To the Editor,
B.C. Hydro smart meter opponents have pointed out that the radio frequencies emitted by the meters are classified as a 2B possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization, putting them in the same category as lead and DDT.
B.C. Hydro’s rebuttal is that dill pickles and coffee fall under the same classification, thereby implying that the microwaves emitted pose no greater danger than consuming coffee or dill pickles. By that logic, I challenge any senior manager of B.C. Hydro to join me at a publicly viewed seating where I will gladly drink a cup of coffee and eat a half dozen dill pickles if they are willing to consume one cup of DDT washed down by a half glass of tetraethyl lead.
One cannot compare the destructive nature of chemicals and radio frequency based solely upon the carcinogenicity.
Emerging science in the early days of lead and DDT pointed toward serious issues concerning those materials, just as the emerging science of today is indicating cause for concern around smart meter radio frequency.
The exposure to these radio frequencies must be a matter of personal choice until the matter is clearly settled.
James G. SmithNanaimo