Author(s): Richmond, Rollin; Long, Jane C.S.; Macari, Emir; Mantey, Patrick; McCarthy, Ryan; Papay, Larry; Winickoff, David; Wright, Paul
Release Date: March 31, 2011 | Last Updated Date: February 20, 2015
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.
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:
CCST found that, given the body of existing, generally accepted scientific knowledge regarding smart meters and similar electronic devices, the FCC standard provides an adequate factor of safety against known RF induced health impacts of smart meters and other electronic devices in the same range of RF emissions. At this time, there is no clear evidence that additional standards are needed to protect the public from smart meters or other common household electronic devices.
The final version of the report takes 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.
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(Please note: This study was not commissioned by CCST)