Many people, afraid to confront their recent addictions to wireless devices, would prefer to ignore likely health consequences of their indulgences. However, this addiction has increasingly costly, additive effects which aren’t transparent, unlike electromagnetic fields — tasteless, colorless, and odorless — which can create a 24/7 cellular stress response from not-so-smart technologies like "smart meters."
It's no surprise we’re experiencing a tide of headaches, skin problems, muscle cramps, fatigue, sleep difficulties, memory loss, balance issues, tinnitus, and 40 different “neuropsychiatric disorders” ranging from autism, ADHD, and anxiety to depression, irritability, and confusion — all known symptoms of “electromagnetic sensitivity.”
In 1932, “radio wave sickness” was first described by German doctor Erwin Schliephake, who associated it with fatigue, “fitful sleep,” and increased infections. That was before World War II.
More recently, studies show electromagnetic fields suppress levels of melatonin, that essential sleep-inducing compound that connects us to the Sandman. Melatonin is also a critical antioxidant.
Overall, the "smart meter rollout" was high-pressure and full of false claims, following $11 billion lavished on American power companies by the U.S. government, pushing an indeterminate "smart grid" with added surveillance capability.
Traditional electrical utilities, understanding the implications of rapid, decentralized growth of alternative energies like wind and solar, probably also figured an interactive smart grid sounds attractive and would be acceptable to tech-hungry consumers not yet informed or concerned about health matters.
The award-winning movie “Take Back Your Power” dramatically covers issues, dangers, and concerns with "smart meters."
Chris C. Foulke
Corvallis (Nov. 18)