The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution26 November 2015
Metabolic and Genetic Screening of Electromagnetic Hypersensitive Subjects as a Feasible Tool for Diagnostics and Intervention
The Alarming Ways EMFs Are Changing Your Brain
During the inquest, Mrs Fry said Jenny had first started showing symptoms of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) around November 2012, including tiredness, nausea, headaches and bladder problems. It was the time Jenny's parents briefly had WiFi connected to their home and, said Mrs Fry, that Chipping Norton School had WiFi installed.
Well worth seeing is the TODAY TV program featuring Dr. Devra Davis on mobile phone and Wi-FI dangers (link below). Dr. Davis has been lecturing in Australia on this issue much to the chagrin of folks at ACEBR. They are the ones who consistently take the line that its all just a nocebo effect and all we need to do is to stop worrying.
From now until Tuesday, Dec 1st at midnight, you can watch it online at the link below. And feel free to share the film - forward this link, share it on FB, etc. It's our gift to you and all the people you care about.
We are so grateful to have you in our lives.
Josh, Natalie and Isabelle
Toxic Mold and Electromagnetic Radiation
Information & Perspective by Warren Woodward
Sedona, Arizona ~ November 22, 2015
Several points I have made about APS's toxic "smart" meter boondoggle have been verified once again. Last week I received news from an alert Phoenix couple that APS was already replacing all the "smart" meters it had installed in their neighborhood only seven years previous.
Upon hearing this news I phoned APS and learned that APS has hired subcontractors from a company headquartered in Virginia called Apex Covantage to replace all of APS's Elster brand "smart" meters with Landis & Gyr ones. The explanation I was given for this so-called "upgrade" is that the 2G cellular system that the Elsters use will soon be obsolete. APS informed me that they intend to change out the "smart" meters in their entire service territory by December of next year.
With roughly 1.2 million customers, this so-called "upgrade" will be quite a payday for APS.
The so-called "upgrade" is really an upgrade to APS's rate base.
I have long made the point to the corrupt and incompetent Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), who are supposed to be regulating APS, that APS has a perverse incentive to spend money, and that this perverse incentive was a motivating factor behind APS's "smart" grid boondoggle. I proved that the "smart" grid would never pencil out for ratepayers by providing the ACC with the statements of several state attorneys general who had done cost/benefit analyses, a cost/benefit by accounting firm Ernst & Young for Germany, and an evaluation by Massachusetts' largest utility. I also provided the ACC with plenty of examples of utilities that had received rate increases after installing the "smart" grid. The ACC cared not.
Additionally, I have long made the point that "smart" meter technology, unlike the tried and true analog (electro-mechanical) system, would be the gift that keeps on giving to APS due to the endless costly "upgrades" the "smart" grid would require. For example, last January I wrote the ACC (on page 12, here: http://images.edocket.azcc.gov/docketpdf/0000159183.pdf ):
APS's new Landis & Gyr "smart" meters will be transmitting microwave radiation at roughly four times the strength of the Elsters, a 300% increase. So watch for more people getting sick, and watch for more interference with other wireless stuff. For example, our ceiling fans are already getting their speed and direction adjusted thanks to our neighbor's APS "smart" meter from a distance of more than 30 yards away. I wonder what else we'll have to look forward to when our neighbors get their "upgrade."
According to a study by Richard Tell Associates and commissioned by Vermont's Department of Public Service:
(Page 38, An Evaluation of Radio Frequency Fields Produced by Smart Meters Deployed in Vermont, http://publicservice.vermont.gov/sites/psd/files/Topics/Electric/Smart_Grid/Vermont%20DPS%20Smart%20Meter%20Measurement%20Report%20-%20Final.pdf )
Looking for work? With just one to two weeks training, you can make $32.61/hr. as a "smart" meter installer for APS's subcontractor, Apex Covantage! See their online ad here: http://www.indeed.com/cmp/Apex-CoVantage/jobs/Meter-Installer-9c5a9473f0a1982e?sjdu=QwrRXKrqZ3CNX5W-O9jEvZCOgIjHMX8i3TwzvkIGNA2u-WecIicAgsSvG56GM9y_d777tpREBQkcpBfVoPu3KkXOq91dk4BBtkjBTUDq0Gw .
The use of subcontractors in other states to install "smart" meters has a sorry record of rushed and substandard work. As of this writing I have not been able to ascertain if Apex installers, in addition to their salary, are working on a daily quota or worse, an incentive plan whereby the more meters they install the more money they make. Such a system has seen widespread use in other states, and has resulted in shoddy, dangerous work.
Bottom line question: Do you trust someone inexperienced and with one to two weeks of training and quite possibly in a rush to thoroughly inspect your meter clips or meter box wiring before installing an APS "smart" meter? I know I don't.
The Phoenix couple who brought APS's statewide "smart" meter "upgrade" to my attention also caught the subcontractors in the act of replacing the meter of one of their neighbors (a recent cancer survivor) who had refused a "smart" meter and so did not have one, but who was not at home to protest the subcontractors' violation. Despite being told of their mistake by the Phoenix couple, the subcontractors refused to stop installation, neither did they leave a note or door-hanger informing the homeowner of the switch.
Danish man claims he could smell his flesh burning after his Apple watch started glowing with heat and burned his wrist
BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's Public Service Commission has ordered BGE to cut in half its monthly fee to customers who opt out of having smart meters installed in their homes or small businesses.
The monthly opt out rate will be reduced to $5.50, from $11, beginning in January, the commission said Tuesday in a news release.
Juhi Chawla Mehta wins Indira Gandhi Memorial Award 2015 in Social Awareness for EMF radiation
We are proud that Juhi Chawla Mehta has been honoured with the INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL AWARD 2015 IN SOCIAL AWARENESS which has boosted our morale and recognised that EMF Radiation is an important issue which should be dealt with by the Government and the Industry on a war footing and Reduce Radiation levels, reduce norms, bring in regulations and monitoring of the same.
Cellphone Industry Product Liability Lawsuit
Alicia Mitchell was 15 years old when her father sued Motorola Inc., alleging the company's cellphones caused his brain tumor. She'll turn 30 in February and the lawsuit is still winding its way through court.
In the years since the lawsuit was filed, other plaintiffs have brought more than two dozen similar cases, the most recent one in October. Defendants include almost all the major cellphone and wireless companies, including AT&T Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
Representatives for Motorola and the other defendants referred questions to the CTIA, the wireless industry trade group, which said in a statement that "peer-reviewed scientific evidence has overwhelmingly indicated that wireless devices do not pose a public health risk for adults or children."
So far, the cases have mostly been a battle over legal procedure, not science. Ms. Mitchell's father's lawsuit, Murray v. Motorola, faces another testTuesday when the sides argue over what legal standard should be applied when evaluating evidence brought by scientists.
The case is being closely watched, as it would have ramifications not only for what evidence could be admitted in other cellphone cases, but it could also set a new precedent in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Mitchell's father, Michael Murray, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 1999, after spending several years working at Motorola as a handset technician. He and his wife sued Motorola in 2001. He died in 2003.
Jeffrey Morganroth, a lawyer representing the Murrays, has brought several other cases against Motorola and other defendants. A total of 13 cases have been consolidated into the Murray case, and the plaintiffs are seeking more than $1.9 billion in damages combined.
In filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, cellphone manufacturers and wireless carriers specifically acknowledge the risk posed by health-related lawsuits. "We may incur significant expenses in defending these lawsuits," Verizon wrote in its 2015 annual filing. "In addition, we may be required to pay significant awards or settlements."
Through the years, the Murray case has withstood several motions to dismiss and an effort to transfer it to federal court.In August 2014, Judge Frederick H. Weisberg of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia ruled that testimony from five scientists could be admitted to the trial.
The defendants appealed, arguing the court should have used a different legal standard, known as Daubert, when deciding whether to admit the testimony from scientists. Judge Weisberg relied on a evidentiary standard known as Frye. On Tuesday, a panel of judges at the District of Columbia Court of Appeals is expected to hear oral arguments on the matter. Under the Frye standard, the court may only look at the methodology researchers use to determine whether their testimony can be admitted. Under the Daubert standard, judges have more discretion to consider other factors.
"This is a marathon," said Mr. Morganroth, the lawyer for the Murrays. Eight of the plaintiffs in other cases have died while the lawsuits have been pending, he said. A decision in favor of Motorola and the other defendants, which are pushing for the Daubert standard, would send ripples beyond the Murray lawsuit. Seventeen of the other cellphone-health cases are stayed pending a ruling in this case.
Judge Weisberg wrote in his August 2014 decision that testimony from the scientists he found admissible under Frye would "almost certainly be excluded under Daubert."
"The consensus throughout the scientific community is that the present state of science does not permit any definitive answer to the question of whether cellphone, [radio-frequency] radiation causes cancer or any other adverse health effects," Judge Weisberg wrote in that decision.
If the plaintiffs prevail, discovery will begin on the broad issue of whether cellphones can cause brain tumors, specifically, glioma and acoustic neuroma. In addition, the plaintiffs would need to prove cellphones caused the cancer in their specific cases.
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