According to Cindy Carriger and other North Texas anti-Smart Meter activists the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced "We need comments about RF radiation by this Wednesday, February 6th."
The notice was posted on the Take Back Your Power website on February 3, which leaves little time for activists to act.
Fortunately, the site has a template that can be quickly customized and sent.
"These proceedings," says Take Back Your Power, "allow the public to inform the FCC why it must update its electromagnetic radiation safety guidelines."
Carriger, a longtime leader in the grassroots fight against the mandatory installation of so-called digital Smart Meters in homes and businesses throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, sees this as an opportunity to possibly give a blow to Smart Meters.
"If the FCC were to determine that smart meter RF/EMF emissions were dangerous, this could help us get rid of dangerous Smart Meters" she said.
Radio frequency interference and electromagnetic field emissions from Smart Meters have long been blamed nationwide for causing headaches, nausea and insomnia in the occupants of homes where the meters have been installed.
Last summer at a Carriger-lead meeting of concerned residents in Bedford a Hurst woman related how her autistic daughter began having seizures when their Smart Meter was installed.
While officials in Texas and elsewhere throughout the US contend that Smart Meter emissions fall within the FCC guidelines the question is whether the guidelines are insufficient for protecting people.
Carriger points out that this sufficiency issue involves not just Smart meters but all wireless RF exposure from devices like wireless routers, laptops, cell phones, baby monitors, Wi-Fi, microwave ovens, cell towers and broadband over power lines.
For years, she notes, the FCC has "turned a deaf ear to consumer advocacy groups begging for them to look at the research or commission their own studies and they have refused!"
The Dallas Libertarian Examiner has been following this battle in the Metroplex since 2010.
Apparently one of the few North Texans who has been able to successfully hold off the Smart Meter installers is a Ft. Worth resident who maintains his anonymity under the name of Mr. Smoot, an acronym for Smart Meter Opt Out Texas.
"I politely asked every installer who came to my door since May not to install a meter until the Public Utilities Commission investigated opt-out provisions," he explained. "I still have my analog meter."
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