From: Kim Bendis
Subject: Harvard MD Says Smart Meters Risky
Hello Mayor Pradel and Council Members,
Mayor Pradel, Councilman Wehrli and Councilman Fieseler, you each asked that a medical doctor talk to you directly about the potential health risks associated with “smart” meters. I contacted one of the premier experts on this topic, David Carpenter MD. He is a Harvard trained physician with decades worth of experience in the public health arena with a specialty in non-ionizing radiation. Particularly EMF RF & MW radiation and its impact on human physiology. He has been asked to testify before the House and the Senate and in 2009 before the President’s Cancer Panel. His works are published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
There is no one in Naperville who has the expertise or qualifications to speak on this topic with the authority or depth of knowledge than Dr. Carpenter. To minimize, diminish or disregard his findings would be foolish and reckless. What he advocates for is precaution when blanketing a communication mesh network onto our already saturated society. He also stresses the need for further research into the physiologic impact of living in a high-tech society.
Attached is his letter where he addresses his concerns regarding “smart” meters specifically to Naperville. This would also extend to all of Illinois. I have also attached the reports that he cites in the body of the letter.
I urge you to take Dr. Carpenter’s insights and expertise into consideration before the damage becomes irreversible. You were each elected to advocate and protect the rights of all 145,000 residents, especially those most fragile in our society. Adopt a policy of precaution.
I have also attached the letter that a fellow resident sent to the mayor and her concerns as a cancer survivor. Please take this as an opportunity to advocate and champion for her and others like her by allowing residents to retain their analog meters without penalty.
I look forward to hearing from you. You may contact me at anytime at the following numbers ________.
Kim Bendis MS, FNP-C
President, Naperville Smart Meter Awareness
Letter from Dr. Carpenter to Naperville
Reviews on Environmental Health-EMF-Carpenter-Sage
EMF and Cancer: The Cost of Doing Nothing
Resident Letter to NAP Mayor Smart Meter