Sheila Hemphill recently stopped the Brady City Council from installing smart meters in all homes within the small Texas town.
Smart meters collect customer data for the utility company and help customers determine peak usage times so they can lower their usage and save money on their power bills.
Hemphill, who owns a wellness shop, repeatedly told the city council and Alex Jones on his radio show (video below) that smart meters emit radiation that can cause cancer, notes InfoWars.com.
However, according to the American Cancer Society, the chances of humans contracting cancer from smart meters are extremely low, if at all:
Smart meters emit RF waves, which are a type of electromagnetic radiation, so there is the potential for them to cause harm. The actual risk of harm, if it exists, is likely to be extremely low, for a number of reasons.
The RF waves that smart meters give off are a form of electromagnetic energy that falls between FM radio waves and microwaves. Like FM radio waves, microwaves, visible light, and heat, RF waves are a form of non-ionizing radiation. They don’t have enough energy to cause cancer by directly damaging the DNA inside cells.
...At very high levels, RF waves can heat up body tissues. But the levels of energy given off by smart meters are much lower, and are not enough to raise temperatures in the body.
The low levels of energy that smart meters give off at their source are further diluted by the distance they typically need to travel to reach people (unlike cell phones, for instance) and by any walls they have to pass through.
“I am a person who says ‘No!’ when it comes to my community,” Hemphill told Jones. “Your pineal gland that detects darkness can’t tell the difference between light frequency and the frequencies from these devices.”
“I was legally blocked 5 times from having the ability to seek action of my elected officials,” claimed Hemphill, who finally blocked the city council's smart meters plan by implementing Texas Local Government Code 9.004.
"Get a petition together. It requires 5 percent of registered voters or 20,000, whichever is less," said Hemphill. "You, by petition, change your city charter to get fluoride out of your water, change your city charter that says that you, as the resident, have the right to remove any product or service you deem harmful to your person, property, or privacy, regardless of what the elected officials say, …that they don’t think there’s a problem. We are the people. This is power.”
Sources: InfoWars.com and American Cancer Society