PCC Newsletter – Smart Meters in WA – and What To Do About It

WiFi, microwaves, cell phones, and Smart meters

PCC, we need you to be a leader: Please resist the electromagnetic tide and commit to being an electromagnetic radiation – free environment!  With the growing presence of WiFi, microwave ovens, smart phones and QR codes, and now wireless “smart meters,” we’re being exposed to much more wireless radiation than our bodies can handle and stay healthy. Studies show the increase in autism, SIDS, ADD, ADHD, Alzheimer’s, child leukemia and other cancers match the increase in electromagnetic radiation (EMR) in our environments.

Physicist and electromagnetic radiation analyst, Dr. Neil Cherry, found that EMR causes DNA breakages, chromosome aberrations, increased oncogene activity in cells, altered brain activity, altered blood pressure, and increased brain cancer at very low levels where gross thermal charge could not be attributed as the cause. The World Health Organization recently classified microwave radiation   as a class 2 carcinogen.

Many people are now becoming aware of the more common sources of EMR, however, few people in WA state are aware of the massive smart meter rollout happening right now all over North America. I hope PCC can create a public awareness and action campaign informing people about the serious health risks of SmartMeters. This is a community issue, since the radius of the microwaves they emit is up to a mile. Vera Fuchs at PSE (vera.fuchs@pse.com) is tracking questions and concerns about smart meters but PSE is not actively informing customers or soliciting feedback. Please call PSE and PUD to add your name to the list of people who do not want wireless utility meters that send radiation through your home every five minutes, 24/7.  And please, PCC, make a conscious choice to avoid QR codes, WiFi or microwave ovens around the food in our stores.

– Sandra Storwick



Editor replies: Nobel prize nominee Dr. Robert O Becker says he has “no doubt … that, at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields.” The American Academy of Environmental Medicine also is saying a moratorium on “Smart meters” is “an issue of the highest importance” based on its assessment of current medical literature. Its physicians say chronic exposure to wireless radio-frequency radiation is sufficiently well documented to warrant immediate preventative public health action. They says “the medical literature raises credible questions about genetic and cellular effects, hormonal effects, male fertility, blood-brain barrier damage, and increased risk of certain types of cancers from RF or ELF levels similar to those emitted from ‘smart meters.’ ”

PUD is “working on the framework” now to roll out two-way SmartMeters that monitor utility usage in homes and transmit data via pulsed microwave bursts to a wireless network in Snohomish County. In King County, PSE installed one-way meters using wireless radio technology years ago. Citizens may voice concerns at commission meetings. View the coverage of a California hearing at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=p-nmaYU6kek, especially an MD’s testimony 20 minutes in. For more information see www.stopsmartmeters.org. PCC community members are starting an organization to help raise awareness of the effect of electromagnetic radiation. For more information contact Sandra at    www.emr.awareness.network@gmail.com 


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