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:

Calif. Conference on Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields — Including Smart Meters

The Commonwealth Club will host a half-day program on The Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields” with leading international experts Thursday, November 18, 2010. It’s the largest-yet public forum in the U.S. on the hazards of wireless radiation, specifically including that  of smart meters.

Burden Should Be on CMP to Prove Smart Meters Safe (Portland Press Herald)

The President’s Cancer Panel last year called non-ionizing radiation (the type emitted by smart meters) a possible cause of cancer, urging more research, and in the meantime, urging people to limit their wireless exposure. This point and more in an op-ed piece that ran October 16 in the Portland Press Herald.

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