True cost of smart meters might include privacy and health
Smart meters are being installed in communities throughout North America. Some California communities, however, are blocking the mandatory installation on the grounds that the technology poses several unresolved hazards.
At least two California communities have banned smart meters over concerns about the technology said Stop Smart Meters’ Joshua Hart in a press release. Hart said Fairfax and Watsonville have banned the meters, while other communities were preparing to do the same.
One of the key concerns about the smart meters are some studies that show the technology could pose a human health hazard, and has been linked to an increased rate of cancer. However, while organizations like the World Health Organization maintain the technology is safe, an article in the East Bay Express said independent analyses of installed meters showed alarming fluxes in electromagnetic emissions.