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Reasons to Say No to Smart Meters

Reasons to Say No to Smart Meters

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SMART METERS HARM HEALTH: REASONS TO SAY NO TO SMART METERS

Educational Smart Meter Speaker Packet, an educational resource packet to read, share, and use as a presentation packet for groups, organizations, city and county governments.

Courtesy of Center for Electrosmog Prevention (CEP) www.electrosmogprevention.org
Also available to CEP supporting members www.electrosmogprevention.org/joinus.html

SMART METERS HARM HEALTH: REASONS TO SAY NO TO SMART METERS

Educational Smart Meter Speaker Packet, an educational resource packet to read, share, and use as a presentation packet for groups, organizations, city and county governments.

Courtesy of Center for Electrosmog Prevention (CEP) www.electrosmogprevention.org
Also available to CEP supporting members www.electrosmogprevention.org/joinus.html

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Center for Electrosmog Prevention, a California nonprofit corporation www.electrosmogprevention.orgSmart Meter Dangers www.smartmeterdangers.orgAmerican Coalition Against Smart Meters (ACASM)www.causes.com/acasm An Educational Resource Packet to read and share with everyone you know and as a presentation packet for city and countygovernments.
REASONS TO SAY NOTO SMART METERS
SMART METERS HARM  HEALTH 
 
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Center for Electrosmog Prevention, a California nonprofit corporation www.electrosmogprevention.orgSmart Meter Dangers www.smartmeterdangers.orgAmerican Coalition Against Smart Meters (ACASM) www.causes.com/acasmAvailable for use in the public domain under the Smart Meter Dangers Disclaimer
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REASONS TO SAY NO TO SMART METERS:
1.
 
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:
a.
 
the Santa Cruz Public Health Dept. issued a report, “
Health
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
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; b.
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
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;
in2011, concerning radiofrequency radiation exposures:
 
a.
 
WHO determines rf radiation a significant cancer risk
- placedin same category as a potential carcinogen along with leaded gasoline, DDT, exhaust, chlordane, and chloroform.
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b.
Landmarksmart meter opt-out legal case won in Maine,
setting precedent for nation.
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c.
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
(PACE)
calls on governments to ‘take all reasonable measures’ to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields
.
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3.
 
To date, 49 California municipalities, including 10 counties, have criminalized the installation of, banned or takenout resolutions against smart meters,
with more each week.
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These responsive city councils and county supervisors hadvery good reasons for their decisions.
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Santa Cruz Public Health Dept, report, “Health Risks Associated With Smart Meters”, Jan. 12, 2012, filed with Santa Cruz Coun
ty Board of Supervisors
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American Academy of Environmental Medicine,www.aaemonline.org,http://emfsafetynetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/AAEM-Resolution.pdf 
 
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IARC, WHO (5.31.11), http://www.smartmeterdangers.org/index.php/position-statements/156-who-iarc-emf-carcinogenic-news
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http://www.skeltontaintorabbott.net/news/85/77/Skelton-Taintor-Abbott-Wins-Landmark-Smart-Meter-Case.html
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Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) (5.27.11), http://www.smartmeterdangers.org/index.php/position-statements/153-pace
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http://stopsmartmeters.org/how-you-can-stop-smart-meters/ca-local-governments-on-board/ 
 
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Center for Electrosmog Prevention, a California nonprofit corporation www.electrosmogprevention.orgSmart Meter Dangers www.smartmeterdangers.orgAmerican Coalition Against Smart Meters (ACASM) www.causes.com/acasmAvailable for use in the public domain under the Smart Meter Dangers Disclaimer
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Public Outcry
Opt-Outs Costly:
The CPUC has had to demand a public smart meter opt-out plan from PG&E to stemthe tide of increasing health complaints against smart meters.
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PG&E has delivered a plan that will cost consumers more toavoid the harmful meters, costing consumers up to $500 each, in the first year.
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In San Diego County, UCAN, a localutility watchdog nonprofit, is attempting to broker a plan with SDGE to allow consumers to pay more to avoid the smartmeters, due to many complaints ranging from health to overcharging and inaccuracies.
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No opt-out is yet approved byCPUC.
Some say the PG&E proposal sounds like: Pay us and we
won’t harm you.
 5.
 
Regarding safety:
First and foremost, forcing an unsuspecting population to receive unhealthful exposures has been calledirresponsible and deplorable.6.
 
What do scientists, experts in rf radiation exposures, and public organizations say about smart meters?
 
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Santa Cruz Public Health Department,
Jan. 2012:i.
 
..
when it comes to nonthermal effects of RF, FCC guidelines are irrelevant and cannot be used forany claims of SmartMeter safety unless heat damage is involved
(Li, 2011).ii.
 
There are no current, relevant public safety standards for pulsed RF involving chronic exposure of thepublic, nor of sensitive populations, nor of people with metal and medical implants that can be affected bothby localized heating and by electromagnetic interference (EMI) for medical wireless implanted devices.
iii.
 
 In summary, there is no scientific data to determine if there is a safe RF exposure level regarding its non-thermal effects.
iv.
 
The two unique features of SmartMeter exposure are: 1) universal exposure thus far because of mandatoryinstallation ensuring that virtually every household is exposed; 2) involuntary exposure whether one has aSmartMeter on their home or not due to the already ubiquitous saturation of installation in Santa CruzCounty.v.
 
Governmental agencies for protecting public health and safety should be much more vigilant towardsinvoluntary environmental exposures because governmental agencies are the only defense against suchinvoluntary exposure.
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http://www.smartmeterdangers.org/index.php/smartmeter-facts/96-opt-out-plan
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http://www.baycitizen.org/pge/story/pges-plan-smartmeters-opt-out-pay
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http://www.ucan.org/energy/electricity/advanced_metering/ucan_puc_smart_meters_shouldnt_be_forced_upon_sdge_customers

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