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EPRI Comment: Sage Report on Radio-Frequency (RF) Exposures from Smart Meters

Product ID:1022639
Date Published:07-Feb-2011
Sector Name:Environment
Document Type:Issues & Overviews
Price:No Charge

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A report by Sage Associates dated January 1, 2011 and entitled, “Assessment of Radiofrequency Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters” was posted on the internet. The “Sage Report” uses various approaches to characterize radio-frequency (RF) field levels and to compare them to the exposure limits published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in FCC OET Bulletin 65, Edition 97-01, dated August 1997. The report concludes that, “FCC compliance violations are likely to occur under normal conditions of installation and operation of smart meters and collector meters in California.” The report also compares field levels from smart meters to those from studies reporting biological and health effects. However, the research findings referred to in the Sage Report have not been replicated or are inconsistent with the results of other studies. Furthermore, virtually every recent mainstream expert scientific review of the RF health literature conducted in North America and Europe has not recognized the effects cited by the Sage Report as confirmed or definitive. This commentary deals with the engineering and source characterization aspects of the Sage Report.
Program 60   Electric and Magnetic Fields and Radio-Frequency Health Assessment and Safety
  • Smart meters
  • RF exposures

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