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December 2017

ICNIRP – Revision of the HF Guidelines

The International Commission for Non Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has provided an update on the revision of the HF guidelines advising

ICNIRP’s current guidelines for the high-frequency (100 kHz – 300 GHz) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum were published in 1998. Given the large body of relevant research that has been generated since those 1998 guidelines, ICNIRP is now revising the guidelines to incorporate this literature. ... click here for more information

First 5G Specifications Approved

The 3GPP standards group this week approved the first 5G Non Stand Alone (NSA) New Radio specifications called ‘release 15’ for 5G. Release 15, has been split into two phases with the second phase due later in 2018 as a fully standalone version for 5G. ... click here for more information

May 2017

Spanish Scientific Advisory Committee on Radiofrequency and Health (CCARS) updates expert opinion on EMF and health

The Spanish expert group CCARS published a new report providing an update on scientific evidence for the period January 2013 to June 2016. They conclude that there are no “technical or health” reasons for application of restrictive limits ... click here for more information

March 2017

International – ICNIRP statement on medical diagnostic devices using NIR

ICNIRP published a statement on existing regulations and health risks for medical diagnostic devices using non-ionizing radiation (NIR). ICNIRP concludes that evaluation of health effects or safety risks for either patients or workers is difficult and needs research. ... click here for more information

January 2017

ARPANSA has measured radiofrequency (RF) exposure from Wi-Fi and other sources across 23 schools in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia

ARPANSA reports the measurements were conducted in two locations in the schools (a classroom or library inside and the school playground) during school times.

The study, which has been published in Radiation Protection Dosimetry showed that the typical RF exposure of children from Wi-Fi in schools is extremely low and this study should provide reassurance to the public according to lead author Assistant Director, Dr Ken Karipidis. ... click here for more information