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Non-ionizing radiation does not carry enough energy to ionize atoms, meaning it is incapable of causing DNA damage.
(30.) Bernhardt, J.H, Non-ionizing radiation safety: radiofrequency radiation, electric and magnetic fields.
Majed Almesmar, Deputy Director General for Telecommunications Sector at the TRA, said: "We launched this survey to ensure that emissions from the communications sites comply with the general public exposure limits set down by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection.
The initiative reflects the industry regulator's commitment to adopting world class best practices that comply with the ICNIRP regulations that includes the introduction of a policy that aims to determine safety levels of Non-Ionizing radiation for communication networks, the statement added.
Best practice for radio frequency limits, based on International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization, should be followed instead," the director general added.
According to the 1998 Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Time-Varying Electric, Magnetic, and Electromagnetic Fields (up to 300 GHz) published by The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection there are two parameters that should be restricted: 1.Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in W/Kg, which is the radiation energy absorbed per mass unit of human tissue per second.
World Health Organization: "There is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF (radio frequency) signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects." And this: "In the area of biological effects and medical applications of non-ionizing radiation, approximately 25,000 articles have been published over the past 30 years.
Additionally, electromagnetic radiation measurements can be performed with one of the most precise measuring devices used for non-ionizing radiation a Broadband Electromagnetic Field Meter NBM 550 with an isotope probe.
On the other hand, researchers found no association between breast cancer risk and applying hair dyes or using devices that emit non-ionizing radiation, such as cell phones and microwave ovens.
These basic restrictions and reference levels are based on the guidelines published by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) (3).
While many of the sources of radiation in our lives produce lower-energy, or "non-ionizing radiation" (such as microwaves and radio waves), we're also exposed to very low levels of ionizing radiation every day.
"All of our base stations are designed, built and operated in accordance with stringent international guidelines laid down by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection."
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