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Has Hydro-Québec determined the safe distance from human beings for installation of a next-generation meter?

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To be compliant with the method set out in Health Canada’s Safety Code for the Construction Industry 6, tests done to measure the power of the radiofrequency emissions of next-generation meters were performed at a distance of 1 m. At that distance, exposure levels are approximately 55,000 times lower than the threshold recommended by Health Canada. So a person’s exposure to the meter’s RF emissions is well below the established guidelines at any distance. The meters are safe.

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