Smart Meters, Wi-Fi and Cell Phones Can Cause Brain Cancers

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Every pro-‘smart’ technology proponent – be it manufacturer, supplier, utility or Public Utility Commission – invariably likes to trot out ‘safety’ studies done 50 or more years ago on the then emerging radar technology that was considered ‘safe’. Why? Furthermore, what does that apparent ‘conspiracy’ say about keeping current and up to date on the very real science of how non-ionizing radiofrequencies (RFs) and electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) cause harm to humans – the brain, in particular – and especially, children’s brains and bodies?

Didn’t military studies in the 1950s and 1960s expose microwave radiation health hazards? You betcha!

Well, recently the citizens’ ad hoc committee PASMA put out a Press Release, which addresses that very issue: RF/EMF radiation. I have permission to cite it verbatim; it’s listed below. Certainly, the information imparted there should cause every parent to become concerned about those ‘smart’ technology devices and the harm they are causing their children, especially 24/7/365 “dirty electricity” from AMI Smart Meters for electricity, natural gas and water utilities.

A real and pressing concern should be about Wi-Fi in schools and the workplace, which increasingly is being implicated in migraine headaches and numerous other sorts of health anomalies. Young children are particularly vulnerable. I’ll let the PASMA Press Release speak for itself:


Pennsylvania’s children are being subjected to excessive electromagnetic frequencies in cell phones, Wi-Fi, and other “smart” gadgets that function by using radiofrequencies.

Dr. Mary Redmayne, of Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, published the paper “International policy and advisory response regarding children’s exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF)” in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 2015; 1 DOI: 10.3109/15368378.2015.1038832, in which she advises, “[U]sing and storing a device at least 20cm away from the body, and when using devices offline then to put them in flight mode, turn Wi-Fi off at night, and to avoid keeping devices in the bedroom.”

PASMA wants to advise parents, legislators, and utility companies that certain devises cannot be turned off—at night or any time. We are referring to the AMI Smart Meters, which constantly gather and transmit information using microwave technology 24/7/365, plus send “dirty electricity” into homes.

Dirty electricity is a form of electromagnetic pollution or non-ionizing radiation. Some refer to it as electromagnetic interference (EMI) or electrical “noise.” It’s a powerful, high frequency electrical energy that travels along the wiring inside homes and buildings where only standard 60-Hertz AC electricity should be. Dirty electricity is a common effect produced by AMI Smart Meters.

Children’s bodies, because of their size and quick growth patterns, are more vulnerable to RF and EMF radiation, the brain in particular. What moral, or supposedly legal, rights do the PA PUC, PA state legislature, PA utility companies, and PECO, an Exelon Company, in particular, have to mandate and harass consumers into accepting RF-EMF emitting AMI Smart Meters or cut off their electric power?

According to the U.S. EPA, exposing people to toxins and cancer-producing substances is considered criminal activity. Furthermore, the EPA, as published in The Indiana Gazette of October 4, 1990, knew about the cancer-causing ability of EMFs when that newspaper stated, “But the EPA has stopped short of the probable carcinogen conclusion, which could have drastic implications for regulation of the American utility industry and in the workplace. Louis Slesin, power-industry watchdog and the editor of Microwave News, published in his journal’s most recent issue a paragraph from a rough draft of the EPA study recommending that low-frequency electromagnetic fields be classified as probable human carcinogens.” The Indiana Gazette article goes on to say, ‘The paragraph,’ Slesin said in a recent interview with The Morning Call, ‘has since been deleted from the report, which won’t be issued in official, final form until this month, according to the July 20 issue of TIME magazine.’” What did EPA know; did not want to admit; and why did the EPA delete “the paragraph” from the report?

However, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has declared electromagnetic fields a class 2b carcinogen, the same as lead, DDT, dioxins, PCBs, etc., based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use—the same RF/EMF technology Smart Meters use to surveil, transmit and receive information to and from homes retrofitted with those dangerous AMI meters.

The seriousness of Smart Meter electromagnetic radiation pollution increases because of “dirty electricity” Smart Meters send into homes through electrical wiring. Furthermore, those Smart Meter EMFs are constant 24/7/365 with no escaping from them, and no turning them off!

PASMA suggests that a class action lawsuit needs to be instituted against Pennsylvania utility companies that install mandatory Smart Meters, and the PA PUC, for enabling and supplying, under duress for many customers, a cancer-producing – class 2b carcinogen – technology that subjects Pennsylvania children to constant exposures to brain-cancer-producing EMFs and RFs.

The Pennsylvania state legislature must come to grips about RFs/EMFs/Smart Meters and become involved to correct this horrendous and ever-present health hazard for Pennsylvania’s children.

Smart Meter RF/EMF and dirty electricity exposures are 24/7/365, plus more serious than school funding or any aspects that affect children—the future of humanity – and their brains and lives. That RF/EMF radiation constant exposure probably is the ultimate in child abuse, should be a no-brainer. Why is that permitted, especially in Pennsylvania?


My research into cell phones, which use the same radiofrequencies as Smart Meters do to collect, transmit and send back instructions to smart appliances on the Smart Grid, found the April 2013 Briefing Paper, “Campaign for Safe Cell Phone Use” [CSCPU] [1] in which some pretty interesting facts are supplied that everyone in today’s tech world needs to know, especially if you are having memory problems.

The CSCPU reports this:

Epidemiologist and found (sic) of Environmental Health Trust, Dr. Devra Davis, says FCC’s announcement may be a critical turning point in public health policymaking.

It’s gratifying that FCC is considering revamping mobile radiation standards and testing methods, as the same methodology has been in place for more than 15 years,” Davis said. “In a world where there are more mobile phones than people, and where cell phones are increasingly used by young people and children, it is essential that any new standards for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations.” [CJF emphasis added]

This was cited from the President’s Cancer Panel voicing its concern:

The 2009 U.S. President’s Cancer Panel pointed to cell phones and other wireless technologies as potential causes of cancer. In its recommendations, the panel stated:

Methods for long-term monitoring and quantification of electromagnetic energy exposures related to cell phones and wireless technologies are urgently needed given the escalating use of these devices by larger and younger segments of the population and the higher radiofrequencies newer devices produce.

Panel chairman, Professor Lasalle Lefall noted, “The increasing number of known or suspected environmental carcinogens compels us to action, even though we may currently lack irrefutable proof of harm.” [CJF emphasis added]

Then, there’s this cited from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, “Telecommunications: Exposure and Testing Requirements for Mobile Phones Should be Reassessed”:

The July 2012 GAO report found that:

By not formally reassessing its current limit, FCC cannot ensure it is using a limit that reflects the latest research on RF energy exposure. FCC has also not reassessed its testing requirements to ensure that they identify the maximum RF energy exposure a user could experience. Some consumers may use mobile phones against the body, which FCC does not currently test, and could result in RF energy exposure higher than the FCC limit. [CJF emphasis added]

Consider this in the CSCPU report:

The image below demonstrates the increased absorption of cell phone radiation within the brains of children. Studies show that those who begin using cell phones as children develop brain tumors at a faster rate. [CJF emphasis added]

With Permission, Prof. Om P. Gandhi

Furthermore, CSCPU says this:

The published study, “Exposure Limits: The underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children,” (Gandhi et al, 2011), notes that the industry-designed process for evaluating microwave radiation from phones results in children absorbing twice the cell phone radiation to their heads, up to triple in their brain’s hippocampus and hypothalamus, greater absorption in their eyes, and as much as 10 times more in their bone marrow when compared to adults.

A major study found an eight-fold increase in brain tumors in 20-29-year-olds after only five years of cell phone use (Hardell et al, 2004). Children and teens will have a lifetime of exposure; a 2011 Pew Research Study found that eight out of 10 teens sleep with their phones under their pillows. [CJF emphasis added]

The ironic part about all those pushers and enforcers of electronic communication and/or gadgets – be they Smart Meters, cell phones, Wi-Fi, etc. – is they ALL use radiofrequencies that emit non-ionizing radiation to send and receive signals, voice, photos, etc.

Additionally, Dr Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon and CNN medical consultant, is on record as saying,

The data showed people who used a cell phone 10 years or more doubled the risk of developing a glioma, a type of brain tumor. [1]

May I direct readers to page 8 of the CSCPU report to understand what really goes on when you carry a ‘live’ cell phone on your body! Page 9 tells about the deceptive consumer radiation exposure warnings. Page 11 cites “myths cooked up by the cell phone industry.”

Several pages at the end of the CSCPU report contain a “gold mine” of scientific reports and media information regarding the serious electromagnetic frequencies harms from ‘smart’ and cell phone technologies. Many thanks to the producers of the CSCPU report for an excellent job.

Equipped with this information, what will you do to protect your children’s brains, especially from Smart Meter RFs/EMFs “dirty electricity” coming into the house 24/7/365, plus their constant Wi-Fi exposure in just about every U.S. classroom?


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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

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

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on 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)

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16 Comments on "Smart Meters, Wi-Fi and Cell Phones Can Cause Brain Cancers"

  1. I still think this argument that EMF causes brain cancer and other problems is a diversion tactic by Monsanto so people would forget about GMO food. Look, GMO has a REAL effect on health, that is proved, but not so with EMF at the levels people are exposed to. After all, we have been living in an EMF ocean for well over 50 years now and if you look at life expectancy then one flippant conclusion could be that EMF extends life.

    • An increased risk was found for glioma and use of mobile or cordless phone. The risk increased with latency time and cumulative use in hours and was highest in subjects with first use before the age of 20.

      More children and adults under 40 die of a brain tumour than from any other cancer

      71% of brain tumour deaths occur in those under 75 compared to 47% for all other cancers

      Brain cancer incidence is actually rising: 23% higher for men and 25% higher for women in 2012 than in 1970

      Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia or any other cancer

      Brain tumours kill more women under the age of 35 than breast or any other cancer and 65% more women than cervical cancer

      Brain tumours kill more men under the age of 45 than prostate or any other cancer

      Your mobile phone is not only a carcinogenic, radiation emitting device, but may alter the structure and function of the brain, including brain wave activity that is intimately connected to cognition, mood and behavior.

      A concerning new clinical study published in PLoS One titled, “EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation,” has revealed that so-called 3rd generation (3G) cell phone technology has widespread brain wave disrupting activity in subjects exposed to real-world like conditions, i.e. 15-minute “talk time” exposure to the ear area.

      This independent study pointed out that 87% of brain wave studies looking at the effects of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones are funded by the mobile phone industry, which may explain why most of the literature on cell phone exposure reveals either null or inconclusive, and in in some cases even positive findings on cognition.

      • I don’t care for cell phones, would only use one in emergency, We don’t travel much like we used to so we have a prepaid cheap one (republic wireless). Seniors/ retirees got a late start on wi fi/laptops and cell phones in recent years, may not be affected like younger people. Many are addicted to smart phones like a bunch of zombies. Smart meters were installed in our area several years back. We don’t sleep in same room meter is attached on outside wall. But, wouldn’t more people be dead by now since this technology has been out awhile? (phones came out in the mid 90’s wifi around 2003)

    • yes, that would be obviously flippant, so it’s probably why the “smart tech” folks haven’t latched on to it.

      but you know what? trying to change the subject from emf/rf dangers over to the dangers of a different maniacal scheme to increase profits just might be the “smart tech’s” way to divert attention away from an excellently written article. if you’d like to discuss gmo crops, and their pandora’s box of dangers, there are excellent blogs available to those who look.

      i’ve been an avid radio/radar man for over 40 years. i was taught early on by my mentors, of the danger of not radiating the energy which some devices emit, out and away from my immediate vicinity. it was well known, albeit anecdotally, of the high incidence of cancer prevalent among operators of “dirty” radio/radar stations (dirty, as in poorly shielded transmission lines, poor grounding and/or isolation, poor radiator matching to signal freq., etc).

      that being said, todays wireless devices, with their attention to economics over physics, are the epitome of “dirty”.

      • It’s not just dirt, but how much dirt. There is a big difference between working in the environment you mention where RF output of thousands of watts is possible compared to modern wireless device (includes cell phones) which operate at most with 2 watts of power and often a mere fraction of that – to get 2 watts into your brain you’d have to stick the antennae into your ear! The EMF health issue is way overblown and just not based on sound science nor technical reality.

        • The levels within the relevant frequencies of (mostly) microwaves are at thousands of billions of times the natural background level. Moreover in these bands the earths’ filtering system in the atmosphere attempts to reduce what reaches the surface of the earth to tiny levels .That IS sound science – your talking about raw power in watts is pure specualtion (and irrelevant).

          • Repeating AGAIN: we live in an ocean of RF – you cannot escape it, and human lifespan is at record levels. Meters are not a problem – GMO is a problem; Fukushima radiation is a problem; vaccine injury is a problem; if you rag on about meters, you are either stupid or a shill for Monsanto.

          • At record levels FOR THOSE BORN 60.,70.80.90 years ago : the life-spans of those born now and recently will plummet. The microwave levels (artificial) are at thousands of billions of times the natural background level. Bacteria, animals, plants and insects all react negatively – the science strongly suggests we are/will too – and indeed that we may not survive more than a few generations of it..I am not particularly stupid – but I didn’t know that was the issue.

          • 1. cite source re: plummeting lifespan.
            2. again, we’ve been in an ocean of RF for well over 50 years and people are living longer than ever.
            3. GMOs are a real threat, and I see people like you as either shills for Monsanto or duped fools.

          • No, completely incorrect – an ocean of rf for 50 years, but NOT the new microwave frequencies : only previously used in the military and a few medical applications : The elevating of those levels through man-made microwaves to levels thousands of billions of times the background level IS very recent – the last 5-10-15 years (depending on where you are).
            I don’t have anything to cite re plummeting life-span (obviously if you read my point with care ) . I am merely countering your ASSUMPTION that those presently kicking the bucket at advanced ages do not necessarily mean the generations to come – and alive now – will not reverse that recent trend.
            Bees move away from a hive if you leave a mobile ‘phone switched on next to the hive, ants move their young as far as they can from a mobile’phone source of microwaves. Am I to understand that they are “duped fools” too?

  2. Hi Activist Post,
    Just thought I’d pop in and see if your site’s still cluttered with obnoxious ads and self-promotions.


    • It is not the obnoxiousness of the ads, but it is obnoxious how they are computer resources hogs slowing down your computer so that you can not read the article, and you try to another browser in an attempt to read it.

  3. next up…send packets into the brain…they will commit crimes of any nature…

  4. Thank you for beating the drum, Catherine. I fail to understand how people can be so deluded, especially when evidence is staring them in the face. My Mom (73) won’t believe ANYTHING unless the Govt. is the source- the rest are just crackpot conspiracy theorists. I wonder if she will believe THIS, with the Govt and Govt agencies as the cited sources? So very well done. Thank you.

  5. I remember when they first started putting warnings on cigarette packs. They went from saying “Smoking may be hazardous to your health” to “Smoking causes cancer”. Warning inserts now come with cell phones, but they are only warnings – they do not tell the whole truth! Same thing happening now; only difference is that you can choose not to smoke. What we ALL need to do to is choose to not use WiFi. But this is much bigger than the smoking issue. How can we choose to take all those cell phone towers down? People have to wake up before it’s too late.

  6. Yes we need badly to wake up now. Serious DNA damage is now indicated by good peer-reviewed science from emf particularly miicrowave exposure. To keep the public in ignorance of the risks is criminal. We may well have only a few generations of viable humans left if we do not take another direction rather than mindlesslly agreeing to the intensification of all the radiation now bombarding the planet at levels never seen between in its 4 and a half thousand million year history. This is the largest threat the planet has ever seen . Just have a look at the bioinitiative report of 2012 – for some of the warning signs coming from the science (and please remember that it is essentially A LIST – of papers in the public domain . Many people want to discredit the bioinitiative report , but you cannot discredit a list.)
    Please take steps to stop destroying this beautiful planet – by ending your addiction to microwave-
    emitting devices, and putting them down and not picking them up again.

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