Letter from Eloise Kailin, a retired physician in Port Angeles

The organization in Port Angeles attempting to stop smart meter rollout is Hard Wired For Safety.  Excellent letter to PA city council on this serious issue.
Eloise Kailin, a retired physician, speaks at Port Angeles City Council meeting  5-20-2014
May 22nd, 2014
To P.A.City Council
I am Eloise Kailin, a retired physician. I  address you as Secretary Treasurer of a brand new Non Profit Corporation: ”Hard Wired for Safety”.I also address you as an experienced clinician, Board Certified in my specialty of Allergy and Immunology, I have over 30 years service  as writer and editor of medical abstracts for the Journal of Allergy, ran allergy clinics and a private practice, became a professor at Howard University School of Medicine,  chaired the Technical Committee on Air Pollution for Washington DC’s Metropolitan Council of Governments for about 3 years,  was qualified as Expert Witness for Air Pollution in the first Clean Air Act case  in the state of Maryland.  I have published  over 20  research articles in peer reviewed journals; two were double blind studies. Two featured electromyography. My research received financial support from National Institutes of Health, but no  pharmaceutical or other corporate  entities.It is important that you  consult with an expert in electromagnetic radiation poisoning who is not affiliated with the electric and smart meter industry. Dr. Henry Lai analyzed  326  research publications issued between 1990 and 2006 reporting on whether various effects on cells, tissues or functions were influenced by use of cell phones. Only 30% of studies funded by the cell phone industry reported effects, compared to 70% of those funded independently.You have been told: No double blind studies for electromagnetic hypersensitivity have been done.  Actually I have found three such studies, one not yet published, and two which I have given you.

You were told that FCC guidelines were protective and meter discharges would be only a tiny fraction of  permitted levels.   Guidelines or no, the radiation emitted  from smart meters like those being installed in Port Angeles are making people sick and this is confirmed by the use of “the gold standard, double blind testing.”.(1) The American Academy of Pediatrics asks for re-evaluation of standards because existing ones are thought not to protect children.  EPA’s Radiation Division Director says that FCC Guidelines do not apply to the non-thermal radiation we are concerned with.(2)

A question to staff: How long does the smart meter transmit? Answer: “Transmits only once daily, with an average duration of one second or less.”    WRONG:  An Administrative Law judge asked detailed questions on these emissions and we learn from the answers by electric utilities representatives that there are a number of categories of emissions. Not only is data sent to the utility, but keeping a system integrated means a lot more bursts of energy are sent to neighboring homes and to appliances within a residence.  Page 5 of this document reports an average number of  transmissions in a 24 hr. period as from 1,268 to 25,916 times, or  up to once every 3.3 seconds.

A non-industry publication on the web is extremely interesting and I gave it to the Utility Committee May 13. The Title  is “Study to Determine the Presence of   Dirty Electricity from Smart Electric Meters in  Southern California”. The author provides oscilloscope tracings of waveforms  within homes fitted with Landys+Gyr smart meters (like many in P.A.) and shows electric spikes at a timing typical of discharges from the power supply of that meter.  He found two  brands of other meters which do not produce this “dirty electricity”.  The  spikes in question and  their amplitude appear to be related  to symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity

Please consider  a SEPA determination  even though most utility projects are exempt.  As a no action alternative to smart meters, keeping the existing analog meters looks better all the time . When these wear out, refurbished ones are available and are expected to remain available for a long time. Cost is quoted at $15.00 per meter.  I attach an e-mail from one supplier(5).

1.  Washington State Medical Association Reports, April, 2014. Page  5. John Vassall M.D. Double blind testing  in  clinical  trials is the gold standard for  diagnosis and treatment.
2.  a letter from Director  of Radiation Division Frank Marcinowski of the  US EPA, July 16, 2002.: “It is correct to say that there is uncertainty about whether or not current guidelines adequately treat nonthermal, prolonged exposures (Exposures that may continue on an intermittent basis for many years….The FCC’s current exposure guidelines, as well as those of the Institute of Electrical and  Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International  Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection are thermally based, and do not apply to chronic, nonthermal exposure situations.”
3. Submitted to UAC 5/13/14) “Study to Determine the Presence of   Dirty Electricity from Smart Electric Meters in  Southern California” http://www.createhealthyhomes.com/smart_meter_study.php. Page 4 of 32: “Extensive measurements have demonstrated that all of  the meters measured so far, including ABB, GE, and Landis Gyr, emit noise on  the customer’s electric wiring in the form of high frequency voltage spikes, typically with an amplitude of 2 volts, but a frequency anywhere from 4,000 Hertz , up to 60,000 Hz.”

4. Electrmagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields. Effect on Human Health. From American Academy of Enviromental Medicine Website 5-16-2014  4 pages.


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