Sunday, October 4, 2015

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS, is described as a variety of non-specific reactions to electromagnetic frequency exposure.  

Currently, people like me, who are having adverse reactions to electromagnetic fields, are being considered the proverbial canaries in the coal mine; an early warning sign that something is amiss.  Some of us "canaries" have immediate severe reactions to electromagnetic fields, while for others the effects are more cumulative, getting worse over time.

The woman in this video moved into a condo and immediately reacted to a bank of 26 smart meters outside her kitchen wall:

"I never thought utility meters could actually make me sick."
My first "canary" reaction was not quite as dramatic as the woman in the above video.  In December 2012/January of 2013 I purchased my first cell phone.  After about six months my "phone ear" started burning, then constantly hurting, every time I put the phone to my ear.  I did make the correlation,  and stopped putting the cell phone to my ear, and the pain went away for about two years.  At that time, I did not consider myself as one of the "canaries," and I don't think I even knew what a smart meter was either.

In May of 2014 I went down a healing path for multiple food sensitivities, using mostly organic, mostly local food, following a very traditional diet, (the GAPS diet), to heal myself of over 50 food sensitivities, and then enjoyed pretty radiant health and clear skin for about a year.  I describe the beginning of that journey here.  

My health started taking a turn for the worse about six months after our gas company (SEMCO Energy) installed two new AMR meters here.  They insisted that the new meters were "not smart meters" and that they only transmitted "once a month," when the meter reader drove by.

Either two different installers and the Regional Operations Manager were gravely misinformed, or they all flat-out lied, because upon further questioning, I received different information about the two new AMR meters from David Williams, SEMCO's Regional Operations Manager.  I've written about that correspondence here.  

The bottom line is, 
the new AMR meters pulse electromagnetic radiation 
10.67 times per MINUTE.  

With an AMR meter, the utility companies make the distinction that the communication is only "one way," and therefore does not fall under the definition of a smart meter.  However, there are only two kinds of utility meters:  

  1. 100% analog meters (containing no wireless transmitting components), and
  2. Smart meters (containing wireless components)
Analog meters, that have been around for over 50 years, never caused all the health issues that wireless smart meters are now causing and being reported every day.

This is the list of "symptoms" I am experiencing, or have experienced, and I've tried to list them in their order of occurrence

  • Pain in my "phone ear" is becoming more constant
  • High pitch ringing in ears, back of throat, and brain stem area
  • Muscle twitches and sudden weakness
  • Jaw pain and tension
  • Post-menopausal vaginal bleeding
  • Heart palpitation
  • Pulse racing up to 120 bpm for over 30 minutes while relaxing
  • Dizziness, vertigo
  • Achy joints, especially in my hands
  • Inability to type like I used to just a month or so ago
  • Inability to read out-loud like I used to just a month or so ago
  • Sleeplessness: waking up after only 2 hours of sleep with heart pounding, then inability to fall back asleep for about 2 hours, followed by the same cycle of sleep and wakefulness
  • Rashes 
  • Pain and pressure in my head and eyes
The woman in this video describes her's and her husband's reactions to smart meters and cell towers:  

"I realized that for the last year that me and my husband had been suffering, all these terrible illnesses, all these terrible conditions and symptoms, 
was from this thing (the smart meter)."

Three other people describe their reactions to smart meters in this video:

"I fled Idaho because I was harmed tremendously."

And a father shows the radiation from a smart meter in his child's second floor bedroom in this video:

"Many scientists, physicians, and health care practitioners around the world, in the United States, Canada, Europe, are sounding the alarm that this stuff isn't as safe as the people who are making money off of it are claiming it is."

Here is a long, yet very informative video by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt on the effects of smart meters and electromagnetic radiation:

"The only thing that parallels the exponential increase in chronic neurological the increased exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields."

And Dr. Darren Schmidt explains, "How Smart Meters Affect Your Body":

"The point is here, there is no safe levels of radio frequencies."

We've been trying different ways of blocking the radiation; we wrapped a sheet of lead around the back of the one AMR smart meter nearest to the bedroom, along with wire screen behind it, adding more wire screening behind the bed.  Though these efforts seem to have a small effect on my symptoms at first, the improvement seems to last only about 24 hours, and then I'm back to where I was, if not worse.  That may be due to the cumulative effect of electromagnetic radiation, because I doubt that we've been able to block it all.  Plus the City of Battle Creek Water Department has installed three of their smart meter devices on the property as well, and even though we've requested their removal, so far the Water Department has done nothing about our request.

We are now considering removing all of our natural gas service in order to remove the two AMR smart meters from the property.

During sleepless nights, prayer and meditation usually calms my nervous system down to the point where I can fall asleep for another two hours or so.  Wireless radiation, like that which comes from AMR smart meters, is explained here.  It puts the body into a "fight or flight" mode, and then the body is not able to heal and repair while in that mode.  Waking up to my heart pounding sounds like I'm in that fight or flight mode, so it's no wonder I'm having new symptoms arise almost daily.

I ordered a Q-Link pendant and received it this past week.  I've heard a lot of good things about them, how they protect the body from electromagnetic fields, plus they have a 90-day money back guarantee, so I figured it's worth a try!  However I've been wearing it 24/7 for the last five days and don't seem to feel any improvement of my symptoms, so far.

David Williams, SEMCO Energy's Regional Operations Manager, has begun ignoring me, so we've located a heating/cooling person who will remove and replace the AMR smart meters with 100% analog gas meters, however we have not yet located 100% analog gas meters.  If you are reading this and know of a source for 100% analog gas meters, please let me know.

Some people are saying that the lawsuits arising out of this whole smart meter agenda are going to make the tobacco industry lawsuits look like child's play.  There seems to be a real media black-out in the United States regarding smart meter lawsuits.  Did you know that a Naperville, IL, woman was awarded $117,500 in a smart meter case?  More links to lawsuits can be found here, here, and here.

I just want the AMR smart meters removed, and 100% analog meters, that have withstood the test of time for safety and reliability, returned.  Seems like a no-brainer, considering all the controversy around smart meters... 

May We All Be Blessed!


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