“An informed person should demand they be allowed to keep their Analog Meter,” says Dr. David Carpenter, a Harvard Medical School trained Physician.

Dr. Carpenter headed up the New York State Department of Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School for Public Health at the University of Albany, where he currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment.

While so many Public Officials are telling the people Smart Meters are safe, Dr. Carpenter is a lone voice who prefers to warn the people of the known risks involved with this technology.

“There is no justification for the statement that Smart Meters have no adverse health effects,” he explains.

Smart Meters are a new type of wireless Electric Meter that emits radiofrequency radiation (RF). Smart Meters are rapidly (and often forcefully against the will of the homeowner) replacing Analog Meters. While Utility Companies will surely play down any potential risks associated with this technology, there are countless studies that point to RF radiation from Smart Meters causing adverse health effects in both people and animals.

“We have evidence…that exposure to radiofrequency radiation…increases the risk of cancer, increases damage to the nervous system, causes electrosensitivity, has adverse reproductive effects, and a variety of other effects on different organ systems, “ Dr Carpenter states.

The Smart Meter Safety Coalition couldn not agree more. They try to educate the public about the hearth risks involved with the use of this new technology. A flyer they circulate lists the adverse health effects reported by Main residents shortly after Smart Meters were installed on their homes:

  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • migraines
  • dry mouth
  • vomiting
  • heart palpitations
  • muscle spasms
  • insomnia
  • night sweats
  • skin rashes
  • hair loss
  • tinnitus

Many report the radiofrequency radiation emitted by Smart Meters is much higher than any levels considered ‘safe’ by governments. This type of radiation has been classified as a Type 2 Carcinogenic (cancer causing agent) by the World Health Organization since 2011

“Smart Meters pose a cancer risk,” says Dr. Carpenter. Based on their 20I1 ruling, it seems the WHO would agree with that statement.

With enough evidence pointing to both short-term and long-term health risks associated with Smart Meter radiation, shouldn’t the homeowner be allowed to make the decision to safeguard the health of their family and keep their Analog Meter?

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