Harmful Impact on Humans' Health
Symptoms of exposition to EMFs [ElectroMagnetic Fields]:
I have been a cynical towards people who worry about smart meters for a couple years, even was an early adopter nearly 5 years ago. The last year I have been experiencing a chronic sore throat that my doctors can’t explain, my kids are developing learning disabilities, among other strange health issues. The more I read, the more I’m concerned about the microwave radiation the give off.
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Wireless smart meters and Wi-Fi typically produce atypical, relatively potent and very short pulsed RF/microwaves whose biological effects have never been fully tested.
They emit these millisecond-long RF bursts on average 9,600 times a day with a maximum of 190,000 daily transmissions and a peak level emission two and a half times higher than the stated safety signal [Perlingieri’s italics], as the California utility Pacific Gas & Electric recognized before that State’s Public Utilities Commission.
Thus people in proximity to a smart meter or Wi-Fi are at risk of significantly greater aggregate exposure than with a cell phone, not to mention the cumulative levels of RF/microwaves that people living near several meters are exposed to.
"The SmartGrid concept could require every home to have a wireless electric and gas meter in place of their existing meters. If implemented, it will greatly increase the intensity of new wireless emissions in homes, schools and every other building that uses electricity and gas ...
Scientists who study radiofrequency radiation from wireless technologies have issued a scientific statement warning that exposures may be harming the development of children at levels now commonly found in the environment."Seletun Scientific Statement PRESS RELEASE [http://sagereports.com/smart-meter-rf/docs/Karolinska_Institute_press_release.pdf]
Dr Liz Evans, a campaigner, said there are hundreds of studies showing "evidence of harm could be acute", including possible "chronic effects from long term exposure such as cancer, infertility, dementia, genetic damage, immune system dysfunction and damage to foetuses".
“Smart” meters and Wi-Fi are “hot,” in terms of broadcast power density, and can emit microwaves at levels many times higher than those reported by medical studies to cause serious adverse health effects.
Film producer Josh del Sol reported in his documentary Take Back Your Power that testing shows a single “smart” meter can produce eight microwatts per centimeter squared (cm2) and "Wi-Fi" access point even more.
A bank of smart meters can generate up to 19.8 microwatts/cm2 of whole-body radiation exposure. Meantime, modern medical science confirms that a microwave transmission power of only .05 microwatts/cm2 can cause children to suffer headaches, behavioral problems and inability to learn and concentrate.
Absolutely Safe for Humans ...?
In this section are information almost good to convince you to believe that "Wi-Fi" are totally harmless for humans. All those researchers and explanations are sponsored by industry using and installing Smart Meters.
Information taken from "http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-h-bailey/smart-meters-dumb-science_b_2768405.html" and open letter published in the Montreal daily Le Devoir on May 24 2012. This letter claimed wireless smart meters pose no risk to public health . . .
to provide sample of "blind" evidence of misleading information for general public
Under each paragraph is explanation showing false of that statement
The frequency of cellular technology microwave radiation corresponds to a wavelength of approximately 30 centimeters, or roughly one foot. This wavelength is thousands of times larger than structures in the brain responsible for mental processes, and so claims that wireless radiation can cause maladies such as “dizziness” or “memory loss” are absurd.
It is false - e.g. long wave radio stations - AM - you can use radio with the same antenna as for FM stations to receive those stations.
Your radio can work on fracture of the long wave to process with audio from radio station on AM or FM.
The same is with our brain. ALSO "balance center" in our brain can and is detecting electromagnetic waves and activate defence mechanism the same as in attack of bacteria or viruses. OF COURSE IT IS HOPELESS FIGHT. It is draining huge amount of energy from your body without effect. All mentioned above results are "de facto" symptoms of e.g. "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" or "Fibromyalgia" . . . connected to exposition to EMFs
In 2010, a 13-nation study commissioned by the World Health Organization found at most a very minimal and partially contradictory link between cancer risk and heavy cell-phone usage. Along this line, concerns that cell phone usage by pregnant mothers endangers their fetuses are wildly exaggerated.
No comment is required. You can find countless research and explanations connecting cancer with EMFs especially cell phone and cell towers. You can find information from North part of Europe (Sweden, Denmark, Norway . . .) about consequences of cell communication usage. Those countries were the first to implement Cellular Communication on country wide scale.
It is also instructive to compare the radiation levels of smart meters with those of other wireless devices. Smart meters only transmit data for roughly 1.4 seconds per day, at very low wattage. And even if one stands less than one meter (3 feet) from a smart meter when it broadcasts its data, the resulting microwave exposure is 550 times less than standing in front of an active microwave oven, and 1100 times less than holding an active cell phone to one’s ear.
But even these reckonings are extremely conservative, because no one spends his or her life camped within three feet of a smart meter. Instead, such devices are typically on the outside of a residence, many feet from humans. Thus, given the incontestable law that microwave intensity decreases as the square of distance from the source, this means that exposure from smart meters is hundreds or thousands of times less than the figures in the previous paragraph. Indeed, 20-year exposure to radiation from smart meters is no greater than a single 30-minute cell phone call.
This one is particularly good. If signal from Smart Meter is so low and how it is able to communicate on larger distance with close network access point? The true is that Smart Meter can automatically adjust power level to maintain good communications. Also the signal is send and received in very short time periods (milliseconds) separated by a few seconds of no activity. This signal has very high energy. When you compare total energy in e.g. 1 minute - it will be very low indeed. Surprised?
I must add to it that Smart Meter is transmitting in 360 degree - in every direction. It means that you will be certainly affected by any Smart Meter in surrounding you area.
From Montreal daily Le Devoir on May 24 2012
The statement that “Thousands of studies, both epidemiological and experimental in humans, show no increase in cancer cases as a result of exposure to radio waves of low intensity…” is false
In fact, only a few such studies — two dozen case-control studies of mobile phone use, certainly not thousands, have reported no elevations of cancer, and most were funded by the wireless industry. In addition, these reassuring studies contained significant experimental design flaws, mainly the fact that the populations followed were too small and were followed for a too short period of time.
Non industry-funded studies have clearly demonstrated a significant increase in cancer cases among individuals who have suffered from prolonged exposure to low-level microwaves, transmitted notably by radio antennas.
The effects were best documented in meta-analyses that have been published and that include grouped results from several different studies: these analyses consistently showed an increased risk of brain cancer among regular users of a cell phone who have been exposed to microwaves for at least ten years. Children and youths are especially vulnerable.
For example, the 2009 Hardell-Carlberg study reported a consistent association between use of mobile or cordless phones and two types of head tumors, astrocytoma grade I-IV and acoustic neuroma. The authors ”found an especially high risk for persons that started use of mobile or cordless phones before the age of 20 years, although based on low numbers”.
It is no evidence that Electrosensitivity is related to exposition to Wi-Fi, Smart Meters or Cellular Communication.
Public fears about wireless smart meters and Wi-Fi are well-founded. They are backed by various medical authorities such as those of the Santa Cruz County(California) Public Health Department. These authorities are worried about the growing number of citizens who say they have developed electrohypersensitivity (EHS), especially since for many of them, the symptoms developed after the installation of such meters (it takes some time for most people to link the two events).
Since the turn of the millennium, people are increasingly affected by ambient microwaves due to the growing popularity of wireless devices such as cell phones and Wi-Fi Internet. Therefore, the mass deployment of smart grids could expose large chunks of the general population to alarming risk scenarios without their consent. According to seven surveys done in six European countries between 2002 and 2004, about 10% of Europeans have become electrosensitive. The most famous person to publicly reveal her electrosensitivity is Gro Harlem Brundtland, formerly Prime Minister of Norway and retired Director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
While there is no consensus on the origins and mechanisms of EHS, many physicians and other specialists around the world have become aware that EHS symptoms (neurological dermatological, acoustical, etc.) seem to be triggered by exposure to EMF levels well below current international exposure limits, which are established solely on short-term thermal effects (3). Organizations such as the Austrian Medical Association and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine have recognized that the ideal way to treat of EHS is to reduce EMF exposure.
Therefore, caution is warranted because the growing variety of RF/microwave emissions produced by many wireless devices such as smart meters have never been tested for their potential biological effects
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