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.