Assessment of radiofrequency/microwave radiation emitted by the antennas of rooftop-mounted mobile phone base stations

Man Ah Keow, Shahidan Radiman

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Abstract

Radiofrequency (RF) and microwave (MW) radiation exposures from the antennas of rooftop-mounted mobile telephone base stations have become a serious issue in recent years due to the rapidly evolving technologies in wireless telecommunication systems. In Malaysia, thousands of mobile telephone base stations have been erected all over the country, most of which are mounted on the rooftops. In view of public concerns, measurements of the RF/MW levels emitted by the base stations were carried out in this study. The values were compared with the exposure limits set by several organisations and countries. Measurements were performed at 200 sites around 47 mobile phone base stations. It was found that the RF/MW radiation from these base stations were well below the maximum exposure limits set by various agencies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume121
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Assessment of radiofrequency/microwave radiation emitted by the antennas of rooftop-mounted mobile phone base stations. / Keow, Man Ah; Radiman, Shahidan.

In: Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol. 121, No. 2, 12.2006, p. 122-127.

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