On 22 January 2012, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (www.aaemonline.org) adopted a resolution calling for a halt to wireless smart meters. The full text of the resolution is below. This represents the first physician's group in the United States to look in-depth at wireless health risks and to advise the public and decision-makers about preventative public health actions that are necessary.
Smart meters are a dangerous technology. Here is why: They infringe on privacy, by recording personal information about our everyday habits and share this with other corporations and with the government. They expose us and our neighbors to harmful electromagnetic radiation (classified as possibly cancer-causing by the World Health Organization) and to other health problems such as sleeplessness, headaches, nausea, heart arrhythmia. They could lead to fires and other electrical dangers, increase energy consumption and the cost of utility bills. We must all oppose this technology and choose to keep our analog meters. See www.stopsmartmeters.org .
Note that this technology is also being rolled out in Europe. The European Union is targeting an 80% conversion to smart meters by 2020.
(Thank you to Cindy Sage of Sage Associates and WEEP News Canada for this information.)
Following is the resolution: