French Court orders the removal of smart meters for health reasons

A French court has ordered the removal of the controversial Linky electricity smart meters from 13 homes, for medical reasons.

The tribunal de grande instance (TGI or the civil court) of Tours considered the case of 121 “anti-Linky” complainants, and threw out 108 of the claims. The remaining 13 were accepted, with the court conceding a possible link between their medical complaints and their Linky smart meters.

One included a seven-year-old child living in Tours, who was – the court said – in “a state of chronic fatigue” and having “difficulty sleeping”, as proven in a medical note, “which could be linked to the Linky meter”.

The court demanded that in the case of these 13 individuals, the Linky [smart] meter be removed, and the households be delivered electricity without the device.

Lawyer for the complainants, Arnaud Durand, said that he would push for compensation for “the people who will not be able to live at home”.

In June 2017, medical safety agency L’Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire (Anses) concluded that the meters could be linked to some “health doubts” – including the possible consequences of exposure to electromagnetic fields.

These have not yet been resolved, according to Me Durand.

He is now hoping to bring more cases against the installation of the Linky meter throughout France.

The country has already seen 22 cases brought to court, including in Rennes, Toulouse, and Bordeaux. Most claims were thrown out, except for a few complainants who cited “electro-sensitivity” to the meters.

More than 700 communes have come out against the Linky so far.

In February this year, a court ruled that a village had the right to say no to them, and residents of the town of Blagnac (Occitanie) were given legal permission to refuse for Enedis to collect any information from their Linky, or for an engineer to enter their property.

Abridged from The Connexion: French news and views


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The 5G Crisis: Awareness & Accountability Summit

Access talks with 39 world-leading experts on 5G, wireless radiation risks, surveillance and tech addiction at this FREE online summit from 26 August  –  1 September.

Discover 5G defined: research, facts and awareness, science about the dangers of 5G and EMF radiation, sources of wireless radiation and “dirty electricity” in your home, the link between 5G, AI and global surveillance, how groups and individuals are successfully opposing 5G, and more!

Speakers include:

  • Devra Davis, PhD, MPH
  • Patrick Wood
  • Patrick Colbeck, former Senator
  • Timothy Schoechle, PhD
  • Tom O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN
  • Magda Havas, PhD
  • Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD
  • Raymond Broomhall, LLB, GDLP
  • James Corbett
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr
  • and 29 other game-changers!

For more information and to register for this summit, go to:
5G Crisis Awareness & Accountability Summit


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Smart meters not so smart for electricity bills – The Australia Institute

New research released by The Australia Institute shows that ‘time of use pricing’ facilitated by smart meters is likely to drive up household energy costs.

Electricity companies and regulators have pushed for higher electricity prices at peak times, as well as higher ‘shoulder’ periods. In theory, this incentivises households to move their energy consumption to times of the day when it is cheaper for companies to provide it.

Key findings:

  • An average household of four that cannot adapt its electricity consumption faces, under time of use charging, increased cost of $429 per year.
  • Even if the household can move 30% of its peak electricity consumption to shoulder usage it still faces an electricity bill of $231, or 10.2% higher than under the flat rate tariff.

“After adapting to a decade or more of very high price increases many households have exhausted their capacity to cut electricity consumption or change their time of electricity use,” says David Richardson, Senior Research Fellow at The Australia Institute.

“It’s clear what’s going on here – electricity companies are using the real problem of electricity demand peaks to push for higher consumer prices to increase their profits.”

The Australia Institute’s full media release and report can be accessed at:

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Stop 5G rallies gaining traction around Australia

Successful Australian Stop 5G Rallies



Photo by Rob Locke



Mullumbimby, NSW


Also see Prime 7 coverage: Community rallies against 5G network


Next Events:

SUNSHINE COAST Info & Action Event (2nd July):



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Petition | Stop the 5G Rollout in Australia

The following petition, started by Jessie Reimers, is to the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP:

“Most people think that 5G is just like 2G, 3G and 4G and that it will just mean we have faster internet.

Unfortunately, this could come at a great cost to public health and safety as 5G technology is very different to anything we’ve had in the past.

Why are we rolling this technology out without a single, independent test for biological safety on not only our own health but our children, animals, the environment ……..”

To read the complete petition, and to sign, go to:

Let’s help Jessie Reimers keep up the momentum on this petition.

Over 50,000 people have signed – it’s on track to reach the 75,000 mark!

Previous petitions against 5G in Australia that SSMA has featured include:
Ban the 5G network in Australia to the Minister for Health and
Please test 5G technology BEFORE it is rolled out, which was delivered earlier this year to the former Communications Minister.

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Australians set to rally against 5G technology

Australians are fighting back against 5G technology, with local community action groups scheduling a number of rallies and forums over the next fortnight to oppose the 5G roll out.

MELBOURNE (22/06):

PERTH (22/06):

BRISBANE (22/06):

HERVEY BAY (22/06):


SYDNEY (30/06):



For each area there will only be ONE opportunity to make an impact.  The rallies need as many people as possible to turn up. Ask your friends, family and work colleagues to come along.
Dress Code is a red T-shirt.
See below fliers/posters you can print to display and/or give out on the day, and a copy of a Melbourne-specific flier promoting the Melbourne event.
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The WHO cover-up on the truth about wireless radiation

Author, former World Health Organization (WHO) staffer and brain-tumour survivor, Olga Sheean, has launched a video on WHO’s cover-up of the truth about wireless radiation.

In early 2017, SSMA covered Sheean’s earlier call to WHO for action and accountability.  WHO did not reply.

Sheean once again points out in The WHO cover-up that is costing us the Earth the gross failings of WHO’s International EMF Project, a unit which instead of promoting the development of safe standards, is “deliberately hiding the truth, misinforming the public and devising utterly meaningless safety standards based on unfounded science”.  Little wonder, when one considers that it is “also receiving funds from – and is staffed by personnel who have worked for – the very industry from which it is meant to protect us”.

With the advent of 5G, the stakes have dramatically escalated.  Defying all logic, “WHO is actively facilitating the global deployment of 5G”.  Instead of tightening exposure limits, “WHO is collaborating with ICNIRP – the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection – to relax its already dangerously inadequate standards”.  ICNIRP is the body that the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) has chosen to blindly follow; the Australian standard for radiofrequencies is based on ICNIRP’s 1998 Guidelines.

Sheean implores all of us to stop supporting the industry that is harming us.  The planned launch of over 20,000 5G satellites in the coming two years “will be more than our bodies can handle”.  She points out that industry or governments have no motivation to change direction unless we reduce the demand for harmful wireless technologies.  Sheean states that “We must hold ourselves accountable for our choices and we must hold decision-makers responsible for their cover-up of the truth”.

You can view “The WHO cover-up that is costing us the Earth”, and access a full transcript of the video and references, at

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