As Croydon Council rejects a new mobile phone mast in Norbury on planning grounds, concern grows as to the great increase in such masts and the potential health hazards of the radiation they emit.
There could be a considerable increase in radition as the government wants energy suppliers to install smart meters in every home in England, Wales and Scotland. There are more than 26 million homes for the energy suppliers to get to, with the goal of every home having a smart meter by 2020.
They will not be compulsory so people can choose not to have one.
The case the roll out can be read at
Thames Water is also planning to roll out smart meters across its water supply area.
Back in 2013 the Stop Smart Meters UK campaigners told a House of Commons Committee that there is evidence that the radiation emitted from electricity, gas and water smart meters could be 140 to 800 times higher than that from mobile phones. Utility companies want to install them by 2019.
For more detail see: http://www.bemri.org/news/smart-meters.html
In March a presentation was made to the Wimbledon Community Forum which can be read at
Even techies concerned
In a US video a tech specialist points out that the small print on smart phones advises not to have them less than 1 inch near our bodies.
Three questions spring to mind:
- Could some households have two smart meters if they are not on dual fuel?
- Will the water smart meters be in the current water meter locations in pavements?
- What will the cost be and will the installation programme be added to customers bills?