In California alone 43 different counties have gone on the record in opposition of the smart meters while 10 counties have banned the devices entirely.
These wireless meters on every home and building will emit huge pulses of microwave radio frequency radiation as often as every few seconds throughout the day and night, seven days a week. Our FCC exposure standards only cover short-term thermal (heating) effects; they do not cover long-term accumulative exposure, nor do they cover biological impacts.
And that’s just the indoor part. All transmitters inside your home or office will communicate with a Smart Meter attached to the outside of each building. That meter, in turn, will transmit at an even higher frequency to a central hub installed in local neighborhoods. In what are called “mesh networks,” signals can also be bounced from house-meter to house-meter before reaching the final hub. So exposures will not just be from your own meter, but accumulating from possibly 100-to-500 of your neighbors’ as well.
The scientific evidence for biological impacts from microwave radiation, known for decades (remember the Moscow embassy) continues to grow with impacts such as DNA damage, increased risk of cancers and tumors, cellular stress, decreased melatonin, decreased sperm, cognitive difficulties and brain-wave alteration, heart rhythm disturbances, red blood cell clumping, and impacts on wildlife including to bees. (http://www.emrpolicy.org/litigation/case_law/docs/noi_epa_response.pdf )
Wireless radio-frequency radiation from smart meters can cause medical devices to stop working. Medical implants such as pacemakers and deep-brain stimulators used to control the shaking of Parkinson’s disease can be turned off by the radio frequency interference (RFI) caused by the signal. These signals are reported in published studies to interfere with critical care equipment, ventilators, pain pumps, wireless insulin pumps and other medical devices.
Reports from those who have had meters installed include heart palpitations, dizziness, inability to fall asleep, memory problems and cognitive disturbances, flu-like symptoms, worsening of existing health problems, abrupt depression, agitation, headaches, hearing problems.
Here’s why people, communities and governments around the world are rejecting smart meters:
- Radiofrequency interference causing malfunctioning of wireless equipment such as Wi-Fi and Netflix
- Radiofrequency interference causing malfunctioning of medical equipment such as pacemakers and wireless insulin pumps
- Radio-frequency spikes, causing appliances to break
- Health effects like migraines, nausea, vomiting, muscle spasms, heart palpitations and sleeplessness caused by intense bursts of radiation.
- Excessive billing
- Interception of personal identity informationSmart meters cause arcing, interfere with Ground Fault Interruptors (GFIs) and have been implicated in fires, especially in homes with older wiring.
- If your meter has an FCC number on its face, you are under surveillance!
These meters are not only immensely dangerous to your health, they represent a a direct threat to in-home privacy and can monitor everything from when you are awake and when you sleep. These meters can detect how many people are in your home and what appliances you are using and the frequency with which you use them.
Do not agree to the extortion fees for “processing” requests to prevent installation or to remove these dangerous meters. Any processing fees must be borne by the power provider attempting to install the meters and/or responsible for removing them.
Do not agree to surcharges imposed on monthly bills under the spurious claim that these surcharges are needed to pay for an employee to “read” your meter. This is an attempt to coerce you into having the meters installed and constitutes extortion.
DO NOT SIGN ANY MATERIAL EMANATING FROM YOUR POWER COMPANY REGARDING THESE METERS, THEIR INSTALLATION OR REMOVAL, OR ANY OTHER INSTRUMENT WHICH CAN BE CONSTRUED AS A CONTRACT.