Letter to the Editor: Support for opting out of smart meters

To the Editor:
I fully support opting out of smart meters and highly recommend anyone and everyone to do so. There are some communities where residents are not charged more for doing this. In reality, this is the right thing to do. Why should there be an extra charge for not wanting a hazard on their property? When you stop and think about it, the company should be charged extra for placing a hazard on someone’s property. That’s the way it goes with every other kind of hazard. You are charged extra for things that pose a hazard over those things that do not pose a hazard.
Smart meters are regularly emitting and receiving signals by way of wireless radiation, which is a health and environmental hazard. They also contain toxic chemicals such as lead, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, beryllium, tantalum, arsenic, copper, and more, again making them a health and environmental hazard. Many of these toxic chemicals are also used in the portable wireless gadgets that we carry with us everyday, which become obsolete in a short time and then discarded, adding to the tremendous amount of toxins needing to be disposed of.
The toxic chemicals in these obsolete wireless devices are called PBTs or Persistent Bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals that linger in the environment for a very long time without degrading, multiplying their negative effects on all biological life with obsolete devices being added daily at an astounding rate.
Plus, smart meters are prone to starting on fire, which is a life hazard. And, yes, they are a breach of privacy, which is a personal hazard.
If you have the Internet or access to it or someone to do it for you, check out the following. If not, contact me and I will get you the information: http://electromagnetichealth.org/electromagnetic-health-blog/1etter-joha... (Smart Meters for Smarties by William Thomas).
Talking about ‘Bid Daddy,’ google the following: Connection between US Government and Wireless Industry-and the Huge Rollout of Wi-Fi and Smart Meters.
We are still a free country, but that freedom is in serious jeopardy. We seem to have lost the courage to stand up and speak out. As Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Has our nation reached its end because we have lost the courage to hold our government and the big corporations accountable?
When I see someone stand up and speak out on behalf of what is right, I highly commend them for doing so. May the rest of us join them by standing up and speaking out on behalf of what’s right. Let us hold our government and the big corporations accountable. Thank you.

Becky Huck
Waukon

 

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