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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Health Concerns Over Using Smart Meters

According to You Tube:

"Three shrubs have been growing against the brick wall of this home for several years. They had such healthy and thich growth that a robin built her nest above the old electrical meter that had been here for years.

About three months ago, the old but perfectly servicable electric meter was removed and replaced with a 'smart meter' which sends information to the electrical utility company by microwave radiation signals.

This meter sends signals almost continuously, as can be seen and heard by the radio frequency meter readings. The damage caused by the radiation can be seen very clearly in this video. The harm to the shrub is much worse close to the meter and the damage decreases with the distance. At about three metres away, the shrub is quite healthy with bright green leaves. The leaves closest to the meter appear to be dried and diseased.

According to Health Canada, microwave radiation at this level, which is below their safety standards, does not cause biological harm.

The resident of this home has suffered sleep problems since the meter was installed."


turnrite said...

Lawsuits please!!!

Elaine W said...

I don't think I want to watch a video if it shows the bird dead. I get the picture. Can this meter be removed?

Anonymous said...

Get a piece of copper screen large enough to fit over the meter and secure it to the meter box using superglue, duct tape or whatever. Then run a bit of copper wire from the screen (using alligator clips to secure it to the screen) down to a grounding post stuck in the ground. This should reduce the level of RF from the meter to prevent any untoward problems. Of course, Ameren-UE isn't going to be getting a signal from the meter either, but that is their problem!

Mr Patch W. Adams said...

If you can remove the Meter or not depends on where you live and the utility you are dealing with. People in California have been fighting the Smart Meters for several years now. At least one city has won the right to "opt out" of the smart meter program. But it took time and a lot of fighting to get that option. I assume, unless your in a location where you can choose a different electric provider, that we will all be forced to fight for an "Opt Out" Choice. Or we can start using candles and cooking on old cast iron, wood fueled, stoves.