Is Radiation from Smart Meters a Health Risk?
Smart Meter Radiation is a topic that stirs much controversy, as mainstream media continues to report that the microwave radiation levels emitted from Smart Meters are too low to cause any serious health risks. However, many people report adverse health symptoms after Smart Meters are installed on or near their home.
The ‘accepted’ science around Smart Meter radiation is that the electromagnetic frequencies are emitted very infrequently, only for a few seconds every hour.
However, there is countless evidence to show that the level of microwave radiation emitted is high enough to produce health symptoms and emitted more frequently than people are led to believe.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine has released an official statement on April 12, 2014 warning against the widespread installation of Smart Meters.
“More independent research is needed to assess the safety of ‘Smart Meter’ technology,”
said Dr. Amy Dean, board certified internist and President-Elect of the AAEM. “Patients are
reporting to physicians the development of symptoms and adverse health effects after
‘Smart Meters’ are installed on their homes. Immediate action is necessary to protect the
Anecdotal stories about health problems arising after Smart Meter installations abound.This was one person’s reaction after living with a newly installed Smart Meter on her home.
“My health has taken a dramatic turn for the worse,” Scull said. “I had no Christmas lights this year; I can’t even play my radio. I am in some degree of migraine much of the time, and I have 40 percent chance of a stroke.”
-Calif. Agency Mulls ‘Opt Out’ or Wired Substitutes as Fallout Over Smart Meters Persists, New York Times, Jan 14, 2011.
Smart Meter Health Concerns on the Rise
As more people are forced to use Smart Meters, the anecdotal evidence of harm from the continued exposure to radiation continues to grow.
Headaches, joint pain, disturbed sleep, vertigo and skin rashes are just some of the symptoms that are being reported from short-term exposure to the microwave radiation.
The elderly, immune compromised, and children seem to be the most quickly affected by the Smart Meter radiation.
How Do Smart Meters Work?
There is a plethora of technical information to be found on the web and YouTube regarding how the Meters work and the exact levels of RF radiation they are emitting. In brief, the Smart Meter continually communicates information regarding your energy usage back to the utility company. This information is transmitted wirelessly in the form of RF or radiowave frequencies, which is a type of microwave radiation.
The Smart Meter sends these wireless transmission in a cyclical manner, with most reports issued saying the transmissions are sent every hour on the hour. Personal experience of consumers testing the Smart Meters that had been installed on the sides of their homes, show a constant fluctuation of electromagnetic frequencies coming from the Meters, with high bursts of radiation every few minutes.
Smart Meters Produce Stress in the Body
Although the final transmission of energy usage is sent back to the utility company, it seems the Smart Meters are networked to communicate with other Smart Meters in their grid. This might be the reason for the continual fluctuation in RFs that EMF Meters are picking up.
Regardless, the cyclical pulsation of EMFs always causes a disturbance in the body, as the body is never able to regulate or adapt itself to the frequency, which is constantly being turned on and off. Much like sleeping over a Boiler or Furnace, which continually turns itself on and off, this pattern will indeed interfere with sleep.
Smart Meters Studies
Although no published studies as of yet have been cited by Regulatory Agencies regarding the health risks associated with Smart Meter radiation exposure, many private scientists and researchers have stated these shorter, pulsating waves have the unique ability to easily penetrate cells and create mutations.
There are many reports of the death of shrubs and trees in close proximity to Smart Meters.