Recently, a professional woman living and working from her home in Midtown, NYC shared her concerns that the co-op board in her building had just passed a vote to install Smart Meters for every apartment in her building. She had read somewhere that Smart Meters were harmful because they gave off EMFs. She admitted to not knowing much about EMFs. This is the case for 99% of all Americans.
Apparently, now, there is no escape from Smart Meters for New Yorkers. Yes, many any of us city-folk have incorrectly presumed that these noxious devices were a location-specific affliction limited to the American Suburb. At this moment, their epidemic virus-like installation is being naively approved by an alarmingly increasing number of co-op and condo boards throughout our fair city.
Since when did New Yorkers become so gullible that we just take anyones' word for anything, especially a corporation's word?
Your local Power Company's sales representative will tell you that Smart Meters operate or function within US safety standard guidelines. Yes, this is not a lie. What he doesn't tell you is that US government safety standard guidelines for electromagnetic fields are 80 years out-dated and happen to be the worst safety standards in the world. (Read: The Body Electric, by Robert O. Becker for the EMF back-story.)
Well, here's the modern truth: Smart Meters are not safe. In fact, they may be even more harmful than that cell tower down the block or the power line running under your sidewalk. Do you really need another randomly pulsed electromagnetic field pummeling your brain and body 24/7?
Last night, I watched a live Facebook video podcast where the guest health expert answered a viewer's question about what to do about her recent sleeping problems that were presumably caused by a newly installed Smart Meter. The health expert replied, "Distance is your friend." (Granted, this was not this particular expert's field of competence. She meant well, though the answer was not quite correct.)
"Distance is your friend," is a cliche that we EMF consultants use for the remediation of ELF (Extremely Low Frequency Radiation) but, not RF (Radio Frequency Radiation.) In the case of a Smart Meter, you would have to get nearly a 1/4 mile to a mile, or in metric distances; 0.4 to 1.6 kilometers further distance; depending on which random pulse among billions per second you wanted to avoid. To follow this poorly advised EMF remediation recommendation would have been quite difficult for that sleepy questioner because she would have to pick up and move her entire house or apartment building. (I hope you found this funny. For our own health, we all need to laugh, often; even when things look grim.)
Radio Frequency radiation requires EMF shielding. In the case of a Smart Meter, you can shield from the back-side of the meter, but not the front. If you put a screen mesh over the front, then the signals can't be connected to other Smart meters on the grid. The power company will be alerted and will then proceed to sending someone out to tear off your RF shielding mesh. If you persist, then you will be charged with a fine or a summons to appear in court for destruction of property; even if the meter is barnacled onto the wall outside your home or one is pointed at your home.
Another issue is that even if you shield the back of the meter, then a part of your projected signal can still reflect back on to you from your next door neighbor's wall, albeit with lesser intensity. You are also being pulsed by other Smart Meters in your proximity. Shielding for Smart Meters is somewhat akin to "putting your finger in the dike."
Dr. Martin Blank, PhD, Columbia University, tells the story of the frog and the kettle of water cooking on the stove. If the water is boiling and you throw a frog in, it will immediately jump out of the kettle. But, if the flame is on simmer and the water heats very slowly, then the frog will be comfortably cooked to death. Dr. Blank equates our current EMF health dilemma to the second instance. (View the lecture here: RESEARCH.)
The following is a copy/paste/edit of an article I wrote a few years ago on the issue of how WiFi radio frequencies effect melatonin production and hence: sleep patterns. The same issue applies to Smart Meters. As you may already know, melatonin is integral for proper sleep function. It is also essential for our auto-immune response.
Earth's magnetic fields shift each day from short daytime waves to long night-time waves. Our brains instinctively sense this magnetic shift signaling our pineal glands to produce melatonin. In 2016, Dr. Joseph Kirschvink proved that our brains contain biogenic magnetite within the cerebral cortex and cerebellum fostering our brains' ability to sense the changes in polarity from shifts in Earth's magnetic fields.
The Smart Meter is the big and nasty cousin of the WiFi router. It typically sends a signal in the 902 - 932 MHz (Megahertz) to 2.4GHz (Gigahertz) range. This is a more penetrating frequency than just your average 2.4 GHz signal that can already penetrate through brick.
Inside your modem are two WiFi signals. One is an adaptive modulating 42 bands between 2.401 GHZ- 2.495 GHz and the other is 5 GHz. Today, some modems range to 6 GHZ. 2.4 GHz means that the emitted signal has 2.4 billion short daytime-like EMF pulses per second (approximately 5 inches long) penetrating your body, 24/7. These are both particles and waves traveling at the speed of light, that are unevenly pulsed and electrically charged. They often have an upsetting effect on our sleep patterns by effecting Theta and Delta brainwaves. With their daytime-like short and rapid waves, WiFi and Smart Meter radiation can confound our pineal glands into perceiving that it is daytime thus stopping production of melatonin. This will eventually cause us to wake. Hence, we will not get the necessary sleep to grow and repair our cells.
In NYC, if you add up the hundreds of WiFi's, thousands of cell phones and other wireless devices, residential cell towers within every quarter of a mile, and now Smart Meters to your proximity; it is a wonder that any one of us gets any sleep.
WiFi and Smart meters adversely effect your sleep function and your health. The big difference between a WiFi router and a Smart Meter is that you can power-off your WiFi at night, but you can't power-off the Smart Meter.
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