September 29, 2011 (Washington D.C.) The Center for Safer Wireless announces a national wireless safety summit will be held in Washington D.C. On October 5-6. Register for in-person or virtual attendance to view online at http://www.centerforsaferwireless.org/Wireless-Safety-Summit.php .
“Smart meters is on the agenda,” said Susan Brinchman of La Mesa, who has been advocating to give consumers choices to opt out of having smart meters in their home. Currently SDG&E customers may ask to be added to a “delay list” if they don’t already have a smart meter, but there is no option for customers who already have smart meters to remove them.
The conference also includes safety issues related to other wireless devices, such as cell phones, which have been linked to brain cancer in some studies.
The conference agenda will include how smart meters may negatively impact health as well as strategies for preventing installation in a community, said Christine Hoch, Center for Safer Wireless (www.centerforsaferwireless.org)