Smart Meters & 5G

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See sections below.


NEW UPDATE BELOW:

Veteran's electric turned off 

despite medical certification from MD

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It is critical that you contact your legislators 

And the Consumer Affairs Committee

about the need for 

ELECTROMECHANCIAL ANALOG METERS.


TALKING POINTS!


PLEASE ASK YOUr STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO CO-SPONSOR, or SUPPORT HB 313

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2019&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0313&pn=0293


PLEASE ASK YOUr STATE SENATOR TO CO-SPONSOR, ASAP, SB 791

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2019&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0791


Note:

"OPT OUT METERS" are wireless meters that will not solve the problems of health, safety (fire), security and privacy risks.


Mesh Network Smart Meters have 3x the transmission of Hub and Spoke Smart Meters. Consumers and legislators need to know this. 


Collector Meters should be on poles not homes.


Check back frequently for updates. 


Physicians, not utility corporations, should make medical decisions

PLEASE STAND WITH VETERAN WHO's POWER WAS TURNED OFF DESPITE MEDICAL CERTIFICATION


A disabled veteran contacted us to report that despite a serious medical need to keep his electric power on, his electric utility corporation overruled his medical doctor, a hematologist. They turned his power off despite a 30-day medical certification form filled out by the doctor reporting a serious medical need for electricity. His utility company showed up, unannounced, and turned off his power despite an earlier agreement not to do so.

His disability and need to avoid the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from a smart meter stemmed from an exposure to benzene during his military service. This veteran’s disability (a very rare bone marrow failure disease called aplastic anemia) stems from drinking the poisoned water while serving at Camp Lejeune. Utility corporations should provide utility service, not medical opinions. Utilities should not be allowed to place Pennsylvanians in harms way, especially when a medical doctor has provided documentation of a serious medical need. 


This veteran is very tired, becoming exhausted, because he wakes up every morning at 4:00 am to start up his generator. Its been 10 days and he has not been helped. 


"Smart” meters are having a very severe impact on people’s lives. Consumers health should not be jeopardized for corporate profit.  Those most severely affected, such as this man who served our country, need your help. Please contact your legislators, taking points are below. Please be respectful and polite, we are trying to get them to work with us and change the law. 
To find your PA Legislators: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/findyourlegislator/index.cfm
Also, please call Governor Wolf - 717-787-2500

1. Physicians, not utility corporations, should make medical decisions

2. Thousands of scientific studies have shown the harm of EMR. Also, 250 experts from 42 countries have asked the UN to protect the health of humans and the environment from electromagnetic radiation. Smart meters emit electromagnetic radiation, in many cases every 3 seconds. 


3. Pennsylvanians are suffering, some are in dire need of help with alternative housing, and are needing to leave the state.  We know of at least four who were completely unable to live in their homes for at least part of this year. Two are now living without electricity. This mandate is creating illness, disability and even homelessness. (There are interviews with victims, as well as doctors and experts on PaSafeTech YouTube Channel.) 

4. We need our legislators to protect us, by moving smart meter opt out bills HB313 and SB791 out of committee, so they can be voted on and passed. 


5. Adding 5G small cell towers in front of homes will exacerbate these problems. People’s homes need to be safe places where they can be safe. Wired Fiber Optic to and through the premises will provide safe, fast and secure internet to all. 

www.PaSafeTech.org

Find us on Facebook (Pennsylvanians for Safe Technology), Instagram (PaSafeTech), and YouTube (PaSafeTech)

Antenna Densification/5G

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URGENT - 4/5G Bill Being Fast Tracked

URGENT: 4/5G Bill Fast-Tracked w/o Public InputPA OPPOSE HOUSE BILL 1400Bill Title: Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act
The Consumer Affairs Committee 


ALSO OPPOSE SB 835 RURAL BROADBAND- 5G

Providing for funding of high-speed broadband service infrastructure deployment in unserved areas of this Commonwealth and for powers and duties of the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Communications Committee
WE SUPPORT RURAL BROADBAND CONSISTING OF FIBER OPTIC TO & THROUGH THE PREMISES

NOT harmful 5G


pasafetech@gmail.com

Key Points:
HB 1400 would place antennas at second-story level, next to homes, very close to you and your family. 

  • Thousands of additional antennas would be constructed in rights of way, in front of homes, stores, offices, schools, playgrounds, etc. 
  • All placement, construction, modification and operations would be done without your prior knowledge or consent.
    The highly unnatural, pulse-modulated microwave radiation levels would increase in your home by 10 to 10,000 times.
  • This radiation would include mm, cm and dm wavelengths that are maximally absorbed by human and animal bodies.
  • The mm microwavelengths also produce resonance effects upon insects' antennae, decimating bee populations.
  • Birds, with their brain magnetite concentration, cannot tolerate more microwave radiation, and will die off more quickly.
  • No consideration is given to farmers and their capacity to continue growing food for all.
  • No consideration is given to the Amish or Native peoples who disagree philosophically with microwave radiation intrusion.
  • No consideration is given to persons with metal implants or electronic medical devices that would experience interference.
  • No consideration is given to persons whose medical conditions are exacerbated by microwave radiation.
  • No consideration is given to more vulnerable groups, such as children, elders, pregnant women and people who are ill.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents decrease children's exposure to wireless radiation. 
  • This Bill would markedly increase radiation and leave no refuge from it.
  •  (A waiver, hearing, and one property owner's consent would be needed in this case.)
  • Any kind of 2-way (transmitting and receiving) antenna such as 4G/5G would be allowed.
  • Telecom would pay your municipality very little: only $100 per pole plus a permit fee, or if more than one on a pole, $170.
  • Each wireless facility could be as large as 28 cubic feet is the maximum size.
  • There could be more than one on a pole (collocation).
  • Refrigerator-size power supplies would appear on every block, with other electromagnetic emissions at pedestrian level.
  • The volume of the scientific literature now approaches 25,000 studies of radiofrequency/microwave (RF/MW) radiation.
  • Industry sources continue to misrepresent the science.

HB 1400 would sacrifice many of your most precious rights to the Telecom industry, and at a low price.
The health and safety hazards are KNOWN and SCIENTIFICALLY ESTABLISHED!


Critical Action Needed: Contact your Municipal Government to urge them to adopt local ordinances restricting the OPERATION of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities (WTF). 


Please click on the link below for ways to do this. 

Please contact us for more information.


https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/blank


The 1996 Telecommunications Act left the OPERATIONS of WTFs under MUNICIPAL CONTROL. 


Here is a great example of how to get started!

Township Supervisors Ask Planners to Consider 5G Towers 

https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/maidencreek-supervisors-ask-planners-to-consider-5g-towers?fbclid=IwAR04ZIR771VseJsgylK7-AbfXT8vWH4PKIDE8H46cWoYp1SbAaClB_5888U


We recommend restricting the operation of WTFs so they are located as HIGH as possible, as FAR APART, and operating at as LOW POWER as possible, and OPERATING AS INFREQUENTLY AS POSSIBLE. This will help protect people, especially in residential areas.  

Press Releases

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Ask your Legislator to support Analog Choice for All & Accommodations for Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
December 19, 2018  


Pennsylvanians for Safe Technology issues this statement of support for the proposed Analog Choice and Accommodation Amendment, developed by the EHS Group (www.ehs.group). The EHS Group is a group of Pennsylvanians who have ADA recognized disabilities that would be exacerbated by the addition of a smart meter on their property.


The EHS Group developed this bill after witnessing the harrowing, expensive, and all- consuming PUC formal complaint process Pennsylvania residents are forced to endure in an effort to prevent smart meter deployment on their properties. The EHS Group petition to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth legislators stresses the urgent medical need for analog meters and accommodations for those with disabilities and medical need. This amendment would also allow analog choice for all Pennsylvanians. 


Rosemary Chiavetta, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, in response to a Freedom of Information Request for the number of smart meter complaints, responded that the PUC does not track these complaints. Pennsylvania State Senator Lisa Boscola’s office reported there were 700 such complaints, and that her office had personally helped file 34 of them.  


The EHS Group reports on the extraordinary suffering of those whose PUC complaints have been dismissed. When dismissal occurs, smart meters are immediately forced on the homes of the complainant under threat of termination of electric service. One such customer with a disability, whose physician had testified in her hearing that she suffered from electromagnetic sensitivity (EHS) and should not have a smart meter on her property, had been preparing her appeal in the form of a petition for reconsideration in a timely manner, when her electric utility forced her to accept a smart meter on her home. Her utility had called the police to her home to force the install. This customer filed a petition for reconsideration on time, and the PUC has decided to reconsider its dismissal of her case. This customer with a disability is still suffering every day from the harmful effects of the PECO smart meter which remains on her house. 


The eight cases in the EHS Group petition detail the heartbreaking human suffering, and the loss of the ability for those suffering from electromagnetic sensitivity or radiation sequelae to participate in family and community events. Those suffering from these conditions often lose their ability to live in their own homes or even in the entire state of Pennsylvania. One senior citizen suffering from electromagnetic sensitivity abandoned the PUC formal complaint route and paid thousands of dollars to move his PECO smart meter to the edge of his property, only to continue to be unable to live in his home due to the smart meter emissions. Even though he was a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania, he was forced to move out of state.  He settled in Arizona, where he was not required to have a smart meter on his home. Another case, which is detailed in the EHS Group petition, involves an international veterinary expert who developed a cardiac condition and electromagnetic sensitivity when the PECO smart meter was installed on her house. She has permanently lost the ability to participate in family, community, and professional events, such as her children’s school and athletic events, church services, and professional activities such as international conferences. This family was up against four full-time utility lawyers. 


Additionally, recent events around the state highlight the urgent need for the proposed Analog Choice and Accommodation Bill. A thirty-year old woman was forced to move from her home in Philadelphia because of the wireless microwave barrage in her apartment, caused by five smart meters attached to her building, and the recently installed street level wireless antennas.  She has moved out of the state. A mother with an ADA disability was forced to leave her husband and family of several children because the smart metering system changed in her neighborhood.  She can no longer go to her home without experiencing serious medical problems. Two of her physicians, including one from a large teaching hospital, requested an analog meter be placed on her home as an accommodation for her disability.  Her utility, Metropolitan Edison, refused. This woman was forced to file a PUC complaint because Met Ed refused to grant her an accommodation for her disability. When she returns home for less than a half hour to visit her family, she experiences serious medical problems.  She has been unable to live in her home since October 2018. The Itron product manual for the Sentinel meter Met Ed placed on her home, describes it as “…designed for commercial and industrial locations, including large industrial sites and substations…“. Concerned for her health, she engaged a recognized national expert in metering technology to come to her home. He recorded high levels of wireless radiation being emitted from the Met Ed meter on her home. Met Ed has denied to her legislators that she even has a smart meter on her home. 


These cases demonstrate the harm done to vulnerable Pennsylvanians by the PUC and electric utilities throughout the Commonwealth, the lack of consumer protections and lack of accommodations for ADA accepted diagnoses of disability. Pennsylvania stands alone as the only state with a public utility commission which refuses to acknowledge the issue of smart meter harm to residential customers who are disabled or medically fragile.  Every other state utility commission that has considered the issue of smart meter harm to disabled customers, has granted accommodations to their customers with disabilities.  The plight of these Pennsylvanians with disabilities requires immediate action of the Pennsylvania legislature or the Public Utility Commission. 


For more information, contact: PaSafeTech@gmail.com.

ADA Accommodation for Disabilities

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ANALOG CHOICE AND ACCOMMODATION FOR DISABILITIES


SMART METERS & 5G


UPDATES ON BOTH ARE BELOW, Smart Meters Followed by 5G


SMART METERS

The need Is serious for an increasing number of people, these are sickening some to the point they cannot live in their homes and there is no relief but to change the law. 

Short Video Clips are on our YouTube Channel

See "Stories from the Meter"

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkyeYNHgeaBhxjfbW3P6b1Q?view_as=subscriber

It is critical that you contact your legislators 

And the Consumer Affairs Committee

about the need for 

ELECTROMECHANCIAL ANALOG METERS.

TALKING POINTS - COMING SOON!

PLEASE ASK YOUr STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO CO-SPONSOR, or SUPPORT HB 313

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFDOCS/Legis/PN/Public/btCheck.cfm?txtType=PDF&sessYr=2019&sessInd=0&billBody=H&billTyp=B&billNbr=0313&pn=0293

PLEASE ASK YOUr STATE SENATOR TO CO-SPONSOR, ASAP, SB 791

https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2019&sind=0&body=S&type=B&bn=0791

Note:

"OPT OUT METERS" are wireless meters that will not solve the problems of health, safety (fire), security and privacy risks.

Mesh Network Smart Meters have 3x the transmission of Hub and Spoke Smart Meters. Consumers and legislators need to know this. 

Collector Meters should be on poles not homes.

Check back frequently for updates. 


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5G/SMALL CELL FACILITIES


URGENT - 4/5G Bill Being Fast TrackedURGENT: 4/5G Bill Fast-Tracked w/o Public InputPA OPPOSE HOUSE BILL 1400Bill Title: Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act The Consumer Affairs Committee
ALSO OPPOSE SB 835 RURAL BROADBAND- 5GProviding for funding of high-speed broadband service infrastructure deployment in unserved areas of this Commonwealth and for powers and duties of the Department of Community and Economic Development.Communications Committee WE SUPPORT RURAL BROADBAND CONSISTING OF FIBER OPTIC TO & THROUGH THE PREMISESNOT harmful 5G
pasafetech@gmail.com Key Points:  HB 1400 would place antennas at second-story level, next to homes, very close to you and your family. 

  • Thousands of additional antennas would be constructed in rights of way, in front of homes, stores, offices, schools, playgrounds, etc. 
  • All placement, construction, modification and operations would be done without your prior knowledge or consent. The highly unnatural, pulse-modulated microwave radiation levels would increase in your home by 10 to 10,000 times.
  • This radiation would include mm, cm and dm wavelengths that are maximally absorbed by human and animal bodies.
  • The mm microwavelengths also produce resonance effects upon insects' antennae, decimating bee populations.
  • Birds, with their brain magnetite concentration, cannot tolerate more microwave radiation, and will die off more quickly.
  • No consideration is given to farmers and their capacity to continue growing food for all.
  • No consideration is given to the Amish or Native peoples who disagree philosophically with microwave radiation intrusion.
  • No consideration is given to persons with metal implants or electronic medical devices that would experience interference.
  • No consideration is given to persons whose medical conditions are exacerbated by microwave radiation.
  • No consideration is given to more vulnerable groups, such as children, elders, pregnant women and people who are ill.The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents decrease children's exposure to wireless radiation. 
  • This Bill would markedly increase radiation and leave no refuge from it.  
  •  (A waiver, hearing, and one property owner's consent would be needed in this case.)
  • Any kind of 2-way (transmitting and receiving) antenna such as 4G/5G would be allowed.
  • Telecom would pay your municipality very little: only $100 per pole plus a permit fee, or if more than one on a pole, $170.
  • Each wireless facility could be as large as 28 cubic feet is the maximum size.   
  • There could be more than one on a pole (collocation).
  • Refrigerator-size power supplies would appear on every block, with other electromagnetic emissions at pedestrian level.   
  • The volume of the scientific literature now approaches 25,000 studies of radiofrequency/microwave (RF/MW) radiation.
  • Industry sources continue to misrepresent the science.  

HB 1400 would sacrifice many of your most precious rights to the Telecom industry, and at a low price. The health and safety hazards are KNOWN and SCIENTIFICALLY ESTABLISHED!
Critical Action Needed: Contact your Municipal Government to urge them to adopt local ordinances restricting the OPERATION of Wireless Telecommunication Facilities (WTF).
Please click on the link below for ways to do this. Please contact us for more information.
https://www.americansforresponsibletech.org/blank
The 1996 Telecommunications Act left the OPERATIONS of WTFs under MUNICIPAL CONTROL.
Here is a great example of how to get started!Township Supervisors Ask Planners to Consider 5G Towers https://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/maidencreek-supervisors-ask-planners-to-consider-5g-towers?fbclid=IwAR04ZIR771VseJsgylK7-AbfXT8vWH4PKIDE8H46cWoYp1SbAaClB_5888U
We recommend restricting the operation of WTFs so they are located as HIGH as possible, as FAR APART, and operating at as LOW POWER as possible, and OPERATING AS INFREQUENTLY AS POSSIBLE. This will help protect people, especially in residential areas.  





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