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CONTRIBUTION · 16th October 2011
Tamara Ainscow
The BC Hydro smart meters use radio frequency technology that is similar to the WIFI you find in cafes, airports and such. However the World Health Organization has classified the radiation from the smart meter radio frequency as “possibly” carcinogenic. There is no proof at this point and until there is proof either way, it seems unwise to install these in every home. Apparently it is the same technology that is used in cell phones, cordless phones, microwaves and WIFI routers for the home. While these items are freely chosen by the consumer at their own risk, BC Hydro is imposing the smart meters on everyone, with the only option being to pay to have it installed away from the home. I support blocking the imposition of smart meters on all households and feel that it should be a matter of choice.