24 May '11, 2pm

Confronting the Smart Meter and Health Issue Link

Confronting the Smart Meter and Health Issue Link

photo by wonder ferret, creative commons Santa Clara, California -- Reporting from Connectivity Week . The conspiracy theories surrounding the mass deployment of smart meters include: Smart meters are overcharging customers (some truth in a few isolated cases, also see Bakersfield debacle .) The government can now control my electric blanket and refrigerator (no, not really) RF signals are causing consumer health problems (difficult to prove conclusively and we also need to assess cell phones, wi-fi sources, microwaves, and baby monitors.) RF signals are controlling my mind (no, these are not the smart meters we're looking for.) Case closed. Can we move on? Actually no, we can't. The proliferation of anti-smart meter citizen groups is a direct result of the lack of community outreach by the utilities in the smart meter rollout, according to the working groups at Connnectiv...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/sg-health-iss...

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