Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nationwide Violations of FCC Radiation Limits / How Smart Meters Affect Your Body

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

21 March 2013

Nationwide Violations of FCC Radiation Limits at Wireless Antenna Sites
Excellent investigative video by the EMR Policy Institute.
Please watch the embedded short video and send this out as widely as possible.  Our goal is to make this video go "viral".
How Smart Meters Affect Your Body

In this total absence of regulatory responsibility, Dr. Darren Schmidt of The Nutritional Healing Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan visually summarizes real-world data now being collected on negative health effects caused by installed "smart" meters.  Data and charts are both from his own patients' experiences and lab work; and the work of other independent researchers. The first 10 minutes are foundational information, then specific effects on humans are shown.

Please share this video especially with those who work in health and government.  Demand accountability.

Take back your power
Bee-harming pesticides escape proposed European ban

"Britain and Germany have caved in to the industry lobby and refused to ban bee-killing pesticides," said Iain Keith, at campaign group Avaaz. "Today's vote flies in the face of science and public opinion and maintains the disastrous chemical armageddon on bees, which are critical for the future of our food."

The chemical companies that dominate the billion-dollar neonicotinoid market, Bayer and Syngenta, were relieved.

Political and moral failure.

Nectar Quest: The 'Bees and Flowers Mutual Admiration Society' Under Threat

A new 30-year study from the University of Bristol in England has revealed that bees and flowers share a symbiotic relationship based on the electric currents each emits. This affects not only the pollination and proliferation of the plants, but also the nourishment of the bees and the hives.
Bees not only can sense the negative charge coming from flowers using color, shape, pattern and humidity, but are able to change the electrical charge to tell which ones contain nectar and if another bee has beat them to it.
Bees worldwide are threatened by a number of ecological and environmental factors, such as pesticides, fungi, GMOs and cell phone networks.
The world's food supply is threatened because bees and the way they pollinate and carry food to their hives is threatened.

Letter to the Press Democrat: PG&E Smart Meters vs. Sebastopol

PG&E met with the Press Democrat (PD) editorial board last week regarding Sebastopol's ban on Smart Meters. Following that meeting the PD printed two misinformed editorials, both heavy handed against Sebastopol.

Chris Coursey in "Feeling Sorry for Goliath" writes, "Meter readers are threatened with citations and fines for doing their jobs." This is wrong. Only installers have been warned not to deploy Smart Meters in Sebastopol. Meter readers love Sebastopol because they still have a job.

Coursey writes, "Sebastopol seems to be getting pulled around by the nose by a small group of anti-technology folks known as the Electromagnetic Field Safety Network." Our name is the EMF Safety Network and we are not anti-technology. We advocate the use of precaution with electromagnetic fields (EMF's) and radiofrequency radiation (RF) (wireless), and advocate corded and wired alternatives to protect public health and the environment. Our work is based on decades of science.

According to Coursey 10% of Sebastopol has opted out of Smart Meters. That means there are hundreds of people in Sebastopol that are concerned enough about Smart Meter hazards to pay PG&E's extortion fees not to have them.

Coursey states the World Health Organization (WHO) says there's no evidence of harm. Wrong again. In May of 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the WHO, classified wireless as a 2b carcinogen, same as DDT and lead.

Coursey says Sebastopol is rethinking its moratorium. The city manager stated there was "zero consideration" of repealing the ordinance.

In the other article, "Let's not wage war on PG&E workers", the editor stated Helen Burt, PG&E's chief customer officer said, "we don't want to be at war with our communities".

PG&E threatened a lawsuit against Sebastopol, refused to mark gas lines, and halted commercial work, including the $23 million Barlow project. These are strong-arm tactics and intimidation.

PG&E has been at war with many communities over the last three years. Since 2009 more than 50 California local jurisdictions have opposed Smart Meters, and fifteen have made the deployment illegal. Supervisor Carrillo asked for a moratorium, safety studies and a free opt-out. The PD even called for a moratorium!

PG&E responded by accelerating Smart Meter deployment and forcing installations, without informed consent or full disclosure about how the meters work, and what they are capable of, including surveillance and profiling. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is already discussing how to access the data Smart Meters collect and how to make it available to third parties.

In 2009, Bakersfield residents complained about skyrocketing bills and PG&E defended their Smart Meters as accurate. Two years later PG&E admitted billing errors due to Smart Meter defects.

In 2010, PG&E said Smart Meters transmit radiation once an hour. In 2011, the CPUC ordered PG&E to provide the specifications and PG&E admitted Smart Meters can transmit up to 190,000 times a day!

The head of PG&E's Smart Meter program was caught trying to  infiltrate our group by lying about his identity. The CPUC safety division investigated and found the spying was a system wide problem within PG&E.

PG&E and the CPUC have refused to address Smart Meter health and fire safety impacts.

Feel sorry for PG&E? I don't think so.

Sebastopol's unanimous decision to ban Smart Meters is applauded by many people in Sebastopol and beyond. According to Sebastopol's ordinance (available on their website), Smart Meter technology subjects residents to "privacy, security, health, accuracy and consumer fraud risks."

It's shameful the PD editors have been influenced by PG&E. The PD should be a source of accurate information, not more of PG&E's disinformation.

Sandi Maurer
PO BOX 1016
Sebastopol CA 95473

EMF Bulletin from Quebec
Electromagnetic waves kept away from schools

By Claire Feinstein written March 20, 2013
Protect children from electromagnetic waves: this is the spirit of the amendment voted by the National Assembly on 19 March 2013, as part of the bill for the "rebuilding the schools of the Republic."

The amendment states that the implementation of the public service provided by digital educational text should be
promoting connections "wired", that is to say with Ethernet rather than Wi-Fi

MPs environmentalists behind this amendment, wanted to "push the state and local governments to protect children, especially younger ones, the influence of waves" in the name of precaution.

This is the first time in France that the precautionary principle will be implemented for children.

The question of the danger of electromagnetic waves is still debate. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified these waves potentially carcinogenic.
But a report by the National Health Security (handles), published in 2009, he departed danger.

The debate today is rekindled by a study of the European Agency for the Environment, published in January 2013. In this work, the European authority recommends wider use of the "precautionary principle" for some technologies. She recalls in particular that call while driving could increase the risk of brain cancer.
When moving the phone from a base station to another, a large amount of harmful waves are captured and could favor the occurrence of tumors.

Though so far no causal link has not yet been scientifically proven, according to the European Agency for the Environment, the signs should not be ignored. Reduce our exposure to electromagnetic waves has thus become a precautionary principle which can only be beneficial.


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