October 18, 2021

Smart Meters ... Aren’t


Dear Editor,

Many homes and businesses in Topanga have been notified of imminent installation or may already have had wireless or “smart” meters installed. These meters are like mini cell towers and a neurotoxin, a genotoxin, a carcinogen and can cause heart arrhythmia and heart attack not to mention extreme headaches, other illnesses and can even neutralize and interfere with medications (Tamoxifen, for example). The new wireless meters are also a fire hazard, over-bill the customer and even impinge upon our privacy.

Forty-three cities and counties in California have already banned installation of the dangerous “smart” meters or asked for a moratorium until we can get laws in place mitigating or stopping them.

Topanga residents should refuse installation of the new wireless “smart” meters (or whatever name Edison is now disguising them under since “smart” meters have such a bad reputation).

To download an informational flyer about smart meters to give to your neighbors, go to http://www.thepeoplesinitiative.org/uploads/smart_meter_flyer_latest.doc.

For more information on smart meters and to sign our petition, which will be delivered to LA County Board of Supervisors and eventually other legislators, go to http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5836/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7184ank.

To read articles, watch videos and get informed about smart meters, look online for this information at http://www.thepeoplesinitiative.org/Wifi_and_Schools.html.

If you refuse a smart meter but your neighbor doesn’t, you will still be exposed to the radiation because these meter transmissions are very powerful and will cause “dirty” electricity on your wiring. So it is important that we all refuse them. Insist upon keeping your analog meter. A “powered down smart meter” causes dangerous dirty electricity via the “switching power supply mode” and can also become wireless later without you knowing it.

When whole neighborhoods opt out, the utilities companies put repeaters in, which also transmit massive amounts of radiation. So we must not allow repeaters in our neighborhoods either!

Thank you for caring about and protecting our safe and healthy environment.

— Sincerely,

Liz Barris