Irrational fears of smart meters cause unintelligence reaction

Smart Meter or Government Spy?
Experts say they are safe, but some worry smart meters are making them sick or are even spying on them.

Devised by utilities as a way to save energy, cut monthly bills and even reduce carbon emissions, “smart meters” that give more accurate data about a home’s electricity use are facing a backlash in communities across the country.

Some residents are now blaming the devices for health problems or fires, and say their two-way communications ability will allow utilities and the government to snoop on them.

These fears have forced some states to allow people to “opt-out” of the smart meter program, which supporters say will actually make them less effective in the long-run to yield environmental benefits.

Tip: Strange Times

It seems guaranteed that two things will cause problems when it comes to innovations for the public. One: it is related to some sort of “energy field” – electromagnetic field, radio waves – things such as wifi or electrical lines caused people to freak out. We also saw devices to protect you from cell phone radiation. All these scares were shown to be not valid.

Two, foist it on the public without their consent. Examples: fluoride in the water, HAARP. They will easily find a way to demonize it. Case in point, smart meters.

Public health officials point out that smart meters emit less radiation than cell phones — and they’re not used right next your head.

The Federal Communication Commission approved the use of smart meters by utilities and said their risk was minimal. Environmental health experts say the smart meters do not pose a serious health risk.

I’m not sure how to fix this unless it hits them in the wallet. Even then, someone SOMEWHERE will complain it has made them sick or has a nefarious purpose.

  6 comments for “Irrational fears of smart meters cause unintelligence reaction

  1. Mac
    March 15, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Yet the same dolts run around with magnets strapped to their joints claiming they fix the arthritis…

  2. RobertWilliams
    March 15, 2012 at 10:55 PM


 Video Interview: Nuclear Scientist, Daniel Hirsch, (5 minutes)

Video Interview: Dr. Carpenter, New York Public Health Department, Dean of Public Health, (2 minutes)

    3. The NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE Calls for Halt To Smart Meters in Homes and Schools.

    4. The WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION May 31 2011 placed the Non-ionizing radiation coming from Wireless Smart Meters (& some other wireless devices) on the Class 2-B CARCINOGEN LIST.

  3. March 15, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    You misunderstand science and evidence and prefer to rely on fear and hype.

    We don’t play that game here.

  4. Mac
    March 16, 2012 at 7:07 AM

    pseudo science clap trap.

    Ever hear of the inverse square law?

    Prolly not.

  5. Mark IV
    March 17, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    And yet… just because you’re paranoid, doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. This story is making the rounds on reputable sources.

    “CIA director just can’t wait to get your appliances to spy on you”

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