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Strategies and Policies Concerning Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

Final Report [Question 7/2]

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This report collects and disseminates information concerning exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) and Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), in order to assist national Administrations, particularly in developing countries, to develop appropriate national regulations. It is useful for Administrations, in order to listen and respond to the concerns of the public related to radiating antennas.

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Comparison of exposure limits

Countries in Europe, Japan and the People’s Republic of China (“China” in the rest of the Report) all use 2 W/kg in 10g SAR, for the partial body limit for mobile devices; however, in the Republic of Korea, the United States of America and Canada the limit is 1.6 W/kg in 1g. In the far-field, at 400-1,500 MHz (which includes cellular transmission and UHF TV bands), the maximum allowed Power Density level (PD) of ICNIRP, Europe and the Republic of Korea for the general public exposure is f (MHz)/200 W/m2. At the 300-1,500 MHz range, the United States’ and Japanese threshold is f (MHz)/150 W/m2, which is higher by 4/3 (200/150), compared to the ICNIRP 1998 threshold. Like Japan, the United States of America allows higher limits for radio frequency exposure from base stations.

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