Pregnant Or Have A Baby? You NEED To Know This!!!

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We occasionally rent videos from our local offbeat video store that specializes in foreign, cult, and classic movies, but they also carry the new releases, etc. We just happened to be attracted to a video entitled “Take Back Your Power” and decided to rent it. (If interested, you may be able to locate it at a local video store, or simply go to the website and you can either order your own copy or stream it from their site.)

Little did I know just how applicable it would possibly be to me or our house and just how important it is for EVERY citizen to know this information.

The movie is an “award winning documentary [which] investigates so-called ‘smart’ utility meters, uncovering shocking evidence of in-home privacy invasions, increased utility bills, health & environmental harm, fires and unprecedented hacking vulnerability… and lights the path toward solutions.”

I didn’t even realize about this stuff!! Did you know that for about the last 5 years the utility companies in a number of states have been swapping out your meters and installing these without really telling you? Or getting your approval?

Why would this matter, you may ask, they say that they “Serve you better; Improve reliability and efficiency; Save scarce resources; and Protect the environment.” They also say that the meters will eventually allow the utilities to do “Remote meter reading; Faster outage response; Advanced billing, payment, and energy-management options.” (descriptions quoted taken from our local city utility website)

They also provide you these free of cost, however, one site indicated that “some estimates, utility consumers will pay at least two hundred twenty-five billion dollars to blanket the nation with AMI meters” – which doesn’t sound very “free” to me. (read more from this source here)  The meters are part of a grid that is being put into place by the government and some large corporations to allow for feedback from not only the “smart” meters regarding your energy use, but also possibly communicating with your “smart” appliances to report back to the utility company (or whoever?) on specific usage times, amounts, etc via a network of antennas on utility poles and cell towers. This technology not only can be invasive to your privacy, but according to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM), they proposed a moratorium on smart meters because “it is unacceptable to implement radiation-emitting technology before serious medical and environmental concerns have been properly addressed.” Which had apparently not been done prior to the mass installation and expenditure of backing the installation! (read more here)

But here is some of the really alarming stuff… “Neither the federal government nor grid profiteers have undertaken a single public health study about the long-term health effects of exposure to electromagnetic radition (EMR) from “smart” meters. Yet medical literature is now loaded with peer-reviewed studies about the non-thermal biological effects of exposure to EMR. Peer-reviewed studies report DNA damage, abnormal genetic and hormonal changes, sperm damage, pregnancy complications, weakening of the blood-brain barrier, disturbance of voltage-gated calcium channels (for example, in the heart), degradation of immunity, and certain types of cancers.”

The article goes on stating “Especially worrisome, says AAEM, is mounting evidence that inescapable electromagnetic fields exposure from smart meters places children at particular risk for altered brain development and for impaired learning and behavior.” (bolding mine) And continues on shortly thereafter to say “over eighteen hundred new scientific studies showing that chronic exposure to both ELF and microwaves poses a serious health hazard. At highest risk are the most vulnerable of our population: children, pregnant mothers, the elderly and the immunecompromised.

I highly recommend you watch the video to get a more in-depth explanation of the whole thing along with personal accounts of people whose lives and health have been extremely affected by their homes or apartments having very close proximity to the location of the meter. One woman’s college-aged son died from cancer because his room was right by a tower of these meters!

Another site mentioned “A couple with a baby that live above a bank of 8 smart meters.  Their baby wakes up every night since the smart meter was installed holding his head and crying.” (source here)  To read further about people sharing their health experiences and the lack of compassion and consideration on the part of power companies, go here. (this is also where the list of symptoms was taken from) To learn about one educated woman who was arrested (that’s right, arrested!!) for insisting to the installers that she did not want a smart meter, go here.

For your quick reference and assistance, a list of possible symptoms is as follows:

 

  • Sleep problems (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, night waking, nightmares)
  • Stress, agitation, anxiety, irritability
  • Headaches, sharp pain or pressure in the head
  • Ringing in the ears, ear pain, high pitched ringing
  • Concentration, memory or learning problems
  • Fatigue, muscle or physical weakness
  • Disorientation, dizziness, or balance problems
  • Eye problems, including eye pain, pressure in the eyes,
  • Cardiac symptoms, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias, chest pain
  • Leg cramps, or neuropathy
  • Arthritis, body pain, sharp, stabbing pains
  • Nausea, flu-like symptoms
  • Sinus problems, nose bleeds
  • Respiratory problems, cough, asthma
  • Skin rashes, facial flushing
  • Urinary problems
  • Endocrine disorders, thyroid problems, diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Hyperactivity or changes in children’s behavior
  • Seizures
  • Recurrence of cancer

As it turns out, our smart meter was put in place in July, 2008 (7 years ago). It’s location was exactly on the wall where my husband and I have our pillows and rest our heads on the bed… The power company does not know the layout of my home or your home, nor do they check, and since it isn’t them getting sick, they don’t know, and many of the stories shared by people seem to indicate that they don’t really care. They also do not know if anyone in your home falls into the more sensitive category of children, elderly or ill.

I encourage you to be an advocate for the health of yourself, your children, your family and your friends. Due to large amounts of issues with the meters and consumer backlash, a number of locations (including ours) allows you to opt out. Interestingly, you will have to pay to have your old analog meter re-installed and be pay an additional monthly fee. Your health and your family’s health is worth it!!

Blessings to you and thank you for all the loving parenting you do; it makes a better world, one Sweetie at a time.

Hug attached,

Koolma  : )

 

Have you had any experience with smart meters and illness or any other environmental toxin?  What have you done to help remedy your situation?

We’d love to hear from you – please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section so we can help each other, remember, we are all in this together!

 

 

 

 

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