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Don’t get too worried about Smart Meters

I read the article on Smart Meters with interest. Heather Lane was shown measuring the RF of an iPhone.

I did some quick math. A Smart Meter broadcasts at most one minute per day and let us say it is about 30 feet away. Further, let us say Heather uses her iPhone 60 minutes day and would be holding it 3 inches from her head. RF falls off at the rate proportional to the square of the distance. That means that in order for her to get more exposure from the Smart Meter than her iPhone, it would mean that the Smart Meter would have to be putting out 60*360in*360in/3in/3in more power. That is to say, 864,000 times more energy than the iPhone.

Really? There are many things in the world to worry about but Smart Meters ain’t one of them.



Joel Houtman

Grass Valley


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