No. Next-generation meters are safe and pose no health hazard.
Hydro-Québec is aware that some people have health concerns and has been following the issue of radiofrequency emissions closely for a number of years.
Radiofrequency exposure levels measured 1 metre away from a next-generation meter are 55,000 times lower than the threshold recommended by Health Canada. Our meters fully comply with the guidelines issued by Health Canada, the recognized authority in the matter.
The emission rates of next-generation meters are far lower than those of most home electronics (cell phones, microwave ovens, etc.). For more information, please see the table entitled “Comparison of RF Emission Levels”