Our Mission

Our mission is to educate the public about the health and environmental hazards of un-natural and toxic electric fields, magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. This is to enable individuals to protect themselves from detrimental technologies while advocating for the use of safer ones.

History

Founding days  In October of 2012, five citizens formed Safe Technology Minnesota in October of 2012, as a fiscally-sponsored project of Minnesota Natural Health Coalition, a 501c(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization. Our non-profit project grew out of a campaign in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2011 to educate the public about the dangers of electromagnetic field pollution associated coming from the smart" water meters that the St Paul Water District was installing. We were able to secure from St. Paul Regional Water Services an option to have a new, but completely safe water meter installed, one that does not send out its readings through the air using microwave radiation. Since then Edina, Stillwater and several other towns have provided for an "opt-out" choice of a water meter that is new but that does not emit an microwave radiation; by exercising the right to opt-pit, a resident can get a water meter that sends out its readings through a wire to a "touch pad" on the outside of the house. That touch pad is read monthly by a real person, a meter reader, who stops by and gets the reading.

Electric smart meters We oppose the use of electric and gas "smart" meters also, and urge that customers reject the installation of all such smart meters, and instead stay with an old style "analogue" meter, even if it is a new meter. In the event that any type of smart meter - electric, gas or water - is installed in a home we advocate for shielding of the occupants from the radiation and also the reduction of "dirty electricity" from the wiring in the affected home, because that too can cause health problems.

Wireless devices of all kinds  All wireless technologies produce undesirable, toxic EMF exposures and that includes Wi-Fi, cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers and "smart" refrigerators and other such "smart" appliances, which are not safe at all because they unwisely expose us to toxic microwave radiation.  In addition to helping to to make wiser consumer choices and avoid the wireless devices by choosing the wired alternatives, a savvy consumer also make use of personal shielding devices when and where necessary, such as smart meter shields, shielding shirts, underwear, caps, and other such clothing, and shielding paint. We also recommend the use of test meters to test for the strength or intensity of the fields that we are being exposed to and the test meters that are most used these days are the RF (radio frequency) meters that tell us how strongly we are being exposed to microwaves and other RF radiation, as would be coming from cell phones, cordless phones, Wi-Fi, smart meters and other such wireless devices that typically give us a bad exposure to microwave radiation.

Today, 5G is increasingly being built out in the metro area  Today, a new, very dangerous wireless threat to our health and safety is emerging: 5G, the newest, much touted version of cell phone and Wi-Fi (they are now being combined) technology. While the big ugly cell towers and roof top antennas have been problematic for years, now the 5G buildout involves the placement of "small cell" antennas that are smaller and less noticeable, but are far more densely placed, with several of them planned to be on every block of every neighborhood of every town and city. We urge all citizens to join with us in fighting this looming threat to our health, our privacy and, for some, survival. For more background on 5G, check out the web site 5G Crisis, and then come back to this web site and see our leaflet (on the very next page) that you can use to organize and stop the 5G OTARD antennas from being placed on house rooftops in your neighborhood.  
Know safer alternatives to wireless communication