|Image from this story about how "intent matters" when migratory birds are killed|
The following is my three minute comment to the City of Battle Creek, City Commission, on Tuesday, February 2, 2016:
In July of last year, I stood before you and demanded a public hearing before any ordinance or anything was passed that would force smart meters upon water customers. Instead of making smart meters mandatory, you passed a Resolution establishing an uncapped monthly charge for water customers who do not want a smart meter. This Resolution was introduced and passed without a public hearing.
Research on the biological effects of long-term exposure to non-thermal radiation, the form of radio frequency radiation we are being exposed to by the City's new water meters, is relatively new.
Wireless industry funded studies show less often, while independently funded studies show more often than not, that biological harm is being done by your smart meter's non-thermal radiation.
The Bioelectromagnetic Society, established in 1978, has been studying long-term effects of non-thermal radiation, and have found, "rigorous and repeatable evidence for non-thermal physiological effects and hazards including potential carcinogenicity," Larry Burk, MD, CEHP.
Actual DNA damage has been documented by Dr. Henry Lai in the BioInitiative 2012 Report.
And Dr. Albert Manville, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University, Senior Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and one of the signatories on the Appeal warning the World Health Organization and United Nations of the emerging public health crisis from wireless technology, including the non-ionizing radiation from your smart meters, wrote:
“While we like our electronic gadgets, the worldwide demand for these technologies of convenience only grows, as do the gargantuan profits that come from selling the devices and their services. While human health and safety continue to be dismissed by many, growing scientific evidence is showing a dark side to cell phone, WiFi, smart meter and point-to-point technologies." He then goes on to talk about migratory birds and how they, "now appear to be negatively affected by non-ionizing radiation."
So the question is, who are you going to believe? Those who stand to profit from smart meters? Or those who have nothing to gain except public health?
Thank you for listening. May you all truly be blessed!The video of the City Commission meeting is here, and I begin speaking at about 55:05.