July 20, 2013
I am pretty ES and currently live in safety of the Northern Ireland countryside but hope to move to Houston, Tx to be with my girlfriend. We would like to live within 20-25 min of the city centre where her work is. Is it possible to pull this off?
I have learned that HOuston has almost finished with its Smart Meter (second generation) installation, I have never experienced Smart meters and installation in the UK has been delayed for another year, plus I understand it will be optional if it does come round.
Also what about the stray voltage in the Houston and the US? I have been told by Dave Stetzer that Europe for the most part does not have this so this could be something else I have not experienced.
Am I mad for considering such a move or is it possible?
I love my girlfriend but having having recovered from extreemly poor health (partly caused be EMFs) I must put my health first.
August 10, 2013
Sadly, Houston is one of the unhealthiest U.S. cities. I would not choose to live there by any means.
Draw a big + sign through the city. Petro chemical industries are clustered primarily in the SE quadrant (most heavily polluted). The NE quadrant would have (relatively) better air.
Houston adopted smart meters – completion in mid 2012.
Houston and outlying areas are saturated with cell phone towers and antennas.
Cell towers and antennas in the area: search by address:
Houston is well known for its oil and petrochemical industries, which are leading contributors to the city’s economy. The industries located along the ship channel, coupled with a growing population, has caused a considerable increase in air pollution for the city each year. Houston has excessive ozone levels and is ranked among the most ozone-polluted cities in the United States. Ground-level ozone, or smog, is Houston’s predominant air pollution problem. In 2011, Houston was ranked as the 17th most polluted city in the US according to the American Lung Association.
The State of Texas concluded that, since 2000, the Manchester neighborhood, in eastern Houston had the highest annual averages of 1,3-Butadiene of any area in Texas. Houston’s air quality has often been compared to Los Angeles and Beijing.
What’s In Houston’s Water?
Recently, a non profit called The Environmental Working Group released a study of drinking water quality across the nation. Out of the 100 largest cities, Houston ranked 95th on their list.
Benzene. Atrazine. Acetone. Dibromochloromethane.
Those are a few of the 46 chemicals detected in Houston’s drinking water from 2004- 2008, according to records submitted to the state by the City of Houston.
May 16, 2013
Sorry to have to tell you this. Texas is the worst state you could move to. I am in NM and have to move to a less RF residence. I was able to opt out, but not w/out extra battle as my electric co is based in Texas and the have zero allowence for any opt out in that state. I have called all over the southern part of the US as I am cold sensitive and spoke to all the electric coops and they are all using or going to install some version of a RF or PLC meter. The only place where they are going to keep analog for sure is in Louisianna and it’s only the area served by Jefferson Davis Electric Co op. I have yet to find any available residence to buy or rent in their service area as I would be a lot happier living in that state than New Mexico where I am or Arizona. Jefferson Davis Parish is w/ in 4 hrs of Houston TX so you’d be close to visit her. The thing you would have to do is visit the towns that co-op services and see if you can find housing, but then there is not gaurantee that what you rent or buy may not be near wifi. If you have lots bucks then there would be something for sale that would be on enough acerage to avoid RF’s, but not on my buget.
Texas is one of the worst states in the US for smart meter complaiance and so is Illinois, Michigan and Nevada. Texas has no opt out anywhere and they have some utilities business where an electric co. will want to keep analog, but the co who sells the power puts smart meters in the other companies district. They have the worst attitude toward opt outs and the worst attitude towards environmental health in general. They are very progressive, which is dangerous to sensitives and very big business oriented. There are many states with opt out allowences and Texas is not one of them. Most states that have opt out allowences have them on the books only and the opt out can not really take place. Nevada is that way: they have opt out law but then you are arrested for refuseing installation. Califorina has towns where they have made it illegal to install smart meters, but the companies are able to override the laws. The only place in the bottom half of the USA that I could find for opting out is in parts of Arizona and New Mexico. People have actually been successful in those 2 places. New Mexico is about 15 to 20 hrs drive to Houston.
Sorry for my brutal honesty, but this is the sad state of things.