Thursday, September 22, 2016

Inadvertent Activists

This is what I said to the City Commissioners of Battle Creek at the City Commission meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016:

New, non-analog public utility meters are sometimes called smart meters, digital meters, AMR ERT, advanced meters, or upgraded meters.  These new meters have inadvertently created a growing number of activists speaking out against them.  The issues include privacy, cyber security, explosions and fires, safety, inaccuracy, over-charges, and health complaints. 

New non-analog/smart metering technology has never been subject to human safety testing. 

On the website, you will see testimonies from all kinds of people, from medical doctors, attorneys, teachers, musicians, all who have one thing in common: They developed electromagnetic hyper sensitivity caused by electromagnetic fields. 

New public utility meters all generate electromagnetic fields in the radiofrequency radiation range, and thereby increase everyone's chances of developing this potentially fatal condition. 

Old analog public utility meters do NOT create electromagnetic fields.

The BioInitiative Report, with 29 authors, mostly medical doctors and PhD's, states: 
"Bioeffects are clearly established and occur at very low levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation."
Radiofrequency radiation is emitted by SEMCO Energy's new gas meters, Consumers Energy's new electric meters, and the City of Battle Creek's new water meters.  Battle Creek's Perry Hart (the Director of Public Works) told us the new water meters pulse this radiation every 14 seconds.  That's over 6,000 pulses per day of radiation from water meters alone!

Michigan is no stranger to health complaints from new non-analog public utility meters, as evidenced by the Michigan OversightCommittee hearing in 2014.

We are asking for something very simple: To keep the old, safe, time-tested analog public utility meters on our homes without penalty.  Analog meters have been used for approximately 100 years without issue.

No one complained about analog meters, not even the utility companies.  That is, until smart meters came along.  That's when utility companies started to complain.  They needed an excuse to "fix" what wasn't broken.

Thank you for listening.  May you all be blessed.

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