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Some Pepco customers are claiming that the utility's smart meters are causing them adverse health effects, including headaches and irregular heartbeats. According to a WUSA9 report, the customers say that they began feeling sick after Pepco installed the meters at their homes.

"Ever since this smart meter was installed, I've been dizzy and my heart's been beating fast," Hepsie Bohman, a Pepco customer in Potomac, Md., told WUSA9. "I even went to my doctor, and I was informed that I now have an irregular heart rate."

Laura Simon, Bohman's neighbor, told the news station that she has also had a faster heart rate following the meter installation. Pepco has installed smart meters for almost all of its customers in Washington, D.C., and Maryland, and company spokesperson Marcus Beal told WUSA9 that, although a small percentage of customers have made smart-meter-related complaints, the technology is safe.

To read the full report, click here.





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