Just a short note on my experience as regards smart meters…
I was unlucky enough to allow installation of a smart meter to my home in July 2012. Within 30 minutes of installation I began to feel a severe pressure in my temples as if someone had a clamp and was slowly tightening the screw. It was a very weird and unique experience and definitely unpleasant.
During the course of the next 4 days these strange symptoms were followed up by nausea and by day 4, dizziness, cloudy memory and disorientation (I couldn’t even count change). Funnily enough, after being away from home for 30 minutes or so the symptoms would alleviate and I would feel normal. On returning home the symptoms would again re-appear. Having never experienced a migraine and very rarely (like once in the last 5 years), having a headache, (lucky I know!), I was perplexed.
In desperation I troweled the internet for information. Surprisingly, entering smart meters and head pressure into Google, led me to this website. I also noticed that there was a meeting being held that week locally. By the Friday I had had an absolute gut full of feeling like crap and at the last minute decided to attend the meeting on the roll-out of these things. I listened with interest to the speakers but felt quite compelled to air my concerns after the speaker on the health effects on these things, had spoken of his experience. I told the crowd of 130 plus people of my experience following the install of the meter.
Being an open forum for all to participate, there were some pro smart meter devotees (a couple), who tried to expel the virtues of these devices but also divulged that the man was in fact an installer of the meters in our local area.
On hearing my concerns I was actively pursued by his partner who seemed quite concerned of my predicament and asked exactly where I lived. The next day I was more than happy to leave home for the weekend all the time dreading my return home. On returning home surprisingly my symptoms were non existent.
I rang my local supplier to investigate whether anything had changed and was told that the meter’s wireless connection was turned off until the roll-out was complete later on in the year. I can only surmise that although I did contact my supplier the day after installation and told them that I was sure that something wasn’t right, that I had slightly more pull in exacting some action by voicing my concerns in an open forum. If indeed that is the case, I wait anxiously to the full roll-out. The wireless component on these things, I am confident, causes a very detrimental reaction to my health and would be surprised if many others will not be affected.