New EME safety standard released
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) welcomes the release of a revised EME safety standard by the Australian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA).
The revised Standard called Radiation Protection Series – S1 (RPS S-1) sets limits of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME) across radiofrequency fields 100kHz to 300 GHz for the public and workers. The exposure limits set out in the Standard provide protection against all known adverse health effects from RF EME exposure and are set well below the level at which harm may occur. The limits in RPS S-1 are aligned with guidelines published in 2020 by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which is the international body recognised as leaders in non-ionising radiation protection.
The standard applies to all technologies and frequencies of operation, including 5G.
AMTA is reassured that ARPANSA will continue to update its standards to remain abreast of the latest developments in science, assisted by the Federal government’s $9 million investment into building public confidence in the safety of telecommunications infrastructure over the next four years.
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