Physicians group says smart meters effect health: “The evidence is irrefutable.”

aaemAn international organization of physicians and scientists recognize smart meters are harming people’s health.  They say, “The evidence is irrefutable.” and call for further research, accommodations and avoidance of smart meters.  This new statement is based on a review of cases by Dr. Lamech in Australia. Here’s their recently adopted statement: Smart Meter Case Series

“Founded in 1965 as a non-profit medical association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) is an international organization of physicians and scientists interested in the complex relationship between the environment and health.

AAEM physicians and physicians world wide are treating patients who report adverse, debilitating health effects following the installation of smart meters, which emit electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) and radiofrequencies (RF).

The peer reviewed, scientific literature demonstrates the correlation between EMF/RF exposure and neurological, cardiac, and pulmonary disease as well as reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, cancer and other health conditions. The evidence is irrefutable. Despite this research, claims have been made that studies correlating smart meter emissions with adverse health effects do not exist.

The AAEM has received a case series submitted by Dr. Federica Lamech, MBBS, Self- Reporting of Symptom Development from Exposure to Wireless Smart Meters’ Radiofrequency Fields in Victoria.  AAEM supports this research. It is a well documented 92 case series that is scientifically valid. It clearly demonstrates adverse health effects in the human population from smart meter emissions.

The symptoms reported in this case series closely correlate not only with the clinical findings of environmental physicians, but also with the scientific literature. Many of the symptoms reported including fatigue, headaches, heart palpitations, dizziness and other symptoms have been shown to be triggered by electromagnetic field exposure under double blind, placebo controlled conditions.  Symptoms in this case series also correlate with the Austrian Medical Association’s Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of EMF Related Health Problems.

It is critically important to note that the data in this case series indicates that the “vast majority of cases” were not electromagnetically hypersensitive until after installation of smart meters. Dr. Lamech concludes that smart meters “may have unique characteristics that lower people’s threshold for symptom development”.

This research is the first of its kind, clearly demonstrating the correlation between smart meters and adverse health effects.

Based on the findings of this case series, AAEM calls for:

  • Further research regarding smart meter health effects
  • Accommodation for health considerations regarding smart meters.
  • Avoidance of smart meter EMF/RF emissions based on health considerations, including the option to maintain analog meters.
  • A moratorium on smart meters and implementation of safer technology
  • Physicians and health care providers to consider the role of EMF and RF in the disease process, diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Passed by the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine October 23, 2013

Please note: Smart Meter case series research to be released upon publication”

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6 Responses to Physicians group says smart meters effect health: “The evidence is irrefutable.”

  1. Kelly says:

    I’m struggling with trying to understand if EMF’s are really affecting my health (which is very, very bad, and seemingly getting worse every day). Yet I’ve spent thousands of dollars over the years and am now on medicaid, so before I could borrow any money to buy EMF protective devices or grounding pads (?), I need to know more.

    Where are these double-blind studies mentioned in this article? If I you could post a link to those, then that might convince my family and friends to help me out.

    Thank you.

  2. admin says:

    The AAEM stated they would post the studies when they were published- still waiting for that. Meanwhile there are some simple steps you can take that are free, for example turning off electricity at the breaker box. Low cost: replacing cordless phone with a corded phone. Turning off devices, using cell phone for emergencies only.

  3. Carolyn says:

    Where can I find a medical doctor in Lafayette, Louisiana
    who Knows this?
    Please

  4. admin says:

    Try the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) referral search for a doctor in your area. See left side bar. http://aaemonline.org/
    AAEM has taken a strong stand against smart meters. See the following posts:
    http://emfsafetynetwork.org/physicians-groups-says-smart-meters-effect-health-the-evidence-is-irrefutable/
    http://emfsafetynetwork.org/american-academy-of-environmental-medicine-calls-for-a-halt-to-wireless-smart-meters/
    Print these out and bring with you to the doctor visit.

  5. Treva Powers, RN says:

    I began to experience severe headache and eye pain in end of July,beginning of Aug. 2012. I have seen my PCP, ENT, Opthalmologist, Neurologist and Neurosurgeon who have not been able to determine the orign. The neurologist is my fiancee and he says it could be migraines but not typical, as I have pains shooting up from back from my skull into my back of my eyes. Initially the worst pain I have ever experienced. I continue to have eye pain and headaches. Ironically, I had never heard of smart meters until April 2014. I thought I’d check my house and there is a smart meter on my house. I contacted NES and was informed they placed it on my house July 27,2012 the week my head ache and eye pain began. In addition I am experiencing leg jerking. I have spent the day passing out a flyer I typed up and been walking door to door today to educate my neighborhood. NES will not remove it from my house. I have sent an email to News Channel 5 and to Senator. I would like to join my organization and would like to be able to measure the frequencies in my home.

  6. admin says:

    See here for ideas about removing the smart meter.http://emfsafetynetwork.org/action-now/
    In the short term you can shield from it. http://smartmeterguard.com/
    Also take steps to remove wireless devices from your home, use wired and corded devices, internet and phone.

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