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Smart Meters causing tidal wave of mysterious illnesses that strike people in their own homes

An article here from healthnutnews.com  Kiwis, see this site for local information on health risks stopsmartmeters.org.nz   There is a page on the latter site providing testimonies of people whose symptoms stopped following removal of SMs. (Note here they are frequently called Advanced Meters). See our Smart Meter pages also.
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The Article from Health Nut News:

In recent years there have been increasing reports that “smart meters” – the digitized electric meters that are designed to send usage figures to power companies wirelessly – are causing a range of health issues among a growing portion of the population where such devices are in use.

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In fact, notes the EMF Safety Network, a growing number of people from around the world are beginning to report health problems they believe are related to an increased amount of wireless radiation from various devices, including smart meters.

“Utilities claim smart meters are safe, and compare them to cell phones. However, cell phones, cell towers, wi-fi and other wireless devices can also affect your health,” the organization states on its website. “Reducing your EMF exposure can benefit your overall health and wellness.”

The group also notes that the World Health Organization has classified radiation as a 2B carcinogen, and based that declaration on studies that have linked cell phone radiation to brain tumors.

Vast list of symptoms

As noted by Cancer.org, here is how the devices work:

“Smart meters talk to their central systems using RF transmissions, based on a cell phone, pager, satellite, radio, power line (PLC), Wi-Fi or Internet (TCP/IP) communication method. Internet and cell phone applications have become the preferred options because of their flexibility and ease of deployment.”

Cancer.org notes further that smart meters are typically installed outside homes and places of business to measure electricity, water and gas usage. How much RF energy people are exposed to depends on how far they are from the antenna that transmits the signal.

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https://www.healthnutnews.com/smart-meters-causing-tidal-wave-of-mysterious-illnesses-that-strike-people-in-their-own-homes/

 

The serious health risks of smart (aka advanced) meters – from a MD

 

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A NZ Smart (aka Advanced) Meter

If you have one of these meters installed already listen & read below. If you don’t have one, check out the information which your powerco will deny or greatly minimize. Particularly, if you are still unconvinced, you should watch Take Back Your Power. It is available at the site of that name for a small fee to watch online. This is a real eye opener, a self funded doco by Josh del Sol on the independent research. He uncovers all the detail the industry doesn’t want you to know.

Maine’s Smart Meter Safety Coalition (www.smartmetersafety.org) recently caught up with Dr. David Carpenter, a Harvard Medical School-trained physician who headed up the New York State Dept. of Public Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, where he currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment.


Now watch what a Smart Meter does to your blood …

Check out our Smart Meter pages at the main menu. See also Stopsmartmeters NZ’s site for info on how not to get one, or how to get one removed. Plus other information from Kiwis who describe the health effects they experienced.

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Proof that Smart Meters Affect the Human Heart (aka Advanced Meters in NZ)

This video concludes with an explanation from a MD … see in real time the effects from exposure to the frequencies emitted by a Smart Meter. Kiwis they are called here, Advanced Meters. Don’t be fooled by your Powerco’s call centre where you will be told they’re ‘no more dangerous than a mobile phone’ … if you are still in doubt the doco you must watch is ‘Take Back Your Power’ (viewable for pennies at the site of the same name). There you will see compelling evidence that will convince you to be rid of your Smart aka Advanced meter because it also exposes you to a raised cancer risk. Yet another area in which the general public have been lied to by industry. Then there’s the fire risk, and the escalated power bills. All denied of course however if you care to dig deeper you’ll find it’s all true. See our Smart Meter pages for further links, especially to our (NZ’s) own site (also available internationally just google your own country) called stopsmartmetersnz. You will learn there how to get rid of one, or how to avoid getting one. They are NOT compulsory although you will be bluffed into believing they are. Your house, your choice about exposure to dangerous frequencies.  EnvirowatchRangitikei

Part 1. Published on May 16, 2017

Everyone’s health is being affected by “smart” meters. The evidence in this video is a world first, and shifts the debate from whether anyone should have to pay a fee to refuse a “smart” meter to: When does the safety recall start? We now know that even if people are not showing outward symptoms, their bodies are being unnecessarily and involuntarily stressed by “smart” meters. There must be a complete safety recall of all “smart” meters at once.  See part two below.

“Some people weren’t satisfied that my last video was proof enough that “smart” meters affect the human heart. They want to see me get tortured repeatedly, and they want to see others get tortured. Part II of EKG Proof That “Smart” Meters Affect the Human Heart shows that the results of the first video are repeatable. There’s another victim in the video too, so it should be obvious to all that “smart” meters affect everyone. If it’s not obvious to you then hook yourself up to an EKG and hang out near a “smart” meter; I’ve done it enough. Some people were also concerned that the “smart” meter may have interfered with the EKG device itself and not the human heart. So we have a segment showing what happens when the “smart” meter transmits with the EKG running but with no human hooked up to it. Spoiler alert: nothing happens! Can we get “smart” meters removed now, or do I have to show someone getting a heart attack?” Warren Woodward


Further health effects (from Take Back Your Power doco)

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… and hear a medical expert on topic (short clip)

Microwaves Are Quickly Killing Us – Barrie Trower, Royal Navy Microwave Weapons Researcher

Microwaves Are Quickly Killing Us – Expert Barrie Trower.

From Smart Meter News

Dr Barrie Trower is an expert Royal Navy microwave weapons researcher

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“This powerful video explains the truth regarding Microwave weaponry and other exotic weapons (psychotronic, electromagnetic, Radio Frequency, HAARP, GWEN towers, ELF waves) used by The UNITED STATES & other Nations worldwide, leaving NO DOUBT to all that is being used against unknowing people everywhere.” (SuperDeltaBravo1’s Youtube channel)

What your powerco isn’t telling you about your Smart aka Advanced Meter

 

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A typical Smart Meter used in NZ (photo supplied by stopsmartmeters NZ)

Smart or Advanced Meters as Kiwis know them, are being rolled out in NZ currently. Some are aware of the risks they pose to our health (heart problems, headaches, sinus problems & cancer) not to mention the escalated power bills that people are experiencing. I hear often of cases of severely inflated power bills since the installation of a Smart/Advanced Meter … and any proposal that it’s the meter is generally dismissed by the Powercos. Some of these are as extreme as double to triple the normal cost.
In my discussions with folk on these meters I find they think because there’s no tangible effect for them like physical symptoms it’s all safe. (For some though there are physical symptoms … this is covered on our Smart Meter page. It’s of note that many report disappearance of the symptoms after the Smart Meter removal). But even with no symptoms the radiation from electromagnetic devices is a slow-kill. Like food additives that are carcinogenic, so also the effects of radiation from these meters has a slow and cumulative long term effect. The Take Back Your Power documentary by Josh Del Sol illustrates the effects of radiation with a very disturbing story about a young man who died of brain cancer … he had been living in a hostel room near a cell phone mast at his university. So also had many other previous occupants his mother later found out. She is filmed there turning page after literal page reading out the names of others who had also died of cancer! Is it really worth the risk to just ignore this information & discard it as mumbo jumbo?

The following video ‘The Truth About Smart Meters’ by Brian Thiesen will enlighten you further about the risks posed by Smart/Advanced Meters.

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Brian Thiesen is Chairman of Interior Smart Meter Awareness. Considered to be an expert on the subject of Smart Meters Brian has been raising awareness about the dangers of smart meters, in British Columbia and globally.

He has talked with some of the top Doctors, military weapons experts, electricians, engineers.  Read more about Brian at this link.

This video has been posted on Youtube by CSTinBC found at this link:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyUC…

“Please circulate this information, and subscribe to CSTinBC; links are below. Thank you. “

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4Hsx…


Check out the stopsmartmeters‘ NZ site and/or our page here on Smart/Advanced Meters and educate yourself. You can watch Take Back Your Power at the website for a very small charge, or if you are local to the Rangitikei, I have a copy you can borrow. Contact me. EnvirowatchRangitikei

 

The disturbingly aggressive roll out of Smart aka Advanced Meters – while children starve and the elderly freeze in rural Aotearoa (NZ)

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A sign posted in Taumaranui NZ regarding the unsolicited installation of a Smart Meter

Here is a sign posted by a Taumaranui resident who had their locked meter box broken into to install a Smart Meter (aka Advanced Meter). As you can see the response they said they got from the lines people when following this up was equally as telling… “we own you people”! 

While it appears little known that there are options for having these meters removed and replaced, it also seems that Taumaranui has only one supplier. This makes things more difficult in terms of no bargaining power. The use of the term ‘jack boot’ is therefore not that extreme given the whole scenario and the way these folks have been treated. It is all symptomatic of the direction our country is headed with an ex-banker for a Prime Minister who clearly places profits and corporate interests above the interests of his constituents.

What is especially disturbing about this event (and it’s not an isolated incident, I’ve heard myself of installations happening while folk were not home) is that in the comments and discussion around this, many others have been similarly treated. The repeated tale of outrageous hikes in charges, one for instance from $100 to $150 approx. plus the Nelson woman last year who received a bill for $800 for her two bedroom house! And this is something I’ve both read about & heard, time and time again. We are fed the line that the meters are more accurate and customers have been undercharged prior to Smart Meter installation. Not to the tune of a $1000 hike? Surely? …  yet this is what I’ve heard more than once. A difference of $20 is feasible but not $600 or more. See here a proposed explanation for these hikes by a retired electrical engineer.

“…over 250 people have commented with some saying they had similar experiences with unexpectedly large power bills and problems after the installation of smart meters.”  Stuff.co.nz

Disturbing also is the detail about the elderly turning off their hot water in order to buy food or not turning on any heating because they can’t pay. Again I know of this happening in my district (the Rangitikei) where an elderly person is being charged $150 and upwards in a tiny flat with few if any appliances operating. She has switched off the hot water, has no heater and goes to bed early to keep warm. And finally, the above sign and the comments corroborate that folk are being pressured to leave the district because of the costs. ‘The town is dying’ says the sign.

Now,on that topic, we have been led to believe for years that towns are dying because people somehow mysteriously allowed it. They all moved away. We even had a prominent economist telling us recently that they were zombie towns and pretty much had to go. Well, people left because of decisions made by our respective governments to close down amenities and resources like the hospitals, pharmacies and banking. I know … I remember it happening! It was about the time those governments had borrowed large sums of money and gotten a once prosperous and fully employed nation into un-repayable debt, followed by Rogernomics and belt tightening for the poorer folks, not the wealthy mind. And the former being blamed for the debt while corporations enjoy huge tax breaks.  And now this from the power companies and we were told privatizing them would lower prices. Competition, the market and all that. We’re still waiting nearly three decades on. On that note, check out our (UN)  Agenda 21/2030 pages for why all this is happening. Particularly Agenda 21/2030 in NZ. Watch the video there by former Australian politician Anne Bressington.

As this sign very perceptively outlines folk, we are being ripped off and our southern clean, green paradise is fast morphing into a fascist regime. Think, TPPA and all that has entailed in terms of keeping us out of the loop then claiming to seek our feedback/opinion/input.  Their tactics provide the illusion of having sought our opinion … it is nothing more folks, in case you hadn’t already noticed. See how they provide you with forms containing multi choice options none of which you wanted to choose anyway? Like the recently proposed flag debacle that has cost the country $28 million. Shame.

Returning now to the Smart Meters themselves, be aware, they are NOT compulsory. If you already have one, there are options about its removal and replacement. (If you don’t have one yet, inform your powerco you do not consent to one … in writing … in advance). For further information on that Kiwis, visit stopsmartmeters.org.nz/ and note they have a page there explaining how to get rid of a Smart Meter. The meters are also known here as Advanced Meters. (Folks from other countries, there are similar sites in your countries, just google.)

You should also be aware that health professionals have warned about the health risks these meters carry. Predictably the authorities deny this, however the stopsmartmeters website has already logged before and after testimonies from Kiwis who had their Smart Meters removed. See also the links here for further information on that, with a video trailer featuring a health professional explaining the effects from long term exposure to a Smart Meter. See also in this video what the meters when in proximity do to your blood.  Above all, educate yourself further by watching the award winning doco Take Back Your Power by Josh Del Sol at his website. It is accessible for a very small charge. Or consider holding a viewing in your town (contact stopsmartmeters for details). Further info on Smart Meters is also available on our Smart Meter pages. Spread the word and resist this move.

 

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An exposé of Smart Meters & the fire risk that goes with them

Fire risk is one of the less well known problems with  Smart Meters aka, in NZ, Advanced Meters. The oft quoted justifications with them are ‘accuracy’ and ‘safety’, however the first is debunked immediately with many reports of highly inflated power bills, both abroad and here in NZ (and I mean highly inflated, I’ve heard of bills over $1k!). Safety however has been not so well proven to date or, any risks have been carefully concealed. This was evident in the doco Take Back Your Power. Here we have the fire risk in greater detail. These meters generate revenue for power companies by collecting data, a huge industry. People report difficulties with the operation of appliances and the levels of pulsing and subsequent emission of RF radiation is up to 190,000 times per day creating a huge health risk. This is borne out by experts in the field of radiation risks. Additionally the meters come with a remote disconnect ability which, when put to use, cause arcing and subsequent fire risk. There is more, please watch the video and be informed. If you have one of these meters already in close proximity to where you work, sleep or simply spend your day, consider having it removed. For help with that visit Stop Smart Meters NZ Kiwis. There are similar sites world wide for further information. Research the health and other risks and make an informed decision about them. If you don’t already have one, it is easier to prevent installation than it is to get one removed.

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Some Thoughts on Smart Meters and the Latest Updates from NZ’s StopSmartMeters Site

I had a discussion recently with an electrician who has seen the vast changes in our country in the past two decades around how our country is managed, how our councils operate and how our power is delivered to us. The big sell-offs and the descent of our once sovereign nation into the abyss of phenomenal debt. He recalled the former wealth of both the local council and the local power company. You can read about the background to these changes in NZ from the 1980s onwards, all initiated by Rogernomics and the Big Experiment,  on the About, Money Trail and Corporation pages… you Kiwis were the guinea pigs to these great ‘economic innovations’ which clearly didn’t work … evidenced by the wider gap between rich and poor and the crippling debt we are in. We were conned. We used to have full employment and no debt. Once upon a time. And we owned our country. It is now owned by all in sundry, from all over the planet.

I asked the electrician his thoughts on Smart Meters. He had no fears whatsoever about them and told me what most call centers will tell you, they are no more harmful than cell phones. I conveyed to him that I had my concerns having watched the doco, Take Back Your Power. I asked him did anybody measure the radiation? … he replied ‘no’. I asked if he would mind watching the doco and giving me his feedback, being a local electrician. No he wasn’t interested at all to watch it.

This is what concerns me … few want to examine the evidence. However, that aside, the uppermost issue here for me is, our choice is being taken away. Correction, has been taken away. Once installed the companies will no longer remove a Smart Meter, even if they failed to secure your consent in the first place to install it. Yes they do just install them when you’re not home if you happen to have a meter on the outside of your house. Be aware if you are home, you have every right to non-consent of installation because they are NOT compulsory. Better still, tape a notice to your meter advising of your non-consent, and notify your power company in writing of the same. Once installed however, if you want the chip removed to prevent the emissions of radiation from remote reading (if it is removable) you pay … anything from $130 and upwards.

Gradually, by little increments, we have been coerced into receiving into our homes, a device that has many question marks over it that are backed by both professional medical opinion and independent scientific research that we would be at our peril to ignore. Here are some dots for you to join. Our cancer rate is now one in three. Why is the medical profession still researching for cures beyond chemo whilst ignoring the compelling research on environmental causes? Why also are they ignoring the natural cures that people are finding out for themselves?

If folks prefer to neither research this for themselves, nor look at the evidence that is available, then be it on their own heads, however, for those of us who do do the research and are aware of the hidden dangers of these devices, we surely must be given the choice to decline? Currently we do have that choice but, as many are aware, we have to insist on that option as we are not being told of it. I can only conclude here … as always … educate yourselves. We live in a different era now. Truth has taken on a new meaning; we need to find out the facts for ourselves. To do so visit the Smart Meter page on this site, and above all, an excellent starting point is to watch the doco, Take Back Your Power.

on that note …

Summarized here are updates from NZ’s StopSmartMeters Website. This is an excellent resource to keep you up to date with changes and developments relevant to NZ’s installation of Smart Meters also known as Advanced Meters.

Scientists petition UN

The link below relates how an international group of scientists who have expertise in electromagnetic radiation and health have petitioned the United Nations in the hope that this will result in better standards for devices that emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR).
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/emf-scientists-appeal-to-united-nations-for-better-safety-standards-for-non-ionising-radiation/

Do you know what ToU pricing  could mean for you?

Smart meters are often installed without people realising that smart meters potentially allow electricity companies to charge more for electricity depending on what time of day it is used.  (Read on for details…)
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/what-is-time-of-use-tou-pricing-and-how-could-it-affect-you/

Lots of smart meters explode (but not in NZ, to the best of my knowledge)

Exploding smart meters have been in the news in North America recently…here are some links to share…

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/hundreds-of-smart-meters-explode-in-california/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/more-smart-meters-explode/

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/canadian-smart-meter-explodes/

Are “smart” gas meters a good idea?

I don’t think they are, personally. (A major NZ company in the smart meter industry seems to think they are a good thing however…and they are also being installed in Australia.)

Read on to learn the steps that one Australian has taken to ensure his existing (non-“smart”) gas meter cannot be replaced without his permission.

www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/stopping-a-smart-gas-meter-installation-an-australian-shows-the-way/
Some companies in the electricity industry are getting very excited by the “data mining” (aka snooping) potential offered by smart meters….  

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/companies-very-excited-about-mining-smart-meter-data/

Smart meter possibly affected by electrical storm…

Do you know of any cases in which a smart meter has become inaccurate after an electrical storm?
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/smart-meter-adversely-affected-by-electrical-storm/

3) Request for feedback 

Have you (or friends or family) had any peculiar experiences with a smart meter such as interference with electrical equipment?

Or recorded electricity use anomalies?

Or higher bills with no change in electricity use habits?

Or have you (or a friend) had a fire at your home or business that you think may have been caused by a smart meter?

If so, you can report such events to www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz via the Contact Form.  (Reports are kept confidential; information is posted on the site only if permission is given for this to be done.)
Consider signing up at the stopsmartmeters site and get their updates straight to your inbox

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Britain’s IoD: “Smart Meters are a government IT disaster waiting to happen”

This comes from the Take Back Your Power website, a must read if you are interested in protecting your health:

“The UK’s leading business network of company directors has issued a damning report and warning against the UK’s planned “smart” meter rollout…

IoD calls for Smart Meters scheme to be ‘halted, altered or scrapped’ to avoid ‘unjustified, over-engineered and expensive mistake’

The Government’s rollout of Smart Meters, digital energy meters designed to provide real-time usage statistics, should be “halted, altered or scrapped” to avoid a potentially catastrophic government IT disaster, the Institute of Directors warns today…”

Read the article HERE

I’ve been invited to speak to the Hunterville Senior Citizens group (my home town) and present information on smart meters. I’m always glad of the opportunity to supply folks with some of the pertinent facts and to encourage them to research for themselves and make their own informed decisions. So much we are told is motivated by profit nowadays we need to be wise and educate ourselves. I will upload my notes at the weekend as they’re a handy condensed version of the basics to be aware of. In the meantime you can view information on smart meters here at the Smart Meters page. You’ll find links there to the excellent NZ site that provides the latest info relevant to Kiwis … http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz

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Stop Smartmeters NZ Updates: Meter replacement deadline of 1st April 2015 NOT true

April 1 “deadline” for electricity meter certification

It has been reported to http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz by many NZers that they have been told by representatives of their power company that there is a government deadline for electricity meter replacement by April 1 2015.

This is NOT true.

What the Electricity Authority (EA) regulations state is that meters need to have a current certification at that time.

If you live in a relatively new home (built during or after October 1999) your electricity meter will be certified up until and beyond April 1 2015….

Read the rest of this important update from Katherine Smith at the stopsmartmeters NZ website …. HERE

Other Updates 

Your chance to see the award winning smart meter documentaryTake Back Your Power for free in Auckland is coming up this week.  (Apologies for the late notice.)  Please send the link below to  people you know in Auckland.
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/see-take-back-your-power-for-free-on-february-24/

Heart problems resolve after smart meter modem disconnected

The link below describes how serious heart problems (that required multiple medical investigations) began after the installation of a smart meter and ended after the smart meter’s modem (which produces the microwave radiation) was disconnected to deactivate it.

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/heart-problems-from-smart-meter-disappear-after-the-modem-is-disconnected/

Environmental Sensitivities Symposium

This is a FREE online symposium that includes information that will be helpful to people who are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) as well as those with other health problems including chemical sensitivities, food allergies etc.  please check out this link and share it!
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/environmental-sensitivities-symposium-march-2015/

Free EMR newsletter

This is a very good newsletter and it is free so please share this with colleagues, friends and family…The information could be lifesaving for some people. Thank you!

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/government-and-electricity-industry-positions/free-emr-and-health-newsletter-new-edition-out-now/

Smart meters vulnerable to cyber attack

The headline says it all really…a clever hacker has worked out how someone could paralyse a city where so-called “smart” meters are used by using a very simple strategy…Another good reason to insist on a non-electronic meter!
http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/uncategorized/smart-meters-vulnerable-to-cyber-attack/

Smart meters and privacy updates

The Dominion Post recently covered the fact that the NZ Privacy Commissioner has received complaints regarding smart meters and privacy, so thank you to the people who took the initiative to complain – your complaints helped to increase public awareness of the smart meter issue.  You can access the story through the link below:

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/government-and-electricity-industry-positions/dominion-post/

Have you heard of the “internet of things”?  The link below explains how smart meters fit into this “Brave New World”

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/latest-news/smart-meters-the-internet-of-things-and-your-privacy/

Smart meters are a waste of money

Read what University of Exeter researchers have to say about smart meters here:
www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/government-and-electricity-industry-positions/study-by-university-of-essex-asks-are-smart-meters-a-waste-of-money/

Thank you and Request!

That’s all for this update. Thank you to everyone who is helping with this campaign by running events in their communities, emailing people on their lists and sharing links through Facebook, as well as undertaking many other initiatives.

Wishing you the best of health,

Katherine Smith