How smart are wireless meters?
Across North America, there are thousands of people who have complained of neurological and immunological symptoms caused by smart meters.
These people may suffer a physiological condition called electrohypersensitivity (EHS).
EHS is accepted as a functional impairment in Sweden and the Canadian Human Rights Commission recognizes it as an environmental sensitivity, classifying it as a disability.
People with EHS, as well as people who wish to avoid the known cancer risk, have the freedom to limit cellphone use or choose a wired computer connection, but wireless utility meters take away the choice to manage radiation exposure even in our own home.
In the U.S., reports of medical problems and massive public protest have forced many utilities to offer customers the choice to opt out of the smart meter program.
In B.C., so far about a dozen municipalities or regional districts have written letters to the Minister of Health, asking for a moratorium on smart meters in light of growing evidence of health problems.
When it comes to wireless meters, the alarm bells are already ringing.