State Minister for Energy and Resources Michael O’Brien has rejected claims that smart meters pose health risks.
Activist group Stop the Smart Meters Australia is calling on the State Government to stop the roll out of smart meters across Gippsland.
The group has collected about 1000 signatures from East Gippsland residents who support the group’s fight against the smart meters.
Allanah Nugent from Stop the Smart Meters Australia says ‘the risk of smart meters far outweigh the benefits.’
She says international studies prove that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (EMF levels) emitted by the smart meters pose health risks.
“We know that what we’ve got now isn’t safe, it’s only going to get worse if we allow this blanket of electromagnetic pollution,” she told ABC Gippsland’s Mornings program.
Listen to the interview with Allanah Nugent from Stop the Smart Meters Australia talking with Celine Foenander
Read the rest of the article and listen to the interview with Michael O’Brien, Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources talking to Celine Foenander via State Government says smart meters are safe – ABC Gippsland Vic – Australian Broadcasting Corporation.