This was sent into us by a Doctor: Over the last couple of weeks I have found that submitting a medical certificate to my electricity supplier SP AusNet has had some success – to defer installation of a Smart Meter.
To quote SP AusNet: “We understand that you have raised concerns about electromagnetic frequencies in regard to smart meters. As a sign of good faith we will postpone the installation of the meter at your premises. We have contacted our installers and advise them accordingly and we will be in contact with you again in the future to discuss your concerns.”
Obtaining a medical certificate from your treating doctor saying that you have a sensitivity to EMF far beyond the average person, and that EMF significantly aggravates your illness (on the basis that this is actually true), has produced this deferral for several people, myself included.
In my email request to SP AusNet I supplied the statements by the Karolinska Institute and by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine recommending a halt to the roll out of wireless technology including Smart Meters.
- For the AAEM review http://aaemonline.org/images/CaliforniaPublicUtilitiesCommission.pdf
- For the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) review (they award the Nobel Prize) http://www.scribd.com/doc/48148346/Karolinska-Institute-Press-Release
I included a copy of the medical certificate from my doctor, as well as my written request:
To SP AusNet, “Please find attached a medical certificate from my treating doctor asking that I be exempted from having a smart meter installed at my residence, due to the particular requirements of my chronic illness.”
I expect there is a section in the government legislation about smart meters allowing an exemption on specific health grounds. This would be standard practice with regard to all public programs.
I wonder if this issue of violation of an individual’s health needs as certified by their treating doctor is something which could be taken to the Ombudsman, especially if the petition fails.