Why die for Wi-Fi? My child did…

June 11 is the anniversary of the death of Jenny Fry, a 15 year old girl whose death is attributed to the sufferings she experienced living with Wi-Fi.

Jenny’s mother, Debra, writes:

“She [Jenny]  was utterly exhausted; instead of receiving sympathy and understanding, she was battling the school for giving her detentions and refusing to acknowledge her difficulty around wifi, which had a profound effect on her ability to concentrate, write, explain things, and function in school…

Her death was totally preventable, if I had been listened to earlier.

Her symptoms: headaches, fatigue, joint pains, sleep problems, skin irritation, rash, anaemia, menstrual cycle disruption, heart flutters, difficulty concentrating, temperature control, urine urgency, overwhelming sense of needing to leave some classrooms at school.

She had a really bad nose bleed at home while she was doing home work on her wifi laptop; she came downstairs saying ‘please help me, I cannot stop my nose bleeding and I have not knocked it.’ As a nurse, even I had a job to stop it.

We were both so concerned that I looked up nosebleed/wifi online, and was totally shocked at what I found; the more I researched, the more evidence I found from doctors and scientists saying that wifi was not safe for children, just as mobile phones were not.

I was in the back garden on a sunny day, trying to find a school without wifi and continuing my research into the health effects, using a wifi laptop, when I realised – wow this technology is amazing; it’s coming through brick walls, just like xrays.

This was the moment I realised how dangerous this stuff could be. But at the time I thought that I was trying to save her from future cancer, future fertility problems, as well as the list of symptoms above.

We immediately switched off the wifi at home and fitted ethernet cables, which helped Jenny to sleep, and helped some of her symptoms to go or improve. However, at school, some would return, or be triggered and exacerbated by their Rukus Zoneflex 7982 wifi.

I miss Jenny every day, and will spend the rest of my life trying to get justice for her, and campaigning to raise awareness of the health hazards from wifi/microwave radiation exposure, which should never have been put anywhere near our children.

I hope to help her to achieve her dreams of helping humanity, by telling her tragic – but totally preventable – story.

So please join the fight to protect our remaining precious children from wifi – before it’s too late. Prevention is better than cure.

How? Reduce the tsunami of wifi invading their lives. Switch off wifi in schools, homes and hospitals, and provide wired ethernet access to the internet.”

Debra Fry

Full article is available at: https://www.elettrosensibili.it/category/jenny-fry/

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One day seminar: Wireless Devices – Minimise Your Legal Risks

Keynote speaker, Raymond Broomhall LLB from Kirby Chambers, will discuss the legal liability that businesses and organisations may face for exposing others to wireless radiation.

This is the first seminar in Australia to discuss this legislation and strategies for addressing these risks. The seminar may benefit your business or organisation.

Alternatively, you might like to forward this brochure on the solution-based seminar to an organisation which would benefit from attending.

You need to know about this emerging legal issue if:

  • You have wireless equipment in your workplace, classroom, or any venue open to the public
  • You require employees to use mobile phones, laptops or tablets
  • You are responsible for workplace health and safety
  • You are a councillor, town planner or architect
  • You design or install communication networks or smart meters
  • You have a communications antenna installed on your property

The one-day seminar, presented by EMR Australia, is being held in Melbourne on 26 October 2017.

For further details, and to book, go here.

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Smart Attack! – Animated short film tells it like it is….

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N29AtA3VodU

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Smart meters vulnerable to hacking | The Canberra Times

Your smart meter could be hacked, your energy held to ransom, its usage monitored to determine the best time to rob your house, or even used by advertisers to determine your favourite TV show.

Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra Nigel Phair has warned Australian consumers aren’t aware of the risks associated with their smart meters.

There are two types of smart meters, ‘one-way’ or ‘two-way’ meters: one way meters simply transmit data back to utility companies.

Two-way meters can be updated to inform savvy consumers on fee changes or allow power companies to cut services at a moment’s notice.

Mr Phair said two-way meters had less secure data connections, allowing would-be criminals to hack in.

ActewAGL said there were 3225 two-way smart meters in the ACT, representing 1.7 per cent of meters in the capital.

Mr Phair said there were no Australian or global standards on security and privacy regarding smart meters and called for more stringent digital security standards.

“They’re vulnerable to cyber attacks back into the home because it can receive data over the internet,” Mr Phair said.

“The reason electricity companies want this is because they can turn it off when you don’t pay your bill.”

Mr Phair said hackers could potentially cut power then demand money from households before reactivating it, or use it to determine when no one was home before breaking in.

Mr Phair’s report Smart Meters: What does a connected house really mean? cited a case in Puerto Rico where hackers offered households lower power bills.

For fees ranging up to $US1000, hackers reprogrammed two-way smart meters remotely to reduce monthly power bills by 75 per cent, costing power bodies in Puerto Rico nearly $US400 million.

The report pointed to malware software capable of infecting two-way meters before leaping to nearby meters, potentially shutting down entire neighbourhoods.

“We should only roll out one-way meters in the first instance, until we work out the security and privacy issues of two-ways meters,” Mr Phair said.

“Essentially, one-way radio transmission is more secure for the customer.”

A scathing 2015 report by the Victorian Auditor-General found two-way meters had delivered no cost benefits to Victorian households.

While Mr Phair said the meters allowed consumers to actively monitor and analyse their usage, but most were unaware how.

Mr Phair added smart meter readings also had potential for advertisers.

German researchers eavesdropping on household energy outputs determined the type of TV and the show people were watching by the energy required to light the screen.

It required previous understanding of what energy patterns programs created but Mr Phair said the data could be sold to advertisers, raising privacy concerns.

He said the energy data could be matched with people’s social media use.

A report from the Australian Energy Market Commission last year set new rules in place to improve security and privacy standards on smart meters.

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CORPORATE TIES THAT BIND – An Examination of Corporate Manipulation and Vested Interest in Public Health

“This monumental volume represents decades of dedicated research and expertise into major issues of industrial influence against national and international public health. This exposé will lead to more fairness in public and occupational health and to a new generation of objective public health-oriented advocates.”  James Huff, PhD, formerly head of IARC Monographs Program (France) and associate director for chemical carcinogenesis, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (US).

Edited by Martin J. Walker
Foreword by David O. Carpenter, M.D.

Profitability versus Public Health

The fight between corporate profit and public health has resulted in unnecessary disease and even death. Corporate Ties That Bind clearly shows how conflicts of interest, lies, distortion of facts, and the corruption of scientists affect our exposure to toxins and radiation—and the quality of our lives.

From a wide range of writers, here are groundbreaking pieces on:

  • The basis of bad science
  • Industrial influences on cancer epidemiology
  • Secret ties in asbestos
  • Hiding environmental issues
  • Downplaying radiation risk

Whether you’re concerned about how corporations have distorted the health impacts of their products or how their financial interests affect our well-being, Corporate Ties That Bind is a must-read.

A scholarly and international look at how corporations are influencing public health

In the twenty-first century, corporations have worked their way into government, and, as they grow more powerful, arguments about their involvement with public health have become increasingly black and white. With corporations at the centre of public health and environmental issues, everything chemical or technological is good, and everything natural is bad; scientists who are funded by corporations are right, and those who are independent are invariably wrong.  Common ground between the two sides in these arguments is diminishing.

Corporate Ties That Bind is a collection of essays written by influential academic scholars, activists, and epidemiologists from around the world who scrutinise the corporate reasoning, false science, and trickery of those who present the scientific messages of organisations that attack and censure independent voices.  It shows how we are bombarded with opposing messages, as producers fight to make big profits and those concerned with health try to warn society of impending toxic dangers.  Writers include Lennart Hardell MD PhD, investigative journalist Gunni Nordström and Australia’s Don Maisch, PhD.

This book addresses how the growth of corporatism is destroying liberal democracy and personal choice.  There is a battle taking place between profitability and public health, and this book provides a detailed and scholarly intervention.

Skyhorse Publishing hardcover, also available as an e-book | On Sale: February 7, 2017 ISBN 978-1-5107-1188-4

 

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University Study Exposes Smart Meters Inflating Power Consumption Readings

Smart meters overcharge consumers by up to 582% while at the same time collecting owner’s data which is then sold to third parties for further profit, according to the first major university study into the controversial technology.

The University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands, in collaboration with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) published the results of a major study into the nine most popular smart meters used in the United States and United Kingdom, with the conclusion that smart meters routinely overcharge consumers, often by staggering amount.

“In the experiments (which were entirely reproducible), five of the nine smart meters gave readings that were much higher than the actual amount of power consumed. Indeed, in some setups, these were up to 582 percent higher.”

Is it any wonder that electric utilities have increasingly embraced smart meters, pushing hard for the mass rollout of the technology……

Information on the study can be found at: ELECTRONIC ENERGY METERS’ FALSE READINGS ALMOST SIX TIMES HIGHER THAN ACTUAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

 

 

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Victoria delays implementation of national arrangements for metering competition

The Victorian government has decided that it will not transition to the new national smart meter rule until 2021.  The new rule, which is intended to facilitate a market-led deployment of ‘advanced’ meters and metering competition, commences on 1 December in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.

Delaying implementation of the new rule means that Victorians continue to lack the opt-out rights accorded to other consumers.  Small customers (residential or business customers who consume energy below a specified threshold) in the jurisdictions which have adopted the new rule have the right to opt out of having their working meter replaced with a smart meter.  In addition, even if these consumers are receiving a new meter for other reasons, the national rule provides that customers who have communicated their refusal in advance will be given a non-communicating smart meter.

The delay in transitioning to the national arrangements means that Victorians are continuing to be treated as second-class citizens.

Although the Victorian government didn’t technically take the step of making smart meters compulsory when it mandated its rollout of smart meters, it instead foisted on power distributors the obligation to use their ‘best endeavours’ to install smart meters at every residence and small business.  This approach led to incidences of appalling abuse of human rights, and consumers being falsely told smart meters were mandatory and they had no choice but to accept them or face large fines or power cut-offs.  All complete lies!

Some people were bullied by installers into accepting a smart meter.  Other installers ignored and ripped down signs that stipulated that a smart meter was not to be installed.  Power distributors blatantly sought to mislead consumers as to how often smart meters emitted microwave transmissions in a bid to lull consumers into accepting a smart meter. A number of Victorians took the drastic measure of staying home all day, too frightened to leave their homes, in case an installer came whilst they were out.

Why doesn’t the Victorian Labor government do the right thing and give all Victorians the right to have a non-communicating meter?

 

For previous posts on this issue, see:

Power distributors advocate optional smart meters in Victoria – But will the Victorian Labor Government listen?  

Smart Meters by Stealth

To view the Financial Review’s story on Victoria’s decision to delay transitioning to the national rule, go to Victoria opts out of national rules on smart meters.

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