Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Report: No Health Threat From Smart Meters

As a follow up to my investigative piece on the safety of Smart Meters, a new report released today confirms my findings that Smart Meters pose no health risks to the public. In the report, the California Council on Science and Technology states that the intensity of the radiation from Smart Meters falls well within federal limits for wireless devices.

Click here for a link to the San Francisco Chronicle story on the report.

Click here for a link to download the full report on the health impacts of Smart Meters.

Click here for my original story on Smart Meters and Radiofrequency (RF) radiation.


  1. This would help public acceptance with regards to transition to smart meters. Great news and great findings.

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    “Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters” – Daniel Hirsch
    Comments on the Draft Report by the California Council on Science and Technology…………

    “The draft report by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) does not appear to answer the questions asked of it by the requesting elected officials. Furthermore, rather than being an independent, science-based study, the CCST largely cuts and pastes estimates from a brochure by the Electric Power Research Institute, an industry group, issued some weeks earlier…………

    “The EPRI estimates appear incorrect in a number of regards. When two of the most central errors are corrected – the failure to take into account duty cycles of cell phones and microwave ovens and the failure to utilize the same units (they should compare everything in terms of average whole body exposure) the cumulative whole body exposure from a Smart Meter at 3 feet appears to be approximately two orders of magnitude higher than that of a cell phone, rather than two orders of magnitude lower………….

    “It is strongly recommended that CCST revise its Draft Report and conduct actual measurements of cell phone, microwave oven, and SmartMeter RF cumulative whole body power densities. If measurements aren’t made, then rigorous calculations correcting for cell phone and microwave oven duty cycles and whole body exposures should be made……………

    “. . . SmartMeters may produce cumulative whole body exposures far higher than that of cell phones or microwave ovens.”…………..

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