CBC News Canada, 27 July 2011

The Green Party of B.C. is calling for a halt to smart meter installation across the province over health and environmental concerns.

Party Leader Jane Sterk said the meters that record energy use in homes and businesses would expose people to electromagnetic radiation, much like microwaves.

She said the World Health Organization has cited electromagnetic radiation as a possible carcinogen.

"So the Green Party is calling on BC Hydro to halt the installation of smart meters, to put in place a long-term energy plan," Sterk said during a news conference Wednesday.

Sterk appeared with Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University in Ontario, who has written about the possible impact of cell phones or microwaves on fertility rates.

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