I wish Cheryl all the luck in her fight to refuse a product that she rightly feels is a hazard to herself and her children's health and is being installed on her property against her wishes.
The sad part of this whole despicable exercise is that, only months after installing thousands of Smart Meters did BC Hydro think to test those very meters, and the truth is that, even if she wins her gallant fight, it will
be a classic case of "winning the battle and losing the war," because according to studies done at Pitt Lake last summer, those meters emit non-ionizing radiation whose health effects are not really understood at this time, especially as pertains to children, and those waves travel at least 2.5 kilometres, and that is a minimum, as that was the last time I talked to the researchers and it was still registering on their equipment.
For those for whom personal security is an issue, they were also testing new hi-tech meters capable of even more lines of code.
What they would be used for, I can only guess, but if you are an activist or person of interest, you might want to check that you have the same Smart Meter as everyone else.
Unfortunately if you win the right not to have a meter, it is sadly a hollow victory, as you personally will not have a Smart Meter at your home, but your home nonetheless will be at the centre of a minimum five-kilometre diameter circle of thousands of non-ionizing radiation-emitting Smart Meters polluting your home with unwanted, possibly deadly radiation.
Wayne Clark, Maple Ridge
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