Homeowners say smart meters are damaging their health, causing chronic pain, hair loss and sensitivity to light

Homeowners say smart meters are damaging their health, causing chronic pain, hair loss and sensitivity to light

Smart meters

NaturalNews) By 2014, smart meters had been installed in nearly 50 million American homes, and despite assurances by power companies that they are completely safe, many people are reporting serious health issues caused by them – and many experts believe that they can indeed pose a health risk.

These two-way electric meters, which transmit wireless radio frequency electromagnetic signals to and from utility companies, eliminate the need for meter readers and theoretically save customers money by monitoring and regulating electricity use.

Power companies say that smart meters are not harmful to humans, and if current trends continue, their usage will become the rule rather than the exception. 43 percent of American homes now have smart meters and the numbers are steadily rising.

But more and more people are experiencing a range of adverse health effects, including insomnia, hair loss, anxiety, chronic pain and a long list of other symptoms.

Power companies say smart meters are safe; experts disagree

Utility companies scoff at such reports, claiming that smart meters only send signals a few times a day, and that the RF signals are less dangerous than cell phones or microwave ovens.

Many qualified experts disagree with these assertions. One such expert is Dr. Ronald Powell, Ph.D., a retired U.S. Government scientist with a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University.

An article about smart meter dangers posted by The Heartland Institute quoted Dr. Powell:

The RF/Microwave radiation from Wireless Smart Meters is particularly threatening to health because that radiation is so persistent and so powerful. [Com Ed and other] power companies like to fool the public by saying, ‘Look these Smart Meters just transmit 6 times a day.’ Well, that is just misleading. That may be how many times they transmit your data, but they are a relay station for all the other Smart Meters in the neighborhood. And they all interact with each other and send each other timing signals and all kinds of stuff…

“Furthermore, the power level of each pulse is about 1,000 milliwatts, placing Wireless Smart Meters among the most powerful RF radiators likely to be present in a residential environment.”

Smart meters cause cancer and other serious chronic health effects

Other scientists agree that smart meters are not only capable of causing acute health problems, such as those described earlier, but can also lead to serious chronic illnesses, including cancer.

Dr. David Carpenter MD, a Harvard-educated physician and expert on electromagnetic fields (EMF), believes that smart meters pose significant health risks.

From TheHealthyHomeEconomist.com:

“Dr. Carpenter adamantly insists that there is no evidence whatsoever that smart meters are in any way safe for human beings. He goes on to say that there is, in fact, ample evidence that demonstrates ‘convincingly and consistently’ that exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) at elevated levels for long periods of time increases the risk of cancer, damages the nervous system, and adversely affects the reproductive organs.”

In the short video below, Dr. Carpenter expresses his deep concerns about smart meters:

With so many people reporting adverse health effects and so many experts agreeing that smart meters are indeed harmful, it’s not surprising that public outcry against their use has been increasing.

Smart meter “opt-out” programs

Throughout the United States, concerned citizens have mounted campaigns against their use, and some have been successful – to a degree. In many communities, “opt-out” programs have been established in response to public concerns, but often it costs extra to keep the old technology.

Despite the extra cost of opting-out, such programs have been surprisingly successful in many places.

From a November, 2015 Baltimore Sun article:

“The Maryland Public Service Commission will consider this week cutting the monthly fee Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers must pay to opt out of having smart meters installed after the utility reported that the number of people opting out is more than three times what was anticipated.”

If you have a smart meter in your home, ask your power provider if there is an opt-out program in your community. The serious health risk of having one far outweighs the extra cost of keeping your old meter.

Sources:
http://www.hometownlife.com
http://www.greentechmedia.com
http://news.heartland.org
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com
http://www.globalresearch.ca
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/
http://www.baltimoresun.com
http://youtu.be/n7L21XOC2wA

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Investigative Journalists Asked to Unplug Pulsed Radiation

Tue., Jun. 14, 2016
Investigative Journalists Asked to Unplug Pulsed Radiation
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Retired Canadian Army Captain Jerry Flynn today asked international and U.S. investigative reporters to end the news blackout on the spread of pulsed radiation, which he calls “Man’s Worst-Ever Genocide.”

Powerful Wi-Fi routers in homes, classrooms and libraries, cellphone towers that dot the countryside, wireless utility meters and plans for blanketing the globe in Wi-Fi emitting radiation is “The story North America’s news media will not touch,” he said.

Flynn addressed his plea to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Investigative Reporters & Editors.

“Today,” he said “ every person and living thing on planet earth is an unsuspecting and utterly defenseless victim of what history will eventually say was “Man’s Worst-Ever Genocide!” Yet that which threatens us all cannot be seen, touched, tasted, smelled or heard – even though it is everywhere!

“And no person nor any living thing can escape it! Militaries rightfully consider such radiation to be the perfect weapon! It leaves no evidence behind! Co-incidentally, the industrial complex also elected to embrace and exploit this same recondite technology, such that they have now transformed their entire product lines – and our lives – within just 40 years!

Governments Are Silent

”Shockingly, Western governments have stood by and allowed this to happen – without ever insisting that new products must first undergo independent ‘safety’ testing to prove that they are ‘safe’ to be used by, on and around people of all ages, of all sizes and of all levels of wellness, continuously – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in perpetuity!

“On the contrary, not a single Western government has lifted a finger to impede industry’s relentless drive to design, manufacture and introduce an ever-expanding galaxy of products that have now revolutionized our lives – and, in so doing, harmed literally millions of people and every form of life on the planet! History knows that not a single major Western country even had the decency to impose the ‘Precautionary Principle”! Yet many non-Western countries have done so!

Radiation Sources Listed

“The invisible environmental hazard that increasingly threatens us all – and every living creature on earth – is the “low-level, pulsed, non-thermal radio / microwave frequency radiation” which is emitted by every cell phone, cell phone tower, cordless phone, tablet and laptop computer, TV game console, Wi-Fi router, Bluetooth device, GPS, remote control unit, etc., and every ‘Smart’ meter and ‘Smart’ appliance – many of which cannot be turned off, such as cell phone towers, cordless phones, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi routers, Wi-Fi and Wi-MAX zones, GPS, the thousands of military, commercial and scientific satellites circling the globe, AM and FM radio towers, TV towers, etc.! 

“In 1976, a previously ‘Confidential’ U.S. military document was declassified and released to the public. It states, in part: “If the more advanced nations of the West are strict in the enforcement of stringent exposure standards, there could be unfavorable effects on industrial output and military functions.” It also states: “Should subsequent research result in adoption of the Soviet standard, industries whose practices are based on less stringent safety regulations, could be required to make costly modifications in order to protect workers. Recognition of (the Soviet standard) could also limit the applications of new electronic technology by making the commercial application of some products unattractive because of increased costs imposed by the need for additional safety standards.”

“Russia and Eastern European countries have known since at least the 1950s that “non-thermal” radiation, especially when “pulsed” (the kind emitted by today’s consumer wireless products, ‘Smart’ meters, ‘Smart’ appliances, etc.), can harm people and all forms of life – including plants and trees!

Countries See only Heat Damage

“No Western country and no international ‘regulatory agency recognizes or will admit that non-thermal radiation can harm people or other forms of life! As one, they recognize only thermal radiation i.e., that which heats the skin!

“Russia’s ‘exposure limits’ – which are intended to provide protection for the public for exposure periods of “three hours+” have always been 100 times lower/safer than those of US-led countries.

“China, Italy, most Eastern European countries, Switzerland and Toronto’s Board of Health all have established exposure limits 100 times lower/safer than those of US-led countries (which includes Canada)! Public pressure in 2015 finally forced Health Canada to ‘improve’ its exposure limits – which still stipulate only six minutes exposure! – such that it is now just 66 times lower than that of the US and other US-led countries.

“Every person and all living things in all countries of the world are now continuously exposed to this man-made pulsed NON-thermal radiation 24/7/365 in perpetuity!

“The BioInitiative 2007 Report called for all governments to reduce/lower their radiation exposure limits some 10,000 times!

Governments, Industry Conspire vs. Public

“Today’s environmental disaster is happening simply because Western governments and the two industry-friendly international ‘regulatory agencies’ refuse to admit that non-thermal radiation can harm humans and all forms of life! Were they to do so, not one of today’s lucrative wireless consumer products or ‘Smart’ meters and ‘Smart’ appliances would be permitted – in any country on earth!

“Non-industry scientists have tried for decades to warn national governments about the hazards of this radiation, but Western governments remain deaf. Non-industry scientists have also warned governments that there is a parallel between the growing epidemics of diseases, such as autism, leukemia and many forms of cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and other diseases of the brain, central nervous system and immune system and the explosion of wireless products in our environment!

“Western governments choose not to listen! From mankind’s perspective, it is an enormous tragedy that cancers and other major diseases take anywhere from 10 to 30 years – or more – to manifest themselves. The final tally of today’s genocide will not be known for decades to come! Sadly, non-industry scientists today know that future generations will impact hugely on the final tally – for they will be the final victims of today’s unparalleled corruption and greed.”

“Ike” Warned against Military-Industrial Complex

Flynn noted that U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961warned Americans to be on guard against an emerging Military-Industrial Complex, saying: “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes …”

“Tragically for the Western world – for all mankind – even President Eisenhower’s worst possible fears were miniscule compared to today’s reality – which could not happen had North America’s mainstream news media not decided to remain silent for these past 40 years!

Russians Radiated U.S. Embassy

“As a former Electronic Warfare officer, it is inconceivable to me that so-called democratic governments can permit – and have for decades – the now incredibly powerful and influential wireless and telecom industry to utilize the same lethal radio frequencies, the same non-thermal radiation, the same pulsed modulation – oftentimes emitting much lower power than did the Russians who irradiated the U.S. Embassy in Moscow for some 23 years (1953-1976)!

“Yet two consecutive US ambassadors died from cancer, a third developed leukemia-like symptoms from which he too eventually died. At least 16 women developed cancer, and most other Embassy staff came down with one or more illnesses. History also shows that the U.S. Government knew of this – and observed it in silence for 15 years – before telling its own Embassy staff! History also knows that the U.S. Embassy was irradiated for just 6-8 hours a day, for only five days a week! But today, every person and every living thing is being irradiated 24 hours a day for each and every day of their life!  [8] [9]

“There has never been a bigger more important story than this. Unless it is stopped, it will become planet earth’s worst environmental disaster and mankind’s worst-ever genocide! I beg you to do your utmost to inform the population about what is happening to them, to all living things, to our planet – and to each and every investigative journalist in the world!”

Sincerely,

James G. (“Jerry”) Flynn

http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/7076/2016-06-14/investigative-journalists-asked-unplug-pulsed-radiation.html

Smart meters ‘not needed’ after all for European power grid

Smart meters ‘not needed’ after all for European power grid

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A smart meter is installed, but industry players have questioned their use. image: Portland Gas & Electric
Our take: It’s great to increasingly see industry officials realizing that ‘smart’ meters are simply useless toward their stated purposes. The simple fact of the matter, as we’ve known since making Take Back Your Power (watch it here), is that ‘smart’ meters are an unlawful radiating surveillance device being pawned off in the name of climate action.
Europe remembers the atrocities of fascism more vividly that other regions. The reason why utilities (especially outside of Europe) are still pushing them, is because of the market value of this unlawful, in-home surveillance data — which in the words of a Director at NARUC is estimated to be worth “a lot more than the commodity that’s consumed [electricity] to generate that data.” That commodity is a $2.2 trillion dollar market. But in their greed, they are forgetting about liability. -Josh del Sol
By Elza Holmstedt Pell | see original article at EurActiv.com

A transition to an intelligent electricity grid in Europe can take place without smart meters, industry players have said, in comments that will embarrass the European Commission, which pushed a Europe-wide plan to roll out smart meters years ago.

There are other more efficient ways than smart meters to help develop intelligent power grids, said industry delegates at the annual convention of Europe’s electricity association Eurelectric, held in Vilnius last week.

These include quicker integration of renewables, the development of energy storage and energy demand response solutions, said the industry representatives.

The actual benefits of smart meters were also questioned at the conference, as several member states have done previously. Germany, for instance, has decided not to have a national roll-out plan at all, running counter to requirements laid out in EU legislation.

80% roll-out target

EU member states are required to implement smart meters under the 2009 Third Energy Package wherever it is cost-effective to do so, with the goal to replace 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by 2020.

The 80% target applies to both households and commercial buildings, a Commission spokesperson confirmed. The EU executive will publish in the next one to two years a report on smart meters “in the context of our regular monitoring exercise of the progress of members states,” the spokesperson said.

But progress has been sluggish, with few countries having completed their roll-outs and a number of nations – most notably Germany – having so far decided against a nation-wide deployment of smart meters.

And the countries that do have a commitment to smart meters, such as the UK, have run into hurdles in completing its roll-out because some meters would cease to work if a consumer decided to change energy supplier.

Markus Merkel, a senior advisor to the management board of German distribution system operator (DSO) EWE, told the Eurelectric conference that “there isn’t a positive business case” for smart meters in Germany.

 

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Government wants analog meters back to protect the nation from cyber- attacks!!

PRESS RELEASE FROM GOVERNOR KING’S OFFICE:

King, Risch, Heinrich, Collins Introduce Legislation to Protect Electric Grid from Cyber-Attacks

Securing Energy Infrastructure Act would adopt “retro” approach to safeguard against 21st century threat

Monday, June 6, 2016

Excerpt:

More specifically, the legislation would:

  • Establish a two-year pilot program within the National Laboratories to study covered entities and identify new classes of security vulnerabilities, and research and test technology – like analog devices – that could be used to isolate the most critical systems of covered entities from cyber-attacks.

Read full press release at:  http://www.king.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/king-risch-heinrich-collins-introduce-legislation-to-protect-electric-grid-from-cyber-attacks