Energy: Meters

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th March 2018.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the electromagnetic fields produced by smart meters are within the guidelines exposure levels set by his Department.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Public Health England (PHE) has advised that the evidence suggests exposures to the radio waves produced by smart meters do not pose a risk to health.

The results of a recent PHE study confirm that exposure to radio waves from smart meters is well below the guidelines set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The study also concluded that exposure to the radio waves produced by smart meters is likely to be much lower than that from other everyday devices such as mobile phones and Wi-Fi equipment.

Further information on smart meters and PHE’s research is published on their website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meters-radio-waves-and-health/smart-meters-radio-waves-and-health

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