Stop Smart Meters Australia
Powercor Fails To Guarantee Safety of Smart Meters
Responding to concerns a customer has on the health effects of smart meters, Powercor truthfully declared in writing that “We are not in a position to give you any guarantees or assurances about the smart meters and your health concerns.”
Yet Hon. Michael O’Brien, Minister for Energy and Resources, is continually pronouncing through the media that smart meters are categorically safe and have absolutely no effects on people’s health. If smart meters are safe, why can’t power distributors guarantee their safety?
Ms Janobai Smith, spokesperson for Stop Smart Meters Australia, said “We find it astonishing that despite the mounting evidence, Minister O’Brien fails to acknowledge that a percentage of the Victorian population is sensitive to microwave radiation and suffer adverse health effects resulting from the installation of smart meters. Symptoms include disrupted sleep, headaches, nausea, dizziness, heart palpitations and tinnitus (ringing in ears). Many of these people have medical certificates attributing their condition to smart meters.”
This coming weekend, Stop Smart Meters Australia will be providing support to a gathering of people who are sensitive to electromagnetic radiation and who have been adversely affected by smart meters. These are the unfortunate people that the Baillieu Government and power distributors have chosen to ignore.
“Smart Meters Australia supports these people’s rights to ‘opt out’ of the smart meter program and have their smart meter replaced with an analogue or non-wireless meter” said Ms Smith.