I would like to respond to some gross misinformation published on June 17 in your paper, attributed to Mr. Ted Olynyk, BC Hydro’s community relations manager (Letter to the Editor: Smart meter protesters share a wealth of misinformation).
The radio frequency signals emitted by smart meters definitely are NOT “similar to those emitted by televisions, radios and other common household devices.”
Mr. Olynyk needs to be told that: 1) smart meters contain two transmitters, both of which emit low-level pulsed non-thermal microwave radiation;
2) non-industry funded scientists know that pulsed non-thermal radiation is far more harmful to the cells and organs of any living thing;
3) non industry-funded scientists say that there is no such thing as a safe level of radiation, no matter how weak the signal;
4) the frequency on which a smart meter’s primary transmitter operates, 910 MHz, is one of the most dangerous frequencies imaginable, because it penetrates more deeply every organ of the human body; it also will cook food and heat liquids faster and more effectively than does the microwave oven frequency of 2.4 GHz – which, incidentally, is the frequency on which a smart meter’s second transmitter operates;
5) Just the 910 MHz transmitter alone emits, on average, 12,000 pulses to a maximum of 190,000 pulses per day;
6) effectively, smart meters are active 24/7/365 in perpetuity – contrary to what all electric utilities tell the public.
Should Mr. Olynyk or anyone at BC Hydro care to disagree with me, I will happily make myself available to debate the issue with them – in public, so that the public can judge for themselves who is telling the truth!
Retired electronic warfare officer