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MAILING ADDRESS for BC HYDRO SMART METER CLASS ACTION:
Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
PO Box 52061
Beacon Ave. RPO
Sidney, BC V8L 5V9

EMAIL address for letters to BCUC: commission.secretary@bcuc.com
EMAIL address for Greg Reimer, BC HYDRO:  greg.reimer@bchydro.com

Smart Meter Class Action postings, in chronological order, are HERE.
To streamline your search, anywhere on the website, for a specific topic, word or phrase, please use the white search bar located under the Action Kits below. 



Jun 11
2016

The effects of RF signals on medical implants

Gary Olhoeft, PhD, geophysicist and electrical engineer - excerpted from An Electronic Silent Spring

"I have Parkinson's Disease. In 2009, I had a Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) implanted in my brain. It completely replaces the pharmaceuticals I took for fifteen years, which caused increasingly unpleasant side effects. My Medtronics manual says that a cell phone must be at least 20 inches away from me with a SAR of no more than 1.8. Held near my head, the phone's SAR can't be more than 0.25 for 15 minutes. Otherwise, according to Medtronics, it will cause dangerous heating of my implant. If the implant gets too hot, it will malfunction, my brain could be injured, or I could die."

"The Medtronic manual for my deep brain stimulator (implanted to ease effects of Parkinson's) lists more than sixteen pages of potential electro-magnetic interferences. . . .

 "Wireless radiation causes health problems in many ways. One that few people know about is interference with medical devices. Imagine someone with a deep brain implant or an insulin pump having to live in a home with a $$smeter. They could suffer seriously.

 "The National Institute of Health estimates that twenty-five million Americans now have implanted medical devices. Besides brain stimulators, the functioning of cardiac pacemakers, insulin pumps, cochlear implants and bone stimulators can also be disturbed by RF signals." . . .




Jun 10
2016

Smart Meter with Radio-Off! Why's it still broadcasting BC Hydro?

BC Hydro is misleading customers again . . .

Is your choice of a BC Hydro Smart Meter with microwave transmitter radio-off, that you are paying extra for each and every month, sneakily broadcasting and actually still on, without them telling you?  My neighbours just got theirs after being told they had to surrender their analogue meter and guess what, the SmartMeter-Off, is actually broadcasting around the clock - perhaps not as frequently as the regular smart meter, but this one is definitively ON, not off! 



The BCUC needs to hear from you if you have this kind of meter.

Patrick Wruck

Customer Relations Analyst

British Columbia Utilities Commission

6th Floor, 900 Howe Street

Vancouver, B.C.  V6Z 2N3

Website: www.bcuc.com Email: complaints@bcuc.com

Phone: 604.660.4700 | Fax: 604.660.1102 | Toll Free: 1.800.663.1385

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Jun 1
2016

CLASS ACTION (Lawsuit) PACKAGE

(updated May, 2016) Links to Participation Forms, Q and A and other information for anyone opposed to BC Hydro's Smart Meter Program

BC HYDRO

**After the Class Action Hearings in December 2015, 
Madame Justice Elaine Adair, the Provincial Supreme Court Judge assigned to the Lawsuit against B.C. Hydro, is still considering her decision.  When it is available, we will post it here.


SUMMARY of Class Action Hearings to date in the
Lawsuit Against BC Hydro December 7 to 11, 2015  



Application for Certification from Class Action Plaintiffs - October 1, 2015

FortisBC 




May 28
2016

Cellphone Radiation Causes Cancer in Rats--25 million dollar U.S. Study

O'Dwyer's - Inside News of Public Relations and Marketing Communications (New York)

"A $25 million National Toxicology Program study has found that exposure to cellphone radiation caused cancer in rats.

"Radiation health advocates, citing the story yesterday in microwavenews.com, said the study is sufficient evidence to raise the classification of radio-frequency radiation from "possible carcinogenic" (Group 2B) to "carcinogenic (Group1). . .




May 28
2016

Wall St. Journal on Cellphones Scratches Surface of EMR Threat

O'Dwyer's - Inside News of Public Relations and Marketing Communications (New York)

"The Wall Street Journal May 23 spent 3,500+ words arguing whether cellphones should have warning labels--of course they should. Missed was the galaxy of pulsed radiation threats to all and especially children.

"WSJ has thrown a bone to the electro-magnetic field (EMF) threat. But a much better use of the space would have been covering the four hours of detailed, scientific-based research on radiation presented May 22 at the Left Forum in New York. . . .




May 28
2016

Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals

$25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors - MICROWAVE NEWS - U.S. Government Expected To Advise Public of Health Risk

"The cell phone cancer controversy will never be the same again.

"The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is expected to issue a public announcement that cell phone radiation presents a cancer risk for humans. The move comes soon after its recently completed study showed statistically significant increases in cancer among rats that had been exposed to GSM or CDMA signals for two-years.

"Discussions are currently underway among federal agencies on how to inform the public about the new findings. NTP senior managers believe that these results should be released as soon as possible because just about everyone is exposed to wireless radiation all the time and therefore everyone is potentially at risk.

"The new results contradict the conventional wisdom, advanced by doctors, biologists, physicists, epidemiologists, engineers, journalists and government officials, among other pundits, that such effects are impossible . . .




May 13
2016

Published on 31 Jan 2016

"Cell Phone radiation damages the reproductive organs as detailed by Dr. Devra Davis. More than one hundred physicians, scientists and public health professionals from around the world have joined together to express their concern about the risk that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy and to urge pregnant women to limit their exposures. http://www.babysafeproject.org/



UK experts say we can expect this next generation of youngsters exposed to iPads, cordless phones w base stations, baby monitors, Wi-Fi and wireless games to have damaged reproductive organs and show signs of early-onset ALZHEIMERS by their 30's and 40's. THIS MEANS DOUBLE-CARE, as we look forward to retirement, caring for AGING PARENTS AND AGING CHILDREN. What a price to pay, for a little convenience!




May 6
2016

Electromagnetic Spectrum Chart

ionizing and non-ionizing

This chart illustrates the frequencies that exist in the electromagnetic spectrum and where common EMF sources are located within the ionizing and non-ionizing range.




May 5
2016

Baby Safe Project Booklet

What You Need to Know About Wireless Radiation and Your Baby

For more information about pregnancy and wireless radiation and to obtain additional copies of this brochure please visit BabySafeProject.org




Apr 26
2016

C4ST Response to Health Canada's Safety Code 6 Myth Buster

Canadians for Safe Technology - "Health Canada's 'myth buster' vs the Truth

"On Feb 20th, 2014 Health Canada quietly released a document entitled "Busting Myths on Safety Code 6". This attempt to instill public confidence in safety exposure levels to wireless radiation is using false and unsubstantiated claims. This was again repeated on the newly released 60 day public consultation web page posted May 16th, 2014.

"Gone are the days where the public will accept you are safe just because Health Canada says you are....Canadians and scientists want and deserve proof with an open and transparent review inclusive of the current evidence showing biological harm from wireless radiation.

"C4ST and experts from around the world have come together to provide the real facts around the specific points Health Canada addresses in their Myth Buster document. Here it is . . .




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