By Marianna Hartsong, Ph.D., Sedona Resident
(June 26, 2014)
As a concerned, currently at risk, 20-year resident of Sedona, who serves her community in many ways, I am deeply saddened by the lack of news coverage of an issue that should deeply concern us all, as our health is in jeopardy.
I have had serious adverse reactions to APS’ Smart Meters. Retina tore and detached within 6 hours of installation of Smart Meters on my neighbors’ homes (I opted out), bees died, hens laid mutant eggs. Other symptoms were dizziness, nausea, headaches, ears ringing, interrupted sleep, exhaustion, brain fog, depression. Have you noticed any of these?
If I can be a vehicle to bring the dangers of Smart Meters to a broader audience, if I can do anything to get the AZ Corp Commission to leverage APS to remove all our Smart Meters, it will all have been worthwhile. APS will restore your analog meter at no cost – just phone.
Currently doing my best to put my life back in order. I convinced my neighbors to get the Smart Meters removed from their properties to help me live here. No mutant eggs since. The bees are well, the garden is growing, my brain for the most part is working again, sleep has been restored, I am grateful. My vision is still iffy which makes doing anything that involves persistent use of my eyes very tiring (two operations, one to go).
Ironically, the folks who need to speak up, those affected by Smart Meter microwave radio frequency, are also the least able to take action due to mental and physical exhaustion resulting from RF toxicity.
If anyone has knowledge of where and how I can plug in the extensively logged evidence I have to offer that would be wonderful. Please share your Smart Meter experience. Thank you.
Dear Marianna, Thank you for your letter to the Verde Independent. It was like a light bulb went off when I read it. I had been so worried about me and my family and did not know what was happening to us. Our smart meter was installed on
3-12-14 and our health has been slowly getting worse. Our eyes are the worst, and my husband has been so dizzy I have taken him to the doctor 3 times because he simply cannot function. The doctor did not know what was wrong with him. We have a little poodle who has simply quit eating and can no longer see to go down steps, I have to carry her. My exhaustion and brain fog have been so bad my friends have even asked me what was wrong and I didn’t know. There is more, but tomorrow I am having our “smart meter” taken out. NEVER should have allowed it to be installed. People need to know how dangerous these things are.
Thanks Marianna for telling your story so clearly from your journaling of every day since Smart Meters went in around your house. Thanks to Sedona.biz for putting together an excellent video with excerpts from Dr. David Carpenter and Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. Every day more research is coming out about the effects of this wireless technology which is already a burgeoning health crisis. Hopefully people will hear your story and call APS and get their Smart Meter removed. It’s easy and there is no charge — it would be great if Sedona could become a Smart Meter Free Zone in Arizona. Over 40 businesses have already opted out and about 25-30% of residents. Let’s all opt out. Get more info at http://www.sedonasmartmeterawareness.com.
To all – including Joyce Patzer – Anyone who has a smart meter installed can still have it replaced with their non-transmitting analog meter. You need to call APS at 1-800-253-9405 to be persistent about having the smart meter removed – more info can be found at – No fee has been approved by the regulator (Arizona Corporation Commission).
Thank you so much for your comment. I read Marianna Hartsong’s letter to the editor in the Verde Independent on Sunday, June 29th. Went to APS on June 30th and told them to remove my smart meter. APS removed my smart meter on July 1st.
Great job Marianna! You are not alone. Our properties have been trespassed upon by identical frequencies utilized by microwave ovens (915MHz,2.4GHz). Why do I mention this? Because those frequencies do the most damage by oscillating the dipole of the water molecule.
From the Health Departments website…..
“Its mission is to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership.”
Will they be setting the standard for the people of Arizona? or just following a telecommunications lobbyist/director Tom Wheeler.
Direct care and science….The people of Arizona are now part of a smart meter experiment. We need help, please care enough to look at the science and personal stories submitted to the AZCC docket #E-00000C-11-0328.
Public policy….was the public interviewed/surveyed or informed of the risk? Where is the 1-800 number to call in? Where are the neighborhood surveys?
Leadership… is not following the federal government’s communications department (that isn’t a health agency).
The Health Department needs to be flooded with stories like Marianna’s as it is especially common among people over 50. If the Health Department did their job we wouldn’t be in this mess.
They need to be overwhelmed so they can have the guts to stop this horrific catastrophe posed onto the people of Arizona.(602) 542-1025