Are smart meters safe for health?

Smart meter technology is relatively new, but you can be sure that the models we install are safe. They are covered by UK and EU product safety laws which guarantees they’ve undergone, and passed, rigorous testing.

Smart meters and radio waves
Smart meters use low-frequency radio waves to communicate data. This is similar to how other wireless devices work – mobile phones for instance.

The UK Department of Health & Social Care has carried out studies to measure the effect of smart meter radio waves and concluded that they pose no risk to health.

In fact, using your mobile gives you greater exposure to radio waves than your smart meter, as your meter only communicates in short bursts when sending data.

If you’d like more details, take a look at Public Health England’s (PHE) Smart meters: radio waves and health guidance.

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