Energy and Climate Change CommitteeWritten evidence submitted by Ann Wade (SMR28)

I have only just heard that today is the deadline for responding to the issue of the Smart meter roll out, so I do not have time to write more than this. I don’t care at all about the financial benefits of smart meters. I work for a healthy lifestyle company and I am thoroughly convinced that smart meters will damage everyone’s health. I know of too many people who have developed brain tumours from the microwaves emitted by their mobile phones. Each of those people held their phones to their heads for hours each day and each of them developed tumours either side of their ears. You cannot convince me of any other cause. If you install smart meters that emit microwave radiation all day long that is as much as 600 times the EPA accepted “safe level”, you will eventually see the nation’s health deteriorate at an alarming rate. The NHS will be overwhelmed. Law suits will result when it is finally irrefutably proven that microwave radiation is the culprit. I personally will refuse to allow a smart meter to be installed in my home, just as I refuse to use a mobile phone except in an extreme emergency. I value my health and have stayed healthy so far through natural means. I resent our natural world being ruined by all the harmful radiation our modern world subjects us to these days, and smart meters are a step too far. I will do everything in my power to block out radiation coming from any neighbouring homes that are fitted with smart meters and may even go so far as to move somewhere very remote to avoid it. I fear for the health of us all. It is tragic that financial considerations have become more important than our health.

February 2013

Prepared 26th July 2013