What is a safe proximity from a Smart Meter for a pregnant woman?
February 6, 2014 2:10 PM Subscribe
My home's Smart Meter is located directly across from my kitchen sink, on the exterior side of the wall they share. I probably spend about 40 minutes each day standing within 2 feet of the meter, doing dishes and washing produce, etc. My stove is only about 4 feet from the meter, and I love to cook so I spend a considerable amount of time there as well. I am hoping to become pregnant soon. Is this exposure to radiation something I should be at all concerned about?
posted by lmpatte2 to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know there is some controversy surrounding the issue of the long term effects of cell phone radiation exposure, so I am pretty vigilant about keeping my phone in airplane mode when I'm not using it, just to be on the safe side. Can anyone out there educate me about how the radiation emitted by a Smart Meter stacks up next to that of a cell phone, whether they are the same type of radiation, and whether there have been any controlled studies indicating their safety or lack thereof? And is it possible to opt out of Smart Meters in Texas?