ICNIRPInternational Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
ICNIRPInternational Commission of Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (Oberschleissheim, Germany)
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While Icnirp is currently revising its radiofrequency guidelines, it issued a draft advice document on high-frequency radiation (100 kHz to 300 GHz), essentially reiterating its long-standing position that "HF [high frequency] exposure below the thermal threshold is unlikely to be associated with adverse health effects."
"As per the condition stated in licences granted by the TRA in Bahrain, telecom operators are required to ensure that emissions from each radio installation are within ICNIRP limits," said Mr Al Noaimi in a statement.
ICNIRP provides its recommendations, guidelines, and research results to the World Health Organization (WHO), which adopts these recommendations and guidelines as a basis for health regulations and notices concerning protection from electromagnetic field strength (EMF) Radiation.
"If electromagnetic radiation goes beyond a certain limit, it might cause sicknesses such as cancer, so the ICNIRP maintains the electrical limits and works with the WHO to ensures that the providers do not go beyond a threshold, because if they put more power in these towers, they may have increased coverage, but you also have increased radiation, which is bad for the human body," added Hadj.
At the international level, safety guidelines for EM exposure have been issued by International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines on exposure limits for EMF's between the frequencies 0 Hz - 300 GHz .The ICNIRP limits are based on temperature rise exposed to human body [11].
The maximal value around the vehicle is 2.530 [micro]T, which is lower than the field limit 27 [micro]T for general public exposure in accordance with the basic restriction from the ICNIRP Guidelines 2010 [13].
Castelo reiterated the findings of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) which are both globally recognized and highly respected institutions with expertise in determining whether these facilities do impact health and well-being of the citizens in the area.
These standards are regulated by world authoritative bodies such International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [4, 5].
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) favors this approach: "engineering control measures are preferable to protective clothing, goggles and procedural safety measures." (1) In other words, deliberately designing-for-safety to protect workers from potential hazards is more important than supplemental warning systems.