Smart Meter Case Testimony Before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission: What No One Wants to Acknowledge About EMF Damage (Part 3 of 4)

smart_meter_radiationBy Catherine J. Frompovich

This is the continuation of the testimony I will present before the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Administrative Law Court November 2 and 3, 2016.


Because there’s a real possible/probable link between electromagnetic fields and cancer, I submit into the record the WHO/IARC Class 2B carcinogen classification as Exhibit B-1 6 pages.  To further expand upon the WHO’s carcinogen classification, I introduce Exhibit B-2 “Radiofrequency and Mammary Carcinogenesis in Rats: The Ramazzini Study.  Since the definitive RF/EMF cancer cause has been a subject of deliberate controversy for several decades—reminiscent of the health issues and problems vested interests like Big Tobacco, asbestos, lead (Pb) and pharmaceutical prescription drugs also created in the past, I’m compelled to include a few in my testimony.

Remember how cigarettes/tobacco-didn’t-cause-cancer and “more doctors smoked Camels than any other cigarettes”[1].  How many doctors smoke cigarettes today?  Furthermore, recall that one-time-apparently-safe asbestos building materials were used everywhere only to be found to cause mesothelioma[2], thereby closing and/or retrofitting schools and public buildings to eliminate exposure to it[3].  Recall how lead (Pb) in paints[4] and gasoline once were dangerously ubiquitous.  Today all gasoline is lead—free by federal law[5] and there are no lead-based paints!  When will the PA PUC come up to speed on microwave technology and AMI Smart Meter RFs/EMFs?

Microwave RFs and EMFs currently are in the same category of those health-producing horrors of the past I just mentioned, but no one is listening now.  Why aren’t they?  Those who sound the alarm and protest are harassed, bullied and prosecuted.  What will it take before we have a major health catastrophe from microwave non-ionizing radiation poisoning and cancers?

One specific reason to oppose AMI Smart Meters is those meters insatiable spewing [24/7/365] of harmonics and dirty electricity every 15 seconds on to home electric wires thereby creating a “microwave oven-like” effect within residences where families and pets are exposed constantly, but cannot turn off the AMI Smart Meter like they can their microwave ovens, cell phones, TVs, etc.!

Furthermore, one cancer is on the upswing from microwave RFs/EMFs: glioblastomas—a certain type of brain cancer.  See Exhibit C EMFacts Consultancy’s “Microwave News: One Type of Brain Tumor IS Going Up, the Deadliest Kind” wherein despite all the media and vested interest contradictions—which are the real problem in microwave technology—“the deadliest and most virulent type of brain tumor, GBMs, is increasing.”  And, children’s brains are the most vulnerable because of their small body mass and growing bodies!

I want to introduce the principle of culpability at law as Exhibit D-1 wherein due to the PA PUC and PECO choosing to deliberately disregard prominent medical and scientific information, and apparently  choose to rely upon 50-to-60 year old radar ‘safety’ studies that do NOT address non-thermal health damages that were not acknowledged back then, but definitely are now, all entities are legally culpable due to willful negligence, plus deliberate omission of providing safe, non-thermal, dirty-electricity-free, non-RF/EMF electric service to customers/consumers, as they did for decades prior to retrofitting AMI Smart Meters.

In Exhibit D-2 there are 20 Neurological effects from RFs identified and known as far back and published in February 1974, which Frompovich respectfully points out and also asks why the PA PUC has not taken them into consideration – is that an omission of state agency duty?, since those non-thermal adverse health effects have been acknowledged and published over 42 YEARS ago?  What’s your excuse, may I ask and also have your answer, please?

As Exhibit E, I introduce a 33-minute YouTube video, “The Dark Side of Smart Meters,” which can be accessed at this URL address https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLeCTaSG2-U .  Please take note of the information at these timeframes 8:25, 17:15, 22:12, 24, 25 and 30 and which are noted in outline fashion in the Exhibit E video attachment I prepared.

As Exhibit F, I introduce the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure article “Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences” keyword “carcinogen.”  Attached is that 7-page printed journal article.

As Exhibit G, I introduce the published journal article “Exposure limits: The underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children.”  Cell phones and AMI Smart Meters operate on microwave technology, but the one undeniable difference is you can turn off a cell phone; you cannot turn off an AMI Smart Meter RFs/EMFs, which transmit 24/7/365, thereby preventing and eliminating ANY informed consumer choice, creating and implementing a forced health-hazard mandate with no viable process for relief and/or redress at the Commonwealth levels of governance and administration—a most unusual legal place for the PA PUC and the state to find themselves, I contend.

As Exhibit H, I introduce “EMFs and changes in the Complete Blood Count,” a 3-page exhibit noting the changes that artificial EMFs produce in bone marrow and all blood cells, platelets, globules, etc.  It should be noted that dirty electricity coming off AMI Smart Meters onto and into house wires creates high spike radiation almost equivalent to phone masts or relay antenna, with 3 citations to that effect in Exhibit H.  Such changes have great impact on blood cell physiology, including blood cancers.

As Exhibit I, I introduce the American Academy of Environmental Medicine’s 5-page report, “Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Fields Effect on Human Health” attached and available online at https://www.aaemonline.org/emf_rf_position.php , which includes a Bibliography of 31 resources.

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As Exhibit J, I introduce “Microwave Sickness” with a cover sheet explanation, 2 video explanations with online URL addresses, and the Oxford University Press publication “Microwave sickness: a reappraisal” 4 pages attached and online at http://occmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/51/1/66.long

As Exhibit K, I introduce “The Microwave Syndrome,” a 3-page printed report and online at http://mext-up.org/pdf/MicrowaveSyndrome012007Uk.pdf , plus an overview which outlines “The most usual pathologies resulting from the microwave syndrome” including BREAST CANCER, something Frompovich is familiar with and wants to avoid as a breast cancer survivor.   Attention needs to be focused on Brain pathology: tumors, opening of the blood brain barrier, electroencephalogram disturbances!

How do AMI Smart Meter RFs/EMFs affect those with ADD, ADHD, and Autism?  Why are the PA PUC, PECO and the PA state legislature so intent in causing harm, and in particular, carcinogenic exposures for children and older citizens by mandating a cancer-causing technology be attached to everyone’s home, business, school and workplace?

As Exhibit L, I introduce “U.S. Military Role in Deterring Safe Radiowaves & Microwaves” Unclassified Document!  This is the MOST DAMNING information no one wants to know or accept, since it documents the U.S. military’s resistance to lowering the guidelines and their distrust of research conducted in the Eastern Bloc Countries.  That distrust and the power wielded by the U.S. military are largely responsible for the status of the current grossly deficient guidelines, which fail to protect the public’s and workers’ health.

Two disturbing paragraphs in the U.S. Army document *“Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation (Radiowaves and Microwaves) – Eurasian Communist Countries (U)”*  prepared by U.S. Army Medical Intelligence and Information Agency Office of the Surgeon General, et al, clearly indicate the U.S. military’s perspective opposing more stringent guidelines to microwave radiation.  The second disturbing paragraph is most notable:

Should subsequent research result in adoption of the Soviet standard by other countries, industries whose practices are based on less stringent safety regulations, could be required to make costly modifications in order to protect workers.  Recognition of the 0.01 mW/cm2 [0.01 milliwatts per centimeter squared] standard could also limit the application of new technology by making the commercial exploitation of some products unattractive because of increased cost, imposed by the need for additional safeguards. (Page 24)  [CJF emphasis added]

That *report* can be found at http://www.magdahavas.com/pick-of-the-week-23-research-on-biological-effects-of-radio-frequency-radiation-in-eurasian-communist-countries-1976/

The same can be applied to microwave technology depending upon 1940s outdated information, when there is over a half-century of updated EMF/RF science the microwave industry refuses to accept and which the reasons for preventing safety are stated in the U.S. Army Intelligence report mentioned above.  Is that collusion and, therefore, illegal?

However, I want to bring to your attention what the U.S. Navy is doing now regarding EMF research:

The Office of Naval Research <http://www.onr.navy.mil/> (ONR) is an organization within the U.S. Department of the Navy that coordinates, executes, and promotes the science and technology programs of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps through schools, universities, government laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations. Due to the rapid development of high power directed energy weapons technology, the ONR is supporting research that explores new materials and protection schemes of electromagnetically sensitive components from high power incident radiation.[6]

[CJF emphasis added]

Doesn’t that tell you that high power radiation and electromagnetic sensitives are scientifically recognized?  Under which rocks are PECO’s scientists hiding to avoid knowing about updated EMF science that’s more current than the 1940s?

There ARE mammoth amounts of research studies of updated EMF/RF research that totally discredits PECO’s World War II vintage EMF ‘safety’ studies, if only PECO and the PA PUC were honest enough to look for and accept them, not deny them in order to perpetuate some insidious control agenda that harms the public’s health and wellbeing.

May I respectfully remind all parties involved in the microwave technology’s unscientific game being played regarding no Non-thermal adverse health effects, non-Administrative Law courts look quite differently upon failure to warn about cancer when the probabilities are known?  A classic case is Johnson & Johnson’s baby talcum powder causing an Alabama woman’s ovarian cancer and for which her estate won a $72 million[7] award because J&J knew what the talc could do; disregarded the facts; plus didn’t warn the buying public.   J&J still has 1,200 lawsuits pending.  Personally, I’d like to see a similar turn of events take place for utility companies and the PA PUC regarding EMFs/RFs.

As Exhibit M, I introduce a 2-page printed overview of Non-thermal Electromagnetic Health Effects peer review papers published online at PubMed, which includes cancer and carcinogenic potentials.

As Exhibit N, I introduce the 74-page “Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley® rats (Whole Body Exposure)” made public in May of 2016 available online at http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2016/05/26/055699.ful.pdf .  Since that report has so many pages, I’ve elected not to attach a print copy, but I include a 3-page overview “U.S. Government Study Finds That Wireless Causes Cancer” with links to news stories while pointing out pertinent information on pages 27 (Malignant Glioma/tumors), 28 (Schwannomas in the heart), 24 (Lesion descriptions in the brain and heart), and pages 4 and 6.

The NTP study performed by a federal government agency, The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), consequently bears “legal weight,” which the PA PUC, utilities, business, and industry MUST accept as valid scientific information, otherwise be liable for and charged with culpability under the law, Frompovich offers.

As Exhibit O, I introduce the graphic “Radiofrequency Research: Does Funding Matter?” that illustrates RF research done by Non-industry studies confirm 70% HARMFUL effects and 30% no effects, which I held up before as a “show and tell” poster.

Whereas, Industry sponsored studies confirm only 32% HARMFUL effects with 68% no effects.  Since these figures just about cancel out each other, the National Toxicology Program May 2016 study obviously has to be taken seriously—along with the Precautionary Principle—by the PA PUC and utility companies.

Furthermore, it ought to be apparent from the exhibits I’ve introduced that microwave PECO-promoted EMF science obviously is willfully lagging on how electromagnetic fields, a form of low energy, non-ionizing radiation, could and/or does cause cancer and other health anomalies and problems.  Where is PECO’s current microwave technology science?  Not that from the 1940s! That technological lag, I offer, probably is by deliberate design, as was tobacco’s pseudoscience for umpteen years, before and until the 1964 Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health[8].

Continued in Part 4

Notes:

[1] http://tobacco.stanford.edu/tobacco_main/images.php?token2=fm_st001.php&token1=fm_img0002.php&theme_file=fm_mt001.php&theme_name=Doctors%20Smoking&subtheme_name=More%20Doctors%20Smoke%20Camels
[2] http://www.mesothelioma.com/mesothelioma/causes/
[3] http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-hb-abestos-positive-schools-closed-20141008-story.html
[4] http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes/enforcement/disclosure
[5] https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-requires-phase-out-lead-all-grades-gasoline
[6]http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/author/odrake/
[7] http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/02/24/johnson-johnson-lawsuit-baby-powder-talcum-ovarian-cancer-link/80845030/
[8] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3972968/

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available

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