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Why you should avoid covering your Linky meter with aluminum

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Since its arrival in France in December 2015, the now famous Linky meter from Enedis has sparked many reactions among the French. It has been mandatory since January 1, 2023, but that does not prevent the little yellow meter from regularly being at the heart of numerous controversies. Recently, rumors suggested that the Linky meter was equipped with a spy camera, and that only a special tape affixed to the meter could protect against it.

Cover your Linky account from 8217;aluminum… useless and dangerous?

Recently, it is the transmission of data that has come (again) into the spotlight, with some users fearing that their health will be put at risk by the small meter. Its electromagnetic waves could be harmful according to detractors, and could affect sleep, mood or simply the general health of the inhabitants of the home.

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Installed by Enedis in millions of French homes to facilitate monitoring of energy consumption electricity, the Linky meter would be harmful to health. In any case, this is what some users confirm, with supporting video, who blame the waves emitted by the meter.

To protect yourself against these same waves, there is an infallible remedy: aluminum. As a result, some users encourage (via Facebook in particular, or even TikTok) holders of a Linky meter to cover the latter with one (or more) layer of aluminum foil. In this way, goodbye to the waves, and hello to good humor, health and renewed sleep!

However, covering your Linky meter can have disastrous consequences to say the least, starting with the possibility of causing interference, but also (and above all!) of causing overheating, and in the worst case, a start fire. Remember that the Linky meter is based on line carrier current (or CPL) technology.

In 2018, the ANFR noted that the levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by Linky meters were very low, well below the regulatory limit values.

For several years now, many people have been wondering about the harmful side of the waves that we face every day. “anti-wave” patches had been widely promoted by certain influencers, with the promise of reducing the waves emitted by our smartphones. However, we learned last year that not only were anti-wave patches not effective, but that they were actually dangerous and counterproductive.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116