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How to understand them.
"When I first started researching electromagnetic fields one of the biggest problems I had was getting my head around all the jargon; trying to understand what all the different measurement units that are used to quantify EMFs meant.
"Most people have vaguely heard of terms like Volts, Watts, Gauss and Hertz but then between having heard of a term and having even a vague understanding of its meaning, there is often a big gulf. Here I hope to answer at least some of your questions . . .
EMF Safety Zone Video
Published on Dec 6, 2012
This video provides a simple, yet profound lesson. The radio frequency radiation being transmitted from your wireless router or modem is extremely toxic and detrimental to your health. Notice how high the measurements are on the RF meter! Most of us are living and working in this type of RF radiation exposure every single day and night.
The fix, or remediation is simple. Plug your modem or router into your computer using an Ethernet connection (hardwire), and "disable" the wireless function on your modem or router. This is very important for the health and safety of all those in your home or office. If you need to use the wireless function, then turn it on for a short time, do your task or watch your movie, then disable it once again. Never leave your wireless internet on all night as it will cause sleep disturbances which lead to even worse health issues.
The fix is simple! Ethernet cord and disable the wireless function.
FHT/FFT Frequency and Cross Spectrum dB Power Levels of Broadband over Power Lines Emissions
"This document is intended as an addition and to complement an earlier document titled: Smart Grid:
An Explanation For The Layman or How Smart Grid Will Affect Your Life .
"It examines and attempts to explain the communications transfer methodology that is being utilized to achieve Broadband over Power Lines (BPL), the backbone communications structure enabling the implementation of Smart Grid.
"This communications structure is highly technically complex and complicated. As such only a very shallow "skim across the surface" explanation is given. There are very few references to the BPL communications methods, vendors have patented and made it proprietary information. However, wherever possible references are given to multiple sources for the purpose of confirmation and cross referencing . . .
"The final section is a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study showing that frequencies based on 11.719Hz affect the brain. The study is called Anger Style, Psychopathology, and Regional Brain Activity
"The included tables: FFT Frequency and Cross Spectrum dB Power Levels of Broadband over Power Lines Emissions show the frequencies of BPL emissions at 10 bits, 2048 pulse "dots". These are arranged into a signal using algorithms based on Fast Hartley Transform (a form of Fast Fourier Transforms) Large Size Constellation Matrix proprietary BPL vendor software. The values are listed as frequency against power line emission dB levels . . .
Katarina Gustavs / Rainbow Consulting
" . . . Below is my full-length response to a letter by Gary Murphy, B.C. Hydro Chief Project Officer of the Smart Meter Program, in the Sooke News Mirror."
"In reply to B.C. Hydro's reassuring statements from 19 September 2012, I would like to share some not so assuring observations from the field. As an EMF consultant, I take measurements of radio-frequency exposure levels in homes. If a wireless smart meter is attached to the exterior of a bedroom wall behind which someone tries to sleep, peak RF exposure levels across the bed may range anywhere from 0.01 to 0.15 uW/cm2. Yes, this peak level is even lower than the average level of 2 uW/cm2 given for a distance of 20 cm right in front of a smart meter.
"So what is the problem? At such close range to a wireless smart meter, all of a sudden, some people cannot sleep, some people develop constant headaches, and others feel dizzy. How can that be when the wireless smart meters comply with the threshold limit of 600 uW/cm2 outlined in Health Canada's Safety Code 6? They even comply with the Swiss threshold limit of 4.2 uW/cm2 issued for cell towers, though they are not the "strictest precautionary limits." To my knowledge, the strictest limits issued by a government agency are the Ukrainian guidelines with 2.4 uW/cm2. All of these official guidelines protect from acute effects such as shocks and burns, as well as elevated tissue temperatures. However, they do not protect from chronic effects of long-term low-level exposures . . .
Emission Levels of Itron OpenWay Smart Meter
Wireless Safety Summit Washington DC, Oct. 5, 2011
Sage Associates, Santa Barbara, California
"This Report is prepared in support of open discussion on radiofrequency microwave radiation levels (RF radiation levels) that are produced by wireless electric meters (i.e. smart meters) in California. There has been virtually no information made available to the public, nor to decision-makers, on RF radiation levels. Significant unanswered questions still exist about what levels of radiofrequency microwave radiation will be produced by these meters.
"This question has very important consequences for public health and welfare, because the public may be subjected to exposures at levels that either violate federal safety limits, or face chronic exposure levels that have already been associated with adverse health impacts, or both . . .
various countries and jurisdictions: Canada, Belgium, China, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Wallonia, Flanders, Saltzburg, Sweden, Germany
If not otherwise stated, limits apply to entire frequency range: ca. 600 to 3000 MHz.
300MHz-300GHz in uW/cm2 (microwatts/cm2) Comparisons and Links
300MHz-300GHz in uW/cm2 (microwatts/cm2)
Back in March 2011, in response to groups of individuals concerned about the negative effects of the upcoming Smart Meter Program, B.C. Hydro gave assurances that, once Hydro's plans were "finalized" they would be "helping people on a one-to-one basis."
People took Hydro at their word. Since March, a growing number of citizens have been writing letters and making phone calls, contacting B.C. Hydro, sharing their health issues, asking for answers and offering information with regards to the problematic effects of wireless metering technology. To this date, there has been precious little, if any, constructive feedback or support received from Hydro.
Back in March, Fiona Taylor, Hydro's acting manager of Smart Metering, and Dr. John Blatherwick, retired Chief Medical Health Officer for Vancouver, currently a consultant for B.C. Hydro, said that Hydro would be providing answers to people on a "case by case basis." Since then, Gary Murphy, Hydro's Chief Project Officer, stated, "We're not going to force meters down on people that have had these concerns. We'll put those folks onto the end of the program. We're looking at alternatives." Still, most recently, B.C. Hydro advisor Harper Hadden stated that "customers" could take it upon themselves to have the "Smart Meters" relocated, at their own expense.
This is a far cry from "helping people." This does not change the fact that, "on a one-to-one basis" a Hydro Smart Meter will still be transmitting on site, and that meter will still emit biologically harmful microwave radiation.
Safer, more practical, more ethical options need to be implemented.
There are areas in Ontario and the United States that are still using wired electric meters. In fact, today, homes in Ontario have meters collecting data and sending it via phone lines. This process makes sense. It uses a private line that is only used for this service and it is safe and secure. The filed patents for the Itron OpenWay meters actually state, as do many patents for other smart meter brands, that Itron OpenWay can use a telephone line for communications.
High Frequency and Low Frequency - Relay Antennas - Mobile Phones
dBm kV/m V/m mV/m W/m2 mW/m2 uW/m2 nW/m2 mW/cm2 uW/cm2 nW/cm2 pW/cm2 A/m mA/m uA/m mGauss uT nT
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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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