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One can't blame everything on smart meters

Editor: In a letter in the Feb. 18 Times, the writer suggests smart meters not only “affects her balance and speech” but also “deforms her nails.”

As much as I admire her chutzpah in using this approach to fighting the imposition of this technology, I have to ask — seriously? While I’m certainly no supporter of this technology, I have an understanding of it, having worked in electronics for many years.

Firstly, the smart meters are only actively transmitting for several seconds per day at a signal strength no greater than a cell phone. Secondly, they also transmit in the same frequency range as a cell phone.

If she is affected by electromagnetic radiation in that range, she’d have been having symptoms when cell phones became common. Regardless, she gets an ‘A’ for effort in my book but no, smart meters aren’t at fault.

John Beck,

Langley

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