APMC2017 – Asia Pacific Microwave Conference

Shamesh Raj Parthasarathy; Roha Tukimin; Rozaimah Abdul Rahim; Mohd Idris Taib; Noor Ezati Shuib;
Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Malaysia

IND 2: Special Session Microwave Industry in Malaysia 4
Room, Time & Date: ROOM 02 | 12:20 – 12:40 | Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Environmental Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) Safety Assessment at the Vicinity of Mobile Telephone Base Stations (MTBS) in Malaysia

Abstract: Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) from the existing and newly erected Mobile Telephone Base Stations (MTBS) has turned out to be a major public health concern in many countries of the world including Malaysia. The public in general are not only apprehensive about the growing weight of the scientific evidence associating health effects to mobile phone use, nevertheless they are also increasingly concerned about the chronic, low-level RFR exposure from the MTBS, especially on the roof top of buildings and the towers built adjacent to residential and commercial area. The paper highlights the study on the RFR emitted from the antennas installed on the roof top of the buildings and the towers in Malaysia. The objectives of the study are to determine the level of RFR present and to assess the potential exposure received by the general public at the vicinity of the MTBS. The study encompassed on the assessment of the RFR emitted by the antennas which displays the results in the power density unit measured in µwatts/cm2 at each identified locations around the MTBS. The results obtained from the study showed that the RFR level present in the area assessed were well below and less than 1% of the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) recommended by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) Mandatory Standard and International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).