Answers to a Doctors Questions about Smart Meters

Paul Harding answered a local doctor’s questions after reading the flier we’ve distributed.  Paul also attached a lot of excellent links below his answers.

1. Exactly what frequency do the smart meters operate on, and what other uses for similar frequencies exist?

    E.g. AM radio is about 540 to 1650 KHz, FM radio about 100 MHz, VHF TV about 26 MHz, portable home telephones have frequencies up into the GHz range, etc.

There are many devices in the home that use microwave frequencies (300MHz-300GHz). None perform like a smart meter using the wiring in the home as a conduit and with a constant 220 volt power supply. Once a person becomes educated of the health dangers they can choose to eliminate all sources.


The smart meters use two antennas to communicate. The 905-921 MHz frequency is used to send data to the power company and the 2.4 GHz (WiFi) frequency is for communicating with home appliances. This data is sent via pulse rather than constant. Due to the nature of microwave frequency traveling on energized wiring the smart meter’s radiation is producing a cage effect, on the home, every few seconds to minutes. It could be 14,000 to 190,000 millisecond pulses per day (according to a PG&E under oath statement). Typically the performance is variable.

The AM radio band (535-1605 kHz) uses a massive wave length and is hundreds of yards long.

The FM band is from 87.5 to 108 MHz and it’s smallest wave length is 10 feet long.

The 900 MHz frequency half wave is the same size of a human brain, 6.5 inches and in turn making the human skull a lossy resonant cavity.

The 2.4 GHz frequency wavelength is the size of a human eye or testes. It also is the same frequency of what a microwave oven uses to heat water (dielectric heating). It does this by vibrating the dipole of a water molecule. Similar action to the cell knocks calcium from the cell walls creating leakage and a chain reaction leading to cell death (apoptosis) or passes bad information along to daughter cells.

Great video titled “The Inner Life of a Cell”

Intercellular communication is very important.

I personally have witnessed enormous positive health results just by eliminating a cordless phone base station.

2. What is the power output of the signal generated by smart meters, and how does it compare with the other applications at similar frequencies?

    E.g. Radio/TV stations can put out 50,000 W, Microwave ovens operate at several hundred watts total signal generated (but “leak” far less).

Given that every home is different it would be impossible to predict power output due to reflection. The SAGE report shows a 600% increase due to mass amounts of metal in the kitchen.  If one would argue power density due to SAR they would be using a thermal or shock approach. Note that the FCC guidelines are just that and do not protect from biological effects. Typically a roof top antenna was needed for TV station signals. Microwave ovens do leak quite a bit of radiation and are not powered up 24/7.

This link will answer questions regarding power company statements:

3. Since the power density falls at a rate of the distance squared from a point source (inverse-squared law), the power density 10 feet from a smart meter is expectedf to be 1% of the power density 1 foot from the meter.  What is the maximum SAFE power density (at the frequency smart meters operate at)?

Remember that the FCC guidelines do not address biological effects. I don’t know of a scientist or doctor that could answer what is the safe level of microwave radiation projected towards a developing 150 day old fetus.

4. Based on the answers to #2 and #3, what is the minimum safe distance from a smart meter?

The power is increased due to reflection.  It’s an impossible question to answer.

5. Do smart meters generate a continuous signal, or a periodic burst (like cell phones seeking a tower)?  What is the effective duty cycle (percentage of time that the smart meter is generating a signal)?

The PG&E electric meter transmits at 900MHz with 1 watt of transmit power.  It has an antennae gain 4.0 dBi for a peak level power of 2.5 watts.

6. The flyer says that “smart meters [can track] where you are in your house moment-by-moment.”  Since smart meters plug into the same wiring as a standard analog “dumb meter”, how does it determine this information?  At best it would seem that it can report the resistive and inductive load components on the two branches of a 220 VAC circuit – which carries NO information on where in the house the load is being generated (and limited information on the types of devices producing the load).

An excellent article covering movement in the home:

Another well-referenced article to alleviate any confusion as to why our guidelines were/are set so high:

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If I had a digital flier for doctors, I would have used this information:

Is it possible that smart meters are the source of your health problems? Smart meter sleep problems?
  • Sleep problems (insomnia, difficulty falling asleep, night waking, nightmares)
  • Stress, agitation, anxiety, irritability
  • Headaches, sharp pain or pressure in the head
  • Ringing in the ears, ear pain, high pitched ringing
  • Concentration, memory or learning problems
  • Fatigue, muscle or physical weakness
  • Disorientation, dizziness, or balance problems
  • Eye problems, including eye pain, pressure in the eyes,
  • Cardiac symptoms, heart palpitations, heart arrhythmias, chest pain
  • Leg cramps, or neuropathy
  • Arthritis, body pain, sharp, stabbing pains
  • Nausea, flu-like symptoms
  • Sinus problems, nose bleeds
  • Respiratory problems, cough, asthma
  • Skin rashes, facial flushing
  • Urinary problems
  • Endocrine disorders, thyroid problems, diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
  • Hyperactivity or changes in children’s behavior
  • Seizures
  • Recurrence of cancer


How could the smart meters’ 900 MHz frequency be effecting my head?

Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields as effectors of cellular responses in vitro: possible immune cell activation. (This include exposure to structures and appliances that emit in the extremely low frequency (ELF) range of the electromagnetic spectrum, as well as emission coming from communication devices using the radiofrequency part of the spectrum),f1000m,isrctn

Are stress responses to geomagnetic storms mediated by the cryptochrome compass system?

Cryptochrome1 maybe a candidate gene for schizophrenia ( Extensive disruption in circadian function is known to occur among schizophrenia patients.)

Cryptochrome and magnetic sensing. (smart meter emissions are pulsed magnetic waves capable of disturbing the cryptochrome)

Why are cryptochrome so important for sleep?

What is the pineal gland?

What is melatonin and why is it so important?

Is there a video explaining the cryptochrome, microwave radiation, pineal gland melatonin, and cancer relationship?

Why the FCC doesn’t protect against biological effects.

Is the power company lying to me?

Do the cell phone companies know they are producing a harmful product?

T-Mobile’s ECOLOG study

iPhone users can read their disclaimer on their phones. Instructions below.


next; ABOUT

then; LEGAL

finally; RF EXPOSURE

Notice the word BODY and not HEAD. Yet it has a touch screen.

Where can I get more proof that wireless is harmful?

Could my mattress be acting like a cancer causing antenna?




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