Bahrain phone mast emissions 'below WHO limits'
Manama, May 11, 2011
Radio signal levels emitted from phone masts in Bahrain are significantly below the levels recommended by the World Health Organisation, according to a report.
The findings were published in the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority's (TRA) first quarterly report.
It showed radio signal levels were significantly below the limits set by international guidelines adopted by the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife.
The report presented the results of measurements at 12 public sites between January and March.
The highest total exposure level found was at 0.01 per cent of the maximum level permitted by ministerial order.
'TRA has been measuring and reporting on ambient radio signal levels in the kingdom for two years and we are happy to see the compliance of licensed operators with Ministerial Order number four of 2009,' said TRA technical and operations director Mohammed Mahmood.
'This report is consistent with the previous reports in its findings that, public exposure to radio signals emitted from telecommunications masts is significantly below international guidelines.'-TradeArabia News Service