Safety: Health (RF)

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Don't Aquastar meters transmit dangerous RF frequencies? 

RF energy produced by Aquastar meters is not harmful and is generally comparable to cellular phone devices, wireless baby monitors, television broadcasts, garage door openers, microwave ovens, cordless home phones, and Wi-Fi networks.

Aquastar meters transmit at 2 watts (2,000 milliwatts) of power four times a day at less than one second intervals per transmission. By comparison, cell phones communicate at .6 watts (600 milliwatts) of power. At these levels, an individual would have to be very close (a few feet) to the radio on the meter lid and remain there for 24 hours a day, for 720 days, to equal the radio frequency exposure that one hour of cell phone usage would equal.

The Town’s Aquastar system, both meters and collectors, have been tested, certified, and documented by the Federal Communications Commission to be communicating within the licensed power and frequency levels.

Related Links

Federal Communications Commission,  RF Safety FAQ's
Questions and Answers about Biological Effects and Potential Hazards of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields

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