Representatives from IBM & Boeing Speak on the present and future of Smart Grid Technology… Part of the CSULB College of Engineering Distiguished Speaker Series.
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www.emfnews.org www.emfnews.org A SMART meter company spokesman says there is no evidence the meters are causing health problems. United Energy is working in partnership with Jemena to install the meters on the Mornington Peninsula, in Frankston and through to the inner eastern suburbs. United Energy spokesman Stuart Allott said his organisation took all complaints very seriously but there was no evidence to suggest the meters were causing customer health problems. He declined to comment on the claims of a Mt Eliza woman who told the Weekly she believed a smart meter was causing her to feel unwell, saying her complaint was of a sensitive nature and before the Ombudsman. “According to the Federal Government’s Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, the combination of the relatively low power of the transmitter, their location on the outside of buildings and the very short time spent transmitting means that the overall exposure from smart meters is very low and well below exposure limits,” Mr Allott said. His comments came as the state government announced that smart meters – which measure electricity usage and communicate this information back to the supplier using short bursts of radio waves – would continue to be rolled out to small businesses and households in Victoria. The government has based its decision partly on advice from the auditor-general, who stated in his report on smart meters: “If the project’s emerging risks delay the installation of …
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A panel discussion by nationally recognized experts on the health hazards presented by smart phones, smart meters, cellphones, WiFi, BlueTooth, and all other forms of wireless communication.
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www.emfnews.org www.emfnews.org SANTA CRUZ, CA—Just as PG&E enters the final phase of its deployment of wireless “smart” meters in California, the largest of the state’s Investor Owned Utilities (IOU’s) has reversed course, quietly beginning to replace the ‘smart’ meters of those reporting health impacts with the old trusty analog version. Consumer rights and health groups immediately seized on the news, demanding that millions of Californians unhappy with their new wireless meters get their analogs returned immediately at no cost. ‘Smart’ meters are new wireless utility meters being installed as part of the “smart” grid initiative, spearheaded by technology firms and backed by the Obama administration and the Department of Energy. Promises ranging from lower utility bills to enhanced renewable generation capacity have failed to materialize, with widespread reports of higher bills, privacy violations, fires and explosions, and commonly reported health impacts such as headaches, nausea, tinnitus, and heart problems associated with powerful wireless transmissions. Widely disparate political groups- from members of the Green Party to the Tea Party and Occupy protesters have attacked the program, and dozens of grassroots organizations have sprouted up over the past several months to fight what they call an undemocratic, unconstitutional and dangerous assault on people in their own homes and neighborhoods. Dozens of people have been detained or arrested for peaceful civil …
www.emfnews.org www.emfnews.org A SWEEPING PLAN BY REGULATORS AND UTILITY EXECUTIVES to install more than 17 million smart meters in California by 2012 is generating growing controversy about health and cost ramifications from consumer advocates and threatening to derail the national move toward smart meter deployment. The state is already well on its way to jump-starting the imposition of an energy smart grid which is designed to lower peak demand for energy and allow consumers to better control their energy use and costs. Smart meters are a central element of that plan. The state’s three giant private utilities – Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric – intend to have their smart meter installations fully in place by next year. The multimillion-dollar cost of the smart meter project is being passed through to utility customers on their monthly bills. However, some customers in PG&E’s Northern California service territory have complained – and in some cases testified before the California Public Utility Commission – that they are suffering health effects including migraine headaches, heart palpitations and nausea from the emissions of the radio frequency meters. Some PG&E and SDG&E customers have also complained that the smart meters are inaccurate and caused their utility bills to spike. PG&E officials said the smart meters are completely safe and reliable. www.emfnews.org www.emfnews.org
www.netbooknews.com Qualcomm is working with companies like Corventis who have created Piix a Smart BandAid which provides the next-generation ambulatory cardiac monitoring service with beat-to-beat, real time analysis, automatic arrhythmia detection and wireless ECG transmission. The sensors in the bandaid can be modified to monitor a number of different tasks as they can also provide a comprehensive suite of post-symptom, looping, and auto trigger event monitors as part of its turn-key cardiac event monitoring service. Integrating Wireless into traditional medical procedures provides a new level of improved diagnostic and monitoring services. Just another quick look at what is coming up next in health care technology.
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www.quickmedical.com Caregivers trust Smart Caregiver products for their monitoring needs. Smart Caregiver products help to reduce falls and wandering in your facility. Products include fall monitor alarms, pull-string fall alarms, wheelchair seatbelt fall alarms, and motion sensor fall alarms. Fall Alarm Monitoring Systems by Smart Caregiver come in a wide range of styles from bed/chair alarm monitors and wheelchair monitors to recordable voice and wireless fall monitors. Fall Alarm Monitoring Systems by Smart Caregiver are perfect for hospitals, long term care facilities, rehab centers and home care. www.quickmedical.com
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www.quickmedical.com Wireless Monitoring Systems by Smart Caregiver are designed for use in rehab centers, long term care facilities, hospitals, nursing homes and home care. Wireless Monitoring Systems by Smart Caregiver conveniently monitor patients through the use of wireless technology. www.quickmedical.com
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CPUC Commissioners state their reasons for voting in a preliminary ‘smart’ meter opt-out policy. Despite its many flaws, this policy is a precedent-setting victory in California for the growing international Stop Smart Meter movement. Rolling Back the Roll-Out Well-intentioned, but miss-informed advocates of a world-wide, wireless energy grid are watching developments in California and elsewhere with consternation as their ill-conceived agenda begins to unravel due to massive and growing science-based public opposition and the plan’s own internal technical problems.
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As California and Ontario explain what has happened to people after Smart Metres were installed, BC Hydro has announced that all homes in the Province will be retrofitted with a wireless metre. Considering the health effects from wireless devices, and knowning that there are other options to wireless, now is the time to speak up and express that these metres are not the best options and to use the wired connections rather then wireless. watch the California April 24 2010 meeting:: PART ONE www.youtube.com PART TWO www.youtube.com PART THREE www.youtube.com