BioInitiative 2012 Report: “smart” meters can produce exposure levels similar to cell towers

The latest, largest review of the scientific research pertaining to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation, released December 31, 2012, http://www.bioinitiative.org/ involves 29 independent scientists and health experts from around the world. This Report concludes, “Bioeffects are clearly established to occur with very low exposure levels (non-thermal levels) to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation exposures,” and says that biologically based public exposure standards are critically needed.

The Report specifically addresses s-meters in Section 24 (2012 Supplement), stating, “An urgent example for the need to address the lack of adequate public protection from inadequate safety standards for pulsed RFR exposures is the rapid, global rollout of wireless utility meters (‘smart’ meters for electricity, gas and water meters). Current safety standard calculations that rely on time-averaging of RFR almost entirely dilute out the power density of RFR levels that are delivered in millisecond bursts, but occur at intervals of every second, or multiple times per second when in use within a wireless mesh network.” (Emphasis added.) Further, “These meters, depending on where they are placed relative to occupied space in the home or classroom, can produce RFR exposure levels similar to that within the first 100 feet to 600 feet of a mobile phone base station (cell tower). In the not-so-distant future the plan is to have a wireless device implanted in every household appliance, which will communicate with the smart meter whenever electricity is being used. This will likely make the kitchen a major source of exposure to RFR.”

Please see also:
BioInitiative 2012 Report: new urgent warnings on wireless and EMF public health risks:
http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=9150

BioInitiative Report 2012 – What It Means For You:
http://www.electricsense.com/4766/bioinitiative-report-2012-emf-dangers-health/

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