Smart Meters

On October 25th, 2010 a complaint was filed with the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) focusing on concerns related to health, safety (malfunctioning, shorting out, and igniting), and security (vulnerability to hacking) of smart meters, also known as advanced metering infrastructure.

Maine CDCs review did not indicate any consistent or convincing evidence to support a concern for health effects related to the use of radiofrequency in the range of frequencies and power used by smart meters. They also do not indicate an association of EMF exposure and symptoms that have been described as electromagnetic sensitivity.

November 8, 2010 Report to the Office of the Public Advocate and the Maine Public Utilities Commission:

  • FCC Letter - August 2010 PDF*
  • Government or Government-Affiliated Resources Reviewed on the Health Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation (November 2010) (Word* | PDF*)
  • FAQ on Maine CDC’s Nov. 8 Report  (Word* | PDF*)