PECO is the biggest electric and natural gas provider in Philadelphia and a subsidiary of the Exelon Corporation, the largest provider of energy in the nation. Since 2012, PECO has been rolling out Smart Meters to just over 2 million Pennsylvania customers.
PECO declares that using smart meters will give “faster, more convenient service,” which will allow the company to “detect problems faster,” and “identify potentially dangerous situations.” PECO makes no mention of the DNA damaging health affects of smart meters, like the bursts of EMF radiation that can cause cancer.
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Catherine Frompovich is a retired nutritionist with many advanced degrees in the holistic sciences. She is also a writer and breast cancer survivor who is fighting PECO’s AMI Smart Meter mandate in her Philadelphia home. As reported by Naturalblaze.com, Ms. Frompovich recently gave testimony to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission’s Administrative Law Court.
She presented evidence from other EMF researchers who confirmed the 24/7 presence of radiation frequency (RF) and electromagnetic radiation (EMF) is similar to the cell phone “cancer-causing technology” that would be detrimental to her health:
. . . Smart meters and cell phones occupy similar frequency bands of the electromagnetic spectrum . . There is building evidence that the [smart meter’s] sharp, high intensity pulses are particularly harmful, [and] the cell phone study findings are applicable . . .
Without an opt-out provision, the threat of no electric service and the forced health dangers from smart meters, Frompovich also believes her personal freedom is at stake. As part of her testimony, she refers to Pennsylvania state’s constitution which proclaims a citizen’s inherent rights to defend life and liberty.
There are other constitutional infringements from smart meters that Frompovich doesn’t address – the loss of privacy, data mining and yielding control of your energy. Abby Martin from Breaking the Set calls smart meters “little surveillance units” and gives this report about their snooping.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) in California, offers an opt-out for customers who don’t want smart meters, but like PECO, they do not inform customers of their inherent dangers. Mechanical engineer Rob Smart, M.S., gives an excellent overview of those EMF spiking waves and the serious health effects in his presentation called “The Dark Side of Smart Meters.”