Study: SmartMeters more powerful than thought

February 21, 2011 12:43:40 PM PST
A new study could show that the radiofrequency radiation levels of some PG&E SmartMeters is significantly higher than previously thought, a spokesman for an environmental health coalition said.

Sage Associates, environmental consultants, published the results of their study online on Friday.

The study found FCC public safety limit violations could be possible within six inches of the meter, said Barry Smith, a spokesman for Environmental Health Coalition of West Marin.

"PG&E is misleading the public with false assurances of safety.

SmartMeter radiation will be a permanent part of the home, and people have no idea how high their chronic RF exposure might be," Smith said in a statement.