Thursday, 24 July 2014

Smart meters and Health issues.

Avoiding Smart Meter’s in Victoria

(A Manual of facts to help you)

The aim of this web page is to provide you with some little known facts to assist you in your fight to protect your health, privacy and democratic right to say ‘NO’. It has been compiled from personal experience and many hours of research.

Health issues.

Are Victorians being subjected to an experiment without their knowledge and consent? Neither the Victorian government nor the distributors have produced any evidence that these devices are safe, all they have done is ensure they comply with out of date standards!

For some time a number of individuals have reported a variety of health problems that they relate to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) has been known to specialists for more than 50 years. EHS is recognised by World Health Organisation:

It is recognised by law in Australia, by decision of Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Australia, McDonald and Comcare [2013] AATA 105 (28 February 2013):

COMPENSATION – Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Nth) - Electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome.
More information here:

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as class 2b carcinogens, possibly carcinogenic to humans:

Despite all it EHS was NOT taken into account by Victorian politicians or the distribution industry, who are responsible for the Advanced metering Infrastructure project.


Must they be wireless? In agreement with Order in Council 10 December 2013 they must be “remotely read". (But the distributors are still only required ‘to use best endeavours’!) ‘Remote reading’ can be done not only by wireless, but by using power cables for internet connection, for information on this subject see:

The Victorian government gave distributors a choice of meter design. So why did the distributors choose potentially dangerous wireless technology? I have no idea, but you can guarantee cost was a major deciding factor. Why has the Victorian government not tried to carry out any meaningful research? That is also a mystery to me, but you can also guarantee cost is a major issue with that too. On this point, you may well ask, ‘why would they, the responsibility for the rollout is industry led, so it is their responsibility’! The government is very good at ‘duck shoving’ blame, if you let them!

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity has been known about for at least half a century and the distributor’s choice of wireless technology clearly shows they have no idea what they are doing, or, they just not care.

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