The AAEM States “The Evidence is Irrefutable.” Smart Meters Correlate with Adverse Health Effects. … Call for Moratorium.


In early November 2013, an article was posted at this website quoting a doctor who indicated that Wireless Smart Meters Can Cause Illness.  This article made reference to a 92-case series documenting health effects believed to be caused by exposure to smart meter emissions.

A couple of days subsequent to the report on this website, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine released a new document entitled, “Wireless Smart Meter Case Studies,” which discloses the following information:

AAEM physicians and physicians world-wide are treating patients who report adverse, debilitating health effects following the installation of smart meters, which emit electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and radiofrequencies (RF).

The peer reviewed, scientific literature demonstrates the correlation between EMF/RF exposure and neurological, cardiac, and pulmonary disease as well as reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, cancer and other health conditions.  The evidence is irrefutable.  Despite this research, claims have been made that studies correlating smart meter emissions with adverse health effects do not exist.

The AAEM has received a case series submitted by Dr. Federica Lamech, MBBS, Self-Reporting of Symptom Development from Exposure to Wireless Smart Meters’ Radiofrequency Fields in Victoria.  AAEM supports this research.  It is a well documented 92 case series that is scientifically valid.  It clearly demonstrates adverse health effects in the human population from smart meter emissions.

The symptoms reported in this case series closely correlate not only with the clinical findings of environmental physicians, but also with the scientific literature.  Many of the symptoms reported including fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, dizziness and other symptoms have been shown to be triggered by electromagnetic field exposure under double blind, placebo controlled conditions.  Symptoms in this case series also correlate with the Austrian Medical Association’s Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of EMF Related Health Problems.

It is critically important to note that the data in this case series indicates that the “vast majority of cases” were not electromagnetically hypersensitive until after installation of smart meters.  Dr. Lamech concludes that smart meters “may have unique characteristics that lower people’s threshold for symptom development.”

This research is the first of its kind, clearly demonstrating the correlation between smart meters and adverse health effects.

Based on the findings of this case series, AAEM calls for:

  •  Further research regarding smart meter health effects.
  • Accommodation for health considerations regarding smart meters.
  • Avoidance of smart meter EMF/RF emissions based on health considerations, including the option to maintain analog meters.
  • A moratorium on smart meters and implementation of safer technology.
  • Physicians and health care providers to consider the role of EMF and RF in the disease process, diagnosis and treatment of patients. [emphasis added]

Moderator Note:

In reviewing the AAEM document, one can conclude that the actual claim being made by the Board of Directors of the AAEM is that the “evidence is irrefutable” that adverse health effects correlate with smart meter emissions.  In this context one needs to recognize a distinction between “correlation” and “causation.”  From a scientific perspective, correlation does not necessarily imply causation.  However, it is apparent that the AAEM now believes that the collective scientific evidence to be strong enough to call for a moratorium on the installation of smart meters and options for consumers to maintain analog meters…  as research continues and actions are taken in an attempt to implement safer technologies.  This call for a moratorium is actually “new” and is a step-up from the previous AAEM position paper on smart meters that urged caution, accommodation, and safer technologies.

It is the understanding of SkyVision Solutions that the smart meter case studies are undergoing a process to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.  Until such time as the case studies are published in article form, it is unlikely that additional or more specific details will become available.

Update:  In November 2014, the Lamech case series was published in a peer-reviewed journal.  Refer to the following link for more details:  “Published Article: Symptom Development from Exposure to Wireless Smart Meters.”

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16 Responses to The AAEM States “The Evidence is Irrefutable.” Smart Meters Correlate with Adverse Health Effects. … Call for Moratorium.

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  2. Lori Larsen says:

    If you request the analog type be put back on, do they have to do it? I was also told they wouldn’t because everyone will have one soon…that’s the plan. Omaha, Nebraska.

    • It really depends on the state and utility company in that opt-out policies across the country vary widely. I would say in most cases the newer opt-out programs include a non-transmitting solid state meter, which is not analog. Hopefully your utility company has an opt-out program of some type, as most do, but you didn’t mention what utility company you have for electric service.

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  4. brenda clark says:

    About a month ago I had a smart meter installed at my house. I have had increased health problems since then, including nausea, fogginess, ear ringing, racing heart, extreme anxiety, etc. I have pleaded with utility company to restore my analog meter, but they refuse. I was not having any health problems until the meter was installed. It has gotten so bad that now I struggle to be in a building, such as a store, for any length of time. I get light headed and nauseous. Not sure why no one will listen. I am getting sicker every day and cannot even live in my own home. I have written to michigan public works commission, attorney general, township supervisor, and a news station. Again, no one listens. Simple fix….just give me my analog back so I can get my life back. Is there anything I can do?

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  7. Letta Mego says:

    The telecommunication industry, Barrack Obama, General Electric, Cisco and the other elite wealthy profiteers…. are blanketing the USA in radiofrequency wireless microwave radiation… knowing it causes cancer, autoimmune disease, neurological diseases and premature deaths…..
    But, because it also gives the elite record breaking profits and control over the population, we are being FORCED to accept it.
    It’s a lot like the callous governmental indifference in the book, “ YELLOW DIRT: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed” By Judy Pasternak
    Copy/ paste review: “From the 1930s to the 1960s, the United States knowingly used and discarded an entire tribe of people. The Navajo worked unprotected in the uranium mines that fueled the Manhattan Project and the Cold War. Long after these mines were abandoned, Navajos in all four corners of the Reservation (which borders Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona) continued grazing their animals on sagebrush flats riddled with uranium that had been blasted from the ground. They drank contaminated water from old pits, which had filled with rain. They built their houses out of chunks of yellowcake, they inhaled radioactive dust borne aloft from the waste piles the mining companies had left behind, and their children played in the unsealed mines themselves. Ten years after the mines closed, the cancer rate on the reservation shot up and the babies began to be born with crooked fingers that fused together into claws as they grew. Scientists filed complaints about the situation with the government but were told it was a mess “too expensive” to clean up.
    Few had heard this story until Judy Pasternak exposed it in a prizewinning Los Angeles Times series. Her work not only inspired this book, which is already a winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Work-In-Progress Award, it also galvanized both a congressman and a famous prosecutor to clean the sites and get reparations for the tribe. Yellow Dirt powerfully chronicles both the scandal of neglect and the Navajo’s fight for justice.”

    • I would just say that the uncontrolled “blanketing” with RF wireless microwave radiation is not limited to the USA but is a nearly global undertaking. Regarding “profiteers” in this endeavor, a comprehensive review of what has happened is outlined in a book/thesis by Don Maisch, PhD, called “The Procrustean Approach – Setting Exposure Standards for Telecommunications Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation,” where it is described that there has been a “manipulation of telecommunications standards by political, military, and industrial vested interests at the expense of public health protection.”

      The Procrustean approach consists of “cutting off” from consideration those scientific data and avenues of research that are considered contrary to the maintenance of the existing thermally-based exposure guidelines. The entire document can be found at

      In summary, “the creation and maintenance of the thermal paradigm in RF standard setting for the past half century has not been one of a straight forward case of advancing scientific knowledge, but one of convenience in order to facilitate the unfettered development of technology free of regulatory restraints.”

      • Letta Mego says:

        Truth is, wired is far faster and safer (fiber optic).. This stupid wireless attack thing that’s being done to the USA is cheap and hackable. There are other countries that are using the far superior fiber optic. Even Bill Gates isn’t stupid enough to use a class 2b carcinogen in his home… he uses fiber optic. Yes, convenience and keeping corporate profits high rather than caring how many people they kill with cancers. After all we’re too stupid to figure out that the cancers we develop 10 years after smart meters ..we actually caused by smart meters. Our traitorous government has decided to lift regulations off of mass murdering corporations and instead put regulation on people with 0bama care and involuntary minute-by-minute surveillance transmitters forced on every home…aka smart meters… etc. etc…free of regulatory restraints indeed…

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  9. stopsmartmeterswi says:

    A smart P/R campaign is needed to awaken the duped public. It has to be smart to counter the powerfully backed LIES of telecom, energy smart grid promoters, and government wireless infrastructure promoters.
    We need sound bites, slogans, literature, well-known faces (any movie stars willing???).
    The public is asleep, and also addicted to the wireless way of life.
    Barrie Trower said it will take 60 years to wake up society, and require many deaths. Let’s not accept that. A punchy campaign is needed. Target certain groups at first. Pregnant moms, school’s parents. University students. etc. I am not an ad person but we NEED that kind of focus and prongs to reach the people.
    Two of my favorite quotes come to mind:
    “Do not go gentle into that good night…Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” –Dylan Thomas
    “Let’s roll.” –flight 93

    • Excellent constructive comments; somehow we need to overcome the political clout and financial resources of the big corporations and the “power” of government. This is a daunting task. We can all help in our own way; I hope to help separate the lies from the truth at this website for instance. The “Take Back Your Power” film is certainly a help as well. But most of our efforts are still at the grass roots level and lack the funding to affect the course of events on a large scale. It is still commendable to educate one soul at a time, but at that rate, it will take a long time to arrive at the “promised land.”

    • 1vimana1 says:

      Slowly the public is waking up; but sadly they are waking up far too slowly. Fifty years ago when I was but four and twenty years of age, we had no dopey Microwave Mobile Phones or Deadly Type 2B Microwave Carcinogen Causing and now proving to be deadly to Humans and Animals and in fact all life Electric so-called ‘smart-meters.’ I say ‘So-Called’ because Microwave So-Called ‘smart meters ‘ are not smart in any way at all. They are simply called, ‘smart meters’ in order to DUMB DOWN the general public here in Victoria Australia and world-wide.

      I demand the IMMEDIATE removal of these Electric Microwave so-called smart meters from every Electricity Customers’ privately owned home and or small business property. I also demand of this Victorian Liberal Party Government and its complicit five (5) Foreign Owned Electric Power Companies, that the Electric “SAFE AND PASSIVE ANALOG ELECTRIC METERS” which have been taken often by bullying and or coercive and any other means including STEALING, which has often been the case, be immediately returned to these so aggrieved Victorian privately owned home and small business owners and safely and properly be reinstalled, after the microwave so-called but deadly and in still mounting numbers of cases INCENDIARY proving to be at times Microwave Smart Meters be removed and then replaced by the Safe and proven to be safe older Passive Analog Electric Meters with all costs for replacement being paid for by the five foreign owned Electric Power Companies so named above.

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  10. Stop Smart Meters Wisconsin says:

    The problem continues to be awakening the public. Thank you to this site’s author and all who are speaking out. The public is duped, and addicted, as well. We need P/R campaigns geared towards people who have no clue, and who would be quick to dismiss these truths. The industry is powerful, telecom, energy smart grid, and even governmental infrastructure (cellular system). The public buys the lies. The public needs to be warned using smart and varied media, slogans and faces. We need P/R badly for this, since those promoting wireless have all the money and power at this point. Well, I am repeating myself. But you get the picture. “Let’s roll.”

  11. 1vimana1 says:

    Dear Readers,
    It is plain to me and any intelligent thinking person that after looking at the evidence world-wide over the last two to three years, that the Microwave Industry’ IS A CAN OF WORMS’ which pays its agents to tell lies just so that it can keep on manufacturing and selling these Electrical Microwave so-called Smart Meters which are not ” SMART” in any way at all, but are just like the High Microwave Tower Radios and even not so high reaching Microwave Tower Radios and dopey Baby Monitors, and mobile phones simply filthy Microwave Poisonous pieces of very harmful equipment to both humans and all Life’s DNA which also cause the clumping together of red-blood cells in both humans and animals and their then lack of proper oxygenation through the red blood cells continuing clumping together. All of this now proving to be Type 2B Carcinogen Causing Microwave equipment is now proving to be deadly to all LIFE.

    This dopey microwave above- mentioned-equipment is now being found to damage trees leaves and bark as well as damage all plant life as well, where the Microwave so-called Smart Meters and or Microwave Radio Towers and Masts supporting these Microwave Broadcasting and Receiving Radios are situated close to trees in forests. Yes and even delicate creepers on the walls of houses where these infernal so-called “Smart Meters” are situated is causing the death of these delicate creepers and plants in close proximity to these dopy so-called but far from ‘Smart Meters.’

    Also these dopey three pieces of equipment, that is microwave not-so-smart meters and baby monitors and cell-phones and microwave radio tower radios sending and receiving microwave radio signals are now being found to be dangerous to the health of humans and animals and all plant life as well.

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