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Smart meters are not a health hazard and they make sense

01 November, 2018

Electric (left) and gas smart meters

• I’D like to reassure your readers about the nation-wide roll-out of smart meters, (Smart meters area a major health hazard, beware, October 25). Smart meters exceed every UK and EU safety standard.

The only peer-reviewed study of smart meters being installed in GB, by Public Health England, shows exposure to radio waves from smart meters is one million times less than international health guideline levels and significantly lower than emissions from other everyday devices most of us use in our homes such as mobile phones, TVs and microwaves.

Public Health England has been very clear that smart meters pose no threat to health. Our current analogue meter system is outdated, costly, and not fit for the 21st century.

It is no longer acceptable for people to have to put up with estimated and inaccurate gas and electricity bills or a prepayment infra-structure that literally leaves them in the dark.

Britain’s smart meter roll-out will reduce energy bills, help keep the lights on and deliver billions of pounds of savings to our economy. Visit www.smartenergygb.org.

ROBERT CHEESEWRIGHT
Director of Corporate Affairs
Smart Energy GB

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