United Arab Emirates refer to smart meters as ultrasonic energy. (See article posted below, Fewa begins phasing out water meters). The utilities in the USA would never use that term in the same sentence as benign, safe, poses no health risks!!!!
Let’s call a spade, a spade, folks. The noise pollution exposure is 24/7 non-stop!!!
EXCERPTS FROM: Effects of Ultrasonics on Health
Ultrasonic Energy & Audible Noise
The human ear cannot respond mechanically to airborne ultrasonic energy; it therefore is inaudible. The associated audible noise and lower frequency subharmonics can in extreme cases, be disturbing, causing hearing discomfort, occasionally nausea, and sometimes a temporary shift in the threshold of hearing (sound pressure level, or loudness, that can be heard).
Many countries control the amount of audible noise that a worker can receive. In the United States 90 dBA (“A”= international “A” scale) noise level can be maintained continuously for 8 hours. Higher noise levels are permissible for shorter periods of time, typically:
HEALTH EFFECTS OF ULTRASONIC ENERGY
Cardiac Pacemakers and Ultrasonic Energy
Pacemakers are not affected by airborne ultrasonic energy, but may be affected by electromagnetic energy. All equipment capable of generating ultrasonic energy also produces electromagnetic energy (usually in the radio frequency range). All Dukane ultrasonic equipment must comply with Federal Communications Commission regulations specifying limits on the conducted and radiated energy which may emanate from the equipment.
There are many types and kinds of pacemakers. It is not known to what extent the different types are sensitive to various levels of electromagnetic energy. Until more is known about pacemaker reaction to R.F. emission, it would be prudent not to place workers with pacemakers near ultrasonic equipment. A report discussing R.F. emission is: “The Biological Significance of Radio Frequency Radiation Emission on Cardiac Pacemakers,”
Report SAM-TR-76-4; USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base,
Ultrasonic Energy http://www.dukane.com/us/Documents/TechNote/US_HealthEffects.pdf
Fewa begins phasing out water meters
The National staff
January 31, 2016Updated: January 31, 2016 03:26 PM