Smart Meters and EMF Radiation: What You Need to Know!

Smart meters are electronic devices that measure and record electricity, gas, or water usage in homes and businesses. While they are designed to provide more accurate and efficient readings, some people have raised concerns about the potential health effects of the electromagnetic fields (EMF) they emit. So, do smart meters emit EMF radiation?

The short answer is yes, smart meters do emit EMF radiation. Like any electronic device, smart meters produce a magnetic field and electric field as they operate. However, the levels of EMF radiation produced by smart meters are generally considered to be low and within the safety guidelines set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the WHO, exposure to EMF radiation below certain levels is unlikely to cause any adverse health effects. The guidelines for exposure to EMF radiation from smart meters are based on the specific absorption rate (SAR) of the body, which is a measure of how much radiation is absorbed by the body’s tissues. The SAR limit for the general public is set at 2 watts per kilogram (W/kg) in most countries, including the United States.

In addition to meeting safety guidelines, smart meters are also designed to minimize EMF radiation exposure. For example, smart meters use a type of wireless communication known as Zigbee, which has lower power requirements than other wireless communication methods. This helps to reduce the amount of EMF radiation emitted by the device.

While the levels of EMF radiation emitted by smart meters are generally considered to be safe, some people may still be concerned about their potential health effects. If you are concerned about your exposure to EMF radiation from smart meters, there are steps you can take to reduce your exposure. For example, you could:

  • Keep a safe distance from the smart meter when it is in operation.
  • Ensure that the smart meter is installed in a location that is away from living areas and bedrooms.
  • Consider using EMF shielding products to reduce your exposure to EMF radiation.

In conclusion, smart meters do emit EMF radiation, but the levels produced are generally considered to be safe and within the guidelines set by the WHO. If you are concerned about your exposure to EMF radiation from smart meters, taking steps to reduce your exposure can help to alleviate your worries.

For more information or a price quote for an EMF survey, please contact us at

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2024-01-13
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2023-12-16
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2023-11-24
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2023-11-01
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2023-10-25
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2023-09-20
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Talya Ezrahi
2023-09-13
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2023-06-03
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2023-03-29
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2023-03-23
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