In 2006 our lives were forever changed by a noise that turned on the day the Wi-Fi and Broadband high-speed and digital wireless electric meters were installed in our town, my parents town and every location we have lived, vacation and visit. This has been a living nightmare and continues to be one because our lives as we knew has been taken from us due to the noise is in our home 24/7 non stop. This is approaching 8 years of this assault and battery upon us. Other residents have filed noise complaints, but the State Agencies because of their carelessness and lack of interest in taking action are forced to deal with this issue, anyway. They thought they could close our case or simply wear us down. Typical MO, in which they avoid expending time and resources; while relying on the judgment of the utilities, makes for a very hostile and toxic environment for citizens to face. We should not have to; the State and Government we have entrust our health and wellbeing to; they have failed us, miserably. We are still here and we are still fighting. This they did not expect that we would become more determined and wiser the longer they ignored our desperate pleas for help. NUISANCE AND TRESPASSING IS ILLEGAL IN ALL STATES. This is where the FCC can not protect the wireless industry!
There is no place to seek refuge, no place to sit quietly, no place to sleep in peace. It is maddening! Every attempt we have made to get help we have been stonewalled by the State of Massachusetts who are aligned with the utilities. The noise is radiating on the lines and causing harmonic distortion in our home. We have supported our complaints with power quality evidence, 1/3 octave band pure tone results, forensic audio evidence, but the State continues to not take action appropriately. Pure tones are illegal in Massachusetts. Non the less, this we are hearing constantly is trespassing and causing a nuisance. The FCC made sure, even though it is not a health agency is acting illegal as one, by taking our human rights away in the Telecommunication Act of 1996, stating we cannot sue the government if you get sick from Radio Frequency radiation. The radiation limits in the United States are one of the highest in the World. The government does not have our backs, they are on the side of the wireless industry where profits are more important than the health of humans and animals. Victims across the country are being impacted by this noise. We hope this blog will be a source of information and comfort, knowing, you are not alone; there are thousands of others who . We will continue to fight Corporate America to right this injustice they are inflicting on us all. Remember, even if your neighbor is not aware of the noise; they too, are absorbing the effects of this noise and radiation, as well.
“Calling noise a nuisance is like calling smog an inconvenience. Noise must be considered a hazard to the health of people everywhere.” former U.S. Surgeon General William Stewart, 1969
Below is the MassDEP NOISE REGULATIONS
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Noise Control Regulation 310 CMR 7.10
310 CMR 7.10 Noise
(1) No person owning, leasing, or controlling a source of sound shall willfully, negligently, or through failure to provide necessary equipment, service, or maintenance or to take necessary precautions cause, suffer, allow, or permit unnecessary emissions from said source of sound that may cause noise.
(2) 310 CMR 7.10(1) shall pertain to, but shall not be limited to, prolonged unattended sounding of burglar alarms, construction and demolition equipment which characteristically emit sound but which may be fitted and accommodated with equipment such as enclosures to suppress sound or may be operated in a manner so as to suppress sound, suppressible and preventable industrial and commercial sources of sound, and other man-made sounds that cause noise.
(3) 310 CMR 7.10(1) shall not apply to sounds emitted during and associated with:
(4) 310 CMR 7.10(1) is subject to the enforcement provisions specified in 310 CMR 7.52.
The ambient sound level is the sound from all sources other than the particular sound of interest; also known as the background sound level. The ambient sound measurement (A-weighted sound level) is taken where the offending sound cannot be heard, or with the sound source shut-off. The ambient sound level is rarely found to be constant over time, and is usually quite variable. The ambient sound level is considered to be the level that is exceeded 90% of the time that the noise measurements are taken. The ambient sound level may also be established by other means with the consent of the DEP.
The dB(A) unit of sound measurement is altered (or weighted) to reflect human sound sensitivity. For instance, for those frequencies of sound which humans hear very well, the actual reading is enhanced, or increased, in the weighting process. The “weighted” reading therefore emphasizes the frequencies best heard by humans, and likewise de-emphasizes those sound frequencies which are less well heard.
The guideline further states that the facility shall not produce a pure-tone condition at the property line (or at the nearest inhabited buildings). A pure-tone exists if the sound pressure level, at any given octave band center frequency, exceeds the levels of the two adjacent octave bands by three (3) or more decibels.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) adopted this Noise Control Regulation, 310 CMR 7.10, under the authority of M.G.L. Chapter 111, Section 142B and 142D. The Noise Control Regulation is used to limit the sound impact of new stationary sources and to respond to complaints of certain excessive sound. The DEP Noise Control Regulation can be enforced by local officials under the authority of 310 CMR7.52
310 CMR 7.52 Enforcement Provisions
“Any police department, fire department, board of health officials, or building inspector or his designee acting within his jurisdictional area is hereby authorized by the DEP to enforce, as provided in M.G.L. c. 111, S 142B, any regulation in which specific reference to 310 CMR 7.52 is cited.”
Community Sound Level Criteria
| End Radio Frequency Radiation Pollution! Our expert evidence proves the 217Hz is a pure tone in exceedence of the Massachusetts laws. The 217Hz is also in violation of the FCC Part 15.
Noise and tones (http://www.silvent.com/us/competences/sound-and-noise-levels/)
Noise can consist of a single pure tone, but is usually composed of many tones of varying strength. The disturbing effect of a sound depends not only on the strength of the tones; frequency also has an effect—high tones are more disturbing than low tones. Pure tones are more disturbing than a composite sound.
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Published on Feb 8, 2015
Sandra Chianfoni – Environmental EMR Research/investigator and Advocate, has investigated the noise pollution known as “The HUM”, which is exposing the public worldwide to this health hazard. Have YOU heard the HUM?