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EMF-Omega-News 6. August 2011

Mobile phone mast. A disguised mobile phone ma...

Albeit disguised, consider LED light to transmit data

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: evidence for a novel neurological syndrome
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3014/

Study links asthma to magnetic-field exposure of pregnant moms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3020/

Swiss Cell Phone Findings Troubling for Children Health
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3016/

Ireland allows testing on live humans
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3017/

How Smart Meters can cause autism and cancer
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3024/

Insomnia and Environment
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3026/

More Inconvenient Truths About Cell Phone Radiation
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3029/

Let us be smarter than lab rats
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3023/

European experts propose cell phone ban in schools
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3019/

Phone firms face ban from tops of town historic sites
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3013/

Hendon Way residents angry over mobile phone mast
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3027/

Program: August 6th Vermont Forum
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3025/

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News from Mast Sanity
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http://tinyurl.com/aotw3

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EMF-Omega-News 19. March 2011

breast cancer surgery in 18. century

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Environmental Impact Assessment for Base Stations and Antennas
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2361/

Modification of clinically important neurotransmitters under the influence of modulated high-frequency fields
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2367/

NEW Studies Reveal Alarming Hidden Cause of Breast Cancer
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2370/

Cell Phone Brain Tumors Lawsuit
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2353/

Phone users’ exposure to radiation injurious, say experts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2356/

Continue to care for the sparrow
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2355/

Mobile Phone Masts Are Dangerous
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2363/

Cell Phones Not Safe?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2366/

Residents Oppose Cell Tower at Britannia; BZA Puts Off Decision
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2359/

Locals hit back in university mast row
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2357/

Angry Carlisle residents protest over phone mast plan
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2358/

Hinckley and Burbage residents uniting in a fight over mast plans
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2371/

There is plenty of evidence that smart meters make people sick
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2360/

Irish Electromagnetic Radiation Victims Network (IERVN)
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/2369/

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News from Mast Sanity
http://tinyurl.com/2vhcbl6
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Global News « EMF Journal

Global News « EMF Journal.

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EMR-Updates September 26th, 2010

In gratitude to Paul Doyon for scouring the plethora of resources to assemble yet another current summation:

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International Coalition for an Electromagnetic-Safe Planet (IC-ESP)

Education! Awareness! Support! Action!

(From denial to acceptance, from ignorance to awareness,

from apathy to action, from selfishness to compassion.)

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‘Smart Grid’ Raises Security Concerns

http://mobile.washingtonpost.com/detail.jsp?key=417211&rc=tech&p=1&all=1

The Washington Post

‘Smart Grid’ Raises Security Concerns
By Brian Krebs
Updated: Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Electric utilities vying for $3.9 billion in new federal “smart grid” grants will need to prove that they are taking steps to prevent cyberattacks as they move to link nearly all elements of the U.S. power grid to the public Internet.

The requirements from the Energy Department come amid mounting concern from security experts that many existing smart-grid efforts do not have sufficient built-in protections against computer hacking, such as new “smart meters” that put information about consumers’ power use onto the Internet, grid-management software and other equipment.

The smart-grid spending in the federal stimulus package is intended to create jobs and improve the efficiency and reliability of the electricity grid by lowering peak demand, reducing energy consumption, integrating more renewable energy sources and easing the pressure to build new coal-fired power plants.

Many of those efficiency gains will be made possible by new technology being built on top of the existing power grid, such as smart meters, which provide real-time feedback on power consumption patterns and levels. An estimated 8 million smart meters are used in the United States today, and more than 50 million more could be installed in at least two dozen states over the next five years, according to the Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Efficiency.

Yet security researchers have found that these devices often are the weakest link in the smart-grid chain. Smart meters give consumers direct access to information about their power usage and the ability to manage that usage over the Web, but that two-way communication also opens up the possibility that the grid could be attacked from the outside. Many such systems require little authentication to carry out key functions, such as disconnecting customers from the power grid.

Indeed, at this week’s Black Hat, the world’s largest cybersecurity conference held annually in Las Vegas, researchers from IOActive of Seattle are slated to demonstrate a computer worm that spreads by taking advantage of the software update feature built into a prevalent brand of smart meters (IOActive is not disclosing which). The worm could in theory give the attackers who launched it the ability to very quickly sever tens of thousands of homes from the smart grid.

Joshua J. Pennell, IOActive president and chief executive, said he hopes the presentation will serve as a wake-up call for smart-grid technology vendors and the companies purchasing the products.

Federal grants for smaller smart-grid projects range from $300,000 to $20 million, while the federal share of funds for larger projects could be as much as $200 million. The Energy Department says it can reject any grant application that does not demonstrate that ensuring cybersecurity will be a top priority.

“We haven’t described how to address the requirements, because we’re trying to leave the door to innovation open,” said Hank Kenchington, a senior manager with the Energy Department’s Office of Electric Delivery and Energy Reliability. “But we do say — even if an award scored ‘A’ grades on all aspects but doesn’t address cyber — we reserve right to not go forward with that grant. We realize you need to ask for the security up front and have it built-in up front, or you’re going to end up paying for it later.”

Photo: By David Zalubowski — Associated Press

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My Letter to the Editor:

The July 28th article on the security concerns of the proposed Smart Grid system raised legitimate issues regarding the feasibility of allowing remote control of our power grid. However there are additional potential problems with the smart grid system.

Some of these are:

Today’s meters use very little energy and are inexpensive. The new meters have a substantially higher cost and use more energy to run. In addition, the best way to reduce energy use is to simply switch off appliances when not in use. We can already install programmable timers on our appliances. Do we really need to have another appliance to assist us with this?

Who is paying for this added infrastructure? The stimulus funds come directly from the taxpayers. So we pay to install the system and then what? Do we then pay even higher rates to maintain this more expensive system? The maintenance of the meters, the greatly expanded data storage needs and the energy used by the new meters will all add to the cost of our energy system.

And finally, the increased wireless radiation from the new meters as well as from sending the signals over the power grid will cause an overall increase of radio frequency radiation (RFR) in our environment. Sending broadband over power lines effectively turns the power lines into RFR antennas which causes interference with electronic devices and radio communications and with our electrobiological bodies.

I, and millions of other electrosensitive people, have to go to great lengths to minimize our exposure to RFR just to keep functioning. If I am forced to have a wireless meter in my home and to live near power lines that radiate RFR, I will have no safe refuge. Many of us have already been forced to move from homes that had high levels of RFR due to neighboring communications antennas and/or WiFi and DECT phone RFR emissions. While it is estimated that 3% of the population is electrosensitive these numbers are predicted to grow as the levels of RFR exposure increase. Will the installation of the smart grid lead to an even higher population of people who are disabled due to RFR exposure?

These issues must be addressed before the wide-scale installation of the Smart Grid begins.

Angela Flynn
Wireless Radiation Alert Network
WRAN
301-229-0282
FAX 301-229-4752

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RF emissions from energy efficient fluorescent lighting

RF emissions from energy efficient fluorescent lighting

Conventional tungsten filament lamps are entirely without radio frequency emissions, except in rare fault conditions. However, because they are inefficient, the UK government is promoting use of energy efficient alternatives in support 2-different-lightbulbsof its climate change policy. These include energy efficient fluorescent lamps, which produce high levels of RF interference.

For a fluorescent tube to operate at high frequency an electronic switching ballast is required. A typical operating frequency for an electronic ballast would be in the region of 20kHz to 40kHz. The high frequency ballast is essentially a switching power supply and has the potential for radiofrequency interference in the same way as any switched mode power supply. Dimming is achieved by reducing the power applied to the fluorescent tube. In order to maintain the discharge, the frequency of operation must increase as the light output level is decreased. Thus a typical electronic ballast which operates at around 30kHz for maximum light output will supply the lamp at increasing frequencies up to approximately 100kHz for minimum light output.

Measurements of sample lamps have shown that electronic ballasts can cause an increase in interference in long wave and medium wave bands to portable radio receivers. The minimum distance of a radio receiver to the lighting samples for good reception varied between samples. Of particular interest was the interference to AM services from the dimming ballast. Because the fundamental ballast operating frequency alters as the lamp is dimmed, so interference to individual radio stations depends upon the light output level of the unit. For example at maximum dimming (minimum light output) the second harmonic of the lamp operating frequency fell at the same frequency as BBC Radio 4 Long Wave (198kHz) and so reception of this station at maximum dimming was considerably worse than the reception for other long wave stations.

Moreover, VHF band 2 FM radio reception can be affected by electronic ballasted fluorescent lamps with batten type fittings. Modern lighting technologies and techniques do give rise to significant emissions in the VHF band. In practice these emissions are seen to be limited to an upper frequency of less than 300MHz at present, but since the EMC standard for lighting (CISPR 15) gives no tests above 30MHz, these emissions are effectively uncontrolled by any legislation.

Commentary

Switching power converters are a frequent source of RF emission problems, and those used in lighting products are no exception. In this case, the problem is compounded because fluorescent lamps are found in large numbers in many buildings and it is hard to find a location far enough away from them; and the price pressure on such products works against best practice in design to minimise emissions. Because of their dimensions, batten-type fittings will radiate effectively at VHF, and efficient switching ballasts will quite cheerfully generate energy at these frequencies. Since (at present) the relevant standards give no protection above 30MHz, the pollution is likely to get worse as more and more energy-efficient but RF-polluting lamps are installed.

References and links

Development of improved test methods for assessing the EMC emissions from luminaires and ancillary devices, York EMC Services, Radiocommunications Agency Project AY4125, March 2002: available from http://www.radio.gov.uk/topics/research/topics.htm#emc/
Microwave-powered light bulbs could stop satellite broadcasts

Description

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., is complaining that the microwave powered bulbs manufactured by Fusion Lighting Inc., will directly interfere with satellite radio broadcasts. Their year-long battle has seen them engage in debate before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a private testing laboratory in Columbia, MD, and in the near future, it appears, in courtrooms in Texas and Maryland.

Fusion says that it’s now about a year away from commercial sales of the bulbs for use in lighting applications as diverse as gas stations and airport runways. The lights invoke the prospect of highways being lit up at night by hundreds of microwave bulbs which could, claim their opponents, affect the satellite broadcasts assigned to the same frequencies.

Commentary

Even a small amount of accidental ‘leakage’ from electronic devices can be a problem if it occurs at the same frequency as a satellite downlink, because the signal strength at the satellite receiver is very weak.

When the ‘leaky’ devices are intended (as these are) to be used in their thousands over large geographical areas, two problems arise… firstly, there is a greater chance that one or more of them will be near to a satellite receiver, and secondly the ‘ensemble effect’ of the emissions from a large number of devices can have a stronger effect on a receiver than any of the devices on its own.

References and links

“Bulb manufacturer light up spectrum wars”, Conformity, Vol. 6 No. 10, October 2001, ‘News Breaks’ section. http://www.conformity.com

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The Missing Secrets of Nikola Tesla, learn about frequencies

This 46 minute video is worth the watch ONLY if you are seriously interested in the history of energy, specifically the part Nikoli Tesla had in it before and after his inventions in the US.

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