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Another page until we can go public with new properly formatted website! Keep sharing truth with others! Tami posted Nov 18/17

Barrie Trower microwave specialist warning of WIFI dangers! posted Dec 16/17 This is deliberate genocide of all ages Tami

 BCUC has not refuted one charge I made about smart meters posted Feb 15/18

Written and shared by Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters www.stopsmartmetersbc.com

Finally after 6 months of having “the staff review the information”, I received a response to my fire report in which I provided evidence that the smeters had caused fires, that BC Hydro had broken regulations, that the smeters had not passed certification that included all of the major components, that Len Gari’s paid for report was inaccurate, incomplete and use of it indicated a failure by BCUC to do its job.  The response at the first link and is amazing – BCUC has not refuted one charge I made. From this I can only conclude it is saying that my evidence is correct and that:

          1)    No agency is tracking fires;

2)    Regulations and laws are being broken with impunity, e.g. meters are being removed from the fire scene, electrical inspections are not being done;

3)    Reporting is haphazard at best;

4)    The meter is combustible, poorly designed, with critical components uncertified by any agency to be safe;

5)    BC Hydro did not perform its due diligence by having an independent electrical engineer inspect the meter for safety prior to signing the contract. Rather it accepted ITRON’s assurances;

6)    Smart meters have burned, melted and caused homes to burn. BC Hydro and BCUC both deny this is happening.

Their response indicates that they are willing to turn a blind eye and continue to stone-wall us even though lives and property are being put at risk.  My read of the response is that no one at BCUC even read the report or certainly they would have at least attempted to respond in a meaningful way.

They do manage to say a few things that are not true. For example BC Hydro and Fortis did not provide responses of a technical nature. http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bc-hydro-response-to-bcuc-request-for-comment-on-ms-nobles-correspondence-re-smart-meter-fires-report-october-20-2017/

BC Hydro Response to BCUC Request for Comment on Ms. Noble’s Correspondence re Smart Meter Fires Report – October 20, 2017

 

BC Hydro does remove smeters from the scene of fires before the fire inspection is done, and often before the fire inspector or BC Safety Authority has arrived. Interesting how they continue to say this when I have provided reports from fire inspectors, BC Safety Authority and even firemen saying that BC Hydro routinely removes the smeter without obtaining the clearance required by law. 

BC Hydro told me that they do not inspect any failed meter, rather it is sent back to ITRON immediately for replacement.

They emphasize that the meters are compliant with Measurement Canada requirements – which pertain to accuracy only. Safety is not any component of MC’s testing.

ANSI 12’s and UL 2735’ s inadequacy are ignored. All smeters meet these weak standards – all of the smeters that have been involved in fires meet these standards.

UL’s protocol 2735 for certification DOES NOT include the remote disconnect switch. And I have asked several times for the results of the tests done by the NEETRAC and BC Hydro has refused to provide. How do we know that the testing was successful? Why won’t they share the results of the tests for the component that has been involved/caused so many fires?

All of these statements by BCUC are contrary to the evidence that I provided in my report. They didn’t care enough to look beyond what Hydro has told them.

Obviously I could go on and on. The response is filled with junk, but basically it does not refute a thing I’ve said. These meters have caused fires and will continue to cause fires. They should be recalled from our homes and it will be only through our loud and continued demand that these be removed, that the Clean Energy Act be changed, that changes will be made.

No one is looking out for our safety, that is clear. Shameful.

BCUC 51374 – BCUC Response Letter L-3-18 – February 14, 2018:

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/BCUC-51374-BCUC-Response-Letter-L-3-18-February-14-2018.pdf

 

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/   The Fire Report.

(a) determine what is reasonable, safe, adequate and fair service, and (b) order the utility to provide it. In July 2015 I lodged an official complaint with BCUC …

 

I hope you will read all of this, and help to spread the word. We need to think beyond writing letters and emails that will be ignored. Our politicians have shown they are interested in us only when they want our money or our vote. We need to be prepared to protest with sit-ins, picketing, rallies outside offices of the premier and MLAs.  Even 15-20 people willing to spend a few hours with signs, walking along the sidewalk outside the offices, letting local media know (have someone call anonymously and just ask if the newspaper knows what is going on – a large crowd outside Horgan’s constituency office, for example.)  If we could get people willing to devote a few hours we could do this.   

Sharon

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”    Winston Churchill

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5G and IoT: a Trojan horse posted Feb 14/18

1)    Dr. Paul Héroux, Ph.D., Professor of Electromagnetic Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University warns about the dangers of 5G and reasons for the push.  There are no good reasons for this, and there are options that are so much better in every way.

5G and IoT: a Trojan horse

«The wireless industry dreams of deploying its new 5G (fifth generation) infrastructure in your neighbourhood soon, as it has begun doing in California. Boxes the size of a PC could be placed every 150 meters or so on utility poles, sometimes with small-refrigerator-sized boxes on the ground. 5G technology uses pulsed, millimeter-sized microwaves that are easily blocked by obstacles such as leaves, hence the need to install millions of cell signal boosters near homes.

The telecoms say this is the most efficient way to ease the digital congestion caused by audio-video streaming, whose global traffic, according to American giant Cisco, will be eleven times higher in 2018 than in 2014. Data would move through fibre optic cables, but rather than bringing these cables to your home, the last leg of the data’s journey would generally be wireless… As markets work, personal mobile phone subscriptions are more profitable than the higher speed fibre optic connections linked to desktops through your own router. »

https://maisonsaine.ca/english/5g-and-iot-a-trojan-horse.html

2)    One last article about the huge increases in bills in Michigan since the introduction of ITRON smeters. Lawmakers are being flooded by complaints of bills doubling and more, with no explanation, often even after major changes were made to reduce usage. Just as Hydro told people, “it’s colder than last year”.

High energy bills frustrate public, lawmakers

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/high_energy_bills_frustrate_pu_1.html

3)    Tucker Carlson, surprisingly, is going after social media and high tech companies, equating their products with tobacco. Some founders admit they knew product was likely harmful, like an addictive drug.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXCU5A2FAHg

Google is gathering info constantly on cell phone users even when the phone is in airplane mode. Just one example of the telecom/industry interest in using wireless devices in ways beyond the prime intention.  (Trojan horse, as per Dr. Heroux?)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s8ZG6HuLrU

Another youtube re. Google patents for spying and  how tech companies are deliberately addicting children to wireless devices—“hijacking brains”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfN3xmJiDEc

Letters:

A batch email I rec’d today re. Site C from the Sierra Club:

Dear Sharon,

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Peace River Valley. For some of you, this will be your first message directly from me and the Sierra Club BC team and I’d like to officially say, “Welcome to the Club!”

We are the oldest environmental organization in BC, and we’ve been part of every major conservation victory since 1969 including Clayoquot Sound, Carmanah Walbran, the Great Bear Rainforest and stopping the Enbridge pipeline.

You helped us lead the charge against Site C, despite the odds we faced. We didn’t do it because it was profitable or convenient, but because it was the right thing to do.  And together, we achieved many important campaign goals:

  • You drew UNESCO’s attention and created international pressure to stop Site C.
  • You made Site C an election issue – our video about how you’d be subsidizing the fracking industry with your hydro bills was viewed over 115,000 times!
  • You ensured Site C was reviewed by the BC Utilities Commission.

If you are like me, you found John Horgan’s announcement to continue construction of Site C heartbreaking. But the story didn’t end there.

Let me tell you about what’s happened since, and what’s happening now:

  • Over 400 of you attended or streamed the Site C Summit in Victoria in January. If you missed it, you can watch many of the recorded talks on YouTube. It was an incredibly inspiring gathering of minds, and it strongly reinforced what we know to be true: our provincial government absolutely made the wrong decision on Site C.
  • West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations are seeking an injunction to stop construction at the dam site based on Treaty Infringement.
  • Our federal government is facing an end of February deadline imposed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee to announce an action plan with an assessment of Site C’s impacts on Wood Buffalo National Park.
  • Geotechnical issues such as stabilizing the north bank of the river remain a serious threat to the cost and feasibility of completing the dam.

The strongest message we’ve heard since Horgan’s decision is that we must continue to show up for the people who are facing injustice. As you know, Site C is a glaring violation of Indigenous rights.

Sierra Club BC and I will continue to help raise the profile of court cases regarding Site C from Treaty 8 Nations in the Peace River Valley and downstream in the Peace-Athabasca Delta. I hope you will join us.

We look forward to getting to know you, and I invite you to get to know us better.

In the coming weeks, we’ll keep you updated on what you can do to hold our governments accountable on a terrible Site C decision and what else we’re doing to defend BC’s spectacular natural environment.

Thank you.

Galen Armstrong
Peace Valley Campaigner
Sierra Club BC

Sharon

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse”   Edmund Burke

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Microwave radiation should be classified as a carcinogen posted Feb 8/18

Written and shared by Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters www.stopsmartmetersbc.com

I realize this is an unusual update, but there is so much in and about this report that I couldn’t figure out how else to present it.

While I was gone, the draft of second portion of the largest cell phone radiation study ever done was released. This 10 year, $25 million study was done by the National Toxicology Program in the US.  The first section was released long before the rest was written because the researchers felt the results were significant enough to warrant immediate action to protect the public. This study is considered to be one of the most significant ever done, providing clear evidence that microwave radiation should be classified as a carcinogen.

Here is a discussion with one of the lead scientists of the study, from Dec. 2016.  At min. 41 Dr. Melnick states that the evidence exists in this study to justify a reclassification of microwave radiation to “probable carcinogen”, up from the current “possible”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46TbbcpVfjA

The industry and its bent scientists hit back, attempting to discredit it, as usual.

Dec 1, 2017

Microwave News
reported today that the vice-chair of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Maria Feychting, has been trying to convince the scientific community to dismiss the $25 million cell phone cancer study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP).

According to Microwave News, Feychting claimed at scientific meetings held in Germany and Sweden last month that the pathology analyses in the NTP study were not properly blinded. This issue was originally raised by an official reviewer of the study and was laid to rest in the NTP interim report [https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/06/23/055699] released in May, 2016.

Several researchers in the U.S. and Europe expressed their concerns to Microwave News about Feychting’s misguided efforts to undermine the credibility of the NTP cell phone study.

The Microwave News article reports that Feychting’s declaration of personal interests filed with ICNIRP is incomplete as she has not fully disclosed potential conflicts of interest due to her role in the Swedish COSMOS study which has industry funding.

For more information see Microwave News.

http://microwavenews.com/news-center/anatomy-rumor

 

Dr. Melnick responded to Dr. Perry Kendall’s criticism of the NTP report, which was based primarily on industry’s misleading statements.

https://ehtrust.org/ronald-melnick-phd-responds-british-columbias-provincial-health-officer-review-national-toxicology-programs-partial-findings-cell-phones-cancer/

The second portion was expected to be equally significant, and would confirm serious DNA damage due to exposure to microwave radiation. Here is the conclusion as written in the draft report.

 

Conclusion

“Under the conditions of this 2-year whole-body exposure study, there was some evidence of carcinogenic activity of GSM-modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in male Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats based on the incidences of malignant schwannoma in the heart. The incidences of adenoma or carcinoma (combined) in the prostate gland, malignant glioma and benign or malignant granular cell tumors in the brain, adenoma of the pars distalis in the pituitary gland, pheochromocytoma (benign, malignant, or complex combined) in the adrenal medulla, and pancreatic islet cell adenoma or carcinoma (combined) may have been related to cell phone RFR exposure. There was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of GSM-modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in female Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats administered 1.5, 3, or 6 W/kg. There was some evidence of carcinogenic activity of CDMA- modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in male Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats based on the incidences of malignant schwannoma in the heart.

The incidences of malignant glioma in the brain, adenoma of the pars distalis in the pituitary gland, and adenoma or carcinoma (combined) of the liver may have been related to cell phone RFR exposure. There was equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity of CDMA-modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in female Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats based on the incidences of malignant glioma in the brain and pheochromocytoma (benign, malignant, or complex combined) in the adrenal medulla.

Increases in nonneoplastic lesions in the heart, brain, and prostate gland of male rats, and of the heart, thyroid gland, and adrenal gland in female rats occurred with exposures to GSM cell phone RFR at 900 MHz. Increases in nonneoplastic lesions of the heart, brain, and prostate gland occurred in males, and of the brain in females exposed to CDMA cell phone RFR at 900 MHz.”

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/trpanel/2018/march/tr595peerdraft.pdf

 

Because the first portion was released in May 2016 so dramatically,  showing evidence of increases in brain cancers and schwannomas of the heart,  many are questioning the wording of the current press release. Dr. Louis Slesin offers some possible reasons –

 

What Changed at NTP?

Same RF Cancer Data, Different Outlook

February 7, 2018

Why was the NTP so ambivalent about its cell phone cancer findings at the press conference last Friday when two years ago the same scientific evidence prompted a public health warning?

https://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsroom/releases/2018/february2/index.cfm

 

Some of the pathology numbers got tweaked since they were first released in 2016, but the changes were minor. It’s the same data set —but with a very different interpretation. The NTP mindset somehow shifted from we need to release this important new health data now to this is “not a high-risk situation.”

Who or what moved the NTP managers to change their outlook? There’s no shortage of suspects and suspicions”

 

http://microwavenews.com/news-center/what-changed

And here are comments gathered by Kate Kheel:

 

  1. Link to Dr. Devra Davis on NTP Draft Results:
    Statement On National Toxicology Program Cell Phone Cancer Study By Devra Davis PhD, MPH
    https://ehtrust.org/statement-national-toxicology-program-…/
  2. Link to Dr. Anthony Miller on NTP Draft Results:
    Cancer Researcher States That $25 Million NIH Study Confirms That Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Cancer
    https://ehtrust.org/cancer-researcher-states-25-nih-study-…/
  3. Link to transcript and recording of the 2018 NTP Telephone Press Conference:
    https://www.niehs.nih.gov/…/releas…/2018/february2/index.cfm

and link to 2016 press conference by way of comparison:
https://www.niehs.nih.gov/…/re…/2016/may27/cellphone_508.pdf

 

  1. A bit disturbing but elucidating nonetheless:

 

John Bucher, Ph.D. who was the Associate Director of the NTP since 2007, was replaced in January, 2018 (merely a few weeks before the NTP Draft Results were released) by Dr. Brian Berridge. No reason was given.

Could this have something to do with why some of the conclusions seemed to have been diluted in this latest Draft Report?

Statement by John Bucher in 2016 when reporting on the Partial Findings of the NTP Study:

“Overall we feel that the tumors are, in fact, likely to be related to the [RFR] exposures.”

National Toxicology Program has new associate director

Sharon

“When there is a doubt, when it comes to our children, there is no doubt.”     Haifa’s mayor, Yona Yahav

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Federal Research Raises Flags about Cancer Risks from Cellphone Radiation posted Feb 6/18

Data from the largest-ever animal study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the federal National Toxicology Program, confirms earlier evidence from human studies that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer.

https://www.ewg.org/release/federal-research-raises-flags-about-cancer-risks-from-cellphone-radiation#.WnS5QIJG3OQ

 

Ronald Melnick PhD Full Interview – The NIEHS/NTP Cell Phone Radiation Study:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46TbbcpVfjA

 

Conclusion

 

Under the conditions of this 2-year whole-body exposure study, there was some evidence of carcinogenic activity of GSM-modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in male Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats based on the incidences of malignant schwannoma in the heart. The incidences of adenoma or carcinoma (combined) in the prostate gland, malignant glioma and benign or malignant granular cell tumors in the brain, adenoma of the pars distalis in the pituitary gland, pheochromocytoma (benign, malignant, or complex combined) in the adrenal medulla, and pancreatic islet cell adenoma or carcinoma (combined) may have been related to cell phone RFR exposure. There was no evidence of carcinogenic activity of GSM-modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in female Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats administered 1.5, 3, or 6 W/kg. There was some evidence of carcinogenic activity of CDMA- modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in male Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats based on the incidences of malignant schwannoma in the heart.

The incidences of malignant glioma in the brain, adenoma of the pars distalis in the pituitary gland, and adenoma or carcinoma (combined) of the liver may have been related to cell phone RFR exposure. There was equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity of CDMA-modulated cell phone RFR at 900 MHz in female Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats based on the incidences of malignant glioma in the brain and pheochromocytoma (benign, malignant, or complex combined) in the adrenal medulla.

Increases in nonneoplastic lesions in the heart, brain, and prostate gland of male rats, and of the heart, thyroid gland, and adrenal gland in female rats occurred with exposures to GSM cell phone RFR at 900 MHz. Increases in nonneoplastic lesions of the heart, brain, and prostate gland occurred in males, and of the brain in females exposed to CDMA cell phone RFR at 900 MHz.

 

https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/ntp/about_ntp/trpanel/2018/march/tr595peerdraft.pdf

 

Dec 1, 2017

Microwave News
reported today that the vice-chair of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), Maria Feychting, has been trying to convince the scientific community to dismiss the $25 million cell phone cancer study conducted by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP).

According to Microwave News, Feychting claimed at scientific meetings held in Germany and Sweden last month that the pathology analyses in the NTP study were not properly blinded. This issue was originally raised by an official reviewer of the study and was laid to rest in the NTP interim report released in May, 2016.

Several researchers in the U.S. and Europe expressed their concerns to Microwave News about Feychting’s misguided efforts to undermine the credibility of the NTP cell phone study.

The Microwave News article reports that Feychting’s declaration of personal interests filed with ICNIRP is incomplete as she has not fully disclosed potential conflicts of interest due to her role in the Swedish COSMOS study which has industry funding.

For more information see Microwave News.

http://microwavenews.com/news-center/anatomy-rumor

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