DTE put the smart meter on my home in July of 2012. In the days, weeks, and months that followed, I experienced horrible insomnia, memory loss, headaches, and feelings like I was going crazy. I didn’t know the meter had been installed (I hadn’t even heard of smart meters), and I couldn’t understand why I—who had always been a great sleeper—suddenly couldn’t sleep anymore. That was my first sign that something was wrong. I began talking to my friends about it, and one of them said, “Do you have a smart meter?” That’s when I learned what they were. I called DTE (this was in August of 2012) and found out the meter had been put on my house in July—at exactly the time I became unable to sleep. DTE refused to help me. I began sleeping in a tent in my backyard because I couldn't sleep in my home, and now I knew why.
Dexter, Washtenaw County, Michigan