According to Dr. Alan R. Vinitsky:
“Replacing analog electric meters with new wireless ‘smart’ meters in residential neighborhoods, schools and businesses across the United States and abroad, without first studying short and long term health effects, is an irresponsible and unprecedented biological experiment. Some people are unaware that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a growing problem world-wide and are ill informed about the risks of using wireless technology on a daily basis. However, entire communities are already exercising precaution, demanding abstention from wireless in their homes and businesses.”
“Opting out of a smart meter is not only a preventive measure, it is also a treatment measure for patients who are already burdened by the exposure to RF and EMF in other contexts. Some of them are disabled because their environmental illness has impaired their ability to work and enjoy life. Their ultimate sanctuary is their home where they can repair and heal. Imposing RF and EMF on these individuals will aggravate their medical conditions. And for those persons who are not yet aware of the potential for their increased stress, their medical conditions may worsen over time.”
“Ideally, there should be NO SMART METERS. Sometimes, individuals must be protected, because they do not have sufficient information to make a safe choice. In the next best scenario, there should be a free opt out option for those who do know and choose to make their homes and businesses a safer place.”
Dr. Alan R. Vinitsky is a Board Certified Internist, Board-certified Pediatrician, and a long-standing member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. He serves his community, the region of Maryland, and beyond, as a consultant in environmental health and illness.
This blog posting represents an excerpt of an article posted at the Maryland Smart Meter Awareness website. To the read the entire article, click on the following link: http://marylandsmartmeterawareness.org/general-info/environmental-concerns/why-opting-out-of-the-new-utility-smart-meters-is-a-healthier-choice/.
Since moving in to our new house 6 weeks ago I have not been able to sleep, have headaches only in bed, and have been miserable due to lack of sleep. I haven’t had these issues before, found out I have a smart meter on the outside of my master bedroom. Looking for a lawyer with balls to take on Exelon. I have called and the offer is for ME to pay $21 a month so I can sleep. This is crazy!
I am opting OUT. Of the new smart meter.
So very glad that you have spoke out about this terrible happening. The average public does not have the slightest idea of what health matters will be involved and never realize the meter just installed is causing EMF electrical frequencies that is destroying their health. Thank you
I see a lot of reasons why people should NOT be getting a smart meter installed but I personally think that anything that will allow the consumer to better monitor their usage and spend can only be a good thing.
Comment above was approved exactly as written. I think Jeremy may have meant to write “spend less” but possibly it was a Freudian slip to “spend more” at his power shop. In any case, after fully reviewing the issues, many of us believe that smart meters do more harm than good and will not save the consumer money. Just for brevity, I will just reference one report from your neck of the woods: “Smart Meters ‘May Not Have Much Effect’ on Energy Consumption,” Mail Online, September 2, 2011, at http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-2032923/Smart-meters-effect-energy-consumption.html. According to Dr. Tom Hargreaves at the University of East Anglia, “Rather than feeling motivated to save more energy and money, householders were left feeling frustrated and despondent that the changes they could make were very small.”