Are smart meters safe?
With any new piece of technology, people will have concerns and questions about the potential dangers that come with it. So, it’s perfectly natural to ask if smart meters are safe. After all, they’ll soon have a permanent place in your home.
The good news is that smart meters are perfectly safe. They’re covered by both UK and EU product safety legislation, meaning that they’ve had to undergo a series of different tests throughout the manufacturing process to ensure they work accurately and safely.
Smart meters work by emitting low level radio waves to transfer information to us. These waves are similar to those in mobile phones, televisions, microwaves and some other appliances, but at much lower levels. Public Health England have stated that there is no evidence to suggest that exposure to these sorts of radio waves pose any risk to your health.