Broadcast masts pose no danger

31st July 2007, Comments 0 comments

31 July 2007, AMSTERDAM – People who live near a UMTS or GSM broadcast mast need not worry that the mast's proximity may endanger their health. The electromagnetic radiation from is far below the limits, according to a study of 211 locations by the Telecom Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

31 July 2007

AMSTERDAM – People who live near a UMTS or GSM broadcast mast need not worry that the mast's proximity may endanger their health. The electromagnetic radiation from is far below the limits, according to a study of 211 locations by the Telecom Agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The Agency randomly chose a number of masts but also carried out measurements around masts where the public had voiced concerns.

In almost all cases the radiation reached about 2 Volts per metre, while limits are about 60 V/m. One mast was an exception, giving off radiation of 10 V/m. The Health Inspectorate said in 2000 already that the levels of radiation caused by these masts were harmless.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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