Re: "Anti-smart meter drive picks up pace," News, Oct. 12.
I am against the smart meter after speaking to some concerned parents in the Burnaby area with these types of meters already installed.
The meter is located on the other side of a wall where the children sleep and it would be very interesting to have some testing done to see how much harmful radiation is emanating through the wall.
I would like to ask Premier Christy Clark if she has one installed? Is it on the other side of a bedroom wall where she sleeps?
A meter, a fair distance away from any major living or sleeping areas, may be acceptable. However, we need to measure the electromagnetic fields and see how much radiation is emitting from these meters and share the "true" results with the public.
Premier Clark doesn't share the same concerns for three possible reasons: the benefits to BC Hydro have clouded her judgment, she lacks understanding of the potential health risks, or she does not care due to where her own meter is located.
The health of the people is far more important than this replacement.
Patching into the existing phone lines of the home, or even television cable may have been a better choice if they require monitoring.