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05-24-13 --Smart Meter Tyranny Will Continue in TX -- The Smart Meter Opt-Out Senate Bill SB 241 has failed and Lt. Governor David Dewhurst did NOT bring the vote to the floor because there was not enough Senators willing to protect your health and safety by supporting SB 241. We are in the process of confirming with each Senator where their position was and you can view their position on the (TAKE ACTION PAGE) so you can see if your Senator supported allowing you and your family the OPTION to say NO to being forcefully exposed to 24/7 electromagnetic frequency radiation that may give you and your family cancer. This is a perfect example of how politicians claim they care so much about your health and safety yet they often do NOT take any action to protect your health and safety!!!
For the answer, I suggest you follow the money trail: Texas Ethics Commission
Search Campaign Finance Data - The Texas Tribune
Dr. Johansson’s letter re: Smart Grid/Smart Meter dangers to CPUC 7.9.2011
By Dr. Johansson
Exposure to electromagnetic fields may result in highly unwanted health effects. This has been demonstrated in a very large number of studies and includes cellular DNA-damage (which may lead to an initiation of cancer as well as mutations that carry down generations), disruptions and alterations of cellular functions like increases in intracellular stimulatory pathways and calcium handling, disruption of tissue structures like the blood-brain barrier (which may allow toxins to enter the brain), impact on vessel and immune functions, and loss of fertility.
Obamacare Reg: Health Plans Must Sterilize 15-Yr-Old Girls Free--Without Parental Consent
Cybercast News Service, by Sabrina Gladstone
Smart meters - By Obama
Transmitting Smart Meters Pose A Serious Threat To Public Health - Smart Grid Program approved as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
By Electrical Pollution
Part 1 -- Rebuttal to Texas Tribune misinformation
From: Martin K. and Tom W.
I have knowledge about the over-billing of electricity customers in Texas
Wireless Radiation Effects - Lab Study-proof - Must Read
Smart Meters - The Deadly Drone Attached on your House - Smart meters are convenient ways to spy on the populace, charge them more per kilowatt hour of consumption, reduce consumption by cutting power delivery, control the population and its health - the link of low-level microwave radiation and other frequency ranges of radiation exposure to the development of tumors, to DNA (genotoxicity), to production of stress proteins, to heart disturbances, to general brain effects, to blood brain barrier and nerve effects, to immune reactions, and to general functional impairment.
Medidores Inteligentes - El terriblemente Drone adjunta en su casa - Los medidores inteligentes son maneras convenientes de espiar a la población, ellos cobran más por kilovatio-hora de consumo, reducir el consumo mediante la reducción de la entrega de potencia, el control de la población y su salud - el enlace de la radiación de microondas de bajo nivel y otras gamas de frecuencias de exposición a la radiación para el desarrollo de tumores, a DNA (genotoxicidad), para la producción de proteínas de estrés, a alteraciones cardíacas, a efectos cerebrales generales, a la barrera sangre cerebro y efectos nerviosas, a reacciones inmunes, y con el deterioro funcional general.
Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Ban Texas Smart Meters -- Oncor Calls on Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce to Rally it’s Members Against SB 241
Texans United Against Smart Meters
Potential Wireless Health Effects
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on Smart Meters
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Customers Claim Smart Meters Make Them Sick - experiencing irregular heartbeats, headaches, and dizziness after wireless smart meters were installed at their homes
Los clientes Reclaman Medidores Inteligentes Los Hacen Enfermo - experimentando latidos del corazón irregulares, los dolores de cabeza, y el mareo después de que medidores inteligentes radiofónicos fueran instalados en sus casas
WASHINGTON (WUSA) News-Feb 11, 2013, by Kristin Fisher
Harmful effects of smart meters cannot be denied
It is scientifically unacceptable to deny the mass of evidence regarding the increases in cancer and other adverse health effects in people exposed to pulsed radio frequency/microwave radiation such as that emitted by smart meters. Website www.bioinitiative.org documents more than 2,000 pieces of research showing the negative health effects of radio frequency/microwave and electromagnetic radiation.
The Maui News, October 6, 2012
By Dr. Zory Glaser: Microwave Radiation Affects the Heart
(sample of comments)
If microwaves at low intensities (as shown in our study) can affect adult hearts then this radiation can certainly affect the hearts of children.
Anyone who experiences a rapid or irregular heart rate that comes on suddenly with mild or no physical exertion when they are exposed to wireless technology should heed the warning, minimize their exposure as quickly as possible and visit a cardiologist.
School experiment discovers garden cress won’t germinate near a router -- edible herb -- placed next to two routers -- it is thought that the radiation produced by the routers is what stopped the seeds germinating -- have all decided not to sleep with a mobile phone anywhere near their beds
Experimento escolar descubre mastuerzo no germinará cerca de un enrutador -- hierba comestible -- coloca al lado de dos enrutadores -- se cree que la radiación producida por los enrutadores es lo que detiene las semillas en germinación -- todos han decidido no dormir con un teléfono móvil en cualquier lugar cerca de sus camas
5-17-13 -- Geek Science, by Matthew Humphries
Israeli scientists find possible link between cellphone use, thyroid cancer -- 'first evidence of changes in thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation' says researcher -- There has been a steep rise in rates of thyroid cancer in recent years in Western countries.
Científicos Israelíes encontrar posible vínculo entre el uso del teléfono celular, el cáncer de tiroides - 'primera evidencia de cambios en las células de la tiroides en respuesta a la radiación electromagnética' dice el investigador - Se ha producido un fuerte incremento en las tasas de cáncer de tiroides en los últimos años en los países occidentales.
Haaretz Israel News, By Dan Even
Smart Meter Health Complaints (View many of the complaints here)
Utility customers have reported new or worsening health problems since the utility smart meter system has been installed on their home or in their neighborhood. Symptoms include:
EMF Safety Network
DC councilmembers want opt out for smart meters -- They're concerned about their health, their safety and the privacy
Concejales DC quieren optar por contadores inteligentes -- Están preocupados por su salud, su seguridad y la privacidad
MyFoxDC, by By Sherri Ly -- May 15, 2013
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine Statement on WiFi in Schools -- Adverse health effects
La Academia Americana de Medicina Ambiental Declaración sobre WiFi en las escuelas - efectos adversos en la salud
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
North Texans Spend Millions On Non-Existent Federal Taxes -- Oncor, the giant electric utility company in North Texas, is collecting hundreds of millions of dollars from customers for federal taxes that don’t exist
Norte de Texas gastan millones en no existentes Impuestos Federales -- Oncor, la compañía eléctrica gigante en el norte de Texas, está recogiendo cientos de millones de dólares de clientes para los impuestos federales que no existen
CBS 11 Local, By Jack Douglas Jr. and Ginger Allen
As Texas Towns Say No, Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters
Como ciudades de Texas dicen que no, signos de aumento de la resistencia a los Medidores Inteligentes
The New York Times, By Chris Hooks
Part 1 -- Rebuttal to Texas Tribune misinformation
From: Martin K. and Tom W.
I direct you to the "National Electric Delivery Technologies Roadmap", page 6, Exhibit 2 and Page 7 which can be found here -- Note the "target" - By 2030 "Intercontinental Power Transfers Accomplished". -- Where did Texas go?
Updated: CA & Federal Laws Supporting No Opt-out Fees and Complaint Info
Puesto al día: CA y Leyes Federales Apoyando No Opt-out pago y Información de Queja
Center for Electrosmog Prevention
Three Attorney Generals Reject “Smart”-meters as Too Expensive after Testing -- solidly rejected utilities push for “smart”-meters -- cited the exorbitant costs to consumers with no proven benefits after testing a pilot program with 10,000 customers
Tres Procuradores Generales Rechazar "inteligentes"-metros como demasiado caro después de Pruebas -- sólidamente utilidades rechazados impulsar "inteligentes"-metros -- citó los costos exorbitantes a los consumidores sin beneficios comprobados después de probar un programa piloto con 10,000 clientes
Missouri Legislature Bans UN Agenda 21
Written by Alex Newman
Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have increased utility bills = Smart Grid
Gov. Pat Quinn prohibió legislación el domingo que habría aumentado facturas de servicios públicos = Smart Grid
By Mitch Smith, Chicago Tribune reporter
Edison Meters Suspected in Long Beach Throat Cancer Case -- my computer desk was set up put me directly in front of the smart meter- about 4 feet away -- about a month of sitting in front of the smart meter, I noticed on the right side of my neck what looked like a burn. Later my skin looked like it had been cooked
Medidores de Edison sospecharse en caso de Long Beach en cáncer de garganta -- mi escritorio de la computadora se creó me puso justo delante de la inteligente metros de unos 4 metros de distancia -- aproximadamente un mes de estar sentado delante del medidor inteligente, me di a la derecha lado de mi cuello lo que parecía una quemadura. Más tarde, mi piel se veía como si hubiera sido cocido
Posted on March 17, 2013
Excellent letter against Smart Meters that was sent to the The 83rd Texas Legislature & the PUC
Doctors Warning: “Avoid Smart Meter Radiation” - includes reference to 20 peer-reviewed studies showing biological harm from wireless technologies, indicates that patients with neurological, neurodegenerative diseases, genetic defects, cancer, and other conditions would benefit from avoiding pulsed RF radiation from smart meters
Los médicos de advertencia: "Evitar la radiación de Medidor Inteligente" - hace referencia a 20 opinión peer-estudios que muestran daño biológico de las tecnologías inalámbricas, indica que los pacientes con enfermedades neurológicas, neurodegenerativas, defectos genéticos, cáncer y otras condiciones se beneficiarían de evitar pulsos de radiación RF de contadores inteligentes
‘Smart’ Utility Meters Causing Sleep Trouble, Headaches, Heart Problems - existing FCC guidelines for RF safety used by the PG&E and Electric Power Research Institute studies “only look at thermal tissue damage and are obsolete, since many modern studies show metabolic and genomic damage from RF and ELF (Extremely Low Frequency) exposures below the level of intensity which heats tissues.”
"Inteligentes" medidores de servicios públicos causando problemas del sueño, dolores de cabeza, problemas del corazón - los actuales lineamientos de la FCC para la seguridad de la RF utilizados por la PG & E y Energía Eléctrica Estudios de investigación del Instituto "sólo observar el tejido térmico daño y se han quedado obsoletas, ya que muchos estudios modernos muestran el daño metabólico y genómico de RF y ELF (Frecuencia Extremadamente baja) exposiciones por debajo del nivel de intensidad que calienta los tejidos."
JUST SAY NO TO BIG BROTHER’S SMART METERS
Refuse Smart Meters
Many Americans have not yet heard of the "SmartMeters" that are being installed at a rapid pace across the states of California, Texas, and other states across our nation. Many Americans are totally unaware that someone has already installed a meter or will soon be showing up at their home, and, without knocking, or asking permission, will remove their old analog meter and replace it with a new “SmartMeter."
Why the rapid pace and secrecy in installing the meters? Is it because the utility companies know that the majority of Americans would never allow for such a thing if they really knew more about these new meters, their HARMFUL HEALTH EFFECTS, their inaccurate and often inflated billing, and the “big brother” control they will have over our use of energy and our own appliances in our own homes.
When all is in place, the smartmeter will not only keep track of how much electricity you are using, but it will be able to control, regulate, and ration your use of that electricity. If "big brother" decides that you are using too much heat in the winter time, or too much air conditioning in the summer time, or using too much hot water in your showers or washing machine (even if you are willing to pay for that extra usage), that use of power will be automatically turned down. A future goal is to have - all appliances replaced with those containing RF so that the smartmeter can speak to your appliances and turn them off in peak hours - for even more regulations and controls.
One of the propaganda ads about the SmartMeter was that this will be a way to save energy and lower costs, but many who already have the meter are finding out that is not the case. A man called to find out why his rates had gone up and was told that now that the meter could read exactly what time of the day that he was washing his clothes or using his air conditioner, PG&E could determine if that was “peak time” or not, and since it was “peak time” then he would have to pay “peak premium rates.” If he wanted to save money then he could wash his clothes in the middle of the night or use his other appliances at that time, or his air conditioner then (when he really didn’t need it anymore because the temperature is cooler).
DIGA NO A LOS SMART METERS DE GRAN HERMANO
Muchos estadounidenses todavía no han oído hablar de los "SmartMeters" que se están instalando a un ritmo rápido en todos los estados de California, Texas y otros estados a través de nuestra nación. Muchos estadounidenses son totalmente conscientes de que alguien ya ha instalado un medidor o lo estarán pronto a aparecer en su casa, y, sin llamar, o pedir permiso, se eliminará de su medidor análogo viejo y reemplazarlo con un nuevo "SmartMeter".
¿Por qué la rapidez y el secreto en la instalación de los medidores? ¿Es porque las empresas de servicios públicos saben que la mayoría de los estadounidenses nunca permitiría tal cosa si realmente sabía más acerca de estos nuevos medidores, sus efectos nocivos para la salud, su facturación incorrecta y se infla a menudo, y el "hermano mayor" de control que se tenemos sobre nuestro uso de la energía y nuestros propios electrodomésticos en nuestra propia hogares.
Cuando todo esté en su lugar, el SmartMeter no sólo no perderá de vista la cantidad de electricidad que está utilizando, pero será capaz de controlar, regular, y ración para el uso de esa electricidad. Si "Gran Hermano" decide que usted está utilizando un exceso de calor en el invierno, o el aire acondicionado demasiado en el tiempo de verano, o el uso de agua caliente demasiado en sus duchas o la lavadora (incluso si usted está dispuesto a pagar por ello el uso adicional), que el uso del poder será automáticamente rechazada. Un objetivo a futuro es tener - en 2012 - todos los electrodomésticos sustituidos por los de radiofrecuencia que contiene de manera que el SmartMeter puede hablar con sus aparatos y apagarlos en las horas punta - de las regulaciones aún más y los controles.
Uno de los anuncios de propaganda sobre el SmartMeter es que esta será una forma de ahorrar energía y reducir los costos, pero muchos de los que ya tienen el medidor se están dando cuenta que no es el caso. Un hombre llamado para averiguar por qué sus tasas habían subido y se le dijo que ahora que el medidor puede leer exactamente a qué hora del día que estaba lavando su ropa o el uso de su aparato de aire acondicionado, PG&E podría determinar si esa era "hora pico" o no, y ya que era "hora punta", entonces él tendría que pagar "tasas máximas de primera calidad." Si quería ahorrar dinero entonces podría lavar su ropa en el medio de la noche o usar sus aparatos de otros en ese momento, o de su aparato de aire acondicionado a continuación (cuando realmente no lo necesita más, porque la temperatura es más fría).
Cell phone radiation DOES harm your baby and may cause hyperactivity, study says -- In 2011, the World Health Organization's cancer arm said cellphones could cause cancer and called for more research.
Radiación del teléfono celular hace daño a su bebé y puede causar hiperactividad, según estudio - En 2011, el brazo de la Organización Mundial de la Salud dijo que el cáncer de teléfonos móviles podrían causar cáncer y pidió más investigación.
By Daily Mail Reporter
(Smart Meters) PG&E Issues EMF Warning: “Increase your Distance” - to avoid saying the obvious- that EMF’s cause cancer - certain types of childhood cancer
PG & E emite un alerta EMF: "Aumente su distancia" - para evitar decir lo obvio-que causan el cáncer EMF - ciertos tipos de cáncer de edad juvenil
electromagnetic hypersensitivity - people's ability to hear certain types of microwaves. Many now call this the "Frey effect."
Microwave auditory effect - Pulsed microwave radiation can be heard by some workers; the irradiated personnel perceive auditory sensations of clicking or buzzing.
Restrictions Needed On EM/RF Mind Control Technology - This early '70s success forms the basis for the powerful mind weapons that are still classified today.
Restricciones Necesarios En EM/RF Tecnología de Control Mental - Este éxito temprano los años 70 es la base de las poderosa mente armas que todavía se clasifican en la actualidad.
‘Smart’ Meters Violate FCC Radiation Exposure Limits Says New Study - throughout homes - comparable to living within 200 – 600 feet of a major cell phone tower
health impacts may include neurological symptoms such as headache, sleep disruption, restlessness, tremors, cognitive impairment, and tinnitus, as well as increased cancer risk and heart problems such as arrythmias, altered heart rhythms, and palpitations.
"Smart" Metros Violar los límites de exposición de radiación FCC según un nuevo estudio - a lo largo hogares - comparables a vivir dentro de 200 a 600 pies de una torre de telefonía celular principal
impactos en la salud pueden incluir síntomas neurológicos como dolor de cabeza, alteración del sueño, inquietud, temblores, alteraciones cognitivas, y zumbido de oídos, así como mayor riesgo de cáncer y problemas cardíacos como arritmias, ritmos alterados del corazón y palpitaciones.
Revealed: How elite Chinese army unit masterminds ´thousands´ of hacking attempts against U.S. government and companies from this Shanghai office block - Targets include aerospace, communications and energy companies
Revelado: Cómo unidad de élite del ejército chino autores intelectuales 'miles' de los intentos de piratería contra el gobierno de EE.UU. y las empresas de este bloque de oficinas de Shanghai - Los objetivos incluyen aeroespacial, comunicaciones y empresas de energía
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff
Hacking has already begun with the smart grid and the manufacturers of smart meters - Now we learn the worst fears are already coming true: A foreign power taking control of our power grid.- An espionage attack on Telvent - the maker of power-grid control systems and smart meters - has been linked to a prolific Chinese hacking crew
Piratería ya ha comenzado con la red inteligente y los fabricantes de contadores inteligentes - Ahora nos enteramos de los peores temores ya están haciendo realidad: una potencia extranjera tomando el control de nuestra red de energía - Un ataque de espionaje en Telvent - el fabricante de control de potencia de la red. sistemas y contadores inteligentes - se ha relacionado con una prolífica tripulación piratería chino
Smart Meters Start Getting Hacked - Brian Krebs has obtained an FBI bulletin warning that smart meter hacking is also on the rise.
Malicious virus shuttered U.S. power plant-DHS
Virus malicioso cerró plantas del poder en EE.UU.-DHS
Reuters, by Jim Finkle
Government plans to install smart meters in our homes 'will leave us open to cyber attack'
Daily Mail [UK], by Gerri Peev
What Is Agenda 21? After Watching This, You May Not Want to Know - has even laid out plans for “depopulation” or rather, “population control
¿Qué es la Agenda 21? Después de ver esto, usted puede no querer saber - incluso ha trazado planes para la "despoblación", o más bien, "control de la población
The Blaze, posted by Tiffany Gabbay
The 'smart' meter - A clear and present danger to all of us - An opt out is nothing more than a Band Aid. A person can opt out, but if they are surrounded by 5,000 of those meters transmitting every 15 seconds, it will not stop the damage to their body.
Health Damaged by a ‘Smart’ Meter? Take the Survey - Have you been injured by smart meter radiation? Unexplained symptoms start after a new meter was installed by your utility? Take this new survey and help to document the circumstances around such injuries, and protect others.
PUC approves writing rules for smart meter opt-out
Mail or Fax your complaint for (Project 40190 - Smart Meter Complaint)
PUC - Customer Protection
P.O. Box 13326
Austin, TX 78711-3326
Excellent points made to the PUC in Austin, TX by Stephanie McCarter, M.D.
(sample of comments)
A wealth of peer-reviewed scientific literature shows that exposure levels well below the current US FCC radiofrequency guidelines can cause negative biological effects including changes to cell communication, cell metabolism, blood brain barrier disruption and DNA damage, links to infertility, and increased cancers, particularly leukemia and brain tumors. What I see currently in my practice reflects this science, and I am very concerned about the proposed use of wireless smart meters.
On January 19, 2012 the Board of the Academy of Environmental Medicine called for a resolution to halt wireless smart meters installation based on their assessment of the current medical literature. These physician specialists urge precaution as the literature raises concern regarding radiofrequency (3 KHz - 300 GHz) or extremely low frequency ( ELF 0- 300 Hz) exposures. Current FCC guidelines for RF safety that have been used to justify installation of smart meters only look at thermal tissue damage and are based on science published prior to 1986. Modern studies show metabolic and genomic damage from RF and ELF exposures well below the level of intensity which heats tissues. These effects at lower energy densities accumulate over time, which is an important consideration given the chronic nature of exposure from smart meters.
Solid evidence from a review of FCC Grants of Authorization shows that many thousands (perhaps millions) of meters are in clear violation of one or more of the limitations noted on each FCC Grant of Authorization. The Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation emissions from Smart Meters (by Sage Associates in Jan. 2011) shows many cases where RF levels are many times higher than those reported to cause adverse health effects . I have electronically filed this report already for your review.
Comparison of RF exposure from cell phones to smart meters is misleading. The FCC would have required smart meters to be tested for SAR ( specific absorption rate) compliance if the smart meters were to be held to the head and not tested for power density. Power density and SAR compliance are not the same and to compare them is wrong. Smart meters, like cell towers create whole body exposure rather than localized exposure. Cell phone use is voluntary and sporadic. Smart meter exposure is involuntary and "all over the map". ( see tables in report filed electronically -Assessment ofRadiofrequency Microwave Radiation emissions by Smart Meters by Sage Associates Jan. 2011).
References noted by Stephanie McCarter, M.D.
1. Biolnitiative Working Group, Cindy Sage and David O. Carpenter, Editors. Biolnitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) at www.bioinitiative.org, August 31, 2007.
2. Pathophysiology Journal, Special Issue 16: Volumes 1 and 2, 2009. Elsevier Press. There are chapters on low intensity radiofrequency and wireless radiation health effects based on scientific literature from the realms of genotoxicity, genomics and proteomics, neurology, blood-brain barrier effects, stress (heatshock) proteins, immunology and inflammatory diseases, cancer and public health consequences of ignoring warnings given global proliferation of wireless exposures at billions of times greater levels than earth and humans evolved with.
3. National Academy of Sciences Report 2008, Identification of Research Needs Relating to Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication.
4. WHO Research Agenda, 2010. WHO research agenda for radiofrequency fields, ® World Health Organization 2010
5. REFLEX, 2004. Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure Using Sensitive in vitro Methods
6. Belyaev IY, MarkovA E, Hillert L, Malmgren LO, Persson BR. (2009). Microwaves from UMTS/GSM mobile phones induce long-lasting inhibition of 53BP1/gamma-H2AX DNA repair foci in human lymphocytes. Bioelectromagnetics 30: 129-141
7. Nittby H, Grafstrom G, Eberhardt JL, Malmgren L, Brun A, Persson BRR, Salford LG. (2008). Radiofrequency and Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Effects on the Blood-Brain Barrier. ElectromagneticBiology and Medicine 27:103-126.ISSN 1536-8378 print/1536-8386 online DOI: 10.1080/15368370802061995
8. Velizarov S, Raskmark P, Kwee S. (1999). The effects of radiofrequency fields on cell proliferation are nonthermal, Bioelectrochem Bioenerg 1999; 48: 177-180
9. Wolke S, Neibig U, Eisner R, Gollnick F, Meyer R (1996). Calcium homeostasis of isolated heart muscle cells exposed to pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic fields, Bioelectromagnetics 17:144-153
10. Zwamborn APM, Vossen SHJA, van Leersum BJAM, Ouwens MA, MB.kel WN. (2003) Effects of global communication system radio-frequency fields on well-being and cognitive functions of human subjects with and without subjective complaints, TNO-report FEL-03-C148; 148:1-89
11. Sage Associates, 2011. Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters http://sagereports.com/smart-meter-rf/
12. Grandjean P Bellinger D Bergman A Cordier S Davey-Smith G Eskenazi B Gee D Gray K Hanson M van den Hazel P Heindel JJ Heinzow B Hertz-Picciotto I Hu H Huang T Jensen TK Landrigan PJ McMillen C Murata K Ritz Schoeters G Skakkebaek NE Skerfving S Weihe P. (2007).The Faroes Statement: Human Health Effects of Developmental Exposure to Chemicals in Our Environment, Nordic Pharmacological Society. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology 102:73-75
David O. Carpenter, M.D. -- Director, Institute for Health and the Environment
(sample of comments)
The difference between a cell phone and a smart meter environment is that while the cell phone is used only intermittently a smart meter environment is continuous. There is also strong evidence that leukemia rates are increased among people living near to powerful AM radio transmission towers. Because WiFi, radio transmission towers and smart meters all generate similar RF radiation, my conclusion is that if the whole body is exposed, leukemia is the major cancer of concern, while if only the head is exposed as in using a cell phone, one sees increased risk of local cancers, such as brain cancer. There are a variety of other health effects reported as a result of exposure to RF radiation, but in my judgment the increased risk of cancer is both the best documented and the disease of greatest concern.
The benefit of the smart meters is entirely to the utilities, and is economic in nature.
The evidence for adverse effects of radiofrequency radiation is currently strong and grows stronger with each new study.
Smart Meters: Correcting the Gross Misinformation
(sample of comments)
Public fears about wireless smart meters are well-founded. They are backed by various medical authorities such as those of the Santa Cruz County(California) Public Health Department. These authorities are worried about the growing number of citizens who say they have developed electrohypersensitivity (EHS), especially since for many of them, the symptoms developed after the installation of such meters (it takes some time for most people to link the two events).
Therefore, caution is warranted because the growing variety of RF/microwave emissions produced by many wireless devices such as smart meters have never been tested for their potential biological effects.
While the specific pathways to cancer are not fully understood, it is scientifically unacceptable to deny the weight of the evidence regarding the increase in cancer cases in humans that are exposed to high levels of RF/microwave radiation.
The statement that « there is no established mechanism by which a radio wave could induce an adverse effect on human tissue other than by heating » is incorrect, and reflects a lack of awareness and understanding of the scientific literature on the subject. In fact, more than a thousand studies done on low intensity, high frequency, non-ionizing radiation, going back at least fifty years, show that some biological mechanisms of effect do not involve heat. This radiation sends signals to living tissue that stimulate biochemical changes, which can generate various symptoms and may lead to diseases such as cancer.
Even though RF/microwaves don’t have the energy to directly break chemical bonds, unlike ionizing radiation such as X-rays, there is scientific evidence that this energy can cause DNA damage indirectly leading to cancer by a combination of biological effects. Recent publications have documented the generation of free radicals, increased permeability of the blood brain barrier allowing potentially toxic chemicals to enter the brain, induction of genes, as well as altered electrical and metabolic activity in human brains upon application of cell phone RF/microwaves similar to those produced by smart meters
High frequency EMFs such as the microwaves used in cell phones, smart meters, Wi-Fi and cordless ‘‘DECT’’ phones, appear to be the most damaging when used commonly. Most of their biological effects, including symptoms of electrohypersensitivity, can be seen in the damage done to cellular membranes by the loss of structurally-important calcium ions. Prolonged exposure to these high frequencies may eventually lead to cellular malfunction and death.
Wireless smart meters typically produce atypical, relatively potent and very short pulsed RF/microwaves whose biological effects have never been fully tested. They emit these millisecond-long RF bursts on average 9,600 times a day with a maximum of 190,000 daily transmissions and a peak level emission two and a half times higher than the stated safety signal, as the California utility Pacific Gas & Electric recognized before that State’s Public Utilities Commission. Thus people in proximity to a smart meter are at risk of significantly greater aggregate exposure than with a cell phone, not to mention the cumulative levels of RF/microwaves that people living near several meters are exposed to.
With smart meters, the entire body is exposed to the microwaves, which increases the risk of overexposure to many organs.
SDSU Brain Cancer Cluster and Smart Meter Dangers - SDSU BRAIN CANCER VICTIMS:
Posted on September 1, 2012
RICH FARVER - my Son, diagnosed and died October 11, 2008, 1 week after his 29th Birthday/ Nasatir Hall, room 131. Lived in the Ocean Beach area.
LOU TERRELL - diagnosed with Primary Brain Lymphoma ( Brain Cancer ), 2008/ Nasatir Hall, room next to 131. San Diego County
RICHARD FUNSTON - diagnosed and died from GBM Brain Cancer, June 19, 2008/ Nasatir Hall, room 131. San Diego County
DWIGHT ANDERSON - diagnosed and died from Different Form of Cancer, ?/Nasatir Hall, room 131. I believe La Mesa County?
MS. LAUREL AMTOWER - diagnosed with GBM Brain Cancer, November 2009, died August 29, 2010/ Arts & Letters Building, right next to Nasatir Hall. Parents live in Rancho Santa Fe, or San Diego County
MRS. KATHY O'HARA - diagnosed with GBM Brain Cancer, May 2008/ KPBS News Station on campus. Ocean Beach area.
RICHARD FUNSTON - diagnosed with GBM Brain Cancer and died in 1993 with cell tower present and taken down in 1995 to once again, be replaced/ Nasatir Hall, room 131. San Diego County
This gentleman ( who would not reveal his name ) told me that this story would," Never get out in San Diego, because of money."
Mobile phones can cause brain tumours, court rules.
They said electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile and cordless phones can damage cells, making tumours more likely.
The Telegraph, by Richard Alleyne - Oct 19, 2012
Family blames new smart meter for sparking fire at home
Consumer investigator Jim Strickland discovered the meters are similar to ones that have triggered a rash of fire reports elsewhere.
WSBTV News, Posted: Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
Another PECO smart meter burns up side of house
The other two Bensalem meter fires occurred in April and May. All three fires involved PECO’s new digital meters, Sponheimer said.
Phillyburbs.com, Posted: Friday, September 7, 2012
ComEd says three smart meters have caught fire
SouthTownStar, BY ART GOLAB - August 30, 2012
More Energy Lies From Obama
Power Line, by John Hinderaker
Sky-high Electric Bills Courtesy of Obama EPA’s War on Coal
New American, by William F. Jasper
Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill
Fox News, by Phil Kerpen
Restructuring Electric Power Grid for ‘Clean Energy’ Reflects ‘Religious Fervor of the Radical Left,’ GOP Lawmaker Says
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr
‘Agenda 21’ and Why is the GOP Now Opposed to It? - Energy will be rationed
¿'Agenda 21' y por qué Ahora Es Opuesto el Partido Republicano a Ello? - La energía será racionada
Canada Free Press, by Andrew Phillips
Why the Doctor Can't See You - A doctor shortage is on its way
the most vulnerable populations will have less access to care than they had before ObamaCare became law
Wall Street Journal, by John C Goodman
Smart meter data shared far and wide
DETAILED information about electricity customers' power usage, which gives insights into when a house is occupied, is being shared with third parties including mail houses, debt collectors, data processing analysts and government agencies.
Oncor expands AMI contract with Metadigm Services - benefit from government incentives - to replace residential meters
Oncor meets concerned consumers over skyrocketing electric bills - bills have doubled or tripled since the installation of the company's new Smart Meters
Fire Concerns Lead PECO To Halt Smart Meter Installations
After at least two fires and over a dozen incidents of overheating, PECO is halting its controversial smart meter installation program.
My Fox Philly, By Jeff Cole
LABORATORY SCIENTISTS have observe (1) Human Cell Damage (2) DNA Chain Breaks (3) Breaches in the Blood-Brain Barrier from levels of non-ionizing radiation lower than emitted by WIRELESS Smart meters.
Smart Meter Fires and Explosions
EMF Safety Network
This whistleblower reported serious flaws in design and functioning that could lead to electrical danger, overheating, and/or fire
ComEd smart meters associated with three fires in suburban Chicago homes
Smart meter hacking tool released
Termineter can also be used maliciously to modify consumer data, inflicting financial loss on one or multiple victims.
Do smart meters electric meters spy on your electricity usage? Get the facts
In the absence of federal legislation that mandates and delineates the safety protocols for consumers regarding information that can be acquired through smart meters, choosing to opt out and maintain your analog meter may be prudent choice.
How hackers can steal electricity One security firm looks at how hackers can access the computers on smart meters to steal electricity and consumer data from utilities.
Texas Activist Who Pulled Gun on “Smart Meter” Man Speaks Out
“Well, he shoved me out of the way — he literally took his hands and shoved me out of the way,” Taormina said. She tried to stop him by putting her hand on the meter, and again he shoved and even “body slammed” her. “This went on like seven times.”
We have Stream Energy and are happy with their service; however we are FORCED to have Oncor as there is no other option. We have chosen to NOT use TXU Energy which is Oncor's affiliate as they are both owned by Energy Future Holdings Corp. You can send a message this way as well.
(The below link verifies their connection.)
Follow the Energy Future Holdings Corp money trail here:
IT IS DISGUSTING WHEN "MONEY" IS A PRIORITY OVER THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF PEOPLE!
JIM MURPHY - HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES District 133 Harris County
SUPPORTS Smart Meters
Jim Jeffers City Manager - CITY OF NACOGDOCHES
SUPPORTS Smart Meters
Larry Taylor - State Representative District 24
SUPPORTS Smart Meters and supports an Opt-Out policy...
Annise D. Parker Mayor CITY OF HOUSTON
SUPPORTS Smart Meters
Local 2 HOUSTON Investigates Smart Meter Fires
Inside Phillips' home, two TVs were fried, his air-conditioner and garage door opener stopped working and all of the wires and cables hooked up to his electronics were melted from the jolt his electronics took when the smart meter on his home sparked a fire. But both CenterPoint and the subcontractor installing the smart meters across Houston say the damage is not their fault or their responsibility.
Local 2 Houston, by Amy Davis
Woman blames smart meter for house fire
HOUSTON – a document that appears to be from the Houston Fire Department - The letter states “an unspecified electrical malfunction in the electrical meter” caused the fire.
By Vicente Arenas / KHOU 11 News
THE KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM - Scientists Urge Halt of Wireless Rollout and CALL FOR NEW SAFETY STANDARDS
“CURRENT US AND ICNIRP STANDARDS for radiofrequency and microwave radiation from wireless technologies are ENTIRELY INADEQUATE. They never were intended to address the kind of exposures from wireless devices that NOW AFFECT over 4 billion people.”
Fire guts Mission home after BC Hydro smart meter installed
BC Hydro claims a Mission homeowner is ultimately liable for a fire that originated at the base of a smart meter one day after it was installed. BC Hydro maintains the meter base is part of the house and thus any damage or faulty wiring is the customer’s responsibility.
By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, August 7, 2012
Smart meter caught exploding on video
(Do you see the Underwriters Laboratories "UL" certification on your Smart Meter? WHY are they NOT "UL" certified?)
The Underwriters Laboratories question, WHY is this device not tested, listed, certified by UL?
Editor’s note: I was told that this is not required because the UL safety testing and approval process is applicable only to “consumer” products -The smart meter is considered a “utility product,” sold only to utility companies - consumers own and are responsible for the meter boxes, and consumers are legally responsible for any and all damage that results from fire, short-circuit, and power surges
“Smart” meters have not been tested by Underwriters Laboratories and do not carry the “UL” label, required for electronic devices. The EMR Policy Institute further notes that “components of Smart Meters are out of compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) because they trip the Ground Fault Interrupters and Arc Fault Interrupters, creating a fire hazard. …Un-intentional re-radiation of RF/MW signal (with its higher energy) on the electrical wires may overload wires, particularly in poorly grounded or ungrounded homes, or homes with older wiring or faulty wiring.”
Wireless Smart Meters and Potential for Electrical Fires
Commentary by Cindy Sage, Sage Associates and James J. Biergiel, EMF Electrical Consultants
Typical gauge electrical wiring that provides electricity to buildings (60 Hz power) is not constructed or intended to carry high frequency harmonics that are increasingly present on normal electrical wiring. The exponential increase in use of appliances, variable speed motors, office and computer equipment and wireless technologies has greatly increased these harmonics in community electrical grids and the buildings they serve with electricity. Harmonics are higher frequencies than 60 Hz that carry more energy, and ride along on the electrical wiring in bursts. Radio frequency (RF) is an unintentional by-product on this electrical wiring.
It may be contributing to electrical fires where there is a weak spot (older wiring, undersized neutrals for the electrical load, poor grounding, use of aluminum conductors, etc.). The use of smart meters will place an entirely new and significantly increased burden on existing electrical wiring because of the very short, very high intensity wireless emissions (radio frequency bursts) that the meters produce to signal the utility about energy usage.
There have now been electrical fires reported where smart meters have been installed in several counties in California, in Alabama, and in other countries like New Zealand. Reports detail that the meters themselves can smoke, smolder and catch fire, they can explode, or they can simply create overcurrent conditions on the electrical circuits.
Electrical wiring it is not sized for the amount of energy that radio frequency and microwave radiation. These unintended signals that can come from new wireless sources of many kinds are particularly a worry for the new smart meters that produce very high intensity radio frequency energy in short bursts. Electrical fires are likely to be a potential problem.
Electrical wiring was never intended to carry this – what amounts to an RF pollutant – on the wiring. The higher the frequency, the greater the energy contained. It’s not the voltage, but it is the current that matters. RF harmonics on electrical systems can come from computers, printers, FAX machines, electronic ballasts and other sources like variable speed motors and appliances that distort the normal, smooth 60 hertz sine wave of electrical power and put bursts of higher energy RF onto the wiring.
Wireless smart meters don’t intentionally use the electrical system to send their RF signal back to the utility (to report energy usage, etc). But, when the wireless signal is produced in the meter… it boomerangs around on all the conductive components and can be coupled onto the wiring, water and gas lines, etc. where it can be carried to other parts of the residence or building.
It is an over-current condition on the wiring. It produces heat where the neutral cannot properly handle it. The location of the fire does NOT have to be in close proximity to the main electrical panel where the smart meter is installed.
A forensic team investigating any electrical fire should now be looking for connections to smart meters as a possible contributing factor to fires. Every electrical fire should be investigated for the presence of smart meter installation. Were smart meters installed anywhere in the main electrical panel for this building? For fires that are ‘unexplained’or termed electrical in nature, fire inspectors should check whether smart meters were installed within the last year or so at the main panel serving the buildings. They should question contractors and electricians who may have observed damage from the fire such as damage along a neutral, melted aluminum conductor or other evidence that would imply an overcurrent condition. They should also look for a scorched or burned smart meter, or burn or smoke damage to the area around the smart meter. Problems may be seen immediately, with a smart meter smoking or exploding. Or, it may be months before the right conditions prevail and a neutral circuit overloads and causes a fire. The fire may or may not be right at the smart meter. Some questions that should be asked include:
Were smart meters installed in the main electrical panel for this building? Problems may be seen immediately, with a smart meter smoking or exploding. Or, it may be months before the right conditions prevail and a neutral circuit overloads and causes a fire. The fire may or may not be at the smart meter. Any smart meter installed in a main panel might start an electrical fire in that building; it would not be necessary for the unit itself to have a smart meter. The RF emissions from any smart meter in the main panel might trigger an electrical fire at any location in the building served by this main panel because harmonics can and will travel anywhere on electrical wiring of that building.
Is there damage at the smart meter itself (burning, scorching, explosion)?
Was there fire damage, a source, or a suspicious area around the neutral where it connected to the main panel or at the breaker panel?
Was the damage around a lug at a connection on the neutral conductor in the attic at Xanadu? Was there any indication of heating or scorching or other thermal damage around the neutral in the area of the fire?
Was aluminum conductor present? Aluminum conductors that were installed in the ’70s are today recognized as more of a problem for heating than copper wire. Was the aluminum, if present, showing heat damage or melting?
Even before smart meters were being installed widely in California, people who know something about EMF and RF were expressing concerns that this kind of thing would likely happen (electrical fires due to overcurrent condition from RF signal). What is already postulated, and of concern, is that the rising use of equipment that put RF harmonics onto the electrical wiring of buildings may overload that wiring. Faulty wiring, faulty grounding or over-burdened electrical wiring may be unable to take the additional energy load.
Fires spark during smart meter installations
while the homeowners had no control over whether the installation would happen, it's not clear yet who will pay for the fires and the damage.
WFAA by Chris Hawes
State Fire Marshal working with St. Lucie Fire District to review smart meter safety on Treasure Coast
"Explain to me how a house can be sitting there 35 years, with that old meter spinning around like a top and not causing a fire, then a fire starts after a new meter is put in," Nail said.
TC Palm, By James Kirley
YouReporter claims fire caused by smart meter
I am now stuck in a dispute between Honeywell and FPL
Brigade Command has ordered all firefighters to report fires, where smart meters are present and has advised officers not to allow power companies to take the meters from the scene.
Some homeowners worry installing new 'smart meters' could spark fires
The Contact 5 Investigators discovered the power company is only responsible for the electrical line running into and out of your home, along with the actual meter itself. Everything else that surrounds the meter is the customer’s responsibility to maintain.
Skyrocketing Utility Bills after Smart Meter installation - "My bill was $2,281, and we were gone three weeks," said Hahn, who said she's continued to see a 400 percent increase in her energy bill ever since.
TV News Video (3 minutes)
Smart Meter Consumers Anger Grows - utility bills have suddenly doubled or tripled
“Oncor is not advertising that customers with ‘smart’ meters will ultimately be charged different rates depending on WHEN energy is consumed.”
My fight against the ‘smart meter’ - There is NO MANDATORY REQUIREMENT by the Federal Government from any quarter because I looked up every reference resource
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine released its position paper on electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) health effects calling for immediate caution regarding smart meter installation.
Chart produced by Daniel Hirsch, corrected to represent cumulative, whole body exposure. When the chart is CORRECTED to reflect the same units of measurement, it appears that smart meters are at least 100x more powerful than cell phones, which are increasingly being linked with brain tumors.
By Daniel Hirsch
WIRELESS SMART METERS – CANCER, NERVOUS SYSTEM DAMAGE, ADVERSE REPRODUCTION AFFECTS Video Interview Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of Public Health
EMF Safety Network
Santa Cruz Board questions PG&E - This can’t be right that we can have a public utility refusing utility service to somebody because they don't want a Smart Meter!
Smart electricity meters might become optional - “I am greatly concerned that the installation of smart meters has gone beyond the purview of the law by forcing them on consumers,” Sen. Dennis Bonnen,
Dallas News, By ELIZABETH SOUDER
Smart Meter Disrupts Man’s Heart- Then His Pacemaker
Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields - Effect on Human Health
TURN Consumer Advocates SmartMeters fraught with dangers
Stop OC Smart Meters - Forcing someone to pay fees to not be harmed and to not have their private data collected is a form of extortion
City Council Discovers ‘Smart’ Meters are NOT UL Certified - Underwriters Laboratory CONFIRMS SMART METERS NOT SAFETY TESTED, Raising Fire Safety Fears
Vermont 'Smart Meter' Opposition: No Opt Out Fee Under New Legislation - Other states allow opt-outs, including California, Maine, Nevada and Oregon
AP By DAVE GRAM Posted: 05/14/2012
(TEXAS NEEDS THE ALLOW OPT OUT OPTION AND NO OPT OUT FEE!)
SMART METER = SURVEILLANCE - Well thanks to the report they also tell us that: ”Detailed electricity usage data offers a window into the lives of people inside of a home
Most people would be shocked by how much data can be derived by these smart meters.
By Michael LeMieux
Maine Public Utility Commission's smart meters investigation may ripple through nation
Hackers have three ways of harming utilities via smart meter attacks:
They can use a remote termination feature to disable electric power in a single or a number of homes. The apparent danger is that attackers can leverage this ability to turn off entire neighborhoods or regions to extract extortion payments from utilities. Hackers can potentially overheat components such as relays inside smart meters to literally start fires. Such a fire would quickly consume the meter itself and potentially even the entire home or business to which it's attached. They can break into a smart meter and tunnel into the utility's back-end system. Once there, hackers have access to all of the data, including consumer and system information.
On Being Governed By Scientific Frauds
American Thinker, by James Lewis
Obama's Regulatory Excess and Abuse
American Spectator, by Peter Ferrara
Jacking up your electric bill
Washington Times, by Editorial Staff
Maine Public Utilities Commission didn’t address smart meter safety, court says
By DAVID SHARP,The Associated Press, Posted July 12, 2012
PG&E Tries to Muzzle Incriminating Details Emerging from Widening Smart Meter Spy Scandal
by J Hart
Smart Meter Removal Has Begun
Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Why Smart Meters are dangerous, and what you can do to protect your family's health!
Texas Smart-Grid Experts Head to the White House
Smart-grid initiatives have been a priority for President Barack Obama
The Texas Tribune, by Kate Galbraith May 19, 2011
PUC Chairman on Wind, Smart Meters and the ERCOT Job
The Texas Tribune, by Kate Galbraith August 12, 2010
FCC’s Broadband Plan Sets Groundwork for National Smart Grid To TRANSITION TO More Green Energy Use: ELECTRIC CARS, Solar Panels
Cybercast News Service, by Matt Cover
Obama Administration Spending Millions More to Push Americans Toward Alternative-Fuel and Electric Vehicles
Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones
The shocking truth about electric cars-Electric vehicles require large amounts of electricity
The Globe and Mail, by MARGARET WENTE
Will The War On Coal Unplug Obama In November?
Well, President Obama did promise he would make energy prices "necessarily skyrocket."
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff
California Issues Clown Car Mandate
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff
Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill
Fox News, by Phil Kerpen
'Significant' rise in electric bills seen
CNN/Money, by Steve Hargreaves
New Ethanol-Blend Fuel Approved by EPA Can Damage Car Engines, Group Warns
Cybercast News Service, by Kendra Alleyne
Obama-EPA Moving Quietly to Impose Gas Tax
Canada Free Press, by EPW Blog
Restricting Supply To Boost Prices
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff
Coal industry warns proposed EPA rule could force fourth of plants to close - increase in your electric bill
Fox News, by Staff
Obama to restrict travel
Daily Mail [Charleston, WV], by Don Surber
EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production
The Daily Caller, by Josh Peterson
IRS may be given the authority to restrict travel
Beaufort Observer [Washington, NC}, by Staff
The Volt Unplugged
National Review Online, by Henry Payne
Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare
Daily Caller, by Sally Nelson
Russia working on electromagnetic radiation guns
Herald Sun [Melbourne, AU], by Staff
Obama's model: Cronyism and corporate welfare
Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney
With All The Volts Counted, Taxpayers Lose Again
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff
Chevy Volt: Flagship Model Of The Government-Industrial Complex
Forbes, by Patrick Michaels
Obama's Oil War
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff
Gulf oil company bankrupt, blames Obama's drilling moratorium
The Daily Caller, by Amanda Carey
Utility giant AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Andrew Restuccia
Did the EPA Just Kill Big Coal?
Atlantic, by Jordan Weissmann
Leaked Emails Show ‘Grossly Overestimated’ Environmental Report to Back Up Mining Ban
PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson
EPA official apologizes for call to 'crucify' oil companies, senator investigating
FOX News, by Staff
Energy in America: EPA Rules Force Shell to Abandon Oil Drilling Plans
Fox News, by Dan Springer
President's Budget Projects 72% Drop in Off-shore Drilling Lease Revenue
Big Government, by Laura Rambeau Lee
EPA Endangers Human Health and Welfare
American Thinker, by S. Fred Singer
Why Is Obama Offering All Women Free Sterilization?
Townhall, by Terry Jeffrey
Wind farm fanatics are bankrupting us with their hot air
Daily Express [UK], by James Delingpole
Welcome to the Renewable Energy Future: A Lesson From Germany
New American, by Rebecca Terrell
Obama Energy Hypocrisy: What's It All About, Algae?
Investor's Business Daily, by Staff
U.S. Contains Enough Reserves to Fuel Country for Decades, Petroleum Institute Says
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr
Obama's energy abyss
Post-Gazette [Pittsburgh, PA], by Jack Kelly
The Volt Unplugged
National Review Online, by Henry Payne
The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer
Energy-saving light bulbs can fry your skin, study claims - same kind of damage that is found with ultraviolet (UV) radiation
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff
Obama spends $10 million to develop $50 light bulb
Daily Mail [Charleston, WV], by Don Surber
Controversial 'naked' airport body scanners to be scrapped after failing to receive European approval
American academic Dr David Brenner said he believed the scanner could deliver up to 20 TIMES MORE RADIATION to the skin than previously thought - potentially increasing the risk of SKIN CANCER.
Daily Mail UK, by By Larisa Brown
Major Airports to Remove Invasive X-ray, Body Scanners
In addition to privacy concerns, travelers were concerned about radiation exposure.
CNBC, By: Darren Booth - Oct 23, 2012
Drug Shortages Persist in U.S., Harming Care - Nearly a third of the industry’s manufacturing capacity is not running because of plant closings or shutdowns
Persiste la escasez de medicamentos en EE.UU., perjudicando asistencia - Casi un tercio de la capacidad de producción de la industria no está funcionando debido a cierres de plantas o apagados
New York Times, by By Katie Thomas
Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million
Contribuyente gastos para Obama's Hawaii Vacaciones: $20 millones
whitehousedossier.com, by Keith Koffler
For the poor, ´recovery´ is a mirage - an explosion of poverty in the past four years - the price of food goes up, the price of gas goes up and the electric goes up
Para los pobres, la "recuperación" es un espejismo - una explosión de la pobreza en los últimos cuatro años - el precio de los alimentos sube, el precio de la gasolina sube y sube la electricidad
USA Today, by Marisol Bello
One million Americans entered poverty in the last two months - Four more years! Four more years! - And we thought last month's delayed foodstamp data was bad.
Un millón de Americanos entraron en la pobreza en los últimos dos meses - Cuatro años más! Cuatro años más! - Y pensamos que el mes pasado los datos retardados de estampillas de comida era mala.
American Thinker, by Rick Moran
White House Prepares to Defeat NRA with Speedy Legislation - Even though data, history, and facts show that a well-armed citizenry actually reduces crime
La Casa Blanca se prepara para derrotar a la NRA con un rápido legislación - A pesar de los datos, la historia y los hechos demuestran que una ciudadanía bien armado en realidad reduce la delincuencia
Breitbart´s Big Government, by John Nolte
The Real Country-Killer in 2013 - What if investors simply choose to stop loaning Uncle Sam any more money? - What if there is no money to cut social security or Medicare checks, or operate the government? What will be America's national defense if there is no money to feed or pay our troops, no money to put fuel in our ships in foreign ports?
El verdadero asesino del País en 2013 - ¿Qué pasa si los inversionistas simplemente optar por dejar de prestar el Tío Sam más dinero? - ¿Y si no hay dinero para cortar cheques del Seguro Social o Medicare, o manejar el gobierno? ¿Cuál será la defensa nacional de Estados Unidos si no hay dinero para alimentarse o pagar nuestras tropas, no hay dinero para poner combustible en nuestros buques en los puertos extranjeros?
American Thinker, by Jonathan Mosely
Obama schedules potentially ‘catastrophic’ debt-ceiling ‘fiscal cliff II’ for February - Current tax revenues are enough to pay roughly 70 percent of federal bills - Obama want to borrow even more money
Horarios de Obama potencialmente "catastrófico", "acantilado fiscal II 'techo de la deuda para febrero - Los ingresos por impuestos corrientes son suficientes para pagar aproximadamente el 70 por ciento de los proyectos de ley federales - Obama quiere pedir prestado aún más dinero
Daily Caller [Washington DC], by Neil Munro
President Obama is Responsible for Our Fiscal Mess - the president has had ample opportunity over the past four years to arrive at a compromise solution to our immediate fiscal problem and then to make headway toward dealing with our longer-term fiscal issues, but he has failed miserably
El presidente Obama es responsable de nuestra Mess Fiscal - que el presidente ha tenido muchas oportunidades en los últimos cuatro años para llegar a una solución de compromiso a nuestro problema fiscal inmediato y luego de avanzar hacia el trato con nuestros más largo plazo las cuestiones fiscales, pero no ha tristemente
American Thinker, by Neil Snyder
Another Brutal Dictator Chooses Gun Control
Otro dictador Brutal elige Control de Armas
Townhall, by Daniel J. Mitchell
Foreign Governments Plot to Take American Guns
Los Gobiernos extranjeros conspiración para quitar Fusiles de Americanos
Infowars.com By Aaron Dykes & Alex Jones
Obama signs protection bill for former presidents - granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents - applies to presidents elected after Jan. 1, 1997, specifically Obama and former President George W. Bush
Obama firma cuenta de protección para presidentes anteriores - otorgando la protección Secreta Servicio para toda la vida de presidentes anteriores - aplica a presidentes elegidos después del 1 de enero de 1997, específicamente Obama y Presidente anterior George W. Bush
Associated Press, by Staff
How to Destroy Science: Cast Self-Interest as Public Interest - Organized science has become another special interest group lobbying for government favors. The temptation to present special-interest appeals as urgent public necessities has become not just irresistible, but commonplace. It is well-known that global warming skeptics are shut out of the pages of Alberts's magazine. Nothing is allowed that might derail any of the many federal gravy trains. Like any aggressive political group, the advocates of global warming attempt to demonize their opponents.
Cómo Destruir la Ciencia: Lance Interés como Interés Público - la ciencia Organizada ha llegado a ser otro cabildeo especial de grupo de presión para favores de gobierno. La tentación de presentar atracciones de especial-interés como necesidades públicas urgentes no han llegado a ser sólo irresistibles, pero comunes. Es muy conocido que escépticos de calentamiento climático son excluidos de las páginas de la revista de Alberts. Nada es permitido eso quizás se descarrile cualquiera de la muchas salsa de carne federal entrena. Como algún grupo político agresivo, los partidarios de tentativa de calentamiento climático demonizar a sus adversarios.
American Thinker, by Norman Rogers
With decision looming, green groups press Obama to kill Keystone XL pipeline - environmentalists hope Kerry will stop the project
Con la decisión que se avecina, los grupos verdes empuje Obama para matar la oleoducto Keystone XL - algunos ambientalistas esperan Kerry detener el proyecto
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Zack Colman
America Is Losing the Resource Race - Chinese leadership recognizes the vital importance of natural resources. In response, they have adopted a long-term strategy to secure rights to crucial natural resources on every continent - Obama's fetish for green solutions has created a regulatory climate that has blocked the development of domestic resources - In effect, Obama has sold out his country to every special interest group opposed to resource development and economic growth. Sadly, Americans will be paying the price for this administration's enslavement to these special interests for decades to come.
América Pierde la Carrera de Recurso - liderazgo chino reconoce la importancia esencial de recursos naturales. En la respuesta, ellos han adoptado una estrategia a largo plazo para asegurar los derechos a recursos naturales cruciales en cada continente - el fetiche de Obama para soluciones verdes ha creado un clima regulativo que ha bloqueado el desarrollo de recursos domésticos - del hecho, Obama ha vendido su país a cada grupo de presión especial opuesto al desarrollo del recurso y el crecimiento económico. Lamentablemente, norteamericanos pagarán el precio para la esclavitud de esta administración a estos intereses especiales para décadas para venir.
American Thinker, by Jeffrey Folks
The Truth About Taxes, or, the Work of 1000 Leeches - The policies of the Obama administration are like a thousand leeches scattered over the skin of the body politic. Each leech extracts only a small amount of blood. But put them all together and you have the recipe for serious enervation if not collapse.
La verdad sobre los impuestos, o, el Trabajo de 1000 Sanguijuelas - Las políticas de la administración Obama son como mil sanguijuelas dispersas en la piel del cuerpo político. Cada sanguijuela extrae sólo una pequeña cantidad de sangre. Pero poner a todos juntos y usted tiene la receta para enervación grave si no se derrumbe.
PJ Media, by Roger Kimball
Obamacare layoffs, hiring freezes begin - A survey by the International Franchise Association finds that 31% of franchisees say they plan to cut staff to duck under Obamacare’s 50-employer mandate
Obamacare despidos, parada de contratación ha comenzado - Una encuesta realizada por la Asociación Internacional de Franquicias estima que el 31% de los franquiciados dicen que van a recortar personal para pasar por debajo del Obamacare 50-empleador mandato.
Breitbart's Big Government, by Wynton Hall
List of Barack Obama presidential campaign endorsements, 2012
The Real Fat Cats - why do mansion-living-grandee movie directors like Moore and Stone need state subsidies and tax breaks to produce their films, when most states are nearly as insolvent as the federal government?
Los Gatos Gordas Verdaderas - ¿por qué mansión grandee sala de directores de cine como Moore y Stone necesitan subsidios estatales y exenciones fiscales para producir sus películas, cuando la mayoría de los estados son casi tan insolvente como el gobierno federal?
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson
The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual - Obama first discredits his predecessor's idea, then steals it, bundles it with a job-killing tax hike, and rebrands it as his own benevolent gift to the toiling masses.
El Socialista Juego De Mente : Un breve manual - Obama desacredita primera idea de su predecesor, entonces lo roba, lo hace con una subida de empleo-asesinato impuestos y Cambia el nombre como su propio don benévolo para las masas trabajadoras.
AmericanThinker, by Oleg Atbashian
Democrats (Heart) Socialism - today capitalism, and attendant freedom, are being systematically dismantled in America
Demócratas (corazón) Socialismo - capitalismo hoy en día, y libertad, están siendo sistemáticamente desmantelados en América
American Spectator, by Larry Thornberry
It´s Time to End Gun-Free Zones - Gun-free zones in schools are invitations to psychopaths to commit murder
Es hora de terminar con zonas libres de armas - Zonas libres de armas en las escuelas son invitaciones a los psicópatas para cometer asesinato
American Thinker, by Robert Eugene Simmons, Jr.
Iowa lawmaker calls for retroactive gun ban, confiscation of semi-automatic weapons - Iowa, state Rep. DAN MUHLBAUER said governments should start confiscating semi-automatic rifles and other firearms.
Iowa legislador pide la prohibición pistola retroactivo, la confiscación de armas semiautomáticas - Iowa, el representante estatal Dan Muhlbauer dijo que los gobiernos deberían empezar confiscar rifles semiautomáticos y otras armas de fuego.
The Daily Caller, by Staff
BLUMENTHAL introduces new legislation on gun ammunition - Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced legislation on Tuesday that would require background checks for buying gun ammunition.
Blumenthal introduce una nueva legislación sobre munición pistola - El senador Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introdujo legislación el martes que sería necesario revisar los antecedentes de la compra de munición pistola.
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Daniel Strauss
Governor Cuomo to introduce nation´s strictest gun-control laws in state of New York
Gobernador Cuomo para introducir estrictos país las leyes de control de armas en el estado de Nueva York
Daily Mail [UK], by Nina Golgowski
New York congressman introduces bill to abolish presidential term limits - The bill, which has been referred to committee, would allow Barack President Obama to become the first president since Franklin Roosevelt to seek a third term in office.
Nueva York congresista presenta proyecto de ley para abolir los límites del mandato presidencial - El proyecto de ley, que ha sido remitido a la comisión, permitiría a Barack Obama para convertirse en el primer presidente desde Franklin Roosevelt a buscar un tercer mandato en el cargo.
The Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley
Bloomberg: Obama Should ‘Go Around Congress’ to Appoint ATF Director - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday urged President Barack Obama to make a recess appointment for the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as one of several steps that Obama can take to on gun control “without congressional approval
Bloomberg: Obama 'Debe Andar alrededor Congreso' para Designar ATF Director - Alcalde de Ciudad de Nueva York Michael Bloomberg el lunes instó a Presidente Barack Obama para hacer un nombramiento de receso para el jefe de la Oficina de Alcohol, el Tabaco, los Fusiles y los Explosivos, como uno de varios pasos que Obama puede tomar a en el control del fusil "sin aprobación congresional
Cybercast News Service, by Melanie Hunter
WalMart Suspends Ammo Orders Pending Gun Control Decision
WalMart Suspende órdenes de Munición mientras tanto espera de la decisión de control de armas
Cybercast News Service, by Staff
ObamaCare´s Health- Insurance Sticker Shock - Health-insurance premiums have been rising—and consumers will experience another series of price shocks later this year when some see their premiums skyrocket thanks to the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare. - somewhere between 65% and 100%. Another 18 states, including Texas and Michigan, could see their rates rise between 35% and 65%
ObamaCare's seguro de salud precio choque - primas de seguro médico han aumentado y los consumidores experimentarán otra serie de perturbaciones de los precios a finales de este año en el que algunos ven sus primas se disparan gracias a la Ley de Asistencia Asequible, también conocido como ObamaCare. - Entre el 65% y 100%. Otros 18 estados, entre ellos Texas y Michigan, podía ver sus tasas aumentan entre el 35% y el 65%
Wall Street Journal, by Merrill Matthews & Mark E. Litow
When is it Barack Obama’s Turn to Contribute His ‘Fair Share?’ - No other president has heaped on more indebtedness to our children than Barack Hussein Obama. - It’s Obama’s turn to cut the fat from his bloated government. It’s time that President Obama sacrifices like the rest of us. It’s time for Obama to make sure government contributes its “fair share” to reducing the national debt?
Cuando es el turno de Barack Obama de contribuir con su "parte justa? - Ningún otro presidente ha acumulado en más deuda para nuestros hijos que Barack Hussein Obama. - Es el turno de Obama de recortar la grasa de su gobierno hinchado. Es hora de que el presidente Obama sacrifica como el resto de nosotros. Es hora de hacer que el gobierno de Obama a que contribuye con su "parte justa" para la reducción de la deuda nacional?
PJ Media, by Daniel Sosa
Obama’s ‘kill list’ critic found dead in New York City
Crítico de Obama 'asesinar lista' hallado muerto en Nueva York
Children of CNBC executive murdered day after lawsuit announced - The witness to his death, a employee of the establishment, saw Breitbart collapse on the sidewalk. He reported the skin of dying conservative activist and publisher as being bright red, but for a curious band of pale flesh that ran from his forehead around his scalp from the back of his head, and was visible through the hairline.
Hijos de ejecutivo CNBC asesinado días después pleito anunció
Coroner who may have worked on Breitbart dead - looking into the possibility that he was poisoned by arsenic
Coroner que pueden haber trabajado en Breitbart muerto
Washington Times, by Joe Kovacs
Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions, and an Unsolved Murder - Key information could have been altered or destroyed. - investigation centered on one employee: a contract worker for a company that was headed by John O. Brennan - a month later, the key witness in this case was murdered
Incumplimiento de Obama Pasaporte: Preguntas sin respuesta, y un asesinato sin resolver - La información clave podría haber sido alterado o destruido.
American Thinker, by Pamela Geller
The question of President Obama's draft card: Has evidence been destroyed?
La cuestión de la cartilla militar del presidente Obama: ¿Ha evidencia sido destruido?
The Washington Times, by Alan Jones
Video: 2 Mass Shootings Connected To Libor Scandal? - This coincidence is impossible to overlook. Two mass shootings connected to LIBOR.
Video: 2 fusilamientos masivos CONECTADO A Libor Scandal? - Esta coincidencia es imposible para no ver. Dos fusilamientos masivos conectado al LIBOR.
Major Banks, Governmental Officials and Their Comrade Capitalists Targets of Spire Law Group, LLP's Racketeering and Money Laundering Lawsuit Seeking Return of $43 Trillion to the United States Treasury
Los principales bancos, funcionarios gubernamentales y sus capitalistas camarada Objetivos del Grupo Spire Ley, LLP crimen organizado y lavado de dinero Demanda Buscando Retorno de $43 trillón al Tesoro de los Estados Unidos
UBS to Pay $1.5 Billion to Settle Libor Charges
UBS para Pagar $1.5 mil millones para resolver a Libor Cargas
Op-Ed: Was mind control involved in the Colorado batman massacre?
Op-Ed: ¿Fue control de la mente implicado en la masacre de Colorado batman?
Digital Journal, By Mindy Allan
So… who’s up for that carbon tax? - raising the debt, taxing the rich and grabbing everyone’s guns - stalling the Keystone Pipeline, putting coal fired plants and coal mines out of business and flushing America’s coffers into failed green technology plans and burning corn
Así que ... ¿quién es para el impuesto de carbono? - El aumento de la deuda, tasando al rico y agarrando todos los fusiles - atascándose el Keystone oleoducto, poniendo las plantas de carbón y minas de carbón a la quiebra y perdiendo dinero de Estados Unidos en los planes fallidos de tecnología verde y la quema de maíz
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw
Florida GOP Rep. says Obama impeachment should be ´on the table´
El Representante del Partido Republicano de Florida. dice que acusación de Obama debe ser ´considerado´
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jonathan Easley
Meese: Obama Could Be Impeached If He Uses Executive Order For Gun Control
Meese: Obama podría ser sometido a juicio político si emplea la Orden Ejecutiva para el Control de Armas
Real Clear Politics, by Ian Schwartz
2nd Oregon sheriff says won´t enforce new gun laws
Segundo Oregon sheriff dice que no hará cumplir las nuevas leyes de armas
Associated Press, by Staff
$518 Billion in Regulations Since Obama Took Office - This onslaught of new regulations comes even after Obama was celebrated for claiming he was going to be the regulation-cutting president.
$518 mil millones en el Reglamento desde que Obama asumió la oficina - Esta avalancha de nuevas regulaciones viene incluso después de que Obama fue celebrado por afirmar que él iba a ser el presidente de corte reglamento.
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Warner Todd Huston
Sorry, middle class. The VAT may be inevitable.- If the government fails to enact structural reforms in spending, an entirely new source of revenue will be needed. The most likely one is a value-added tax that would crush the middle class.
Perdón, la clase media. El VAT puede ser inevitable.- Si el gobierno falla de decretar reformas estructurales en el gasto, una fuente enteramente nueva de renta será necesitada. El más probable uno es un impuesto al valor agregado que aplastaría la clase media.
Fortune Magazine, by Shawn Tully
New mysteries in EPA´s Windsorgate scandal - a dangerous scandal for President Obama - What will be found in those 12,000 emails that Jackson and EPA appear determined to conceal at all costs
Nuevos misterios en escándalo Windsorgate de EPA - Un escándalo peligroso para el presidente Obama - ¿Qué va a encontrar en los 12,000 mensajes de correo electrónico que Jackson y EPA parecen decididos a ocultar a toda costa
Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott
The plot to attack Hagel´s critics - A window on the soul of the left has opened with the release of excerpts from an email chain revealing a coordinated effort to discredit critics of the Hagel nomination. - an effort to delegitimize an opponent, deflecting attention away from the nominee, and making the point that it is very dangerous to speak out
El conspiración para atacar a los críticos de Hagel - Una ventana en el alma de la izquierda se ha abierto con la publicación de extractos de una cadena de correo electrónico que revela un esfuerzo coordinado para desacreditar a los críticos de la Hagel nominación. - Un esfuerzo para deslegitimar a un oponente, desviando la atención del candidato, y haciendo el punto de que es muy peligroso para hablar
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson
A 2013 Conservative Call to Arms - regaining control of America from the progressive hijackers
Un llamado a las armas Conservador 2013 - recuperar el control de América de los secuestradores progresistas
American Thinker, by Rob Cunningham
Advice on the Second Amendment - tyranny thrives best where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed
El consejo en la Segunda Enmienda - la tiranía prospera mejor donde gobierno no debe temer la ira de una personas armadas - La Segunda Enmienda es una provisión de día del juicio final, uno diseñado para esas circunstancias excepcionalmente raras donde todos los otros derechos han fallado
AmericanThinker, by James V. Delong
Democrats Seek the Holy Grail of Gun Control - DIANNE FEINSTEIN has announced that she will introduce sweeping gun control legislation in the Senate.
Demócratas Busque el Santo Grial de control de armas - Dianne Feinstein ha anunciado que va a introducir una legislación radical el control de armas en el Senado
Powerline, by John Hinderaker
Sen. SCHUMER Asks Gun Retailers To Stop Sales As Congress Debates
El Senador Schumer Pide minoristas de arma para detener las ventas Mientras el Congreso debate
Associated Press, by Staff
Reid: I´ll bring gun legislation to floor
Reid: Yo´ll trae fusil legislación al piso
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Ramsey Cox
Harry Reid's Son Representing Chinese Solar Panel Plant in $5 BILLION Nevada Deal -
El hijo de Harry Reid Representando planta de China Panel Solar en $5 BILLONES oferta de Nevada
Breitbart's Big Government, by Wynton Hall
Yet Another Scandal for Harry Reid? - this isn't the first time Reid's name has come up in connection with some pretty shady propositions. Remember the lucrative, underpriced land deal? Or the green energy conflict?
Sin embargo, otro escándalo por Harry Reid? - Esto no es la primera vez que el nombre de Reid se ha planteado en relación con algunas propuestas bastante sombrías. Recuerde que el lucrativo negocio, la tierra subvaluado? O el conflicto energía verde?
Townhall, by Carol Platt LieBau
Senator Harry Reid’s Part in Green-Energy Crony-Corruption
contributions to Obama’s 2008 campaign as well as Senator Reid. “…Nevada Geothermal, Ormat Nevada, and SolarReserve—are located in Reid’s home state. Executives from all three companies have donated to Reid and his fellow Democrats
Townhall, by Marita Noon & Christine Lakatos
The Germans don´t trust Obama with their gold – and can you blame them? - America has lost its mojo to such a degree that it can no longer be trusted honour its debts
Los alemanes no confían en Obama con su oro - y puede culparlos? - Estados Unidos ha perdido su mojo hasta tal punto que ya no puede ser de confianza frente a sus deudas
Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole
Gun Sales and Background Checks: Obama’s Bogus 40 Percent Stat - it includes guns transferred as inheritances or as gifts from family members
La venta de armas y verificación de antecedentes: Obama está mintiendo acerca de la Estadística Porcentaje 40 - que incluye armas transferidas como herencias o como regalos de familiares
National Review Online, by John Fund
Obama urges new restrictions on assault weapons, magazines as part of gun control plan
Obama insta a nuevas restricciones a las armas de asalto, revistas como parte del plan de control de armas
Fox News, by Staff
A portion of a very important letter you should read BEFORE you say yes to a X-ray airport security scanner, written by: John Sedat, Ph.D, David Agard, Ph.D, Mark Shuman, M.D., Robert Stroud, Ph.D
LETTER OF CONCERN
We are writing to call your attention to serious concerns about the potential health risks of the recently adopted whole body backscatter X-ray airport security scanners. This is an urgent situation as these X-ray scanners are rapidly being implemented as a primary screening step for all air travel passengers.
Our overriding concern is the extent to which the safety of this scanning device has been adequately demonstrated. This can only be determined by a meeting of an impartial panel of experts that would include medical physicists and radiation biologists at which all of the available relevant data is reviewed.
An important consideration is that a large fraction of the population will be subject to the new X-ray scanners and be at potential risk, as discussed below. This raises a number of ‘red flags’. Can we have an urgent second independent evaluation?
The Red Flags
The physics of these X-rays is very telling: the X-rays are Compton-Scattering off outer molecule bonding electrons and thus inelastic (likely breaking bonds). Unlike other scanners, these new devices operate at relatively low beam energies (28keV). The majority of their energy is delivered to the skin and the underlying tissue. Thus, while the dose would be safe if it were distributed throughout the volume of the entire body, the dose to the skin may be dangerously high. The X-ray dose from these devices has often been compared in the media to the cosmic ray exposure inherent to airplane travel or that of a chest X-ray. However, this comparison is very misleading: both the air travel cosmic ray exposure and chest Xrays have much higher X-ray energies and the health consequences are appropriately understood in terms of the whole body volume dose. In contrast, these new airport scanners are largely depositing their energy into the skin and immediately adjacent tissue, and since this is such a small fraction of body weight/vol, possibly by one to two orders of magnitude, the real dose to the skin is now high. In addition, it appears that real independent safety data do not exist. A search, ultimately finding top FDA radiation physics staff, suggests that the relevant radiation quantity, the Flux [photons per unit area and time (because this is a scanning device)] has not been characterized. Instead an indirect test (Air Kerma) was made that emphasized the whole body exposure value, and thus it appears that the danger is low when compared to cosmic rays during airplane travel and a chest X-ray dose. In summary, if the key data (flux-integrated photons per unit values) were available, it would be straightforward to accurately model the dose being deposited in the skin and adjacent tissues using available computer codes, which would resolve the potential concerns over radiation damage. Our colleagues at UCSF, dermatologists and cancer experts, raise specific important concerns:
• A) The large population of older travelers, >65 years of age, is particularly at risk from the mutagenic effects of the X-rays based on the known biology of melanocyte aging.
• B) A fraction of the female population is especially sensitive to mutagenesisprovoking radiation leading to breast cancer. Notably, because these women, who have defects in DNA repair mechanisms, are particularly prone to cancer, X-ray mammograms are not performed on them. The dose to breast tissue beneath the skin represents a similar risk.
• C) Blood (white blood cells) perfusing the skin is also at risk.
• D) The population of immunocompromised individuals--HIV and cancer patients (see above) is likely to be at risk for cancer induction by the high skin dose.
• E) The risk of radiation emission to children and adolescents does not appear to have been fully evaluated.
• F) The policy towards pregnant women needs to be defined once the theoretical risks to the fetus are determined.
• G) Because of the proximity of the testicles to skin, this tissue is at risk for sperm mutagenesis.
• H) Have the effects of the radiation on the cornea and thymus been determined?
Moreover, there are a number of ‘red flags’ related to the hardware itself. Because this device can scan a human in a few seconds, the X-ray beam is very intense. Any glitch in power at any point in the hardware (or more importantly in software) that stops the device could cause an intense radiation dose to a single spot on the skin. Who will oversee problems with overall dose after repair or software problems?
The TSA is already complaining about resolution limitations; who will keep the manufacturers and/or TSA from just raising the dose, an easy way to improve signal-to-noise and get higher resolution? Lastly, given the recent incident (on December 25th), how do we know whether the manufacturer or TSA, seeking higher resolution, will scan the groin area more slowly leading to a much higher total dose?
After review of the available data we have already obtained, we suggest that additional critical information be obtained, with the goal to minimize the potential health risks of total body scanning. One can study the relevant X-ray dose effects with modern molecular tools. Once a small team of appropriate experts is assembled, an experimental plan can be designed and implemented with the objective of obtaining information relevant to our concerns expressed above, with attention paid to completing the information gathering and formulating recommendations in a timely fashion. We would like to put our current concerns into perspective.
As longstanding UCSF scientists and physicians, we have witnessed critical errors in decisions that have seriously affected the health of thousands of people in the United States. These unfortunate errors were made because of the failure to recognize potential adverse outcomes of decisions made at the federal level. Crises create a sense of urgency that frequently leads to hasty decisions where unintended consequences are not recognized. Examples include the failure of the CDC to recognize the risk of blood transfusions in the early stages of the AIDS epidemic, approval of drugs and devices by the FDA without sufficient review, and improper standards set by the EPA, to name a few. Similarly, there has not been sufficient review of the intermediate and long-term effects of radiation exposure associated with airport scanners.
There is good reason to believethat these scanners will increase the risk of cancer to children and other vulnerable populations. We are unanimous in believing that the potential health consequences need to be rigorously studied before these scanners are adopted. Modifications that reduce radiation exposure need to be explored as soon as possible. In summary we urge you to empower an impartial panel of experts to reevaluate the potential health issues we have raised before there are irrevocable long-term consequences to the health of our country. These negative effects may on balance far outweigh the potential benefit of increased detection of terrorists.
Dr. Blaylock: Body Scanners More Dangerous Than Feds Admit
Newsmaxhealth By Dr. Russell Blaylock
A group of scientists and professors from the University of California at San Francisco voiced their concern to Obama’s science and technology adviser John Holdren in a well-stated letter back in April.
The group included experts in radiation biology, biophysics, and imaging, who expressed “serious concerns” about the “dangerously high” dose of radiation to the skin.
We also know that certain groups of people are at a much higher risk than others. These include babies, small children, pregnant women, the elderly, people with impaired immunity (those with HIV infection, cancer patients, people with immune deficiency diseases, and people with abnormal DNA repair mechanism, just to name a few).
When the real effects of these scanners on health become known, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and the rest of the gang who insist the scanners are safe will be long gone.
Doctor Blaylock: Exploradores de Cuerpo más Peligrosos Que Feds Confiesan
Un grupo de científicos y profesores de la universidad de California en San Francisco expresó su preocupación al consejero de tecnología y ciencia John Holdren de Obama en una carta bien indicada atrás en abril.
El grupo incluyó a expertos en biología de radiación, biofísica, y representación, quién expresó “preocupaciones serias” por “la" dosis peligrosamente alta de la radiación a la piel.
También sabemos que los ciertos grupos de personas están en un riesgo mucho más alto que otros. Éstos incluyen a bebés, pequeños niños, mujeres embarazadas, los ancianos, la gente con la inmunidad perjudicada (aquellos con infección de HIV, pacientes de cáncer, la gente con males carenciales inmunes, y la gente con el mecanismo de reparación de DNA anormal, sólo para llamar unos cuantos).
Cuando los verdaderos efectos de estos exploradores en la salud se hacen conocidos, el Secretario de la Patria Security Janet Napolitano y el resto de la cuadrilla quiénes insisten los exploradores están seguros será mucho tiempo ido.
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