Smart Meter Exemption Form Letter for EMF Sensitive Individuals
Below is a form letter that EMF sensitive individuals can give to their doctor to sign in order to ask for accommodation from the effects of smart meters. With some slight changes, it could also be used to ask for accommodation from other forms of of EMF exposures i.e. Wi-Fi in schools. Patients would need to get Heart rate variability testing for proof, unless this line is removed from the letter. Proof would be a good idea though! Patients will need to get their doctor to sign the letter and then present it to their utility, school etc. and ask for exception because of medical reasons. This form letter was originally written for Canadians; however, please feel free to make any changes necessary for your country/situation and use it widely.
Dr. Jane Doe
Some Town, State
To whom it may concern,
My Patient, Joe Blow, suffers from Environmental Sensitivities, including sensitivities to Extremely Low Frequencies (ELF) and Radio Frequencies (RF) together called Electro Magnetic Frequencies (EMF). Exposure to EMF makes my patient quite ill. Heart rate variability testing indicates that it interferes with their heart rhythm in a negative, objectively measurable and reproducible way.
EMFs can cause a wide variety of health effects to the general public. Since the FDA and Health Canada have approved some "Therapeutic Uses" for specific forms of EMF treatments proven to heal at energy levels far below current public exposure standards, the biological activity of EMFs cannot be denied.
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. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/22/cellphone-use-tied-to-changes-in-brain-activity.
On Sept. 5, 2011 the International Journal of Neuroscience reported that "EMF hypersensitivity can occur as a bona fide environmentally inducible neurological syndrome." http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21793784
"Smart" Meter radiation is significantly stronger than from cell phones. See:
On May 31, 2011 the WHO classified smart meter radiation as a Class 2B carcinogen.
The "BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)" http://www.bioinitiative.org/freeaccess/report/docs/report.pdf was written in 1997 by fourteen scientists, public health and public policy experts, to document the scientific evidence on electromagnetic fields. Another dozen outside reviewers have looked at and refined the Report. The purpose of this report is to assess scientific evidence on health impacts from electromagnetic radiation below current public exposure limits and evaluate what changes in these limits are warranted now to reduce possible public health risks in the future. According to this report, it appears it is the INFORMATION conveyed by electromagnetic radiation (rather than heat) that causes biological changes – some of these biological changes may lead to loss of wellbeing, disease and even death." Here are some of their findings: Evidence for Cancer (Childhood Leukemia and Adult Cancers), Changes in the Nervous System and Brain Function, Effect on Genes (DNA), Effects on Stress Proteins (Heat Shock Proteins), Effects on the Immune System, Plausible Biological Mechanisms.
For hypersensitive individuals, the effects are immediate and intense. According to researcher Dr. Magda Havas, EMF Symptoms include: depression anxiety, difficulty concentrating, difficulty finding words, episodic hypertension, eye inflammation, fatigue, forgetfulness, frequent infections, headaches, heart palpitations, hormonal disturbance, impaired balance, irritability, joint and limb pain, learning difficulties, loss of appetite, lymph node swelling, nausea, nerve and soft tissue pain, night sweats, numbness or tingling, restlessness, skin complaints, sleep disturbance, thyroid problems, tinnitus, visual disturbance. For patients with heart problems, pacemakers or metal implants, a short exposure to strong EMF can be deadly! For infants and small children, who’s blood brain barrier is not yet fully formed, exposures can lead to devastating health problems.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission has stated that Environmental Sensitivities must be accommodated to the point of undue hardship and this is enforced by law. http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/pdf/legal_sensitivity_en.pdf Therefore, please accommodate the above named patient by turning off the transmission capabilities of their Smart Meter, or changing it back to a non-transmitting model.
YOUR DOCTOR'S SIGNATURE/BYLINE