Calling for some smart meter clarification

It was interesting to read in The Courier December 20, 2012, that the Minister for Energy and Resources, Michael O’Brien has sought to clarify any health concerns about smart meters.

I think we do need some clarification.

At the “Victorian Stop Smart Meter Forum”, November 25, 2012. Building Biologist Nicole Bijlsma, author of Healthy Home Healthy Family, speaking of the effects of smart meters’ electro magnetic radiation levels, said “our children are the canaries in the mine”.

In The Border Mail, October 17, 2012, another Building Biologist Narelle Haw said, concerning health and smart meters, – the medical profession is saying there is definitely “a correlation, especially for brain tumours, sperm count and blood barrier cross over”.

The W.H.O. International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radio frequency electro magnetic fields under category 2B, possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Common sense would suggest that we need less radiation in our homes, not more. 

These meters are controversial items that we don’t need. We should refuse these superfluous meters.

If they are already in place, we should have the right to have them replaced with an analogue or non-wireless meter.

URSULA CALDERONE

Central Ballarat

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