California’s Public Utilities Commission knew radio frequencies from smart meters affected people’s health

People who have become intolerant to electromagnetic fields (EMF) should be allowed to keep their electromechanical (analog) meter rather than be imposed a “smart” electronic (digital) meter emitting radiofrequencies (RFs), the former President of the the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) admitted in a 2010 email recently seized by authorities thanks to a search warrant. Michael Peevey’s email was sent to none other than Brian Cherry, Vice President of the big energy supplier Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), based in San Francisco. In January 2015, investigators from the Office of the California Attorney General seized their computers as part of a criminal investigation on possible collusion and corruption in the appointment of a judge favorable to a rate increase request generating PG&E $1.3 billion in extra revenues.

Since the beginning of their deployment in 2006 around the world, governments and water, gas and electric utilities have always claimed that smart meters posed no danger to public health. This despite thousands of complaints from users and doctors who reported a host of symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) which appeared or were aggravated after installation of these emitters of pulsed microwaves (read here testimonials submitted by Quebecers to the Régie de l’énergie). However, on 6 September 2010, Peevey wrote to Cherry : “There really are people who feel pain, etc., related to EMF, etc., and rather than have them becoming hysterical, etc., I would quietly leave them alone.”

At the beginning of his message, Peevey confided: “If it were my decision I would let anyone who wants to keep their old analog meter keep it, if they claim they suffer from EMF and/or related electronic-related illnesses and they can produce a doctor’s letter saying so (or expressing concern about the likelihood of suffering same). I would institute such a policy quitely and solely on an individual basis.”

Told about this confession, the President of the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (Quebec Association Against Air Pollution or AQLPA), André Bélisle, “insistently demands once again that an independent public health inquiry be launched based on these new facts and revelations”.

But at the office of the Quebec Minister responsible for Public Health, Lucie Charlebois, nothing has changed. “Our position on smart meters remains the same,” said spokesperson Alexandra Bernier. She said the opt-out program offered by Hydro-Québec (featuring a non-communicating digital meter) is enough. Yet it does not help people living in apartment buildings close to several smart meters because they have to convince their neighbors to pay removal fees.

WHO partnership with electric utilities

Peevey’s admission about electrohypersensitivity was probably based on a well-informed source: an email dated September 15 2010 shows that the CPUC was advised by epidemiologist Leeka Kheifets, a professor of epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health in Los Angeles who serves on several international and national committees that advise governments on environmental policy, including the Scientific Expert Group of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)”, according to her UCLA Web page. Dr Kheifets is most familiar with research on effects of EMFs on human health. “Prior to her professorship at UCLA, she was Head of the Radiation Studies Program at the World Health Organization and was a Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute, where she directed a multi-disciplinary electric and magnetic fields (EMF) research program”, her UCLA profile adds. Her public opinions, which minimize the health risks of EMFs, are responsible for most national public health advisories on EMFs, which parrot the arguments of electric utilities and wireless industries. “Of all the people I know, Leeka Kheifets has done more to subvert EMF research than anyone,” says American epidemiologist Samuel Milham, the first scientist to discover an increased risk of leukemia among electrical workers overexposed to EMFs. “In my book Dirty Electricity, on page 80 I describe how she prevented me from filtering a Palm Springs elementary school, and on p 91 how she prevented me from filtering the library building at University of California at San Diego. Both places had female breast cancer clusters. Lou Slesin has covered activity in great detail.” Dr. Kheifets did not respond to our emails and phone messages, nor did CPUC and PG&E officials.

While Dr Kheifets worked at WHO, her boss Mike Repacholi worked hand in hand with power companies, according to the editor of the highly regarded newsletter Microwave News, as was revealed in October 2005. Repacholi invited six of their representatives to assist Kheifets in drafting and editing WHO’s Monograph No. 238 Environmental Health Criteria on residential (60-Hertz) EMFs, published in 2007. Among the six international ‘observers’ invited was a Canadian, Dr. Michel Plante of Hydro-Québec. Since 1983, this family doctor is responsible for protecting public health as well as that of the electric utility’s employees. In recent years, he has also become a consultant for cellphone companies, for whom he has organized public talks on the safety of cell towers and also on the safety of smart meters and smart grids, in collaboration with Quebec’s Public Health authorities.



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8 Responses to California’s Public Utilities Commission knew radio frequencies from smart meters affected people’s health

  1. Miro says:

    The other statement that is unclear for me is “Of all the people I know, Leeka Kheifets has done more to subvert EMF research than anyone,” says American epidemiologist Samuel Milham,…..” Does that mean the EMF is safe studies were subverted (hopefully via clear studies stating the opposite) or that studies on unsafe EMF studies were subverted… How do others interpret it?

  2. Miro says:

    I would love to know what people make from this stement “I describe how she prevented me from filtering a Palm Springs elementary school,….” What does she mean by filtering or preventing filtering of a school?

    • Paul says:

      Filtering the EMF Radiation…

    • Anonymous says:

      Filtering means to remove impurities, make it clean. If this man was attempting to filter a school, then it is quite likely he was trying to remove the toxin from the environment, which means he would have to filter the environment. I think you can work out for yourself how you would do this, perhaps remove the source or put precautions in or shield.
      Research the whole story yourself. It’s self explanatory.

    • Damian Damasole says:

      Miro, Sam Milham is an expert on the Dirty Electricity that can abide in building wiring. The Dave Stetzer stetzerizer technology is a means of filtering (or killing) the dirty electricity that piggybacks on the 50 or 60 Hz signal on electrical wiring and Sam Milham uses this technology to “filter” various contaminated places. The dirty electricity is suspected to be the culprit behind the various cancer clusters that have mysteriously manifested themselves in specific places. A prominent local example of this was the ABC building cancer clusters in Queensland (?). Another was the cancer cluster that manifested at the RMIT business building in Bourke St Melbourne. Sam Milham found that many places such as the Palm Springs elementary school have enormously high readings when it comes to testing for the presence of dirty electricity on school building wiring. In schools and other places such as this, he has used the stetzerizer technology to filter the dirty electricity and has found and documented some tremendous results for health improvement of students. This woman or shall I say this most evil of women seems to have an agenda where she doesn’t seem to want the problem of dirty electricity to be known/exposed nor does she seem to want for the harm that is being caused to the health of the children/students at Palm Springs elementary as a result of dirty electricity to be halted and corrected. The “filtering” refers to the technology that is used being actual “filter” devices that are plugged into powerpoints and reduce the levels of dirty on the wiring. Just Google “Dirty Electricty” or “Stetzerizer meter/filter”. DYOR and you will find it quite an eye opener. I believe smart meters are a major generator of dirty electricity on house wiring due to 1. Their switch mode power supply 2. Their 24/7 constant radio frequency transmissions that somehow find their way onto house wiring.

    • Damian Damasole says:

      To answer your question simply Miro, “filtering” is the means used to treat the problem of Dirty Electricity. I myself believe prevention is always better than cure.

  3. Cedar says:

    Is everybody corrupt now? You can’t trust any organization that is making money from something to tell the truth. It’s hard when we have to keep after them to do the right thing; something that they should do as a matter of course (and of human rights).

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