“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”
“Many of them said they had never heard of electrical sensitivities before, were developing strange symptoms they never had before, could not use computers, wi-fi or cell phones any more without painful symptoms (even though previously they had been using them heavily with wi-fi in offices and on in homes 24/7). Weeks or months after their symptoms began they first discovered a smart meter on their home. Upon inquiry, they found out it had been installed at the time or just before their symptoms initiated… All this was surprising to me because this device was initiating ES (electrosensitivity) in previously normal, healthy persons who had tolerated wi-fi and cell phones for years with no problems.”
Richard H. Conrad, Ph.D., John Hopkins trained biochemist, Pre-Filed Testimony to the Maine Public Utilities Commission regarding Smart Meter Opt out Program, Feb 1, 2013
Smart Meters use wireless radio frequencies to transmit electrical, gas and water usage information direct to the utility companies. These meters are designed to transmit pulsed microwave radiation frequently (sometimes every few seconds). Smart meters are already rolled out in many other countries, where there have been reports of health problems, price hikes, overcharging and some incidents of smart meters going on fire.
Existing Analogue Meters are safer for you and your family.
SMART METERS DON’T SAVE ENERGY – PEOPLE DO
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.
Smart Meters can also cause Dirty Electricity.
Accumulative long-term exposure to microwave radiation can lead to depression, chronic illnesses, Alzheimer’s, neurological illnesses and cancers. Children, the elderly and those with already compromised health are most at risk of developing acute or long-term illnesses from exposure to smart meters.
Smart Meters have also been known to interfere with heart pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.
Even Smart Meter industry leaders have admitted privately that they are aware of health effects and other problems associated with them “There really are people who feel pain, etc., related to EMF,..” http://stopsmartmeters.org/
Trees, plants, animals and birds can all be affected by smart meter radiation See here.
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.
Smart meters will be on all the time, collecting information and sending out pulsed radiation. This, as well as the extra electricity required to power the communications masts needed for the Smart Grid, will require much more energy usage.
Do not believe the spin – Smart Meters are not environmentally friendly and are not carbon neutral. To help combat climate change, then we need to reduce our consumption of energy, but Smart Meters will not do this for us.
Many smart meters have exploded and caused fires. emfsafetynetwork.org
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.
“Then there is the vexed question of data protection and privacy. Experts claim that a trained eye would be able to look at the data coming from your smart meter and tell what time you get up in the morning and go to bed at night. They would be able to tell when you have a shower, when you are on holidays, when you are at home and when you are not. That’s the type of information that would be manna from heaven for hackers, for burglars, for advertisers who want to call to your door or call you on the phone, and to law enforcement who may want to track your movements” Will GoodbodyRTE – Smart Meters could Spark Problems if Mishandled – September 2017.
Many consumers have reported higher bills since smart meters were installed.
Also the cost of production and installation will be passed on to you. https://stopsmartmeters.org/faq-billing-issues/ and ElectricalEngineering/smart-meter-owners-report-higher-bills-than-savings.aspx
Utility companies can switch your power off when they want to, without your consent.
Utilities companies will collect personal data about you, your family and your living habits. This information can be sold to third-party marketing companies, invading your privacy, and making a profit. The Roll of Utility Meters in Mass Surveillance
Software company admits smart meter spying for profit : https://takebackyourpower.net/onzo-admits-smart-meter-spying-for-profit/
Cartoon Courtesy of Infomatic Films http://infomaticfilms.com/download.htm
SMART METERS ARE NOT MANDATORY
YOU HAVE A LAWFUL RIGHT TO REFUSE THEM
Award Winning Smart Meter Documentary – Take Back Your Power (Full Official Version) : Watch Here
In the UK, Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, Lecturer in Biology of Imperial College London, wrote to The Commons Select Committee UK in response to smart meter roll-out there. Read Response HERE
Dr Karl Maret Engineer, discusses Smart Meter Potential Health Effects:
There are hundreds 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 :