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California: The Utility Reform Network (TURN) honors cell tower promoter Sen. Ben Hueso as “Public Health Champion”

From TURN, Winter 2019 Though TURN was n early champion of communities in fighting  Smart Meters, that support disappeared after TURN’s Michel Florio was appointed to the CPUC. CPUC-PG&E emails released after several lawsuits showed that Florio helped judge shop … Continue reading

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New report: Fire and electrical hazards of Smart Meters and digital utility meters

Smart Meters and other digital utility meters are electronic devices which vary considerably from traditional analog electromechanical meters. Differences in design and function, including basic design flaws ignoring National Electrical Code rules, create an enormous fire and electrical hazard in … Continue reading

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France: New ANSES report on low-frequency EMF (ELF); possible association with childhood leukemia; avoid 2-4 milligauss exposures, extend federal limits to all ELF exposures, limit fetal exposure

ANSES French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety: Health effects associated with exposure to low-frequency electromagnetic fields News of 21/06/2019 Today, ANSES is publishing a new expert appraisal on the health effects associated with exposure to low-frequency … Continue reading

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Video: FCC and the OTARD rule – eliminating state and local regulatory authority in order to deploy 4G and 5G

The FCC plans to revise and expand its Over-The-Air Reception Device  (OTARD) rule to allow 4G and 5G antennas/small cells on private property and eliminate state and local control over them. https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-proposes-modernize-rule-over-air-reception-devices-0 If adopted, antennas of a certain size could … Continue reading

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New York: State-funded workbook on EMF health risks published in 1990

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) : A Training Workbook for Working People Produced by The Labor Institute, NYC October 1990 Funded by a grant from the New York State Department of Labor, Occupational safety and Health Training and Education Program, Contract Number … Continue reading

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Independence, Missouri cancels AMI contracts, prohibits Smart Meter installations

On June 3, the City Council of Independence, Missouri passed an ordinance prohibiting the installation of AMI/Smart Meters anywhere in the city and voiding all city AMI contracts. “The City of Independence including the Mayor, City Council, City Manager, City … Continue reading

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Electrical engineer: The meter itself is the “hazardous” condition

From Michigan Stop Smart Meters By William Bathgate, Electrical Engineer October 12th, 2016 Revised October 13th, 2016 Editor’s Note: In the following article, originally written as a public comment to the Michigan Public Service Commission, Mr. Bathgate considers safety issues … Continue reading

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