Sunday, January 9, 2011

Complaint to the BBC / Smart Meters Getting Pulled / SMART METER APPEAL / The Health Effects of EMFs / EMF-Omega News

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Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

9 January 2011


Complaint to the BBC 

I am lost for words after viewing evidence provided by Powerwatch UK demonstrating the BBC's bias reporting and blatant disregard for Tom Watson's Adjournment Debate on mobile phones and health in the House of Commons on 20th December, 2010.   I am calling for the BBC to apologise to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Anne Milton, MPs Tom Watson, Bill Esterson and the public they represent.  Download full report here: 

MPs Tom Watson, Bill Esterson and The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Anne Milton) would not have been aware of the misguided comments displayed on the monitor which did not reflect the debate.  

I am a member of Labour MP Bill Esterson's constituency.  He kindly represented serious concerns with regards to compelling evidence in connection to the dangers of electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone handsets and phone masts. He also raised valid and serious concerns about children after reviewing evidence provided by the EM Radiation Research Trust.

I question the BBC's vested interests and misuse of licence/tax payer's money to lobby Government while using underhanded reporting to undermine a very serious health debate on mobile phones and phone masts.

The BBC did not reflect on the debate or promote official advice from the Department of Health leaflet which clearly states that children and young people under 16 should be discouraged for non-essential calls. In the light of this recommendation the UK Chief Medical Officers strongly advise that where children and young people do use mobile phones, they should be encouraged to use mobile phones for essential purposes only keep all calls short - talking for long periods prolongs exposure and should be discouraged. The UK CMOs recommend that if parents want to avoid their children being subject to any possible risk that might be identified in the future, the way to do so is to exercise their choice not to let their children use mobile phones.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Anne Milton responded to concerns raised by Tom Watson and Bill Esterson , she said  "I am aware of the ability of large and powerful vested interests to lobby, often very successfully. There are, without doubt, eye-wateringly large amounts of money at stake in the mobile communications industry. I assure the hon. Gentleman that I am old enough and cynical enough to apply at all times an appropriate level of scrutiny and cynicism to all information that comes my way-always seeking to find out whence it came and who paid for it".   I will be drawing the BBC's reporting of this debate to Ann Minton's attention and encourage her to review the BBC's privileged position with regards to reporting on Parliamentary proceedings while trying to influence the democratic process with misguided information.  

I call on the BBC to alert MPs and the general public and especially our children to the precautionary advice from the Department of Health in order to help protect future generations from what could turn out to be another public health disaster. I highly recommend the BBC review the evidence from independent scientists and public health officials/advocates.  Please read the report "Cell phones and Brain Tumours: 15 Reasons for Concern". 

I am the Director for the UK EM Radiation Research Trust charity.  I will be drawing this serious disregard and misuse of broadcasting to the attention of fellow Radiation Research Trust trustees Joe Benton, Labour MP and Dr Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP.  Trustee members of the European Parliament are Liz Lynne, Lib Democrat MEP, and Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru Member for the European Parliament for Wales. Other members are Devon based Scots Lawyer and environmentalist, Michael Bell, Graham Philips, Powerwatch UK, Dr Ian Gibson, doctorate in biochemistry and previous member of Parliament and Chairman Brian Stein, Chief Executive Samworth Brothers Ltd.  

Yours faithfully, 

Eileen O'Connor
EM Radiation Research Trust


Thousands Of Smart Meters Getting Pulled

By Amy Davis

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Local 2 investigated smart meters Wednesday. For the past three years, KPRC Investigates has reported on reading errors and technical problems with the new electric meters.

Now, Local 2 consumer investigator Amy Davis has learned that CenterPoint Energy is replacing tens of thousands of the new meters.

Apparently, 47,000 of the new smart meters aren't too smart. That's how many CenterPoint is uninstalling.

The company explained it this way: one of the big benefits of the new smart meters is that in the future, they'll be able to connect to your refrigerator or A/C to show exactly how much electricity each appliance or device is using at any time.

But CenterPoint discovered these 47,000 would not connect to those devices, many of which aren't even available yet.

CenterPoint said the meters in question were providing accurate reads and that no erroneous bills were sent out because of them.

Back in March, CenterPoint did identify 5,200 smart meters that were sending inaccurate readings and overcharging customers. CenterPoint said it fixed those meters and gave all of the customers refunds through their electric companies.

To date, 900,000 homes and businesses have smart meters in our area. Center Point hopes to outfit all 2 million customers with the new meters by mid-2012.

January 5, 2011
Contact: Sandi Maurer, EMF Safety Network 707-824-0824  

Network Calls on Commission to Take Responsibility For Smart Meter Mandate
San Francisco- The EMF Safety Network- a Sonoma County based group dedicated to education about health and environmental impacts of wireless radiation technology, today submitted an Application for Rehearing on the issue of Smart Meters at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The group alleges that the RF from Smart Meters pose serious public health, safety and environmental impacts.

The CPUC- in a 4-1 vote- dismissed the group's Application for Modification on December 2, 2010. This new document will be reviewed by Commission legal staff to determine if legal error was committed.  The summary states: "The Commission has an obligation to ensure safe delivery of gas and electric service and has committed legal error by neglecting and deferring its utility regulation duties to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)".

Maurer states, "The CPUC has investigated radiation (RF) impacts prior to the Smart Meter mandate. In 1995 they recognized public perception of harm, warned that financial interests should not trump health impacts, and ordered follow up workshops on the subject. They also could not confirm or deny a health risk.  We urge the CPUC to put public health before utility profits.  Smart Meters are making some people very sick. Dismissing our application and the requests for a moratorium by tens of local jurisdictions was a wrong that must be righted."

The EMF Safety Network alleges legal error by citing tens of legal authorities, including the California Constitution Declaration of Rights. The Network also alleges violations of FCC Regulations, citing a study by Sage Associates that was released this week, entitled "Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters"  ( 

The EMF Safety Network's application calls for a smart meter moratorium, and evidentiary public hearings on the health impacts of the wireless meters.

More information:

"The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields"
The Commonwealth Club of California EMF Program,
November 18, 2010.
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