Taking A Stand: My personal journey to holding those responsible for my health issues to account – Part 1
It is my intention over the next few weeks to post to this site some letters that I have written over the past 12 months that will hopefully inform people clearly what the issues are, who has responsibility for choosing the technology for data transmission by smart meters as well as providing evidence that the State government, Victorian health department and the power companies are failing in their responsibilities, particularly with respect to their duty of care to the Victorian Public. It will also hopefully give people some hope that there are people in this community actively fighting this very serious breach to our democratic and human rights. I will be providing information that clearly shows the potential risks that lifetime exposures to microwaves have on our health and how our RF standard, which is maintained by ARPANSA, is woefully out of date, does not consider latest scientific findings or provide adequate protection to all RF effects. Some people may have seen my first letter that was published on this website in 2012 as a “letter of the week” which can be found here https://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2012/06/28/letter-of-the-week-2/#comments. I had sent this letter to the former Energy Minister, Michael O’Brien, the DPI and Powercor.
For my first installment I have included a letter that I wrote recently (Sent January 2013) to Powercor’s CEO after receiving their response to my original letter which basically ignored the epidemiological evidence I provided, indicated they could not provide any health assurances and tried to apportion blame to the Government as to why they have had to install smart meters with wireless. Not surprisingly I am yet to receive a reply to this latest letter.
A few things that stand out and are of interest to the public are the following points:
- Power companies had a choice as to which technology was chosen to convey power usage data back to the utility. The Government was neutral on this issue.
- Power companies could have opted for Power line communication using power line carrier (PLC) or distribution line carrier (DLC) communications technology for data transmission with appropriate high frequency filters (no wireless required). Of course what would have been even better is if power companies piggy backed onto the NBN Fibre optic cabling.
- Powercor has failed to give health assurances for the technology that they have chosen. The fact that people such as myself and many others are suffering due to the smart meter RF emissions puts them in breach of section 98 (a) of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 which requires power Utilities ”to design, construct , operate and maintain their networks to minimize as far as practicable hazards and risks to the safety of any person arising from the supply network. “
- Power companies are not providing clear and concise information as to how frequent smart meters are transmitting (not just household data which is only part of the smart meters RF duty cycle – when operating in a meshed network)
- Power companies are not accurately conveying the legality of the smart meter roll-out to the public – it is not so clear cut as they make it out to be.
- Power companies are using stealth and bullying tactics to install smart meters.
The letter I sent to Shane Breheny, CEO of Powercor, covers the above issues and more, can be found here Powercor Letter 31-12-12
My next installment will look at our RF Standards maintained by ARPANSA and regulated by the ACMA.