Possible health consequences

The planned area-wide introduction of so-called “smart meters”, can lead to health consequences, in the opinion of the Department of Environmental Medicine of the Austrian Chamber of Physicians (ÖÄK). The transmission of data would lead to a significant increase in exposure to electrosmog, according to a press release on Saturday. The ÖÄK now appeals to the responsible Ministry of Economy, to consider the health relevance of the new technology in the present draft bill, rather than implement with “preemptive obedience” a non-binding EU regulation.

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