Radio frequency exposure
According to Health Canada, the RF energy used by the meter is typically transmitted at much greater distance from the body than common RF household devices (cell phones, wi-fi, baby monitor, etc.), resulting in very low RF exposure levels — similar to AM or FM radio broadcast signal exposure.
Just like the advanced meters, the collection devices use lower power, infrequent, short signals. The collection devices, which collect and transmit advanced meter data to EPCOR, are mounted on utility poles and are active less than three minutes each day. They also use extremely low power — about one watt.
More information on Radio Frequency (RF) energy is available from Health Canada.
Health Canada sets the RF Exposure Guidelines called "Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy in the Frequency Range from 3kHz to 300GHz," commonly known as Safety Code 6.