Study type: Law/recommendation/guideline

Mitigation techniques to limit human exposure to EMFs in the vicinity of radiocommunication stations. guideline

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
2018, ITU-T Recommendations K-Series K.70 (01/2018): 1-44


The recommendation defines techniques which may be used by telecommunication operators to evaluate the cumulative (total) exposure ratio in the vicinity of transmitting antennas and to identify the main source of radiation. It offers guidance on mitigation methods which allow reduction of radiation level in order to comply with exposure limits. It also provides guidance on procedures necessary in the environment (on site) in which, in most cases, there is a simultaneous exposure to multiple frequencies from many different sources. Radiating sources may belong to many operators and may represent different radiocommunication services (e.g., cellular systems, trunking systems, broadcasting, wireless access, etc.).

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