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|Anti-'Smart' Meter Protest/Press Conference|
|Date||Wednesday September 14|
|Time||12:30 PM - 2:00 PM|
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California Public Utilities Commission
505 Van Ness, San Francisco
MASS PROTEST/ PRESS CONFERENCE SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 12:30PM
'OPT OUT' WORKSHOP ALL DAY 9:30AM- 5PM
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 505 VAN NESS, SAN FRANCISCO
Attend the all day "opt out" workshop, which will be held in the main auditorium at the CPUC- 505 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco- starting at 9:30am until 5pm. Let's pack the chambers!
Join us during the lunch break at 12:30 to make some noise and protest this illegal opt out extortion plan.
*** Charging a fee based on a medical condition is immoral not to mention illegal under CA Utility Code. Analog opt-outs must be at no cost.
*** Communities retain the right to say NO to the 'smart' meter program.
*** Pull the plug on the wireless mesh network. Period.
IT'S TIME TO SEPARATE 'SMART' METER FACT FROM 'SMART' METER FICTION:
MYTH: The utilities claim that smart meters are a fraction of the radiation levels of cell phones.
FACT: "Smart" Meter radiation is significantly stronger than from cell phones- see http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/09/04/comparing-cell-phone-and-smart-meter-radiation/
MYTH: The CPUC defers to the FCC on maximum allowable wireless pulses. The FCC claims that no "non-thermal" biological effects exist.
FACT: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) found chemical changes in the brain from cell phone exposure, a 'smoking gun' finding that demonstrates a clear non-thermal effect. See http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/cellphone-use-tied-to-changes-in-brain-activity/
MYTH: The utilities have been citing the World Health Organization (WHO) to justify the safety of their radiation emitting "smart" meters.
FACT: On May 31st, 2011 the WHO classified smart meter radiation as a Class 2B carcinogen. See http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf (pdf) The utilities no longer refer to the WHO at all.
MYTH: CPUC President Michael Peevey has been insulting electro-sensitive individuals, inferring that they are "just making it up" or are "psychosomatic"
FACT: On Sept. 5th, the International Journal of Neuroscience reported that "EMF hypersensitivity can occur as a bona fide environmentally inducible neurological syndrome." See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21793784
More information: http://stopsmartmeters.org