Prominent Public Health Physician Warns of Wireless Smart Meter Dangers, Stresses Need for Keeping Analog Meters

The Smart Meter Safety Coalition  recently caught up with Dr. David Carpenter, a Harvard Medical School-trained physician who headed up the New York State Dept. of Public Health for 18 years before becoming Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of Albany, where he currently directs the Institute for Health and the Environment.

Here’s what he had to say about Central Maine Power’s claims that wireless smart meters don’t pose a health threat, and about the importance of customers keeping the meter that’s already on their home:

Areas of Concern

Health and EMF Emissions from Smart Meters

CMP claims that the meters are safe because they comply with Electromagnetic Field (EMF) regulations established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  The truth is that EMF is currently under investigation by the World Health Organization as a possible carcinogen, and even the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the FCC standards are “thermally based, and do not apply to chronic, non-thermal exposure situations.” There has been no independent testing of the devices for cumulative impacts, or long term exposure.

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