My Effort to STOP SMART METERS:
If you are new to this topic please read my article: What are Smart Meters? : a brief crash course in smart grid & smart meter technology and the related public health and privacy concerns.
I sent a version of this letter which details my physical adverse reaction to the smart meter on my house to my city council member, Robert Consalvo, Boston Mayor Menino, and to the Governor Patrick of Massachusetts. I also alerted my neighborhood, my contacts and have written to an executive at my power company, NSTAR: My first letter to the NSTAR executive. My second letter to the NSTAR executive.
Dear Governor Patrick & Administrative Staffer,
First I’d like to thank you for your steady service of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I am thankful to know that you are promoting what is best for the livelihood of the people. Our state continues to be in better shape as a result of your leadership.
I’m writing to alert you to something that needs urgent action to protect the people of the Commonwealth. Right now, quietly and under our noses, NSTAR is replacing analog meters with “SMART METERS”. Last week NSTAR came to do what the technician called “routine maintenance” on our meter in Roslindale (Boston). My husband and I did not think much of it and let the technician go about his business.
Ever since then I have not felt quite right physically and I am a very healthy 35 year old woman. At first I thought it was little bug that was making me dizzy but it has persisted and has not been accompanied by any flu like symptoms.
So, today I happen to come across some information about the health dangers of being exposed to the Radiation that is produced from the “smart meters”, I went outside to look at my meter, and sure enough, it’s a smart meter. The symptoms that are said to accompany exposure match my symptoms. What I feel in my body right now is like what I feel when I go through the new screening xrays at the airport (which I now avoid).
I propose that we legislate a moratorium on the installation EMF emitting smart meters, to protect the longterm health of the people in Boston, and in the Commonwealth. The radio frequencies used in these meters can interrupt brain development in children, cause cellular damage which can lead to cancer, fertility problems, a breakdown of our DNA over the long term. Over the short term they cause dizziness, headaches and a general “out of it feeling”, which is what I am currently experiencing.
I request your immediate attention on this issue. I cannot protect myself against this alone and am deeply concerned about the current and long term effects this will have on my health and the health of my community. This technology and it’s long term effect on public health has not been properly studied. I know you agree that public health is a priority.
As I’m sure you know, smart meters are being utilized to stabilize the grid, which is an important goal, but this must not be done at the expense of the health of the people. There are other options to stabilize the grid with smart metering that communicates over a secure fiber optic network. As is typical, one issue often connects with others issues. Fiber optic lines should become the new public utility that phone lines or power lines once were. This would eliminate the “smart meter” EMF exposure since that type of radioactive transmission would not be needed. Investing in and creating a Fiber Optic Utility would also serve to make Massachusetts a leader in the US in high speed communication while catching us up with Russia and Japan.
I know you have many pressing issues as our Governor, and I sincerely hope that you will be inspired to make this public health issue a priority in the short term. In the long term I hope you will promote the creating of a fiber optic utility.
Here is a link to an informative talk about the health risks of smart meter.
I sincerely hope that you will watch this talk and do some other research, and that, in doing so, you will be compelled as I am to try to stop the current crop of “smart meters”.
Thank you so much for your service.