WORCESTERITES ARE REPORTING CHANGES IN THEIR HEALTH.
If you have found yourself feeling unusually “off” starting within the last 18 months, If you've been having dizziness, insomnia, headaches, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), or other unexplained physiological effects or neurological impairments, these could be a result of your exposure to electromagnetic pollution. The rapid increase in use of
wireless devices has made electrosmog increasingly problematic for some. But the more recent installation of Smart Grid technology and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in Worcester has, by an order of magnitude, increased our exposure to pulsing microwave radiation emanating 24/7 as of late from “smart meters” and their associated wireless support infrastructure.
Please check your electric meter! If you have a new meter with digital numbers, National Grid may have installed a “smart meter”, possibly without your knowledge.*
*Or, you may be in range of your neighbors’ “smart meters” or one or more of nearly 200 WiMAX antennas recently installed in Worcester.
Our "SMART" METER HEALTH SURVEY is designed to identify what changes are taking place (new or worsening health problems) and how widespread they are. We are investigating whether any health changes are correlated with National Grid's installation of smart meters, a new type of electric meter. Many people report health changes after installation, others do not.
Even without having a "smart" meter you may be experiencing health affects. If you ARE having any symptoms we encourage you to take this survey because the radio frequency energy from nearby sources (less than 1/4 mile) could be strong enough to affect you on a 24/7 basis.
A smart meter has a digital LCD display and an FCC ID#. Our survey has a section for those of you with a smart meter. We would be interested in whether you have noticed any peculiar happenings like appliances burning out, etc. The meters seen in Worcester are made by Itron® or Centron® (both the same company). Please write down the two FCC ID numbers (on the upper right hand side of the meter's faceplate and have them handy before you take the survey. These #s only identify the transmitter inside the particular model of meter you have. They are NOT the longer serial number (located at the bottom of the faceplate) that is associated with your National Grid account! If you are curious what these numbers mean then see
You can view a PDF to read the questions beforehand or to print out and mail to us instead. Here is the link to take the survey. When you're done it will take you to our Facebook Page. Thanks for taking the time to read this - and thanks in advance for taking our
You can Add yourself anonymously but providing your contact info is better. Also not compulsory to divulge address but being more specific with your neighborhood, say, the street name or the 800 block of a longer St., will let us know if there are 'hot spots' and possibly correlate numbers of affected people having adverse symptoms with National Grid's Map of Smart Meter Deployment in the Worcester Pilot.
This map is a world map with individuals from everywhere who have "Pinned" themselves to it. Prof. Johansson wrote in a letter that the EU commission appears lost on the idea that EMFs can cause functional impairment and that the EMF community needs to settle on a name and get the word out about the dangers of EMFs causing impairment. He recommends the term electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). This map could help serve as proof and networking. Please add to this pin map, which shows people with electromagnetic sensitivity (EHS) who may also have multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS)--as well as refugees or those made homeless or nearly homeless by these conditions. Places of shelter and places to be created may also be pinned. Pins may be anonymous or include helpful contact information -- this map should benefit everyone, helping with local networking and proving the significant numbers impacted:
A 'smart meter' group in Maine has a health survey, written by a physician, that is very involved. It has been taken by people across the country and asks such questions as the make & model of your meter. This is to be able to determine if there are differences in how different units affect people.
Biomarkers have been found for those predisposed to having Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) which now are together being referred to as Environmental Sensitivities.
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR GATHERING PARTICIPANTS FOR STUDY OF THE NEEDS OF PERSONS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL SENSITIVITIES
The James Madison University Environmental Sensitivities Research Team is inviting adults aged 21 and over who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in on online study of how their needs are being met as they grow older with sensitivities. If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to see the consent form and learn more about the study. If you are unable to complete the survey online, you are welcome to request a hard copy that can be mailed to you. To request a hard copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-568-6195 and leave a message with you name (clearly stated) and your complete address. Thank you ahead to everyone who helps me with this study. To take the survey online, copy this url into your browser:http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4YGd1uBrKkxx8nr
Pamela Gibson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology James Madison University, MSC 7704 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 540-568-6195
James Madison University also has a page with links for the chemically sensitive.