What is the Safe Distance from a Smart Meter? - Orgone Energy Australia

What is the Safe Distance from a Smart Meter?

Over time, smart meters have gained popularity as an alternative to traditional analog meters for reading and capturing information about electricity and gas consumption data. Smart meters offer convenience and cost savings, yet what many homeowners don’t realize is the level of EMF radiation these meters emit. In fact, smart meters give off equivalent radio frequency (RF) waves to those produced by cell phones and Wi-Fi modems.

So, what is the safe distance from a smart meter and how can we safeguard ourselves from its emissions? This article will guide you on how to measure the safe distance from smart meters and also discuss various solutions that can address your concerns about smart meter emissions.

What are Smart Meters?

Smart meters are meters installed outside our homes that measure the amount of electricity and gas we use, enabling utility companies to bill us accordingly. In the past, hydroelectric companies relied on analog meters to record the amount of electricity we consume. Today, smart meters are used for various reasons.

Installing smart meters is much more cost-effective for hydroelectric companies because readings are accurately reported to them with no need to employ individuals to be physically present to read the meters each month.

Smart meters enable homeowners to conserve energy and reduce monthly costs, resulting in savings on their overall expenses.

Smart meters minimize the occurrence of power outages and system-wide electricity failures.

How Do Smart Meters Work?

Smart meters operate by transmitting powerful signals that transmit cellular information to cell towers and power lines, allowing real-time transmission of information to hydroelectric companies in real-time. Therefore, smart meters emit radiation due to their efficiency in transmitting signals to distant cell towers.

Smart meters are equipped with an in-home display feature. This display provides homeowners and hydroelectric companies with real-time consumption information, including kilowatt-hour (kWh) consumption and associated costs.

Smart Meters and Health Issues

What makes smart meters problematic and dangerous for our health is that they communicate wirelessly with each other and give off two different types of electromagnetic radiation. The first concerns high-frequency (HF) radio electromagnetic waves and the second concerns low-frequency (LF) electromagnetic fields. High-frequency electromagnetic waves are given off by microwaves, Wi-Fi routers, and radios.

LF electromagnetic fields have significant effects on the human body when you are very close to it, that is, only 60 cm away. Conversely, HF are fields that can travel longer distances. Even if a cell tower is 2.5 miles away, signals can still be transmitted to it via the waves. Fortunately, HF radiofrequency fields are directional and can be obstructed using protective equipment and film.

What Effects Would EMFs From Smart Meters Have on Humans?

According to the American Cancer Society, there hasn’t been enough research conducted on smart meters to determine if they pose any health risks. However, studies on radiation have shown that exposure to high levels of radiofrequency radiation, often resulting from accidents involving radar, can cause severe burns. Since smart meters give off radiation, this can be deemed a serious adverse effect.

The same study published by the American Cancer Society expressed concern that radiofrequency waves generated by smart meters could interfere with medical devices like pacemakers. Additionally, in 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified radiofrequency radiation as a potential carcinogen, meaning it can cause cancer in humans.

What is the Safe Distance from a Smart Meter?

As already mentioned, RF radiation has an extensive range and is therefore used for communication. What is certain is that the closer you are to a smart meter, the more intense the electromagnetic fields will be. As the distance increases, the EMF decreases rapidly.

It is not known how far you should be from your smart meter. Each installation varies. The only way to ensure your safety is to measure the radiation levels in your own home at different distances from the smart meter.

You wouldn’t expect to find significant electromagnetic fields on an unshielded smart meter 50 feet or further away. For closer distances, it would depend on the presence of walls and other obstacles.

If you are worried, consider having an EMF survey of your property or purchasing a high-frequency EMF meter, one that displays peak levels, as the transmission of smart meters can be very short.

An alternative strategy for addressing EMF concerns is through the use of the Smart Meter Safe Distance Calculator. This simple tool allows you to estimate the safe distance from your smart meter based on its voltage and current ratings, as well as your desired safety threshold for EMF intensity. By entering the relevant information into the calculator, you can quickly obtain an estimate of the distance at which EMF exposure from your smart meter falls below your chosen threshold. This calculator allows you to take control of your EMF exposure from a smart meter. 

Input Parameters

Voltage Rating (V): The voltage rating of your smart meter.

Current Rating (A): The current rating of your smart meter.

Safety Threshold for EMF Intensity (mW/m²): Your desired safety threshold for EMF intensity.

How Can You Protect Yourself and Your Family from Smart Meters?

There are several ways to protect your home and family from smart meter radiation. Here are some of the smart meter protection best practices we recommend.

Invest in an Orgone Generator

If you can’t decide against a smart meter, you can invest in an orgone generator like the Dome Schumann Resonance Orgone Generators or GeoClense EMF and Earth Radiation Harmonizer. Dome Schumann Resonance Orgone Generators are highly protective Orgone generators that are beneficial for neutralizing and harmonizing smart meters and Geopathic stress, as well as other forms of electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic fields, and electro-pollution.

Adding distance between the EMF source and your body works very well. But you will still be exposed to lower levels of energy which, if they build up over time, can lead to problems. This is where you can use our GeoClense EMF and Earth Radiation Harmonizer as an extra layer of protection.

The Geoclense is a healthy, negative charge resonance field generator designed to balance the noxious, unhealthy positive charge resonance created by your smart meters and all forms of EMR, RF, Wi-Fi, Earth Radiation, and Bioplasmic Radiation.

The Geoclense Orgone Negative Ion Generator consistently generates healthy, beneficial Negative ions that work by harmoniously neutralizing your entire property and home to its boundaries, counteracting each one of these destructive energies such as radiation and electromagnetic frequencies.

Use A Protective Fabric

Your bed is where you’ll spend most of the day, so it’s important to protect your bedroom just as well if not more than other parts of your home. One way to do this is to purchase a protective fabric like our Bamboo Orgone Blankets to cover yourself. This blanket not only looks great but also absorbs and blocks harmful EMF radiation while you sleep. This is very important because at night your body regenerates cells and revitalizes your health. Radiation from smart meters can ruin that plan, causing fatigue and more serious health issues.

Bamboo Orgone Blanket is perfect for keeping you safe from the EMFs given off by a smart meter. Even though it’s at the far end of the house, those EMFs can still travel a great distance to your room. The blanket also protects you from other microwave frequencies and radiation in the house, such as cell phones or Wi-Fi routers. Using this blanket allows you to kill two birds with one stone. This type of blanket can deflect over 90% of the radiofrequency, so you are safe while sleeping, even if your smart meter is running all night.

Final Thoughts

Smart meters are widely used everywhere and most companies do not allow reverting to an analog meter. Therefore, the most practical solution is to educate ourselves on how to protect against smart meters' radiofrequency without worrying about its impact on our health.