International Holistic Cancer Symposium to feature speaker on electromagnetic radiation and cancer

International Holistic Cancer Symposium to feature speaker on electromagnetic radiation and cancer

The International Holistic Cancer Symposium coming up in Auckland on March 24-25m 2018 includes presentations on many aspects of cancer prevention and treatment.

One of the presentations will be by Katherine Smith whose talk will focus on electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and health with special reference to cancer.  Her presentation will also discuss ways to use modern technology more safely to reduce the risks of cancer (and other adverse health effects) associated with some products such as cell phones.

The website for the symposium is


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Interested in the smart meter issue or electromagnetic radiation and health issues?

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A case of eye damage from smart meters

Whangarei journalist Clare Swinney has been measuring emissions from smart meters in the city using a Cornet ED 78S model EMR test meter.

At a recent measurement session  she detected a pulse of 418,000 microwatts per square metre of radiofrequency (RF) radiation in the microwave range when standing adjacent to two smart meters which had been installed at a friend’s home.

She reported the following via email:

Since Monday [the day of the testing] my eyes have felt as if they have been fried by the smart meter at Maxine’s which read 418 mW/m sq.  It hurt to open the left one this morning.  They have felt inflamed since Monday.

Report from Wednesday, January 20:

My eyes literally hurt when I went out into sunlight today.  A bonus is that I can use them to pick up rf emissions, as they are now sensitive to rf [radiofrequency] radiation.”

A follow-up email  on January 21 included the following:

“…when the rf hits my eyes, I feel a burning pain, as I did at [friends’ homes] owing to their wi-fis being on.

I bought fresh carrots 2 days ago and had 2 large glasses of fresh carrot juice yesterday, using a Breville juice fountain and will have more today.  I also am using vitamin C powder and tablets.  My eyes are feeling as if they’re getting better today, but there is still pain when I look around, but it was instructive to feel it, to know the damage that can be caused from rf.

A few days later (January 25) she wrote:

My eyes still are not 100%, but they feel as if they are in recovery and a lot less sensitive to light than they were last week…

Looking to the future

Hopefully, this improvement will continue until Clare’s eyes are completely healed. As a results of this experience, she is no longer going to stand near a smart meter if she is measuring RF and instead will set up a tripod to film the meter as it captures the RF pulses. (I would strongly urge anyone else who wants to or needs to film – an EMR test meter to document smart meter emissions to set up a tripod and stay away from the meter or meters to avoid this type of risk.)


Are you experiencing eye pain?

Based on Clare Swinney’s experience, if you have a smart meter installed at your home (especially in a location where you spend a significant amount of time such as near your bed or work desk) and you have been experiencing eye pain, it is a good idea to consult your doctor and/or optometrist to check for other causes of the pain. However, it may be prudent to consider whether the smart meter (and/or any other wireless devices you have in your home) may be causing (or contributing) to the problem.

Smart meter related health (or other) problems can be reported to in confidence

If you have experienced eye problems (or other new symptoms) after a smart meter installation and would like to report them to, you can do this through the Contact Form at this link:

Any reports of smart meter related health issues (or other problems such as fires caused by smart meters reported to are treated in confidence and will not be posted on the website unless written permission is given.)


Smart meters are not compulsory in NZ

It is NOT compulsory to have a smart meter in NZ and you can ask your electricity retailer to organise for the smart meter to be removed. Another possible option is for the modem and any ZigBee chip in the smart meter (these are the parts of a smart meter which produce pulses of RF radiation*) to be removed.

You can read about this option at this link:


Many people in NZ are saying “NO” to smart meters

If you do not already have a smart meter, and do If you do not want to expose yourself to the potential risks of smart meters, which include health and fire risks, as well as higher bills, you may like to read this link to find out about how other New Zealanders are successfully preventing smart meters from being installed at their homes and businesses.


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* also called microwave radiation

A helpful paper on electromagnetic sensitivity by Dr. Mallery-Blythe

British physician Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe has written an excellent resource on electromagnetic hypersensitivity (also know as electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and electrosensitivity (ES).)

You can read this document at this link:


NB: Smart meters have been reported as a possible contributing factor in the development of electromagnetic hypersensitivity in some people.

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Considering solar panels for your home to help reduce your electricity bills?

There are potentially serious health issues with grid-tie solar panels and even off grid systems that incorporate an inverter.


The best way to use solar is with a DC (direct current) 12 or 24 volt system. (There are a lot of 12 or 24 volt appliances on the market as they are used in yachts, caravans and motor homes.  People with a 12 or 24  volt based house often have a gas fridge (although you can get 24 volt fridges) and a gas stove and/or cook/heat their home and/or hot water with wood and/or use passive solar for water heating.  A house would usually need to be re-wired to accommodate a DC system, unfortunately.)


Using solar panels with a grid-tie system means that an inverter has to be used (to transform the DC electricity produced by the solar panels to alternating current (AC) electricity for export to the grid or for use within the house by conventional appliances).  Inverters can create high electric and magnetic fields.  The NZ legal limit for magnetic fields associated with electrical equipment is literally hundreds of times higher than the level of these magnetic fields that are potentially carcinogenic.


Inverters also have the potential to create a lot of “dirty electricity” (high frequency transients and harmonics) that are potentially carcinogenic or may exacerbate many chronic health conditions.  It is generally accepted that these transients and harmonics cannot economically be filtered from the electricity supplied from the inverter but possible ways to achieve this are being investigated.  The high magnetic and electric fields from the inverter cannot be remediated in any way that I know of (other than placing the inverter as far away as possible from living and sleeping areas in the house where people spend most of their time.)


Often dirty electricity is the main issue that can be measured and there are quite a few videos on dirty electricity at this link:


Also, as solar panels in a grid tie system are often connected up in series (rather than in parallel) the high DC voltages can potentially pose a serious electrocution and fire risk if wiring is faulty.  (This is because DC runs continuously. By contrast with alternating current (AC) there is an instant at which the current effectively stops flowing as the current reaches the “zero” on the sine wave; at this time it may be possible to let go of a live wire as long as the current is not too strong.)


The technology may improve in time but without having access to test data from a trustworthy source on primarily the dirty electricity and also the magnetic and electric fields from the inverter and other components of a solar system, I have recommended to friends who want to go solar against using any solar power configuration that includes an inverter at the moment.  I don’t think the potential increase in cancer risk and many other chronic health conditions, which could be substantial, is worth the saving on electricity bills.