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April 2012 Comment: D Eisenburg

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David
1.
Collins,ExecutiveSecretary,Maryland
Public
ServiceCommissionWilliamDOnaldSchaeferTower6St.PaulStreet,16
th
FloorBaltimore,Maryland21202
April4,
2012
Dear
Commissioners:Therearenumerousauthoritativescientificstatementsbeingmade
by
unbiasedexpertsandorganizationstellingus,innouncertainterms,thattheeffectsofradiofrequencyradiationsuchasisgenerated
by
SmartMeters,aredangerous.Organizationsandexpertssuchasthoseyouwillseecited
below
do
not
makerash,uninvestigatedcomments.Theirofficial
statements
are
wenconsideredandmadeonlyafterserious
andbroadinvestigationintothepeer-reviewedscience.Responsiblepublicofficialsaswellasallotherindividualsmustsurelyask~
why
areall
of
theseimportantworldbodies
warning
usof
thedangers
of
511181t
meters?
Why
would
they
dothis?Afterall,theyhaveriobias,unlikeindustryfunded
"experts"
andindustryfunded"studies.."Thereisnofinancialorothergainfortheseorganizations
in
eithersupportingoropposingSmartMeters.
TestimonyofGlobalandPublicOrganizationsandUnbiasedMedicalAuthorities:
TheWaridHealthOrganization,forexample,
ill
PressReleaseNo.208,onMay31stof2011,placedthekindofwireless,non-ionizingradiationthatisgenerated
by
Smart
Meters
and
other
devicesintotheCategory2B
carcinogen
list.
II
ltp:/
Iwww.scribd.com/doc/61286259/Radiofreguency~R1diation-2B-Cs."cinogen-WHO-Press-Release-No-208-5-31-11TheKarolinska
Institute
isoneofEurope'sJeadingmedicaluniversities
that
appointsthelaureatesfortheNobelPrizeinMedicineandoneof
the
topmedicalresearchinstitutions
in
theworld.
It
recentlyissuedaglobalhealthwarning
011
wireless
SmartMeter.sandis
urgingahalt
to
theirrollout.bttp:Ilwww.scribd.comJdoc/48148346fKaoliliska-Institute--Pl'ess-ReleaseTheAmericanAcademyofEnviroomentaJMedicinehasinJanuaryofthis
year,
2012,adoptedaresolution
calling
forahalttowirelesssmartmeters,sayingthatcontinuingwithSmartMeterinstallationwouldbe"extremelyirresponsible".Thisrepresents
the
firstnationalphysician'sgrouptolookin-depthatwirelesshealthrisksandtoadvisethe
 
publicanddecision-makersaboutpreventativepublichealthactionsthatarenecessary.
http://ppjg.meltag/american-academy-of-envi.·onmental-sciellcelThe
NationalInstituteofHealth,
InFebruary
of
2011,
warnedthat
biologicalchangesinthebrainoccurafteronlyminutesofexposuretothesamekindofnon-ionizingradiation
thatis
emitted
by
Smartmeters:
http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/30S/S/80S.abstractTheCaliforniaStateSantaCruz
CountyPublic
HealthDepartment
basrecentlyconcludedinitsofficialreportthatSmartMetersDOposeahealthrisk.Certainlythecommissionersrealizethatamunicipalpublichealthdepartmentdoesnotcometosuch
conclusiens
wi
thoutscientificand
medi
cal
j
ustification,
TheSantaCruzCounty,CABoardofSupervisorsdirectedits
public
healthofficertoprepareananalysisoftheresearchonthehealtheffects
of
SmartMetersinDecember2011.PokiStewart
Namkung,
M.D.M.P.H.,prepared
this
report:
HealthRisksAssociatedWithSmal1Meters
whichrecognizes:SmartMeters
transmit
pulsedradiation(RF)24/7Thereareevidence-basedhealthrisksofRFRFexposurecanbecumulativeandadditive
The
massiveincreasein
RF
publicexposuressincethemid-1990's
The
controversy
between
independentandindustryscience,includinglackof
funding
forindependentresearchEvidencetosupportan
Electrical
Sensitivity(EHS)
diagnosis
ThepublichealthissueisthatSmartMetersareinvoluntaryRFexposures
FCC
thermal
guidelines
areirrelevantfornon-thermalpublicexposures.ThelackofrelevantsafetystandardsforchronicpulsedRFThereportsummarycallstormoregovernmentvigilancetowardsinvoluntaryRFpublic
exposuresbecause,"...
governmentalagenciesare
the
onlydefenseagainst
such
involuntaryexposure."ThereportalsoprovidesexamplesofstrategiestoreduceRFincludingminimizecellandcordlessphoneuse,use
speakerphone
whenpossible,usewiredinternet
connections,
avoidsettingalaptoponyourlap,andmore.
ExcerptsfromtbeStateof'CaliforniaSantaCruzHealthDept.Report:
"ThepublichealthissueofconcerninregardtoSmartsdetersistheinvoluntaryexposurea/individualsandhouseholdstoelectromagneticfield(EMF)radiation."
"TherearenumeroussituationsinwhichthedistancebetweentheSmartlvletersand
humansisLessthanthreefeelonanongoing
basis.
e.g.a
SmartMeter
mountedon
the
2
 
externalwall{aabedroomwiththebedplaced
adjacentto
thai
mounting
next
to
the
internalwall...•....SmartMeters
emil
frequenciesalmostcontinuously,
day
and"light,.sevendaysa
week.
i>
"...exposureisadditiveandconsumersmayhavealreadyincreasedtheirexposurestoradiofrequencyradiation
in
the.
home
throughthe
voluntary
use
of
wireless
devices..
11wouldbeimpossibleto
know
how
closeaconsumermigh:be
to
theirlimit,makinguncertaintywiththeinstallationofamandatorySmartMefer."".....allavailable.peer-reviewed,scientificresearchdatacanbeextrapolatedto
apply
/0
Smartsdeters,taking-intoconsiderationthemagnitudeandtheintensity
~lthe
exposure."
"Since
themid-1990'sthe
'use
qfcellularand
wirelessdeviceshas
increased
exponentiailyexposingthepublictomassivelyincreasedlevelsofRF.,"Itmusthenotedthatthereisltttle
basicsciencefundingfor
this
type
ofresearchandit
is
largely
funded
by
industry."
"...mostresearchcarriedoutbyindependent
non-govemment
ornon-industry
affiliated
researcherssuggests
potentiallyseriouseffects
from
manynon-ionizingradiationexposures,
researchfunded
by
industry
and
some
governmentsseemstocastdoubton
the
potentialfarharm."
"Despitethiscontroversy,
evidence
is
accumulatingon
theresultsofexposuretoRFatnon-thermallevelsincludingincreasedpermeabilitya/theblood-brainbarrierintheheadCEherhardl,2008),
harmftd
t4t/'ectson
sperm,
doublestrand
breaksin
DNAwhichcouldleadtocancergenesis(Phillips,2011).
stress
geneactivationindicatingan
exposure
toa
toxin
(Blank,2011),andalterations
in
brainglucose'metabolism(Volkow,
2011)."
"01
rren
tiy,
researchhas
demonstrated
objectiveevidence
(0
support
theEHS
di.'"
agl1os1s-_.
"Meeting
the
currentFCCguideltnesonlyassures
thai
aileshouldnothavehealdamage
from
Smartidete«exposure.Itsaysnothingabout
safety.from
theriskofmanychronicdiseasesthatthepublicismostconcernedaboutsuchascancer;miscarriage,birthdefects,semenquality,autoimmunediseases,etc.Therefore,when
it
comestononthermaleffectsojRF,FCCguidelinesareirrelevantandcannotbeused/oranyclaimsofSmanidetersafetyunlesshealdamageisinvolved
(Li,
201/).".'Therearenocurrent,relevantpublic
sqfelY
standardsforpulsedRFinvolvingchronicexposureofthepublic,norofsensitivepopulations,norofpeoplewithmetalandmedical
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