Letters: No safe exposure

The issue of smart meter risk is brought forward once again

If citizens are going after the smart meters due to health risks then they should also be looking at all wireless devices because the risk is not isolated to any single device but rather it’s the accumulative total of all radio wave devices. Our exposure may have already surpass a human safety threshold set decades past.  The total of all devices including cell phones, microwaves, GPS, satellite radio, laptops, tablets, smart phones, wireless routers, wireless security systems, cell phone towers, satellite dishes, automobiles with wireless braking systems, steering and transmissions, etc… the accumulative volume of microwaves keeps going up and up.

Apparently smart meters are only dangerous if your living space is closer than six feet. However,  in the future the hydro company may drive changes to electrical device manufacturers and force wireless technology into appliances which will multiply the risk again. These devices will add to the granular reporting capabilities of the hydro company. These patterns in usage are personally identifiable information and should be scrutinized by the privacy commissioner in addition to the ministry of health.

But the risk is not just smart meters; it’s the overall accumulative total and that is what we should be fighting for. We should start by restricting small children from cell phones because the microwaves off a cell phone are also very dangerous for small children that are more susceptible to brain and tissue damage caused by microwaves. While we are at it how about x-ray machines that doctors and dentists use and CAT scans or magnetic resonance imaging machines, or are we really only concerned with money and not everyone’s health?

Mark Bernard

Sooke