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James R. Fouts Mayor of Warren, MI: Stop bullying residents, allow an opt-out option from "smart" water meters

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My husband, 2 small children and I live in Warren, MI. It's been home for the past 11 years and although I have never missed a water or tax payment, my city is threatening to shut off my water service for refusing to have an AMR (advanced metering systems) "smart" water meter installed. I've made several attempts to reason with the city going back to April of 2012 and to this day I have not received any explanation of their decisions, how they believe these meters to be safe, or specifically what city ordinance I am violating since there is nothing yet written about these "smart" water meters.

Smart utility meters emit non-ionizing radio frequencies, and a lot of it. On average 100 times more than a cell phone in use. Smart meters pulse information several times a minute to the utility company to report usage.

Safety is my biggest concern, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified non-ionizing radio frequency radiation as a 2B carcinogen, which puts it in the same class as lead or car exhaust.

A new report recently released details 1,800 studies on electromagnetic fields such as power lines, cell towers, wi-fi, smart meters, etc...with 29 researchers over 10 countries, there is no other study like it. The 2012 Bioinitiative report reveals many adverse biological and health effects. The health issues include: damage to DNA and genes, leaks in the blood/brain barrier, neurological impairment, sperm damage, auto-immune conditions and many others. The report also advises that children, people with autism and pregnant women should limit their exposure to wireless and EMF. (Electromagnetic fields) In fact, childhood leukemia has been the only cancer consistently reported in epidemiological studies as associated with ELF MFs. (extremely low frequency magnetic field)

David O. Carpenter, MD, co-editor of the 2012 Bioinitiative Report said, “There is now much more evidence of risks to health affecting billions of people world-wide. The status quo is not acceptable in light of evidence for harm.” New safety standards are urgently needed for protection against EMF and wireless exposures present everywhere in daily life. (

The MI Public Service Commission and MI Attorney General issued statements advocating an opt-out for electric "smart" meter customers, even if it includes a small fee for analog meter readings. Many cities have adopted their own utility meter resolutions through council, but Warren has failed to take the requests of residents seriously.

Mayor Jim Fouts has a duty to public safety above all else, and you don't need absolute proof to put precautionary measures in place or allow options. Compelling evidence should be enough to warrant concern for your residents and their children.

For more info, please watch:

"RESONANCE is a sensational eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies."

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