Where there is electricity, there is an electromagnetic field (EMF). Electromagnetic fields are used in radio broadcasting, TV broadcasting, and wireless communications. Basic restrictions have been recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) based on medical studies surrounding the health effects of electromagnetic waves. These basic restrictions take into account environmental conditions and uncertainties surrounding personal sensitivity.
RF safety equipment is necessary to monitor RF exposure and ensure safe limits are not exceeded. There are four main types of RF safety equipment: Personal RF monitors, RF survey meters, Field analyzers, and area monitors. Personal RF monitors are worn on the body and send an alarm when radiation limits are exceeded. RF survey meters are used to measure field strength with probes and antennas. Field analyzers are stationary units that can perform measurements from close or far distances. Area monitors are stationary units that are meant to continuously monitor levels in the long-term.
It is essential to check exposure levels to ensure they meet the regulatory limits to protect the health of the public and the workers that work in close proximity to high-frequency emitters.
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