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Wireless phones electromagnetic field radiation exposure assessment


Usman, Aliyu Danjuma and Wan Ahmad, Wan Fatinhamamah and Ab Kadir, Mohd Zainal Abidin and Mokhtar, Makhfudzah (2009) Wireless phones electromagnetic field radiation exposure assessment. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2 (4). pp. 771-774. ISSN 1941-7020; ESSN: 1941-7039


Problem statement: Inadequate knowledge of electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones and increased usage at close proximity, created a lot of skepticism and speculations among end users on its safety or otherwise. Approach: In this study, near field electromagnetic field radiation measurements were conducted on different brand of mobile phones in active mode using a tri-axis isotropic probe and electric field meter. Results: The highest electromagnetic field exposure was recorded when the mobile phones are at outgoing call mode and backing the probe, which is higher in comparison to ICNIRP guidelines for exposure to general public. Conclusion: According to this finding, some mobile phones electromagnetic field radiation were found to be lower than the ICNIRP guidelines while some were far above the guidelines. Electromagnetic field intensity however, depends on the mode of operation and proximity of the mobile phones to the end user; hence it is safer to use mobile phones at SMS mode.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajeassp.2009.771.774
Publisher: Science Publications
Keywords: Electromagnetic field radiation; Active mode; Exposure level; Wireless phones
Depositing User: Fatimah Zahrah @ Aishah Amran
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2013 04:19
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2017 05:51
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/17648
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