MA EMF bills out of committee!!

News from Massachusettes for Safe Technology:

The Massachusetts EMF bills…

Thank you to everyone who wrote bills, sent in testimony, called in support, or simply sent good energy our way — it is working and we just cleared several hurdles!

Joint Committee on Consumer Protection

  • Reported out favorably: Senator Julian Cyr’s S. 129 to form a commission to investigate the health and economic impact of wireless radiation.

Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

  • Reported out favorably: Senator Michael Moore’s S. 1988 right-to-choose non-radiation-emitting utility meters.

Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies

  • Filed a May 4 extension for H. 383 so they have time to investigate. We presented the facts on 5G and have their attention.

Other Committees

  • We suspect the remaining bills have been sent to study, which means they could be revisited until July 31st, or not.
  • I will post updates as they are confirmed at Understanding EMFs.

 

What Happens Next?

Advancing bills will need to go to the House and Senate for approval, then to the Governor’s desk to be enacted before the end of the year.

New Hampshire and Oregon have acted swiftly, so we remain hopeful Massachusetts will be next!

We await the Senate Clerk’s assignment to the next committee and will be in touch with quick action items once we know more.
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MA Smart Meter Hearling Update Sept. 2019

Smart Meter Hearing Update

Thanks so much to those who sent in testimony for the three Massachusetts utility smart meter bills!

(If you haven’t had a chance, there’s still time and every voice counts — here’s the template to make it easy.)

Yesterday nine constituents testified before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. We hope to have video to share soon.

Some highlights:

  • The legislators heard personal experiences, the science, and what other states and countries are already doing to protect their citizens.
  • They also heard details on National Grid’s fraudulent smart grid pilot program in Worcester, MA.
  • Senate Chair Michael Barrett stopped to ask good questions about the science.
  • We laid out solutions and handed both the House and Senate Chairs the roadmap to safe, sustainable technology: the policy book Reinventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networks.
  • Industry representatives were in the hearing chamber so we got to educate them too; they chose not to testify.

We are so grateful for the tireless work of our world scientists, health care professionals, educators, advocates — and a growing number of public servants tuning into the wireless radiation issue. We know it is on your shoulders we stand as we work together to move the needle toward safe technology.

The public policy process in Massachusetts is a long one — this session goes until December 2020 but perhaps our legislators will move more swiftly now that New Hampshire and Oregon have passed wireless radiation bills into law.

The Next Bills: October 7

We just found out the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure has scheduled two more of our bills for public hearing:

Monday, October 7, 1-4 p.m.
Massachusetts State House, Gardner Auditorium

Senator Julian Cyr’s S. 129 and S. 130 seek, respectively, to:

  • Form a special commission to research the impact of electromagnetic (EMR) and radiofrequency (RFR) radiation on consumer protection, public health, and technology
  • Emulate the Berkeley, CA ordinance to notify the public of the fine print radiation warnings

I’ll create a template soon and ask for testimonies to be sent in again. If folks can make arrangements to testify in person too, these are perhaps our two strongest bills this session.

Italy links cell phone use to cancer

On 30 January, 2019, an Italian Court in the city of Monza, Italy ruled that the Acoustic Neuroma brain tumor of an airport employee was caused by exposure to the radiation from a cell phone he used for over 10 years for his work. The court determined that the tumor has permanently incapacitated him, and ruled it to be an occupational disease. PRESS HERE for the Court’s Decision.

This is the fourth case in which the courts in Italy determined that an Acoustic Neuroma type brain tumor was caused by a cell phone, and the fifth court to make such ruling as in the first case the court decision was appealed and later confirmed by Italy’s Supreme Court.

Fifth Court in Italy Ruled Cell Phones Cause Cancer and Determined It Is An Occupational Disease

Digital Dementia – coming to you.

This is the best video on electronics and “digital dementia” done in the UK… sometimes a little slow but if you can’t watch all of it… just check out these parts.

start at 3:23… all about kids and wifi/cell phones… scary what it does to them. Minute 7 about video games and what they do to the brain… electronic cocaine! Minute 10 .. about cell phones and school kids scores.  11:30.. computer tests kids do worse than written; 13:15… why computers are detrimental to learning; 14:22… damage young brains;  15:13.. RF and ADD and behavior and memory  16:45… Korea has illness digital dementia, 19:08- 19:4- cell towers and cancer and DNA damage. 21:22 – 22:23… better fiberoptics and the hazards of 5G

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf-Efnk7g4k

Moratorium – Geneva stops construction of 5G antennas

The Geneva Switzerland Cantonal Parliament has submitted a motion on Wednesday evening for a moratorium on 5G antennas in the cantonal area. The motion requires independent scientific evidence of any damage to health prior to the moratorium being lifted.

In Geneva’s Grand Council it was said that many mobile operators would explain to consumers that 5G was the same as 4G. However, the environment is increasingly burdened by electromagnetic waves and nobody knows about the health effects. The canton parliament also wants to know about the effects on animals.

With 58 to 28 votes, the council referred the motion to the government, which is now to turn to the World Health Organization for independent research.

Does your pet have electrohypersensitivity (EHS)?

If you notice any of the following symptoms in your pet, this may be due to one or many sources of Electrosmog in your home like cell phones, computers, WiFi, Walk around telephones (like having a cell tower in your house).  Alert your vet and see if he/she knows about the biological effects of non-ionizing radiation. If not, please have them visit this site  www.safehelpsyou.org so they can learn about it and help your furry family member. If you suspect it is making them sick you may want to eliminate any wireless device in the house or at least keep it off when not using it. They can be the “canaries in the coal mine” so if this technology affects them, guess who is next?

  1. Asthma, Coughing and Other Respiratory Issues
  2. Behavioral and Mood Issues, Changes
  3. Blood Pressure Issues
  4. Cancer
  5. Cardiac Issues and Heart Arrhythmia
  6. Concentration Loss, Confusion
  7. Dental Issues
  8. Diabetes, Blood Sugar Issues
  9. Endocrine and Thyroid Issues
  10. Diarrhea and Other Digestive Issues
  11. Disorientation, Dizziness and Balance Issues
  12. Fatigue and Changes in Sleep Habits
  13. Food Sensitivities
  14. Hearing Issues, Sensitivity to Noise
  15. Memory Loss
  16. Muscular Weakness and Failure
  17. Pain
  18. Sensitivity to Light
  19. Sinus Issues and Allergies
  20. Skin Issues, Rashes, Fur Loss
  21. Urinary Issues, Incontinence, Infections, Odor
  22. Vision Issues and Poor Eye Health