Our society currently is very quick to assume any ‘upgrade’ in technology is for the best. But is it? Concerns about Wifi, “5G,” and “Smart” Meters abound.
On Saturday, June 15th at 7 p.m., St. John’s in the Village will screen the film “Take Back Your Power.” Location: 224 Waverly Place at West 11th Street. Come see the film and learn more. Discussion to follow.
Utility companies around the world have been replacing electric, gas and water analog meters with pulsed radiation smart meter networks. According to thousands of scientists, these devices have never been adequately tested by the industry or government agencies for safety to humans as well as the ecosystem.
We want to monitor industry and government agencies on safety to humans as well as the ecosystem. Currently, our local NY City utilities are deploying smart meters throughout the boroughs and 5G cells are being installed on Governors Island.
Come learn what you need to know at a New York City screening of the award-winning documentary “Take Back Your Power.”
Discussion will follow. Admission is free.
There is a bill in the New York State Senate to review the proliferation of “Smart Meters” and the right to refuse them. At the moment, you can refuse installation on your property but you actually have to PAY a monthly fee with that refusal. State Senator Brad Hoylman (former Community Board 2 Manhattan Chair) is a one elected official to contact to urge his support of New York State Senate Bill S. 1618.
What You Can Do:
New York State Senate Bill S.1618 is a bill to “protect customer health and safety and ensure the protection and encryption of customer personal, financial, and energy usage information” addressing Smart Meters, etc.
Contact New York State Senator Brad Hoylman: By E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org By phone: NYC #: (212) 633-8052; Albany #: (518) 455-2451
Learn More: StopSmartMeters.org
A glimpse from their site outlining why there is reason to be concerned:
Q: Can a “smart” meter be harmful to my health or unsafe?
Wireless “smart” meters emit radio-frequency microwave radiation (called “RF”), similar to that used by cell phones and wifi routers. The transmissions from “smart” meters go on day and night, and are not directly related to the amount or time of household usage. See section on Mesh Network. This frequency is part of the range of frequencies recently placed in the category “possible human carcinogen” by the World Health Organization (May 2011).
Public health professionals and scientists have been concerned about human exposure to this type of low-level radiation for some time now. You may have read about ways to reduce your exposure to the RF from your cell phone. But a “smart” meter is an RF emitter that you have no control over. There is no “off” switch, nor can you move it to a different location in your home.