What Your Electric Company Doesn’t Want You To Know about Smart Meters

 

Heard about Smart Meters and how great they are supposed to be? Think again. The Electric Companies say that Smart Meters will save you money and that they are safe. But there's more to the story than meets the eye. Find out the real truth here.

We’ve had to go against the norm many times in our quest for better health. I’ve gone sugar free, gluten freestopped eating foods my breastfeeding son was allergic to, and have tried all kinds of natural treatments in order to avoid antibiotics and other meds when dealing with conditions such as sinus issues and ear infections.

Now I’m not getting a smart meter.

Why not?

If it’s “smart”, it must be a good thing, right?

Well, when I was younger, I was called smart in school. Most of the time it was a compliment.  Well, sometimes it wasn’t but my mom told me those kids were jealous. It didn’t feel like it but in hindsight I think she was right.

READ FULL ARTICLE AT: http://wholenewmom.com/health-concerns/smart-meters-emf-smart-meter-fires-smart-meter-dangers/

New to Tinnitus think it is smart meter related

I have had tinnitus which seems to be extremly bad and very difficult for me to cope with. Especially at night when I have had night with much as 2 hours of sleep. I have spent a lot of time trying to prove to myself the cause. It started happening 2 days after a smart meter was installed on every house on my street. I have seen my doctor who referred me to a hearing specialist. Both of which found nothing wrong and basically tell me i need to deal with it. I have spent the weekend sleeping at friends who have yet to get a smart meter installed. The ringing didnt seem as strong over the weekend but did not go away all together. I get back home and it seems to get worse but then i question myself if it is my brain that is telling me stuff that may not be true. I am one of those guys who has led a real healthy life and i work at home in a quiet environment so it is hard for me to believe that this just developed out of thin air. Does anyone else believe that their T has been cause by a smart meter or am i just crazy for thinking this may be a cause?

http://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/new-to-tinnitus-think-it-is-smart-meter-related.289/

Ringing in the ears, tinnitus, high pitch noise, constant humming when Smart meters were installed

I am focusing on the noise pollution because we have the physical proof to demand an injunction as per the law requires when there are pure tones and or noise pollution originating from a manmade source. In this case t he utilities are operating the smart grid technology, which is producing ubiquitous noise pollution 24 hours a day.  We have evidence in four different areas of science and four experts confirming the constant noise is radiating on the power lines.  The law does not allow pure tones in our air.  An injunction is ordered by the court to the source, which here, are the utilities.  Everyday that the problem is not mitigated they will be fined daily until it is stopped.  We need your help to do this.  If every American who is harmed by this technology comes forward to make a stand and we each donate at the very least, a dollar, we would have millions to pay for representation to fight these criminals.  What do you say?…….Sandaura

live in Perris CA in an apartment complex that also has swap the old analog meters for smart meters. The meters are directly outside of my bedroom wall. Ever since these smart meters were installed every night while trying to sleep I can hear this buzzing, humming sound that gives me horrible migraine headaches n heart palpitations. I wake up feeling tired, nauseas and not well rested whatsoever due to all the disturbance this smart meter brings upon not only myself but also my little four year old daughter that sleeps with me every night. I know that these smart meters are a big health risk because of all the symptoms my daughter and I have been experiencing since they were installed. I really wish that this issue can be seriously investigated because I know that I’m not the only person experiencing the same issues and our electric company should be held accountable. I hope this matter gets resolved quickly before people become more seriously ill. We need our old analog meters back!!!!!

Thanks, Julie Reynoso, Perris CA
Utility Company: PG&E

(Courtesy of: emfsafetynetwork.org

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I also began having great difficulty falling asleep. Some nights I hear a humming noise that comes from somewhere in the walls but I cannot trace it. My teenage daughter began to experience headaches that are unresponsive to pain medication. She says they are so bad sometimes that she wants to cry.

Elena R., Burbank CA
Utility Company: Burbank Water and Power

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Also, while in our apartment, especially the bedroom, I get ringing in my ears which I never before had here. I used to completely relax in my bedroom but now always feel like I’m laying in an electric magnetic field.

M. Dawson, Marin County CA Utility Company: PG&E

(Courtesy of: emfsafetynetwork.org)

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have recently moved to a place with a smart meter.

Since I have moved I have experienced, headaches, agitation, dizziness, upset, acid reflux, and ringing at certain periods. I am sure it is the smart meter. I am not sleeping well and do not feel refreshed, the headaches are constant when in or near the home, but gone immediately upon my leaving.

D. Holden, CA
Utility Company: unknown

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Since the “smart” meter installation I’ve been suffering from headaches, losing sleep, and hearing high pitched ringing from time to time.

Anonymous, Arizona
Utility Company: unknown

(Courtesy of: emfsafetynetwork.org)

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We kept waking up all throughout the night – we went a little over a year where we could not sleep through one single night and just feel extreme exhaustion the next day. Then we started experiencing the following symptoms: nausea, dizziness, ringing in our ears, heart palpitations, constant severe headaches, eye problems, loss of short term memory, irritability, tingling feeling in different parts of our bodies.

http://www.smartmeterhealthalert.org/words.html


TEXAS STOP SMART METERS POST: Possible Trojan Analogue Meters?

Possible Trojan Analogue Meters?

The following was sent to us from one of our blog followers.  If anyone else is experiencing similar issues after the analogue exchange, please contact us and let us know.
“I’m one of a few people that opted out of AMS for an analog in DFW area.  I am experiencing horrible humming, ringing & popping in my head, anxiety and now quicken pulses at night. It is WORSE at night.  It’s as if I live under one of the big silver A frame power line structures.
I don’t know if there are wireless transmitters in the new analogs or not.  It feels as if I am still the Hub for all the AMS in my area.  We are on big lots – – 1/3 to 1 acre.  So nothing is right next to me.
I’m to the point where I just want to get in my vehicle and leave EVERYTHING behind, but not sure where to go.”

Smart meters: stupid for the wrong reasons

The right reason is the MOST important reason, HEALTH.  Unfortunately, this reason is the least important and disregarded reason by the Government and utilities.  This leaves the public wide open for claims and the utilities exposed to billions of dollars in liability because of blatant and willful negligence.  The services and product are faulty…….Sandaura

Smart meters: stupid for the wrong reasons

Smart meters are under attack again.

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) directors voted last month to send a petition to Premier Christy Clark asking for a moratorium on smart meters. Smart meters are controversial.

Across Canada, questions are being raised about their safety and the failure of mass installations to drive any financial savings. In Ontario, hydro bills appeared to increase after they were installed.

However, the Ontario Ministry of Energy implemented “time of use” billing at the same time, making comparisons between pre-meter and post-meter bills difficult.

Of greater concern is the fact some brands showed a tendency to occasionally short out and caused electrical fires. The province’s Electrical Safety Authority will be replacing 5,400 Sensus meters with safer units.

Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk reported installation in Ontario had cost double the original estimate of $1 billion and 17 per cent of the meters were not transmitting properly. Lysyk also said the energy ministry predicted a $600 million cost saving over 15 years, but neglected to include inflation, which reduces that to $88 million.

Depending on where you live in Ontario, the installation costs varied from $88 to $544 per meter. Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli’s response to this report was, at best, patronizing. He had the temerity to say the issue was much too complicated for Lysyk to understand. Ministerial arrogance aside, it is pretty clear in Ontario the meter replacement program was not well thought out or properly executed, and other provinces are taking note. In February, SaskPower spent $15 million to remove virtually all its smart meters after several fires were caused by water leaking into equipment.

Questionable cost savings and the danger of electrical fire, however, are not the concerns of Mark Pendergraft, RDOS board chairman. He and his board are worried about WiFi used by Fortis and BC Hydro to collect usage data. I appreciate any politician who works to protect the health of voters, but I wish science and reason were bigger players here. Pendergraft said a recent WHO report, “Written by 200 scientists about radiation from wireless devices, including smart meters, has convinced the board that they are a danger.” But the WHO report doesn’t mention smart meters at all.

The only relevant document in the report, entitled Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health, Base stations and Wireless Technologies, states, “To date, the only health effect from RF fields identified in scientific reviews has been related to an increase in body temperature … from exposure at very high field intensity found only in certain industrial facilities, such as RF heaters.

“The levels of RF exposure from base stations and wireless networks are so low that the temperature increases are insignificant and do not affect human health.”

RDOS also referred to Safety Code 6, a section in the Health Canada’s Environmental and Workplace Health policy, they say is outdated. In fact, Safety Code 6 was revised in 2015 and advises caution only for those working at power stations or transmission towers, where heat might reach levels to have an effect on human tissue.

WHO’s section on mobile phones reports the results from a review of all available studies that claim to show cancer risks from mobile phones. The report says, “researchers concluded that biases and errors limit the strength of these conclusions and prevent a causal interpretation.” In other words: there is no good evidence cellphones cause cancer; however, the authors then included this poorly chosen sentence: “Based largely on these data, IARC has classified radio frequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), a category used when a causal association is considered credible, but when chance, bias or confounding cannot be ruled out with reasonable confidence.”

What this means is there are identified gaps in the data that need to be filled in before we can say 100 per cent cellphone use is not carcinogenic. The gaps arise because all the studies claiming to find positive correlations between cellphone use and cancer were so poorly done that they did not rule out other, confounding explanations for the correlation, which you will remember does not equal causation.

Proper studies must be conducted to rule these other explanations out (or in), and WHO expects them to be complete by 2016. The cautionary principle is a wise one, but less careful readers have taken the statement to mean that there is evidence for WiFi causing cancer. There simply isn’t.

Many devices already in our homes, such as cordless phones, headsets, computer mice, keyboards, satellite TV and garage door openers use wireless transmission. Some devices use infrared light and others use radio waves to transmit data. Radio and infrared are part of the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) that ranges from very low energy, low frequency radio waves all the way up to very high energy, high frequency waves, such as UV, X-rays and gamma rays. Visible light occupies the middle of this range and is so-named because these are the frequencies our eyes can detect. Radiation with more energy than visible light, such as UV or gamma rays, has enough energy to break chemical bonds.

Because broken molecules form ions, this kind of radiation is called ionization radiation and should generally be avoided. Because it can damage DNA, ionizing radiation can be carcinogenic.

If you went outside this weekend, you may have been warmed by infrared from the sun, but it didn’t damage DNA directly. The sun’s UV rays, however, can do damage, but you don’t feel it until inflammation, in the form of sun burn.

Below visible light on the energy scale is microwave radiation. These waves create heat when they are absorbed by food, which is cooked, but not ionized.

Wire screens in microwave doors protect the eyeballs of those anxiously awaiting porridge to bubble. If the door is damaged, the microwaves might leak out and poach your peepers, so be careful.

At the lowest end of the EMS are radio waves, the energy used by smart meters.

Radio waves from many sources pass through you and your loved ones without harm. If you fly to Vancouver, call a friend on a smart phone, watch an episode of Archer or use a toaster, you absorb more radio waves than you will get from your smart meter in a year. They transmit for less than two minutes a day. If you remain unconvinced by evidence, Fortis BC says concerned customers can opt to have the wireless signal disabled on the new meters.

Wireless transmission in the form of low energy radio waves cannot break chemical bonds or heat your coffee. Wireless transmission has been a part of our culture for decades, and if it caused cancer, we would be able to measure it by now. I remain skeptical BC Hydro or Fortis is going to save me money by spending millions on smart meters, but I am not concerned about the WiFi signal used to send consumption data.

As a side note, this controversy has spawned a host of new scams. One fellow told me his product, basically a sticker for your cellphone, prevents the transmission and reception of radio waves.

“How can your phone still work?” I asked.

His answer was, for all intents and purposes: “magic.”

Blythe Nilson is an associate professor of biology at UBC Okanagan and advisory fellow of the Centre For Inquiry Okanagan.

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/opinion/article_4034ac88-1217-11e5-aa40-5fca71f3b27f.html