Energy and Climate Change CommitteeWritten evidence submitted by Abigail Hirschmann (SMR48)

DO NOT INSTALL SMART METERS. I have Electro Magnetic Sensitivity (EMS)—a condition recognised by the World Health Organisation that effects 3–5% of the UK population.

Being near WiFi technology (and other EMS and Mobiles etc) gives me severe migrains, cognative disfunction, digestive problems, insomnia for many days or weeks and can provoke collapse. Therefore I cannot go into any building or live in a house that has WiFi or attached to another house that has WiFi. The symptoms have been so severe that several times I have nearly died. Installing Smart Meters will render me and many other people with EMS homeless. How will we survive?

The DEEC have already been made well aware of the facts of the illness from several scientific and medical reports and research. And you already have the figures of how much damage to people’s health and lives Smart Meters have caused in California. If you go ahead with the Smart Meter Rollout you will be KNOWINGLY devastating several hundreds of thousands of people’s lives in the UK. Some will die.


February 2013

Prepared 26th July 2013