Health Experts from 20 Countries Caution About Smart Meter Risks

MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Children may particularly be at risk of developing electromagnetic hypersensitivity or diseases such as cancer from overexposure to radiofrequency(RF)/microwaves emitted by smart meters and other wireless devices, say 54 experts who have authored hundreds of peer-reviewed studies on the health effects of electromagnetic fields.

"Adverse neurological effects have been reported in people who sustain close proximity to wireless meters, especially under 10 feet," says an open letter recently endorsed by the experts from 20 countries, including Yury Grigoriev, Chair of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection.

Entitled "Smart Meters: Correcting the Gross Misinformation", the letter written by Dr David Carpenter, founder of the University at Albany School of Public Health, states notably:

"Wireless smart meters typically produce… millisecond-long RF bursts on average 9,600 times a day with a maximum of 190,000 daily transmissions… People in proximity to a smart meter are at risk of significantly greater aggregate of RF/microwave exposure than with a cell phone, not to mention the cumulative exposure received by people living near multiple meters mounted together, pole-mounted routers or utility collector meters using a third antenna to relay RF signals from 500 to 5,000 homes.'' 

"Many scientists and medical experts urgently recommend that measures following the Precautionary Principle be applied immediately — such as using wired meters — to reduce biologically inappropriate microwave exposure.''

Full text and list of the 54 experts :
Summary by UC Berkeley School of Public Health:

SOURCE: Éditions du 21e siècle Inc.

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