After a fair bit of exchange between myself and my energy provider, I was able to get my smart meter powered down by 90% at its installation, due to my chronic medical condition. I supplied a medical report from my doctor and after a few lengthy conversations with the relevant customer service officer, I was able to get this result.
I am still strongly affected by the meter, due to my sensitivity towards EMFs and RFs, and it does aggravate my existing medical symptoms. But I thought that this was a small step forward as I thought these meters were mandatory.
I urge anyone with a medical condition that is sensitive to EMFs and RFs, to take this course of action as it should be recognised by their provider and acted upon. But I am hopefully waiting for the realisation of the government, as to the meters seriously negative impact on our health, to be recognised and to allow the public to make their own choice about the smart meters.
I will definitely get mine changed back to the old meter as soon as I can.
Yet Minister O’Brien and the Victorian Government still claim smart meters are safe for EVERYONE!