Smart meters a concern



I have been doing extensive research on the Smart Meters which are to be installed on every home, business etc starting this summer in the province of British Columbia

The worst side of Smart Meters are the health impacts from increased electromagnetic fields and RF emissions from non-ionized radiation

They are also a fire hazard, people have lost their homes from these meters. Many electrical problems after installation from blown breakers for no reason to damaging sensitive electronic equipment such as your computer.

They also infringe on our rights to privacy. Please read and pass this on to everyone as it will effects everybody.

By Sandy Ross, President of Health and Habitat:

The story begins with the premise that electric grids are outdated, overburdened, can’t handle inconsistent green sources like wind, and cannot always move electricity around to where it is needed. So power companies are replacing simple, functioning meters with ones which will communicate constantly with headquarters, advising them of your every electrical usage; eventually meters will communicate with your appliances, and utility companies will have the ability to turn them down or off to balance the greater electric grid.

What is particularly concerning about Smart Meters is they put out both electromagnetic fields (EMF) and radio frequency radiation (RFR).  RFR comes from the signals between meters, poles, and the station. The meters will transmit pulses of microwave energy at various rates, around the clock, and may repeat the signals from neighboring meters in what’s called a ‘mesh network’; additional antennas will be installed on light and power poles.

This kind of microwave pulsing works differently than more continuous cell phone radiation, and is more dangerous as it is stronger (though shorter duration).  It particularly affects the brain, nervous system, and hormones, disrupting the functioning of body systems and causing leakage of your blood-brain barrier.

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Typical acute symptoms are reported to include migraine headaches, insomnia, exhaustion, forgetfulness and confusion, tinnitus, tingling, nausea and vomiting, constant thirst, heart palpitations and increased blood pressure, anxiety, and a general reduction from prior levels of functionality.  Systems go into hyper-arousal, as with severe stress, ultimately leading to collapse (?burnout?).  Cumulative exposure causes DNA breaks, which can ultimately lead to cancer.

Meters have other major liabilities including over-billing and security and privacy concerns.  A cyber security firm tested 5 different brands of Smart Meters, and found that they all could be easily hacked into, allowing someone to remotely shut down your power, inflate your bills, tell if you are out-of-town (making you a target for burglary), commit identity theft, or even bring down the whole electricity grid.

Once a smart meter is attached to a home, it can gather a lot more data than just how much electricity a family uses. It can tell how many people live in the house, when they get up, when they go to sleep and when they aren?t home. It can tell how many showers they take and loads of laundry they do. How often they use the microwave. How much television they watch and what kind of TV.

I have contacted B.C. Hydro and they are avoiding answering my questions and are very vague with their response. They have not disputed the problems. Hydro is covering up what is a potential threat to every human in this province.

If anyone thinks that these so-called ?Smart Meters? are for anything other than increasing profits for Hydro is a fool. The meter currently on the house is working just fine. The investment was made and recouped long ago. The electric company is not going to spend hundreds of dollars per living unit (house, apartment, condo or otherwise) to buy and install these meters so you and I can pay less money.We need to wake up and see the control and corruption.

An absolutely unconscionable invasion of privacy and reckless disregard for public safety. We must stand together to protect our freedom as Canadians, or do nothing and agree to become serfs at the mercy of our masters.

Rick Klassen