Smart Meters – Global Research

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29-07-19 03:51:00,

Smart Meters use wireless radio frequencies to transmit electrical, gas and water usage information direct to the utility companies. These meters are designed to transmit pulsed microwave radiation frequently (sometimes every few seconds). Smart meters are already rolled out in many other countries, where there have been reports of health problems, price hikes, overcharging and some incidents of smart meters going on fire. 

Existing Analogue Meters are safer for you and your family.

Not Healthy

Acute health problems reported where smart meters are installed include heart palpitations, chest pain, inability to concentrate, feeling faint, headaches, dizziness, irritability, nausea, sleep difficulties, and tinnitus and auditory problems. Health complaints . Many people have had no choice but to leave their homes as a result of illness from smart meter radiation.

Smart Meters can also cause Dirty Electricity.

Accumulative long-term exposure to microwave radiation can lead to depression, chronic illnesses, Alzheimer’s, neurological illnesses and cancers. Children, the elderly and those with already compromised health are most at risk of developing acute or long-term illnesses from exposure to smart meters.

Smart Meters have also been known to interfere with heart pacemakers and other  implanted medical devices.

Even Smart Meter industry leaders have admitted privately that they are aware of health effects and other problems associated with them  “There really are people who feel pain, etc., related to EMF,..” See this.

Not Green

Trees, plants, animals and birds can all be affected by smart meter radiation See here.

Smart Meters are not environmentally friendly. Consider the huge environmental cost to produce millions of new meters and to dispose of analogue meters, as well as installing a new smart grid  – an unnecessary expense as existing analogue meters work perfectly well.

Smart meters will be on all the time, collecting information and sending out pulsed radiation.  Extra electricity will be required to power the communications masts needed for the Smart Grid, and computer Data Centres to collect and store all this information are huge consumers of energy.

Do not believe the spin about Smart Meters helping to combat climate change.  Smart Meters are not environmentally friendly and are not carbon neutral.

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Fires and Electrical Problems From Smart Meters and Digital Utility Meters

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23-07-19 06:03:00,

By Nina Beety

Smart and digital meters are electronic devices which vary considerably from traditional analog electromechanical meters. Differences in design and function, including basic design flaws ignoring National Electrical Code rules, create an enormous fire and electrical hazard in every community. Deaths, injuries, and property damage have occurred in the U.S. and internationally as a result of these electronic meters.

This week I released a 50-page overview on the fire and electrical hazards of Smart Meters, ERTs, AMI, AMR, PLC and other digital utility meters used in the U.S. and Canada. Fire season is here, and with it, even greater risks to the public. Most people are unaware that the most preventable fire hazard may be these meters on the side of their homes and every building in their community.

These issues and vulnerabilities include:

  • Inadequate surge protection
  • No direct path to ground
  • No circuit breaker
  • “Catastrophic failure”
  • Overheating
  • Inferior materials
  • Faulty remote disconnect switches
  • Circuit boards
  • Meters don’t fit sockets
  • Thinner meter blades
  • Malfunctioning temperature alarms and sensors
  • Switching mode power supply (SMPS) surges and transients damaging appliances and electrical equipment
  • RF signal and transients routed onto building wiring
  • Interference with AFCIs/GFCIs
  • Flammable Lithium batteries in digital electric, natural gas, and water meters
  • No Protective Device Coordination Study
  • Poor installation quality and Inadequate installer training
  • Vibration and heat caused by RF emissions
  • Violation of FCC Grants of Equipment Authorization

Traditional analog electric meters are typically protected by spark-gap technology (like a spark plug) that has a direct connection to the ground. When there are overcurrent conditions (such as a high voltage line coming into contact with a lower voltage line, or lightening strikes) or electrical surges, the current “jumps the gap” and is conducted directly to the ground. This provides protection to a building, its wiring, and all devices connected to it, as well as the meter.

Smart and other digital electric meters do not have spark gap technology, do not have a direct connection to ground and do not have a circuit breaker.

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