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/.