Why we should care…
Human Health and the Environment: Electromagnetic Radiation, such as that emitted by Smart Meters, has proven negative biological effects on living tissue.
Privacy and Security: Smart Meters collect and wirelessly transmit private data. Detailed profiles of our activities can be deduced from the unique electrical signature of each appliance. Security experts warn that wireless Smart Meter technology is especially vulnerable to remote cyber-attack and electricity theft. Two-way communications also give power companies the ability to remotely shut off power.
Safety: Problems include interference with a wide range of medical and electronic devices, radio frequencies coupling onto household wiring, plus increased vulnerability to atmospheric events, leading to fires, explosions and damaged appliances.
Higher Bills and Minimal Energy Conservation: A one year Canadian study on Toronto Hydro customers showed Smart Meters increased bills for about 80% of consumers, with no significant energy conservation.
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