The Big Lie About Smart Meters
Smart meters are perfectly safe. That’s the official line from government agencies like the Electric Power Research Institute and PG&E.
But it’s not true.
If you’re one of the thousands of people sensitive to the radio frequencies smart meters use to report the data they gather, it doesn’t matter to you how safe smart meters are supposed to be.
You’ll be feeling too miserable to care.
The feds are pushing hard for smart meters. The official reason behind the push is that smart meters will help solve many of the problems facing our crumbling power grid.
But there are still big questions left to answer
You’re Just A Guinea Pig
Many experts say smart meters won’t save a lot of energy. They also won’t lower the power bills of most consumers. But what they will do is encroach on your privacy. And they may even compromise your quality of life by making you sick.
But as usual, government bureaucrats are shutting down the dissent. They are ignoring questions about safety to force through this “pet” project.
The truth is that thousands of people have reported a host of health problems that crop up within days of smart meter installation. The list is long and includes:
Ringing in the ears
- Aches and pains
- Cognitive problems
- Memory issues
- Heart palpitations
Much of the evidence about smart meters and health issues is anecdotal. But hard data does exist. For example, one doctor did a survey of people in a neighborhood marked for smart meter installation. He found the number of people who had sleep problems doubled after the smart meters went in.
Other issues, such as headaches and heart problems, increased as well.
You can also add cancer to the laundry list of health concerns. The World Health Organization has stated that regular exposure to radiation from smart meters may increase cancer risks.
Government officials are trying to assure you of smart meter safety by saying that the radiation is similar to what you get from using a cell phone. But Daniel Hirsch, an expert in nuclear policy at the University of California in Santa Cruz, disagrees. His published findings show that your overall radiation exposure from smart meters is 160 times that which comes from average cell phone use.
Not for the first time, the government is treating us like guinea pigs while providing us with few ways to opt out of this massive experiment.
An Easy Way to Protect Yourself
Fortunately, you aren’t without options to protect yourself from smart meter radiation.
The radio frequencies that smart meters use to relay data to utility companies can be absorbed or reflected. Even if you’re forced to accept a smart meter from your utility company, you can still protect your health and the health of your family by creating something called an RF (radio frequency) shield.
You’ll need a few items to get started:
- A radio frequency meter (check Amazon or RadioShack)
- Aluminum foil
- Microwave-absorbing fabric
You can make your own RF shield that will protect you from smart meter radiation. The first step is to locate your smart meter.
If there is space between your smart meter and the exterior wall of your home, you can put a reflective shield up behind your smart meter. Aluminum foil does a good job. Remember, the shield should always go between the meter and your home.
A parabolic shape makes for the best reflective shield. If you can, mold the aluminum foil around an old satellite dish. Then mount that between the smart meter and your home. If that’s not possible, you can affix a large rectangle of aluminum foil behind your smart meter.
If there isn’t space between your smart meter and your exterior wall, you need to mount the shield on the inside wall. Make sure it’s directly behind the smart meter. The bigger the rectangle of foil that you use, the wider the space you’ll protect within your home.
A reflective shield is just the first step. After that you need to place an absorptive layer between the reflective shield and your home. While the reflective shield is bouncing radiation from the smart meter away, it’s also bouncing radio frequencies emitted by other devices back into your home. The absorptive shield will protect you from that.
The absorptive shield should be between the reflective shield and your living space.
If you’re worried that your radiation shield will look unsightly, consider hanging curtains over the wall where you’ve installed it. Or a large piece of art might do the trick.
Take measurements with the RF meter before and after you install the shielding. That’s the only way to know it’s working.
If your local utility insists you have a smart meter, it’s worth the time and effort to put up shielding. It will protect your quality of life and could save you from a number of future health problems.
P.S. Smart meters are the latest government move to control your access to energy. Rationing in the form of more rolling blackouts will be next. Get your comprehensive guide to surviving the government’s energy takeover before it’s too late. Find the details here.