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NIOSH Testimony on Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure Guidelines by R. W. Niemeier, January 11, 1993.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
NIOSH 1993 Jan; :1-6
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00219226
Abstract
This testimony supports the attempt of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update the guidelines for evaluating occupational and environmental effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation. NIOSH is concerned, however, about the lack of representation by experts with a public health perspective in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers RF standards setting process. NIOSH views the provision of a two tier standard based on controlled versus uncontrolled environments as problematic. Specific comments were also included in this testimony relating to the definition of uncontrolled environment, the use of a conservative approach, the practicality of ensuring that the radiating structure is not within 2.5 centimeters of the body, and the categorical exclusion of cellular phones and two way radios.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Radiation-hazards; Radiation-exposure; Radio-waves; Occupational-exposure; Electromagnetic-radiation; Nonionizing-radiation;
Publication Date
19930111
Document Type
Testimony
Fiscal Year
1993
NTIS Accession No.
PB94-176245
NTIS Price
A02
NIOSH Division
DSDTT
Source Name
NIOSH
State
OH
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