"Students, teachers, and staff are at greater risk because of the hours spent in school facilities and because children are especially susceptible to pollutants." (EPA)
UPDATED:Smart Meter Alert: Mold vs. Radiation?
SEE UPDATE, BELOW...Thousands of schools across the nation have mold-related problems that impact the health of the students and staff. In addition, many schools have installed wireless technologies, such as WI-FI, that permeate the school environment, and some schools have had to remove these due to significant increases in health complaints and excessive absences.
A new danger is emerging: the mandatoryinstallation of Smart Meters by your local utility companies on all buildings receiving utilities in many of our states, including schools. These may have been touted as a means to save energy and green the planet. The Smart Meters emit high bursts of RF radiation reported to produce such health effects such as ringing ears, pressure in head, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, skin problems, blood from sinuses and coughing up blood, and cognitive (mental confusion, communication problems, and memory).
The Director of the Center for School Mold Help, Susan Brinchman, of La Mesa, CA, had a Smart Meter involuntarily installed by her gas and electric utility, SDG&E, on her bedroom wall 7 months ago, very close to the head of her bed. This has resulted in a significant increase in her environmental health problems. No warning was given by the utility and she had no idea that this was a potential danger until severe symptoms were experienced six months later. Her doctor demanded that the Smart Meter be removed in a letter to the utility ,and SDG&E (local utility) declined the request, to date. Read about this terrible, ongoing experience on Smart meter alert | The Canary Report.
When trying to sort out what could be making you sick in a damp building, don't forget to include the possibility of other factors, such as WI-FI, banks of Smart Meters, and their interaction with damp environments and effects on occupants.
Find out if your state Public Utilities Commission has approved the Smart Meters for deployment. You may wish to research this topic further, and decide if you want to work on prevention of further pollution of our environment by electrosmog indoors (and outdoors). Learn more at www.emfsafetynetwork.org for ideas of what can be done to safeguard your family and school from Smart Meters and other RF emitting technologies.
There is an option that should be made available: the use of digital meters utilitizing shielded cables for transmission - rather than wireless. The Maine PUC is looking into this, as are several cities in CA, including Arcata and Fairfax.(SMH)
UPDATED 1/13/11: CA COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, with strong links to their affiliate and architect of the Smart Meter program, the US Dept of Energy http://doe.gov, has issued a report in Jan., 2011 that admits more research needs to be done and that health effects have been reported in the literature, but finds no further safety standards are needed - essentially, a key statement that encourages the ongoing Smart Meter installations in CA and the United States. The CCST report makes heavy use of utility industry science and (obsolete) FCC standards that do not apply to non-ionizing RF emissions. We question the CA Council on Science and Technology's ability to produce an unbiased report, with DOE as their affiliate. The CCST report reads like those that minimized the health effects of mold (ie. ACOEM), earlier in the decade, until the WHO stepped in. Many, including our site visitors with environmental health concerns and background, are decrying the use of the general population as guinea pigs for forced RF emissions with the installation of Smart Meters. We call for a full accounting of all conflicts of interest with the CCST, its board, the panel who worked on this report, and the basis for their findings. (SMH)
EMF Exposure Sufferers Tell Their Stories In this press conference, Josh Hart, Director of Stop Smart Meters, introduces three people from various walks of life who have become electro-sensitive by being exposed to radiation from wireless technology. Their moving stories indicate
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