‘My smart meters are giving me headaches’: Man calls for investigation into the devices

Ever since he has had two smart meters installed in his home, John Lawn has been having headaches.

And now Mr Lawn, from Sheringham, has called for an investigation into the possible side effects of the devices and the radio waves they emit.

Mr Lawn, 65, said: “Whenever I’m in the same room it seems I’m in their way.

“I’m in quite a bit of discomfort, actually.

“It may be just that I’m one in a million, but it’s something that should be looked into.”

The meters use radio waves to allow remote readings to be taken from gas and electricity meters.

Mr Lawn said he has had suffered headaches since his meters were installed last week.

He said he no longer felt comfortable inside his home because of the headaches.

Mr Lawn said the start meters were installed by SSE, and when he challenged them over their side effects, they advised him to contact North Norfolk District Council to assess the devices.

But an SSE spokesman said Public Health England (PHE) research showed smart meters were no danger to health.

The spokesman said: “A study carried out by PHE shows that exposure to radio waves from smart meters is one million times less than international health guideline levels and is much lower than that from other everyday devices such as mobile phones and wi-fi equipment.”

And Robert Cheesewright, policy and communication director from Smart Energy GB, said: “Exposure to radio waves from smart meters is one million times less than international health guideline levels.”

But Mr Lawn’s calls have echoed growing concern over the devices.

A nationwide campaign called Stop Smart Meters has been launched, with its proponents criticising not only the alleged heath effects, but issues including costs, privacy and the risk of the devices being hacked by an outside source.

One campaigner, JV Tolentino, has started a petition on 38degrees.org.uk, which so far has gathered more than 21,000 signatures.

He said: “‘Smart’ meters emit a continuous stream of pulsed microwave radiation, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

“These fields are intensely bio-active and affect the people and natural ecology in and around each home as well nearby.”

Stuart Anderson, North Norfolk News

-What has been your experience of having a smart meter? Have you suffered any ill-effects such as headaches, and you believe your smart meter may be responsible?

Email stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk

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5 Responses to ‘My smart meters are giving me headaches’: Man calls for investigation into the devices

  1. Mr Allen Salter says:

    I suggest that you watch a youtube Video, called, ” Turn off your WIFI Router before Bed, by Barrie Trower “. We can’t turn off the Smart Meters, they work 24/7, 365 days a year, emitting low frequency EMR, Electro Magnetic Radiation. What Barrie says is really quite frightening, especially if you have Children. Governments just do not care, as I really think that they do not understand either.

  2. Alan says:

    You are not the only one, thousands of people are sick from these kill meters, I almost died, my cousin is dead and many more have died or are dying of cancer including my two neighbours who swear it was their smart meter.

  3. smart meter sufferer says:

    Emergency accommodation urgently needed for an EHS lady. If you know of a suitable room for rent or bungalow please contact SSMA

  4. Mr Allen Salter says:

    I have ” 4 Smart Meters ” in the meter box attached to the outside of my Main Bedroom Wall. I have lived here for two years and always had trouble sleeping in the Main Bedroom, tried my Bed in different positions, no good. I have now moved into The Second Bedroom. Since moving here, I am suffering ” Tinnitus, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure and possibly more ailments “. No one wants to own the problem that I think Smart Meters have and are causing me. Not the Minister for Health, not the Power Company, not ARPANSA, ( all they do is register your health complaints ), and not even The Energy and Water Ombudsman, even though they acknowledge that, ” Yes ” there is a problem with Smart Meters and ones Health. It really needs a ” Class Action ” but it would have to be against the State Government, as they Mandated the installation .

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