Why Smart Meters Are Bad For You & How You Can Get Them Removed

Posted by on February 20, 2015 in Environment with 0 Comments

Catherine J. Frompovich | Activist Post 

Smart meter illegally invade your in-home privacy.

Smart meter illegally invade your in-home privacy.

“…[B]y enabling two-way, real-time communications,smart meters can give customers the information they need to control their own energy use and reduce their electricity cost,” so said Jim Marston, a ‘smart meter’ supporter with the Environmental Defense Fund. [1] [CJF emphasis added] 

That, obviously, is only one part of the serious issues regarding electromagnetic energy technology known as ‘Smart Meters’. So, if SMs can communicate information out of your house, what is it sending and to whom, especially if it’s transmitted via microwaves? Hopefully—or, is it only theory—that moment-by-moment surveillance data cannot be intercepted by anyone, including burglars or other identity thieving individuals. Regardless, there are serious doubts about that information’s security and risks. Moreover, there are dubious and rightful concerns that the information generated within every ‘smart-metered’-home is being sold to special interest commodity producers as ‘leads’ for their merchandising campaigns! 


As far as enabling the reduction of electricity costs for consumers, everyone complains that since a ‘smart meter’ was placed on their house, their electric bills have DOUBLED! So much for transparency and truth-in-advertising! Remember when consumers were sold a bill of goods that nuclear-power-generated electricity would be so cheap, that it wouldn’t have to be metered? [2] 

But, the most egregious of all problems with ‘smart meters’ is the apparent adverse health effects from the electromagnetic radiation they send into personal homes. That is a serious concern not only in the USA but in Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK, which makes one wonder or question if it’s related to the United Nations’ Agenda 21 or what’s called “one world government” and its surveillance techniques.

Rather interestingly and unapologetically, Jim Marston of the EDF said that the environmental benefits of the meters outweigh any such risk. [1] [CJF emphasis added] How callously outrageous! So, keeping that in mind, consumers have to know how to protect themselves, their children’s health, plus their homes, and that’s the reason for this article. It’s going to be a little long, but chock full of useful information. Have fun! 

Policy Report “Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” 

According to a Press Release from the National Institute for Science, Public Law and Policy, 

“Getting Smarter About the Smart Grid” states that Congress, state and local governments, as well as ratepayers, have been misled about the potential energy and cost saving benefits of the new “smart” meters, paid for in large part with taxpayer dollars, as well as ratepayer dollars. The report adds that the smart meters are confused with the much broader concept of the smart grid, and that the undue emphasis on meters diverts resources badly needed for key elements of a true smart grid technology.

Timothy Schoechle, PhD, who authored that report, “has been engaged in development of electric utility meters, home automation systems, gateways, and energy management systems for over 25 years, and who sits on several international standards setting committees related to the smart grid, calls the smart meter being rolled out across the U.S. “a canard—a story or hoax based on specious claims about energy benefits… [3]

By the way, synonyms for “canard” are false report, untruth, rumor, falsehood—even myth! 

Furthermore, “Schoechle says the present policy approach to electricity infrastructure in the U.S. evidences a “fundamental lack of understanding of the problems associated with the future of electricity and energy”. [3] So, what does that tell us? Sounds like the makings of what everyone loves to dabble with, “conspiracy theories” regarding control mechanisms! 


In his report, Dr. Schoechle mentions 9 key points that everyone ought to know, which are: 

  1. Data to be collected by the smart meters,including intimate personal details of citizens’ lives, is not necessary to the basic purpose of the smart grid, ….
  2. Federal, state and local governments have mistakenly believed that the installation of smart meters will somehow lead to reduction in use of fossil fuels, greater electricity efficiency and long-term energy economy benefits for the U.S. …. [CJF emphasis added]

The other 7 key points can be read here.

Here is the pdf file of Dr. Schoechle’s 74 page report “Getting Smatter About the Smart Grid.” 

Where to File Federal and State Complaints for Smart Meter Removals 

Activist Deborah Kopald prepared the following information that NISLPP published athttps://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/filing_complaints 

This is what to do if access to home, office or other critical institution is impeded by smart meter, Wi-Fi or even a DAS antenna, wireless cable tv system, Wi-Max tower or city-wide outdoor hotspots, please use the below procedures in any event andFILE BOTH CLAIMS- HUD AND State Attorney General/Civil Rights Commission.Do this even if you had to move house/ change jobs b/c of problem.

1) If you or someone you know who needs a meter removed from their home and/or from their neighbors' homes so that they can access their home without being sickened by RF [radio frequency] emissions; please tell them to file the Form 903 with HUD here (ok for private housing): (make sure you both mail and email this form):

2) Also, please file housing access claims with the State Attorney General: (also file public accommodation access and employment claims-to get transmitters shut off (Wi-Fi, smart meters, also try DAS antennae, wireless cable delivery systems, public hotspots, etc by libraries, hospitals, dr's offices….. can try with schools-though with schools you will need to do a 504 hearing): (some individual state forms below)

More information regarding complaint forms, etc. for these states (AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, MI, NJ, NM, NY, TX and WA) is published athttps://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/filing_complaints. 

I wish to express my most sincere thanks to Ms. Kopald, to NISLPP for this invaluable information, and my legal adviser. 

Information, via video presentation, from electromagnetics-field-expert Dr. Karl Maret, an engineer, physician, former researcher in the Canadian Armed Forces, can be accessed here . 

Smart Meters Fires 

Probably, nothing is more frightening about ‘smart meters’ than their ability to catch fire and/or explode! Below is a photograph taken of such an SM fire.

The above file takes a while to load, so hang in there. It’s about SM fires and explosions. 

The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) is a federal agency that will take complaints on utility smart meters from all US states. If you have or had smart meter electrical or fire problems CALL: (800) 638-2772 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET orsubmit your complaint by email. [This information is taken from the above link.] 

Santa Rose, California, meter reader discloses that electric companies know smart meters catch fire and are covering it up 

PGE in Portland, Oregon replacing 70,000 electric meters because of fire 
https://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/07/pge_replacing_some_electricity.html 

Smart Meter Fire Kills 74 Year Old Man in Texas 
https://www.takebackyourpower.net/news/2015/02/03/smart-meter-fire-kills-74-year-old-man-dallas-tx/ 

Smart Meters Adverse Health Problems 

EMF Radiation from Smart Meters 

Wavelengths thousands of times larger than structures in the brain responsible for mental processes, which can cause wireless radiation maladies such as “dizziness” or “memory loss”. 

Acting Surgeon General Alerted to Smart Meter Radiation 
https://www.activistpost.com/2014/10/sedona-resident-discusses-smart-meter.html 

34 Scientific Studies Showing Adverse Health Effects from Wi-Fi 
https://www.activistpost.com/2013/10/34-scientific-studies-showing-adverse.html

Smart Meters – The Ultimate Risk 
https://www.naturalhealth365.com/talkhourshow.html 

Transmitting Smart Meters Pose a Serious Threat to Public Health 
https://www.electricalpollution.com/smartmeters.html 

EMF Sensitivity 

https://healthyliving.msn.com/health-wellness/bizarre-medical-conditions#10 

People with electromagnetic field (EMF) sensitivity can't enjoy the high-tech gadgets that make so many swoon. Instead, they develop skin rashes, headaches and swollen eyelids. Some people allege that EMFs even cause cancer, lupus, Alzheimer's and a long list of other serious diseases. People with EMF sensitivity may have to live off the grid or otherwise drastically alter their lives to stay clear of modern technology. 

Australian Study: Altern Ther Health Med. 2014 Nov;20(6):28-39. Abstract 

Self-Reporting of Symptom Development From Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields of Wireless Smart Meters in Victoria, Australia: A Case Series. 

I attach a brief summary of the findings of Richard Conrad's study, which includes a link to the full study. Do feel free to forward this message to anyone that you wish. …Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25478801 

Smart Meter General Information 

Mainstream media finally recognizes the smart meters dangers that “conspiracy theorists” have warned of for years. 
https://intellihub.com/mainstream-media-admits-smart-meters-spying-devices/ 

Movie – Take Back Your Power 

Take Back Your Power / Thrive Movement 
https://www.thrivemovement.com/take-back-your-power-documentary 

Note: I’m listing two URLs for the movie “Take Back Your Power” in case one or the other may be a ‘404—taken down’, which happens with a lot of documentation anymore. I understand there is a company called Status Labs—Image Management that, apparently, removes online information for clients as a business. 

Are Smart Meters Part of a Real Conspiracy, At Least in California? 

Utility Commissioner’s Emails Reveal Smart Meter Conspiracy 
https://www.activistpost.com/2015/02/utility-commissioners-emails-reveal_13.html 

Consumers, you decide and please do something to protect your family. 

Notes: 

[1] https://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/green_electricity_or_green_money.html 
[2] https://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-rose/too-cheap-to-meter-the-to_b_835730.html 
[3] https://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/press_release.html 

Resources: 

Recommendations For Filing Complaints with HUD and State Attorneys General / Civil Rights Commission 
https://gettingsmarteraboutthesmartgrid.org/filing_complaints 

Catherine retired from researching and writing, but felt compelled to write this article. 

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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