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Hirsch reveals California Commission on Science and Technology (CCST) used flawed industry report to determine findings about smart meters: Health Effects of Smart Meters (SDT)
For video interview w/Hirsch re: CCST report mistakes:
Hirsch review, showing smart meters up to 160 X higher exposures than cell phones
CCST used flawed power industry report comparing smart meters to cell phones
Needs correction in their final paper
Note by SDT: CCST is not an independent source. US Dept of Energy, crafter and funder of smart meter program is their affiliate. Therefore, the CA state legislature erred in asking CCST to determine health effects of smart meters. This can well explain why industry reports and data were focused on by CCST and despite finding broad research gaps (noted by National Academy of Science), CCST found the [obsolete] FCC standard for radiofrequency radiation to be adequate. We call on CCST to revise its Health Effects of Smart Meters (2011) report or for the California state legislature to denounce it.
The CCST Report:
"Many smart meters are close to beds, kitchens, playrooms, and similar locations. These wireless systems are never off, and the exposure is not voluntary. The smart meters are being forced on citizens everywhere. Based on this, the inauguration of smart meters with grudging and involuntary exposure of millions to billions of human beings to pulsed microwave radiation should immediately be prohibited until ’the red flag’ can be hauled down once and for all."
We have evidence that pulsed microwave frequencies ...are more harmful than continuous wave and yet this is not considered in the FCC guidelines (Reno 1975).
With more frequencies being used, with the levels of radiation increasing, and with so little research on the long-term, low-level effects of this technologywe are creating a potential time bomb. If smart meters are
placed on every home, they will contribute significantly to our exposure and this is both unwise and unsafe.
Dr. Magda Havas, BSc, PhD (Havas Report on Smart Meters for CCST, Oct. 2010)
For video interview w/Hirsch re: CCST mistakes:
When two of the most central errors are corrected – the failure to take into account duty cycles of cell phones and microwave ovens and the failure to utilize the same units (they should compare everything in terms of average whole body exposure) the cumulative whole body exposure from a Smart Meter at 3 feet appears to be approximately two orders of magnitude higher than that of a
cell phone, rather than two orders of magnitude lower. [emphasis by SMD] (Hirsch)
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Imperial College London, Department of Biological Sciences (retired)