COMMONS

'Smart meters' evidence check

The Science and Technology Committee invited views on the strength of the evidence in relation to smart meters.

The forum is now closed and the Committee is considering next steps.

586 Responses to Send a comment to the 'Evidence check' web forum

Nancy Anderson says:
February 05, 2016 at 04:45 PM
We've had a smart meter installed about 5 years ago, without our knowledge or consent. The rates have actually increased and we pay an additional monthly $10 fee for the service!?
Lucia Mencarelli says:
February 05, 2016 at 10:20 AM
I do not want smart meters in my house or in my neighbourhood! The traditional meters are fine and I give my reading through the website anyway!
Lucia Mencarelli says:
February 05, 2016 at 10:19 AM
I do not want smart meters in my house or in my neighbourhood, traditional meters are fine and I give my reading through the website!
Martin Weatherall says:
February 05, 2016 at 04:04 AM
Do not install any meters that transmit wireless signals!
Read the massive amount of scientific research which shows that wireless radiation is dangerous.
Talk to the people who have become very ill after a smart meter has been installed.
Look at all the various diseases and illnesses which have been scientifically linked to wireless radiation by reading the BioInitiative Report www.bioinitiative.org
MCS-Aware says:
February 04, 2016 at 01:45 PM
We have heard from many people who are disabled with environmental illness, that their symptoms are made worse by increased Wi-Fi radiation such as will be emitted from these devices. We have stated at every consultation that fibre optic cables would be a much more efficient investment for the smart meter scheme. They would protect privacy, health and are likely to be more cost effective over time. It seems odd that the Government has insisted on this short term approach of increasing the amount or wireless radiation in the UK when there are no long term studies on the impact this cumulative radiation has on health. People with Environmental Illness and electro-hypersensitivity have been the first to show adverse physical health affects and the amount of people disabled by this condition is increasing. Existing studies on the effect of this frequency of radiation on vulnerable children and adults is being consistently ignored.
Skeena Rathor says:
February 03, 2016 at 11:09 PM

Dear Readers and friends in government
With great respect and kindness
We do not need more microwaves in our lives
As a kinaesthetic intelligence teacher of 15 years I can tell you that this type of Radiation affects the brain body connection and the Central nervous system
Please do not allow another source of disturbance to health to enter peoples lives we are already suffering from massive electromagnetic pollution - stop smart meters.

William & Carol Bloxsome says:
February 03, 2016 at 04:52 PM
The evidence is not available to show that smart meters are safe. They are known to be inherently dangerous in a number of ways.
nita rothfield says:
February 03, 2016 at 10:12 AM
we do not need another EMF device to add to the electronic smog that has been accelerating in our communities for the past decade. The proliferation of these devices, including smart meters, is already known by many scientists to be harmful to health, especially children. Pleas do not inflict smart meters on all of us. There is enough evidence please do your research into this .
Dave Lindsay says:
February 02, 2016 at 04:09 PM
With respect to energy usage, there should be good design practices by appliance manufacturers. Such practices would be to minimise power consumption in respect of taking as little power as possible in order to perform the task. It should also take into account the likely behavioural psychology of the user in order that he/she does not leave the device in a power-consuming mode unnecessarily.

In respect of consumption, so-called "smart" meters are nothing more than a tool for micromanagement. Good consumption starts at appliance design!
Mr Lewis says:
February 02, 2016 at 02:47 PM
The evidence of adverse health effects resulting from smart meter installations is incontrovertible;

The most established Science Journal in the world confirms DNA damage from Microwave frequency radiation.

http://www.nature.com/articles/srep14914

Furthermore numerous classified cold war era studies were done on humans by allied and communist block countries investigating the frequencies and strength of microwave radiation necessary to cause biologic effects on people.

http://adst.org/2013/09/microwaving-embassy-moscow/