Smart electric meters “(Smart Meters”) are electronic devices that track and record a customer’s electric use. Electric utilities have been replacing old, analog meters that are read manually once a month with new, digital smart meters that automatically capture information about electricity consumption and transmit it back to electric companies. The electric companies claim that Smart meters can benefit them by allowing them to monitor the electric system more quickly, making it possible to use power resources more efficiently, and that they benefit the consumer by providing more detailed feedback on energy use to the consumers, enabling them to adjust their habits to lower electric bills.
While the actual benefit that Smart Meters provide to consumers is still very much up for debate, what are even more troubling are the potential adverse health effects of the Smart Meters. Consumers, especially electro-sensitive persons and those with autoimmune and heart conditions, are reporting severe health problems from the radiation emitted from Smart Meters. Individual Smart Meter transmissions are generally brief, but some investigators have reported that the intensity of electromagnetic force from a Smart Meter, while it is transmitting, can be much higher than that of a cell phone. Currently, there is no hard evidence that radio-frequency radiation from Smart Meters is safe.
If you currently have a Smart Meter installed on your home and are experiencing adverse health effects which you believe are tied to your Smart Meter, please give us a call to discuss your legal rights.