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Bioelectromagnetics. 2010 Oct;31(7):576-9. doi: 10.1002/bem.20594.

Assessment of general public exposure to LTE and RF sources present in an urban environment.

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  • 1Department of Information Technology, Ghent University/IBBT, Ghent, Belgium. wout.joseph@intec.ugent.be

Abstract

For the first time, in situ electromagnetic field exposure of the general public to fields from long term evolution (LTE) cellular base stations is assessed. Exposure contributions due to different radiofrequency (RF) sources are compared with LTE exposure at 30 locations in Stockholm, Sweden. Total exposures (0.2-2.6 V/m) satisfy the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) reference levels (from 28 V/m for frequency modulation (FM), up to 61 V/m for LTE) at all locations. LTE exposure levels up to 0.8 V/m were measured, and the average contribution of the LTE signal to the total RF exposure equals 4%.

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20607741
DOI:
10.1002/bem.20594
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