Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Reject Smart Meters in Wisconsin video: links

This information list is companion to the YouTube video by the same name.

WHAT YOU CAN DO to stop smart meters in Wisconsin:

Contact WI state legislators here.

Sample letter.

REPORT health complaints to WI Public Service Commission (& Senator Joe Leibham to tally them).

Say no to utility (sample letter).
More WI suggestions at Electrical Pollution site.

Other Resources:

Why stop smart meters? at Georgia site.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine statement. 
Science behind health effects:
FCC standards and how to measure RF at Stop Smart Meters California (good resource site).
No federal mandate, at Naperville IL site. 

Switching Mode Power Supply (SMPS) risks.

Harms trees, birds, bees.

Santa Cruz public Health Official Health effects report, page 9.

States' Information:

WI utilities forcing people since 2010 to have smart meters.
GA bill (SB459) killed in House committee for now.
MI (16 local gov’ts passed resolutions for moratoriums & investigation. Two bills on table: HB2411 and HB2439 (in House Energy Committee)
VT (Senator Bob Hartwell's bill S.214) in process 
MD (House bill 878 voted down) Public Service Commission hearing scheduled

Monday, October 3, 2011

Truth Be Told Roll Call: stored links to lives

This site will store the people and links from First Do No Harm Blog "Truth Be Told Roll Call" as I add new ones, and move the old ones here.

Christel Martin
Woman claims sensitivity to radio waves
Location: Canada
Device(s): smart meters

Monday, September 12, 2011

Smart Meter Protest in Green Bay, Wisconsin, September 2011


Have you or has someone you know been harmed by exposure to the new wireless transmitting utility meters (a.k.a smart smart meters or AMR meters) put on your home or apartment building?

Are you concerned about the security risk posed by having your private information broadcast far and wide?

Or do you just want to stand up for private property rights of individuals – to be able to say “No” to getting radiation-emitting devices installed on their living spaces, and still have access to energy?

As it stands, Wisconsin utilities are NOT federally mandated to put transmitting meters on our homes. But they are CHOOSING to do so to be able to gather consumer data remotely – for THEIR convenience – in order to apply NEW PRICING rules. A pilot study in Connecticut shows that transmitting meters produce no energy savings.

Right now, if you ask to opt out of the transmitting meters because of your health, the utilities – including WE Energies, Xcel Energy, Alliant Energy and Wisconsin Public Service – will answer that they “do not acknowledge” health concerns and health effects of their devices. Even if your doctor writes to the utility asking for them to let you opt out, they will refuse. Does this sound like America or some kind of dictatorship where individuals have no rights?

It is time for consumers to stand up to the tyranny of the utilities, and demand they revert to the SAFE, privacy-protecting analog meters.

Join us to


Protest the forced installation of smart meters

outside the Wisconsin Public Utilities Institute’s Smart Metering/Rates Round Table,

September 27, 2011,

at 700 North Adams Street, Green Bay, WI 54307.

Meeting is from 9:00am to 4:00 pm, so be there at 8:30am as people arrive.

Bring signs and slogans. Please keep the protest clean and peaceful.

And please keep cell phones turned off, since some people attending cannot tolerate close proximity to mobile equipment.

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Friday, September 2, 2011

Major editing problem with Blogger, cannot save as draft or re-publish edited version

I cannot publish a post on the page I write it on, only can save it there. I can only publish it from dashboard. THEN after a post is published I cannot edit it at all: it will not save as a draft or re-publish even if I change the date or time. I can type an edited part in, but cannot get it published.
So, I have had to edit a published post, put it into a NEW post, delete the old post and publish the new post with edited content. THE PROBLEM is when people and sites have my original URL for the post, they will no longer find it. WHen I need to edit a published post, I have just been adding the edits in my own comments area. WHAT IS WRONG with Blogger and how can I fix it???

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Keep Wi-Fi out of schools: Resources and Links

Introduction to Zorach Glaser’s 1971 Report entitled, “Bibliography of Reported Biological Phenomena (“Effects”) and Clinical Manifestations attributed to Microwave and Radio-Frequency Radiation.” (Over 2000 studies)

EMR Policy Institute comment to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) on wireless technology and young children.

Canadian documentary exposes dangers of Wi-Fi in school.

Switzerland and Germany see need to limit Wi-Fi use in the schools.

Moratorium on Wi-Fi in public library in Paris, France.

Microwave radiation affects the hearts of school children.

Oregon dad, David Morrison, citing the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, sues local school to remove Wi-Fi and protect his daughter’s health and parental rights.

Raleigh, NC citizen testifies against Wi-Fi at city board meeting.

International Experts' Perspective on the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields.

BioInitiative Report, over 2000 studies.
This recommendation from the BioInitiative Report appears in Section 17: Key Scientific Evidence and Public Health Policy Recommendations:

Health agencies and school districts should strongly discourage or prohibit cell towers on or near (within 1000’ of) school properties, should delay any new WLAN installations in school classrooms, pre-schools and day-care facilities; and should either remove or disable existing wireless facilities, or be required to offer classrooms with no RF exposure to those families who choose not to have their children involuntarily exposed.

Monday, August 8, 2011

How to reduce wireless exposure at home

This information is courtesy of the Electrical Pollution, Solutions page. The site has a wealth of other information.

Steps to take to reduce your exposure to high frequencies at home from transmitted radiofrequency radiation (wireless technology)

Hardwire high speed internet routers. Transmitting high speed internet routers transmit a very strong signal. All the wireless routers tested by Dave Stetzer so far have been over 2000 microwatts per meter squared and that is the highest his meter goes. People suffering from or concerned about radio wave sickness should make sure that their router is hardwired and does not transmit.

Be sure that control centers for DSL, cable, or fiber optic connections have the transmitters turned OFF. This must be done specifically as many are installed with transmitters on so that wireless can also be used in the home.

Turn off bluetooth and WiFi transmitters on your computer. Most computers these days come with built in transmitters that are on continuously. They must be specifically turned off. If your computer is informing you about wireless networks, at least one transmitter is on.

Eliminate (recycle) baby monitors. Baby monitors transmit continuously as long as the transmitting unit, the one right by the baby, is on. Some transmit on the wiring, some through the air, but both transmit at high frequencies. Many transmit well into the megahertz range.

Get rid of (recycle) cordless phones that transmit continuously. (Click here for further information.) Cordless phones transmit at high frequencies and so should be used by people sensitive to high frequencies as little as possible. Caution: DECT phone base stations (transmitters) can have cords. All corded phones should be checked to be sure that they do not say DECT on them, if they do, remove them.

Keep cell phones off. All cell phones transmit periodically continuously unless turned off. (Hence the airport/airplane and hospital requirement for turning them off.) These transmissions are how the phone informs the network where it is and assesses signal strength. Thus, carrying a cell phone, unless it is off, results in continuous exposure to high frequencies. Which part of your body is exposed the worst depends on where you carry it.

Remove batteries from your cell phone and use for emergencies only. Almost all newer cell phones continuously transmit a GPS signal even when off. In other words, they always transmit a microwave signal. This is a "safety" feature so that you can always be located. However, continuous exposure to microwaves is unsafe. (As an aside, I find it interesting that people are willing to pay to carry around a device that tracks their every movement, but if the government asked them to do so at no charge there would, quite rightly, be an uproar. According to a news story by NPR the data is being used to track people and their movements in many different ways.)

Shield transmitting water, gas, and electric utility meters. The following aluminum foil shielding technique was developed by a woman with radiofrequency sickness, using an HF35C radiofrequency meter to verify shielding effectiveness. It is not perfect, however it should substantially reduce exposure to radiofrequency radiation from the meter while you work on educating public officials and getting the meter removed. You may need to have someone who does not have radiofrequency sickness do the shielding.
Caution: Pregnant women should NOT perform the shielding and should avoid being near the transmitting meter(s)!

Caution: Before attempting the shielding, verify that the shielding material (aluminum foil, copper mesh, etc.) will not contact a bare wire or wires and pose an electrocution hazard. DO NOT CONTINUE SHIELDING IF IT WILL.

Disclaimer: The webmaster is providing information on shielding of transmitting utility meters to assist people who are experiencing serious health problems resulting from forced installation of transmitting utility meters, but cannot possibly verify the safety of the technique in each individual situation. Thus, PROCEED WITH CAUTION AND AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Steps to shield transmitting utility meters:

1. A. Wrap meter tightly in eight to ten overlapping layers of heavy duty aluminum foil shiny side in. Do not just wrap the front of the meter. The meter MUST be fully encapsulated. Merely covering the front of the meter will bounce the signal more fully behind the meter. (One woman tore the siding off of her house by the meter in order to shield effectively behind it.)
B. Place copper mesh between a yard meter and your home as in pictures. This works if you are never in the areas where the signal would bounce to. Pictures A, B, and C
2. Cover the wall behind the meter inside the house with overlapping layers of heavy duty aluminum foil (or copper mesh). You may need a number of layers, maybe even the eight to ten. One person used lead sheet and covered it with plaster board to keep children from touching it.

The overlap of the aluminum foil for both steps 1 and 2 must be generous and tight for optimum shielding. Step 2 may be undertaken without step 1 if necessary.

3. Avoid proximity to meter and shielding material, even on the floor above or below.

Please see Transmitting Utility Meter Page for steps you can take to prevent transmitting meter installation or get the meter removed.

Beware of new major appliances. Many transmit continuously and strongly. The transmitter is supposed to interface with the "smart" grid/ an AMR meter/transmitting utility meter. Often the transmitter cannot be turned off. If you have one, you will either need to find someone to disable it or get a new appliance without a transmitter.

Eliminate (recycle) miscellaneous other transmitting devices. These devices are multiplying so fast I could not possibly list them all, but the general result is similar.

If one or more transmitting consumer products are responsible for making you ill, please report it/them. (Be prepared with the meter manufacturer, model and/or serial number, and the symptoms it causes.)

Food and Drug Administration - The FDA regulates electronic consumer products that emit radiation (such as microwave ovens and video monitors and cellphones). You can file a complaint through the Medwatch Program on their website at or by calling 1-800-FDA-1088. The same program that regulates medical devices, regulates consumer products that emit radiation.

Consumer Product Safety Commission - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for taking dangerous products off the market. You can file a complaint with the Consumer Product Safety Commission at 1-800-638-2772 or

EMR Policy Institute - Please send a copy of the complaints filed with the FDA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission to the EMR Policy Institute at with "Radiation Emitting Product Complaint" in the subject heading so that they can independently compile the complaints. This is not a substitute for filing complaints with the FDA or the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

These dangerous consumer products will not be either removed from shelves or re-engineered unless complaints are filed.

Beware of shielding paints and fabrics. If they are used properly they can make things better, if not they have the potential to worsen the situation. It is very difficult to do right.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Tell FCC to keep landlines by April 18, 2011

The FCC is proposing to take the first specific steps toward the elimination of landline telephones.Comments from the public are due on or before April 18, 2011.

The most important thing the FCC needs to hear from you is that the switched telephone network must be maintained.

If you wish to send comments, the easiest way is to send them electronically by going to Click on "submit a comment." Then enter "FCC-2011-0078-0001" into the "Enter Keyword or ID" field and click on "Search." When the next screen appears, click on "Submit a Comment" next to the result. The result will be titled "Developing a Unified Intercarrier Compensation."

You can type a simple comment of up to 2000 words, or you can attach any documents you wish. Attached word documents should be double spaced.

If you have trouble entering the online comment you can mail them to:

Commissions Secretary
Office of the Secretary
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington D.C. 20554
Send original plus 4 copies. Also send a copy to FCC copy contracter at email or call Jennifer Prime at 202-418-1500.

Summary from the complete FCC proposal:

Briefly, the FCC believes that the switched telephone network (i.e. telephone lines and switching centers) is obsolete and should be dismantled. Therefore FCC's policy is to phase out telephone lines during the coming years and replace them with broadband service. In other words, the FCC wants ordinary telephones to be entirely replaced with cell phones and computers (voice over Internet). The first step is to take money that is now being used to subsidize rural telephone service and subsidize broadband (i.e. Internet) services instead.

The Universal Service Fund is a federal fund paid for by a surcharge on everyone's long distance telephone bill. Until now, the fund has been used to subsidize telephone service in rural areas, as well as telephone service to people with low incomes, to make sure all Americans have access to a telephone.

This proposal by the FCC would eliminate some subsidies for ordinary telephone services within two years and reallocate Universal Service Fund money to pay for fixed and wireless broadband instead. This is the first step in eliminating the Universal Service Fund itself and creating a "Connect America Fund," which could only be used to subsidize fixed and wireless broadband.

In addition, the FCC is proposing to reduce the allowable per-minute rate for long distance phone calls, which will make it less profitable for companies to operate landlines.

--thanks to Catherine Kleiber of Electrical Pollution for the information