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In October of 2011, Rocky Mountain Power installed approximately 8,000 1-watt radio transmitters in the Moab area in the form of radio frequency electrical meters. Those of us who are familiar with the negative effects of radio frequencies on human health and well being tried to work with the power company to arrive at an equitable solution for those who felt the company was putting their health at risk with the installation of these meters.

A year and a half later, it turns out that Rocky Mountain Power’s idea of a fair solution was to go to the Utah Public Utilities Commission and obtain a ruling that anyone who did not want to have a radio frequency meter could pay $283 for a special meter and $22 a month for a manual meter reading. In a recent letter to the few customers who did not allow the installation of the new meters, the company said, “To be fair to all Rocky Mountain Power customers, the additional costs incurred for this special service must be paid for by the customers that request it.”

While this may sound reasonable to some, it is an example of the continuing erosion of the idea that government and its entities should be serving all of the people as opposed to just those with money and power. Perhaps people who need wheelchairs should bear the cost of accessibility to public places too!

Just as the negative effects of excessive air pollution took decades to become readily apparent, and decades more to become recognized as an out-of-control public health issue, the negative effects of excessive electric and radio frequency will also take time to become acknowledged. As much as the government and corporations would like to deny it, science has proven that humans suffer negative health effects from overexposure to electrical and radio frequencies. The only “question” is how much exposure is acceptable before the negative effects become statistically meaningful to the overall health of the population. Which, of course, means nothing to you as an individual.

In the meantime, don’t kid yourself that it is not happening. There are individuals in our community who suffer serious and debilitating health issues from exposure to very small amounts of Wi-Fi and other radio and electrical frequencies. If you pay attention in your own life, maybe you will begin to notice the small ways it affects you as well. Or maybe you don’t want to know.

—David ‘Spark’ Livermore

Moab

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