Authors
Sirav B, Seyhan N. Radio frequency radiation (RFR) from TV and radio transmitters at a pilot region in Turkey. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. Aug 11, 2009 Ahead of print.

Background
In this study, it was aimed to access the level of radiofrequency field radiation (RFR) in a residential area nearby a particular multiple-transmitter site in Ankara, Turkey by using the technical data available on various radio and TV transmitters located at this particular site.

Methodology
In that region, there are 64 different TV and radio transmitters. The technical information on the transmitters was obtained directly from the Radio and Television Top Committee. Technical information was received for only 31 of the transmitters and calculated RFR. In this study, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) method was used, which was expressed in Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) Report to calculate radiofrequency radiation (RFR).

Results
The analysis showed that the RFR at the site of a residential building in the region of interest may be four times higher than the Information and Communication Technologies Authority standards, which are identical with ICNIRP general public limits.

Conclusions
Electromagnetic field measurement study in that region is needed. Gazi Biophysics will perform electromagnetic field measurements as soon as possible and discuss the measurement levels in Radiation Protection Dosimetry. Biophysics Department is also planning the epidemiological studies on the possible biological effects of RFR in the Dededoruk Hill.


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