Smart meters have been connected with personal privacy concerns, data security concerns, and fire safety issues, but the greatest risk from RF (radio frequency) meters could be from the signals they emit while reporting their data to the central utility office.

A research performed by the market group, Electric Power Research Institute, ¬†proclaimed that in their tests the radio frequency discharges of smart meters are well within federal safety standards. A Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) preformed research labelled, “Summary Conversation of RF Area and the PG&E Smart Meter System” concluded that smart meters are “are in complete compliance with Federal Communications Commission policies by a very large margin.”.

But are they? Many individuals would disagree.

Joe Esposito from Owasso, Okla., had a smart meter set up on his home in 2011 as part of a pilot program developed by the Civil service Business of Oklahoma. Despite the fact that he asked that a meter not be set up on his house, Esposito found one mounted on the side of his home when he came home from work.

It was then his wellness troubles started. Esposito began experiencing dental issues, from hurting teeth to a continuous tingling experience. He also started to experience aches in his leg which just worsened during the night.

After enjoying a video titled “Smart Meters & EMR: The Wellness Situation of Our Time” by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Esposito followed the recommendations in the video and set up some lead sheeting around the meter on the outside of his house. The outcomes were dramatic. He had the very first good night’s sleep in months and the discomfort in his leg was gone. Additional security inside the house included later on provided relief from plenty of his other symptoms. As an experiment, he would sometimes sleep without the defense and his discomforts would return.

Joe Esposito’s experience is not one-of-a-kind. Thousands of people have reported ringing in the ears, sleeping disorders, headaches, dizziness, nausea, heart irregularities, amnesia, and stress and anxiety after a smart meter was installed on their house or business.

According to a study carried out by Dr. Ed Halteman, Ph.D., the number of people in the survey who had sleep troubles doubled after smart meters were installed.

The study likewise indicated that the leading health problems suffered by the 318 homeowners in the survey who had smart meters installed on or near the home consisted of sleep troubles (49 percent), stress (43 percent), headaches (40 percent), ringing in the ears (38 percent) and heart issues (26 percent).

In May of 2011, the World Health Company formally acknowledged that cordless radiation such as produced by smart meters is a possible carcinogen.

People who likewise experience Electromagnetic Sensitivity (ES) also seem especially susceptible to the effects of smart meters.

In the last few years, there has actually been a 60-fold boost in cases of autism which might be explained by alters in the environment. A research study by the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy reports that there could be a correlation in between fetal (pre-natal) or neo-natal (new-born) exposures to radiofrequency radiation and the boost in the incidents of autism.

Another sensation reported by smart meter users was the absence of pollinators in their yards. Locals report the absence of bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other little pests because the meters were set up. (Some research studies are reporting that RF radiation might be a contributing aspect to Nest Collapse Disorder experienced in beehives.).

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has actually released a report titled.

“Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Area Impact on Human Health” which warns people with a number of medical conditions to avoid smart meters and has also requested that the Public Utilities Commission of California impose “an immediate and total moratorium on their [smart meter] usage.”.

While the AAEM acknowledges that research studies such as those carried out by Electric Power Study Institute and PG&E suggest that the meters are safe, the academy contends that “existing FCC guidelines for RF safety that have actually been utilized to justify setup of ‘smart meters’ only look at thermal cells damage and are obsolete, considering that many modern studies reveal metabolic and genomic damage from RF and ELF (Very Low Frequency) exposures below the level of intensity which warms cells.”.

Magda Havas, Ph.D., teacher of Environmental & Resource Researches with Trent University in Ontario, Canada, stated, “We are developing a potential time bomb. If smart meters are placed on every home, they will contribute substantially to our direct exposure and this is both risky and risky.”.

Jerry Flynn is a retired Canadian armed forces captain. While in service, Flynn was in signal knowledge and radio warfare. Flynn began looking at the potential risks from smart meters at the demand of his daughter who has 3 youngsters.

Flynn was quickly concerned about the meters when he found out that the meters made use of cordless transmissions. He likewise learned that each smart meter has two radio transmitters inside, both transmitters pulsing microwave radiation which Flynn calls “the most unsafe [electromagnetic radiation] to the human brain.”.

Flynn’s time in the military included a time period the Russians experimented on U.S. embassy personnel. Flynn stated that the U.S. embassy in Moscow was bombarded with EMF 6 to eight hours a day five days a week by the Soviets at power levels that were 1/100 of exactly what the U.S. and Canada allow now. They trying out the very same microwave frequencies that come off of standard family cordless appliances.

Between 1953 and 1976, the amount of time the testing took place, two U.S. ambassadors died of cancer, one developed leukemia and eventually died from it; 16 females on the embassy personnel developed breast cancer, and many others developed immune system disorders, high white blood cell counts, persistent tiredness, and muscle pains.

Flynn stated that the United States learnt about the testing within a year, but didn’t alert the embassy staff. The U.S. sent analysts over to the embassy with their own monitoring devices to keep an eye on the tests for themselves. They wanted to likewise discover the impact of low-level, lasting, non-thermal radiation would carry people. Flynn said it took 10 years for the embassy staff to be told of the screening.

While most of the embassy personnel underwent this radiation for a period of 2 to 4 years, Flynn explains that the direct exposure to radiation from a smart meter will be for the rest of your life.

Remarkably, there is a second transmitter in a smart meter, called a “Zigbee.” This is a transmitter that the utility companies are not discussing now. There are plans for this transmitter to manage up to 15 other “wise home appliances” in your home. (Anything with a motor on it will eventually be a wise appliance that could be your furnace, fridge, dishwasher or “other thing with a motor.”).

Flynn states these transmitters and clever home appliances will be exceptionally dangerous, especially when made use of in addition to all the other cordless devices used such as cellular phone, Wi-Fi routers, baby screens, cordless phones– approximately 30 devices that send out pulse radiation.

It is interesting to keep in mind that Apple advises its clients, “When carrying iPhone, keep it 1.5 cm (5/8 inch) or more away from your body to make sure exposure levels stay at or below the maximum levels.” Lloyds of London declines to underwrite mobile phone makers against the threat of damage to a user’s wellness. (Mobile phone and all the above-mentioned wireless devices operate in the same part of the electromagnetic spectrum as smart meters.).

All these sources of RF have evidence that they be damaging to one’s health.

Smart meters may be particularly unsafe because the results of their usage may not be totally appreciated.

Olle Johansson, Ph.D. of the Department of Neuroscience with the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden, stated, “The inauguration of smart meters with involuntary exposure of millions to billions of human beings to pulsed microwave radiation must immediately be prohibited.”.

Because of these potential dangers, 52 neighborhoods in British Columbia have asked that a moratorium be positioned in the setup of smart meters in the province pending further study.

Dr. Eilhu Richter, M.D., an associate professor at Hebrew University-Hadassah, has said, “Were these population-wide direct exposures to smart meters to be a part of a project performed in a medical setting, to test the threats and advantages of a new technology on human health and health, it would be rejected … as an unethical exercise in human testing.”.