Monday, August 29, 2011

Are the benefits of smartmeters worth the risks?

On the next Your Call, we’ll look at so-called “smart meters” being installed in homes and businesses around the country. Utilities and sustainable energy advocates say smartmeters help people make more informed choices about the way they use electricity, and make it possible for us to downsize our electrical grid. But critics say they’ve jacked up rates and depend on wireless technology that may be dangerous to our health. What do you want to know about smartmeters before one is installed at your house? Or has it already happened? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar and you.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I mostly heard scare tactics with very little science. This was not a good program.

Robert said...

MUST-SEE 4-minute youtube video on Smart meters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8JNFr_j6kdI

Robert said...

CUSTOMER UTILITY BILLS INCREASE AFTER SMART METERS INSTALLED.

Skyrocketing Utility Bills after installation
TV News Video (3 minutes)
http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/63581287.html?tab=video

Robert said...

SMART METER HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CANCER (no scare tactics.)

A. The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION on May 31 2011 placed the Non-ionizing radiation coming from Wireless smart meters (and some other wireless devices) on the Class 2-B Carcinogen List, along with DDT and Lead.
http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf

B. The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH months ago (Feb 2011) found biological changes in the brain after only minutes of exposure to non-ionizing radiation.
http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/305/8/808.abstract

C. LABORATORY SCIENTISTS have observed
(1) Human Cell Damage
(2) DNA Chain Breaks
(3) Breaches in the Blood-Brain Barrier
from levels of non-ionizing radiation lower than emitted by WIRELESS Smart meters.
http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/cc-video/

D. INSURANCE COMPANIES Hired Independent Laboratory Scientists and these scientists also observed Cell Damage and DNA Chain Breaks and now the Insurance Companies will NOT Insure Liability of damage from Wireless Smart meters and other wireless devices.
TV Video (3 minutes)
http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=382


So shouldn’t MANDATORY installation of Wireless smart meters on people's homes STOP?

Because Cell Phone use and other devices are Voluntary and can be shut off at the user’s discretion, that is a different issue.

1. WIRELESS SMART METERS – 100 TIMES MORE RADIATION THAN CELL PHONES.
Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist, Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes).
http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/04/20/daniel-hirsch-on-ccsts-fuzzy-math/

2. WIRELESS SMART METERS – CANCER, NERVOUS SYSTEM DAMAGE, ADVERSE REPRODUCTION AFFECTS.
Video Interview: Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of Public Health, (2 minutes).
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=3946

3. THE KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE IN STOCKHOLM (the University that gives the Nobel Prizes) ISSUES GLOBAL HEALTH WARNING AGAINST WIRELESS SMART METERS.
2-page Press Release:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/48148346/Karolinska-Institute-Press-Release

4. RADIATION MEASURED FROM SMART METER MOUNTED ON A HOME (once active in the utility system) SHOWS RADIATION BURST PULSES APPROXIMATELY ONCE EVERY FOUR SECONDS 24 HOURS PER DAY traveling into and through the bodies and brains of the inhabitants of that home.
Youtube Video (6 minutes, 1st minute is sufficient).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRejDxBE6OE

Note: many of the tests on non-ionizing radiation (the type of radiation emitted by smart meters) have been done using instruments other than smart meters because smart meters have only been in people’s homes for a very short time.

But as a Wireless smart meter emits 100 times more radiation than a cell phone, it is not difficult to project. If a machine gun fires 100 bullets in the same time that a pistol fires one bullet, it is not difficult to project the harm that the machine gun can inflict, even if the tests were done with the pistol.