Non-Ionizing Radiation

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Mar 29, 2018
New Studies Link Cell Phone Radiation with Cancer

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-studies-link-cell-phone-radiation-with-cancer/

Researchers call for greater caution, but skeptics say the evidence from rat studies is not convincing as documented in this recent publication from Scientific American.

Source: SA

Jan 21, 2017
Health topics Radiation, Non-ionizing

http://www.who.int/topics/radiation_non_ionizing/en/

Non-ionizing radiation is the term given to radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where there is insufficient energy to cause ionization. Access resources from the World Health Organization on this site.

Source: WHO

Jan 21, 2017
Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer: Questions and Answers (regularly updated)

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/cellphones

National Cancer Institute Factsheet addressing questions and answers on the topic of cellular telephone use and cancer.

Source: NCI

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiofrequencyradiation/index.html

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration addresses what standards apply to radiofrequency and microwave radiation, health effects related to exposure, examples of safety programs and more.

Source: OSHA

Jan 20, 2017
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields)

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/emf

This topic page addresses NIOSH research on protecting workers from proven and possible EMF health risks and provides access to NIOSH publications.

Source: NIOSH

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/elfradiation/

Extremely low frequency (ELF) fields includes alternating current (AC) fields and other electromagnetic, non-ionizing radiation from 1 Hz to 300 Hz.

Source: OSHA

Jan 20, 2017
OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Non-Ionizing Radiation

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiation_nonionizing/index.html

Non-ionizing radiation is described as a series of energy waves composed of oscillating electric and magnetic fields traveling at the speed of light (UV, visible light, IR, MW, RF, and ELF).

Source: OSHA

Aug 01, 2016
Cell Towers

http://www.ohsrep.org.au/hazards/radiation/phone-towers

Workers are often concerned when phone towers, antennas or transmitters are installed on the roof of their workplace. This page provides information to OHS reps on the potential dangers of these towers.

Source: Victorian Trades Hall Council

Aug 01, 2016
Reality Check: Invisible risks of radio frequency radiation, and the best strategies for protection

http://www.rcrwireless.com/20140610/opinion/reality-check-invisible-risks-radio-frequency-radiation-best-strategies-protection

This opinion piece by RCR Wireless, addresses some of the recent discussions regarding cell tower and radio frequency hazards.

Source: RCR Wireless News

Aug 01, 2016
RF Safety FAQ

https://www.fcc.gov/engineering-technology/electromagnetic-compatibility-division/radio-frequency-safety/faq/rf-safety#Q6

Frequently asked questions about the safety of radiofrequency (RF) and microwave emissions from transmitters and facilities regulated by the FCC.

Source: FCC