"Debunking ‘Cut-and-Past Science’
New calculations suggest that continuous whole-body exposure to electro-magnetic radiation from so-called ‘smart’ meters – which operate around the clock – may be between 50 and 160 times worse [than] that from cell phones."
"Working with two graduate student assistants, Hirsch used the CCST’s own figures to calculate corrections to the multiple errors he found in the CCST report. His findings focus on whole-body exposure and ‘duty cycles,’ or the length of time ‘smart’ meters operate (24/7) as compared with the much shorter normal operation times of cell phone and microwave ovens. They are summarized in the chart below. [ Download a full PDF of the Hirsch critique here. ]"
"Figure A. Comparison of Radio-Frequency Levels to the Whole Body from Various Sources in μW/cm2 [microwatts per centimeter squared] over time – corrected for assumed duty cycle and whole body exposure extrapolated from assumed cell phone dose at ear."
Go to: http://eon3emfblog.net/?p=1724 for the whole article.
Note by SMD:
Daniel Hirsch is the President of the Committee to Bridge the Gap, a 38-year-old nonprofit organization focused on nuclear policy matters.
Lecturer teaching nuclear policy at the University of California at Santa Cruz
Founder and First Director of the Stevenson Program on Nuclear Policy, UC Santa Cruz