The possible introduction of smart meters have been hotly debated in some communities. Those who like them believe they could help make the energy grid more efficient and provide information that could help consumers reduce energy consumption. 
Those who oppose them do so for a variety of reasons, including environmental health and 
privacy concerns. Now smart meters are being tested in some Minnesota communities, and may be used more broadly in Minnesota in the near future. What do you think? How would you feel about having one on your home? What concerns, if any, do you have about them? Or why do you support them? Do you have any suggestions for how to get the benefits of smart meters while avoiding some of the potential pitfalls?



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Arden Hills, MN city is now monitoring when we flush our toilets via the new smart meters.

For details and to help me fight the city please visit my webpage at www.ArdenHills.org

I HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING EXTREME FATIGUE, PAIN IN MY BODY MAINLY MY HEELS AND JOINTS, RINING IN MY EARS, I CANT FALL ASLEEP AND, WHEN I DO I CANT SLEEP WELL BECAUSE I WAKE UP. MANY NIGHTS I HAVE ANXIETY IN MY SLEEP I WAKE UP WITH A PANIC ATTACK. EVERY ONE IN THE HOUSE IS EXPERIENCING SOMETHING MY SON GETS HEADACHES A LOT MY YOUNGER CHILDREN GET REAL HYPER AND CHAOTIC ESPECIALLY MY 4 YEAR OLD & 7YEAR OLD. MY 4 YEAR OLD HAS SLEEPING ISSUES I WAKE UP AT WEE HOURS AND HE IS AWAKE PLAYING AT 3AM AND WONT GO BACK TO SLEEP TIL 6AM WE ARE SICK ALL THE TIME NASAL ISSUES AND STOMACH ISSUES. MY MOTHER STAYED OVER FOR THE WEEKEND AND KEPT GETTING BLOODY NOSES. WE ALL GET RUNNY NOSES OUT OF THE BLUE. I GET DISSY SPELLS WHEN STANDING SOME TIMES AND EVERYTHING GETS DARK AND MY HEAD TINGLES THEN MY VISION IS BLURRY THEN STARTS TO COME CLEARER BUT WITH BLCK SPOTS WITH TINY WHITE LITE SCRAMBLING THROUGH THE SPOTS.THERE ARE TIMES WHEN IM IN BED THAT MY HEART WILL PUMP REALLY WEIRD ALMOST LIKE ITS SLOWING DOWN BUT PUMPING REALLY HARD AND OTHER TIMES ITS A RAPID FLASH OF 4 OR 5 PUMPS REALLY QUICKLY THEN GOES AWAY. I WAS ALSO DIAGNOSED WITH THE FIRST STAGES OF CERVICAL CANCER LAST WINTER ALL MY PAPS PRIOR WERE HEALTHY AND NORMAL. MY CHILDREN ARE AGITATED ALL THE TIME. I FEEL SAD AND DOWN FOR NO REASON I FEEL LIKE IM GOING CRAZY HALF THE TIMEW WITH THE BRAIN FOG AND COMPROMISED ATTENTION NOT TO MENTION I FORGET FROM ONE SECOND TO THE NEXT. HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF EMR EXPOSURE IS WHY WE FEEL LIKE THIS? AND WHO IS HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

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