Screening of GENERATION ZAPPED in Oakleigh (Melbourne), Sunday 3rd December, 3.30 pm

                Join us for a special screening of

                          GENERATION ZAPPED

A new documentary film about the health risks of wireless technology

Date:  Sunday, 3rd December 2017

Time: Commences at 3.30 pm

Location: Oakleigh Grammar Community                          Conference Centre

   77 – ­81 Willesden Rd                               Oakleigh  (Hughesdale)

Tickets: Entry by donation

The screening will be followed by a discussion
Close 5 pm

Visit for more information on the film.

Hosted by Stop Smart Meters Australia Inc

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Kawana (Sunshine Coast) Smart Meters Information Session, 19th November, 2.00 pm

Smart meter rollouts in Queensland have begun. AGL is sending out letters offering you the “opportunity” to upgrade your meter.  They do not mention that the upgrade will have a radiofrequency transmitter which emits in the microwave range!

World-wide, including more locally in Victoria, these meters have caused sickness, increased bills, house fires and appliance damage.

Come along to this information session and become informed.

Time:    1.30 pm for a 2.00 pm start
Date:     Sunday, 19th November
Sunshine Coast Safe Communities
                Unit 4, 10 Textile Avenue
                Kawana (Warana, Sunshine Coast)

Admission: $5.00 per head (includes afternoon tea)

RSVP to Molly on 0438 989 756 for catering purposes.

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Residents of NSW, QLD, SA, Tas and ACT: It’s time to say NO!

If you live in NSW, Qld, SA, Tas or the ACT, don’t be lulled into complacency by the opt-out provisions of the new national electricity rule starting 1st DecemberThe right to opt-out and keep your existing meter ONLY applies to ‘working’ meters.

If your retailer decides to do a ‘maintenance replacement’ deployment (because sample testing has shown a likelihood of meters becoming faulty) instead of a ‘new meter deployment’, there is NO requirement for your retailer to forewarn you, other than to notify you of a power interruption.

This means that you MUST convey your refusal IN ADVANCE.  If you have taken this step, the new rule provides for you to be given a smart meter if your meter is subject to a maintenance replacement – but it will be one that does NOT have its wireless communications enabled.  A meter reader will continue to read your meter, and you and your family will not be bathed 24/7 in microwave radiation from your own meter.

Don’t be caught out – get your ‘Do Not Fit a Smart Meter’ notice on your meter box and get your letter of refusal to your retailer NOW. 

Taking these two steps also gives an added safety net if a new meter deployment (which comes with the right to opt-out) is being carried out in your area.

SSMA’s presentation on the new rule is now available on YouTube.

The 14 minute 35 second presentation gives a rundown of the problems with smart meters and provides easy steps for opt-out and refusal, plus it clears up the confusion on the various names and functionality of meters under the new national electricity rule.

This presentation was first shown on 28th October at the ‘A Green Life or a Green Lie?’ conference held in Paterson, NSW.  

For previous posts on the new national electricity rule, see:

Smart meters by stealth

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

Victoria delays implementation of national arrangements for metering competition

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Meter Concerns – The Canberra Times

A 2017 University of Canberra report stated that the introduction of electricity smart meters in Victoria had not been a success based on cost-benefit analysis, with overall costs significantly outweighing any savings.

The same report said that smart meters risk being hacked.

Other observed disadvantages of smart meters include a substantial rise in household utility bills, and adverse health effects for some people from a device that wirelessly emits pulsed microwaves 24 hours a day, every day.

Perversely nonetheless, the Australian Energy Market Commission made a new rule intended to open up competition in metering and to facilitate deployment of smart meters (type 4 meters).

The new arrangements begin on December 1, 2017 in SA, Qld, NSW, Tasmania and the ACT. Customers can opt out if they have a working meter. But after December 1, all new meters will be smart meters, through one’s electricity retailer.

Stop Smart Meters Australia asks whether this is the slippery slope to much wider use of smart meters, and advise sending a refusal notice to retailers in advance of December.

By doing so, a type 4A meter can be supplied in future if required, that is one with its wireless capabilities not enabled, but still able to be read by a meter reading person.

Murray May, Cook

Via:Letters to the Editor, The Canberra Times

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Smart Meters: Countdown to a National Crisis of Illness | Health Impact News

Electric utility companies are in the process of installing smart meters at all of their customer locations, which are making thousands of their customers sick. These meters emit microwave radiation in the 900+ megahertz frequency band, which is known to cause weakness, fatigue, sleep disturbances, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, pain, and immune system disruption. These smart meters broadcast intense bursts of microwave radiation through the air many times per minute, 24-hours a day.

Smart meters also add high frequency electromagnetic radiation in the kilohertz frequency band to the electrical wiring of every building where they are attached. This electromagnetic radiation is also harmful. It turns the electric wiring in buildings into giant antennas that fill the interior spaces with radiation frequencies that are known to alter human biological functioning. These same frequencies are used in medical research to block the activity of nerves.

The nationwide installation of smart meters is like a time bomb ticking, because the harmful effects are cumulative — it can take 5 or 10 years of exposure to evoke a life-threatening illness.

At some point, it will not be thousands who suffer from electromagnetic radiation sickness, but there will be an explosion of illness. There will be millions of people who are experiencing chronic disability and fatal illness from exposure that spanned many decades.

The current epidemics of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even autism will intensify until very few of us will be able to escape these devastating illnesses. Others will suffer for decades with chronic fatigue, unexplained anxiety, and attention deficits until a life-threatening illness makes its ugly appearance.

It is true that the majority of people feel nothing when exposed to electromagnetic radiation such as microwave transmissions from smart meters and cell phones. Even if people can’t identify reactions to this exposure, proteins within their cells are being permanently altered.

At present, very few healthcare providers in the conventional medical system consider electromagnetic exposure to be causative for the diseases they treat. They are either unaware of the scientific research on electromagnetic radiation and illness or they are skeptics who don’t believe that unseen and unfelt electromagnetic radiation can have an effect upon the bodies and minds of their patients.

Most continue to use pharmaceuticals designed to eliminate acute symptoms, when their patients are actually suffering from chronic illnesses linked to electromagnetic radiation exposure, which can only be fixed by reducing exposure.

It is estimated that 80% of modern chronic illnesses are caused by or influenced by long-term exposure to sources of electromagnetic radiation such as cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, cordless phone base stations, Bluetooth devices, smart meters, and dozens of other wireless devices that are used every day by Americans.

By far, smart meters are the worst offenders in this list. The combined electromagnetic radiation from these devices is evoking modern illnesses and disabling us at a level that has never been seen before, because these levels of exposure have never been experienced by human beings before.

John P. Thomas, Health Impact News


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NSW Hunter Region event: ‘A Green Life or a Green Lie?’

Australian and international speakers will be presenting and conducting workshops at SpaceClinic’s one-day event on the bioscience of creating healthy spaces.

This jam-packed event features leading experts sharing their knowledge on EMR and health, measuring and detecting energy fields, dowsing, air quality, solar and lighting plus much more. Hear from celebrated professionals and industry leaders tackling environmental health issues connected to EMR, air quality, safe technology, smart meters and healthy wiring.

Date: Saturday, 28 October

Time: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Tocal Agricultural College, Paterson, NSW

The programme includes a screening of GENERATION ZAPPED the following day at 10.30 am.  GENERATION ZAPPED is a new documentary film that reveals evidence of the health risks from our ubiquitous use of mobile phones and the prevalence of wireless radiation.

Tickets and information on the event are available here:

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Scientists and Doctors Demand Moratorium on 5G

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Increased radiation from cell [mobile phone] towers poses potential risks, say scientists from around the world.

(Örebro, Sweden)  Over 180 scientists and doctors from 35 countries sent a declaration to officials of the European Commission today demanding a moratorium on the increase of cell antennas for planned 5G expansion. Concerns over health effects from higher radiation exposure include potential neurological impacts, infertility, and cancer.

“The wireless industry is trying to deploy technology that may have some very real unintended harmful consequences,” explains one of the organizers of the letter, Lennart Hardell, MD, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden. “Scientific studies from years ago along with many new studies are consistently identifying harmful human health impacts when wireless products are tested properly using conditions that reflect actual exposures. With hazards at those exposures, we are very concerned that the added exposure to 5G radiation could result in tragic, irreversible harm.”

5G expansion, which is designed to carry higher loads of data more rapidly through wireless transmission, will require the construction of cell towers every 10-20 houses in urban areas. [SSMA emphasis]

In their letter to the European Commission, the scientists write:

“We, the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 35 nations, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry.”

University of California, Berkeley public health researcher Joel Moskowitz, PhD, explains:

“Peer-reviewed research has documented industry influence on studies of the health impacts of wireless radiation. We are insisting on a moratorium on 5G until non-industry research can be conducted to ensure the safety of the public.”

Moskowitz is one of the advisors to an earlier effort, the International EMF Scientist Appeal, a petition submitted to the United Nations and World Health Organization in 2015.  The Appeal has now been signed by more than 230 scientists from 41 nations—all have published peer-reviewed research on the biologic or health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF).

Since the Appeal was published, the world’s largest $25 million study, conducted by the National Toxicology Program in the US, shows statistically significant increases in the incidence of brain and heart cancer in animals exposed to cellphone radiation at levels below international guidelines. This supports human studies on cellphone radiation and brain tumour risk, as demonstrated in many peer-reviewed scientific studies.

The Appeal and this week’s declaration identify health concerns from exposure to radiofrequency radiation including …

“ … increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.”

The declaration and list of signatories can be found here:

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