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CCST SmartMeter Report Released

March 31, 2011

The final version of "Health Impacts of Radio Frequency from Smart Meters" has been released. This version has been finalized taking into account input and reviews received during the public comment period in January. Comments received as part of this process have also been released.

At the request of Assembly Member Jared Huffman (Marin) and Assembly Member Bill Monning (Santa Cruz), CCST agreed to compile and assess the evidence available to address the following two issues:

  • Whether FCC standards for SmartMeters are sufficiently protective of public health taking into account current exposure levels to radiofrequency and electromagnetic fields.
  • Whether additional technology specific standards are needed for SmartMeters and other devices that are commonly found in and around homes, to ensure adequate protection from adverse health effects.

SmartMeters are electronic monitoring devices that continuously measure the electricity output from each household and business. They communicate on a regular basis back to the utility. The goal is to enable power companies to better understand patterns of power consumption throughout the day and adjust power generation accordingly.


The report can be downloaded using the link on the right. You can also access an online version of Appendix E from the report, containing direct links to websites and documents referenced in the report.



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