Science and politics of base station electromagnetic field risks

Mazar Madjar, Haim and Ball, David J. ORCID logoORCID: (2021) Science and politics of base station electromagnetic field risks. 2021 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems (COMCAS). In: IEEE Conference on microwaves, antennas, communications and electronic systems (COMCAS), 01-03 Nov 2021, Tel Aviv. e-ISBN 9781665435574, pbk-ISBN 9781665411479. [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1109/COMCAS52219.2021.9629038)

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The current science-based approach to ensuring public safety from RF-EMF base stations is described, and a potential misframing of the debate as a purely scientific issue, which in turn led to inappropriate risk communication exercises, is pointed to. Plausibly, this polarised and charged the situation by disenfranchising other potentially legitimate siting concerns. While the primary health recommendation remains unchanged, namely, to follow the guidelines set by the science-based ICNIRP and IEEE expert groups, and to limit the ICNIRP 2020 and IEEE 95.12019 power density exposure level for general-public: between 400 – 2000 MHz fMHz/200 (W/m2) and 10 (W/m2) above 2000 MHz, other legitimate concerns should not be disregarded.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
Item ID: 34591
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2022 12:15
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 17:41

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