• ‘Smart’ meter radiation is a Class 2B carcinogen according to the World Health Organization (pdf), at least 100x the exposure from a cell phone, say UC Nuclear experts. Like living within 500 feet of a major cell tower, according to Sage Associates. Thousands report adverse health effects to the PUC, yet installations continue as if nothing is wrong.
• “Smart’ meters violate privacy, recording every detail of your power usage – a permanent search warrant into your home- data that can be shared with law enforcement officials and other corporations. Watch this short video for the full scoop.
What to Do:
SEND A LETTER TO YOUR UTILITY BY CERTIFIED MAIL- LET THEM KNOW YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO A ‘SMART’ METER ON YOUR HOME
• If you are present during an attempted installation, you have the right to tell the installer to leave your property, even if you are a renter at an apartment or a worker at a business. If they fail to comply, call the police and report a trespasser.
• Lock up your analog meter to prevent illegal installation by the utility in your absence.
• Meet your neighbors and declare a “smart meter free zone” in your neighborhood- defend your street together!
• If you already have a smart meter, you have the right to have it removed from your home. Purchase an analog meter at an electricity supply shop and hire an electrician to swap it out. Then lock it up so your utility can’t steal it.