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29 March 2017

United Kingdom: Petition to Prime Minister Theresa May: We Do Not Consent to the Roll-out of Smart Meters

As of 29 March 2017, 15,927 persons have signed this petition to British Prime Minister, Theresa May.

To: Theresa May
WE DO NOT CONSENT TO THE ROLL OUT OF SMART METERS IN THE UK

Campaign created by JV Tolentino


Dear Theresa May, We, the undersigned request that you STOP THE ROLL-OUT OF SMART METERS IN THE UK with immediate effect.

Why is this important?

We are told that 'Smart' Meters will replace our existing water, gas and electricity metering systems and that the UK as a whole could benefit from saving up to 2% of our energy IF we change our behaviour.

What are we NOT being told..

1. There are major health concerns

Japan: Victory for Nuclear Industry As High Court Quashes Injunction

Takahama nuclear power plant.  Two reactors were shut
down over resident's concerns about water contamination.
Photo:  STR/AFP/Getty Images
Victory for Japanese nuclear industry as high court quashes injunctionby Daniel Hurst in Tokyo, The Guardian,
28 March 2017

Takahama reactors to restart within a month despite Greenpeace saying they have serious unresolved safety issues

Japan’s struggling nuclear power industry has won a victory against a landmark legal injunction that halted the running of two reactors.

Six years on from the triple meltdown at Fukushima, the industry faces concerted opposition from residents and some officials due to lingering concerns about safety.

In an illustration of the damage to the industry’s reputation after the Fukushima disaster, just three of Japan’s 42 usable reactors are running at present, according to the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum.

Kidz Banking Mobile App Encourages Children to be Unnecessarily Exposed to Radiofrequency-EMF Radiation

[Our comment:  When we wrote to one of Switzerland's major sickness insurance companies which was promoting cell phone subscriptions for families, including children, on their Web site, drawing the company's attention, as here, to the fact that it encourages children to be more exposed to RF-EMF radiation, they called us "alarmist".  The ignorance of most businesses regarding this issue is beyond belief!]

The strangest ASA complaint we have ever seen
Staff Writermybroadband.co.za, 29 March 2017

MyBroadband regularly reports on Advertising Standards Authority of South Africa (ASA) complaints, which often contain valuable rulings that guide the way the tech industry promotes its products.

The latest complaint, however, which takes aim at Standard Bank’s “Kidz Banking” mobile app, is unlike anything we have seen before.

The Kidz Banking app is an educational app that teaches children how to save and manage their pocket money.

Standard Bank has promoted the Kidz Banking app on its website, on the KFM website, and through radio advertisements on KFM.

While most people would welcome the initiative by Standard Bank, one consumer saw it as encouraging children to be unnecessarily exposed to RF-EMF radiation.

Beware of Cell Phone Use

Children have an increased risk of adverse health effects
from cell phone radiation, as cell phone radiation penetrates
much deeper into the heads of children than adults.
Ounce Of Prevention | Beware Of Cell-Phone Use
jamaica-gleaner.com, 28 March 2017

A cultural revolution called the Wireless Age has exploded worldwide. No other technology has grown on us like the mobile phone. Within three decades, this device has moved from zero to over 7.3 billion units worldwide. By 2014, there were more cell phones than people on planet Earth. Everyone seems to use one.

Question: are cell phones safe?

Cell phones - like cordless home phones, television, radio, laptops, and tablet computers - produce radiofrequency (RF) radiation. But cell phones are placed closest to the body for longer periods of time every day.

In 1993, Dr George Carlo, a public health scientist, wrote a book, Cell Phones - Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age. His studies revealed worrying trends that others dismissed. But due to the relatively recent adoption of cell phones, the long-term safety of the technology cannot be determined conclusively and caution is warranted.

United Kingdom: Brain Tumors Are the Main Cause of Cancer Deaths in Children and Young People

We are told that the latest report from this brain tumor research charity does NOT include any mention of non-ionizing radiation and worse, not one mention of the word "prevention"!

We understand the power of statistics.
braintumourresearch.org, posted on "Towards Better Health" March 2017

That's why we leave no stone unturned when it comes to the latest analyses surrounding the devastating impact of brain tumours in the UK.

The statistics we have unearthed speak for themselves. Something has to be done. 

  • Too many people are being faced with the devastating diagnosis each year – every two hours, someone is diagnosed with a brain tumour in England.

Twenty New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (27 March 2017)

Twenty new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, March 27, 2017

We are posting here only the titles of the studies, the authors, and links to the abstracts.

Newly Published Book

Corporate Ties That Bind: An Examination of Corporate Manipulation and Vested Interest in Public Health.
Martin J. Walker (Ed.). New York: Skyhorse Publishing. Mar 28, 2017. 24 chapters; 592 pp.

In the 21st century, corporations have worked their way into government and, as they become increasingly more powerful, arguments about their involvement with public health have become increasingly black and white. With corporations at the center of public health and environmental issues, everything chemical or technological is good, everything natural is bad; scientists who are funded by corporations are right and those who are independent are invariably wrong. There is diminishing common ground between the two opposed sides in these arguments.

Corporate Ties that Bind is a collection of essays written by influential academic scholars, activists, and epidemiologists from around the world that scrutinize the corporate reasoning, false science and trickery involving those, like in-house epidemiologists, who mediate the scientific message of organizations who attack and censure independent voices. This book addresses how the growth of corporatism is destroying liberal democracy and personal choice.

Whether addressing asbestos, radiation, PCBs, or vaccine regulation, the essays here address the dangers of trusting corporations and uncover the lengths to which corporations put profits before health.

Foreward: David O. Carpenter

Chapter 3: Lennart Hardell. A Battleground--From Phenoxyacetic Acids, Chlorphenyls and Dioxins to Mobile Phones--Cancer Risks, Greenwashing and Vested Interests

Chapter 10: Christian Blom. Escaping Electrosensitivity.

28 March 2017

Cellphones, Wi-Fi and Cancer: Will Trump's Budget Cuts Zap Vital 'Electrosmog' Research?

High levels of 'electrosmog' detected in downtown
Manhattan, New York City.  Photo:
Martinez Zea via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA)
Cellphones, wifi and cancer: Will Trump's budget cuts zap vital ‘electrosmog' research?by Paul Mobbs, The Ecologist, 27 March 2017

Just as long term research into the health impacts of the 'electrosmog' created by wifi and mobile phones is yielding its first results, it's at risk of sudden termination from President Trump's budget cuts, writes Paul Mobbs. But the cuts have little to do with saving money - and a lot to do with protecting corporate profit and economic growth from harsh truths, including evidence that electrosmog causes cancer in laboratory rats, and maybe humans too.
Amidst concern over President Trump's emasculation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and cuts to the USA's climate research, other ground-breaking areas of environmental research are being ignored.

For well-over a decade, at a cost of $25 million, a US National Toxicology Program study has been assessing the links between the use of mobile phones and rare, though increasing forms of cancer.

Unfortunately, before the results of this study are published, it may be 'lost' in the coming cuts.

Maryland Lawmakers Vote to Ban Fracking

© Getty Images
Maryland lawmakers vote to ban fracking
by Devin Henry, The Hill, 28 March 2017

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, sending the bill to Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature.

Hogan, a Republican, supports the fracking the ban and has promised to sign it, despite opposition from others in the GOP who say drilling could help the economy in western Maryland.

The state Senate approved the bill on a 35-10 vote on Monday night. The House of Delegates approved the same bill earlier on a 97-40 vote.

Changes in the Vascular System May Trigger Alzheimer's Disease

Changes in the vascular system may trigger Alzheimer's disease
medicalxpress.com, 21 March 2017

(Image): The brain of a mouse with Alzheimer's disease is infiltrated with inflammatory cells, which light up in red when activated (left). These cells become less active when Factor XII is removed (right). Credit: Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at The Rockefeller University/Blood

As the average age of Americans increases, so too does the problem of Alzheimer's, one of the world's most common neurological diseases. In recent years, scientists have explored many new approaches to clear the plaques and tangles in the brain that characterize the condition, but the new drugs have largely turned out to be disappointing.

A team of Rockefeller scientists is now using a fresh approach to look at biological processes that occur in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Somewhat unexpectedly, they have found that a plasma component normally involved in blood clotting and inflammation may also be part of the problem in some patients.

Global Data Firm: “We Help Utilities Surveil and Profile Their Customers, and Monetize Home Surveillance Data”

"We are Onzo. We help energy utilities globally to build better relationships with their customers, serve them more efficiently, and summon(?) them in a more effective way.  How do we do this? We take energy consumption data from smart meters and sensors. We analyze it using our patented algorithms. And build a highly-personalized profile for each and every utility customer.  We then tag this profile with the key behavioral, attitudinal and lifestyle characteristics that we identify. We even tag the appliances that we see being used in the home."

Global Data Firm: “We Help Utilities Surveil and Profile Their Customers, and Monetize Home Surveillance Data”
by Josh del Sol, takebackyourpower.net, 25 March 2017

In one fell swoop, every utility’s claim of “smart meters do not spy on you” is now dissolved.

Their myth is now shattered.

In a cutesy marketing video, shown below, global data analytics company Onzo admits to helping utilities surveil and profile their customers — and sell direct surveillance access to their customers’ homes.