Smart meters give off electromagnetic radiation (EMFs).
EMFs can be highly detrimental to your health. Period.
I know this is true. David Carpenter also knows this is true.
I know Smart meters are dangerous.
David Carpenter, however is an MD (a medical doctor) and director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany.
In this interview he makes three important points in the Smart meter radiation debate:
- the utility companies are saying smart meters are perfectly safe, but the question we should be asking is what evidence is there that smart meters are safe?
- on the contrary, the evidence already exists that exposure to radio frequency radiation (as given off by smart meters ) is detrimental to our health
- whether or not you have a smart meter installed on your home should be your choice and nobody else’s
Here is the video:
Transcript“I’m David Carpenter. I am a public health physician. I graduated from Harvard Medical School and I worked for the New York State Department of Public Health for 18 years. During that period of time, I was responsible for administering a program on electromagnetic fields. I subsequently became the Dean of School of Public Health. Presently, I’m a faculty member in the School of Public Health and the director of the Institute for Health and Environment at the University of Albany.
Smart Meter Radiation
Interviewer: Thank you, and Central Main Power says there is no reason to be concerned about smart meters, there are no health effects, and everyone who is worried about health effects of RF from smart meters or from the mesh network really has nothing to be concerned about. What do you say to that? I say that’s absolutely false. The question to ask then is; what is the evidence that smart meters are safe and have no adverse health effects? The answer to that question is that there is no such evidence. In fact, while no one has actually done human health studies in relation to people living in homes with smart meters, we have evidence from a whole variety of other sources of radio frequency exposure that demonstrated, convincingly and consistently, that exposure to radio frequency radiation at elevated levels for long period of time: increases the risks of cancer, increases the damage to the nervous system, causes electro-sensitivity, has adverse reproductive effects and a variety of other affects on different organs systems. So there is no reason, no justification, for the statement that smart meters have no adverse health effects.
Smart Meter Radiation Exposure A Matter of Individual Choice
It should be up to each individual to identify whether or not they want to be continuously exposed, 24/7, to elevated levels of radio frequency radiation. The smart meter is for the benefit of the utility. It saves them money because they don’t have to then have people going out reading the meters. It’s at the expense of the consumer who has to live in the house that has this constant exposure. An informed person should demand that they be allowed to keep their analog meter.”
I am clear about the dangers of Smart meter radiation, David Carpenter is clear, are you clear on this issue?