"Ojai Vents Smart-Meter Angst"

"The electrical meter for Marleen Luckman's dwelling is sandwiched between two new smart meters, the kind that some Ojai residents are upset about.Luckman says she worries about a wireless world where electromagnetic radiation is everywhere."

"Scientists and government-backed research challenge her conclusion. P. Lyn Middleton even questions her own assessments.

Still, the 63-year-old Ojai artist worries the reason she feels lethargic, scattered and unable to focus may be the five wireless electricity counters — "smart meters" — 20 feet from her house.

'I'm not a crazy person, but I do know that something different is happening to me,' said Middleton, who plans to pay more than $75 to keep a utility from installing a smart meter near her home. She's willing to pay at least $450 more to convince the landlord of a neighboring apartment complex to remove the digital devices already installed and to keep more meters from being installed."

Tom Kisken reports for the Ventura County Star May 5, 2012.

Source: Ventura County Star, 05/07/2012