Thursday, March 1, 2012

Qualms over new smart devices, Doctors sound alarm, Phone antennas & cataracts, Smart meters proliferate, Horrors, Bills jump, Power hour, Fake Green, Prof Belpomme, Rebuttal etc

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

1 March 2012

Qualms Accompany New 'Smart' Devices
"The Public Service Board did an inadequate job before authorizing the utilities to deploy this technology," said Sen. Robert Hartwell, D-Bennington, who introduced the bill requiring written consent. "Just because you get a federal grant doesn't mean you go out and spend the money."
The EMR Policy Institute
Doctors sound alarm after 84 infection deaths at Burnaby hospital
Could the radiation from all the cell phone antennas on the hospital roof be damaging the immune systems of patients and causing their deaths? 
How could the hospital administrators allow such a dangerous source of strong microwave radiation to be installed so close to seriously ill patients?
Mobile Phone Antennas Blamed for Presence of Cataracts in Calves
Cataracts in calves (and antennas) - original article from Agence d'information agricole romande re. recent study by Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zürich

French (original): 

Smart meters to proliferate in 2012

More than 52 million smart meters will be installed in the US by the end of 2012, according to the findings in Zpryme's "Smart Grid Executive Survey 2012." More vendors than ever are deploying smart meters and 8 out of 10 utility executives believe ...
This could be the most stupid and harmful political decision ever made!
More Deadly Smart Meter Horrors
Hydro Bills Jump after Smart Meters are installed
CTV Steele on your Side reports the High Hydro Bills after Smart Meter Installed ( FEB 28 )

CHEK News reports Vancouver Island complaints of high bills  ( FEB 23 )

The Power Hour - audio
Interview with Josh Hart of Stop Smart Meters.  (Starts about 10 minutes from begining)
Fake Green?
Dear Editor.

I hope you will print the following. The people deserve to know that this organization is not an environmental group and is actually an industry related, govt. allied organization.


David Field Co-spokesperson B.C. Citizens for Green Energy's article. Re -

It is a shame when people hide behind names like BC Citizens for Green Energy, and then attack others who are working on behalf of safer, cleaner, better technology.

In fact the smart meter program is anything but green. The meters themselves use electricity, probably enough to pay for the gas the meter readers use to drive to read the meters. Most people don't know that. The materials that are used to make the meters, in China, are a waste of metals. They are not certified and have been known to cause damage to appliances and home. Their expected life span is shorter than the amortized period to pay them off.

In no jurisdiction where the meters have been employed has there been an energy savings. The meters don't save energy, changing usage patterns does. The government is acting like big brother, believing it can, by charging more to cook at dinner time, or to wash clothes during the day or evening rather than at 2 am, that less energy will be used during peak periods. Have they never realized that when people change the times they do their normal chores to wee hours of the morning, that the peak period then changes, too? Sure they have – that means you will gamble about when you can do your tasks to get cheaper rates. Today it's 2 am, but tomorrow it might be 10 am. Too bad if you have other things to do than watch the meter to see what the rates are.

Ontario Premier McGuinty in 2010 said the smart meter program was a boondoggle and one of his biggest mistakes. It doesn't save energy and neither does it save money.

And B.C. Citizens for Green Energy is not an environmental group, according to research done by the Tyee which said in Dec. 2008 in its article Whose Behind Citizens for Green Energy:

The B.C. Citizens for for Green Energy (BCCGE) -- whose name is an apparent take on the B.C. Citizens for Public Power -- launched a website in March, containing articles and press releases aggressively attacking environmentalists, the B.C. Citizens for Public Power, and the organized labour groups that support them.

From its inception, the BCCGP displayed hallmarks of an "Astroturf" group -- a fake grass-roots organization designed to both promote industry-friendly messages and marginalize critics. Over the last year, the group has taken its fight to the editorial pages of B.C. newspapers big and small, and has attempted to publicly discredit two university academics and at least one prominent B.C. journalist.

BCCGP co-spokesman Gene Vickers says his group is just a bunch of passionate, right-of-centre British Columbians who strongly agree with industry and government on energy policy.

Looks like BC Citizens for Green Energy is still aligned with industry and the government. Bias should be declared up front when a name is so misleading. Just like with smart meters, the only thing green is the money going into the corporations' pockets.

Sharon Noble

Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters


Rare Disease Day

Raising awareness around disorders that are underdiagnosed, underfunded, and undertreated.
Electro Hypersensitivity
Mary is 39 years old and lives in Ireland. Two years ago, a fault in the electrical supply led to electricity leaking into her house, triggering in her a hidden sensitivity. She was hospitalized for symptoms including headaches, nausea, double vision, loss of balance, and weakness on the left side of her body, but the hospital was mystified and unable to help. Soon, her range of symptoms expanded to include slurred speech, confusion, and tinnitus — all of which became worse, she realized, whenever she plugged in an appliance.
"Everywhere I go, there is electricity," Mary says, "so I can go nowhere." A doctor suggested she could move to a desert island — but she can't enter an airport. While there is no cure for this little-understood disease, Mary has found comfort in sharing her experiences with others who suffer from the same condition.


Petition asks state to impose 'permanent prohibition'


Wake-Up Westchester!
Why people need to band together to stop DAS rollout NOW
FRIDAY- MARCH 2nd: Political Roundtable on WTBQ 99.5 FM/1110 AM on Games Cellcos play with 4G rollouts, Wireless in Parks and Morrison v Portland Public Schools Wi-Fi lawsuit: 9:10 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Streamed live at Call in live with questions at (845) 651-1110.
Prof. Belpomme Interview
He says that the symptoms are real, and definitely not psychiatric or psychological, that this has been proved by the results of
biological tests (on proteins in the brain, and a ultrasound doppler of the brain), that such works are considered to be scientifically  valid throughout the world. Since it is a new pathology, many still deny or do not recognise it, while there is an ever-increasing  number who are do acknowledge it today, especially in Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and France. That 1 out of 3 patients sent to him are sent by physicians who are generalists, neurologists or even psychiatrists.

He explains the different results of the encephaloscan : a vascular flow that has decreased, showing a malfunction or even death of some cells that surround the neurons (spirocytes), which can be recovered by being treated and by taking certain measures. When this affects the neurons themselves, we speak of an Alzheimer's type of disease, which is expected to increase in time.

We are in the process of proving the causal link via simulation and epidemiological studies, originally searching associative links.  we can prove such a link today.  When asked whether he felt that everyone should take precautions when not electrohypersensitive today,  he replied that 1% of the population suffers from EHS in Europe and 10% will certainly become so in the future. So, precautions should  be taken : for example, 20 minutes on a cell phone per day could lead to such intolerance, as well as exposure to high voltage lines, wind energy, etc.

Today, we have not only an explanation, but proof.

Sue Ann

Also - 

Digital Agenda

Commission welcomes step forward for wireless broadband with adoption of Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

Brussels, 15 February 2012 - Radio spectrum supports 3.5 million jobs and more than €250 billion of economic activity each year in Europe, including incredibly popular services such as wireless broadband. The Commission therefore welcomes the European Parliament's adoption of the five-year Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) which will allow sufficient spectrum to be made available for wireless applications and services such as high speed 4th generation (4G) wireless broadband. The RSPP also supports entertainment/culture (mobile TV or wireless electronic books), transport systems, health (such as medical appliances and devices to assist disabled persons), research, civil protection, the environment and energy (including smart energy grids and smart metering systems), without affecting the requirements of other policies such as defence.

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "Adoption of the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme will help reduce the digital divide, make Europe a connected and competitive continent and introduce more wireless broadband choices."

Wireless broadband is also playing an important role ensuring every European access to basic broadband by 2013 and to fast and ultrafast broadband by 2020 (see IP/10/581, MEMO/10/199 and MEMO/10/200).

Specific steps to be taken by the EU Member States and the Commission before 1st July 2015 include:

  • By the end of 2012, Member States should have authorised the use of the harmonised 2.5-2.69 GHz, 3.4-3.8 GHz and 900/1800 MHz bands for use by wireless broadband communications, including 3rd & 4th generation mobile communication services.
  • By 1 January 2013, all Member States (unless an individual exemption has been obtained before that date), should have authorised the use of the 800 MHz band for wireless broadband communications. One of the main objectives here is to cover sparsely populated areas.
  • By mid-2013 at the latest, the Commission, in cooperation with Member States, will set out the details for an inventory to analyse efficient spectrum use, in the 400 MHz to 6 GHz range, in the EU. This will form the basis of possible further action on the coordinated allocation of spectrum bands to specific uses, such as wireless broadband.

Additional action by 2015 at the latest include:

  • Spectrum trading between spectrum users in a set of harmonised bands where flexible use has already been introduced;
  • The Commission and Member States ensuring sufficient harmonised spectrum becomes available for safety services and civil protection.

More generally, the RSPP sets out the EU principles to ensure efficient management and use of spectrum, and to promote investment, competition and innovation.


The RSPP was proposed by the European Commission in September 2010 (see MEMO/10/425).

The European wireless electronic communications industry supports 3.5 million jobs, 2.5% of Gross Domestic Product and generates around €130 billion annually in tax revenues in Europe.

Alex Swinkels
International EMF Alliance
Rebuttal of article by Dariusz Leszczynski 

By Cindy Sage, Sage Associates

(As an individual)


On Feb 25, 2012, at 9:33 PM, Dariusz Leszczynski wrote:

New column in TWTC is available here:

Best wishes,




Dariusz has given us all a chance to discuss the merits of industry and pro-regulatory arguments that try to justify the population-wide use of wireless utility meters.  I take this as an opportunity to put some fallacious pro-wireless meter arguments on the table and reply to them in a public forum.  Thanks, Dariusz.  Your blog comments are in black, mine are in blue.  No bruising intended.

HELSINKI, February 24, 2012-Last week's post on "smart meters" led to vigorous debate. Some issues that came up in the comments need clarification and further explanation.

"Smart meter" technology is very fast developing all around the world, but there are differences how it is implemented in different countries. There is no single good answer to the question how much radiation will be added to our environment by this wireless technology.

Exactly the point, Dariusz – no one knows and one should not base acceptance of a pervasive new 'potential human carcinogenic exposure' without knowing more about the health and safety consequences.  But every building that has electricity will have a new blanket of involuntary RFR exposure.  Every home, office, classroom, medical office, library, convalescent home, pre-school, daycare room and hospital will be exposed to chronic RFR around the clock, with no respite for the body to recover.  That is enough of a starting point to illustrate how massive is this unprecedented new RFR exposure for the world's populations that live in electrified buildings.

What the manufacturers and electric utility companies say in public is that independently of whether the meter is working around-the-clock or whether it sends information every-now-and-then, the electro-magnetic field (EMF) exposures should be low and comparable with other wireless technologies, such as wlan exposures, or significantly lower than the consumers receive from the operating cell towers.

Dariusz, it is incorrect to characterize these new wireless utility meters as having now-and-then RFR emissions as they are installed and operated in broad use today.  Biologically speaking, the body will see this as continuous, pulsed RFR, which is demonstrated in many studies to have serious impacts on the functioning and homeostasis of the human body.  The nature of these wireless meters is that they spew out not only an intermittent RFR 'chatter' to the mesh network, but the mesh network itself creates up to nine-fold more RFR signals to 'keep the network working and in touch' and running.  These figures come directly from the utilities submitting sworn information to regulators.  So, the total number of signals has to include both these pulses, and also unknown but planned addition of RFR pulses from piggybacking signals from the wireless meters of proximate neighbors.  If you think of a strobe light or a laser in the eyes, it is intermittent but powerfully disabling if you are forced to endure it.  Signals may be very short bursts of RFR (this depends on the meter and how the utilities choose to operate), but to the human body, it is a continual 24/7 battering of the body with cellular insults.

You know perfectly well that 'lower SAR' and 'lower power density' do not automatically mean 'lower health impacts'.  To say this is to implicitly accept the 'more is worse' concept, which you and I and the informed world have seen is simply not true.  Without doubt, you know the work of the Lund University team, Bertil Persson, Leif Salford, Henrietta Nittby and the others.  Their work on RFR effects from mobile phone frequencies (same as smart meter frequencies) demonstrates in multiple studies that the lower SAR had as much or more adverse effect on pathological leakage of the blood-brain barrier and was still occurring at more than 50 days post-exposure.

Consumers in many urban and some rural areas may already receive unacceptably high RFR levels when they live, work or go to school near some cell towers.  To add to that another RFR layer that is unavoidable in daily living is certainly worse for them, not a reason to justify an additional exposure to a possible human carcinogen. 

This information is met with great skepticism by persons considering themselves as "sensitive" to EMF. Whether this skepticism is founded remains to be seen because not all pertinent information is publicly available.

Experts and non-experts who are not EHS, as well as a contingent of EHS sufferers beg to differ.  You can count me as one, as well as the other experts responding to the California Council on Science and Technology call for advice (2011).  Other than this issue, I normally agree with you in the views you express on the scientific aspects of EMF and RFR, but not on this onePlease go back and do your homework.  And, when you respond with more in-depth knowledge on the subject, which we all hope you will, I am sure this will bolster your blog ratings (as this polemic exercise might have been intended to provoke).

At home, people meet a variety of electro-magnetic fields emitted by different appliances located inside and on outside homes.

This statement is a mainstay of industry, is irrelevant in this context, and ignores the cumulative RFR exposures from the de-minimis view you posit.  Justifying one carcinogen because we are already exposed to others is unacceptable.  We all strive to limit our exposures in daily life to noxious and harmful things.

Not all EMFs are the same. There are differences in frequency and modulation and there are differences in power, the amount of energy emitted by different EMF sources. Therefore, even though some EMF sources emit similar radiation, like microwaves, the energy that is emitted is very different.

And, Dariusz, what is the consequence of this admission that further complexity is not well understood, nor the effects.  This is reason to 'go slow' on such a widespread, unavoidable, 24/7 exposure that will affect literally the entire electrified world.  Especially when wireless is merely the choice of utilities, and alternatives with fewer or no health risks are available now.

Most of the exposures to microwaves come from the use of cell phones.

This is false. For people who choose not to use mobile devices, or are unable for health reasons to use wireless devices, the biggest exposure they will get is from smart meters, because they must use electricity.

The more people talk on the phone and the longer the conversations are, the more radiation is absorbed by the brain.

So, what possible link is there here to the involuntary exposure of unwilling populations to an essential public service like electricity?

The second source of exposure is cell towers, but the exposures are 1/1.000 to 1/100.000 part of the cell phone exposure.

I disagree with your characterization.  Cell phones have highly localized RFR impacts.  Smart meters have whole body impacts. Cell phones are optional and can be turned off.  Smart meters cannot. Cell phones can be used with a headset or on speakerphone, but you can't move the electric or gas meter on your wall.  Cell phones derive their compliance ratings based on SAR. Cell towers and wireless utility meters derive their compliance ratings based on calculations of power density.  You just cannot make them equal.

 Who are you trying to kid with this false comparison?  Cell phones are dangerous, most likely, even at these early stages in seeing the epidemiology results emerge.  We shouldn't even be SEEING increases in glioma at ten years, yet that is what the 'heavy user Interphone category demonstrates.

Millions of Euros and thirteen years later, the most comprehensive cell phone epidemiological studies in the world find that cell phone exposure is linked to nearly a doubling of risk for glioma in adults.   Does this in any way bring justification or comfort to people who are exposed to RFR from smart meters in their own homes, against their better judgement and against their will?

I have yet to see a competent 'cumulative RFR burden' assessment of a wireless utility meter  - a whole body exposure, that is 24/7, which may be amplified by individual surroundings and increased in cumulative terms by other involuntary sources (proximity to AM, FM or TV towers, for example).

The Romans learned the lesson of incremental poisoning, one lead cooking pot at a time.  Why should we not learn from history?

It means that the exposures are minimal. The problem with cell tower exposure is that it is happening 24/7.  Similar 24/7 exposures are in some places with wlan networks and, in due time, exposures to "smart meters" and their wireless networks.

An important distinction to remember is that cell tower and wlan exposures have much lower power as compared with cell phones.

The statement is rebutted sufficiently above.

What are the impacts of exposures to people's health?  At this time, we have no scientific certainty.

Scientific certainty is not the benchmark for intelligent action for public health, where the risks are dread, the affected population is nearly the entire planet's human habitation, and the societal costs are enormous.

However, if the potential health effects are confirmed by further research, these effects will surely depend on quality and on quantity of the radiation absorbed by the human body.

There is little need for additional 'confirmation' that cell phone technology, as presently seen in use around the globe, presents unreasonable and unacceptable public health risks.  I don't disagree with the call for 'further research' but not at the expense of rational, clearly warranted preventative action, selection of less risky alternatives to wireless in all environments and warnings to the public.

In case of the cell phone radiation, the biggest worry is that the exposure might cause a brain cancer. Unfortunately, because the two largest epidemiology studies, INTERPHONE and Danish Cohort, were executed very poorly, they did not provide any reliable answers as to the possible causality link between brain cancer and cell phone radiation.

If you so object to the competency of the Danish and Interphone studies, then you have even less basis to issue an "all clear" for health impacts from wireless utility meters.

Only if your standard of evidence for accepting such a link is scientific certainty or causal evidence.  No reasonable societies are smart to risk waiting for proof, when the consequences are clearly this weighty.  The problem with your argument is you are a scientist, with a very high threshold for demonstrating a causal effect, before you move on to some other research area.  You are not a public health expert (although it is welcome to have your scientific views and also your views on precautionary action if they are based on principles of public health expertise). With all due respect for our past association, on what basis are you qualified to render opinions about 'when precautionary or preventative public health actions are warranted' if that opinion first requires a demonstration of 'scientific certainty' and 'causal evidence'?

Causal links are unnecessary to take prudent public health action.  To wait is anti-science, anti-health and predictable socio-economic disaster.

The brain cancer question remains unanswered. 

Presumably you mean from cell phone use.  So what the heck are you justifying new RFR exposures for by comparisons (albeit false comparisons) to cell phones?

Other exposures, like wlan, cell towers and "smart meters" are being considered by the part of population as causes of the so-called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). People who consider themselves EHS are of the opinion that the deployment of "smart meters" may lead to the increase of EHS in the so far non-EHS majority of population.

This suggestion is difficult to accept because deployment of the "smart meters" will add very little radiation beyond existing exposures to cell phones and cell towers.

Only with your reductionism blinders on.  Please do the RFR calculations yourself using the FCC OET 65 formulas; or review mine at

If you can show conclusively that 'more is worse' at the frequencies and intensities that are relevant to this discussion, document that cumulative RFR exposures are clearly known and not harmful to health, you might have a point.  But, no one, including yourself, who has read and understood the literature would continue to ignore the studies that show 'less is sometimes worse', that we have few studies of health harm (yet) from cumulative RFR exposures over time at low-intensity, and that co-carcinogenic effects with chemicals can amplify adverse health effects in humans. 

 And, we have no idea what people are becoming exposed to from a cumulative standpoint. Read "Tragedy of the Commons Revisited: The High Tech-High Risk Wireless World" in REVIEWS ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. VOLUME 25, No. 4, 2010

It is about where you live, what you live next to, where you work, where your kids go to school, what bus or train or subway you ride, what wireless devices you use, or are used daily next to you, and so on. 

Currently, 5.7 billons of people use cell phones and more than that is exposed 24/7 to cell tower radiation. Are they all sick?

At this point, Dariusz, you have checked your credibility at the door, and may be asking for a job on radio.  Shock-scientist. 

According to some extreme voices from the EHS community the answer is yes (emphasis mine)

Dariusz, blaming EHS people for being sick is uncivil.

And, if someone made you and your family sick, poor and homeless because, like these 'extremists', the utility has condemned their family home by toxic, by trespassing with their IARC 2B Possible Human Carcinogen emissions all over their habitable space, and they uproot… do you really think your voice would be reasoned?  What would be your reaction?  Would you sound extreme?  Would you then maintain that there is no proof of harm, that it might be in your head, or it might be some other environmental toxin, or 'we don't know enough to act'? 

Blaming the public controversy on individuals who already believe or have evidence that RFR is a toxic exposure for them is intolerable.

 …..all people might be already sick but they might not recognize yet that the EMFs cause their existing health problems.

To justify the claims of the "pan-sickness" these individuals site examples of increase in sleep problems, cognitive problems, increase in different types of allergies but also claim more serous ailments like the increase in the numbers of children born with different disorders.Such claims, without good quality scientific evidence are difficult to accept. There might be other "scenarios" to explain these ailments. These scenarios" will not satisfy everyone but they are, nonetheless, possible. The introduction of cell phones has changed in astounding way how people function in the society. In the old days, it was possible to leave the work office and go home and have a break from work-related phone calls – now it is not. It was possible to go for a walk to relax and recharge but now, unless someone has sufficiently strong will power, it is not possible. Cell phones go for walks too.

This new way of living leads to blurring the line between home and office, causing work stress to be increasingly part of the time that before was free, to "recharge and relax". As a consequence of the new lifestyle, with 24/7 availability, people may experience higher levels of stress…

Oh, Dariusz, do you mean stress as in RFR-initiated heat shock protein expression?  The world's unquestioning acceptance of a new wireless world has come without sufficient time or resources for study; and is in place before proper 'before and after' testing can be accomplished by even the world's best epidemiologists.  Stress may be in small or large part due to the billions of times greater exposure to EMF and RFR than the human genome evolved with– primarily to blanket RFR from new wireless technologies. 

… leading to sleeplessness and cognitive problems. This 24/7 availability concerns not only adults but also children. Stress to youngsters' could be, and should be, remedied by parental supervision.

Remedied by parental supervision?  How does a parent prevent wireless utility meter exposure for children in their own beds?  Genotoxicity, DNA damage, DNA repair failure, stress proteins, and the other biological expressions of cell and body stress?

The stress can also come from the "on-line" life, not necessarily the radiation from the new wireless world.

What parents who face serious health and economic consequences of chronic, involuntary exposure to RFR are going to allow 'on-line' exposures on top?  They simply will not.  They will intelligently choose wired alternatives.

The serious health claims of the developmental problems in newborn children cannot be easily explained by just the "EMF-connection".

When you have done more research in this area, Dariusz, you will probably find greater public acceptance and support on your blog.

Your results and opinions on wireless utility meters need to have explanation - if a reasoned and civil debate of the issue is to ensue.

There are very, very, very many environmental pollutants. Singling out EMF without solid evidence …

Do you mean conclusive proof?  Causal evidence?  Scientific certainty?

…and supporting the claims using small studies with few cases is not good way to stimulate science and regulatory authorities to action.

Besides the ongoing "environmental assault", human kind is slowly "genetically deteriorating" because the laws of natural selection do not work anymore.

To say that 'more toxins' for people are okay, because we have so many already, and the human genome is already going to hell in a handbasket is just  -  well, grumpy thinking.

Thanks to progress in medicine, many persons, who in older days would pass away, live and pass on their genes and coded in them ailments.

Making EMFs guilty of every possible disease or ailment that causes are unknown is too far fetched to accept.

Who says this is our argument? Don't create some false opinion, attribute it to us, and then criticize us for it.  We have solid arguments, factual computer modeling of RFR levels from wireless utility meters, assessments of impacts on habitable space, and a massive scientific literature that, overall, argues for extreme caution in  launching new and unnecessary wireless technologies.  You would think STUK scientists would spend more time on developing more healthful solutions.

The applicability of the 2011 IARC classification of the cell phone radiation as a possible carcinogen to the "smart meters" was one point of the debate.

No, obviously you are short on your reading.  There is not one utility nor utility consultant on this planet that has done the same computer modeling of wireless meters, using the mandated FCC OET 65 equations, that shows anything different than Sage Associates did in it's report dated January 1, 2011.


Math is math.  Formulas are formulas.  Not one rebuttal – not one error – and no replication of our work has been issued in the last year - documenting we are wrong when we concluded that 'in the manner installed and operated", some meters will violate FCC public safety limits, using equations 6 and 10, and the mandated duty cycle, where the public cannot be excluded (as in, their own home).  Instead, what has happened is that the utilities, their consultants and lobby industry have commissioned measurement studies that are misleading, inadequate and cannot form the basis for a positive assertion of safety.  These exchanges are all posted for the public at

Dariusz, I will buy you a lobster dinner in Santa Barbara, with the wine of your choice, if you can show we are wrong in our calculations (the airfare is on you).

The "smart meters" as such were not debated in Lyon in 2011 and, consequently, the "smart meters" are not mentioned in the summary overview that was published last year in the Lancet Oncology.

So what?  The principal author, Robert Baan, clarified in communications to the public that the IARC designation does not apply only to cell phones, nor only to cell phone frequencies, but to RFR as an exposure. 

Of course the IARC decision classifying cell phone radiation as a possible carcinogen can be extended to cover all sources of cell-phone-like radiation, including cell towers, wlan and "smart meters".

However, there is not equality between the sources of radiofrequency radiation and there will not be equality in their potential effects on the living organisms.

Demonstration of evidence, please.

Sources like cell towers, wlan and "smart meters" emit thousands of times less energy than cell phones and therefore it is logical to expect that the effects, if any, caused by their radiation will be far lesser than the effects caused by cell phone exposures.

The fallacy (or out and out misinformation) is addressed above.

Treating different sources of EMF as potentially equally important sources of health hazard and justifying such with the IARC classification is a clear abuse of the IARC decision. All concerned with the possible health risks should carefully consider not only the quality of radiation but even more importantly the quantity. Too little of radiation will be unable to trigger any effects even if the quality would be suitable to do so.

When you have done a comprehensive study of the range of possibilities of cumulative exposures for individuals, who have a wireless meter (or three) thrust on them, contaminating their private living space, then you can offer an opinion we can count on.

No, obviously you are short on your reading.  There is not one utility nor utility consultant on this planet that has done the same computer modeling of wireless meters, using the mandated FCC OET 65 equations, that shows anything different than Sage Associates did in it's report dated January 1, 2011.


The jury is still out and more studies are necessary to determine whether cell phone radiation causes brain cancer and whether EMF are solely responsible for the symptoms experienced by the self-diagnosed EHS people.

An irrelevant challenge to the subject at hand.  The subject at hand is whether wireless utility meter RFR emissions are possibly toxic, alone by proximity and manner of operation, or in combination with other cumulative RFR sources in their living environment.

In this scientific uncertainty time, the one thing is certain – there is no return to pre-wireless society.

The health reasons are not anymore sufficient reason to reverse or even slow down wireless technological development. The problem has become policy and politics issue. The problem will be solved by politicians, deciding what "collateral damage" is an acceptable price for the society to pay for the technological and economical development.  Any attempts to stop development and deployment of wireless technologies would cause economical catastrophe.

Once in place, it becomes 'essential' and well-defended by industry who has a gargantuan financial incentive to keep it in place and defend it.

 You leap to the cause of industry for a miserably failed, corporate strategy.  On what moral, ethical or legal basis do you judge the cost of bad planning by industry has to be born by the injured?  What of the cost to the human genome?  What of the cost for specialized education for children whose brains are harmed by chronic, involuntary RFR exposure or in utero exposure?  What of the cost for cancers accelerated by this exposure?  What of the cost of homes that are unlivable?  What of the cost to national health care budgets?  What of the cost to schools who, after buying the sales pitches of wireless tech companies, have to re-wire with cable for internet for the school children?  What of the cost to hospitals who cannot even use new imaging and communications systems because their existing ELF and RFR background is so high it interferes with normal operations?  What of patients who cannot use hospitals, or visit loved ones in hospitals because they are so blanketed by wireless as to make them sicker?  What of the professor who can no longer travel because of his medical implants?  Airlines, trains and buses become lethal environments for some who are implanted with metal and/or wireless devices subject to fatal interference?

 Take home message

The prudent thing to do, in the time of scientific uncertainty, is to implement precautionary policies including free choice between wireless and wired options, whenever technologically feasible. In parallel, politicians, policy makers and industry should set aside funds for further, well designed and specifically targeted, research into the possible health effects of EMFs. Only with the knowledge in hand, development of approaches mitigating the health risks will be possible. 

 Ho, a return to sanity is this now?   What ARE you up to, Dariusz? 

I don't put any credence in the accusations circulating among the puzzled that you are trolling for more media coverage.  Creating a "Howard Stern" moment to cause incendiary reactions in your readers.  Getting more comments.  More press coverage.  Dissing your friends to provoke good responses when they sleep through your column.  Making up stories about your colleagues that are unflattering and untrue.  Seeking a longer contract on your published blog.  Really, I don't believe any of it.

Best personal wishes,

Cindy Sage

Sage Associates




Another commentary on the same article:

Dariusz, you say that 5.7 billion people can't all be sick.

I watched very carefully what happened in South Africa as cellphones were rolled out in late 1994. Since then, I have counted at least a dozen major epidemics that have arisen, each one of which has been associated with microwaves in various peer-reviewed studies. In no particular order, these epidemics include:

1. Epidemic of attention-deficit disorder in schoolchildren. I did classroom language research in South Africa in the 1980s, specifically looking at "attention" in the class. I was the only person doing such research, so I am the only person really qualified to say: there has been a drastic, catastrophic rise in ADD among schoolkids, with thousands now being dosed with Ritalin. Where did this pandemic come from all of a sudden? Just one kid with ADD in a classroom is a disaster for a teacher -- what happens when all the kids have ADD?

2. Epidemic of Alzheimer's disease: all experts are saying that this is rising catastrophically. It is a disaster for any family member to have this disease. Olle Johansson showed that it was correlated with radiation exposure.

3. Epidemic of autism: along with other behavioural problems in children, child psychologists in SA are reporting being overwhelmed by the number of autistic kids. This is being reported worldwide.

4. Epidemic of "rages": described in the research as "mood swings" or "irritability", South Africa has seen a terrible epidemic of rages in society since about 1995. This despite the transition to a democratic society in 1994. SA has by far the highest road rage rate in the world.

5. Epidemic of strange allergies: again, reported worldwide. The first research I ever saw on the problems of mobile phone radiation was a Japanese study showing increased allergies in exposed subjects.

6. Epidemic of suicides in young blacks: absolutely unprecedented in SA, this started in 1995, to the best of my knowledge. It is now a major epidemic, with ICUs clogged up with kids who have swallowed rat poison. Again, Olle Johansson showed a spike in teenage suicides when mobiles were rolled out in Sweden, and the retired British military intelligence scientist Barrie Trower has made major associations with teen suicide and masts.

7. Epidemic of strange cancers, reported by oncologists as a runaway problem, including testicular cancers in young men, children's leukamia wards packed, hospices reporting many children coming to die of brain tumours. Anecdotal, but all directly from health practitioners.

8. Epidemic of sleep disorders -- again, a worldwide phenomenon. Studies show microwaves disrupt melatonin, no wonder sleep is disturbed.

9. Epidemic of diabetes -- linked to EMR since the early days of electrification with Tesla and Edioson in the USA.

10. Epidemic of immune disorders and lingering flus: the first "lingering flu" in SA arrived in 1995, the first year of cellphone use. Since then we have been hit with worse and worse lingering flus. The researcher Arthur Firstenberg MD showed lingering flus arising in US cities as mobile phones were rolled out, city by city. The 3,000 doctors who signed the Freiburger Appeal made special note of immune disorders.

11. Epidemic of infertility in men -- even a peer-reviewed Nigerian base station study showed that men's sperm is degraded by low-level radiation. There are several other studies showing sperm counts down in heavy cellphone users. Low sperm counts are a leading cause of infertility.

12. Epidemic of headaches -- you can see a chain of "Headache Clinics" across urban South Africa. Some of them are located right next to cellphone masts...

There are more epidemics I could mention, but ALL of these arose in the last 15 years. Now, in one way or another, there is not a single person in South Africa who has not been affected by this concatenation of maladies. It is obvious that "SOMETHING" is going on -- but we all just get conditioned to this, and accept it. And because there is now no possibility of a "control" population, we cannot study this properly.

Again: we are seeing cancer rates slowly beginning to rise. But there are many more immediate and obvious health effects -- IF YOU ARE LOOKING. If you have your eyes open, these things are very obvious. Yes, there may be other explanations for some of these. But to glibly say, oh, all these people can't be ill, just shows: you are *not looking*.

Karl Muller


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