updates fact sheet on electromagnetic fields and public health
World Health Organisation has updated Fact Sheet No 193, in response
to recent reviews of the effects of exposure to radiofrequency fields
on humans. The Fact Sheet can be found on the WHO home page www.who.int/peh-emf/news.htm
WHO Fact Sheet No 193. Electromagnetic fields and public health.
Mobile telephones and their base stations. Revised June 2000.
Statement from European Bioelectromagnetics
Association has issued a statement on its web site about safe exposure
to electromagnetic fields, research on biological effects, and risk
assessment. The statement can be reviewed at www.ebea.org/menu.html
RF exposure near base stations
National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) in the UK has issued
a report about exposure to radio waves from mobile phone base stations.
The authors measured power density at 118 locations at 17 sites
where people were concerned about their exposure to radio waves.
The maximum exposure at any location was 0.023% of the NRPB investigation
level, or 0.18% of the reference level of the International Commission
on Non-ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
Mann SM, Cooper TG, Allen SG, Blackwell RP, Lowe AJ. Exposure to
radio waves near mobile phone base stations. NRPB-R321, June 2000.