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Are advanced meters safe?

Advanced meters installed in Australia meet strict safety standards and comply with electromagnetic exposure limits developed by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).

Current research by the World Health Organization indicates that there are no established health effects from the low exposure electromagnetic fields from advanced meters. In fact, using a mobile phone gives you greater exposure to radio waves than living in a house that has an advanced meter.

Public Health England (PHE), the UK Government watchdog on public health, states that advanced meters don't pose a risk to health and that the level of radio waves they produce is typically one million times less than the internationally agreed guidelines.