Report finds no danger from smart meter radiation

MONTPELIER — A report on the dangers of smart meters prepared for the Vermont Department of Public Service says the radio frequency fields associated with the devices emit only a small fraction of the limits set by the Federal Communications Commission.
The report is based upon laboratory testing and field measurements of some wireless smart meters being used by Green Mountain Power and the Burlington Electric Department.
The report found the highest radio frequency field at just over three feet from a meter was 3.9 percent of the FCC’s limit.
It says a cordless phone reached about 1 percent of the limit, a microwave oven 6.5 percent, and a cellphone, 10.5 percent
Vermont utilities are hoping smart meters can help save electricity, but some are wary of the technology.

One Response to Report finds no danger from smart meter radiation

  1. Even if the measurements reported in the Report are accurate, and it appears that they may not be, it is important to remember that the EPA took issue with the FCC standards as far back as 2002: 
    According to this position letter from US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “The FCC’s current (radio frequency/microwave) exposure guidelines … are thermally based, and do not apply to chronic, nonthermal exposure situations. They are believed to protect against injury that may be caused by acute exposures that result in tissue heating or electric shock and burn.” “The FCC’s exposure guideline is considered protective of effects arising from a thermal mechanism but not from all possible mechanisms. Therefore, the generalization by many that the guidelines protect human beings from harm by any or all mechanisms is not justified”.

    A quick review of The Report on Health Risks of Smart Meters by the Santa Cruz County Health Agency should leave no doubt in anybody’s mind that RF non-ionizing radiation is no joke. Letting your body be bombarded by this stuff 13,000 to over 190,000 times per day, seven days a week, 365 days per year for the rest of your life may not be so smart.
    If you have any doubts consider opting out

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