A GROWING number of Glen Eira residents think smart meters are affecting their health, councillors say.
Councillors have revealed many residents have complained about health problems since the device was installed.
The council has now voted to seek a report into residents’ concerns.
The State Government plans to install smart meters at every Victorian home and small business by the end of next year.
It says the meters are safe and fall “well within” the requirements for electromagnetic and radio frequency emissions.
Cr Oscar Lobo said constituents were complaining of ill-health.
“People claim that they now have constantly high-pitched ringing ears,” Cr Lobo said.
“They are suffering palpitations, regular headaches, fatigue, lethargy, disturbed sleep, regular nosebleeds, pressure in the head and difficulty concentrating.”
Cr Margaret Esakoff said one resident had told her she had to confine herself to a room in her house to avoid symptoms.