The national Agency of sanitary safety of food, environment and labour (Anses) provides, for the second time in a few months, that exposure to smart electricity meters represents a risk “very low” for the health.
No, it is not. The national Agency of sanitary safety of food, environment and labour (Anses) has released a new notice relating to the assessment of the population exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by the smart meters of type Linky. It is based on new data issued by the Centre scientifique et technique du bâtiment (CSTB). And his new findings do not challenge the first, namely, that the risks are “very low”.
In December 2016, the Anses had in fact led to this result, claiming that exposure to a counter Linky was to expose himself to other electrical equipment, such as a television or a computer.
The exposure of occupants is greater than expected
Anses was asked CSTB to conduct a measurement campaign to complement and supplement information on the population exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by the power-line communications (communications by power line carrier) counters Linky. The results provided by the organization “highlighting a number of POWERLINE communication in the housing is higher than initially anticipated on the basis of the information provided by the operator, resulting in a longer exposure time than expected at home. So far, according to Anses, this does not increase the levels of electromagnetic fields.