BC Hydro’s Smart Meters


To the editor;

BC Hydro plans to begin installing “smart meters” this summer in the Northern BC interior. These meters transmit a wireless signal, networking your area using pulses of high energy radio frequency transmission. It has been found that these frequencies can break DNA strands long before Canada’s EMF safety threshold is reached. ( see links to studies below)

I’m not into conspiracy theories, but there is a growing mound of evidence that radio frequency radiation used by cell phones, smart meters, laptops etc. cause no end of health problems, including cancer. You can bet that when WHO reported that cell phones may cause brain cancer, they were under some pressure to “soften” the report. This wireless electrosmog frying our cells, splitting our DNA, 24/7 is the new “inconvenient truth”, no one wants to give up their new wireless gadget, (i-Fry) and BC Hydro’s smart meters are just another example of convenience, and the bottom line trumping our health.

Doctor David Carpenter is a Harvard Medical School-trained physician who headed up the New York State Dept. of Public Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, where he currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment” Dr. Carpenter has studied the health risks of smart meters. He states, “We have evidence…that exposure to radiofrequency radiation…increases the risk of cancer, increases damage to the nervous system, causes electrosensitivity, has adverse reproductive effects and a variety of other effects on different organ systems.  There is no justification for the statement that Smart Meters have no adverse health effects. “  (http://smartmetersafety.com/)

Many other peer reviewed studies by eminent researchers have found similar and alarming evidence of the dangers of smart meters, and other wireless devices such as cell phones, and laptops.

Wouldn’t it be prudent to take a precautionary approach before blanketing the population with another level of radiation 24/7, and conduct a thorough, unbiased review of all the research, not just those studies supporting the telecommunication industries interests.

Bruce Ryder.

Peachland B.C.


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