A small victory here in this state. The Maryland Public Service Commission has voted to require power companies to provide additional options to measure electrical use in homes, other than smart meters. Presumably, or hopefully, this will lead to an opt-out condition for installation of these meters. Of course, you’ll have to pay extra.
Smart meters emit pulsed RFR (radio frequency radiation). The power companies would tell you that this non-iodizing radiation is much less than that from a microwave oven (which I don’t have). But this radiation is modulated, and pulsed, it shoots up briefly and repeatedly to sky-high levels. This is much different from a simple stream of microwaves.
Also, being an audiophile, I am very aware how these modulations enter into the home wiring. This radiation will not be confined to the area around the smart meter, it will be all over the home. I have put a lot of thought and care to eliminate RFR and digital jitter in my rig. So this is not only going to affect by health, but my hobby too.
The whole purpose of this smart meter crap is to eliminate meter reader jobs. They don’t want to pay people. If they cared, they could also hook up these meters with coaxial or fiber-optic cable, which would be shielded from RFR, instead of using wireless transmission. The cost of this would be a matter of relative nickles and dimes. But our lives are not worth a nickle to these a-holes.
I would like to call your attention to the BioInitiative 2012 report, which I just came across. It is subtitled “A Rationale for a Biologically-based Exposure Standards for Low-Intensity Electromagnetic Radiation”. This strikes me as similar in spirit and tone to the ECRR standards for low doses of ionizing radiation, led by Chris Busby. In fact, the effects of low intensity electromagnetic radiation seems to be indistinguishable from those of ionizing (nuclear) radiation, in many ways. From p. 1429 of the pdf which is linked:
An urgent example for the need to address the lack of adequate public protection from inadequate safety standards for pulsed RFR exposures is the rapid, global rollout of wireless utility meters (‘smart’ meters for electricity, gas and water meters). Current safety standard calculations that rely on time-averaging of RFR almost entirely dilute out the power density of RFR levels that are delivered in millisecond bursts, but occur at intervals of every second, or multiple times per second when in use within a wireless mesh network. Said differently, the RFR power density levels are usually legal. While there have been no long term studies of adverse effects of smart meters on human health (primarily because they are so new), there are increasing reports from electrosensitive individuals of harm. Added together, these RFR pulses that now appear to be a highly bioactive agent but are essentially erased or made energetically invisible by time-averaging the pulses as current FCC safety rules mandate.
The FCC safety rules ignore the fact that RFR is delivered in bursts. The time-averaging of the pulses make it look like everything is OK.
The ‘smart meter’ infrastructure represents the largest single commercial saturation of living space with pulsed RFR yet rolled out by industry. This program places a wireless device (like a mini-mobile phone base station) on the wall, replacing the electromechanical (spinning dial) meter. They will be installed on every home and classroom (every building with an electric meter). Utilities from California to Maine have installed tens of millions already, despite health concerns of experts who already are seeing thousands of health complaints. The wireless meters produce spikes of pulsed radiofrequency radiation on a continuous basis (24/7), and in typical operation, will saturate living space at levels that can be much higher than already reported to cause bioeffects and adverse health effects for some people. These meters, depending on where they are placed relative to occupied space in the home or classroom, can produce RFR exposure levels similar to that within the first 100 feet to 600 feet of a mobile phone base station (cell tower)…
“Wireless technologies drive electromagnetic energy through our air, into and through virtually all indoor and outdoor living environments. The protective air cushion around our planet holds breathable air, buffers us from space radiation, and supports and sustains life in tandem with the natural electromagnetic signature of the earth itself. We are changing this ‘commons of the air‘ in major ways. Wireless signals from broadcast and communications technologies are crowding out and overpowering the natural background. The ‘commons of the air’ is being altered in unprecedented ways that have enormous consequences for life on earth.” (Sage, 2010)…
RFR exposures in daily life alter homeostasis in human beings. These exposures can alter and damage genes, trigger epigenetic changes to gene expression and cause de novo mutations that prevent genetic recovery and healing mechanisms. These exposures may interfere with normal cardiac and brain function; alter circadian rhythms that regulate sleep, healing, and hormone balance ; impair short-term memory, concentration, learning and behavior; provoke aberrant immune, allergic and inflammatory responses in tissues; alter brain metabolism; increase risks for reproductive failure (damage sperm and increase miscarriage risk); and cause cells to produce stress proteins.”
THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER IS AT RISK
The BBB is a protective barrier that prevents the flow of toxins into sensitive brain tissue. Increased permeability of the BBB caused by cell phone RFR may result in neuronal damage. Many research studies show that very low intensity exposures to RFR can affect the blood-brain barrier (BBB) (mostly animal studies). Summing up the research, it is more probable than unlikely that non-thermal EMF from cell phones and base stations do have effects upon biology. A single 2-hr exposure to cell phone radiation can result in increased leakage of the BBB, and 50 days after exposure, neuronal damage can be seen, and at the later time point also albumin leakage is demonstrated. The levels of RFR needed to affect the BBB have been shown to be as low as 0.001 W/kg, or less than holding a mobile phone at arm’s length. The US FCC standard is 1.6 W/kg; the ICNIRP standard is 2 W/kg of energy (SAR) into brain tissue from cell/cordless phone use. Thus, BBB effects occur at about 1000 times lower RFR exposure levels than the US and ICNIRP limits allow.
Combine this with radionuclides in our bodies from Fukushima. We all have substances like cesium-137 and plutonium-239 in our blood now. The blood-brain barrier is damaged from even holding a cell phone at arm’s length. What happens? The plutonium goes INTO THE BRAIN. You can add fungi to this, which is on every tree I can see in this area. Then you have the same situation as those patients who were shot up with fungus-contaminated steroids, and got fungal meningitis.
This is just one effect. Here are some other conclusions found in the BioInitiative PDF:
BIOEFFECTS ARE CLEARLY ESTABLISHED
BIOEFFECTS WITH CHRONIC EXPOSURES CAN REASONABLY BE
PRESUMED TO RESULT IN ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS
LOW EXPOSURE LEVELS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH BIOEFFECTS AND
ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS AT CELL TOWER RFR EXPOSURE LEVELS
EVIDENCE FOR FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTION EFFECTS: HUMAN
SPERM AND THEIR DNA ARE DAMAGED
EVIDENCE THAT CHILDREN ARE MORE VULNERABLE
FETAL AND NEONATAL EFFECTS OF EMF
EMF/RFR AS A PLAUSIBLE BIOLGICAL MECHANISM FOR AUTISM (ASD)
THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER IS AT RISK
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDIES CONSISTENTLY SHOW ELEVATIONS IN
RISK OF BRAIN CANCERS
EVIDENCE FOR GENETIC EFFECTS
EVIDENCE FOR NEUROLOGICAL EFFECTS
EVIDENCE FOR CHILDHOOD CANCERS (LEUKEMIA)
MELATONIN, BREAST CANCER AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
STRESS PROTEINS AND DNA AS A FRACTAL ANTENNA FOR RFR
EVIDENCE FOR DISRUPTION OF THE MODULATING SIGNAL
HUMAN STEM CELL DNA DOES NOT ADAPT OR REPAIR
EFFECTS OF WEAK-FIELD INTERACTIONS ON NON-LINEAR
BIOLOGICAL OSCILLATORS AND SYNCHRONIZED NEURAL ACTIVITY
EMF AND RFR MAKE CHEMICAL TOXINS MORE HARMFUL
EMF IS SUCCESSFULLY USED IN HEALING AND DISEASE TREATMENTS
ELF-EMF AND RFR ARE CLASSIFIED AS POSSIBLE CANCER-CAUSING
AGENTS – WHY ARE GOVERNMENTS NOT ACTING?
I have a cell phone, which I rarely use. But I have a DECT cordless phone, I really need to replace this. My home network is wired (which works much better than wireless anyway). I get 5 bars on the cell phone, this is not good… I live pretty much in the middle of town. It’s bad enough with Fuku and all the other toxins in the environment, without having to be affected by electromagnetic radiation too.
Human Health Rights Declaration
Fundamental Human Health Rights
The right to homeostasis in our own bodies.
The right to normal central nervous system function.
The right to natural environmental cues that synchronize our circadian rhythms.
The right to sleep.
The right to heal.
The right to hear.
The right to reproduce.
The right to learn and retain memories.
The right to an intact genome.
If even one of these rights is compromised – placed at risk from involuntary wireless exposures in daily life, it is a breach of human health rights. When many of these human health rights are compromised without the consent of the individual, then the deployment of wireless technologies should be halted and existing exposures reduced or eliminated, in accord with the scientific and public health findings on chronic exposure to low-intensity radiofrequency radiation, and other forms of potentially harmful electromagnetic fields (Sage and Huttunen, 2012).