FAQ: Health Issues

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PLEASE NOTE OUR DISCLAIMER. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT INTENDED TO SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE AND IS INFORMATIONAL ONLY.

Q: My “smart” meter is making me sick. What can I do?

First, if you are in immediate distress, act to help yourself in the short term by trying different things to change your exposure to the meter. Sleep in a different room if it is further from the meter; leave your home or stay with a friend for a while (if they don’t have a “smart” meter); or change where you habitually spend time in the house.  Remove other sources of EMF from your living environment (microwave ovens, cordless and cell phones, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, baby monitors, wifi routers, etc.)  You could also try turning off your electricity at the breaker (put ice packs in your fridge to keep it cold).  Monitor your health to see if these changes help you feel better.

Try camping or backpacking in an area away from electricity, cell towers, and smart meters. Many people discover that they feel normal again when they remove themselves from EMF’s for a couple of days.  Take off your shoes and socks and walk around in dirt or on the grass barefoot- this helps to “ground” you.

Make your problem known: file a complaint with your public utilities commission, your utility, contact local, state or federal government officials, and call local media. Share your health complaint on EMFSafetyNetwork.org (“Smart Meter Health Complaints”). CPUC complaints here.  Complaints should also be sent to the California Department of Public Health, Response@cdph.ca.gov, CDPH P.O. Box 997377, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377.

SUBMIT A COMPLAINT HERE: SmartMeterHelp.com

Seek medical help with your symptoms while you work to get your problem resolved. You may go to an informed environmental physician or other health provider (preferably one who understands electrical sensitivities) or your informed family doctor, to discuss the matter. It may help to download a study describing the health effects of RF radiation and print this page.  Your physician may document the condition, make a diagnosis, and if he/she feels it is related, may write you a letter that can be presented to your state’s public utilities commission and local utility, to request opting out of the “smart” meter program, removing it, or making any other appropriate arrangements. Document whatever you do.

See the question about getting a meter off your house. See also section on shielding.

Q: Why is my “smart” meter affecting my health?

As we discussed above in questions about the power of the pulses and how often they happen, it might be possible that it is the very bizarre and erratic nature of the emissions that are making people ill. We are not medical experts or scientists, and so don’t make claims about the reasons for your distress.

But the complaints and stories received by this website and elsewhere make it clear that, for whatever reason, these meters make some people sick, and often in similar ways.

Q: What is electro-sensitivity? What can I do to help myself if I am electro-sensitive?

Some people have or develop symptoms of physical distress in the presence of electro-magnetic or radio-frequency fields (or both). There are many symptoms associated with this type of sensitivity, and the main key in determining whether EMF fields are the cause of the problem is seeing what happens when you lessen or avoid exposure.

This very informative page on EMFSafetyNetwork.org may answer your questions. There are many links to other sites as well as suggestion for healing on that website.

Here is another informational page,  What is Electro-sensitivity? on a site call Wireless Precaution.

Q: Who can I complain to about the health effects I’ve experienced from “smart” meters?

We encourage anyone adversely affected to complain directly to their public utilities commission, their utility, and local government representatives. Local media can be enlisted. California Public Utilities Commission complaints here. Follow up in writing and on the phone to be sure that the CPUC is taking action on your complaint. Complaints should also be sent to the California Department of Public Health, Response@cdph.ca.gov, –or CDPH P.O. Box 997377, Sacramento, CA 95899-7377.

SUBMIT A COMPLAINT HERE: SmartMeterHelp.com

Visit ElectricalPollution.com’s excellent article “Transmitting Smart Meters Pose a Serious Threat to Public Health”, with information on actions to take and how to report these problems to authorities in the USA.

CPUC Commissioner Phone Numbers:

Michael Peevey             415-703-2971

Timothy Simon              415-703-2284

Mike Florio                    415-703-1840

Catherine Sandoval        415-703-2593

Q: Is electro-sensitivity covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

We have tried to obtain information about this, without much luck. The best we’ve heard is that such a designation is on a case-by-case basis.

In New Mexico, electro-sensitive and activist Arthur Firstenberg came up against the wireless powers that be, and found that ADA is trumped by the power of the wireless industry to install antennas where they wish.  On July 5, 2011, a federal district court judge in New Mexico ruled that the Telecommunications Act preempts the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), even if such an interpretation would “condemn a class of citizens to death because of their disability.” (Firstenberg v. City of Santa Fe, Case # 1:11-cv-00008-JAP-WDS)

Please connect with other sensitive people via EMFSafetynetwork.org—because only by working together and supporting each other can we change this discrimination and harm.

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7 Responses to FAQ: Health Issues

  1. lsk says:

    In the Firstenberg case, the case was thrown back to the lower court, and so this ruling doesn’t stand.

  2. jjh says:

    Any ruling that the Telecommunications Act preempts the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) would be in error if only because the ADA is grounded in the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. And, as Justice Sandra Day O’Conner, concurring, asserted in Elk Grove Unified Sch. District v. Newdow, “[t]here are no de minimis violations of the Constitution—no constitutional harms so slight that the court is obliged to ignore them.” 542 U.S. 1, 36-37 (2004).

  3. Daniel Purisch says:

    Hi. My name is Daniel. I am from Baltimore Maryland. At the end of September 2013, BGE came to my building and installed 11 Smart Meters in the basement. I opt out and the only meter they did not replace was mine otherwise would have been 12 smart meters. Since i live on top of the basement aprox 3 feet away from this bank of 11 Smart Meters i been having nausea, dizziness, headaches and sleep problems. I decided to stay at my sisters house and the symptoms dissapeared. I don’t know what to do. Please help me.

    • Elizabeth Stiglet says:

      We need to keep this information moving. I also had bad headaches. That is how I found this meter on my home. There are attorneys on the web that are willing to read your story and
      might can help you. Us. Americans need to stand against these big telecumication companys. I am very upset over the ruthlessness of these electric company’s. God will not sleep!!!

  4. Richard Beckman says:

    I live in Illinois, am retired with disabilities. I have a heart condition, SVT Sinus Ventricular Tachycardia that I have problems for years. I had finally gotten control of my condition since my last ER visit in August of 2012. My old meter was not working properly having irregular readings. ComEd was charging me huge fees each month without reading my meter. The ComEd tech came out and found problems with the old meter. He then reported to ComEd that he did not find any problems with the meter. A few days later, a Smart Meter was installed. In just two days of installation, I began to have flu like symptoms. I have also had (7) SVT runs of which occurs prior to a major attack. I have many other symptoms to numerous to list. I have a physician that is currently writing a letter to the Illinois Commerce Commission and to ComEd to replace the Smart Meter. If I am not successful, I will order a dial meter and place a cage over it so it cannot be replaced.

  5. Kevin Mottus says:

    Everyone in the Anti-Wireless community and movement. You have your first of hopefully many Anti-Wireless Candidates Running for office.

    As you all know we cannot depend on our public officials to listen, understand or act to protect our population from increasing levels of RF radiation exposure from all sources of wireless (smart meters, cell phones, cell towers, Wif\Fi routers, Ipads, etc..) so we need to become those public officials.

    I am running for the House of Representatives in the influential Westside of Los Angeles 33rd Congressional District and I need your help. If you can help me by making phone calls to constituents or by donating to fund robocalls to thousands of citizens warning them of the dangers of RF radiation like the one I sent out yesterday, please email me.

    I cannot do this alone. I promise if elected to office, I will be the Anti-Wireless Warrior we have all been waiting and praying for. Enough have suffered and died unnecessarily.

    Please send this email to everyone you know and have ever known connected to the cause. You can see my website at: kevinmottus2014.com. You will see that I am very clear about the dangers of all forms of wireless and what needs to be done.

    Please help. It is time we made the changes that we have been begging, cajoling and wishing others would make for us. Email me if you can make calls.

    Kevin Mottus
    Anti-Wireless Candidate 33rd Congressional District
    kevinmottus2014@gmail.com
    kevinmottus2014.com

  6. patricia schy says:

    I do not wish to have a smart meter on my home in Warren, Mi now or ever

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