American Academy of Environmental Medicine Calls for Immediate Caution Regarding Smart Meter Installation


The American Academy of Environmental Medicine Calls for
Immediate Caution regarding Smart Meter Installation

Wichita, KS- The American Academy of Environmental Medicine today released its position
paper on electromagnetic field (EMF) and radiofrequency (RF) health effects calling for
immediate caution regarding smart meter installations. Citing several peer-reviewed scientific
studies, the AAEM concludes that “significant harmful biological effects occur from non-thermal
RF exposure” showing causality. The AAEM also expresses concern regarding significant, but
poorly understood quantum field effects of EMF and RF fields on human health.
“More independent research is needed to assess the safety of ‘Smart Meter’ technology,” said
Dr. Amy Dean, board certified internist and President-Elect of the AAEM. “Patients are
reporting to physicians the development of symptoms and adverse health effects after ‘Smart
Meters’ are installed on their homes. Immediate action is necessary to protect the public’s

Dr. William J. Rea, past president of AAEM says, “Technological advances must be assessed
for harmful effects in order to protect society from the ravages of end-stage disease like
cancer, heart disease, brain dysfunction, respiratory distress, and fibromyalgia. EMF and
wireless technology are the latest innovations to challenge the physician whose goal is to help
patients and prevent disease.” Rae, a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon and environmental
physician adds, “A more thorough review of technological options to achieve society’s
worthwhile communications objectives must be conducted to protect human health.”

The AAEM calls for:
~ Immediate caution regarding “Smart Meter” installation due to potentially harmful RF
~ Accommodation for health considerations regarding EMF and RF exposure, including
exposure to wireless “Smart Meter” technology
~Independent studies to further understand health effects from EMF and RF exposure
~ Use of safer technology, including for “Smart Meters”, such as hard-wiring, fiber optics
or other non-harmful methods of data transmission
~ Independent studies to further understand the health effects from EMF and RF
~ Recognition that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is a growing problem worldwide
~ Consideration and independent research regarding the quantum effects of EMF and RF
on human health
~ Understanding and control of this electrical environmental bombardment for the
protection of society

The AAEM’s position paper on electromagnetic and radiofrequency fields can be found at:

AAEM is an international association of physicians and other professionals dedicated to
addressing the clinical aspects of environmental health. More information is available at
About AAEM: The American Academy of Environmental Medicine was founded in 1965, and
is an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the clinical
aspects of humans and their environment. The Academy is interested in expanding the
knowledge of interactions between human individuals and their environment, as these may be
demonstrated to be reflected in their total health. The AAEM provides research and education
in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological
and chemical agents encountered in air, food and water.

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