Some people have expressed major concerns with the introduction of smart meter. More and more people are now refusing the installation of smart meters. Smart meters are thought to cause health problems, as mentioned below;
Radiofrequency Radiation: The Invisible Hazards of “Smart” Meters:
“This constant pulsing of high frequencies, in addition to the RF function, is causing not only interference with other electric and electronic equipment in many homes with smart meters installed, but also is causing havoc with biological systems in its field exposure.”
Health Problems and Damage
“Many experts are currently speaking out of the dangers of RF/EMF exposure. Medical journals and scientific reports show that there is DNA damage, cell mutation, degenerative diseases, and damage to vision and clear-thinking (short-term memory and speech are affected).”
According to wiki, emphasis :
“A smart meter is usually an electrical meter that records consumption of electric energy in intervals of an hour or less and communicates that information at least daily back to the utility for monitoring and billing purposes. Smart meters enable two-way communication between the meter and the central system. Unlike home energy monitors, smart meters can gather data for remote reporting. AMI differs from traditional automatic meter reading (AMR) in that it enables two-way communications with the meter.”
What is TWO WAY COMMUNICATION?
Pay special attention to “two way communication”, because it implies that the smart meter is not the only one that generate frequency for communication, but the power company too. It is possible that even if you don’t install smart meter in your house, you still influenced by frequency used for communication for smart meter.
According to PG&E document:
Supplemental Report on An Analysis of Radiofrequency Fields Associated with Operation of the PG&E SmartMeter Program Upgrade System
“One of the two transmitters is used for connectivity for the AMR function, sending meter reading data to an access point from where the data is transmitted back to the company via a wireless wide area network (WAN) (somewhat similar to using a cell phone for voice communications). The AMR transmitter is rated at one watt maximum power output, operates within the license free frequency band 902 to 928 MHz, and uses an internal antenna inside the meter with a nominal gain of 0 dBi (decibels relative to an isotropic radiator). Also contained with the glass envelope of the meter is a second transmitter that operates in the license free 2.40-2.4835 GHz frequency band (hereafter referred to as the 2.4 GHz band) and is used to provide potential communications with a home area network that the customer may elect to install for purposes of monitoring power consumption. This second transmitter is rated at a power of approximately 0.1 watt and also uses an internal antenna having a nominal gain of 0 dBi. The 1 watt transmitter is configured to transmit data approximately once every four hours back to the company so its duty cycle is very small (the actual data transmission duration during any four hour period will vary, however, depending on how often a particular meter transmitter acts as a repeater for other nearby meters). The lower power 2.4 GHz transmitter is designed to transmit only when instructed to by the customer’s home area network.”
The document mention that in PG&E smart meter, there are two transmitter. One operate at 900MHz range, other at 2.4GHz range. They consist of two wifi module. Both are active because they can repond to any communication request from network!
Also notice the requirement for access point. To be able to reach you the same document mention that one access point is required every 5,000 meters. If your house is eligible for smart meter installation, then an access point should exist around you. This access point said to function similarly as a cellphone tower. And there are report that cellphone create environmental hazard.
Copper are known to be a good material for antenna. Power line use copper. And this copper is also run near the smart meter wireless transmitter. What if the high frequency from smart meter also enter the power line?
How far it will propagate? The website bellow illustrates just that!
What is power-line networking?
Bluetooth can reach 50 feet. WIFI can reach 100 feet. Power line network, when the high frequency travel via power line, can reach 1000 feet!
This may mean that refusing installation of Smart Meters for your home is not enough because the power line to your home will still receive frequencies (in your surrounding areas ) from other smart meters or power companies in proximity of under 1000 feet of your home.
There are also concern about the power source of the wireless module.
“First, ORA has really missed the boat by failing to point out that the switching-mode power supply (SMPS) in the SmartMeter deserves as much attention as the radio frequency (RF) output from the SmartMeter (902-928 MHz). In fact, the radio frequency interference (RFI) generated by the SMPS may be responsible for the health concerns that have been raised by many of PG&E’s customers.
According to Dr. Samuel Milham, a noted physician-epidemiologist, the SMPS may increase people’s risk of disease because it generates “dirty electricity.” See the book Dirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization by Samuel Milham, MD, MPH, and the attached e-mail to Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) DeBerry from Dr. Milham dated 5/12/11. Dirty power is created by the high frequency transients generated by the SMPS that exist at a much lower frequency (usually between 3 to 100 KHz) than the data signal transmitted by the SmartMeter.”
Some people may consider to stay with analog meter. For such customer PG&E may install a separate wifi module. This module will make analog meter behave the same way as the smart meter. This module can be seen on this link:
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