Time is Short: Take Action Today

From electricalpollution.com: Note: Deadline has been extended to Aug. 17th!!

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking comment on their proposal for upgrading smart meters.  Their proposal does not address safety concerns either with the switch-mode power supplies or public health concerns related to the chronic radiofrequency radiation exposure that the various transmitting meters cause.  These issues are ignored entirely.  They should not be.

A testing protocol, which this is, should include testing for problems with the switch-mode power supplies so experts able to comment on that are encouraged to file comments.

Consumers are encouraged to file comments asking that a standards and testing protocol address the issues of concern to them, such as testing to ensure that the switch mode power supply is not putting high frequency signals on their wiring, that the smart meters not be transmitting meters, that appropriate security protocols be in place to ensure that data is not hackable and is not for sale, and that consumer privacy is fully protected.  Those who have experienced health problems, please include a brief synopsis (remember these are public comments) and ask for a moratorium on the smart meter program for water, gas, and electrical services while safety problems are addressed.  You may want to include a couple of references(Ed.: You may also want to request that meters are required to be UL certified.)

Electronic comments should be sent to: Michaela Iorga at michaela.iorga@nist.gov, with a Subject line: NISTIR 7823

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2 Responses to Time is Short: Take Action Today

  1. max says:

    that a standards and testing protocol address the issues of concern to them, such as testing to ensure that the switch mode power supply is not putting high frequency signals on their wiring, that the smart meters not be transmitting meters, that appropriate security protocols be in place to ensure that data is not hackable and is not for sale, and that consumer privacy is fully protected. request that meters are required to be UL certified

    ask for a moratorium on the smart meter program for water, gas, and electrical services while safety problems are addressed.

  2. Ron says:

    So here’s the hollow answer you can expect from Michaela Iorga, Piled Higher & Deeper:
    Thank you for submitting comments to our NIST IR 7823 draft.
    We will take them into consideration as we update the document based on all of the received comments.

    Best,
    Michaela Iorga, Ph.D.
    Senior Security Technical Lead for Cloud Computing
    Computer Security Division
    Information Technology Laboratory
    National Institute of Standards and Technology

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