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To those who are concerned about the increase in Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) in our lives, be aware, as smart meters or digital meters are now being installed in the Byron Shire.

Smart meters are power meters which are remotely controlled and read. They sound convenient, but the evidence shows that they can cause substantial adverse health issues due to the increase of EMR as they emit EMR 24 hours a day at half hour intervals to provide information to your power company. Victorians objected to them when they were being installed in 2009 as they were compulsory, but NSW residents are being given a choice between smart meters or net meters. Net meters are manually read every 3three months instead of transmitting.

The NSW department of industry, resources and energy states that from December 1, 2017, all meters installed must be smart meters.

If your power company want to change your meter, investigate first. There is evidence of home fires in the US after installation and an increase in health issues.

Yes, we are currently being soaked in EMFs from phones, wifi etc but do we really need to risk anymore of it?

Check out stopsmartmeters.com.au.

Be especially aware if your power box is your bedroom side of the house, if you have health issues or if you have children.

 


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Terrible news on smart meters. Even though ‘net meters’ are being offered, people living next door to a neighbor with a smart meter, will be affected. I have children who are very sensitive to electromagnetic radiation and it’s getting more difficult to avoid these emissions so that they don’t get migraines and tachycardia.

    I was looking to move to the Byron Shire, but this is not an option with the rollout of smart meters.

    Thank you for the article.

  2. It would be much more convincing if people objecting to such matters as smart meters provided direct links to analyses by independent bodies – such as government health agencies that have reviewed the the range of peer-reviewed studies on the subject, rather than web-sites that support their point of view. The racist and bigoted nonsense of the Hansonites and the the views of climate-change deniers thrives on the endless link to, and repetition of, misinformation originating from mainly US websites. It is important that the public gets this sort of issue right. Most people will be on the grid, and more and more families are using air-conditioners, dishwashers and electric ovens, and tend to do so at peak times using electricity that is above the base load and so less likely to be generated from renewable sources. Smart meters offer great potential in encouraging people to reduce that peak time of electricity with its higher carbon footprint. Smart meters are also an excellent way to provide pre-paid electricity to low income people, reducing non-payment of electricity bills, and the flow-on dependence on more expensive alternatives that also carry a higher fire risk (for this reason smart meters have been rolled out in third world countries like Nauru). So if there is an issue with smart meters we need independent, not selective, analyses of the science. In respect of the issue of people having Smart meters next door, if someone believes they are was affected by the meter, can they not sue the neighbour or the electricity supplier? Perhaps I am being a bush lawyer, but as I understand it would be a civil case and so decided on the basis of balance of probability – the courts could consider if on the all the available expert evidence the electromagnetic radiation caused the migraines or whatever.

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