Report on Smart Meter Problems

Updated January 19, 2016

The report “Analysis: Smart Meter and Smart Grid Problems – Legislative Proposal” is available free to the public. This 173-page report, released in 2012 by health and environmental advocate Nina Beety, has extensive referenced information on the many problems and risks of the Smart Meter program known at that time, with information from state, national, and international resources. Investigation and admissions by the industry since 2012 continue to substantiate these serious problems, providing a searing indictment on regulatory and legislative officials who have failed to halt Smart Meter deployments. The report serves as a legal document for assessing liability for the extensive harm caused to the public. Supplemental documents can be downloaded here.

Originally written for California legislators, this updated report also provides a legislative and regulatory action plan for halting this program, and suggestions for reforming utility regulation so that the public is protected in the future.

Table of Contents

Introduction
What is a Smart Meter?
Smart Grid/Smart Meter problems and issues
– Overview
– Overcharging, accuracy, and the Structure Group report
– Reliability
– Privacy invasion
– Fires and electrical problems
– Health problems Continue reading

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Companies decode Smart Meter data for energy utilities and make “highly personalized profiles of each and every customer”

Utility companies say they only get aggregate, anonymous data from Smart Meters  and that your energy usage data is completely private. This is what actually happens to your energy data.

From ONZO
December 7, 2016

“A quick video to help you understand what ONZO do and who we are”

…We take energy consumption data from smart meters and sensors. We analyze it using our patented algorithms, and build a highly personalized profile for each and every utility customer.

We then tag this profile with a key behavioral, attitudinal and lifestyle characteristics that we have identified. We even tag the appliances that we see being used in the home.

We then use this characterized profile to give the utility 3 things:

1. Customer engagement apps that educate the end customer, build levels of trust, and ultimately reduce customer churn;

2. A detailed description of each end customer that helps the company provide more appropriate services and highly targeted sales campaigns;

3. The ability to monetize their customer data by providing a direct link to appropriate 3rd party organizations based on the customer’s identified character.

So, from a thin stream of energy consumption data, ONZO delivers significant business value for as little as the price of a cup of coffee.

ONZO, the Customer in focus.


From ONZO, February 9, 2016

ONZO, a global provider of data science-based utility analytics solutions, announces a major enhancement to its ONZO Insight software.  With the addition of new multi-level data mining capabilities, utilities can now combine and query data at much more granular level to more fully unlock the power of their smart meter and sensor data. Equally significant, with ONZO Insight, this can now be achieved with no need for deployment of specialized in-home hardware often required with competing analytics solutions.  This new macro-level insight enhances the highly personalized understanding of household-level energy usage for which ONZO is well known.

“Millions of AMI data points and hundreds of thousands of additional metrics and values can now be combined and analyzed, taking utility customer data mining to a whole new level and driving decision-making capabilities that weren’t even possible before,” noted ONZO’s chief data scientist Dr. Katie Russell.

Leveraging sophisticated new query functionality and the patented analytics embedded in the ONZO Insights platform, utilities have new options to explore multiple dimensions of data not only at a micro level for every individual customer, but also at a macro, customer group level – from neighborhoods, to entire service territories, to specified demographic clusters.

…commented Spencer Rigler, ONZO CEO. “And since it’s these insights that feed and govern effective customer engagement, utilities can now enhance the customer experience and build the kinds of relationships that can only be achieved when you really bring your customers into strong focus.”

From the Telegraph, July 30, 2015

ONZO is an innovative leader in cloud-based data analytics. It enables utilities to first of all understand their customers on a personalised, per-household basis; and secondly, engage with them as individuals with real practical and relatable advice as well as incentives and rewards for positive behavioural change.

…Furthermore, offering advice based on actual energy usage and identifying practical initiatives that actually relate to personal usage makes the customer feel better understood and as a result, more responsive to new incentives and more likely to change their behaviour as they see benefits.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/business/business-reporter/11765933/data-analysis-in-the-cloud.html

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Synopsis: Wi-Fi Radiation in Schools in Maryland — Final Report

From SaferEMR.com

Based upon a review of the research and public input, the Maryland Children’s Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council adopted a report on Wi-Fi Radiation in Maryland Schools in December, 2016.

The report makes the following recommendations:
“The Council recommends that the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene ask the United States Department of Health and Human Services to formally petition the FCC to revisit the exposure limit to ensure it is protective of children’s health and that it relies on current science.

  • The Maryland State Department of Education should recommend that local school systems:

○ Consider using wired devices.

■ Where classrooms have internet access with a wireless connection, WiFi can be turned off and wired local area network (LAN) can provide a reliable and secure form of networking for as many wireless devices as necessary without any microwave electromagnetic field exposure.

■ If a new classroom is to be built, or electrical work is to be carried out in an existing classroom, network cables can be added at the same time, providing wired network access with minimal extra cost and time.

○ Have children place devices on desks to serve as barrier between the device and children’s bodies.

○ Locate laptops in the classroom in a way that keeps pupil heads as far away from the laptop screens (where the antennas are) as practicable.

○ Consider using screens designed to reduce eyestrain.

○ Consider using a switch to shut down the router when it is not in use.

○ Teach children to turn off WiFi when not in use.

○ Consider placing routers as far away from students as possible.

○ Share this document with teachers and parents.

  • The General Assembly should consider funding education and research on electromagnetic radiation and health as schools add WiFi to classrooms.
  • The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene should provide suggestions to the public on ways to reduce exposure:

○ Sit away from WiFi routers, especially when people are using it to access the internet.

○ Turn off the wireless on your laptop when you are not using it.

○ Turn off WiFi on smartphones and tablets when not surfing the web.

○ Switch tablets to airplane mode to play games or watch videos stored on the device.

  • This report should be posted on the Council website and shared with the:

○ United States Department of Health and Human Services

○ Federal Communications Commission

○ Maryland State Department of Education

○ Maryland General Assembly”

Physicians’ letters and appendices to the Report can be downloaded.

http://www.saferemr.com/2013/03/opposition-to-los-angeles-public.html

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The role of global public relations firms in shaping the news and managing public perception

Why are websites such as this necessary?

Dive into different state or country Smart Meter controversies and you see Smart Meters are a terrible fraud and scandal, and many people are being hurt. However, the mainstream news rarely covers this except at the local level. The article below explains why. Local news stories stay local. Rarely are these stories given even regional coverage. As a result, people in Georgia won’t find out that people in Ohio or California or Australia or Quebec or Netherlands are having problems with accuracy and overbilling or fires or health. So, the perception is “it’s just a local problem with our utility; everyone else is really fine.”

And there is a virtual news blackout on wireless radiation hazards, research, and international news.

One example of utility company marketing: PR firm Edelman was hired by PG&E to monitor Smart Meter groups and media coverage, and assist in positive news stories and messaging. 

From Project Censored

By Peter Phillips
March 15, 2017

The expansion of  public relations and propaganda (PRP) firms inside news systems in the world today has resulted in a deliberate form of news management. Maintenance of continuous news shows requires a constant and ever-entertaining supply of stimulating events and breaking news bites. Corporate media are increasingly dependent on various government agencies and PRP firms as sources of news.

The PRP industry has experienced phenomenal growth since 2001. In 2015, three publicly traded mega PR firms—Omnicom, WPP, and Interpublic Group—together employed 214,000 people across 170 countries, collecting $35 billion in combined revenue. Not only do these firms control massive wealth, they also possess a network of connections in powerful international institutions with direct links to national governments, multi-national corporations, global policy-making bodies, and the corporate media.

In The Practice of Public Relations, Fraser P. Seitel defined public relations as “helping an organization and its public adapt mutually to each other.” Propaganda can be defined as the dissemination of ideas and information for the purpose of inducing or intensifying specific attitudes and actions. Both PR and propaganda seek to change behaviors and ideas among the masses in support of the agendas of public and private institutions. (For an early history of state propaganda, see Jacuie L’Etang, “State Propaganda and Bureaucratic Intelligence: The Creation of the Public Relations in 20th Century Britain,” Public Relations Review 24, no. 4 (1998): 413-41.)  As Douglas Kellner and other researchers have documented, since 9/11 public relations firms have contributed to increased levels of media propaganda.

Brand enhancement and sales are undoubtedly among their key services. However, companies offer much more, including research and crisis management for corporations and governments, public information campaigns, web design and promotions, and corporate media placement. WPP’s Hill & Knowton proudly brags on its website that they service 50% of the Fortune Global 500 companies from their offices in forty countries. Along with Omnicom’s Fleishman and Hillard, Hill & Knowlton have been the key PRP firms working with Monsanto to protect its brand Roundup, which contains the herbicide glyphosate. Roundup is the most widely-used herbicide in the world, being sold in over 130 countries, but the World Health Organization recently declared glyphosate a human carcinogen [now California has added it to its list of carcinogens against massive industry opposition]. As countries begin to restrict its use, PRP firms gear up to protect Monsanto’s profits.

WPP’s Hill & Knowton is also well known for its early involvement with the Council for Tobacco Research (CTR), originally established in 1954 to counter the 1952 Reader’s Digest report linking cancer to tobacco smoking. In 1993, the Wall Street Journal described CTR as the “longest-running misinformation campaigns in U.S. business history” (A.M. Freedman and L.P. Cohen, “Smoke and Mirrors: How Cigarette Makers Keep Health Questions ‘Open’ Year after Year,” Wall Street Journal, February 11, 1993.)

Among some recent positive steps taken by activists to limit the power of PRP, Quebec has become one of the first regions to ban commercial advertising targeting children under the age of 13. For that matter, three generations of people in Cuba have grown up without product advertising in their lives. A group of graduate students from the Univeristy of Havana simply laughed when I asked them five years ago if they ever wanted a “Happy Meal.” It seemed absurd to them to even consider the idea. We too need to understand the absurdity of the PRP industry, and to move to eliminate its influence from our lives, our cultures, and our world.

For the entire article: http://projectcensored.org/propaganda-fake-news-media-lies/

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Research finds human sweat ducts are antennas for millimeter waves (5G), resulting in high levels of radiation absorption by sweat ducts; presented at NIH/NIEHS sponsored conference

Potential Risks to Human Health Originating from Future Sub-MM Communication Systems, Paul Ben Ishai and Yuri Feldman
presented at 
Expert Forum: Wireless Radiation and Human Health
Hebrew University Medical School, January 23-26 2017

Sponsored by The Israel Institute for Advanced Study and Environmental Health Trust
With Support from National Institutes of Health/ National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and Dr. Lucy Waletzky

Important video, partial transcript starting about 20:00

And what we see shows us that there’s a change here in this layer, this is true, but there’s something happening over here and over here, which is because of the sweat duct, where it is working truly like an antenna.

We showed this to industry, Professor Feldman showed this to industry in the 2014, was it? 2015 Bio-Wireless conference. And we cannot say they were happy; that would be an understatement. And I think it’s safe to say they’ll sweep this one under the carpet as far as they possibly can.

But, what does it all mean? Experimental confirmation. Have we measured anything similar? Yeah, we have.

We used time domain terra spectrometry[?] to do this, and this is from a real person who we sent out running. And you can see basically what happens. Here he is. So we’ve sent a guy out running Before then, we’ve measured him and we’re showing the reflection coefficient normalized to what we had before he went out running. And this is directly after he comes back, this red line. So right about where we saw an effect, we see a quite strong effect here. This is a differential sequence It looks big instead of looking smaller. And it goes down until we get to about half an hour after he’s come back, and it almost goes back to the straight line of a calm person. So there’s definitely an effect.

When we compare to the actual measurement, – this is the measurement, that’s the simulation – you can see they are pretty similar.

So, it’s not just a algorithmic trick. We measured it. There’s something there, something happening. And it seems to work the way we would expect it to work, if the mechanism for absorption is in the fact the sweat duct in that skin layer.

Now we’re using very low power levels here. So we’re basically just looking at what comes back. We’re probing. We’re not influencing or anything along those lines.

So, what can it tell us? Well, the next thing you have to do, once you look through all this and noted the differences between everything, is to ask yourself: what would it be in terms of SAR? Can you then take the db absorption, change that into a temperature result, and ask what can be done?

With our great luck, it wasn’t long ago that CST brought out a SAR module for the electromagnetic software so we could use that. And we do. So, this is the picture we get. And if we just strip away layers a little bit from this one, here we go, so now we’re trying to actually cut down through the layers and see where the absorption is. Wherever you see a little bit close to the red, that’s where the high absorption is in terms of. In the stratum corneum – that will be where the sweat ducts actually terminates on the skin’s surface — it’s not particularly great. As you go down one layer more, you can see actually the absorption is concentrated in the sweat duct itself, not in the dermal layer or the epidermal layer itself.

As you go down to four, this is the mixture layer before we get to the lower epidermis, you can even make out where the sweat duct is. There’s the twist of the sweat duct in terms of the SAR level, and that simply goes down even more so until eventually there’s a dispersion along the boundary between what we make[?] the dermis and the epidermis – basically the reflection pane itself.

So definitely, the sweat duct is where the absorption is happening. And this actually tallies quite nicely with what Guy Sheperstein[?] has found way back in 2011 as well. So it’s happening there. And this is ignored by industry where they’re making the 5G recommendations. Nobody’s looking at this. Nobody’s even really aware of this.

Okay, let me push a little further for you. If you slice through so you can see the sweat duct, planar now, you can see quite clearly where the absorption is happening.

So it’s concentrated there, it’s pretty clear.

So let’s have a little bit of look at this in terms of db. It’s still very much there, it’s still quite strong. But if we now actually look at the maximum level of absorption we’re got, and this is with no duct – that’s what we should have got — and that’s with a duct. So you can see there is a specific frequency here which actually tallies quite nicely with what would be the end fire mode of an axial antenna of the same dimensions. And it tallies rather too nicely in fact. And you can see the differences is actually quite significant.

[Slide: IEEE 802.15 WPAN Specifications, working group]

Well, that’s the panel that’s making specifications for 5G. What worries me is that is basically an industry panel and it is NOT independent. And as you can see, they are making quite good progress and within two years, you said guys? two years we should have this everywhere, all over us, and this has not been looked at. Nobody’s really considering what health effects could be because of that mechanism which would prove to exist at least there. Nobody’s really considering what it can be.
[Slide; These standards do not consider SkinRad effect when assessing possible health risk issues]

And with that rather frightening message, I will leave you.

During Q&A:

…I didn’t go into the depths of the research we did do. We’ve got about 8 papers published on this.

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NIH/NIEHS co-sponsors international wireless radiation expert forum; scientists question the safety of untested 5G technology

 

From Environmental Health Trust

Expert Forum: Wireless Radiation and Human Health
Hebrew University Medical School, January 23-26 2017

Sponsored by The Israel Institute for Advanced Study and Environmental Health Trust
With Support from National Institutes of Health/ National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences and Dr. Lucy Waletzky

Replicated research shows that Millimeter waves – used by the Department of Defense in crowd control weapons – interacts with human skin and eyes.

February 15, 2017

Israeli research studies presented at an international conference reveal that the same electromagnetic frequencies used for crowd control weapons form the foundation of the latest network – branded as 5G – that will tie together more than 50 billion devices as part of the Internet of Things. Current investigations of wireless frequencies in the millimeter and submillimeter range confirm that these waves interact directly with human skin, specifically the sweat glands. Dr. Ben-Ishai of the Department of Physics, Hebrew University, Israel recently detailed how human sweat ducts act like an array of helical antennas when exposed to these wavelengths. Scientists cautioned that before rolling out 5G technologies that use these frequencies, research on human health effects needed to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected.

“If you are one of the millions who seek faster downloads of movies, games and virtual pornography, a solution is at hand, that is, if you do not mind volunteering your living body in a giant uncontrolled experiment on the human population. At this moment, residents of the Washington, DC region – like those of 100 Chinese cities – are about to be living within a vast experimental Millimeter wave network to which they have not consented – all courtesy of American taxpayers,” stated Dr. Devra Davis, President of the Environmental Health Trust. Davis proposed that the Trump Administration could provide funds for research and training by implementing a 2 cents per month fee on all wireless devices, their manufacturers and network providers. “Training and research in bioelectromagnetics including the evaluation of new technologies is essential before universal deployment”.

“This work shows that the same parts of the human skin that allow us to sweat also respond to 5G radiation much like an antenna that can receive signals. We need the potential adverse health impacts of 5G to be seriously evaluated before we blanket our children, ourselves and the environment with this radiation.”

Research studies from the Dielectric Spectroscopy Laboratory of the Department of Applied Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, headed by Dr. Yuri Feldman, indicate that millimeter and submillimeter waves may lead to preferential layer absorption. The number of sweat ducts within human skin varies from two million to four million. The researchers pointed to replicated peer research of these biological effects in laboratory research conducted in other countries and considered this mechanism of action well proven.

Today’s cellular and Wi-Fi networks rely on microwaves – a type of electromagnetic radiation utilizing frequencies up to 6 gigahertz (GHz) in order to wirelessly transmit voice or data. However, 5 G applications will require unlocking of new spectrum bands in higher frequency ranges above 6 GHz to 100 GHz and beyond, utilizing submillimeter and millimeter waves – to allow ultra-high rates of data to be transmitted in the same amount of time as compared with previous deployments of microwave radiation.

“Most people are unaware that these waves are cycling several billion times per second. 75 GHz is in fact 75,000,000,000 cycles per second,“ stated Davis about these frequencies rapidly penetrating the skin.

For years, the U.S., Russian and Chinese defense agencies have been developing weapons that rely on the capability of this electromagnetic technology to induce unpleasant burning sensations on the skin as a form of crowd control. Millimeter waves are utilized by the U.S. Army in crowd dispersal guns called Active Denial Systems[1]. Dr. Paul Ben-Ishai pointed to research that was commissioned by the U.S. Army to find out why people ran away when the beam touched them. “If you are unlucky enough to be standing there when it hits you, you will feel like your body is on fire.” The U.S. Department of Defense explains how: “The sensation dissipates when the target moves out of the beam. The sensation is intense enough to cause a nearly instantaneous reflex action of the target to flee the beam.”

The conference at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies at Hebrew University (IIAS) was organized in cooperation with the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Environmental Health Trust (EHT).

Verizon just announced that 5G networks will be tested in 11 U.S. cities. 5G Networks will involve the deployment of millions of antennas nationwide, thousands in each city, because millimeter waves cannot easily travel through buildings or other obstacles. Proposed installations have lead to public outcry in residential areas where homeowners do not want antennas mounted at their yards or near schools.

Several researchers at the conference raised concerns that current regulations are not adequate to protect public health.

“There is an urgent need to evaluate 5G health effects now before millions are exposed…. We need to know if 5G increases the risk of skin diseases such as melanoma or other skin cancers,” stated Ron Melnick, the National Institutes of Health scientist, now retired, who led the design of the National Toxicology Program study on cell phone radiofrequency radiation.

Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, Chief Editor of Radiation and Health, stated that the international organization – called ICNIRP – developing recommendations for public exposure limits of these higher frequencies was planning to classify all the skin in the human body as belonging to the limbs rather than to the head or torso. Leszczynski cautioned that, “If you classify skin as limbs – no matter where the skin is – you are permitted to expose it more than otherwise.” 

“The use of sub-terahertz (Millimeter wave) communications technology (cell phones, Wi-Fi, network transmission antennas) could cause humans to feel physical pain via nociceptors,“ stated Dr. Yael Stein, MD, who wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission about 5G Spectrum Frontiers.

Medical experts worldwide are calling for action. Dr. Cindy Russell detailed the state of science in a recent Santa Clara Medical Association article and concluded, “Do not proceed to roll out 5G technologies pending pre-market studies on health effects. 2. Reevaluate safety standards based on long term as well as short term studies on biological effects”.

Videos of Lectures and Presentation Slides from the Conference

SCIENTIFIC REFERENCES

Human Skin as Arrays of Helical Antennas in the Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Range

The Helical Structure of Sweat Ducts: Their Influence on the Electromagnetic Reflection Spectrum of the Skin

Circular polarization induced by the three-dimensional chiral structure of human sweat ducts

Tissue Morphology and Bio-metamaterials as the Driving Mechanism of Human Electromagnetic Response in the sub-THz frequency Range

Research Study Summaries at Hebrew University Department of Applied Physics

PDF of Abstract for January 24, 2017 IIAS Presentation

Letter from Dr. Yael Stein to Federal Communications Commission on Spectrum Frontiers

Modelling millimetre wave propagation and absorption in a high resolution skin model: the effect of sweat glands.

Terahertz Channel Characterisation Inside the Human Skin for Nano-scale Body-Centric Networks

See also 5 G Wireless Future, by Dr. Cindy Russell: WILL IT GIVE US A SMART NATION OR CONTRIBUTE TO AN UNHEALTHY ONE? Page 20-21

REFERENCES

US Department of Defense Non-Lethal Weapons Program FAQS
[1] h ttp://jnlwp.defense.gov/About/Frequently-Asked-Questions/Active-Denial-System-FAQs/

A Narrative Summary and Independent Assessment of the Active Denial System The Human Effects Advisory Panel
h ttp://jnlwp.defense.gov/Portals/50/Documents/Future_Non-Lethal_Weapons/HEAP.pdf

Everything You Need to Know About 5G
[from spectrum.ieee.org]

Potential Risks to Human Health from Future Sub-MM Communication Systems: Paul Ben-Ishai, PhD Video Lecture Presentation

https://ehtrust.org/internet-things-poses-human-health-risks-scientists-question-safety-un tested-5g-technology-international-conference/

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Copper line vs. VoIP; Ohio Fioptics customers get surprise after storm

From WCPO Cincinnati, Ohio

By John Matarese
March 4, 2017

Thousands of Tri-Staters have made the switch to Cincinnati Bell Fioptics, as an alternative to cable TV.

It includes your internet, home phone (with the same number you always had) and TV channels, often at a lower price than Spectrum Cable offers.

But some of those customers got an unwelcome surprise during this past week’s big storms.

Landline was a lifeline

Since Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, a home phone was a lifeline during a crisis, with that copper line always on even when the electric was out.

Not anymore.

Sheryl Pockrose recently signed up for a Fioptics package, assuming her phone would remain the same — even though her internet service changed from Spectrum (formerly Time Warner) to Cincinnati Bell.

“To me, having a home phone is not a luxury. It’s a necessity during an emergency,” she said.

But the Covedale, Ohio woman claims only after she switched to Fioptics did she learn her phone would not work in a power outage. When her new fiber setup was installed, her old copper landline wire was disconnected.

But she claims no one told her at the time, until she received a letter a month later.

We all received a letter saying your telephone will not work if the power goes out. Even though it is still a landline connected to the wall,” she said.

Cheryl says several friends of hers lost power and phones in this past week’s storms and got a real surprise.

“They were using their devices and laptops to say, ‘Hey we’re OK, there’s trees down, but we just found out our phones don’t work.'”

All VOIP phones need electric power

In fairness, it is not just Cincinnati Bell. Time Warner Cable, now Spectrum, also has Voice over internet Protocol, or VoIP, telephones that require a modem and electric power to work.

Last year, Chantel Oliver of Fairfield, Ohio asked me why fiber phones are considered an advancement.

“I consider it a downgrade, because when the power goes out, you have no phone,” she said.

Cincinnati Bell tells us most customers now have a cell phone for backup, but if you are concerned, they can sell you a battery backup kit for $100 [which only gives a limited amount of calling time].

Pockrose thinks it should be standard.

“I think that upgrade should include a battery backup for all customers,” she said.

But at this point it’s not, so if your phone line is now Fioptics or cable phone, make sure you have a charged cell phone in a storm; that way, you stay connected and you don’t waste your money.

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“Don’t Waste Your Money” is a registered trademark of Scripps Media, Inc. (“Scripps”).

http://www.wcpo.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/some-fioptics-customers-get-surprise-after-storm

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Paris to adopt stricter EMF radiation standards; most protective European city

From Telecom Paper

Monday 6 March 2017 | 09:40 CET | News

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has reached an agreement with France’s four main mobile network operators aimed at introducing stricter network radiation norms. The EMF (electro-magnetic frequency) exposure limit is to be lowered to 5V/m from the current 7V/m for indoor spaces, representing a 30 percent reduction at the frequency reference of 900 MHz.

Announcing the news, Hidalgo said that Paris was to become the most protective across all the main European cities in terms of exposure from wireless network antennas, setting a lower limit than the one adopted in Brussels (6V/m). The new agreement, expected to be approved by the municipality of Paris at the end of March, also includes plans for a new monitoring service to help measure EMF levels within buildings.

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For comparison’s sake: 5 V/m is approximately a power density of 7.5 microWatts/cm2.

0.1 microWatts/cm2 is the recommendation of the European Council — European Council Resolution 1815 (2011).

600 to 1,000 microWatts/cm2 is the exposure standard in North America.

I measured 15 microWatts/cm2 next to a California schoolyard. That’s 2X higher than the Paris standard. I measured 150 microWatts/cm2 outside a training center for teenagers.

Exposure is to get worse with the 5G tech (already being tested in Canadian towns) and with driver-less cars, etc. – with transceivers every 30 metres or less.

Existing wireless tech power densities are still doubling every few months or so.  Health stats are indicating expected effects, especially in children..

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