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 (ARPNSA). These fall well under the allowable limit for human exposure.
Health authorities around the world, including ARPANSA and the World Health Organization have examined the scientific evidence regarding possible health effects from advanced meters. Current research indicates that there are no established health effects from the low exposure electromagnetic fields from advanced meters. When communicating, the types of emissions emitted by the advanced meter are in line with those produced by mobile and cordless phones, Wi-Fi routers and baby monitors. For more information go to arpansa.gov.au/understanding-radiation/radiation-sources/more-radiation-sources/smart-meters