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Assessment of RF radiation levels in the vicinity of 60 GSM mobile phone base stations in Iran.

Authors
  • Nayyeri, Vahid
  • Hashemi, Seyed Mohammad
  • Borna, Maryam
  • Jalilian, Hamid-Reza
  • Soleimani, Mohammad
Type
Published Article
Journal
Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2013
Volume
155
Issue
2
Pages
241–244
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncs319
PMID: 23222504
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Increasing development of mobile communication infrastructure while enhancing availability of the technology raises concerns among the public, who see more cell towers erected each day, about possible health effects of electromagnetic radiations. Thereon, a survey of radio-frequency radiation from 60 GSM base stations was carried out in Tehran, Iran at several places mostly located in major medical and educational centres. Measurements were performed at 15 locations near each base station site, i.e. 900 locations in total. Since there are other RF radiation sources such as broadcasting services whose carrier frequencies are <3 GHz, the whole band of 27 MHz to 3 GHz has been assessed for hazardous exposures as well. The results were compared with the relevant guideline of International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection and that of Iran, confirming radiation exposure levels being satisfactorily below defined limits and non-detrimental.

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