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I couldn’t agree more with M. Gablemann.  Peer reviewed, double-blind studies are what we need to make informed decisions about new technology before we accept it blindly.  In the June 2010 edition of the journal Comparative Clinical Pathology there is an article by Gholamali Jelodar et al. that discusses the effects of electromagnetic fields on blood and bone marrow.  Another excellent study is the Buchner Eger Rimbach study which looks at the effect long-term exposure to radiofrequency radiation has on neurotransmitters. It is one of the only real-life studies available.  Simply typing the author’s names into a search engine will provide you with access to the articles cited.

There are two sides to every story.  Right now we’re hearing the “good news” from BC Hydro – the company pushing the installation of smart meters. I encourage everyone to do their own research. If I was certain there was no short or long-term risk from increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation from smart meters and the grid they create I’d have no problem having one on my house.  The fact remains that we don’t yet know how much electromagnetic radiation is safe for humans, but we do know that we’re being exposed to more and more of it as wireless technology blankets society. BC Hydro will not guarantee that smart meters pose absolutely no health risk to you or your family.

Most of the “tinfoil hat” people you refer to are simply asking for the option of wired meters – something provided by many power companies employing smart meter technology.  I hope I’m not accused of spreading fear, uncertainty, or doubt, but it seems prudent to err on the side of caution in this situation.

C. Hamilton

Sooke

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