Journal article

Assessment of guidelines for limiting exposures to emf using methods of probabilistic risk analysis.

Colin J Thompson, V Anderson, JT Rowley

Health Physics | Published : 2002

Abstract

Allowable limits of human exposure to radiofrequency fields commonly include a "factor of safety," typically between 10 to 50, which is somewhat arbitrary. The broad objective in our work is to assess radiofrequency exposure limits, hazard thresholds, and safety factors using methods of probabilistic risk analysis. We focus our analysis on the variables affecting peak radiofrequency specific energy absorption rate (SAR) values in the brain from digital mobile telephones operating at approximately 900 MHz. As SAR is defined as a product of positive random variables, it is not unreasonable to assume that SAR has a lognormal distribution. Our analysis of component SAR variables such as conducti..

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