Whilst ignorance prevails on the dangers of Smart Meters (aka Advanced Meters) to our health, read what Public Health Physician David Carpenter has to say about them. An expert on magnetic fields, he has a wealth of knowledge and experience that qualifies him to make a sound judgement on safety issues and Smart Meters.
These meters are not compulsory although the public here in NZ (and elsewhere) are being given the impression that they are. Please educate yourself before consenting to the installation of one of these devices on or in your home. Visit the Smart Meter page here for links to other informative websites, and for Kiwis in particular … NZ’s stopsmartmeters website. In particular, watch the award winning documentary by Josh del Sol, ‘Take Back Your Power’. For Rangitikei folks, I have a copy you can borrow. Trailers are also on the Smart Meter page.
Here is a transcript of an interview with Dr Carpenter, video also included below:
David Carpenter: “I’m David Carpenter, I’m a Public Health Physician, I graduated from Harvard Medical School, and I worked for the New York State Dept of Health for 18 years, during that period of time I was responsible for administering a program in electromagnetic fields, I subsequently became the Dean of the School of Public Health and presently I’m a faculty member in the School of Public Health and the Director of the Institute of Health in the Environment of the University of Albany.
Interviewer: Thank you and Central Main Power says there is no reason to be concerned about smart meters, there are no health effects and everyone who is worried about the health effects of RF from smart meters or from the mesh network really have nothing to be concerned about and what do you say to that?
David Carpenter: I’d say that’s absolutely false. Ah, the question to ask them is ‘What is the evidence that smart meters are safe and have no adverse health effects?’ And the answer to that question is that there is no such evidence and in fact while no one has actually done human health studies in relation to people living in homes with smart meters we have evidence from a whole variety of other sources of RF exposure that demonstrates convincingly and consistently that exposure to RF radiation at elevated levels for long periods of time increases the risk of cancer, increases the damage to the nervous system, causes electrosensitivity, has adverse reproductive effects, and a variety of other effects on different organ systems, so there is no reason for, no justification for that statement that smart meters have no adverse health effects. Well it should be up to each individual to identify whether or not they want to be continuously exposed 24/7 to elevated levels of RF radiation. The Smart Meter is for the benefit of the utility, it saves them money because they don’t then have to have people going out reading meters and it’s at the expense of the consumer who has to live in the house that has the constant exposure. So an informed person should demand that they be allowed to keep their analogue meter.”