[Update: Some companies are saying that they do not utilize "smart meter" technology in their gas meters. However, I have personally found that what they are are calling AMR - ERT (automatic read - encoder receiver transmitter) natural gas meters, extremely harmful to my health, eliciting many adverse symptoms. When asked for proof that their devices are safe, they sent me propaganda from the manufacturer, those who stand to profit from the AMR - ERT devices.]
There are lots of propaganda charts circulating that state smart meters emit only a fraction of the radiation of a cell phone. That statement is not proven and is being challenged by professionals.
This video of Daniel Hirsch, California radiation expert, and UCSD instructor, and this video of Professor Glenn Chase, faculty alum at USC, California State, Monterey Institute of International Studies and Naval Post-Graduate School, explains why the radiation from a Smart Meters is about 100 times that of a cell phone.
It's no wonder my "phone ear" started hurting again after SEMCO Energy lied to us three times in order to install two of their AMR meters here, meters that pulse over 10 times per minute, over 600 times per hour.
There are several other issues with Smart Meters. Many are concerned about their safety because Smart Meters have been known to catch fire and/or explode.
Smart metering is a hackable system and will put our privacy at risk. (Analog meters are not hackable.) Here's an article about how the FBI found "smart meter hacking surprisingly easy."
It took me about two minutes to call my Michigan State Representatives - Please do the same!
Find your Michigan State Representative here by using your address and zip code. Call anytime, evenings or weekends if you just want to leave a message, yet still, have your voice heard.
Phone calls carry more weight than emails. If you want to write, call first, then follow-up in writing.
Always be respectful. Here's what you can say:
- Hello, my name is ___________, and I'm one of your constituents / I live in (city / county).
- I'm calling about the no-fee Analog Utility Meter Choice Bill now in the Energy Policy Committee.
- I want you to support this legislation that will protect my property rights and give me a safe and reliable analog meter choice.
- Also, please speak to your colleagues in the Energy Policy Committee and encourage them to support this Bill, because it's for The People.
- Thank you!
Please let me know if you have any questions or need help finding your state representative, I'd be happy to help you!