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The controversy surrounding smart meters is the question of whether the additional radio-frequency (RF) signals will cause any undesired health effects.
  • The controversy surrounding smart meters is the question of whether the additional radio-frequency (RF) signals will cause any undesired health effects.

  • On one side of the coin, as petitioners have pointed out, smart meters contribute to the already looming cloud of "electro-smog" produced by the multitude of today's devices that produce RF signals.

  • On the other hand, it seems that opponents do not consider the claimed operational characteristics of smart meters. As PG&E points out (they use meters manufactured by GE):

  • Consider that SmartMeters™ transmit only about 45 seconds a day. You'd have to have one of our meters on your home or business for more than 1,000 years to get as much exposure to radio waves as a typical cell phone user gets in just one month.

  • So if the device was always on, 24/7, there might be a cause for concern. But if what PG&E states about the limited transmit time is true, your cellphones, Wi-Fi internet, and microwaves are probably causing your body more damage than a smart meter would. That is, unless you've never used a cellphone or any other device producing radio frequencies.

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