Study type: Law/recommendation/guideline

Guidance on complying with limits for human exposure to electromagnetic fields guideline

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
2021, ITU-T Recommendations K-Series, K.52 (06/2021): 1-44


The recommendation aims to help with compliance of telecommunication installations and mobile handsets, or other radiating devices used against the head with safety limits for human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs). It presents general guidance, a calculation method and an installation assessment procedure. The assessment procedure for telecommunication installations, based on safety limits provided by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), helps users determine the likelihood of installation compliance based on accessibility criteria, antenna properties and emitter power. The IEC Standard for the compliance measurement of mobile handsets is recommended.

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