Electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of DECT cordless telephones and mobile phones

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/584029
Title:
Electromagnetic fields in the vicinity of DECT cordless telephones and mobile phones
Authors:
Mamrot, Pawel; Marianska, Magda; Aniolczyk, Halina; Politanski, Piotr
Other Titles:
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE VICINITY OF DECT CORDLESS TELEPHONES AND MOBILE PHONES
Abstract:
Background: Mobile telephones belong to the most frequently used personal devices. In their surroundings they produce the electromagnetic field (EMF), in which exposure range there are not only users but also nearby bystanders. The aim of the investigations and EMF measurements in the vicinity of phones was to identify the electric field levels with regard to various working modes. Material and Methods: Twelve sets of DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) cordless phones (12 base units and 15 handsets), 21 mobile telephones produced by different manufactures, and 16 smartphones in various applications, (including multimedia) in the conditions of daily use in living rooms were measured. Measurements were taken using the point method in predetermined distances of 0.05–1 m from the devices without the presence of users. Results: In the vicinity of DECT cordless phone handsets, electric field strength ranged from 0.26 to 2.30 V/m in the distance of 0.05 m – 0.18–0.26 V/m (1 m). In surroundings of DECT cordless telephones base units the values of EMF were from 1.78–5.44 V/m (0.05 m) to 0.19– 0.41 V/m (1 m). In the vicinity of mobile phones working in GSM mode with voice transmission, the electric field strength ranged from 2.34–9.14 V/m (0.05 m) to 0.18–0.47 V/m (1 m) while in the vicinity of mobile phones working in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) mode the electric field strength ranged from 0.22–1.83 V/m (0.05 m) to 0.18–0.20 V/m (1 m). Conclusions: The mean values of the electric field strength for each group of devices, mobile phones and DECT wireless phones sets do not exceed the reference value of 7 V/m, adopted as the limit for general public exposure.
Affiliation:
Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Poland
Citation:
Medycyna Pracy 2015;66(6):803–814
Journal:
Medycyna Pracy
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10146/584029
DOI:
10.13075/mp.5893.00364
Additional Links:
http://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/POLA-ELEKTROMAGNETYCZNE-W-OTOCZENIU-TELEFONOW-BEZPRZEWODOWYCH-I-KOMORKOWYCH,60319,0,2.html; http://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Pola-elektromagnetyczne-w-otoczeniu-ntelefonow-bezprzewodowych-i-komorkowych,60319,0,1.html
Type:
Article
Language:
pl
ISSN:
0465-5893
Sponsors:
MP 18.8 pt. „Ekspozycja współczesnego człowieka na pola elektromagnetyczne” - statutory project of NIOM
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dc.contributor.authorMamrot, Pawelen
dc.contributor.authorMarianska, Magdaen
dc.contributor.authorAniolczyk, Halinaen
dc.contributor.authorPolitanski, Piotren
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-17T11:57:04Zen
dc.date.available2015-12-17T11:57:04Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationMedycyna Pracy 2015;66(6):803–814en
dc.identifier.issn0465-5893en
dc.identifier.doi10.13075/mp.5893.00364en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10146/584029en
dc.description.abstractBackground: Mobile telephones belong to the most frequently used personal devices. In their surroundings they produce the electromagnetic field (EMF), in which exposure range there are not only users but also nearby bystanders. The aim of the investigations and EMF measurements in the vicinity of phones was to identify the electric field levels with regard to various working modes. Material and Methods: Twelve sets of DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) cordless phones (12 base units and 15 handsets), 21 mobile telephones produced by different manufactures, and 16 smartphones in various applications, (including multimedia) in the conditions of daily use in living rooms were measured. Measurements were taken using the point method in predetermined distances of 0.05–1 m from the devices without the presence of users. Results: In the vicinity of DECT cordless phone handsets, electric field strength ranged from 0.26 to 2.30 V/m in the distance of 0.05 m – 0.18–0.26 V/m (1 m). In surroundings of DECT cordless telephones base units the values of EMF were from 1.78–5.44 V/m (0.05 m) to 0.19– 0.41 V/m (1 m). In the vicinity of mobile phones working in GSM mode with voice transmission, the electric field strength ranged from 2.34–9.14 V/m (0.05 m) to 0.18–0.47 V/m (1 m) while in the vicinity of mobile phones working in WCDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) mode the electric field strength ranged from 0.22–1.83 V/m (0.05 m) to 0.18–0.20 V/m (1 m). Conclusions: The mean values of the electric field strength for each group of devices, mobile phones and DECT wireless phones sets do not exceed the reference value of 7 V/m, adopted as the limit for general public exposure.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMP 18.8 pt. „Ekspozycja współczesnego człowieka na pola elektromagnetyczne” - statutory project of NIOMen
dc.language.isoplen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journalssystem.com/medpr/POLA-ELEKTROMAGNETYCZNE-W-OTOCZENIU-TELEFONOW-BEZPRZEWODOWYCH-I-KOMORKOWYCH,60319,0,2.htmlen
dc.relation.urlhttp://medpr.imp.lodz.pl/Pola-elektromagnetyczne-w-otoczeniu-ntelefonow-bezprzewodowych-i-komorkowych,60319,0,1.htmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Medycyna Pracyen
dc.subjectElectromagnetic fielden
dc.subjectCordless DECT phonesen
dc.subjectMobile phonesen
dc.subjectSmartphonesen
dc.subjectGeneral public exposureen
dc.subjectBystanders exposureen
dc.titleElectromagnetic fields in the vicinity of DECT cordless telephones and mobile phonespl
dc.title.alternativeELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS IN THE VICINITY OF DECT CORDLESS TELEPHONES AND MOBILE PHONESen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine, Lodz, Polanden
dc.identifier.journalMedycyna Pracyen
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