Q: Can I shield my living space from the RF radiation from my “smart” meter?
It is possible to shield against smart meter radiation, but in order to assess the results, you need an RF meter (see above).
The idea of shielding is to place a RF barrier between you and the source of the RF. Several materials block RF radiation. Here is a basic explanation of how shielding can be set up: http://www.lessemf.com/faq-shie.html#smart. (Stop Smart Meters! does not necessarily endorse all products on this website, but this is useful information.)
Aluminum foil, especially the heavy-duty type, in two layers, overlapping, can block a good deal of RF (shiny side toward the source of the RF). Aluminum mesh screening from a hardware store can effectively shield RF as well. Here is a video demonstrating this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJzBeUeXb0Q
However, we would like to make clear that shielding can produce unwanted or unexpected problems. Shielding without being able to measure the resulting effectiveness is not recommended. Shielding in the presence of multiple sources of RF is not recommendeda shield against one RF source can act to reflect and intensify the RF from another source. Some people harmed by “smart” meter installations have not found relief with shielding. So we recommend trying it with important several caveats:
If your “smart” meter has made you sick, first disconnect all other wireless devices, wifi, cordless phones, microwaves, fluorescent light bulbs, etc. then (if there is absolutely no way to have the smart meter removed) shield with care, and pay close attention to how the change makes you feel.
Get help doing it, because if you are sensitive, you do not want to be standing directly in front of the meter for any period of time.
Consider hiring an EMF consultant to aid you in your plans.
Buy an RF meter to measure the radiation in your environment, so you can shield in the right places and measure the results.
Try several things before you give up.
Make sure other sources of RF in your environment are removed or relocated, such as cordless phones or WiFi.
We don’t recommend wrapping the meter in foil, as this may cause the meter to increase power to the transmitter, as it attempts to connect repeatedly. We say this after receiving several anecdotal reports to this effect, and so although we can’t explain how or why this happens, we can say that some people have felt worse around a wrapped meter.