‘Smart meters’ have been popularized in recent years by people wanting to keep a shrewd eye on their household electricity usage.
But reports of the meters playing havoc in people’s homes have surfaced, and even more worrying that they might be behind a spate of mystery illnesses.
The meters work by sending wireless signals to the electricity providers, but the sheer amount of the increase in wireless activity in the home is thought to be causing health problems across the globe.
The EMF Safety Network have reported an increase in people making complains they think are related to wireless radiation from smart meters.
The World Health Organization has classed radiation as a type 2B carcinogen. Carcinogens are dangerous to the body and can cause cancer and other diseases when they accumulate in the body over a number of years.
The list of reported health concerns over the smart meters is extensive and includes –
–Stress, agitation, anxiety, irritability
–Headaches, sharp pain or pressure in the head
–Ringing in the ears, ear pain, high pitched ringing
–Concentration, memory or learning problems
–Fatigue, muscle or physical weakness
–Disorientation, dizziness, balance problems
–Eye problems, including eye pain, pressure in the eyes
–Cardiac symptoms, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias, chest pain
–Leg cramps, or neuropathy
–Arthritis, body pain, sharp, stabbing pains
–Nausea, flu-like symptoms
–Sinus problems, nose bleeds
–Respiratory problems, cough, asthma
–Skin rashes, facial flushing
–Endocrine disorders, thyroid problems, diabetes
–High blood pressure
–Changes in menstrual cycle
–Hyperactivity or changes in children’s behavior
The companies who have rolled out these smart meters claim they are perfectly safe to use and encouraged people to continue to use them to monitor their household outputs. Most meters have an output similar to that of a mobile phone and are sending and receiving messages around 1% of the time they are switched on.