and not just your head) is going ...


Swisscom admits that WiFi can Harm People

Swisscom reveals the true DANGER of WiFi in a patent application. Swisscom is the leading telecom provider in Switzerland and it devised a way to reduce the microwave radiation from WiFi (also known as WLAN or wireless local area network). In its patent application, Swisscom clearly states the elevated risk of cancer and genetic damage from the constant low level microwave/RF exposure from WiFi.

read more:



Birds Bees Animals and the Environment

Dear Martin

Thank you for letting us know of your concerns about this issue (EMR) and for providing us with so much background information.

As you know, there are many threats to the natural world and we are doing our best to strategically tackle those that we can. Unfortunately our capacity to address issues outside our current programs is limited. However, it's important to have emerging issues like this on our radar to inform future program planning. We will do our best to consider the information you have sent.

Ontario Nature
366 Adelaide Street West, Suite 201
Toronto, ON M5V 1R9


Cell phone tower case goes to court

Khalsa and several other neighbors argue that they were not properly notified that an existing 55-foot radio antenna was being replaced with a 124-foot cellular phone tower disguised as a flagpole.

They say a town notice they received referred to the ...

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PG&E customers / Parents call for halt to Wi-Fi / CPUC by engineer Rob States / Unmuzzle scientists / Heart's Not in It / Greenpeace condemns / EMR Bacterial DNA / cause for concern / Symposium

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29 April 2011

PG&E customers can sign up for SmartMeter delay

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

PG&E customers wary of SmartMeters may request a temporary installation delay, pending state approval of a "radio off" option proposed by the utility last month.

Customers should call as soon as possible to get on the delay list because ...


Parents call for halt to Wi-Fi installations in schools, citing ...

Directors of a group that speaks for B.C. parents on education issues want to halt the installation.


Here is a letter recently sent to the CPUC by engineer Rob States:

[ To view a video of a recent presentation by Rob, click here.]

Two engineers have been diligently working on Smart Meter dirty power and RF issues – the combined team possess two MS degrees from MIT, a California P.E. license (Professional Engineer's License), and a PhD from Stanford in Electrical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude. They have been working on this nearly continuously for the last four months.

The scientific data tells us that 5% of the population will get sick immediately from RF disease, and another 10% will develop the disease over time. This means about 4.5 million people in California are potential victims.

Since individuals with no history of RF disease are experiencing symptoms the first day the meter is installed, we can assume the meter's RF emissions are not the only problem. The RF network is activated months after initial meter installation.

Extensive measurements have demonstrated that all of the meters measured so far, including ABB, GE, and Landis Gyr, emit noise on the customer's electric wiring in the form of high frequency voltage spikes, typically with an amplitude of 2 volts, but a frequency any ware from 4,000 Hertz, up to 60,000 Hz. The actual frequency of the phenomena is influenced by the devices that are plugged into the customer's power. Some houses are much worse than others, and this observation has been confirmed by PG&E installers that have talked to us.

Since 85% of the population is not immediately effected by this phenomena, the knowledge about what is causing symptoms in PG&E's customers will be slow to evolve. We expect word of mouth to be the primary information source since the media is so disconnected from this phenomena.

The scientific literature has studied microwave illness since the 1930′s when radar operators became ill. Radar equipment emits radiation that is intermittent, and recent scientific papers have increasingly reported that pulsed radiation is significantly worse than continuous radiation. Humans have been exposed to continuous microwave transmissions from radio for decades. Exposure that Smart Meters present to California citizens is new and unlike previous electromagnetic emissions.

PG&E has published none of the functional specifications of the meters now being installed, including their BLOCK DIAGRAMS, SCHEMATICS, or BILL OF MATERIALS. The scientific community has been prevented from identifying any of the design problems prior to their installations.

The decisions by PG&E and the CPUC to conduct NO SAFETY STUDIES has forced them to discover the current problem after the meters have been installed and after significant capital has been invested in this project. Even a rudimentary safety test with 100 randomly selected people would have probably uncovered this problem long before its appearance in PG&E's customer base.

The fix for preventing dirty power disease in PG&E customers is expensive. Because the dirty power must be stopped in the customer's LOW IMPEDANCE house wiring, all of the filter components must handle high power, and therefore are expensive. Current estimates put the end customer cost at $500, and that does not include fixing dirty power interactions that Smart Meter causes with devices already in the customer's home, such as computers, FAX machines, copiers, plasma TV's, and the like. Merely treating 15% of the California households puts the total liability for after market problems at $2B, approximately equal to the entire cost of the existing program's roll out.

Though 15% of the population has early and obvious symptoms, a large number of microwave disease related health problems will not surface for some time. As science advances, the links between microwave disease and its sources will only improve, causing ever increasing liability for societal institutions that are responsible for the offending emissions. Though the cell phone industry has purchased immunity from liability through their extensive lobbying efforts, the experience of the tobacco and chemical industries has shown that this immunity can fade as priorities of the general population affects the political process.

Though microwave disease is not directly observed in 85% of the population, the asymptomatic effects (meaning effects that have no apparent symptoms) are well published in the scientific literature, and span a wide variety of lethal and debilitating diseases, including cancers, auto immune diseases, suicide risk, depression, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and a host of others. Steve Job's pancreas and liver problems are particularly conspicuous when manifested in a life long vegetarian who was chronically exposed to pulsed microwave emissions from wifi, computer power supplies, and the like. Liability for microwave diseases could explode in the future, as data in the cell phone industry already suggests.

Among the population of affected individuals, there are sure to be attorneys who are experienced in class actions suits, and who clearly recognize a $2B avoidable cost has been imposed on an unwilling public. This type of law suit has been responsible for some of the largest corporate liabilities in our civilization's history, and has already affected PG&E and the CPUC in the past (i.e. hexavalent chromium in Hinkley CA).

Once the California real estate community becomes aware that 15% of the general population will no longer be able to live, work, or shop in their properties, the potential liability will be in the trillions of dollars, and will effect a population of wealthy individuals who have significant political influence in Sacramento. These entrepreneurs have been particularly skilled at legally punishing institutions that are responsible for declines in their asset values. In fact, the asset base of the retirement trust of California's state employees is significantly exposed to California's real estate market.

A reasonable person could conclude that the potential liability PG&E currently faces, both immediately and in the evolving future, could be significantly larger than their asset base. Their long term survival as a corporation could be at risk, and a potential outcome could include the wholesale transfer of their asset base into receivership pending settlement of outstanding liabilities.

Legal liability could force PG&E to approach the CPUC for a doubling of the existing utility rate. This would be a politically untenable request, and could result in the dissolution of the CPUC's existing regulator authority.

The future for both the CPUC and PG&E is uncertain, and potentially disastrous. A prudent course would be to treat the entire Smart Grid project in California as a major risk, and to aggressively engage in damage control. Since the technology that is actively being dismantled by the CPUC and PG&E has previously demonstrated none of the current risks, an aggressive plan to offer an analog meter opt out is a prudent option. Since so much damage has already been done, there are no guarantees that even this measure will prevail.

PG&E's current course of relying on PR spin has little chance of stemming the trends that have already been set in motion.

Rob States, M.S., P.E.
Chief Engineer, Wave Dry, LLC.
415-927-2739 Office
415-596-2718 Cell


Unmuzzle scientists, federal leaders urged

'We would remove the gag order,' Liberals say

By Emily Chung, CBC News

Posted: Apr 26, 2011


Smart Meter? Her Heart's Not in It

San Diego Reader

Foster has a cardiac condition and fears that electromagnetic waves ... Foster is now collaborating on a book about cancer victims who attribute their ...


Greenpeace condemns move to raise radiation exposure levels for Japanese children

"It is utterly outrageous to raise the exposure levels for children to twenty times the maximum limit for adults.


Electromagnetic Signals from Bacterial DNA

How Bacteria Could Generate Radio waves

Mast Sanity


Increased computer use by adolescents cause for concern

engagement in multiple-risk behaviours (MRB), including illicit drug use, drunkenness and unprotected sex.



Symposium on Cell Phone Radiation

at University of San Francisco on May 1


A dumb way to introduce smart meters

Globe and Mail

The Smart Metering Program will pay for itself through reduced theft of electricity, energy savings and operating efficiencies, and deliver $520-million in benefits over 20 years. – BC Hydro, in a pamphlet included with this month's hydro bills. ...


Questions About Smart Grid Meters Persist

The Ledger

By John Chambliss The smart grid meters are devices that allow customers to monitor their own electrical usage. The smart grid meters are new devices that allow customers to monitor their own electrical usage. But in California, hundreds of Pacific Gas ...


MEPs learn from Californian smart metering mistakes

Utility Week

A delegation of the European Parliament's industry, energy and research committee has flown to California to learn lessons from the US state over the roll-out of smart meters. MEPs visited senior energy and technology executives in San Francisco and ...


Edmonton schools install wi-fi systems

West Edmonton Local

He mentioned how one group of parents from a school in the southern part of the city came forward with concerns about installing wi-fi into schools. "In response to that, the board has passed a motion to say we're going to follow the guidelines set by ...


Wi-Fi concerned parents: We're not going away

Kawartha Media Group

But John McColl and his wife have already pulled their five year old daughter out of James Strath PS because of their concerns around wireless communication systems, known as Wi-Fi, and they haven't received any response from the board. ...


This is a good article especially for someone relatively new to the topic of EMR pollution.

Sharon Noble


Cot Radar - Does it get any more Stupid?

I cannot believe this is happening. University College Cork in Ireland, my former institutional affiliation, has developed a microchip for babies to be monitored by radar to prevent cot death! This is insane! What has happened to people's common sense?

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

RCMP Criminal Investigation Request

Hi All

For the last several days I have been working on the attached letter (RCMP).

In the letter, I have asked The Royal Canadian Mounted Police to conduct a criminal investigation of Health Canada and Industry Canada.

I am requesting your help to get the information distributed to your local news outlets and to supportive political candidates. There may still be time to make this an election issue.

If you agree with what I am asking of the RCMP, here are some actions that you could consider, which may help everyone:

1. You could send a letter in support of my request, to the RCMP, stating that you agree with the information and you also want them to conduct a criminal investigation.

2. You could write your own letter of concern and forward it to the RCMP. (Please feel free to copy my letter or use portions that will assist you).

3. You could send scientific evidence or important information to the RCMP to assist them in their investigation.

4. If you are a scientist or you are very knowledgeable about EMR, you can offer the RCMP your professional assistance.

5. If you live in a country other than Canada, please consider sending a similar request to the national police service of your own country.

If you do take any of these actions, I would appreciate a copy of the information.

Thanks and best wishes

Martin Weatherall

Co Director WEEP

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mast near school is rejected / EHS / MCS / Screwy Expert ? / Biological Effects / Fight against Smart Meters rages on / meter opt-out / ethics complaints / Statewide / Cell Phones, Wifi /

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

27 April 2011

Plan for telecom mast near school is rejected

Tuesday 26th April 2011




I think that your speculation re: chemical sensitivity is right on.

Here is a link to a piece I wrote last year, focused on transmitting meters, which suggests a relationship based on science and my experience.



Screwy Expert ?

Mr. Collins stated. - With five carriers operating at full capacity, with the most powerful emmissions at the lowest point on the pole, Mr. Collns said, radiation would be about 0.8%. Humans, he said, give off about 0.25%, so the tower has the same effect on health as standing next to three people, he argued.


Important Information on the Biological Effects of Cell Phones and ...

By Brian Shilhavy

A review of 11 long-term epidemiologic studies published in the journal Surgical Neurology two years ago revealed that using a cell phone for 10 or more years approximately doubles the risk of being diagnosed with a brain tumor on the ...


Fight against Smart Meters rages on

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Mesachie Lake resident Mary Lowther's current BC Hydro meter, donning a sign in hopes of preventing a Smart Meter from being installed this summer. By Tyler Clarke - Lake Cowichan Gazette Anti-Smart Meter enthusiast Mary Lowther is asking others to ...


PUC staff outlines smart meter opt-out

Mainebiz Daily

Controversial smart meter program. Both options included in the PUC advisory staff analysis require customers to pay in order to opt out of the wireless device, according to The Forecaster. One option would allow customers to keep their old meters ...

Note -

This is not an opt out, it looks more like a protection scheme - "We're going to hurt you unless you pay us big bucks" !

In most jurisdictions this would be classed as a serious crime!



TWO ethics complaints filed against Mayor John Marks

Tallahassee Democrat (blog)
One complaint says Marks broke the law when he voted March 28, 2007, to give Honeywell International a no-bid, multi-million-dollar contract to bring smart meters to the city while Marks was a partner in Adorno and Yoss, a law firm that represented ...


SmartMeter Opt Out Going Statewide

Earlier this month Central Coast News told you how a Carmel City Councilman made a deal with PG & E to stop installing SmartMeters if homeowners don't want them. Now Central Coast News reporter Katelyn Sykes found out the plan is now going statewide! ...


Cell Phones, Wifi, and the Effects of Crying Wolf


"Wi-Fi and other wireless "learning aides" in school, embraced naively by parents and educators with the shameless encouragement of the wireless industry, are not the blessing they appear to be." And one discredits altogether the benefits of using a ...


Cell Phones, WiFi and Health Effects

Older video but interesting information


Rent reduction pressure on phone mast sites

Suzie Horne Thursday 14 April 2011



WRSC Grades for Federal Leaders

2011 Federal Election Apr 25 2011

Attached is the current and updated report card. The responses from the major parties have been lacking, especially from the Conservatives and Liberals who have yet to acknowledge the problem in any significant way. There is still time to try to bring this to candidates' attention, and to push for a statement from the Leaders.


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Monday, April 25, 2011

Dr. Gerd Oberfeld MD in Ireland / pay a fine? / Interview with Dr. Thomas Rau MD / cell phone-only US homes / Biological Effects / Big Brother / Telemetry Devices

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

26 April 2011

Dr. Gerd Oberfeld's visit to Ireland.

Please see the attached PDF

Kind regards,
John Weigel


Why should PG&E customers who wish to opt out of the SmartMeters have to pay a fine?

PG&E must be saving millions by laying off all those human meter readers; surely they can absorb the cost. For that matter, why aren't they passing the savings on to their customers?

Fewer jobs, more corporate profits, more radiation and no benefits to the consumer -- sounds like the new America all right.

Wendy Brubaker



Interview with Dr. Thomas Rau MD

Listen to the interview that Camilla Rees did with Dr. Thomas Rau (MD). He's an expert on, among other things, electrosensitivity and works at the famous Paracelsus Clinic in Switzerland.

Although this is NOT recent. It is well worth listening to and sending to school boards!



Percentage of cell phone-only US homes doubles

CBS News

I do not want to have to use a cell phone all the time. I don't want a brain tumor.


The Biological Effects of Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies

Dr. Mercola has another great article about dangers of cell phones.



See Big Brother at work here.



Telemetry Devices

You may have already read what Itron's past history

In this document they raise a question about interference between SATELITE networks that use Medical and Non Medical Information via an existing network called Little Leo

ITRON mentions what is inside the smart meters the same technology as the medical systems called Telemetry Devices(MESH - more info at end of email) which is often a system used for things that are moving, houses don’t move, so wired would be more practical ....."

As a result of these actions, Itron has developed a new generation of automatic meter reading systems that it is marketing to electric, gas, and water utility companies.

Itron's new systems include 1.4 GHz telemetry devices that are installed on individual meters, and Itron anticipates that millions of these devices will be deployed within a relatively short period.

The devices, which have been specifically designed for licensed operations in the 1.4 GHz band, have to be small enough to fit into many different utility meters, must be low cost, and have limited system margin, making them vulnerable to interference from Little LEO feeder downlinks. This vulnerability is widespread, because Itron's devices will be ubiquitous and Little LEO satellite systems have massive downlink footprints. Special care is warranted in these circumstances.".......

So what is a Smart Meter company and a Medical system have in common?just the way they search around for connections using the MESH network? or is there a bigger connection between E-Health and Smart Meters?


ITRON 2008 PowerPoint (PDF) Investors update on Smart Meter Networks

PAGE 50 - shows "DA intergration" ( elsewhere they say "distribution automation" )

DA ( Digital Angel ) has been another related company with both medical and RF currently called "PositiveID"

it even shows the new TV's with WIFI being part of the Grid... on page 42

these WIFI TVs began to be sold at stores last year

the pervious pages are very interesting also, Mesh Network and Star Network


" Class II Special Controls Guidance


“Implantable Radiofrequency Transponder System for Patient Identification and Health Information "

This new law - when fully implemented - provides the framework for making the United States the first nation in the world to require each and every one of its citizens to have implanted in them a radio-frequency identification (RFID) microchip for the purpose of controlling who is, or isn't, allowed medical care in their country.

USA Healthcare Bill H.R. 3200:


ITRON = Industrial-The-Real_time-Operation-Nucleus






Wireless Telemetry

In September of 2002, SmartSynch ( and Itron ( their partnership agreement for Itron to distribute SmartSynch's SmartMeter Solution (SM) to the utilities metering market.

What were SmartSynch's decision criteria for selecting this strategy? Why partner with Itron and not another? And, how far does the partnership extend? In order to reveal the critical elements to achieving this strategic partnership, I spoke with Mark Rodgers, CEO of SmartSynch.


SmartSynch, launched in the Spring of 2000, utilizes wireless two-way telemetry for reading and managing the dataflow to commercial and industrial (C&I) meters.

SmartSynch Acquires Applied Mesh Technologies


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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Families blame transformers for ills / Berkeley / without council blessing / Pointe-Claire / Health Hazards / Smart Meter Harm / Caldicott - Fukushima / TEPCA warns / EMF-Omega-News

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Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

24 April 2011

(Ontario) Families blame transformers for ills

2011-04-21 / Front Page

By WES KELLER Freelance Reporter

Two more Amaranth families have recently gone public with their complaints about TransAlta's transformer substation on the Tenth Line at 15 Sideroad.

This time, the families are complaining about illnesses they say are caused by an electrical field from the two 100- megawatt-capacity transformers. Previously, neighbour Paul Thompson launched a lawsuit over noise from the substation. That is still before the courts and, in the meantime, Mr. Thompson has won a 50% assessment reduction on his property.

Now, Theresa Kidd and Ted Whitworth, both of whom had appeared at the Ontario Municipal Board hearings into Phase 2 of the Melancthon wind farm, have gone public with their complaints through Daisy Consulting Group, a firm co-founded by Toronto lawyer and Liberal spin-doctor Warren Kinsella.

Ms. Kidd, who had appeared as a party to the hearing, recently posted a video on YouTube showing that a fluorescent bulb glowed without being connected to any electrical source. The posted view was seen through night vision but she said the tube glowed, although less brightly, without use of night vision.

She said in an interview Tuesday that she and her husband Terry had lived at their location close to Hydro One's 230-kv transmission line, raising "warm blooded" horses as hunter/ jumpers, for years prior to the installation of the transformers but had never had any environmental problems.

With the advent of the transformers, she said, they began to feel the electricity in the house and in their persons. And then their 23 horses became spooked. She said they began "running at the gates" in uncharacteristic fashion.

They were forced from their home, she said, for the sake of their health, and to dispose of their horses. They have sold all but eight at sacrifice prices.

Why had they waited so long to go public? Ms. Kidd said it was only at the urging of friends that she came out in the open with her story and posted the video at

She said when the OMB hearing ended, they decided simply to go on with their lives. Now their only remedy is to move. And all they are asking is that TransAlta "relocate our families and livestock to a safe environment and compensation."

According to Daisy, the substation is 390 metres from the Kidd home and 490 metres from Whitworth's, and that by living so close to the substation, both families have been constantly disturbed by the noise and made extremely ill by the electrical pollution coursing through their properties, homes and bodies.

Daisy quotes Ted Whitworth as saying: "We are reasonable people, but our situation is no longer liveable. Our families are sick, our farming business has been negatively affected and I fear that I or someone in my family might develop a serious illness like cancer, at any time. We feel like we are living in a microwave. TransAlta must do something to help us."

Prior to TransAlta's hostile takeover of Canadian Hydro Developers, it is known that CHD was in discussions with all three families but the nature of those discussions hasn't been confirmed. Ms. Kidd did not comment on those, but did say there had been no offer since the TransAlta takeover.

Communications Director Bob Klager said in a phone interview Wednesday that TransAlta is convinced the source of the problems experienced by the Kidds and Whitworths is not the transformer substation.

He said TransAlta has been in touch with the families, and is working with them to find solutions. However, he said he hopes they would investigate other sources of the electromagnetic field of which they speak.

He said he couldn't speak to any discussions that might have taken place prior to the TransAlta purchase of Canadian Hydro Developers.


As Berkeley waits on passing cellphone sales guidelines, some fear ...

Daily Californian

Based on the results of some studies, Moskowitz said it seems that there is a connection between cellphone usage and certain kinds of brain tumors, ...


Cell tower proceeds without council blessing

By Natasha Jones - Langley Times April 21, 2011

It appears that despite residents' objections and council's refusal to endorse the tower applications, Industry Canada has given Bell the go-ahead.


Pointe-Claire, Quebec.

Here is a follow-up of the cell tower situation in Pointe-Claire and in another community nearby.

Susan Weaver (Citizens for Beck Park)


Health Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation

Bruce Fife, N.D.

A Startling Look At The Effects Of Electropolution On Your Health.

Edited and compiled by Bruce Fife, N.D. with the assistance of the Electric and Magnetic Fields Research and Public Information Dissemination Program and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.


Smart Meter Harm?

Hello all – I am looking for people across Canada who believe that the wireless Smart Meter already affixed to their house has caused them health issues, or lack of safety or reduction in value and appreciation in their home or recreational property.

It is important these people contact me directly at my e-mail as quickly as possible.

Please spread the word across Canada I am looking for individuals who have suffered as a result of the Smart Meters on their house. Thanks.

Una St. Clair


Dr Helen Caldicott - Fukushima Nuclear Disaster


TEPCA warns of risk to public health

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The Taiwan Electromagnetic Radiation Hazard

... insomnia, miscarriages and cancer after the stations became operational. ...


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Protectorate Union of the Citizens and Initiatives for the Protection against Electrosmog
The Electromagnetic Spectrum in Low Intensity Conflict
Is using a cellphone as risky as smoking tobacco?
Personality changes caused by mobile telecommunications
The only possible treatment today is no exposure
An appeal to the WHO for the recognition of the environmental illnesses MCS and EHS
Wireless Radiation Safety Council (WRSC) Press Conference Materials
How pulsed radiofrequency radiation affects the health of mice, rats, and bees
Girl, 11, defeats phone giants in mast battle
Nuclear Expert: Smart Meters 100x Radiation Exposure of a Cell Phone
City resolution opposes SmartMeters
Telus Cell Tower Unwelcome Neighbour, Seizing the Commons
No mobile phone mast after residents' protests
Mobile phone masts 'could harm county'
Families blame transformers for ills
Anger at news phone mast petition may be ignored
Deeside community reacts angrily to phone mast in Shotton
Anger over phone mast planned for Castletree Way
Bid for mobile phone mast in High Street 'beggars belief'
TCRA rejects towers radiation claims
Mast still standing despite order
Fylde Road families protest against phone mast
Hidden iPhone File Tracks Users' Every Move
Next-up News Nr 1675
News from Mast Sanity
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Nuclear Expert: Smart Meters 100x Radiation Exposure of a Cell Phone

Bay Area Indymedia

by J Hart Stop Smart Meters! caught up on Wednesday evening with Daniel Hirsch, a lecturer and expert in nuclear policy at UCSC who has been widely quoted in the media regarding recent events in Japan. Mr. Hirsch had just finished his talk at Stevenson ...


Kids' eyes offer earliest signs of heart disease News Staff Apr. 22, 2011

A new study finds that kids who spend the most time watching television or playing video games instead of exercising have narrower arteries in the back of their eyes -- an early indication that the kids are on the road to heart disease.

Could Wi Fi and wireless games also be a cause of this problem?


Group protests FCC's stance on cell phones, SmartMeters

Mountain View Voice

... serious health issues in a significant portion of the population. ... kind of power meter that uses the same kind of electromagnetic radiation emitted ...


French Nuclear Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Program

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Smart meters bring new consumer risks

Victoria Times Colonist

Not only is there a massive cost involved in the project, but more importantly there are issues of health, privacy and control at play. These meters use Wi-Fi to transmit data. We already live in a soup of Wi-Fi and adding more is questionable ...


Not so 'smart' after all
By Randy Richmond, London Free Press



Get smart: Smart meters to hike Hydro bills

By Michael Smyth, The Province April 21, 2011

There are many excellent reasons to spend $1 billion to install "smart meters" in every home in the province, according to B.C. Hydro — and one of them is NOT to jack up your electricity bill.

And if you believe that, I've got some shares in a proposed downtown casino I can sell you — cheap!

Never mind the main reason smart meters were invented — and why they're being installed in so many provinces and states — is so governments can implement "time of use" billing.

Unlike existing "dumb meters," smart meters will instantly know exactly how much electricity you use and when you use it. That allows governments and utilities to jack up the rate charged on power consumed during "peak periods," such as in the evening when people (a.k.a. "sitting ducks") are watching TV, making dinner and doing laundry.

But Hydro insists time-of-use billing is not being considered in B.C. At least not yet. (Please resist the urge to laugh, cry or barf at this point and keep reading.)

Hydro says smart meters are being installed for other reasons — such as stopping nasty marijuana growers from stealing electricity, for example.

Marijuana grow-ops consume huge amounts of electricity to power high-wattage lamps, water pumps, dehumidifiers, security systems and other equipment. The growers often steal the electricity, by tampering with the dumb meters, or diverting power from the main supply line.

How much power are marijuana growers stealing?

"Over $100 million a year," Hydro official Bob Herriman told the Vancouver Sun last week, adding that amount has been increasing over the last few years.

I'll say. It wasn't that long ago that Hydro said much less power was being stolen to power grow-ops.

"We know that grow-ops are a problem in British Columbia — our estimate is in the $12-million range," Hydro official Bev Van Ruyven told the B.C. Utilities Commission in 2004.

OK, that was seven years ago. But, as late as last August, Hydro was saying the amount of electricity theft was $30 million a year.

And, in February, a Hydro official told the B.C. Utilities Commission that annual electricity losses had been "relatively constant for many years," not rising dramatically.

But, now that Hydro wants to install smart meters, those nasty marijuana growers are suddenly stealing more than $100 million worth of power a year.

Hmm, what a suspiciously round number. A cynical type might think Hydro was inflating the grow-op losses as an excuse to bring in smart meters, which they say will help them catch those dirty pot-growing power thieves.

But I'll cut Hydro some slack and believe them. I bet those pot growers are ripping us off big time, no matter what the real number is.

But I also believe this: Smart meters are all about time-of-use billing and jacking up your electricity bill. If you believe anything else, you're smoking something funny.


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