Concern with Smart meters growing all the time

Dear editor,

There is growing unease, both locally and in the wider world, concerning the proliferation of devices that emit electro magnetic radiation (EMR). The World Health Organization has put EMR in the category Class 2B carcinogens.  DDT (harmful pesticide) and lead are also included in this category.

The number of devices emitting these frequencies are increasing.

There is particular concern regarding the health of children in relation to EMR, who have not the dense skulls of adults to protect their brains. In Qualicum, a group calling themselves ‘Grandparents for Grandchildren’ blocked the erection of a receiver/transmitter of these electromagnetic radiofrequency waves by Shaw Cable, which was planned opposite an elementary school.

In Europe, France and Germany are withdrawing wireless technology (Wi-Fi) from all their schools.

In the Comox Valley, a group of people who are concerned about the emissions from ‘Smart’ meters have formed a coalition called Electro Health Awareness.

They are among those who are refusing to take ‘Smart’ meters and are being charged a monthly $32 “legacy fee” by  B.C. Hydro to keep their analog meters.

If B.C. Hydro sprayed DDT on your property, would you object?  Should you be fined if you did?

The effects of radiation are accumulative, meaning that to know the effects of these devices, we will have to wait many years.

Entire towns in Quebec are refusing to take ‘Smart’ meters,  the Province of Saskatchewan is refusing further installations of ‘Smart’ meters due to fire and health concerns and are recalling all 106,000 meters already installed.

Although we have all become accustomed to having Wi-Fi, baby monitors and cell phones etc., there is enough scientific evidence to suggest that we might need to revaluate whether convenience and habit is more important than the health of ourselves and the generations to come.

Electro Health Awareness can give information and support to people interested in having their homes measured so as to make a balanced decision about ‘Smart’ meters.

The contact for Electro Health Awareness is cvelectrohealth@gmail.com.

Hazel Lennox

Courtenay

 

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