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Are advanced meters safe?


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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 Organisation 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 with a smart 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.

More information is available at:

Australian Radiation and Protection and Nuclear Safe Agency (

Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (