Health harm and deaths have been caused by radio frequency devices:
“Hundreds of incidents of RFI induced medical device failure have been reported, studied, and summarized.” (IEEE, “Radiofrequency Interference with Medical Devices”, 1998)
“Smart”meter Radiowaves can interfere with phones, WiFi and possibly heart pacemakers and other medical life support devices
Smartmeters broadcast using 900 mhz and 2.4 Ghz. These are identical to the frequencies used by cell-phones, cordless phones, alarm systems and wifi (internet connection) devices.
Some 60 infants died from apnea-monitor failures and wheelchair users have been involuntarily ejected (some into traffic) due to radio frequency interference. Cell-phones are known to interfere with heart pacemakers, defilibrators, hearing aids and electrocardiogram devices.
“some cardiac patients must attach electrodes to send periodic EKGs from home to their doctor. If they live close to a broadcast transmitter, the EKG data can become garbled.”
“Today, many medical devices that are tested for susceptibility to RFI cannot meet the 3 V/m minimum immunity requirements of the current IEC Standard 601-1-2. Handheld cellular telephones produce field strengths greater than 3 V/m at distances of up to 1 meter, while higher power transceivers produce 3 V/m fields at distances of up to 2.6 meters. This situation may be responsible for serious failures of life sustaining medical devices.”
FCC Buck Passing Causing Deaths
The outrageous part is how “our” Federal Communications Commission (FCC) refuses to look at the potential interference to medical devices from any RF generator which includes Smartmeters, cell-phones, cordless phones and WiFi devices. “Its not my job.”
They leave this, not to another agency, but to the individual medical businesses. If you have a medical device at home – you are out of luck . . . and maybe dead.
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