Central Maine Power is winding down the installation of its so-called "smart meters" in the Lewiston-Auburn area while many consumers are unaware of the possible health hazards.
The meters emit a high frequency RF/microwave radiation and, in May, the World Health Organization classified wireless radiation as a Class 2B possible carcinogen, the same category as lead, engine exhaust and the pesticide DDT. There are abundant testimonials from people who are experiencing symptoms of headaches, dizziness, insomnia, fatigue, nausea and heart palpitations.
Municipalities and public officials across the country are coming out against deployment of these meters. In California, 40 communities have banned or slowed or criminalized the installation of smart meters.
It is important for Mainers to be aware that they have the right to request their meter be removed with replacement of the old analog meter as part of the opt-out program created by the Public Utilities Commission. CMP will penalize the homeowner with a one-time $40 fee, and an additional $12 monthly fee, but it is well-worth the health of one's family.
We would encourage everyone to do their own research and decide if these "menacing meters" are smart.
Normand and Suzanne Renaud, Lewiston