The FACTS on SMART METERS
PG&E’s Legal answer -- Radio Frequency (RF) from SMARTMETERS
The Commission recognized the FCC’s expertise for evaluating and licensing or certifying Smart Meters. In 1996, the FCC adopted new RF exposure guidelines for all wireless communications devices sold in the United States.
In its 1996 order, the FCC adopted Maximum Permissible Exposure limits for field strength and power density for transmitters operating at frequencies from 300 KHz to 100 GHz. 11
In adopting guidelines for RF exposure, the FCC considered comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other federal health and safety agencies, and the adopted guidelines were based substantially on the recommendations from those agencies.
The evidence shows that the RF emissions from PG&E’s Smart Meters are closely regulated by the FCC and certified under C.F.R. Title 47.
The evidence further shows that RF exposure levels from Smart Meters are considerably less than exposure from other devices in widespread use, such as cellular phones.
Moreover, many of these other wireless devices involve:
In addition, RF emissions from Smart Meters result in exposure that is tiny compared to existing exposure regulations.
In January, 2011, the California Council on Science and Technology released a preliminary study entitled "Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters".
Quoting from the study, there are two primary conclusions:
A report on April 2011 found no health impacts, based both on lack of scientific evidence of harmful effects from radio frequency (RF) waves and also on the observation that the RF exposure of people in their homes to smart meters is likely to be minuscule compared to RF exposure to such items as cell phones and microwave ovens.
EMF (Electromagnetic fields)
Many credible organizations
reviewed and debunked the following report thoroughly.
CDC Frequently Asked Questions about Cell Phones and Your Health http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/cell_phones._FAQ.html