Shedding Light in the Darkness

Why We Need to Wake Up to the Danger of Smart Meters


On February 6th, Jeromy Johnson, an expert in mitigating the negative impacts of Electromagnetic Field (EMF) exposure, was featured as a speaker at the TEDxBerkeley event with a “Wireless Wake-Up Call” presentation. Johnson has an advanced degree in Civil Engineering and has worked in Silicon Valley for 15 years. He became what medical doctors call “Electro-hypersensitive” (EHS) in 2011 after extensive exposure to EMF radiation.

Johnson acknowledges that the growth of wireless technologies in our world has provided tremendous benefits to society, but it has also created substantial health risks.  He explains how he became sensitive to EMF radiation in 2011 and recommends that we head toward a more wired world in the future.  He particularly believes that one of the best things we can do is move towards fiber optics.

“If smart meters had been designed to use either fiber optics or to emit just once or twice a day, … then I wouldn’t be standing here today and thousands upon thousands of people around the world would not have been injured by smart meters.”

“There are common symptoms that many people now experience when they are near a WiFi router, wireless smart meter, or cell phone tower. They include: insomnia, headaches, tinnitus/ringing in the ears, fatigue, cognitive disturbance, irritability/stress.” EMF caused health issues are, “not just headaches and insomnia, it’s much more serious things, such as infertility, DNA damage, and eventually cancer.  This is what the research is starting to show.”

We can’t count on the Federal Communications Commission to protect us.  “How is it that we have a regulatory body that’s not protecting the public? …  You end up having industry influencing the regulatory body.  And that’s what’s happening here.  So you have a revolving door between the wireless lobby and the FCC commission.”

Before becoming the current FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler worked as a venture capitalist and lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry

To help protect yourself and your family from the harmful effects of EMF exposure, Johnson recommends the following:

  1. Use Your Cell Phone Wisely (Speaker Phone, Headset, Airplane Mode when on Body);
  2. Switch to Wired Options Whenever Possible (Put Your Router on a Simple Timer at Night);
  3. Reduce Exposures for Children (Monitor Usage);
  4. Opt-Out of Wireless Smart Meters and the Smart Home;
  5. Create Safe Sleeping Spaces.

He has published the book “How to Find a Healthy Home,” which helps simplify this complex issue and provides insight into how to find and create a healthy home that has minimal EMF pollution.


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