Stop Rollout

According to scientists of the Kompetenz Initiative, “electro-smog” is engulfing our planet and having devastating effects on people and animals. Electro-smog is the end result of 100’s of 1000’s of communication towers, transmitters and smart meter grids / meters. In the near future, SCE will install Smart Meters in Santa Barbara County, thereby adding to the electro-smog in our area.

A recent report by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden urged a halt to the rollout of new wireless technology (including smart meters) and called for new safety standards. The report recommended that lower limits be established for electromagnetic fields and wireless exposure, based on scientific studies reporting health impacts at much lower exposure levels. Researchers now believe existing safety limits (FCC) are inadequate to protect public health because they do not consider prolonged exposure to lower levels of radio frequencies and microwave radiation. It is also reported that “electro-smog” is especially dangerous to children and pregnant women and that no independent health, safety, or environmental impact studies have been conducted on smart meters, as it was waved by the CPUC.

EMP Safety Network reports at least 5,000 Californians have filed health complaints with the CPUC in 2010 concerning smart meters. With that in mind, who is watching out for our safety and health, and is the deployment of smart meters an experiment on us? Fellow citizens, we must talk to our local officials and stop the rollout of smart meters.

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