For Legislators on Wireless Smart Meters: HEALTH and SAFETY ISSUES

For Legislators on Wireless Smart Meters: HEALTH and SAFETY ISSUES

by Richard H. Conrad, Ph.D. Biochemist
May 12, 2014

PART I: Safety legislation is urgently needed

To ensure that any new metering systems installed on homes and businesses are safe for continuous human exposure, new legislation must be written to guide the PUC. Here are the reasons:

The pulsed microwave emissions from wireless smart meters being used in grid modernization systems result in involuntary household microwave exposure, and:

  • are not adequately regulated by the FCC (this has been confirmed by the EPA)
  • have been classified as a possible human carcinogen by the WHO
  • have not been tested for human safety
  • have been the cause of unusual and severe insomnia, headaches, tinnitus and heart arrhythmias in thousands of persons
  • peer-reviewed research publications from all over the world have shown that similar emissions have potentially hazardous effects
  • smart meters utilizing wireless communications present an extremely dangerous combination of open portals, wireless hacking, power cutoff switches and adverse health effects
  • safe alternatives do exist

READ FULL REPORT: http://www.conradbiologic.com/articles/letter-for-legislators-on-wireless-smart-meters.html

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DEBUNKING THE UTILITY INDUSTRY MYTH ABOUT SMART METER SAFETY:
The utility industry’s argument that smart (AMR, ERT) meters are safe must be rejected, because they rely for proof of health and safety on FCC testing for radiofrequency (RF) interference, which is not a safety testing protocol.  The FCC testing for smart meters is done in an isolated laboratory, divorced from the context in which these meters are intended to be used, connected to the wiring in a home or business.  
 
See the full report for compelling technical and empirical proof that, when these meters are used as intended, they cause an antenna effect, causing great harm to occupants inside their homes and businesses.  When used as intended, smart meters that appear to be safe in the testing laboratory are lethal.

DEBUNKING THE UTILITY INDUSTRY MYTH ABOUT SMART METER SAFETY: THE ANTENNA EFFECT