In mid March I supplied an RF meter to a concerned citizens group in Melbourne to enable them to measure RF emissions from the smart meters currently being rolled out all over the Melbourne metropolitan area. The meter was provided courtesy of Radmeters http://www.radmeters.com/Cornet-ED25G.html
Recently I received a number of video clips and have placed one on Youtube.
This clip shows a smart meter that apparently was turned down by 90% due to customer concerns. It shows frequent RF spikes (about 37 over a 3 minute period) Average peak levels are over 22 mW/m2 or 2.2 uW/cm2.
Another video clip, not yet uploaded on Youtube also shows frequent RF spikes every few seconds that are far greater intensity than in the one shown. (up to 36.4 uW/cm2)
In Melbourne it is common to find a bedhead up against a bedroom wall with an electrical meter immediately on the outside. In this case it seems possible that for people sleeping in close proximity to a smart meter on the outside wall, their RF exposures may be significantly in excess of a Swiss transmitter study that found increased nervousness, difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty in maintaining sleep, general weakness and joint pains. Sleep disturbance was associated with a maximum exposure of 1.85 uW/cm2 and a mean night-time exposure of less than 0.7 uW/cm2.
See: http://www.emfacts.com/download/Forum_2.pdf, page 23 -26.
This possibility represents a huge public health issue for Melbourne (and elsewhere), given the ubiquitus roll-out of the meters. This should call for an immediate halt to the roll-out and a commencement of independent research to determine the extent of people’s exposures, especially when a smart meter is in close proximity to a bedroom. Symptoms reported and their actual home RF exposure levels would be a good start. The BIG question: Is there a research organisation left in Australia that is not financially dependent on $$$ handouts from the corporations promoting smart meter technology?
Don Maisch, EMFacts