Brian Thiesen of BC, Canada, is one of the best on smart-meter dangers. Fact: Smart meters have no surge arrestors (analog meters do), which is why voltage spikes end up ruining your appliances and can even cause the meters to explode. Collecting data (a form of surveillance) on users, which is what smart meters are used for, has brought trillions of dollars to utility companies, whose profits had been dropping. So our sturdy analog meters (too "dumb" to gather data) were declared obsolete and replaced with Smart Meters. See proof of the huge pulses put out by the meters, which are now admitted to do this over 100,000 times a day.