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LETTER TO OBAMA Harmful RF Radiation & Wasteful Billions $$$ Giveaway to Wireless Co's

The following is a letter to President Obama from the EMR Policy Institute. Please read, share, copy and repost, copy all or part and send with your personal comments in letters to congress and obama.
President Obama:
Don't Waste Billions of Taxpayer Dollars
on Your Risky WIRELESS Broadband Initiative
and Smart Meter Stimulus Grants.
HERE IS WHY:
Advancing Sound Public Health Policy

on the Use of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)



For Distribution: June 5, 2011 Contact: Janet Newton

Tel: 802-426-3035

 JNewton@emrpolicy.org





President Obama:

Don't Waste Billions of Taxpayer Dollars

on Your RiskyWIRELESS Broadband Initiative

and Smart Meter Stimulus Grants.



HERE IS WHY:




1. BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER $$$ WASTED ON RISKY TECHNOLOGY



At a time when it is essential to cut the Federal deficit, President Obama is gambling billions of taxpayer dollars on the
theory that massive spending on risky wireless broadband technology will be worthwhile. The President proposes to
spend at least $25 billion on his "Wireless Initiative" to deploy wireless signals throughout 98% of the U.S., and billions of
dollars are being spent now on Smart Meters that are not bringing the benefits touted.

 http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/budget/fy2012/assets/tables.pdf

 link to www.multichannel.com



Past efforts to raise funds through selling off existing spectrum have failed to pass after being cut by lawmakers.

 http://www.wirelessweek.com/News/2011/02/FirstNews-Briefs-15/



2. INFERIOR WIRELESS BROADBAND PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO FIBEROPTIC



On February 17, 2011, just after President Obama announced his "Wireless Initiative," Bloomberg Businessweek
reported on "The Flaw in Obama's Wireless Plan."

"The President hopes an increase in Internet access will result in more economic development. Fiber networks
would do that better than mobile broadband . . . The bottom line: To harness broadband Internet for job
creation and economic growth, Obama should stress fiber networks over wireless broadband."

 http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_09/b4217033849315.htm



3. PERSONAL FREEDOM THREATS



This is federal coercion on a grand scale. President Obama is pushing to expose most U.S. citizens to constant
radiofrequency/lectromagnetic radiation (RF/EMR) everywhere. Wireless broadband sends RF/EMR throughout an area
rather than directly through a shielded wire or cable to the electronic device being used. Constantly exposing everyone
inside and outside of their homes and workplaces in over 98% of the U.S. to unprecedented levels and frequencies of
RF/EMR with wireless signals is a dangerous, unsanctioned, mass experiment done without consent that must not occur.
This initiative risks our finances, our health, privacy, cyber security, the ability of people with medical device implants to
function and more.


4. HEALTH RISKS


If this radiation were a drug, increasing the dose and type would not be allowed without thorough evaluation of safety
because like drugs, it can cause changes in the biology of the body. This radiation promotes degenerative diseases and
premature aging even at levels of RF/EMR below FCC limits.

( http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7498052433339986964&hl=en)

Numerous other risks to human health from
radiofrequency/microwave (RF/MW) radiation exposure, particularly to children and persons with disabilities, at levels
below the current FCC limits are summarized in the review articles published in the March 2009 issue of Pathophysiology
( link to www.sciencedirect.com )

that are based on The BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard
for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) (The BioInitiative Report) (www.bioinitiative.org).



Many people who have developed a hypersensitivity to this form of radiation and struggle to shield themselves from
increasing levels of this energy throughout the United States wonder where they can go to escape from the widespread
wireless radiation of this proposal.

 http://www.emrpolicy.org/news/headlines/emrpi_gn_09_51_exhibits.pdf and

 http://www.emrpolicy.org/news/headlines/09_51_emrpi_reply_comment_with_exhibits.pdf



Smart meters send and receive wireless RF/MW signals throughout homes and businesses. These smart meter RF/MW
levels are far higher than those already reported to cause health risks. Compliance is not safety, since the existing FCC
safety limits are under challenge, and have already been called 'insufficient to protect public health' by some federal
agencies.

 http://sagereports.com/smart-meter-rf/



5. MEDICAL DEVICE MALFUNCTION RISK FROM ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE



Wireless broadband RF/MW radiation can cause medical devices to malfunction. Medical implants such as those to
control the shaking of Parkinson's disease are turned off by the electromagnetic interference(EMI) caused by the signal.
Spurious RF signals are already reported in published studies to interfere with critical care equipment, ventilators, pain
pumps, wireless insulin pumps and other medical devices. See:

 link to www.emrpolicy.org

 http://www.youtube.com/user/EMRPolicyInstitute#p/u/13/SymnXTNh8Ms

 http://www.youtube.com/user/EMRPolicyInstitute#p/u/14/XrETLgwPljQ

There can also be EMI with other electronic devices (home office printers, FAX, scanners, computers, television and cable
settings, security systems, etc). Appliances and devices that are electrically connected in the home (plugged into home
electrical wiring) may experience RF bursts of high enough intensity to cause malfunction and/or damage. These events
are reported where smart meters have been installed.



6. SAFETY RISKS



Components of Smart Meters are out of compliance with the National Electric Code (NEC) because they trip Ground Fault
Interrupters and Arc Fault Interrupters, creating a fire hazard. To date few wireless Smart Meters are Underwriters'
Laboratory certified. There are reports in Bakersfield CA and from some Alabama communities that the installation of
smart meters may have caused fires (15 reported in Bakersfield, one explosion of a smart meter). There is theoretical
reason to believe that, in some cases, wireless smart meter signals may overload electrical wires and cause or contribute
to circumstances resulting in house electrical fires. Unintentional re-radiation of RF/MW signal (with its higher energy) on
electrical wires may overload wires, particularly in poorly grounded or ungrounded homes, or homes with older wiring or
faulty wiring. There are reported events that such fires have happened at or around the time smart meters have been
installed. This matter needs urgent attention, and independent investigations by all State Fire Marshals are needed.



7. PRIVACY RISKS



The use of wireless networks to transmit information and data leaves open the potential for misuse of personal data,
billing and usage information, and other private information.

 link to www.ndtv.com

Privacy breaches have already been documented (illegal access of 179,000 accounts at
Hydro Toronto, for example). It also may increase burglary risk, since home electrical usage is made electronically
visible. When unoccupied, the home uses less electricity. It's like advertising to criminals with wireless detection


equipment that you are not home. Sending data and information by fiberoptic rather than wireless signals would prevent
this risk, i.e. no electronic eavesdropping.



8. CYBERSECURITY RISKS



Wireless communications are far less secure than wired communications.  http://www.ndtv.com/article/technology/new-hacking-
tools-pose-bigger-threats-to-wi-fi-users-86317.



Concerns about the security of the US electrical grid have received widespread media coverage (Wall Street Journal April
27, 2009). Smart meters present a new vulnerability to intentional sabotage as well as to inadvertent access to private
information, since the network is wireless and it adds direct linkage to home computers and personal data.



The wireless network proposed to enable smart grid and smart meter technology is a full-saturation, full-coverage blanket
of RF/MW radiation into every home and business that can increase the points of entry to malicious software (malware),
to electrical service disruption or disconnection, and to terrorist attack on the electrical and communications grid
throughout the US (Wired.com, March 4, 2010).



CNN launched a "Cyber Shockwave" program on February 20, 2011, that detailed national concerns over the security of
the internet and of wireless communications, which makes us vulnerable to loss of the electrical grid, internet and wireless
communications across the country. Banking, transportation and the electrical grid had the biggest vulnerabilities.



9. NO ENERGY SAVINGS



Connecticut's Attorney General George Jepsen studied that state's Smart Meter pilot program and concluded that there
was no energy savings.



"The pilot results showed no beneficial impact on total energy usage," Jepsen said. "And, the savings that were
seen in the pilot were limited to certain types of customers and would be far outweighed by the cost of installing
the new meter systems," he said. "Also, the existing meters, installed between 1994 and 2005, have a useful life
of 20 years and replacing them early would incur additional costs for customers," Jepsen said.

 http://www.ct.gov/ag/lib/ag/press_releases/2011/020811clpmeters.pdf



10. INCREASED CHARGES TO RATE PAYERS



There are widespread reports of excessive charges, due to malfunctioning smart meters. In Bakersfield, CA, where PG&E
started installing the first smart meters, more than 100 people attended a meeting held by State Sen. Florez to complain
about absurd electric bills. Those with new smart meters had bills 200-400% higher, with no increase in power use as
compared to the same months of the previous year. The meters are thought to malfunction because of spurious RF
signals (electronic glitches). A class action lawsuit has already been filed in Bakersfield, CA because of numerous
consumer complaints.

 link to seekingalpha.com

we're already inundated with rf 23.Aug.2011 07:55

jerry bolduc

No swearing this time...I'd like to see you oph to jerusalem on somewhat good terms...ok dick***d?

The entire earth is bathed in em radio waves from space...we've had television and radio (including cb, shortwave, etc.) for a long, long time now. Hi power electrical transmission lines...all kinds of things that generate frequencies which fall within the electromagnetic spectrum...your microwave, for example. ( Go here for further info pertaining to the electromagnetic spectrum  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjOGNVH3D4Y )

When the guy at bloomberg said it would be best to use cable, he was referring to the fact that it would require more workers to install cable as opposed to wireless, which would be best for creating more jobs...stop twisting things around. The point I'm making is that the frequencies you are squawking about are harmless...can you hear me? These frequencies exist already and they haven't hurt you yet, have they? You make it sound like they're going to start pumping us with hi-powered rf when that is not the case at all! Highly trained electrical engineers are not stupid!!!

If you don't want a smart meter, fine...refuse to have it installed; or have them run a wire from the meter to a transmission point which will free you from having the signal interfere with your pace-maker. Maybe on the roof with a lead base just to make sure...ok? Go as wild as you want...let your imagination be your guide...because that's what you've done already with this nonsensical article!

As for wireless internet speed? Wireless is just as fast as cable, if not faster! (Starbucks and McDonalds are el-cheapo systems...wonder why?) It depends on the circuitry used...just like cable!!

Like I said before, and like I'll be saying for the foreseeable future (or until you start telling the truth) portland "independent" media should set sail for jerusalem asap...birds of a feather flock together, no?