EMF Health-effects Research

Survey of RF exposure levels from mobile telephone base stations in Australia

Henderson SI, Bangay MJ.

Bioelectromagnetics. 27(1):73-76, 2006

This paper reports the results of an exposure level survey of radiofrequency electromagnetic energy originating from mobile telephone base station antennas. Measurements of CDMA800, GSM900, GSM1800, and 3G(UMTS) signals were performed at distances ranging over 50 to 500 m from 60 base stations in five Australian cities.

The exposure levels from these mobile telecommunications base stations were found to be well below the general public exposure limits of the ICNIRP guidelines and the Australian radiofrequency standard (ARPANSA RPS3).

The highest recorded level from a single base station was 7.8 x 10-3 W/m2, which translates to 0.2% of the general public exposure limit.

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