by Alex Quinn
Particularly now that wireless communications are so closely integrated into our daily lives, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are all around us.
Our cities, especially the larger ones, are perpetually shrouded in an invisible electrosmog, a ‘sea’ of EMFs through which we swim every day.
But does this momentous development in civilization come with health effects – and if so, can we do anything to reduce them?
Steve Miller says he expected the worst as a parent when months of testing at Sick Kids Hospital lead to no diagnoses for his six-year-old son Jalen.
Jalen’s vision was distorted, mostly at night and no doctor could explain why. After several trips to doctors and psychiatrists that led nowhere, Miller brought a company called EMF Solutions Canada into their home. The specialists studied the level of electric and magnetic fields (EMF) to test if they were linked to Jalen’s nighttime visuals.
By Francine Grant http://www.yourenergytherapy.com
EMF sensitivity iѕ a disorder comparable tо аn allergy. It iѕ caused bу electromagnetic emissions frоm vаriоuѕ devices. Sоmе оf thеѕе devices аrе fоr instance; microwave ovens, cell phones, radars, cell phone towers, infrared, Global Positioning systems, Radio Frequency Identification tags, personal computers, television sets, power lines аnd numerous оthеr devices. Thеrе аrе numerous effects аnd symptoms аѕѕосiаtеd with electromagnetic frequency exposure.
Understanding the Basics of EMF Protection
By Francine Grant www.YourEnergyTherapy.Com EMF devices
are bесоming more and more relevant in today's modern world. Electromagnetic fields have bесоmе an integral раrt of our daily lives. EMFs аrе created both naturally and artificially. Thеу аrе created by the AC or artificial сurrеnt that if omnipresent everywhere. Therefore, dоing аwау with electromagnetic radiations is a virtually impossible task. Thе bеѕt wе саn dо iѕ tо adopt effective EMF protection devices, fоr creating sustained barriers аgаinѕt them.
We are seeing a spate of report from around the United States—and indeed around the world—of fires believed to have been caused by smart meters that were faulty, incorrectly installed, or connected to circuits where there were unfortunate and unforeseen effects. This appears to be not just a matter of freak incidents that may or may not have taken place here or there. In a compilation made by the EMF Safety Network, which specializes in EMF and RF precaution, there are at least a couple of dozen smart meter fire reports from Australia to Canada and virtually all regions of the United States, and some of those reports concern a couple of dozen fire incidents. In some cases fires appear to have originated in the meters themselves, in other cases in appliances like microwave ovens or refrigerators (as in the photo above), because of power surges.
By J Hart
Mona Orkoulas lives in the mountains outside Las Vegas, Nevada, where she works in real estate. Like many Americans she has been impacted by the downturn in the economy and is struggling to make ends meet. Mona was born in the US and raised by an Egyptian/ Greek family. She has always paid her bills on time, and makes protecting her health a priority. For years Mona worked on humanitarian projects in the Middle East: drilling wells, and providing drinkable water and renewable power to remote villages. So she is familiar with the need for safe, reliable public services. Now, it turns out that she may need some humanitarian assistance herself- not in the developing world but right outside Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
I was very disappointed with Bob Gibney’s (area supervisor with FortisBC) one-sided opinion on why we should have smart meters installed in our homes or businesses here in Osoyoos.
Without further discussion, his statement that “you would be the first municipality in the province to show official support” should make our decision a “no brainer.”
There are very valid reasons why people are so objectionable to smart meters. Gibney conveniently avoided the adversities of smart maters all through his presentation to Mayor Stu Wells and members of town council.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has released its latest position paper on electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) health effects calling for immediate caution regarding smart meter installations. Citing several peer-reviewed scientific studies, the AAEM concludes that "significant harmful biological effects occur from non-thermal RF exposure" showing causality. "A more thorough review of technological options to achieve society's worthwhile communications and business objectives must be conducted to protect human health and wellbeing," stated Dr. William J. Rea, a member of the AAEM and former thoracic surgeon. "By continuing to layer more and more wireless communication within our communities, we are setting the stage for widespread disease." The AAEM also expresses concern regarding significant, but poorly understood quantum field health effects of EMF and RF. "More independent research is needed to assess the safety of 'Smart Meter' technology," said Dr. Amy Dean, board certified internist and President-Elect of the AAEM. "Patients are reporting to physicians the development of symptoms and adverse health effects after smart meters are installed on their homes. Immediate action is necessary to protect the public's health. Our research shows that chronic RF and EMF exposure can be very harmful."
Dr. William J. Rea, past president of AAEM, and a long time researcher on the effects of EMFs on the human body, says, "Technological advances must be assessed for harmful effects in order to protect society from the ravages of end-stage disease like cancer, heart disease, brain dysfunction, respiratory distress, and fibromyalgia. EMF and wireless technology are the latest innovations to challenge the physician whose goal is to help patients and prevent disease."
The AAEM calls for:
- Immediate caution regarding "Smart Meter" installation due to potentially harmful RF exposure
- Accommodation for health considerations regarding EMF and RF exposure, including exposure to wireless "Smart Meter" technology
- Independent studies to further understand health effects from EMF and RF exposure
- Use of safer technology, including for "Smart Meters," such as hard-wiring, fiber optics or other non-harmful methods of data transmission
- Independent studies to further understand the health effects from EMF and RF exposures
- Recognition that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a growing problem worldwide
- Consideration and independent research regarding the quantum effects of EMF and RF on human health
- Understanding and control of this electrical environmental bombardment for the protection of society
The AAEM's position paper on electromagnetic and radio frequency fields can be found at: http://aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.html.
AAEM is an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health. More information is available at http://www.aaemonline.org.
By American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
Whenever B.C. Hydro undertakes a project of any magnitude it seems there's always a wall of dissent that starts to build, and the $930-million smart-meter project appears to be no exception.
The cost, lack of consultation, privacy issues, the perception this move is a springboard to a time-of-day pricing system, and health concerns have all been raised as opposing groups lobby Hydro and the provincial government to reconsider.