“The ‘Smart’ Meter is #1 in terms of devastation to our nervous system… [the radiation] permanently destroys and alters the manufacture of brain proteins … meaning that it completely changes the human organism – permanently”
Dr Karl Maret Engineer, discusses Smart Meter Potential Health Effects
Brian Thiesen, The Truth about Smart Meters & Wireless Radiation
Smart Meters use wireless frequencies to transmit electrical, gas and water usage information direct to the utility companies. Wireless digital meters are designed to transmit pulsed microwave radiation frequently (sometimes every few seconds). Smart meters are already rolled out in many other countries, and homeowners are reporting not only serious health problems, but also issues with privacy, price hikes, overcharging and some meters have caught fire. Smart Meters can also cause Dirty Electricity (Read more).
Electric Ireland and Gas Networks Ireland have started an upgrade programme, replacing current analogue meters with Smart Ready Meters. Existing analogue meters work perfectly well and are safe. Irish Water meters are also wireless meters, transmitting microwave radiation.
Smart, Digital or Electrical? Confused?
Your utility company will tell you that these meters are safe, that they are digital or electrical or AMR, and give confusing information about levels of frequency and power. Whatever they call them, they all emit PULSED WIRELESS RADIATION and create dirty electricity, you can not turn it off and you have NO CONTROL over this. This will add to the already high levels of wireless radiation you and your family are exposed to from mobile phone masts, wifi and wireless devices etc.
Some homes will already have smart meters installed or digital meters that are “smart ready”, which means they will be activated when the infrastructure is in place.
Is there a Safe Meter?
Analogue meters, which are currently used, are safe. Alternatively, wired meters using fibre-optic cables are a safe option. Smart Meters – Smarter Practices – Smart Alternatives
Not Healthy: Acute health problems reported where smart meters are installed include heart palpitations, chest pain, inability to concentrate, feeling faint, headaches, dizziness, irritability, nausea, sleep difficulties, and tinnitus and auditory problems. Health complaints . Many have had no choice but to leave their homes as a result of illness from smart meter radiation.
Accumulative long-term exposure to microwave radiation can lead to depression, chronic illnesses and cancers. Children, the elderly and those with already compromised health are most at risk of developing acute or long-term illnesses.
Not Green: Trees, plants, animals and birds can all be affected by smart meter radiation. Smart Meters are not environmentally friendly. Consider the huge environmental cost to produce and install the smart meter grid system, and to dispose of analogue meters – an unnecessary expense as existing analogue meters work perfectly well.
No Security: Smart meters and the Smart Grid are vulnerable to hacking and remote interference. Your information can be used for criminal purposes, ie checking your daily activities and whether you are at home or not.
No Savings: Most have reported higher bills since smart meters. Also the cost of production and installation will be passed on to you.
No Say: Utility companies can switch your power off when they want to, without your consent.
No Privacy: These companies will collect personal data about you and your living habits. They can sell this information to third party marketing companies, invading your privacy, and making a profit;
Software company admits smart meter spying for profit : https://takebackyourpower.net/onzo-admits-smart-meter-spying-for-profit/
Not Safe: Many smart meters have exploded and caused fires. emfsafetynetwork.org
In the UK, Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, Lecturer in Biology of Imperial College London (retired), wrote to The Commons Select Committee UK in response to smart meter roll-out there. Read Response HERE
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You will be contacted by your utility company about upgrading your current analogue meter, and requesting a time to call. Do not give your consent or contract for installation of a smart meter. Contact them to tell them you do not want a smart/wireless meter. If you have recently had a new meter or replacement, then it is likely that this a “smart ready” meter which will require the addition of a wireless communications device to upgrade it to a smart meter. If you do not want this, you must send a Notice of Non-Consent to your utility company.
SEND A NOTICE OF NON-CONSENT (Print, sign and send registered post) to:
CEO, Gas Networks Ireland Headquarters, PO Box 51, Gasworks Road, Cork, T12 RX96 AND
Chief Executive of your Gas Utility Company AND
Commissioner in Charge, Commission for Regulation of Utilities, Smart Metering Team, The Exchange, Belgard Square North, Tallaght, Dublin 24
CEO, ESB Networks Ireland Headquarters, 27 Fitzwilliam Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 AND
Chief Executive of your Electricity Utility Company AND
Commissioner in Charge, Commission for Regulation of Utilities, Smart Metering Team, The Exchange, Belgard Square North, Tallaght, Dublin 2
Display a sign/poster on your meter box and property, refusing installation of a smart meter – some templates available Here from StopSmartMetersUK
SMART METERS ARE NOT MANDATORY – YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE A SMART METER (Oireachtas 2016)
EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT SMART METER DANGERS. Even if you do not have a smart meter, you can still be affected by radiation from your neighbours’ meters, depending on distance between houses/flats etc, and affected by dirty electricity. Speak to your local Councillors and TDs.
Download and Share SMART METER LEAFLET
Irish Facebook Campaigns Against Smart Meters –
https://www.facebook.com/groups/178256292298191/ Stop Smart Meters Now
https://www.facebook.com/groups/732084026909389/ Ireland Against Smart Meters
https://notosmart.wordpress.com/ No to Smart Meters in Ireland
There are 100s of campaigns against Smart Meters around the world, and warnings from scientists, doctors and those already affected by smart meter radiation. These websites are a small number of them – please read for more comprehensive, important and up to date information: