HHE Report No. HETA-93-002-2282, United States Coast Guard, Governors Island, New York.
NIOSH 1993 Jan:7 pages
In response to a request from the United States Coast Guard (SIC- 9621) facility at Governors Island, New York, an evaluation was made of possible hazardous exposures to microwave radiation originating in a traffic radar system. This station monitored ship traffic in and around the harbor of New York City. This activity required the use of a radar, radio and microwave systems in order to detect and display the navigational hazards which are either fixed or moving in this area. Measurements were taken at a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) unit on Governors Island as well as on the Coast Guard ferry as it crossed the harbor to determine the potential for microwave radiation exposure to workers on vessels in these waters. The highest level recorded from the 25 locations on Governors Island was 0.025 milliwatts per square centimeter (mW/cm2). The OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit was 10mW/cm2, when averaged over any 6 minute period of time. The authors conclude that the microwave radiation produced by the VTS unit does not represent a health hazard.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-93-002-2282; Hazard-Unconfirmed; Region-2; Radiation-exposure; Military-personnel; Nonionizing-radiation; Microwave-radiation;
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance;
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Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Cincinnati, Ohio, Report No. HETA-93-002-2282, 7 pages, 5 references