Below please read a follow-up email from the person in Maine who first contacted me about her experience hearing a hum after a smart meter was installed on her house. She has a background in RF and acoustics, and this follows my post with her first email on May 16th.
This is an interesting added layer to what may be going on with smart meters and other RF sources in terms of how they affect human health.
Date: May 19, 2013 7:31:49 AM PDT
Thank you for your thoughtful response.
I have often found myself as frustrated as Vic showed himself to be in some of his Google posts.
I am fortunate to have a background in both RF and acoustics, which enabled me to follow Vicï¿½s explanation.ï¿½ There was never any doubt in my mind that this is an acoustic phenomenon. ï¿½Although part of the EM spectrum, audible (and inaudible) sound behaves quite differently from RF.ï¿½ Because of the incredibly long wavelengths, it is almost impossible to block ELF (1-30 Hz.).
Hum sufferers are highly motivated to get to the bottom of this, as it truly makes a ruin of oneï¿½s life.ï¿½ It is also probably life-threatening, as Vic noted.
An interesting German study identified the source of the Hum to be modulation of RF signals.ï¿½ Note the links at the end following the sentence:ï¿½ ï¿½Electric and magnetic fields may cause acoustic phenomena.ï¿½ (links in German, alas.)
The BPL controversy was out there in 2004 (see Humsick post that includes Fred Goldsteinï¿½s, Broadband over Power Lines, How Bad an Idea Can You Get? ï¿½http://www.mast-victims.org/forum/index.php?action=vthread&forum=3&topic=285&page=11
I have spent the past year working on this, trying to separate out the wheat from the chaff. ï¿½Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions you may have.ï¿½ I would be happy to link you up to information you might find useful.ï¿½ The more minds working on this the better.ï¿½ The more awareness there is, the closer to a solution we will be.
Thank you again.