SMART Meters

SMART meters are scheduled for mass deployment on our homes. They emit high levels of electromagnetic radiation and gather data to share with third parties. SMART METERS are often placed on your home without permission. If you go Solar or build a new home, you will automatically get a SMART meter installed.

What You Need To Know

Dr. Laura Pressley:
SMART Meter Before & After Measurements

Poor Sleep

Electro-magnetic & radio-frequency radiation emitted from wireless devices, Wi-Fi and SMART infrastructure reduce melatonin levels (the hormone that regulate sleep). This can dramatically distrub our circadiam rhythms and impair the length, quality and ‘deep restful sleep’ that we need to heal and grow.

SMART Meters pulse wireless RF/Microwave signals every 5-30 seconds that can measure more than 60,000 uW/m2. Based on building biologist guidelines safety zones for sleeping areas is >1.00uW/m2. 

Unfortunately, many SMART meters are installed on the exterior of bedroom walls. In apartment buildings there can be several SMART meters installed in the same place. 

Ensure to locate your meter box, and protect your sleep by avoiding exposure. This could mean pulling your bed away from the wall, changing bedrooms, opting out of an installation, or demanding that the wireless transmitting device be disabled. 

Increased Costs

Dr Laura Pressley demonstrates that there is an average 50% increase in electricity costs after SMART meter installations. SMART meters consume more power than standard meters as they regularly send data back to the power company singificantly increasing your electricity bill. 

Poor Health

Smart meters emit Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation; this is the same type of radiation that microwave ovens use to cook food. In 2011 the “IARC“, part of the World Health Organization, classified RF Radiation as a possible “carcinogenic”, which means “cancer causing”. And there are hundreds of studies, some dating back to the 1960’s, that link RF Radiation to cancer, impaired immune functioning, neurological disturbances and DNA damage. 

Dr. Carpenter SMART Meter Dangers

The Sage Report found many instances where wireless meters will violate FCC public safety limits in the manner they are installed and operated … No positive assertion of safety can be made … Currently, the data made available by the utilities that are installing smart meters is non-existent, piecemeal and without sufficient basis to verify.

Sage, Feb 2011

…we are creating a potential time bomb. If smart meters are placed on every home, they will contribute significantly to our exposure and this is both unwise and unsafe.

Magda Havas, PhD, Professor of Environmental & Resource StudiesTrent University (Canada)

…the inauguration of smart meters with grudging and involuntary exposure of millions to billions of human beings to pulsed microwave radiation should immediately be prohibited…

Olle Johansson, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

What Can You Do?

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Attach a “Do NOT Install Smart Meter” NOTICE onto your electricity box

Photograph and record the notice with date, meter numbers and placement. You may also want to consider contacting your electricity provider by sending a letter by registered mail to make sure they don’t install one. Opt-out.
Download Legal Notice OR Buy A Sticker Here

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Protect Your Sleep

If the SMART meter is installed outside near a bedroom, make sure the head of your bed is not up against that wall- or consider changing bedrooms altogether!

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Disable the Wireless Transmitter

If your electricity company has already installed a SMART meter on your home, contact them by registered mail and demand a standard meter be installed instead or get them to disable the wireless transmitter.

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Shield Yourself

Consider installing a SMART meter shield or paint the wall behind the smart meter with EMF blocking paint.

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