Smart Meters use wireless radio frequencies to transmit electrical, gas and water usage information direct to the utility companies. These meters are designed to transmit pulsed microwave radiation frequently (sometimes every few seconds). Smart meters are already rolled out in many other countries, where there have been reports of health problems, price hikes, overcharging and some incidents of smart meters going on fire.
Existing Analogue Meters are safer for you and your family.
Acute health problems reported where smart meters are installed include heart palpitations, chest pain, inability to concentrate, feeling faint, headaches, dizziness, irritability, nausea, sleep difficulties, and tinnitus and auditory problems. Health complaints . Many people have had no choice but to leave their homes as a result of illness from smart meter radiation.
Accumulative long-term exposure to microwave radiation can lead to depression, chronic illnesses, Alzheimer’s, neurological illnesses and cancers. Children, the elderly and those with already compromised health are most at risk of developing acute or long-term illnesses from exposure to smart meters.
Smart Meters have also been known to interfere with heart pacemakers and other implanted medical devices.
Even Smart Meter industry leaders have admitted privately that they are aware of health effects and other problems associated with them “There really are people who feel pain, etc., related to EMF,..” See this.
Trees, plants, animals and birds can all be affected by smart meter radiation See here.
Smart Meters are not environmentally friendly. Consider the huge environmental cost to produce millions of new meters and to dispose of analogue meters, as well as installing a new smart grid – an unnecessary expense as existing analogue meters work perfectly well.
Smart meters will be on all the time, collecting information and sending out pulsed radiation. Extra electricity will be required to power the communications masts needed for the Smart Grid, and computer Data Centres to collect and store all this information are huge consumers of energy.
Do not believe the spin about Smart Meters helping to combat climate change. Smart Meters are not environmentally friendly and are not carbon neutral. They will not actually reduce your electricity or gas consumption, only tell you how much you are using – which is possible to do with existing analogue meters.
Many smart meters have exploded and caused fires. See this, this and this.
Smart meters and the Smart Grid are vulnerable to hacking and remote interference. Your information can be used for criminal purposes, ie checking your daily activities and whether you are at home or not.
“Then there is the vexed question of data protection and privacy. Experts claim that a trained eye would be able to look at the data coming from your smart meter and tell what time you get up in the morning and go to bed at night. They would be able to tell when you have a shower, when you are on holidays, when you are at home and when you are not. That’s the type of information that would be manna from heaven for hackers, for burglars, for advertisers who want to call to your door or call you on the phone, and to law enforcement who may want to track your movements” Will GoodbodyRTE – Smart Meters could Spark Problems if Mishandled – September 2017.
Many consumers have reported higher bills since smart meters were installed.
Also the cost of production and installation will be passed on to you. See this and this.
Utility companies can switch your power off when they want to, without your consent.
Utilities companies will collect personal data about you, your family and your living habits. This information can be sold to third-party marketing companies, invading your privacy, and making a profit. The Roll of Utility Meters in Mass Surveillance
Software company admits smart meter spying for profit: see this.
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