February 5, 2013
There are new electric meters being installed on homes in metro Detroit and they’re causing controversy. They are called smart meters and they use electromagnetic frequency to send DTE information about power use.
This gets rid of the need for meter readers and notifies the power company about outages. It also cuts down on costs to the power company, and allows for quicker response should you lose power. Some customers have also used it to monitor their power use online and save money.
However, some say the EMF from the meters is making them sick.
“I suffered headaches, body aches… flu-like symptoms,” said Lillian Cusumano.