Health Effects of Smart Meters: CCST Report

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The CCST Report:

Health Effects of Smart Meters, California Council for Science and Technology, CCST, Jan., 2011 (Note: Nonprofit affiliated with US Dept of Energy, architect of Smart Meter Program in USA).
Even though CCST noted significant research gaps and that current FCC standards covered only thermal exposures not applicable to rf radiation, CCST did not recommend improving the FCC radiation standards nor did it suggest use of the precautionary principle w/ regard to smart meters, rf radiation, and health. Some experts feel this report did not adequately take into consideration existing research and reports pertaining to dangers of smart meters or rf radiation nor an increasing global public outcry related to rf health effects, while citing industry studies and language. We look forward to all the public comments being published on the CCST website, including those below. (

"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."

Havas Report on Smart Meters for CCST   (Canada)

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)

David O. Carpenter, PhD on Smart Meters and CCST Report (USA)

1."The benefit of the smart meters is entirely to the utilities, and is economic in nature.  If they installsmart meters they can fire those individuals who at present are employed to go around readingmeters.  Thus this is a job-killing proposal, and will increase unemployment in a state that alreadyhas too much.

2. When a smart meter is installed residents have no choice in the matter nor ability to avoidexposure.  But every individual has the option to use or not use other personal wireless devices,until more is know about health consequences of chronic RF exposure. There is a major differentbetween an exposure which an individual chooses to accept and one that is forces on individualswho can do nothing about it.

3.The statement “The potential for behavioral disruption from increase body tissue temperatures isthe only biological health impact that has been consistently demonstrated and scientifically provento result from absorbing RF within the band of the electromagnetic spectrum that smart meters use” is totally wrong. " …

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on this faulty report [emphasis by SMD], and on the general issue of smart meters.Their use is unwise from both a public health point of view, which is where my expertise lies, but and also from a purely short and long-term economic point of view.

[for the entire letter, click here.]

Cindy Sage Your Health and Fitness Radio Show Interview Re: CCST Report  (USA)

Division of Rate-Payer Advocates (CPUC) Criticisms of CCST

A Collection of Expert Letters on CCST Report

Daniel Hirsch on CCST Report w/ corrections

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)


CCST published list of CCST Smart Meters Report comments on their website

ASAP download each one you want to preserve as these will not remain on their site


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