Be Careful with Your Cell Phone 

Smart Meters  Are

Another Wireless Concern 



Volume 3 Edition 3
March 2012

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New Cell Phone Report from Yale University's Environment and Human Health


Yale University's Environment and Human Health, Inc. released a new report recommending tougher safety standards for the use of wireless technology. It's a colorful easy-to-read report about health concerns related to cell phone use-especially for women and children-and discusses other hazards to wellbeing, such as distracted driving when using a cell phone.


John Wargo, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Risk and Policy at Yale University and main author of the report, stated, "The scientific evidence is sufficiently robust showing that cellular devices pose significant health risks to children and pregnant women. The weight of the evidence supports stronger precautionary regulation by the federal government. The cellular industry should take immediate steps to reduce emission of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from phones and avoid marketing their products to children."


Read the report at (press release and links to full report and report sections).




Doughtery smart meter 

"Smart" Meters May Affect Your Health


Do you have a "smart" meter on your home (similar to the above photo)? If so, have you been experiencing unexplained insomnia, ringing in the ears, headaches, anxiety, skin rashes, nausea, thirst, nosebleeds, or memory difficulties? Your doctor may be unfamiliar with the reported health effects of pulsed radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices. Tell us if you notice any of these or other unexplained symptoms.  


In addition to health concerns, "smart" chips inside new electronic equipment and appliances (dishwashers, toothbrushes, washing machines, dryers, televisions, printers, etc.) will be able to record and send their electricity usage data to your "smart" meter. Then, as part of a Home Area Network, your "smart" meter will wirelessly transmit that usage data to your neighbor's "smart" meter, which will transmit to the next neighbor's smart meter, and so on in an invisible wireless mesh network. Eventually, a collector "smart" meter will communicate the accumulated data from all area households to a cell phone tower that transmits the data to the electricity company. In essence, your "smart" meter is collecting private data about the activities that take place at your home.




March 15 Hearing on Smart Meter Opt-Out Bill in Maryland


If you are concerned about smart meters, join us to testify about Maryland House Bill 878, smart meter opt-out bill, before the Economic Matters Committee. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 15 in the Lowe House Office Building, Economic Matters Room 231, in Annapolis, MD. Although the meeting begins at 1:00 pm, you must sign up to speak at 12:00 pm. At noon, Delegate Glenn Glass will hold a press conference about the bill before the hearing. For more information, contact Christine Hoch at [email protected]




Wireless Product Safety Tip

Bluetooth In Your Car


Your car may have built-in Bluetooth wireless capability for hands-free communication via cell phone or with direct services such as On Star. Bluetooth emits microwave radiation inside your car whether or not you use it with your cell phone. in some vehicles, this wireless radiation hub is located on the interior ceiling near both the driver's and front passenger's head. So be aware that Bluetooth is another source of microwave radiation. If you get headaches, fatigue, or nausea after driving in your car, the Bluetooth could be a contributing factor. A mechanic can disable the Bluetooth in your car. 



In This Issue
New Cell Phone Report
Hearing on Smart Meter Opt-Out Bill in MD
Wireless Product Safety Tip
Reading Rack

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Christine Hoch