Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Communities and Governments / Cell Towers / Cell Phones / Meters and more.
Information and strategies exist to deal with communication technologies and infrastructure at societal levels, and facilitate awareness and proactive solutions. Hiding behind outdated Federal regulations (in Canada, Safety Code 6) does not remove the elected official's obligation to act in the best interests of the public.
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THE WORLD'S FIRST FREE ONLINE EMF EVENT
Enter your e-mail to get your free ticket to the EMF Summit. Starts September 2, 2014.
There will be an interview a week that you can listen to for 48 hours.
Thank you for joining us in the EMF Summit.
For those not registered yet here's what to expect.
We're thrilled to gather a stellar lineup of world class experts to give you a complete picture of electromagnetic fields. bbbbLearn how they affect our health, our children and our environment.
Initially we'd planned to kick off with our first video interview today and have one available interview every day of the week for 24 hours.
After reflecting on the enormous amount of information available for you to absorb we've changed our plans.
Also many of the viewers are electromagnetically sensitive and couldn't tolerate that many hours online per week.
The launch will take place on Tuesday Sept 2.
Watch the video for 48 hours, as many times as you want free of charge.
We'll keep you informed.
" . . . According to the NTSA, installing V2V transmitted in automobiles could cost only $350 by 2020, and the system could save thousands of lives by alerting drivers of up-to-the-second actions of other people on the road, like those who may be running red lights or driving at dangerous speeds.
"That type of data collection wouldn't be anything new for some cars, however, with RT having reported previously that 96 percent of the cars mass-produced during the last year were manufactured with small "black box" surveillance devices that log immense details every time an engine is turned on.
"There's not so much privacy concerns as actual threats to privacy," Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center told CBS News last year. "These machines collect lots of data, and right now there are no federal laws that safeguard this information. And so what happens is there is an increasing market for this information. Law enforcement wants to see this information. Insurance companies, as well as private citizens involved in litigation."
"Even auto execs have acknowledged as much, with one Ford senior executive having to apologize earlier this year after boasting at an industry trade show: "We have GPS in your car, so we know what you're doing." . . .
First posted January, 2012: Links to reports and videos that implicate Smart Meters in causing house fires and explosions (updated August, 2012)
Links to articles and videos that report links of Smart Meters to house fires:
Langford - Fire on Sooke Lake Road August 27, 2014
South Vancouver - Two Smart Meter Fires, Appliances all blown August 21, 2012
Fire guts Mission Home (includes links to other fires in BC)
Nanaimo Fire December 2, 2011 "Meter started smoking, leaves family in the dark."
Electrical explosion at Naples Bay Resort December 19, 2011 "A Vanguard Utility Services electrician was reportedly installing a new FPL Smart Meter . . . when an electrical fault and arc occurred, creating a fireball."
MFB probes smart-meter fire risk / Metropolitan Fire Brigade / Power November 7, 2011 ". . . public alert about smart meters because it was "too early" to draw any link. . ."
Pickering smart meter explodes / Toronto and GTA / News / Toronto SunOctober 4, 2011 Video Couple may have to pay for replacement . . .
Fire investigators probe link between smart meters and house fires / Herald Sun The Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board has launched an investigation into a possible link between smart meters and house fires.
Local 2 Investigates Smart Meter FiresNovember 14, 2011 It's a danger homeowners called about when they were stuck with no electricity and major damage to their homes.
Fires Spark During Smart Meter InstallationsAugust 19, 2010 Arlington Local News
Improper Smart Meter Installation Causes FiresSmart Meters installed with power on - Fire results
Arcing Meter Hazards / Smart Meter Fire in DiamondHeadNovember 12, 2011 PGE cutting costs at expense of safety
Man says Smart Meter caught fire and shut down his businessNovember 25, 2011 Under investigation . . .
Smart Meter Fires and Explosions EMF Safety Network documentation
Fire at 160 Santa Rosa, San Francisco Smart Meter "incompatible with house wiring?"
"Meters that endanger: shocking details from a whistleblower."
Opinion piece: A rebuttal to BC Hydro's press release of August 25, 2014
In response to the recent Fire Report sent to media outlets in BC, Hydro released a press release in an attempt to refute it, without directly addressing it, saying that the smart meters are improving the safety of the $$mart grid.
Please note that Hydro does not deny that fires have occurred:
Attached is a rebuttal that Sharon Noble, Director of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC, has sent out to every media outlet and newspaper.
Please circulate it to your newspapers, and your contacts, too. Thank you!
Press Release from the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, August 24, 2014
Sent all media outlets and newspapers in the province of British Columbia. Please direct queries to Sharon Noble, Director of Coalition to Stop Smart Meters in BC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 250-478-7892. Please let Sharon know if you know of any newspapers that have published it.
Court Rules in Favor of Public Hearings - Telecom tower industry newsletter article
Vancouver Sun report (with links to other incidents in BC and beyond) First posted August, 2012
Published on Aug 21, 2012
They replaced the old meter with a smart meter, had a fire. Then, they replaced the smart meter with new analog. Then, without permission they removed the new analog and replaced it with a smart meter. Then ANOTHER fire started in the kitchen. Many appliances were damaged.
Executive Summary (ES) for distribution - Click link to view the FULL REPORT
"It is vital that all of you help to get this smart metering program stopped NOW, not next year, NOW. Here is proof that smart meters are fire hazards. We must demand that they be removed from all homes. Even if you don't have one on your home, in all likelihood there is one near you. Fires spread.
"Why has there been denial that this risk exists? Profit, greed, corporate pressure, incompetence?
"Once we give this evidence to our MLAs, they cannot say they didn't know. They have a duty to do all they can to get these things off homes immediately, or else they become as guilty as Bill Bennett and Hydro.
B.C. Energy Minister Bill Bennett and BC Hydro state that there have been no fires or dangerous incidents involving smart meters. Are they deceitful or just incompetent?
DARIUSZ LESZCZYNSKI, PHD
" . . . Any person, scientist or non-scientist, before claiming that there is no risk from cell phone radiation
and dismissing the science as bogus, should remember that it is necessary to study all possible
options of effects before making such statements - option of co-effects of cell phone radiation and
chemicals was not studied yet.
"In conclusion, I consider that currently the scientific evidence is sufficient to classify cell phone radiation as a probable human carcinogen - 2A category in IARC scale. Time will show whether 'the probable' will change into' the certain'. However, it will take tens of years before issue is really resolved. In the mean time we should implement the Precautionary Principle. There is a serious reason for doing so."
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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