1er août 2016 – Source : NaturalNews
Les citoyens de l’État de New York exigent que les entreprises de
services publics offrent une alternative aux «compteurs intelligents»,
en raison de préoccupations croissantes sur la sécurité et la santé.
(NaturalNews) Citizens of New York State are demanding that utility
companies provide an alternative to « smart meters, » due to increasing
concerns over safety and health.
Digital utility (DU) meters, commonly known as smart meters, have
been linked to a number of serious health issues, and have also been
known to cause fires and electrical problems.
In a letter addressed to the Daily Freeman, Michele Hertz and Toby
Stover of Stop Smart Meters NY expressed their concerns on behalf of
citizens regarding the meters, which have been installed throughout the
state over the past few years to replace analog utility meters which
have been used for decades with few problems.
Hertz and Stover wrote:
« Where DU meters are installed, thousands of people are reporting
insomnia, heart palpitations, tinnitus, diarrhea, anxiety, inflammation,
headaches, rashes, high blood pressure, strokes, cancer, as well as
electrical problems and fires. »
Smart meters made in China were approved without testing or UL certification
The letter also points out the fact that the DU meters being installed
were manufactured in China, and were approved by the New York State
Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) without any UL certification or
testing for « microwave radiation emissions, electrical and fire code
compliance or privacy and security risks. »
Hertz and Stover accuse the utility industry – with the complicity of
the NYSPSC – of putting the public at risk in pursuit of profits.
« Already, there is sufficient evidence to warrant banning DU meters,
including the so-called digital ‘opt-out’ meter. Yet utilities and the
NYSPSC have known about this since 2010 and have done nothing while
« Analog meters, used for decades with few complaints, protect our privacy and do not utilize unsafe technology. »
More than 1,000 Woodstock residents have signed a petition demanding a
no-fee analog meter option. Several other New York communities have
also signed resolutions calling for no-fee analog meter choices.
Smart meter risks
So just how dangerous are smart meters?
The Centre for Research on Globalization reports that exposure to the
electromagnetic radiation (EMR) produced by smart meters causes
« myriad devastating health effects, » including:
« DNA damage, abnormal genetic and hormonal changes, sperm damage,
pregnancy complications, weakening of the blood-brain barrier,
disturbance of voltage-gated calcium channels (for example, in the
heart), degradation of immunity, and certain types of cancers. »
These effects on human health have been confirmed by numerous
peer-reviewed studies, as documented by the Global Research website.
Children, pregnant women and the elderly are particularly at risk from
the negative health effects of EMR.
Smart meters also pose a threat to privacy; the EMF Safety Network
calls them « surveillance devices » which provide detailed information
about everything that takes place in the home, from when you cook or
turn on a light, to whether or not you are at home or entertaining
In California, for example, utility companies have admitted that this
information is being provided to the government and third parties.
Smart meters are also easy targets for hackers.
So what’s really behind the push for these dangerous, privacy-threatening smart meters?
At least part of the answer is certainly the money involved.
Smart meters can cost hundreds of dollars per household, and the
so-called « opt-out » programs generate even more money for the utility
companies. In fact, some are calling the opt-out programs a
« pay-us-not-to-hurt-you » racket.
As it turns out, there’s absolutely nothing « smart » at all about
the smart meter scheme – except for the fact that it’s a smart way for
utility companies to turn a massive profit while endangering the health
and privacy of the nation’s citizens.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/054839_smart_meters_health_effects_New_York.html#ixzz4GadyPj53
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