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Electrical / CFLs


May 30

The attachment has good information re. dirty electricity caused by the switch mode power supply in smart meters.

Apr 17

Danger from Electromagnetic Fields - The Lancet

J.B. Sibbison - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1990

"It was reported in 1990 that the draft EPA document was changed to remove the initial recommendation to classify lower frequency EMF as a "probable" human carcinogen and RF as a "possible" human carcinogen. Part of the rationale at the EPA for dealing with industrial pollutants and cancer links was that "We don't want to scare the public."

"The article in The Lancet was written by someone claiming to be the "public relations man" at the EPA."

Kit Weaver

"Government officials in Washington tend to play down or even suppress news linking industrial pollutants to cancer. When I was a public relations man at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), their rationale, as explained to me, was always the same: "We don't want to scare the public". In consequence, the average citizen must usually rely for such information on leaks to the press or the enterprise of investigative reporters. Paul Brodeur of the New Yorker magazine, for one, has been calling to public attention the association between cancer and electromagnetic fields from power lines. . .

Apr 6

A Safer Smart House

Technology Update by ANDRE FAUTEUX

In coming years, expect homes wired with phone jacks, Ethernet cable and eventually fibre optics in most rooms to sell faster.

  • Reducing the RF Risk 
  • Smart Meters 
  • Dirty Electricity

Apr 6

Electromagnetic Fields

Technology Update by Andre Fauteux

Builders, renovators and electricians have an important role to play in helping reduce their client's unnecessary EMF exposure.  

  • Why Precaution is Warranted 
  • Shielding Electric Fields
  • Start by Measuring 
  • Wiring Errors Are The Major Culprit
  • Energy Efficiency and Distance are Key 
  • Shielding Electric Fields

Nov 13

Cover-up - Smart Meter Fires in BC

Sharon Noble Director of StopSmartMetersBC with Citizen's Forum's Jack Etkin

Published on 4 Nov 2015

Smart meter fires are occurring in B.C. and nothing is being done to inform the public.

Sep 5

Meter Fire on Sooke Lake Road, Langford, B.C.

CHEK News Video: Flames and heavy smoke could be seen inside the front of the home when fire crews arrived at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Flames and heavy smoke could be seen inside the front of the home when fire crews arrived at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

VIDEO Fire was electrical (one of many in B.C.) but the report says the "precise cause is still under investigation."

Aug 1

The Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking

Health-Science - international and historical perspectives

"Over 90% of American homes have microwave ovens used for meal preparation. Because microwave ovens are so convenient and energy efficient, as compared to conventional ovens, very few homes or restaurants are without them. In general, people believe that whatever a microwave oven does to foods cooked in it doesn't have any negative effect on either the food or them. Of course, if microwave ovens were really harmful, our government would never allow them on the market, would they? Would they? Regardless of what has been "officially" released concerning microwave ovens, we have personally stopped using ours based on the research facts outlined in this article. . . "

Feb 7

Healthy Homes Environmental (Canada)

Electropollution consulting, detection and protection

Feb 1

Microwave News (USA)

A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Jan 28

BC's Itron Smart Meters put lives and homes at risk --

who is looking out for us? - Coalition to Stop "Smart" Meters, January 28, 2015

ITRON smart meters have the remote disconnect switch, just like those in Ontario, and they allow water/moisture to accumulate just as they did in Saskatchewan.

In British Columbia there has been at least one fire that, according to the BC Safety Authority, was caused by water leaking into the meter, causing a short circuit.

Yet no one, not Bill Bennett, not BC Hydro, not the BC Safety Authority is even acknowledging the fire risk, let alone taking precautionary measures to protect us and our homes.

Engineers who, on a voluntary basis are studying the meters, have found several serious flaws, one of the significant ones being the remote disconnect switch. They are concerned that proper testing of the switch and of the meters themselves hasn't taken place and there is no certification of safety by either CSA or an independent professional electrical engineer - something required by both common sense and the law.

In the attached commentary, a retired engineer, Bob McKechnie warns, "The switch is critical from the safety point of view because if it fails to operate properly the disconnect function will not be accomplished and safety will not be assured."

Our government and BC Hydro are playing Russian roulette with our lives and property. Who is watching out for British Columbians? Must people die before Bill Bennett takes action?

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