Radio frequency (RF) is a form of electromagnetic energy - both natural and
man-made - that moves through space at the speed of light. Every day, people use
or are in close proximity to many devices that use RF, including cell phones,
microwave ovens, wireless Internet for your computer, baby monitors and garage
Your new meter will transmit RF waves only for short periods every day to send
your energy-use information to DLC. RF waves weaken significantly as the distance
between you and the device increases. The casing of a meter, as well as the walls of
your residence, also decrease the level of RF energy.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established safe limits for RF
exposure. The RF exposure from your new meter is well below the limits set by the
FCC. In addition, according to a study by the California Council of Science and
Technology, wireless advanced meters, when installed and properly maintained,
result in much smaller levels of RF exposure than most of the common household
electronic devices listed above.
Further, the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that no adverse
health effects have been demonstrated to result from exposure to low-level RF,
such as that produced by your new meter.
View our fact sheet on radio frequency and your new digital meter for more information.