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REASONS TO SAY NO TO SMART METERS:
Experts are saying smart meters are unsafe, harmful to the environment, and often inaccurate. They can interferewith personal privacy and security.
This packet will explain some of the reasons why no more smart meters should everbe installed and why existing ones should be removed.2.
Recent landmark developments: in Jan., 2012,
public health authorities and a national physicians’ association
decry the radiation from wireless smart meters:
the Santa Cruz Public Health Dept. issued a report, “
Risks Associated With SmartMeters” that
expressed strong concerns about the risk to public health, with scientific justifications,
and considering widespread reports of health effects from smart meters, recommended a moratorium onsmart meter installation, permission for impacted persons to switch to an analog meter, independent study of emissionsfrom banks of multiple meters and collector meters and relays, and public hearings at the CPUC on health issues fromsmart meters
a large national physicians association, American Academy of Environmental Medicine, issued aposition statement opposing the installation of smart meters based on forced, chronic exposure to wireless rf radiation as a known, preventable environmental hazard and risk to public health that should be prevented
in2011, concerning radiofrequency radiation exposures:
WHO determines rf radiation a significant cancer risk
- placedin same category as a potential carcinogen along with leaded gasoline, DDT, exhaust, chlordane, and chloroform.
Landmarksmart meter opt-out legal case won in Maine,
setting precedent for nation.
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
calls on governments to ‘take all reasonable measures’ to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields
To date, 49 California municipalities, including 10 counties, have criminalized the installation of, banned or takenout resolutions against smart meters,
with more each week.
These responsive city councils and county supervisors hadvery good reasons for their decisions.
Santa Cruz Public Health Dept, report, “Health Risks Associated With Smart Meters”, Jan. 12, 2012, filed with Santa Cruz Coun
ty Board of Supervisors
American Academy of Environmental Medicine,www.aaemonline.org,http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/AAEM-Resolution.pdf
IARC, WHO (5.31.11), http://www.smartmeterdangers.org/index.php/position-statements/156-who-iarc-emf-carcinogenic-news
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) (5.27.11), http://www.smartmeterdangers.org/index.php/position-statements/153-pace