Mobile emissions in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi within safe limits
TRA says latest testing of base stations in the UAE shows signals well within limits
Mobile emissions from mobile masts in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi are well within safety limits, the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has reported.
The TRA carries out regular monitoring of base stations, particularly those near schools, hospitals, public parks and residential areas, to ensure that levels of non-Ionising radiation from mobile services including GSM, UMTS and LTE fall within international guidelines.
The latest testing in Al Ain and Abu Dhabi, which included base stations of both operators, found that emission levels were well below the international ICNIRP guidelines for exposure.
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) standards, which have been adopted by 80 countries, aims to set levels of exposure for the general population and for people working with telecoms equipment.
Evidence of the possible harmful effects of telecoms infrastructure has tended to be anecdotal or uncoordinated. In November last year, the South Asia, Middle East, North Africa Region's SAMENA Telecommunications Council (SAMENA) called for more coordinated research on the possible health hazards of exposure to Radio Frequency (RF) from telecommunications equipment.