Electric utility companies are in the process of installing smart meters at
all of their customer locations, which are making thousands of their
customers sick. These meters emit microwave radiation in the 900+ megahertz
frequency band, which is known to cause weakness, fatigue, sleep
disturbances, heart palpitations, ringing in the ears, pain, and immune
system disruption. These smart meters broadcast intense bursts of microwave
radiation through the air many times per minute, 24-hours a day. [1, 2, 3,
Smart meters also add high frequency electromagnetic radiation in the
kilohertz frequency band to the electrical wiring of every building where
they are attached. This electromagnetic radiation is also harmful. It turns
the electric wiring in buildings into giant antennas that fill the interior
spaces with radiation frequencies that are known to alter human biological
functioning. These same frequencies are used in medical research to block
the activity of nerves. 
The nationwide installation of smart meters is like a time bomb ticking,
because the harmful effects are cumulative — it can take 5 or 10 years of
exposure to evoke a life-threatening illness.
At some point, it will not be thousands who suffer from electromagnetic
radiation sickness, but there will be an explosion of illness. There will be
millions of people who are experiencing chronic disability and fatal illness
from exposure that spanned many decades. 
The current epidemics of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even autism
will intensify until very few of us will be able to escape these devastating
illnesses. Others will suffer for decades with chronic fatigue, unexplained
anxiety, and attention deficits until a life-threatening illness makes its
It is true that the majority of people feel nothing when exposed to
electromagnetic radiation such as microwave transmissions from smart meters
and cell phones. Even if people can’t identify reactions to this exposure,
proteins within their cells are being permanently altered. 
At present, very few healthcare providers in the conventional medical system
consider electromagnetic exposure to be causative for the diseases they
treat. They are either unaware of the scientific research on electromagnetic
radiation and illness or they are skeptics who don’t believe that unseen and
unfelt electromagnetic radiation can have an effect upon the bodies and
minds of their patients.
Most continue to use pharmaceuticals designed to eliminate acute symptoms,
when their patients are actually suffering from chronic illnesses linked to
electromagnetic radiation exposure, which can only be fixed by reducing
It is estimated that 80% of modern chronic illnesses are caused by or
influenced by long-term exposure to sources of electromagnetic radiation
such as cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors, cordless
phone base stations, Bluetooth devices, smart meters, and dozens of other
wireless devices that are used every day by Americans.
By far, smart meters are the worst offenders in this list. The combined
electromagnetic radiation from these devices is evoking modern illnesses and
disabling us at a level that has never been seen before, because these
levels of exposure have never been experienced by human beings before. 
Smart Meters are Coming to Every Neighborhood in America
The previous article in this series described the relationship between the
roll out of smart meters by utility companies and the roll out of the 5G
cellular communication network that telecom companies are planning to
install throughout the United States. If you don’t currently have one or
more smart meters on your home, then be aware that plans are being made to
change that situation for you. Please use this link to read the first
In addition to smart meters collecting information for electric utilities,
they may soon be used by natural gas providers and public water districts.
Thus, some homes may eventually have three smart meters broadcasting
electromagnetic radiation 24-hours a day.
Utility Companies are Lying about how often Smart Meters Broadcast
Utility companies want us to believe that their smart meters only broadcast
information once a day or only once every 4 hours. This simply is not true.
They actually broadcast intense levels of microwave radiation several times
per minute – they never stop – up to 190,000 times per day.  The
following video by Warren Woodward records the constant pulsing broadcasts
of a smart meter owned by Navopache Electric Cooperative in Arizona. I am
not targeting this electric provider – they just happened to be the owner of
the smart meter that appears in the following video. This is typical for all
smart meter performance, though some are reported to have much higher levels
of transmission. As you will see, microwave bursts are frequent and
Smart Meters More Dangerous than Cell Towers and other Devices
In the following video clip, Warren Woodward measures the density of
microwave radiation from cell towers and compares the measurement to
microwave radiation from smart meters. The constant activity of cell towers
had a reading of 1,800 microwatts per meter squared, while the bank of smart
meters that he measured had bursts of microwave radiation with density
readings ranging from 15,000 to 38,900 microwatts per meter squared.
(Measurements were taken on smart meters owned by Arizona Public Service
Electric Company, APS.)
The term “density” describes the amount of electromagnetic radiation that
passes through a square centimeter or square meter. The density is primarily
determined by two factors: (1) the distance between a person and the source
of the electromagnetic transmission and (2) the strength of the transmission
at the source. This means that if a person is exposed to microwave radiation
from two sources that have the same transmitting strength, but one source is
close and the other is far away, then the nearer source will have much
The higher the density – the higher the exposure. The higher the exposure,
the higher the risks of harm to human health. Of course, the length of
exposure is also important as is the specific frequency of the transmission.
There are risks associated with both long-term continuous exposure at low
levels and short-term high levels of exposure. The preceding video clearly
demonstrates that, based on proximity, the smart meters produce much higher
microwave density than cell towers. People who have smart meters, for
example, on their homes or even worse on the wall of a bedroom, are at
serious risk, because the density of their microwave radiation exposure is
much higher than from distant cell towers.
Real World Examples of Illness Caused by Smart Meters
Dr. Darren Schmidt, a chiropractor from Ann Arbor, Michigan, has worked with
patients with numerous health problems.  He specializes in using
nutritional approaches to help people with their healing. His work with
electromagnetic radiation exposure began with helping people who are exposed
to electromagnetic fields and frequencies from the computer equipment they
use. Eventually he came to understand that smart meters are an even greater
Dr. Schmidt stated:
I started using our testing procedures and sure enough I found that people
who spend more than 4 hours per day in front of a computer are tired
because of it. The brain gets tired, their eyes get tired –this takes
energy out of the body. For about three years I looked for supplements
that would fix this – and there are none. There are no supplements that
fix hypersensitivity to EMF and radio frequencies. I found supplements
that would work for three months, maybe, but then the problem would come
But I did discover that there are underlying conditions that can be
addressed over the course of 6 months to a year. I am specifically talking
about heavy metal toxicity. So, if you have [metal] fillings in your teeth
or have heavy metals stuck in your body, those metals in your organs such
as mercury and aluminum … act as an antenna which attract EMFs to the
In the following video, Dr. Schmidt presents several case studies and
experiments that highlight the specific effects of microwave exposure on the
parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, diabetes, blood pressure,
cancer, asthma, and heart rate. His entire presentation is interesting if
you are willing to take the time to watch the 22 minute presentation. You
could begin watching at 9 minutes and 40 seconds to just hear about his case
Let’s Take a Closer Look at How Smart Meters Affect the Human Heart
An experiment was set up where the heart activity of two test subjects was
monitored by an EKG machine. The subjects (a male and a female) were
positioned 10 feet from a smart meter while their heart activity and the
activity of the microwave bursts of the smart meter were recorded. The
subjects were unaware of when the smart meter was transmitting. 
The results were decisive. Each time the smart meter broadcasted microwave
radiation there was an instantaneous disruption in normal heart activity.
Neither subject had a physical sensation of the disruption. The doctor who
cleared the subjects for the test and who observed the EKG activity for the
two subjects decided to cancel the test for the female before it was
complete, because of the severity of the heart disruption.
The following video shows the test results. You can watch the entire 21
minute video or focus on the analysis of the results which begin at 9
minutes and 11 seconds.
Smart Meters Radiate into Both the Air and into Electrical Wiring
Thus far the discussion has focused on how smart meters broadcast intense
bursts of microwave radiation into the air. These bursts of electromagnetic
radiation contain information that is sent to other smart meters and to
utility company routers, which pass it on to the utility provider. Utility
company routers broadcast bursts of microwave radiation thousands of times
per hour. However, there is another, even darker, side to these devices.
Smart meters also add other frequencies of electromagnetic radiation to the
electric wiring of buildings. This radiation is in the 2 kilohertz to 50
kilohertz frequency band. Radiation of this type has been studied by
scientists and physicians for its ability to alter cellular activity. 
For example, researchers are trying to use kilohertz frequencies in this
radiation band as a form of anesthetic. If they are able to block the
experience of pain by administering kilohertz frequencies to a patient, then
it would be unnecessary to use anesthetics. [14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
We must wonder why the frequencies used in medical research to block nerve
activity are also being added to electrical wiring by smart meters. Is it
coincidence? The insertion of these kilohertz frequencies by smart meters
into household wiring radiates into the environment as much as 6 to 8 feet
from electric wires. This means that in a typical home, it is impossible to
remove oneself from their effects.
The following picture compares the electrical signal that comes through the
old-fashioned analog electrical meter to the electrical signal coming
through a smart meter. The smart meter adds a large number of kilohertz
frequencies to the standard 60 Hz frequency that is normally present in
You may wish to watch the above video to see the actual experiment that
compared the performance of analog meters and smart meters, and how smart
meters produce “dirty electricity.”
Smart Meters Can Push People Over the Top to Electromagnetic Radiation
Often people who experience illness from smart meters were not bothered by
their use of cell phones or Wi-Fi routers. However, once a smart meter was
installed on the wall of their home, they became seriously disabled; and
they were no longer able to tolerate microwave radiation from a cell phone
or Wi-Fi router. Once they were pushed off the cliff into electromagnetic
radiation illness, they found it very difficult to regain their health even
after limiting their exposure to these frequencies of radiation.
I do want to make quick reference to the fact that the kilohertz frequencies
that smart meters add to electrical wiring can be removed with filters.
Unfortunately, protecting ourselves from microwave radiation that travels
through the air is much more difficult. Please watch this video to see how
frequencies radiate off electrical wiring. The video also discusses the use
of Graham-Stetzer filters for removing these frequencies, which are also
called “dirty electricity.” The images of radiation produced by dirty
electrical wiring begins at 5 minutes and 20 seconds. See also:
“Dirty” Electricity is a National Problem Affecting Everyone’s Health in the
How Do Frequencies Harm Health and Why isn’t Everyone Sick?
Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D., answers this question. Dr. Klinghardt
founded the Sophia Health Institute and sees patients in Seattle,
Washington. The institute specializes in the treatment of chronic illness.
 The typical patient that he and his colleagues treat has been seen by
23 other physicians before coming to his clinic. They have found that the
foundational causes of illness are now quite different than they were thirty
or forty years ago. He explains that electromagnetic radiation such as
microwave radiation permanently destroys and alters the manufacturing of
proteins within the cells. “Meaning this completely changes the human
organism permanently!”  These are a few of the important points made by
Dr. Klinghardt in a video entitled, “SMART METERS & EMF RADIATION ➜ The
Health Crisis of Our Time!” (His remarks have been slightly edited for
Dr. Klinghardt stated:
From a medical perspective, there are two kinds of illnesses. There are
the illnesses that have a name, traditional illnesses such as diabetes,
hypertension, fractures, and appendicitis. And then there is the much
larger amount of illness that goes without a name, where people feel they
have lost their zest, they lost their enthusiasm, they lost their sex
drive, they have lost their joy – they don’t dance any more, they don’t
sing any more. They are still living, but they are sort of living a
half-life. This fits every patient we see.
About 80% of health problems that we see now are caused or contributed to
by the exposure to man-made electromagnetic fields … all the studies that
were correctly done show that they are not safe.
We know cancer rates are going up. There was a famous study in Germany –
the Niehler Study – which showed cancer rates in a community where there
was no cell phone tower. When the cell phone industry came in, there was
no increase in cancer rates for 5 years. After 5 years the cancer rate
goes up. After 10 years it’s about 4-fold [higher]. This has now been
confirmed by other studies.
The difference between people being more or less electrosensitive is
explained by the antenna function of the human body. [Sensitivity is
determined by] the composition of minerals, the density of minerals,
electrolytes, water content of the system, and even the body size. It has
been shown that people with bigger bodies tend to be more electrosensitive.
Smaller people are likely to be less sensitive. The most severe
electro-allergic (electrosensitive) people that I have seen were large
The primary strategy we have used for the last twenty years to move people
out of [their condition] is to detox them for heavy metals – to reduce the
amount of mercury, lead, nickel, and cadmium that is in the bone marrow
and in the fascia membranes and in the connective tissue – to remove as
much of that as possible. This has been very successful.
And then there is part two. The shielding of the electric wiring in the
body is the myelin sheath around the nerves. This is greatly diminished in
chronic infections – especially in Lyme’s. The surface of the Lyme’s
spirochete has the same surface markers as the myelin. So, when the immune
system looks for the Lyme’s spirochete it also attacks the person’s own
myelin and nibbles away at it, so the insulation wears thin. The chronic
Lyme’s patients are the same as electrosensitive people. If someone
watches this video and you are highly electrosensitive, then please have
yourself checked out for Lyme’s disease, because most likely you are
The treatment begins by successfully treating the chronic infection. The
second step is to rebuild the myelin.
The set of procedures that we do also involves the use of fungal products.
The mushroom extracts have a unique property for protecting people from
electrosensitivity. Why this is we don’t know exactly, but we do know that
mushrooms thrive in electrically polluted environments. 
Healing from Microwave Radiation – Success with Autism
Dr. Klinghardt requires his patients to take three steps to clean up their
1. Get rid of cordless phones – replace with corded phones.
2. Get rid of wireless Wi-Fi routers – replace with wired ethernet
connections and a wired router.
3. Measure the density of microwave radiation in the bedroom. If the density
is above 5, then look for a sleeping location in the house where there is
microwave density at or below this level.
If this cannot be found, then protection will need to be installed to
prevent microwaves from entering the sleeping space.
About half of Dr. Klinghardt’s patients are autistic children. He describes
the requirements for their successful treatment.
Dr. Klinghardt stated:
There are two kinds of autistic kids – the ones that recover and the ones
that don’t recover. The ones that recover are the ones that follow exactly
this set of instructions. [the 3 points summarized above – eliminating
cordless phones and Wi-Fi routers, and sleeping in a low microwave density
[Recovery] is hardly done with the vitamins and the other things we do
with behavioral therapies. [These things] have a minor effect. The moment
we protect the sleeping location of autistic children, the children start
I highly recommend listening to Dr. Klinghardt’s presentation for all the
details about the preceding comments. Specific information about the
importance of preventing smart meter installation is in the second half of
Conclusion: Smart Meters are a Huge Threat to Our Lives
Smart meters are one of the most invasive technologies invented thus far.
They invade our health by exposing us to radiation that we cannot avoid,
and they literally threaten our long-term survival.
They invade our privacy, because when they are fully implemented along
with smart appliances, they will essentially be monitoring everything we
They are invasive, because they can be used to control our use of
electrical power and make choices for us, or be used to deny us access to
electric power to “encourage” us to submit and conform to the plans that
major corporations and government are making for us.
Every analog meter that remains in place stands as a beacon of freedom for
those who are concerned about their health and wish to preserve independent
thinking. Yes, the smart meter system is that serious of a matter!
About the Author
John P. Thomas is a health writer for Health Impact News. He holds a B.A.
in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in
Public Health (M.S.P.H.) from the School of Public Health, Department of
Health Administration, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Vougas K, Koutsogiannopoulou E, Anastasiadou E, Stravopodis DJ, Tsangaris
GT, Margaritis LH; “Brain proteome response following whole body exposure of
mice to mobile phone or wireless DECT base radiation,” Electromagn Biol Med,
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The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission recently decided a smart meter case
in favor of the country’s largest public utility, PECO, an Exelon company.
Note that Exelon is the largest utility in the Fortune 100 (see
http://www.exeloncorp.com/ ). The case
was based on a complaint against PECO by Susan Kreider, a Philadelphia
resident reporting that she was injured by a PECO smart meter installed
without her permission.
Among the symptoms Ms. Kreider suffered after PECO installed a smart meter in
2013 were irritability, high blood pressure, migraine headaches, visual
floaters, heart palpitations, sleeplessness and constipation. These are among
the few of the many symptoms that can be experienced by people suffering from
the EMF effects of smart meters. See
for a list of smart meter exposure symptoms.
In 2014 Ms. Kreider hired a lawyer who drafted and sent a letter to Exelon
demanding that they replace the offending meter. The PECO legal department
dismissed her complaint out of hand, stating that they had nothing to offer
except AMI meters. The evidence suggests they routinely do not address
customers’ health issue - claiming the meters are required by law (so in their
view no customer relief is necessary no matter what the circumstances).
After considering her options, including awareness that her letter had been a
letter of “self – help” alerting PECO of her intention to help herself, Ms.
Kreider bought and hired an electrician to install her own meter, a
reconditioned Sangamo analog meter from a very experienced company, Hialeah
Meter, est. 1954, that provides quality products. (Note: It appears that
analog meters are no longer manufactured.)
As PECO does not send out meter readers, Ms. Kreider self-reported her meter
readings. After several months PECO decided a customer cannot be allowed to
replace their smart meter with an analog meter and a shut-off notice was
Many of the smart meter resisters who have not allowed PECO to install a smart
meter on their property have received these notices, and the ostensible reason
for the notice is not allowing access to PECO’s meter (which according to the
rules around meters is that the meters PECO deploys are not the customer’s
property, but theirs, even though the customer pays for it). In addition, PECO
began making more serious claims such as those of tampering and theft. Ms.
Kreider’s State Senator, Shirley Kitchen, convinced PECO to abandon some of
their more extreme allegations.
Once the shut-off notice was received, one of the very few actions that can
stop the process of a shut-off is filing a formal complaint (note that an
informal complaint will not work) with the Pa PUC. Not having the resources to
hire a lawyer, Ms. Kreider represented herself Pro Se.
The complaints made against PECO included:
(1) that the Respondent was threatening to terminate her service or has
already terminated her service;
(2) that the Respondent would not respect her Notice of Self-Help or
offer any alternative, including whether PECO has provided or is providing
unreasonable service given Complainant’s allegations of “deleterious health
symptoms” caused by the Smart Meter;
(3) that there are incorrect charges on her bill; and
(4) that the Respondent did not seem to be accepting her monthly
PECO has full time lawyers to assign to smart meter cases and used a number of
manoeuvers: A week before Ms. Kreider’s scheduled in-person hearing in
Philadelphia they requested a short delay, due to the alleged illness of their
lawyer. The day before the rescheduled hearing, they rushed a motion for
Interlocutory Review to the PUC judge requesting the full Commission decide
whether Ms. Kreider could be allowed to have her hearing. The motion was
granted. Later the PUC decided that the in-person hearing could proceed.
However, just before the now many times rescheduled hearing, Exelon/PECO sent
a last minute motion to Ms. Kreider and the PUC judges requesting that they be
allowed to be represented by their corporate lawyer from Washington DC who is
not licensed in Pennsylvania.
Once the hearing took place their panel of experts behaved in a highly
partisan and biased manner. They provided only one side of the issue, a side
that has been persuasively contested by many scientists and smart meter
activists. While it is not surprising that PECO’s experts were biased, what
was surprising was that the PUC appeared to rely entirely on their testimony
while dismissing the evidence of the experts cited by Ms. Kreider.
Ms. Kreider is a Registered Nurse in Pennsylvania who has thoroughly
researched the issue of EMF exposure. She lacks financial resources to pay
expert witnesses to appear in person, however, she supplied abundant
documentation on the health effects of EMF including references to testimony
by experts who did not appear in person.
Another part of Ms. Kreider’s complaint had to do with refusal of PEECO to use
the customer supplied readings from her analog meter. Based on her readings,
they were routinely overcharging compared to her readings.
PECO refers to the replacement analog meter as a “rogue meter.” Their
engineer alleged that the meter is dangerous and inaccurate. Among the
arguments the expert used was a very old FCC standard based on thermal
effects, not those which cause illnesses such as cancer.
However, the evidence indicates it is Smart Meter that is dangerous and
inaccurate, as corroborated by industry engineer whistleblower at
The meters contain serious safety flaws resulting from cost cutting decisions
and have a propensity to cause fires.
The PUC decision in Ms.Kreider’s case inaccurately claims the intent of the
smart meter enabling legislation, known as Act 129, was to impose smart meters
on all utility customers without exception, with no opt-outs. Investigation by
PASMA, a Pennsylvania anti-smart meter organization, uncovered transcripts of
debates in the Pa legislature and the debate record indicates that their
claims are false. See
for documentation of this.
In addition to the use of clearly partisan experts, another troubling
development was the interference in the judicial decision process by a
Pennsylvania State Representative with ties to PECO.
Ms. Kreider and other anti-smart meter activists
believe that the PUC was unduly influenced by the extraordinary interference
of State Representative Godshall.The Commission’s 2015 decision
allowing Ms. Kreider’s complaint to proceed to a hearing favored the
Complainant. Then, presumably at PECO’s behest, Representative Bob Godshall
improperly intervened when he contacted Commissioner Gladys M. Brown in
correspondence dated October 7, 2015, failing to copy the Ms Kreider who,
incidentally, is not a Godshall constituent. Rep. Godshall’s son is on the
PECO payroll and was previously in charge of the Pennsylvania Smart Meter
It appears that Rep. Godshall’s letter contained egregious misrepresentations
regarding Ms Kreider’s analog meter, including the statement that it
endangered the grid. Evidence shows that it is the Sensus Smart Meters
deployed by PECO that endanger the grid as well as personal property and
safety. In fact, PECO had to remove 186,000 meters deployed in 2012 due to
their propensity to cause fires.
As Chair of the Consumer Affairs Committee, Rep. Godshall has intervened
in multiple House & Senate Bills calling for smart meter Opt-Outs since 2012.
Complainant argues that Rep. Godshall’s behavior as a public official warrants
investigation for a violation of ethics.
In summary, it appears the PA PUC acceded to external corporate pressure in
deciding a claim regarding significant health effects of utility installed
technology in favor of the largest utility in the US and against a complainant
who not only supported her case with compelling evidence, but who currently
already suffers a significant disability. It would appear that the PA PUC is a
captive agency of PECO and does not represent consumers’ interests as their