Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters
This Sage Associates Environmental Consultants report, released January 1, 2011, Santa Barbara, CA USA January 1, 2011.
From the report:
RESULTS, FINDINGS AND CONCLUSIONS
"The installation of wireless ‘smart meters’ in California can produce significantly high levels of radiofrequency radiation (RF) depending on many factors (location of meter(s) in relation to occupied or usable space,duty cycle or frequency of RF transmissions, reflection and re-radiation of RF, multiple meters at one location, collector meters, etc).
Power transmitters that will relay information from appliances inside buildings with wireless smart meters produce high, localized RF pulses.
"Any appliance that contains a power transmitter (for example, dishwashers,washers, dryers, ranges and ovens, convection ovens, microwave ovens,flash water heaters, refrigerators, etc) will create another ‘layer of RF signals’ that may cumulatively increase RF exposures from the smart meter(s).
"It should be emphasized that no single assertion of compliance can adequately cover the vast number of site-specific conditions in which smart meters are installed. These site-specific conditions determine public exposures and thus whether they meet FCC compliance criteria."