Why does the American Cancer Society claim Smart Meters are safe? AMI, wireless corporations are top corporate sponsors. Follow the money.

The claim Smart Meters are safe are backed up by the American Cancer Society. They say because, the amount of RF radiation you could be exposed to from a Smart Meter is much less than what you could be exposed to from a cell phone, it is very unlikely that living in a house with a Smart Meter increases risk of cancer. “ [1]
Family chooses to live with no power rather than a DTE Smart Meter, Nov. 9, 2017, Fox 2 Detroit

In articles or industry presentations about Smart Meters, cell towers, cell phones, or other wireless technology, the American Cancer Society is frequently cited saying there is no cause for concern and these devices are safe and safe for children. An ACS representative told me by phone that their scientists don’t see any reason for concern, any need to warn the public, or any reason to change their position on wireless safety or oppose bills like SB 6495 “based on the research they’ve seen”.

Position based on research or based on corporate contributions?

Look at ACS corporate ties.

Top ACS corporate sponsors are Smart Meter/AMI manufacturing and technology companies Siemens, GE, IBM, and Accenture, Illinois energy company and Smart Meter proponent Ameren, wireless companies AT&T and Motorola, and Microsoft. There are likely many more corporate ties slightly lower down the contribution list. [2]

In addition, CEOs of Ameren Corp.,Motorola Solutions, IBM, and Accenture sit on the American Cancer Society‘s Global Council for CEOs Against Cancer – “an elite group of CEOs of the largest and most influential corporations who serve in an advisory capacity on time sensitive, industry, subject matter, or geographically relevant topics pertaining to the global cancer burden.” [3]

This explains ACS’ entrenched position on wireless hazards, and why it supports wireless technology..

Stay engaged with ACS on their cellphone app

ACS has even developed a fundraising app for cell phones, one of several apps it has launched. [4]

The all-new American Cancer Society FUNdraising app has been completely redesigned from the ground up. It’s now easier than ever for event participants to raise and track donations (for Relay and Strides events) plus stay engaged with the American Cancer Society

Download our Mobile FUNdraising App

Collecting donations to help finish the fight against cancer has never been easier.

The American Cancer Society FUNdraising App enhanceRelay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events by making it easy and FUN to raise money and track your progress. [5]

Safety backed up by the American Cancer Society

We are confident in the safety, security and benefits provided by Smart Meters..The claim Smart Meters are safe are backed up by the American Cancer Society. [1]

So, when you are told that the American Cancer Society has said Smart Meters or cell phones or Wi-Fi in schools are safe, respond with “you get what you pay for.”

Sources:

[1] http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/family-chooses-to-live-with-no-power-rather-than-a-dte-smart-meter

[2] https://www.cancer [dot] org/our-partners.html#Corporate_Alliances
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Charities-Fundraisers/2016/10/23/City-participants-fight-to-end-cancer-at-Relay-For-Life

[3] http://www.cancer [dot] org/our-partners/ceos-against-cancer/ceo-global-council.html

[4] https://relaynation.relayforlife [dot] org/blogs/16/294

[5] https://www.cancer [dot] org/involved/donate/download-mobile-app.html

 

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