UAE mobile radiation levels below global standards
Dubai, March 13, 2014
All mobile services including GSM, UMTS and LTE within the measured sites in the UAE have emission levels well below the guidelines laid down by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) for exposure, said a study.
The technical survey was conducted by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to measure the mobile radiation levels across the country based on its regulatory policy.
The telecom watchdog said its policy was in line with the regulations laid down by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
Such field studies are regularly carried out by the TRA to affirm the commitment of national service providers with the safety standards set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and aligned with international best practices.
“We are happy to announce that the radiation exposure does not exceed the rates adopted internationally and that the general public is not exposed to harmful Non-Ionizing radiations in excess of the ICNIRP limits,” stated Mohamed Nasser Al Ghanim, the TRA director general.
“This initiative reflects our commitment to adopting world class best practices that comply with the ICNIRP regulations.” he added.
The survey measured radiation levels of 50 chosen base stations in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Al Ain and the Northern Emirates for both UAE licensed telecom operators to ensure that both the regulatory policy and the international ICNIRP standards are met as part of TRA’s commitment to ensuring the safety of citizens and residents across UAE.
It covered populated facilities such as schools, hospitals, public parks and residential areas, said Al Ghanim.-TradeArabia News Service