Important developments regarding the near constant microwave transmissions of “smart” meters (that the utility industry keep telling us are safe) have been seen this past few weeks.
Utility companies have reverted to calling ‘smart meters’ AMR, AMI, etc. meters. Despite the name change, the very real flaws of the meters remain. Automated meters are electrically polluting and transmit a very strong RF signal, microwave radiation, despite frequent utility claims to the contrary.
Earlier this month we reported that almost 200 independent scientists from 39 countries petitioned the United Nations, WHO and national governments to develop strict regulations regarding devices that create EMF; electromagnetic fields.
The scientists see the unregulated use of radio frequency radiation as developing into a public health crisis. It was noted that biologists and scientists are not being heard from committees that set the safety standards and that the safety limits are much too high and that biological facts are being ignored.
Now, the International Scientist Appeal has grown to 205 EMF scientists from 40 countries and between them have over 2,000 peer-reviewed EMF studies published.
Activist Post reports:
In the words at their website, “… the International EMF Scientist Appeal calls upon the United Nations, the WHO, and the UN Member States to:
address the emerging public health crisis related to cell phones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in neighborhoods; and
urge that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) initiate an assessment of alternatives to current exposure standards and practices that could substantially lower human exposures to non-ionizing radiation.”
The Appeal requests of all U.N. member states that:
children and pregnant women be protected;
guidelines and regulatory standards be strengthened;
manufacturers be encouraged to develop safer technology;
utilities responsible for the generation, transmission, distribution, and monitoring of electricity maintain adequate power quality and ensure proper electrical wiring to minimize harmful ground current;
the public be fully informed about the potential health risks from electromagnetic energy and taught harm reduction strategies;
medical professionals be educated about the biological effects of electromagnetic energy and be provided training on treatment of patients with electromagnetic sensitivity;
governments fund training and research on electromagnetic fields and health that is independent of industry and mandate industry cooperation with researchers;
media disclose experts’ financial relationships with industry when citing their opinions regarding health and safety aspects of EMF-emitting technologies; and
white-zones (radiation-free areas) be established.
For the press release, 3 minute introductory video, appeal and list of signatories, go to http://www.emfscientist.org/.
Arizonans can be proud that this effort was spearheaded by Elizabeth Kelley in Tucson.
Another important development occurred May 7th when the Canadian Medical Association Journal published an article about wireless transmissions. I’ll let Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST) tell the story. Incidentally, C4ST’s CEO, Frank Clegg is the former president of Microsoft Canada.
Canadian Medical Association Journal reports Health Canada’s wireless limits ppPA
OTTAWA, May 7, 2015 /CNW/ – The Canadian Medical Association Journal today published a scathing condemnation of Health Canada’s safety guidelines for cell phones and WiFi.
The Journal (CMAJ) interviewed multiple international experts in radiation and cancer, who warn that the microwave levels allowed in Canadian classrooms, residences and workplaces are, “a disaster to public health.”
One scientist said that given the overwhelming evidence that wireless radiation is harmful, Health Canada staff are either, “unwilling or not competent to make evaluation of the current literature.”
The article points out that Canada’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health recently completed three days of hearings on Canada’s safety guidelines, and sent federal scientists back to the office to re-examine 140 recent studies that show wireless radiation emitted by cell phones and WiFi can cause harm.
One oncologist interviewed by the CMAJ said that Canada’s safety guidelines for wireless radiation need to be “urgently revised” due to the obvious risk of cancer.
The CMAJ article revealed that James McNamee, who wrote Health Canada’s safety code, has also co-authored academic papers with scientists who openly accept payments from the wireless industry.
“That Canada’s wireless safety code is out of date and mired in conflict of interest is no longer a question it’s a fact,” said Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians For Safe Technology (C4ST).
“We’re hoping the Parliamentary Standing Committee will have strong recommendations to fix it,” said Clegg.