Abstract Title:

Exposure to electromagnetic fields from smart utility meters in GB; part I) laboratory measurements.

Abstract Source:

Bioelectromagnetics. 2017 May ;38(4):280-294. Epub 2017 Mar 21. PMID: 28324620

Abstract Author(s):

Azadeh Peyman, Darren Addison, Terry Mee, Cristian Goiceanu, Myron Maslanyj, Simon Mann

Article Affiliation:

Azadeh Peyman


Laboratory measurements of electric fields have been carried out around examples of smart meter devices used in Great Britain. The aim was to quantify exposure of people to radiofrequency signals emitted from smart meter devices operating at 2.4 GHz, and then to compare this with international (ICNIRP) health-related guidelines and with exposures from other telecommunication sources such as mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices. The angular distribution of the electric fields from a sample of 39 smart meter devices was measured in a controlledlaboratory environment. The angular direction where the power density was greatest was identified and the equivalent isotropically radiated power was determined in the same direction. Finally, measurements were carried out as a function of distance at the angles where maximum field strengths were recorded around each device. The maximum equivalent power density measured during transmission around smart meter devices at 0.5 m and beyond was 15 mWm, with an estimation of maximum duty factor of only 1%. One outlier device had a maximum power density of 91 mWm. All power density measurements reported in this study were well below the 10 W mICNIRP reference level for the general public. Bioelectromagnetics. 2017;38:280-294.© 2017 Crown copyright. BIOELECTROMAGNETICS © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Study Type : Environmental
Additional Links
Additional Keywords : Smart Meters

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2022 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.