“Governments and power companies tell us that ‘smart’ meters are going to save us money, make our lives easier, help the environment – that they’re an all-round wonderful thing. But the truth is almost exactly the opposite. Put one of these in your home and you can kiss goodbye to any semblance of privacy, and possibly your health and that of your children. Plus your bills are likely to go up by at least 30%! If people knew the facts, it would kill the proposed rollout stone dead – overnight.”
– Mike Mitcham Co-Founder of SSM! UK
‘Smart’ meters are a health disaster waiting to happen
Get_Wired 2013 kicked off with a presentation by Dr Elizabeth Evans, a former general practitioner (GP) and the co-founder of SSM! UK. She pointed out that the level of radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by wireless technologies in our cities is up to 1 billion billion times greater than the background level. Because these pulsed microwave EMRs are an entirely new form of EMR exposure, we humans haven’t had the time to become evolutionarily adapted to these frequencies – if, indeed, such adaptation is even possible. As a result, the health risks posed by RF-EMRs are both numerous and significant – but governments and power companies worldwide insist that ‘smart’ meters are safe.