“Words are windows or they’re walls;
They sentence us or set us free,
When I speak or when I hear,
Let the love-light shine through me.”
"...can expose the body to 160 and 800 times as much microwave radiation as a mobile phone."Please look at www.stopsmartmeters.org.uk for some technical info on how they work – it states here that Smart Meters represent the first time that frequencies which can penetrate concrete has “been rolled out en masse directly into homes – placing individuals in extremely close proximity to the radiation source.” Depending on where the Smart Meter is placed in the home and its distance from a mast, in some cases it “can expose the body to 160 and 800 times as much microwave radiation as a mobile phone. This can be 600 times the US Environmental Protection Agency safety standard. In the UK Public Health England has stated that there has been no testing and will only by so during the rollout of Smart Meters. Even in a European Parliamentary motion 5 years ago, the radiation standards were deemed “out of date”. Many scientists are hypothesising that the 50% increase in brain glioma (brain cancer) in the last 10 years is connected with radiation levels. Electricity usage data can be sent every few minutes or seconds from a Smart meter. Therefore, these intense pulses of radiation (900 MHz) can be emitted hundreds of thousands of times a day. There is no respite from recovery – an analogy used is the human brain being exposed to a strobe light compared to a candle. There is more research coming which will show the effect of this microwave radiation on the body – DNA damage, sperm damage, melatonin disruption, blood-brain barrier leakage...
"Citizens in our constituency have expressed symptoms such as headaches, palpitations and vision problems which they believe started with the installation of a Smart Meter."
"The intensity and ubiquity of the conversation around [fossil fuels causing global warming] sucks the air out of the room for issues like wildlife conservation, habitat preservation, toxic and nuclear waste, soil erosion, aquifer depletion, and so on. Tragically, as I will argue, it is precisely these other issues that are the hidden drivers of climate instability. Climate change is a symptom of ecosystem degredation, a process that goes back at least five thousand years and has reached peak intensity today. It arises from the basic relationship that has prevailed between civilisation and nature" (p56)
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"5G has already started being rolled out across the country, and together with smart technology is being promoted as one way to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. However, given that
1) as environment correspondent, John Vidal, has written “The communications industry could use 20% of all the world’s electricity by 2025, hampering global attempts to meet climate change targets and straining grids as demand … from billions of smartphones, tablets and internet-connected devices grows exponentially’
2) numerous scientific studies indicate harmful effects from microwave radiation to plants animals, birds, and insects, including our pollinators
3) The 2018 European Commission Scientific Committee on Health Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) classes 5G as 'an urgent, severe, emerging issue for its potential effects on wildlife'.
4) there are already huge environmental and human rights issues associated with the mining of minerals for use in wireless devices, and that it is more than likely that 5G, smart technology and The Internet of Things will result in exponential increase in this use
Do the above points give the candidates any cause for concern, and should we be putting the rollout of 5G and smart technology on hold, not to mention anything likely to increase exposure to microwave radiation, until the effects on the environment (as well as public health) have been thoroughly assessed?