Monday, December 7, 2015

WEEP News / EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses / EMF Reliable disease biomarkers / Dr. Aschermann Studies

W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

7 December 2015

EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses


Chronic diseases and illnesses associated with unspecific symptoms are on the rise. In addition to chronic stress in social and work environments, physical and chemical exposures at home, at work, and during leisure activities are causal or contributing environmental stressors that deserve attention by the general practitioner as well as by all other members of the health care community. It seems certainly necessary now to take "new exposures" like electromagnetic field (EMF) into account. Physicians are increasingly confronted with health problems from unidentified causes. Studies, empirical observations, and patient reports clearly indicate interactions between EMF exposure and health problems. Individual susceptibility and environmental factors are frequently neglected. New wireless technologies and applications have been introduced without any certainty about their health effects, raising new challenges for medicine and society. For instance, the issue of so-called non-thermal effects and potential long-term effects of low-dose exposure were scarcely investigated prior to the introduction of these technologies. Common EMF sources include Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile phones including their base stations, Bluetooth devices, ELF magnetic fields from net currents, ELF electric fields from electric lamps and wiring close to the bed and office desk. On the one hand, there is strong evidence that long-term-exposure to certain EMF exposures is a risk factor for diseases such as certain cancers, Alzheimer's disease and male infertility. On the other hand, the emerging electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is more and more recognized by health authorities, disability administrators and case workers, politicians, as well as courts of law. We recommend treating EHS clinically as part of the group of chronic multisystem illnesses (CMI) leading to a functional impairment (EHS), but still recognizing that the underlying cause remains the environment. In the beginning, EHS symptoms often occur only occasionally, but over time they may increase in frequency and severity. Common EHS symptoms include headaches, concentration difficulties, sleeping problems, depression, lack of energy, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. A comprehensive medical history, which should include all symptoms and their occurrences in spatial and temporal terms and in the context of EMF exposures, is the key to the diagnosis. The EMF exposure can be assessed by asking for typical sources like Wi-Fi access points, routers and clients, cordless and mobile phones and measurements at home and at work. It is very important to take the individual susceptibility into account. The primary method of treatment should mainly focus on the prevention or reduction of EMF exposure, that is, reducing or eliminating all sources of EMF at home and in the workplace. The reduction of EMF exposure should also be extended to public spaces such as schools, hospitals, public transport, and libraries to enable persons with EHS an unhindered use (accessibility measure). If a detrimental EMF exposure is reduced sufficiently, the body has a chance to recover and EHS symptoms will be reduced or even disappear. Many examples have shown that such measures can prove effective. Also the survival rate of children with leukemia depends on ELF magnetic field exposure at home. To increase the effectiveness of the treatment, the broad range of other environmental factors that contribute to the total body burden should also be addressed. Anything that supports a balanced homeostasis will increase a person's resilience against disease and thus against the adverse effects of EMF exposure. There is increasing evidence that EMF exposure has a major impact on the oxidative and nitrosative regulation capacity in affected individuals. This concept also may explain why the level of susceptibility to EMF can change and why the number of symptoms reported in the context of EMF exposures is so large. Based on our current understanding, a treatment approach that minimizes the adverse effects of peroxynitrite - as has been increasingly used in the treatment of multisystem disorders - works best. This EMF Guideline gives an overview of the current knowledge regarding EMF-related health risks and provides concepts for the diagnosis and treatment and accessibility measures of EHS to improve and restore individual health outcomes as well as for the development of strategies for prevention.

Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder

Dominique Belpomme / Christine Campagnac / Philippe Irigaray

Much of the controversy over the causes of electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) lies in the absence of both recognized clinical criteria and objective biomarkers for widely accepted diagnosis. Since 2009, we have prospectively investigated, clinically and biologically, 1216 consecutive EHS and/or MCS-self reporting cases, in an attempt to answer both questions. We report here our preliminary data, based on 727 evaluable of 839 enrolled cases: 521 (71.6%) were diagnosed with EHS, 52 (7.2%) with MCS, and 154 (21.2%) with both EHS and MCS. Two out of three patients with EHS and/or MCS were female; mean age (years) was 47. As inflammation appears to be a key process resulting from electromagnetic field (EMF) and/or chemical effects on tissues, and histamine release is potentially a major mediator of inflammation, we systematically measured histamine in the blood of patients. Near 40% had a increase in histaminemia (especially when both conditions were present), indicating a chronic inflammatory response can be detected in these patients. Oxidative stress is part of inflammation and is a key contributor to damage and response. Nitrotyrosin, a marker of both peroxynitrite (ONOO°-) production and opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), was increased in 28% the cases. Protein S100B, another marker of BBB opening was increased in 15%. Circulating autoantibodies against O-myelin were detected in 23%, indicating EHS and MCS may be associated with autoimmune response. Confirming animal experiments showing the increase of Hsp27 and/or Hsp70 chaperone proteins under the influence of EMF, we found increased Hsp27 and/or Hsp70 in 33% of the patients. As most patients reported chronic insomnia and fatigue, we determined the 24 h urine 6-hydroxymelatonin sulfate (6-OHMS)/creatinin ratio and found it was decreased (<0.8) in all investigated cases. Finally, considering the self-reported symptoms of EHS and MCS, we serially measured the brain blood flow (BBF) in the temporal lobes of each case with pulsed cerebral ultrasound computed tomosphygmography. Both disorders were associated with hypoperfusion in the capsulothalamic area, suggesting that the inflammatory process involve the limbic system and the thalamus. Our data strongly suggest that EHS and MCS can be objectively characterized and routinely diagnosed by commercially available simple tests. Both disorders appear to involve inflammation-related hyper-histaminemia, oxidative stress, autoimmune response, capsulothalamic hypoperfusion and BBB opening, and a deficit in melatonin metabolic availability; suggesting a risk of chronic neurodegenerative disease. Finally the common co-occurrence of EHS and MCS strongly suggests a common pathological mechanism.


Dr. Aschermann Studies

The excellent studies by Dr  Christine Aschermann can be found on various websites. not all together in a list as translated articles.
Does Cell-Phone Radiation Cause Cancer?
November 2015 Consumer Reports Magazine
"I think the overall evidence that wireless radiation might cause adverse health effects is now strong enough that it's almost unjustifiable for government agencies and scientists not to be alerting the public to the potential hazards," says David O. Carpenter, M.D., director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany in New York and one of the authors of the recent letter to the U.N. and WHO.
Ambient Microwave Radiation From Wireless Technologies Linked to Higher Residential Electricity Cost

High Frequencies from Neighborhood Cell Phone Antennas Found to Speed Up Utility Meters, Increasing Bills
Might you be paying for electricity you did not use? A couple in upstate New York noticed their electricity bill had almost doubled, even though the rates had not increased and their utility usage had not changed. The utility company said they could not explain what had happened. The couple was aware a cell phone tower had been erected near their home and every time they added new antennas, their electricity bill increased.  
This couple contacted Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University in Canada, who investigated their situation.   Dr. Havas reviewed four years of the couple's utility bills and discovered the utility bills had increased dramatically when the antennas went online. She measured high levels of microwave radiation in the home as well as dirty electricity, or high frequency transients, on the electrical wiring.  
When RF chokes were placed near the hour-watt meter the cost of monthly bills decreased substantiallyŠ almost to pre-tower levels. After installing a $10 choke, this couple saved almost $1000 annually on electricity. 
The explanation is simple. Mechanical hour-watt meters can give inaccurate readings if frequencies higher than 60 Hz (cycles per second) are present on the wiring.  The utilities know this and they have technology to keep the electrical power operating at a pure 60 Hz.  However, when higher frequencies are loaded onto the line, these frequencies make the hour-watt meters spin faster, giving the appearance that more electricity is being consumed.  These false readings are costing American families hundreds to thousands of dollars each year.
If your electricity bills are increasing without any obvious explanation and if you go on vacation and are using minimal power but your electricity bill is still high you may want to investigate this situation.  You may be paying for power you are not consuming.
This case study suggests that further analysis of electrical utility bills pre- and post-erection of a cell phone tower is warranted in cases where utility bills in homes and offices have increased without explanation.
Not recent news but important information

There has been a 60-fold increase in ASD in recent years, which cannot be accounted for by improvements in diagnostic methods and can only be explained by changes in the environment. This increase corresponds in time to the proliferation of mobile telecommunications, WiFi, and microwave ovens as well as extremely low frequency fields (ELF) from mains wiring and domestic appliances. We can now explain this in terms of electromagnetically-induced membrane leakage leading to brain hyperactivity and abnormal brain development.


Over the last 15 years I have helped my children recover from autism and have watched them develop into really remarkable young men.  10 years ago, I was able to quit my job and focus on their recovery full time.  I have the time, money and access to some of the best experts in the world. I have looked at the wide range of theories around autism and talked to parents whose children have regressed into autism and also recovered.

(This pilot data strongly suggests that electromagnetic radiation in the sleeping environment of mothers during pregnancy, as well as electromagnetic radiation in the sleeping environment of children, may be key undiscovered contributing if not causative factors in neurological impairments in children, including autism. Given increasing levels of ambient electromagnetic radiation in modern environments from society's use of electronic equipment, wireless technologies, such as cell phones and wireless networks, high frequency transients on electric lines, and broadband over power lines (BPL), this association needs immediate further exploration.)

Quebec Coalition of struggle against electromagnetic pollution

Lots of good information at this French language site - with English translation available.

Some experts said the best way to prove you've been overcharged by your smart power meter is to have an analog meter next to it.
How to waste one billion pounds and harm the UK population.  This is just the start!

Brnovich files petition to oust Susan Bitter Smith from Arizona Corporation Commission

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich's office filed documents Monday with the Supreme Court seeking to oust Susan Bitter Smith, chairwoman of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Brnovich said Bitter Smith is ineligible to hold office because she is a registered lobbyist and executive director of a trade group of cable communication companies regulated by the commission.

NIEHS' $25 Million Secret

Environmental Health Institute Mum about RF Animal Studies

NIEHS could end up being in the hot seat at a time industry lobbyists and some radiation officials are trying to downplay RF's IARC designation as a possible human carcinogen. But if the ongoing animal studies were to show a cancer risk, there would be intense pressure to move in the opposite direction: An upgrade from possible to probable (and perhaps to known). It would not be a hard sell after Alex Lerchl's group in Germany reported that RF promoted cancer in mice earlier this year.

Nelson BC is killing my wife


Nelson headaches not unique

Response to letters -

Re: "Nelson is killing my wife," and "Nelson headaches not unique"

To the two Nelson Star readers who wrote to complain of suffering massive migraines since moving to Nelson, you may be one of the growing segment of the population who are electro-hypersensitive (EHS) to wireless electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Some European surveys put the figure as high as 13 percent, and in many countries EHS is a recognized disability.

EHS manifests in a wide array of symptoms, including fatigue, irritability, headaches, nausea, lack of appetite, trouble sleeping, depression, problems with concentration, memory, vertigo, as well as visual, skin and vascular problems. Canada's leading expert on electromagnetic radiation, Dr. Magda Havas, reported in January 2014 on yet another independent study showing that people living within 500 metres of cell phone base stations or towers are at increased risk for cancer - some studies say the rate doubles.

On May 11 this year, 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk. Dr Robert O. Becker, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine, said in a 2000 interview: "I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time the greatest polluting element in the earth's environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields."

Nelson needs to adopt a municipal antenna policy and physicians should be conducting baseline health studies of their patients since the introduction of cell service. And the city most certainly should not be considering open-air Wi-Fi in parks and schools.

It's time to get educated on the most ubiquitous toxin of the 21st century.


Arthur Joyce, New Denver

The Kay Adams Programme
Radio Scotland Interview with EMF health expert Dr Erica Mallery Blyth. 
A rather ignorant professor, Simon Wessely is then interviewed and demonstrates his lack of understanding about the known and well researched adverse health effects of microwave radiation and electro sensitivity!  The interview starts at 1 hour 9 minutes
Mast Sanity

Further news coverage about the tragic death of Jenny Fry

School wi-fi led to death of my daughter, says mother

A mother from Oxfordshire is calling for all wireless technology to be taken out of schools following the death of her 15-year-old daughter.

Jenny Fry was found in woodland near her home after texting a friend to say she would not be going to school and intended to kill herself.

Her mother claims she suffered from Electro Hypersensitivity and was allergic to Wi-Fi. Penny Silvester reports


Death of Jenny Fry - EHS, microwave sickness, radiowave sickness.

Chipping Norton School
Oxfordshire UK
7 Dec 2015
Dear Headteacher, Teachers, Staff and School Board Members
Because I suffer from electro-hypersensitivity (EHS) and know of several other EHS victims who have committed suicide, I can assure you that being exposed to your school WiFi system would be a torturous experience for Jenny, that no child should have to endure.  Not only did you place Jenny Fry in extreme danger, you are also exposing all your pupils to an invisible electro magnetic toxin that is likely to cause them severe long term harm.  I base my statement on thousands of scientific studies that have been published over the past sixty years, which show significant adverse biological effects from exposure to microwave radiation.
Microwave radiation was shown to be very harmful to humans, even before mobile phones, cordless telephones, Wi Fi and other wireless devices were ever invented.  If you wish to learn more about these studies please ask me for them, I will be glad to assist you.  Your school has experienced a terribly tragedy, please learn from it and help to save others from the same situation and do not allow Jenny's death to be in vain.  You must not allow the lie that wireless radiation is safe, to continue with your staff and pupils - it is not safe even at low exposure levels.  You have an opportunity to do the right thing.  You could just continue to be part of the problem, or you could be part of the solution and help to make everyone safe. 
In the message below I responded to a story in the magazine TeenVogue.  I think that you will find the links and the information of great interest.
In the first link you can see in the Global TV documentary (I am the test subject Martin) that a Wi Fi router immediately doubles my heart rate when turned on, it also causes atrial fibrillation, endangering my life.  The Ministry of Health will tell you that there are no adverse health effects of wireless radiation, but I can assure you that there are, and you can see one of those effects for yourselves.  There are a great many other adverse effects and illnesses that have been related to wireless radiation. 
Martin Weatherall
Ontario, Canada.

Did a Teen Girl Really Die Because She Was Allergic to Wi-Fi?

Dr. Kim obviously does not know what he is talking about.  Perhaps he should look at this video from a Global TV documentary about Canadian children suffering from electro hypersensitivity -

This famous heart surgeon warns about the danger to the human heart from microwave radiation -  

Perhaps he should learn about Microwave Sickness or Radiowave Sickness which have been reported in scientific literature for more than sixty years - .

To learn about electro hypersensitivity he should read

Perhaps he should study The Bio-Initiative Report  and see all the diseases and illnesses that scientists and medical experts have linked to wireless and EMF exposure.

Teenagers are in great long term danger from wireless radiation.  Responsible doctors and scientists are providing strong warnings about those dangers.   They need to listen and take precautions now!

Martin Weatherall
Co Director WEEP



Teen Suicide Spike in Silicon Valley

The only explanation for the tragic influx of youth suicide is the students' environment.
A Message to Dad's about Wireless Safety
This message is for dad's who believe wireless radiation has been proven to be completely safe.

Electromagnetic fields from Wi-Fi routers affect liver enzymes

Saturday Nov 2015 ( A study released in Nov 2015 suggests that exposure to electromagnetic fields from wifi routers may be bad...

Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering, Online First

Letter to the Editor re BC Smart Meters

Dear Editor,


Commencing December 7, 2015, the truth about BCHydro's flagrant disregard of our Charter Rights will be presented to the Supreme Court of BC. The proceedings center around the deployment of their microwave radiation (MWR)-emitting smart meter program.


The plaintiffs are applying for the judge's approval and certification of their civil lawsuit against BCHydro as a Class Action, thus providing legal representation for all BCHydro customers who have been actively and knowingly denied their constitutional rights.


The plaintiffs' position is that "there exists a reasonable basis for concern about health risk so as to give rise to a right of autonomy and free choice as to whether a smart meter is operational from one's own dwelling."  Due to BCHydro's actions, the plaintiffs experience loss of personal choice and loss of autonomy to decide for themselves whether a MWR emitting meter will operate at their respective dwellings or places of business.


This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the following conduct by BCHydro:


a) Operation of a smart meter where a customer requests that there be no operation of a MWR emitting meter.


b) Threatening or effecting a service refusal.


c) Exacting payment from a customer of an opt-out fee in exchange for BCHydro abiding by the customer's choice to be free from the installation / operation of a MWR emitting meter.


d) Exacting payment from a customer of a failed installation fee related to BCHydro's attendance to install a MWR emitting meter where installation is not carried out because of either an objection made by a customer or an obstruction.


Information and registration for the lawsuit can be accessed here:,97,3617


For a basic life necessity such as electricity, where participation is not a choice, consumers must have the freedom to choose.


A ruling in the plaintiffs' favor would have positive effects down the road for FortisBC customers as well.


On July 18, 2013, Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, made the following statement by way of press release announcing BC Hydro's "Meter Choices Program":


"As we have said, nobody will be forced to take a smart meter. I believe that this is a fair and reasonable solution for all British Columbians".


Mr. Bennett is reminded to stand by his words.  If he had remained true to his documented assurance, these court proceedings would not have been necessary at all.


Hans Karow

Summerland, BC

Are Microwave Hearing Devices Slowly "Cooking" Our Kids?

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
In the complaint, Atlas alleges that the smart meters and access points within infringe on the claims of the '734 patent before the expiration.

Could this be the first of many?  Another good reason for utilities to avoid installing these dangerous devices.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

WEEP News / Metabolic and Genetic Screening of Electromagnetic Hypersensitive Subjects / EMFs Are Changing Your Brain / Jenny Fry / TODAY Nine Network / Take Back Your Power Free etc.

W.E.E.P.  EMF News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

26 November 2015


Metabolic and Genetic Screening of Electromagnetic Hypersensitive Subjects as a Feasible Tool for Diagnostics and Intervention

Growing numbers of "electromagnetic hypersensitive" (EHS) people worldwide self-report severely disabling, multiorgan, non-specific symptoms when exposed to low-dose electromagnetic radiations, often associated with symptoms of multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) and/or other environmental "sensitivity-related illnesses" (SRI). This cluster of chronic inflammatory disorders still lacks validated pathogenetic mechanism, diagnostic biomarkers, and management guidelines. We hypothesized that SRI, not being merely psychogenic, may share organic determinants of impaired detoxification of common physic-chemical stressors. Based on our previous MCS studies, we tested a panel of 12 metabolic blood redox-related parameters and of selected drug-metabolizing-enzyme gene polymorphisms, on 153 EHS, 147 MCS, and 132 control Italians, confirming MCS altered (P < 0.05–0.0001) glutathione-(GSH), GSH-peroxidase/S-transferase, and catalase erythrocyte activities. We first described comparable—though milder—metabolic pro-oxidant/proinflammatory alterations in EHS with distinctively increased plasma coenzyme-Q10 oxidation ratio. Severe depletion of erythrocyte membrane polyunsaturated fatty acids with increased ω6/ω3 ratio was confirmed in MCS, but not in EHS. We also identified significantly (P = 0.003) altered distribution-versus-control of the CYP2C19∗1/∗2 SNP variants in EHS, and a 9.7-fold increased risk (OR: 95% C.I. = 1.3–74.5) of developing EHS for the haplotype (null)GSTT1 + (null)GSTM1 variants. Altogether, results on MCS and EHS strengthen our proposal to adopt this blood metabolic/genetic biomarkers' panel as suitable diagnostic tool for SRI.
Having previously found no significant difference between MCS patients and controls, in the distribution of GST isoenzyme genotypes [], in the GST study we now compared EHS and healthy controls. Differently from our previous results on MCS, we here identified a mutated (null) allele combination of GSTT1 and GSTM1 variants able to predict risk of developing EHS by a 9.7 fold versus CTR
Our findings will hopefully contribute, in combination with the so-far putative genetic-risk factors, a better molecular definition of environmental-borne sensitivity-related illnesses and a tool to discriminate single SRI comorbidities, based on sufficiently proven molecular evidences able to gain clinical consensus.
Note - you can download your own PDF of this important information with the link at the top right of the page.

The Alarming Ways EMFs Are Changing Your Brain

 Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.
Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.

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.
Dr. Devra Davis on the TODAY Nine Network TV program

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.
This week only, watch Take Back Your Power completely free!

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

The unprotected mold plate showed a dramatic increase in the number of biotoxins produced – more than 600 times! Dr. Klinghardt concludes that indoor mold contaminants as well as other biotoxins (such as those found in Lyme Disease), are highly sensitive to electromagnetic fields. EMFs therefore easily step up neurotoxin production and have a major impact on the immune system.
Arizona Smart Meters Only Last Seven Years
Epic Fail! – APS Is Replacing All Its "Smart" Meters
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.

           The rate base is the sum total of APS's expenditures on which by law APS gets a guaranteed rate of return. In other words, the more APS spends, the more money they make. The enormous and never ending costs of the "smart" grid are why customers always get a hefty rate increase whenever and wherever the "smart" grid is installed. Count on a sizable rate increase at APS's next rate case.

           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: ):

Then there's the shorter lifespan that "smart" meters have. According to electric meter testing equipment and services company, Tesco:

"Electro-Mechanical Meters typically lasted 30 years and more. Electronic AMI meters are typically envisioned to have a life span of fifteen years and given the pace of technology advances in metering are not expected to last much longer than this. This means entire systems are envisioned to be exchanged every fifteen years or so."

There's a big financial difference between meters that last "30 years and more" and meters – plus "entire systems" – that "are envisioned to be exchanged every fifteen years or so," especially when the meters that last half as long cost about 10 times more!

Even a 15 year lifespan is probably wishful thinking. APS has admitted to replacing 32,000 faulty "smart" meters from January 1st through August 31st in 2014 alone (see p. 4 here: ).

The ACC has lost sight of the fact that APS has an incentive to spend money since they get a guaranteed return on their rate base. All of the above should have been considered before the first "smart" meter was installed.

           As it turns out, APS's Elster "smart" meters did not even last 15 years. The ones just replaced in Phoenix lasted 7 years. APS's Elster "smart" meters installed in Sedona and the Verde Valley in 2014 will end up being replaced in 2016, a two year life. Be sure to thank the corrupt and incompetent ACC when your electric bill increases to pay for this foolish, colossal waste, waste that the ACC was warned about repeatedly but, negligently, only encouraged.

           The ridiculously short life of "smart" meters is not a fluke unique to APS's Elsters. Testifying just last month before a joint hearing of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and the U.S. House Subcommittee on Research and Technology, Bennett Gaines, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer of FirstEnergy (the nation's largest investor owned utility with 6 million customers) said this about "smart" meters: "These devices have a life of between 5 to 7 years." (See him say it at 1:40:56 in the hearing's video minutes, here: .)

           By the way, Gaines is not a "smart" meter critic. His company uses "smart" meters (not the Elster brand), and his company got a federal "stimulus" grant for them.

           There's more.

           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."

           By the way, using a Gigahertz Solutions HF35C microwave analyzer, I have measured the microwave radiation of our neighbor's APS "smart" meter from inside our house. In our house it is three times the intensity of the microwave radiation that the huge cell towers one half mile away on Airport Mesa transmit into our house. So, utility claims of how weak "smart" meter microwave radiation is are just lies.

           There's more.

           The explanation I was given by APS – the one about the 2G cellular network becoming obsolete – could be a reason for APS to replace its collector "smart" meters (what APS calls "Gatekeepers"), but not all its "smart" meters everywhere. According to previous statements by APS, there is roughly one Gatekeeper for every 500 regular, or "Node," "smart" meters. The Gatekeepers collect the data from the other 500 and send it to APS via the 2G network. Since Node meters don't use 2G to communicate, and since Landis & Gyr and Elster are compatible as far as communication goes, it would not be necessary for APS to replace any of its Elster Node "smart" meters, just the Gatekeepers. So, typically, APS's explanation is sorely lacking. Perhaps APS will not even be using any Gatekeepers or cellular system at all. Many other utilities use pole mounted routers and repeaters, and have no need for Gatekeepers or the cellular system.

           One explanation for the "upgrade" not given by APS but obvious to me is that the new Landis & Gyr "smart" meters have an additional microwave radio transceiver, something the Elsters did not have. Zigbee microwave radio transceivers are in the new Landis & Gyr "smart" meters to communicate with your "smart" appliances in the so-called Home Area Network (HAN). Don't have any "smart" appliances? That doesn't matter; the Zigbee may still be calling for them 24/7/365.

           According to a study by Richard Tell Associates and commissioned by Vermont's Department of Public Service:

"... the HAN radios in the smart meters periodically issue a very brief signal lasting approximately1.75 ms once every 15 seconds plus a group of four closely spaced signals once per minute for a total of eight pulse emissions per minute. These signals are presumably related to the HAN radio searching for IHDs [In Home Devices] in the vicinity that have been commissioned to wirelessly connect to the meter. This characteristic of the HAN radios ... means that one expects to observe periodic pulsed signals from the radio even if there is no IHD in range; in the case of multiple meters located together, as in a meter bank, more pulsed signals should be observed over time simply due to the greater number of meters, each sending out a periodic signal.
(Page 38, An Evaluation of Radio Frequency Fields Produced by Smart Meters Deployed in Vermont, )

           In other words, in addition to the four times more intense microwave transmissions of the new Landis & Gyr "smart" meters, another layer of microwave radiation may be added on top of that to pollute people's environments – at least 8 times per minute (11,520 times per day) – and much, much more for those living near banks of meters.

           There's more.

           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: .

           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.

           Remember that the meter clips that hold the meter in place are on your side of the meter and therefore they are your responsibility not APS's, likewise the wiring in the meter box. Any fire attributed to them is your problem. If the clips do not grasp the meter thoroughly – which can happen if they are old – then "hot socket" can occur which can result in fire. Old and worn meter box wiring has also caused fires after "smart" meter installations. APS has already admitted to such "smart" meter related fires but the ACC was too slack to thoroughly investigate. (For more information see: )

           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.

           There's more.

           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.

           That scenario has been played out by APS repeatedly in the past. Even former ACC commissioner Brenda Burns had a "smart" meter installed at her home despite her notifying APS not to install one. I expect such incompetence to only increase with the employment of these subcontractors.

           Warning: If you have refused a "smart" meter already, be sure to keep an eye on your existing meter. You may find Apex has come when you weren't home and changed yours. We are only at the beginning of this latest chapter in the Great APS Toxic "Smart" Meter Boondoggle and it's already happened.

           Lastly, recall that people who refuse "smart" meters have been constantly framed as "cost causers" by both APS and the ACC. Over the years I have proved that's not in the least bit true, and that in actual fact people who refuse "smart" meters should be getting a refund for subsidizing "smart" meters and a "smart" grid they don't want and never asked for. Now, with the epic fail of APS's Elster "smart" meters, can there be any doubt about who the real "cost causers" are? They are APS and their enablers, the ACC.

P.S. – When ACC commissioner Doug Little was on his APS money-lined campaign trail, one of my contacts who heard Little at a campaign event told me that Little, in response to a question about "smart" meters, said removal of "smart" meters already installed would be too expensive to undertake. It should be quite obvious now that Little's statement was a lie.


Danish man claims he could smell his flesh burning after his Apple watch started glowing with heat and burned his wrist

Several other wearers of Apple watches have reported rashes and burns after wearing the device and an Apple support page warns of possible reactions to the watch.

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.

The Times conducted the same experiment, and confirmed that inappropriate images were easily accessed via the school's Wi-Fri from the street outside the school.

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

D.C. court considers how to screen out 'bad science' in local trials
The case before the appellate court involves the question of whether cellphones can cause brain cancer. Plaintiffs have sued cellphone manufacturers and providers in D.C. Superior Court alleging that long-term exposure to cellphone radiation causes brain tumors.
Cell phone health risks suit heads back to court
 By Ryan Knutson 

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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