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[* black] The true innovation in the Smart Meter is its ability to relay power consumption statistics without direct contact from a meter reader. It accomplishes this by sending encrypted signals on the 900 MHz [link|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISM_band|ISM band]. The antenna can be seen on the rear side of the board near its bottom edge.
[* black] The controversy surrounding Smart Meters is the question of whether the additional radio-frequency (RF) signals will cause any undesired health effects.
[* black] On one side of the coin, as [link|http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=1724|petitioners] have pointed out, is that the meters contribute to the already looming cloud of "electro-smog" produced by the multitude of today's devices that produce RF signals.
[* black] On the other hand, it seems that opponents do not consider the operational characteristics of Smart Meters. As PG&E [link|http://www.pge.com/myhome/edusafety/systemworks/rf/|points out]:
[* black] ''Consider that SmartMeters™ transmit only about 45 seconds a day. You'd have to have one of our meters on your home or business for more than 1,000 years to get as much exposure to radio waves as a typical cell phone user gets in just one month. ''
[* black] So if the device was always on, 24/7, there might be a cause for concern. But if what PG&E states about the limited transmit time is true, your cellphones, Wi-Fi internet, and microwaves are causing your body more damage than a Smart Meter would. That is, unless you've never used a cellphone and you want to live longer than [link|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoda|Yoda].

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