Prana Festival to feature electropollution workshops

The Prana Festival which takes place at Opoutere on the Coromandel over the New Year (30 December 2014 – 3 January 2015) features music, workshops on subjects as diverse as nutirition, yoga, massage therapy, dance ecology and more.

This year electropollution expert Paul Waddell from www.safespace.net.nz has been invited to give two workshops on electropollution.

The workshops will be –

Are Eco Technologies Actually Safe for Humans?  (45 minutes and 30 + minutes questions and discussion)

  • Brief description of Electro-Pollution & the associated health effects
  • Are modern “Eco” technologies actually safe for humans?
    (You may be very surprised by the answers to this question)
  • What are the health risks associated with Solar Photovoltaic systems,
    and how to have a truly safe energy-efficient home

How to Live More Safely in our Modern Techno World  (1.5 hrs + 30 minutes questions and discussion)

  • What are the possible health effects of electric and magnetic fields, microwave radiation and dirty electricity
  • How to measure your environment, a demonstration of test equipment and methods
  • Practical ways to lower your exposure and for you and your family to be safer

Details of the Prana Festival are available here

December 17: Electropollution information evening

Earlier in the year Joey Moncarz, then a teacher at the local school, organised a presentation evening at Waiuku where we both spoke about the hazards of Wi-Fi in schools.

This time Joey has an evening planned for this week on Wednesday night at the Onehunga Community Centre.  Both Joey and Paul Waddell will be talking about Electro-Pollution and particularly the hazards of Microwave Radiation in all of the forms that we are exposed to.  It is short notice but hopefully either you or someone you know can make it along.
Wednesday 17th December at 6.30 pm
Onehunga Community Center
83 Church Street, Onehunga

Cell phone safety infographic (Must-read for everyone with a cell phone!)

The website http://www.thrivemovement.com/ has a recent post on the cell phone safety issue that is a must read for everyone with a cell phone. Here’s the introduction to the post…

By Kimberly Carter Gamble  13 Sept. 2014

When cell phones first came out, I used to hold mine directly up to my ear for what amounted to hours a day. A few years ago, I had surgery for removal of cancer in the exact spot I held my phone. I can’t prove direct causation, but that’s when I started looking into the possible ramifications of radiation from cell phones.

After that, I started reading the small print that came with the cell phones I bought and noticed even they had warnings about the radiation. But it took some real sleuthing to find it. Take Apple, for example; the manual tells you to go to the Apple website for a detailed explanation of safety. After sorting thru looking for the right link, you open the document where it tells you to go look on your phone. To access the info on the phone, you go to Settings > General > About > Legal > RF Exposure. It’s pretty daunting, and within the info, they refer you back to their website for more info on their testing. The process is quite a run-around.

Knowing that not everyone has the time or inclination to do the research needed to figure out what’s true and what habits would help keep us all safer, the THRIVE team created this infographic for you to see and share.

The infographic is below:

Cell_Phone_Radiation_Infographic

Please note that when it suggests a wired headset for a cell phone, the best type of wired headset is an air tube headset and when speaking from a landline, use a traditional landline with a cord, as cordless DECT phones were shown in one study to have similar cancer risks to cell phones.

NB:  While you can keep yourself safer by following the advice on the infographic, ideally cell phone use should be minimised as the more people who use cell phones, the more cell phone infrastructure is needed to support the use of the phones, and cell phone towers themselves appear to be a cancer risk.

 

If you are interested in EMR and health please sign up for the email list at www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz.  This link also includes a search facility to allow you to search the website for topics of interest.

Link to original source post: http://www.thrivemovement.com/cell-phones-more-than-voice-in-your-ear.blog

Electropollution expert’s lecture now online

Earlier this year 92014) electropollution consultant Paul Waddell from www.safespace.net.nz   gave a lecture on electropollution.  Thank you for Vinny Eastwood for filming the lecture and making its available to everyone on youtube.

You can access part one of the presentation at this link and part two will be added when it is available.

http://www.naturalmedicine.net.nz/childrens-health-and-development/see-paul-waddells-lecture-on-electropollution/

 

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Is electropollution the worst health threat we face?

If you have been wondering why there are so many people that you know battling cancer or some other degenerative disease, perhaps the answer may be as close as the DECT cordless phone base on your friend’s bedside table,  the smart meter on their bedroom wall,  the wi-fi router on their work desk, or the smart phone in their breast pocket…or perhaps all of these things  in combination…?

Modern wireless technologies that produce radiofrequency radiation (RFR) that can damage DNA (with high enough exposures) are in common use and believed by most people to be safe?

A new post on the website of the award-winning smart meter documentary Take Back Your Power* examines the proliferation of wireless technologies and asks whether we are unwittingly putting our health at risk through uncritical adoption of new high-tech gadgetry.

Here’s the link:

http://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2012/10/07/electropollution-and-the-decline-in-health-of-a-nation/

 

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*If you are inspired to want to run a screening of the award winning documentary  Take Back Your Power (www.takebackyourpower.net) in your community or local cinema please contact us through this link.  Thank you.

FREE screening of Microwaves, Science and Lies

What happens when a doctor and his local community ask questions about a proposed Cell Phone Tower in their neighbourhood ? The answers will shock you.  This is a ‘Must See’ Movie – and here is your opportunity to see it for free.

When? Tuesday 28th October at 7.00pm

Where: St Heliers Centre, 100 St Heliers Bay Rd, St Heliers, Auckland 1071

(If you are not in Auckland, please let friends and family in Auckland know about the screening in a timely manner so they don’t miss out.)

Booking essential:  Tel 5756098

There will be free refreshments after the movie.

Paul Waddell from www.safespace.net.nz will be available to answer questions.

 

If you are interested in the microwave radiation and health issues, please consider joining the email list for www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz to get updates on what is happening with the smart meter issue in NZ.  (If you are in Australia, please visit www.stopsmartmeters.com.au.)

How much radiation does the smart meter at YOUR home produce?

A document prepared by smart meter manufacturer EDMI shows that its GPRS modem EWM100 produces less microwave radiation than the level permitted by the NZ legal standard NS2772.1:1999 but still a very large amount of radiation nonetheless.

As you can see from the attached document, the modem can produce pulses of microwave up to 1,990,000 microwatts per square metre. 

Given that the scientists who compiled the BioInitiative Report (www.bioinitiative.org) consider that  1,000 microwatts per square metre is a suitable upper limit for human exposure, the level of radiation produced by the modem is a serious concern.

Due to the high amount of radiation produced by the modem EDMI recommends that signs be used to warn people who may spend any large amount of time next to the modem (such as might occur if the smart meter were on the wall of their bedroom or next to a chair where they work.)  however, I am not aware of any case in NZ where4 any smart meter installer has put up a warning notice regarding the microwave radiation hazard posed by a smart meter.

NZS 2772 – Exposure to Radiofrequency fields – EWM 100 with comment

Special community screening of Take Back Your Power in Marton September 13

Just a reminder that a special community screening of the award-winning smart meter documentary Take Back Your Power will take place in Marton on September 13. Full details are at this link: www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/award-winning-smart-meter-documentary-to-screen-in-marton-on-september-13/

If you are not in this area, you can stream or purchase the documentary from www.takebackyourpower.net

Live in the Matamata-Piako Council area? Please tell your Council that “smart” water meters are not acceptable

Matamata-Piako District Council is  currently seeking public input into water issues, including water meters.  The consultation includes a discussion of whether water meters should be adopted.  (See this link for details http://www.mpdc.govt.nz/component/content/article/105-news-a-events/news-a-have-your-say/2455-water-supply?Itemid=647)

If you live in this area and do not want water meters or “smart” water meters, please make your opinions known;  Please make a submission by August 22.  (The link above has details how to do this.)

Please also let friends and family in this area know about the consultation.

 

INFORMATION TO HELP YOU MAKE A SUBMISSION

 
The links below provide information on the current status of “smart” water meters in NZ.  (Like “smart” electricity meters, “smart” water meters use radiation frequency radiation in the microwave to send information about water use.)

The lower of the two links also includes information about the potential downsides of water meters in general.  If you would like to make a submission regarding water meters in general and/or smart meters, you may find the information at these links helpful.
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/urgent-smart-water-meter-alert-for-waikato-district-council-area/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/some-ideas-to-help-you-write-to-the-mayor-and-councillors-of-waikato-district-council/

Please encourage friends and family in the Matamata-Piako area to also contribute to the consultation.  A short statement outlining your concerns about water meters in general and/or your about the potential health impacts of “smart” water meters is all that is required to contribute to this consultation.

NB:  If you email Councillors about the smart water meter issue, please consider emailing through the Contact form at this link  http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/contact-us/ to me know what response you receive. Many thanks.

Public presentation on Wi-Fi in schools August 7th

Taikura Rudolf Steiner School is hosting a presentation, in conjunction with concerned parents, on
Wi-Fi in schools: the science, legal position, policy, and health and safety obligations

Thursday 7th August, 7pm at the Taikura School Hall, Nelson St, Hastings.

Guest Speaker: Expert Environmental Lawyer, Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc (Microbiology & Biochemistry), RSHDipPHI,

An examination of international responses to Wi-Fi technology both at governmental and medical levels as well as current NZ government standards will also be covered . Q & A is scheduled at end of evening.
You are warmly invited to attend this talk if you are in Hastings at this time.

 

Survey of people adversely affected by “smart meters”

The results of a survey of people whose health has been adversely affected by “smart meters” are now available in summary form at this link http://www.eiwellspring.org/smartmeter/ACCsurvey.htm or the full report may be downloaded from the link below.

The survey used an online questionnaire and asked all participants the same questions.

The majority of people (59%) were not electrosensitive (ES) prior to the installation of the “smart meter” and 82% reported their health was “good” or “excellent” prior to the installation of the “smart meter”.  People were affected in different ways by the “smart meters”, however, according to the link above, “Reports of insomnia, tinnitus, pressure in the head, difficulty concentrating, headaches and heart arrhythmia were particularly common.”

(Similar symptoms, including headaches, tinnitus, sleeping difficulties and heart palpitations, have been reported  to www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz by New Zealanders who have had a “smart meter” installed at their home.)

In the survey, a nocebo affect could be ruled out for a lot of participants because many of  the survey participants (42%) developed symptoms before they knew that a “smart meter” had been installed.  Moreover 63% of the participants had not been concerned about “smart meters” before they developed the “smart meter”-associated symptoms.

The good news was that when the “smart meter” was improved, 91% experienced an improvement in their health.  However, some had ongoing problems even after the “smart meter” was removed.

Quoting from the link above:
“About 45% of the responders believe that the smart meters caused them to become electrically sensitive.”
A similar association  between the development of electrosensitivity in previously healthy people after a “smart meter” installation was found in a case series collated by Australian physician Dr. Federica Lamech. (See:  http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/american-academy-of-environmental-medicine-calls-for-moratorium-on-smart-meters/.)

 

The potential for “smart meters” to cause people to develop electrosensitivity (ES) (also know as electrohypersensitvity or EHS) is a major concern considering that this people with this condition suffer from painful and debilitating symptoms when exposed to levels of electromagnetic radiation and/or electromagnetic fields (from cell phone towers,  cell phones, computers, Wi-Fi, household wiring etc.) that are  almost impossible to avoid in developed countries.  (For more information on EHS: please see these links: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/what-is-it-like-to-live-with-electrohypersensitivity-ehs-one-womans-story/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/electrohypersensitivity-a-short-film-by-time-magazine-free-to-watch-online/

(Health professionals who need information on the assessment and treatment of people with electrosensitivities may find this link helpful: www.scribd.com/doc/87308119/Guideline-of-the-Austrian-Medical-Association-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-EMF-related-health-problems-and-illnesses-EMF-syndrome)

Quoting from http://www.eiwellspring.org/smartmeter/ACCsurvey.htm

“Effects of new or worsened electrical sensitivities, due to smart meters:

•      19% were forced to leave their job

•      24% needed accommodations at work

•      48% needed accommodations at home

•      64% had limited capacity to work

•      17% moved away from their home

•      37% want to move away, but cannot

•      24% can use a cell phone without symptoms, as opposed to 50% before the smart meter

•      39% can use a computer without symptoms, as opposed to 79% before the smart meter

“Could the health effects have another cause?

“The survey explores other explanations through several questions.  Other possibilities include equipment installed in the home around the time the smart meter was installed, as well as outside sources, such as nearby transmitters.  The answers do not point to such alternative explanations.’

 

The full report may be downloaded here: http://www.mainecoalitiontostopsmartmeters.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Exhibit-10-Smart-Meter-Health-Effects-Report-Survey2.pdf

 

Site editor’s note:

If you still have an analogue meter and do not want a “smart meter” please see this link: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/how-to-avoid-getting-a-smart-meter/

If you want to get rid of an existing “smart meter”, please see this link: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/how-to-get-rid-of-a-smart-meter/