Smart Meters

US Public Health Physician on Smart Meters

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… (David Carpenter)

You can watch the 3 minute clip of his interview here or read the full transcript below the video:

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 readingmeters 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.”


SMART METERS (AKA ADVANCED METERS) ARE NOT COMPULSORY IN NZ

Parliament Buildings, Wellington, NZ

Our New Zealand government has defined a Smart Meter as   “An electronic meter that can record more regular and more accurate electricity consumption information and has two-way remote communication capability”.


 Live blood analysis after exposure to a smart meter

“…  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 [the] statement that smart meters have no adverse health effects.”

(David Carpenter, US Public Health Physician)

The above video clip is a trailer for Josh de Sol’s award winning documentary, ‘Take Back Your Power’.  (More information on this documentary and how you can obtain it further down the page. If you live in the Rangitikei I have a copy for loan).


From http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz

I just wanted to report that a smart meter was installed in our house three years ago (in the garage under my bedroom). I suffered intermittent bout of irregular and fast heart beats, especially during the night, four cardiology reviews, treadmills echoes .. No answers…. The modem in the smart meter*  was deactivated  five months ago, and we hardwired  our computers … No more heart problems !!

In my view the smart meter had everything to do with my symptoms.

[Full name supplied – Ed]


NZ Smart Meters

Are there smart meters in the Rangitikei? Yes there are, however not all households have them … yet.  Smart Meters are being rolled out world wide, with no prior testing  regarding their potential effects on the consumer, and with emerging independent research exposing their little known dark side, informed people are resisting their installation. Promoted by power companies as being more efficient than the analogue meters they have been found to raise power bills significantly, cause fires, compromise privacy and more seriously, emit Radio Frequency Radiation, which research demonstrates is already affecting humans, animals and wildlife, in particular our bees. The World Health Organization has classified Radio Frequency Radiation as a Class 2B potential carcinogen. Many people have been reporting alarming health effects from the time of their installation,  including among other things, headaches, insomnia, seizures, convulsions and heart palpitations. The best exposé of Smart Meters is the award winning film by Josh del Sol called Take Back Your Power, featuring Medical Doctors and other professionals in their respective related fields who are involved in ongoing Smart Meter research, including others who have personally dealt with the fallout from them. You can stream or purchase it at www.takebackyourpower.net

Genesis Smart Meter in an Auckland office
Genesis Smart Meter in an Auckland office

For further information regarding New Zealand’s Smart Meters visit: http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz   This site will keep you up to speed with latest developments here including how to avoid getting one. The level of radiation emitted from NZ Smart Meters is addressed in articles by Paul Waddell at the Organic NZ website.  People (myself included) find that the power companies will advise NZ meters are different and emit very little radiation, something akin to a mobile phone or microwave oven. Paul Waddell who is certified in EMF testing disputes this. In addition, as the documentary Take Back Your Power illustrates, the number of times the meters transmit per day far exceeds what the public is being told. Further information regarding acceptable levels of RFR  in NZ, you can  watch a presentation by Environmental Lawyer Sue Grey, (LLB [Hons], BSc Microbiology and Biochemistry, RSHDip PHI) about wifi in schools (Hastings NZ, August 2014).  A mother herself, she provides very balanced and professional information that will allow you to make your own informed decision on this.

Although power companies are telling their customers they will eventually have to have a Smart Meter, be aware there is no legal requirement that they do. The only legal requirement is that the meter they do have is up to date and certified. It is becoming more difficult now however, to get Smart Meters removed once installed. A year ago I had my Smart Meter in a rental property replaced with a digital meter (non-Smart, beware though some digital meters are Smart) however the same company that removed it then … at a comparatively low cost of $90 at the time  (other quotes were as high as $140) is no longer removing them. I have heard now of two companies charging $162 for lodging a request for the meter owners to remove the chip or modem (not the entire meter) with no guarantee that the company will remove it anyway. I have also heard reports of power companies calling and writing repeatedly to install Smart Meters in spite of customers giving written notice they do not want one.  Another company I have just heard, is refusing to remove a Smart Meter from a Rangitikei home, even though it was installed under the false claim that the customer had to have it.

Many consumers are giving notice to their  suppliers stating in writing that a Smart Meter is not to be installed. It is advisable to place a notice on your meter box indicating you do not want a Smart Meter, and/or installing a padlock in case of any miscommunication. Consumers in other countries have been purchasing their own certified analogue meters, hiring an electrician to install them then locking up their meter boxes. I do not know if this has been done in NZ and am not as yet aware of the legalities of that, however it is an option worth researching at least.

For further information on these issues in NZ particularly, visit the following site and sign up for regular updates:

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/


What are the short-term health symptoms from wireless Smart
Meters?

Some of the symptoms from the radiation emitted by wireless Smart Meters may be: headaches, dizziness, short-term memory loss, a fuzzy head, irritability, itchiness, aches, sleep disturbance, digestive problems, heart-rate changes, and many more. (From Electrosensitivity UK). The latter site provides an excellent downloadable ebook on ways to protect yourself from RF Radiation.

For further information and links on health risks:

http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz/health-issues/

http://smartmeterhealth.blogspot.co.nz/2015_01_01_archive.html


Take Back Your Power Documentary

Watch the award winning documentary by Josh de Sol, ‘Take Back Your Power’ at the website … you can also host a local screening in your area … see the website for details).

With compelling insight from whistleblowers, government agents, lawyers, environmentalists & doctors, the award-winning Take Back Your Power takes us on a journey to expose corruption and erosion of rights in the name of “smart” and “green.” What you’ll discover will surprise, enlighten and empower you.

Video: watch the trailer for ‘Take Back Your Power’.


Further Information:

For further information on how Smart Meters work and the associated risks including cost increases, fire risk, health hazards, privacy invasion and cyber security threats there is a wealth of information online. A good start is this site:

http://emfsafetynetwork.org/smart-meters/

Other sites:

http://smartmeterharm.org                                           www.safespace.net.nz
http://acrbr.org.au/About.aspx
http://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/  www.emfacts.com                             http://www.refusesmartmeters.com 

VIDEO: ‘NOT FOR PUBLIC RELEASE’ (you are not supposed to know this). This video describes the discovery and subsequent history of frequencies and how much information is being kept from the public. A must watch to understanding EMF issues.


Smart meters: The health warnings continue

From the Organic NZ website:

“As the rollout of so-called ‘smart’ meters in New Zealand continues, Paul Waddell shows we have a lot to be concerned about – and not just from smart meters but the phenomenal increase in radio frequency radiation from a number of sources “.... read the article at Organic NZ website


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