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Michigan Judge Orders Justification of Smart Meter Refusal Fees

“As well as the potential health issues, at oral arguments, appellants argued that smart meters may in fact be the instrument of monitoring, listening, and viewing activities in individual’s homes. JUDGE OCONNELL: They also argued that smart meters are networked and, without proper security measures, anyone, including the government and hackers, could monitor a customer’s activities. “I note that 50 years ago, only a few brilliant minds were concerned about the health hazards of smoking, and we have only recently become aware of the health hazards of second-hand smoke. I suspect there is no need to mention the health hazards of lead-based paint or radium-painted glow-in-the-dark watches produced from 1917 to 1926. At the time, all of these products were not considered health hazards.”

RALPH NADER RIPS SMART METERS

"Smart meters are one of many examples of how the constitutional right to privacy, which often is associated also with health, safety, security manifestations, is being eroded, step by step, coercively. "The propaganda is overwhelming on one side. Oh, here are the great benefits; they never mention the hazards." "It's just one more step toward technological despotism that corporations and government collude under various false arguments."

Tabletas con wifi, demasiado riesgo para nuestra salud

No utilizaremos la tableta para conciliar el sueño ya que con el tiempo nos cargaremos está opción leer un libro electrónico solo se puede sostener con un e-book de tinta electrónica, este si nos permitirá dormir sin ningún problema ya que su tinta no tiende al insomnio.

The AAEM States “The Evidence is Irrefutable.” Smart Meters Correlate with Adverse Health Effects

AAEM physicians and physicians world-wide are treating patients who report adverse, debilitating health effects following the installation of smart meters, which emit electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and radiofrequencies (RF). The peer reviewed, scientific literature demonstrates the correlation between EMF/RF exposure and neurological, cardiac, and pulmonary disease as well as reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, cancer and other health conditions. The evidence is irrefutable. Despite this research, claims have been made that studies correlating smart meter emissions with adverse health effects do not exist.

Medical Info Convinces Oregon Utility Board to Votes for “Opt-In” on Smart Meters, No fines for saying “No thanks!”

Only customers who say they want the new so-called smart meters will get them....Those who worry about the health effects of smart meter transmissions won’t have to do anything to avoid unwanted exposure. Those who fear that smart meters will lead to a loss of privacy can keep the meters they have now. VIDEO of medical presentation.

Cellphones, Wifi and Smart Meters declared Class 2B: Possible Human Carcinogen by W.H.O.

The principal author of the 2011 World Health Organization IARC Monograph on the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency radiation explains the 2B classification of RFR as applicable to all form of RFR exposures, including Smart Meters and Wi-Fi: "So the classification 2B, possibly carcinogenic, holds for all types of radiation within the radiofrequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum, including the radiation emitted by base-station antennas, radio/TV towers, radar, Wi-Fi, smart meters, etc.
Googling a very simple phrase led me to a list of “smart homes” that had done something rather stupid….Their systems had been made crawl-able by search engines….Opening a garage door could make a house ripe for actual physical intrusion….So if you can manage to get on someone’s Wi-Fi network – which is easy if they have no password on it – you could take control of their home.

“These companies are considering the home network as a fortress,” says Crowley. “In most cases, it’s anything but.”

Forbe’s: Smart Home is hacked by complete stranger

Googling a very simple phrase led me to a list of “smart homes” that had done something rather stupid….Their systems had been made crawl-able by search engines….Opening a garage door could make a house ripe for actual physical intrusion….So if you can manage to get on someone’s Wi-Fi network – which is easy if they have no password on it – you could take control of their home. “These companies are considering the home network as a fortress,” says Crowley. “In most cases, it’s anything but.”

CA State PUC OKs SmartMeter refusal – for a price

In a bid to ease opposition to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. SmartMeters, California regulators voted Wednesday to let the company's customers keep their old analog electricity and gas meters if they choose. The opt-out program approved Wednesday requires PG&E customers to pay a one-time fee of $75, plus monthly charges of $10, to hold on to their old meters. PG&E initially wanted $270 up front and $14 per month. Low-income customers enrolled in the CARE program (California Alternate Rates for Energy) will face an initial fee of $10 and a monthly charge of $5.
In his own letter to the commission, Bob Kaplan, a medical doctor and board certified radiologist, said he advises people with underlying malignancy, neurological disorders or chemical sensitivity to avoid radiation emitted by smart meters.

"Susceptible individuals, indeed, all Arizonans have a right to refuse these meters without penalty," he wrote.

AZ: Utility ‘smart meters’ raise health, expense concerns

In his own letter to the commission, Bob Kaplan, a medical doctor and board certified radiologist, said he advises people with underlying malignancy, neurological disorders or chemical sensitivity to avoid radiation emitted by smart meters. "Susceptible individuals, indeed, all Arizonans have a right to refuse these meters without penalty," he wrote.
 Their house was part of a smart meter pilot program. Other houses in the neighborhood still have their analog meters.

That same month their four youngest children started to have serious health problems. The mother, Anura Lawson writes they had fevers “out of nowhere”, “as high as 105”, and they “began to have problems controlling their bodily fluids, our five year old began peeing and pooping herself, our four year-old began to display the same problems…” The mother also struggled with migraines, insomnia, concentration problems and other health symptoms.

The family has been using candles and battery powered lanterns to see at night.  They are cooking on a camping stove outdoors, and keeping their food cold in ice chests. The family says the incident has been extremely stressful.

This incident echoes other bullying incidents around the country, where people have been cut off after having had their smart meters removed due to health issues.

Family with young children forced to live in the cold and without power for refusing a Smart Meter

Their house was part of a smart meter pilot program. Other houses in the neighborhood still have their analog meters. That same month their four youngest children started to have serious health problems. The mother, Anura Lawson writes they had fevers “out of nowhere”, “as high as 105”, and they “began to have problems controlling their bodily fluids, our five year old began peeing and pooping herself, our four year-old began to display the same problems…” The mother also struggled with migraines, insomnia, concentration problems and other health symptoms. The family has been using candles and battery powered lanterns to see at night. They are cooking on a camping stove outdoors, and keeping their food cold in ice chests. The family says the incident has been extremely stressful. This incident echoes other bullying incidents around the country, where people have been cut off after having had their smart meters removed due to health issues.