The Wireless Industry’s Attack on Our Quality of Life


Outdoor areas near smart meters or cell towers have become “no go” areas for many people, inhibiting social interaction and weakening communities, making successful activist interventions more difficult

At Stop Smart Meters! we talk a lot about the (now dizzying) amount of evidence piling up that wireless microwave radiation causes cancer and other illnesses.  But what about the (often less tangible) effects that this radiation is having on the quality of our lives?

We receive a steady flow of e-mails, calls, and letters from people in the US and around the world, describing in detail how smart meters, wi-fi, cell phone towers, and other wireless technologies are damaging not just their health, but their lived experiences, in many cases cutting people off from friends and family, and parts of their community.  Even making large areas of their homes virtual “no go” areas.

Sometimes these messages of loss and damage, lives cut short or constrained, make us just want to cry. I spoke to a woman over the weekend who lives in North Carolina, a state with backward policies (and not just on smart meters).  She has Lyme Disease, lives alone, is weak and disabled, sickened from the radiation.   A few weeks ago, while she was at home, and without knocking, two men from Duke Energy climbed over her fence, escorted by a police officer, to disconnect her electricity after she had the smart meter on her home removed.  Faced with the necessity of heating and lighting her home and feeding herself, she capitulated and agreed to have a smart meter back on her home.  She says the radiation has been like torture and she is now contemplating suicide because she does not see a way out.

A mother in Minnesota contacted us the other day:

20160806_194311“The large cell tower across the street is microwaving my house. After I shut down all wireless the readings in my house were still very high. I can shut off my wireless but I can’t shut off that damn tower. I’m so angry I cant even see straight. I feel violated in my own home. As a single Mom I’ve struggled for years financially. I can’t afford anything else and this puts me between a rock and nowhere. I haven’t been on any kind of vacation in 13 years and my hope was to one day put in a patio area behind my home to create my own little haven to make it at least feel like I have my own little oasis, but with the insane levels all around my house from that tower I have scratched that idea. My son has been wanting a basketball hoop for years and I hoped to find a used one for him to put in our driveway but now that is not an option either. I had dreams for this house. It’s mine…it’s all I own.”

These are just two stories out of the millions of people whose health and quality of life is being diminished by unnecessary RF radiation. Our communities need not be like this- polluted places to bear and suffer through rather than enjoy and participate in. That criminal theft and taking by the wireless industry will not soon be forgotten.

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Wireless Corporations Face Rebellion from Parents, Teachers

If a serious rebellion against genotoxic wireless air pollution is to be mounted, it may very well be sparked in the schools. What parent or teacher (or child for that matter) with any shred of conscience could look at the results of the recent National Toxicology Program Study results (where 1 in 12 male rats developed cancer from routine cell phone radiation exposure) and think that is a perfectly acceptable gamble to take with the lives of our kids to allow people to stream the latest celebrity chatterboxes on their smart phones?

The benefits of internet access are not dependent on wireless technology- we can and must re-wire computers in schools with ethernet cables as a matter of urgency to protect our children from harmful radiation exposure.

If school boards, principals, and PTA’s aren’t able to get it together to protect our children and remove wireless equipment from schools,  parents and children may be forced to act of their own accord. The interests of “Ed Tech” do not outweigh the right to a safe and healthy environment in schools.

Below is an encouraging news update sent out by UC Berkeley Professor Joel Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the School of Public Health at
UC Berkeley whose website is a great resource for those interested in following the science and media coverage of the issue of wireless health harm:

Parents succeed in blocking cell tower at San Francisco Bay Area high school
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, Oct 5, 2016

(The following report is based upon a parent who attended the meeting.)

At a school board meeting in Danville, California last night, concerned parents successfully protested the placement of cellular transmission equipment at the San Ramon Valley High School football stadium.

The board’s decision not to allow the cell tower was unanimous.

Several parents showed up to speak about their concerns. They persuaded a couple of board members about the health concerns. At least one board member was persuaded due to a concern that the cell tower may adversely impact real estate values in the neighborhood near the school.

One board member referred to the research studies presented by the parents as “internet junk science.” Although she wasn’t persuaded by the research, she decided that the $25,000 the school district would receive each year for the cell tower wasn’t enough to fight over.

Two days ago NBC Chicago aired an excellent news story (below) about cell towers in Chicago-area schools. (Check out the interactive map at the end of  the article which shows all cell towers on school property and the amount of revenue each school receives.)

ABC, CBS, and NBC local affiliates in Washington, D.C. have been covering a similar controversy at an elementary school in Fairfax County, Virginia (see link below).

The school cell tower and Wi-Fi controversies are heating up across the country as many parents have become aware of the health effects of exposure to wireless radiation since the federal government’s report in May that the National Toxicology Program found that exposure to cell phone radiation can cause cancer.

See recent TV news stories re: opposition to cell towers in residential neighborhoods
and wireless radiation health risks to children.

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Smart Meter Data at Crux of Arkansas Murder Case

James Bates, before he was accused of murder by Bentonville, AR police based on his smart water meter readings.

Imagine this scenario:

You just got a bonus at work, bought a new barbecue smoker and a large hot tub at your suburban home. Your 5-year old son (whom you have custody of) is at his mother’s home for the Thanksgiving holiday and you decide to invite a few pals over to watch the game on TV, and kick back and drink some beers.

As the evening passes, vodka shots are downed, more beer is drunk, people are enjoying the hot tub. It gets late, and you decide to go to bed.  A couple of your friends are still in the jacuzzi. You go inside the house and get in bed, lay around and text some friends, and make a few drunk, aborted calls.  You drift off to sleep, wake up around 9:30am the next morning, walk out into your kitchen, look out your back window, and see one of your guests from the previous night face down in the hot tub, apparently drowned and not responding.  You call 911. The police and then the coroner come.

This is what happened on the night of November 21st, 2015, according to the host of the party, James Bates, a resident of Bentonville, Arkansas.

Three days later, still reeling from the tragic events of that night, the police told Bates that they believed his friend Victor Collins, a former law enforcement officer, was murdered.

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A Mueller water meter of the type that Bentonville police extracted data from to charge James Bates with murder.

Then, 3 months after the incident, police came and arrested Bates on the charge of 1st degree murder. The arrest was based largely on smart water meter readings they obtained–without a warrant–from the City of Bentonville Water Department.

Police claim that this data shows that Bates used a significant amount of water between 1am and 3am, water that prosecuters say was used to spray down his patio. The police case is outlined in this affidavit.

In an exclusive interview with Stop Smart Meters!, Bates insisted on his innocence and said that his friend’s death was a tragedy, and must have been the result of combining a lot of liquor, a jacuzzi, and a late night. He told us that Collins was found by medical examiners to have had a .32 blood alcohol content when he died.

Bates also speculates that the smart meter data is not accurate and that the timing on the meter must have been off (possibly switched between AM/PM). He asserts that he can prove he used approximately that same amount of water to fill the hot tub earlier that day. He says it is notable that the smart meter data report obtained by the Bentonville police department does not reflect any large consumption of water used earlier that day.

google_cctvThe use of smart meter data by law enforcement to charge someone with murder is a stark example of where violations of privacy can mean the difference between a life of freedom and a life in prison.

With the numerous reports of inaccuracies, switched meters, and wireless transmission problems with smart meters, it is more than a little disturbing that law enforcement is now basing criminal indictments on spy devices installed stealthily–and most of the time without permission–in your home. If accessing private data from your smart meter without a warrant is considered acceptable by society, then why not deploy CCTV in everyone’s living room, and have live feeds direct to police headquarters. Where does the creeping surveillance end?

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 3.03.37 PMThis case shows that detailed monitoring of activities within the home is a key design feature of the smart grid and smart meters, and that law enforcement is presently using this detailed data about one’s private activities in the home–without a warrant–to prosecute individuals on charges as serious as murder. This is what Stop Smart Meters! and many other privacy advocates have warned would happen if we accepted smart meters onto our homes and businesses.  Now the chickens are coming home to roost, and like everything else related to the smart meter program, the utilities and the governments who cover for them continue to lie through their teeth.

Screen Shot 2016-08-25 at 3.19.49 PMExhibit A: In Naperville, Illinios, where a 4th amendment case against the city’s smart meter program continues to simmer in the courts, one of the arguments that the city has used to defend against the charge that their smart meters are violating the Constitution, is that if the police needed smart meter usage data, they would first obtain a court-ordered search warrant. The James Bates case shows that in practice, law enforcement is obtaining this data routinely without a warrant, and in direct violation of the 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution.

Following are two citations from the legal record, showing  a blatant inconsistency in how the promise of smart meter data confidentiality by authorities contrasts with the reality of an official lack of regard for due process and protection of individual privacy.

The Promise (from Naperville’s 4th amendment case):

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The Reality (from Bentonville, AR Police Affidavit):

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The repercussions of these clear 4th amendment violations are deadly serious–for James, and for everyone who values privacy, truth and justice.

A promotional poster for Mueller smart meter mesh network system- the same system in place in James Bates' Bentonville neighborhood

A promotional poster for Mueller smart meter mesh network system- the same system in place in James Bates’ Bentonville neighborhood


Local Mainstream Media Coverage:


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40/29 TV Coverage

NWA Newscast


You can contact James Bates’ attorney, Kim Weber, via email, at, or by phone at (479) 381-0865. Those with a technical or detailed knowledge of wireless water meter mesh network systems are encouraged to contact.

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Smart Meter Injury Testimonials

California residents return smart meters en masse to the utility in an early action coordinated by

More than a dozen California residents injured by smart meter radiation returned their smart meters en masse to the utility in an effective 2011 direct action

If you ever think to yourself, “oh maybe it’s not that bad- maybe people are exaggerating the health threat posed by smart meters…” read this document (pdf) and print it out for your family.

The document contains Stop Smart Meters! official testimony that we submitted as part of the Maine Supreme Court case. It includes dozens of firsthand testimonials from people who were injured primarily by PG&E “Smart” Meters.  We’ve also submitted similar testimony in proceedings in the United Kingdom and recently, in New Mexico.

We’ve permanently linked the document at the top of the “Don’t Miss” menu on the right side of our site, so you can easily find it. To watch a video of the ladies above, and others speaking about the serious health impacts that led them to take direct action and have the meters removed from their properties, click here. Links to peer-reviewed science that backs up the thousands of these testimonials can be found on our Science Page.

The Evidence is in.  It’s Time to Act.

Posted in California, Citizen rebellion, Electro-Hyper-Sensitivity, health effects, Maine, neighborhood organizing, PG&E, radio-frequency radiation, Safety, Santa Cruz County, Smart Grid, U.K. | 2 Comments

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