Smart Meters are NO RF threat
From: Fred H Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:50:12 -0700 (PDT)
Dick Kohlhaas wrote on 7/10:

> Here is another take on smart meters:
>
> http://www.ccst.us/publications/2011/2011smartA.pdf
>
> Dick Kohlhaas
> (PhD Electrical Engineering)
> Resident of  Colorado Springs Cohousing Community at Casa Verde Commons

Dick, thank you for pointing out this reputable report which I broadly
summarize as Smart Meters are NO RF threat.

A bit more detail from page 4 of the report:

  KEY REPORT FINDINGS

  Wireless smart meters, when installed and properly maintained, result
  in much smaller levels of radio frequency (RF) exposure than many
  existing common household electronic devices, particularly cell phones
  and microwave ovens.

  The current FCC standard provides an adequate factor of safety against
  known thermally induced health impacts of existing common household
  electronic devices and smart meters.

  To date, scientific studies have not identified or confirmed negative
  health effects from potential non-thermal impacts of RF emissions such
  as those produced by existing common household electronic devices and
  smart meters.

  Not enough is currently known about potential non-thermal impacts of
  radio frequency emissions to identify or recommend additional
  standards for such impacts

BTW the table on the next page is interesting - showing that the RF
exposure from a cell phone (because it is held so close to the body)
presents on something like 25 times the exposure of smart meters.

Fred

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