The effects of electromagnetic radiation on our health

We love technology, we use it daily but do we really understand the long term or short term effects of technology on us. Most or all devices we use emit...


Korea to radiate children

The Next Web

Taking advantage of cloud technology, the ministry said that it will invest KRW 2.2 trillion (US $2 billion) to convert textbooks to digital with links to various multimedia content, establish massive servers and WiFi networks in schools, ...


Mr. David Cobb
President and CEO
BC Hydro

Dear Mr. Cobb,

BC Hydro?s mandate is to provide services to British Columbians, 'with the principles of integrity, efficiency, effectiveness and customer service.'

I am writing to you to advise you that this mandate is not being followed and you are ultimately the person who is responsible for this. On BC Hydro?s official website Dr. John Blatherwick, the health authority for this agency, misrepresents facts and misleads the public for whom he works. I look to you for redress.

Specifically: BC Hydro is in the process of implementing the Smart Meter Program, installing wireless meters on every home and apartment. These meters emit microwave radiation during the day, every day. The specifics as to the strength and frequency of the signals has not been obtained, but regardless there is no debate that radiation will be emitted.

The public has a right to know that there are thousands of independent, peer-reviewed studies done over decades by scientists from many countries showing that prolonged exposure to low levels of microwave radiation has been associated with many health effects ranging from sleep disturbances, blood brain barrier leakage, DNA damage, to cancer. On May 31, 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) a panel of the World Health Organization, after an exhaustive review of available literature, classified radiation from wireless devices such as WiFi and smart meters as a 2b carcinogen.

This decision is not a frivolous one. Some authorities such as Dr. Perry Kendall have chosen, for their own inexplicable reasons, to mock this decision by stating that coffee and pickled vegetables are also in this classification. This is true, but for serious reasons: excessive amounts of coffee have been linked to types of bladder cancer: likewise a certain type of pickling substance used in Asia has been linked to cancer. These authorities do the public a grave disservice by remaining silent on the fact that DDT, lead, and many industrial chemicals are also in that category. Of great significance is the fact that never has a substance that was categorized as a 2b carcinogen been removed although many have been later found to be highly toxic and been placed in a higher classification.

Dr. John Blatherwick goes one step further and states:

'Some 25,000 scientific pieces have been published on the subject over the past 30 years. Based on a recent in-depth review of the scientific literature, the World Health Organization concluded that there is no evidence to conclude that exposure to low level electromagnetic fields is harmful to human health.'

This obviously is blatantly, and dangerously, wrong. Dr. Blatherwick s statement totally ignores this most recent major decision by the leading authority on cancer.

Mr. Cobb, it is your responsibility to have this statement withdrawn from your website and replaced with a corrected one. As well I ask you to charge Dr. Blatherwick to do his job honestly. Perhaps he needs to be reminded of the Hippocratic oath he took many years ago. The public has the right to know that there are potential health effects from the radiation emitted by smart meters so that they can take protective measures.

BC Hydro s mandate is to provide services to the public and surely must include the caveat 'while doing no harm to the very public it serves.'

Yours truly,
Sharon Noble
Chair, Citizens Against Unsafe Emissions
Coordinator, Wireless Radiation Safety Council

cc. Premier Clark
Hon. Rich Coleman
Hon. Michael de Jong
Mr. John Horgan, Energy Critic
Mr. Adrian Dix, Leader NDP
Dr. John Blatherwick
Bill Cleverly, Times Colonist

Vancouver Rallies: Smart Meter Resistance Builds

Pacific Free Press

Criticism of smart meters ranges from concerns over expense to taxpayers and ratepayers to serious health threats from electromagnetic radiation. Here are some highlights from the event. To learn more about what you can do, see Citizens for Safe...


Town council backs anti-Smart Meter stance

Lake Cowichan Gazette

By Tyler Clarke - Lake Cowichan Gazette BC Hydro did not do an adequate job of educating the public as to the Smart Meters they are currently installing. That is the message mayor and council had to share, following an impassioned anti-Smart Meter...


Search without a warrant, every day

A short video about how much personal information smart meters are going to gather, whether you know it or not, whether you approve of it or not.

Smart Meter Surveillance


Montecito Association Wants to Skip Smart Meters

Santa Barbara Edhat

Citing health, safety and other concerns, the Montecito Association is hoping to 'opt out' of Southern California Edison s Smart Meter Program. The utility is in the process of replacing its household electric meters with new digital meters that will ...


SmartMeters to be installed locally starting Tuesday

Ukiah Daily Journal

Mendocino County PG&E customers can delay installation of SmartMeters by calling 1-866-743-0263 and stating they want a delay in the installation of the upgrade until the CPUC decides on a non-wireless option.


Informant: Martin Weatherall


Smart Meters Generate Heavy Protest as Santa Barbara County Supervisors Hear from Public


... are most concerned with the potential health effects, particularly for those with pacemakers, heart issues, headaches or electro-magnetic sensitivity...


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