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Phone mast radiation is all at safe levels

Phone mast radiation is all at safe levels

Friday 22 November 2019

Phone mast radiation is all at safe levels


CICRA has published the results of its latest independent survey of phone masts across the Channel Islands and confirmed they all fall within safe emission levels.

The 2019 audit of Telecoms radio masts in the Channel Islands has been undertaken on behalf of CICRA once again by independent expert consultants iWireless Solutions Ltd.

Engineers visited 29 mast sites across Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark, including six new sites that have no previous measurements.

The survey shows that all masts operating in the Islands fall within the recommended safe levels set down by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). ICNIRP emission standards are recognised by the World Health Organisation and are used within the EU and other regions as a benchmark against which to measure the safety of radio-frequency emissions.

Tim Ringsdore, Director for Telecoms at CICRA, said “We are committed to ensuring that all telecoms operators in the Channel Islands remain within the emissions levels set down by government and enshrined in their licences.  I am pleased to say that once again the audit has shown all the masts that were surveyed have met those standards. We will continue to monitor emissions levels and remain committed to publishing the results to keep the public and other stakeholders informed.” 

The independent audit also examines safety processes and procedures to ensure compliance with local health and safety legislation. The results of the audit are published on the Competition Authority’s website cicra.gg, where there are interactive maps for each island to allow members of the public to locate individual mast sites and read the relevant report for that location. Copies of the reports can also be obtained free of charge. 

Pictured top: file image of a 5G mast. 

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Posted by Daniel White on
Interesting to note that recommended safe level limits of radio-frequency emissions are much higher in a number of other countries, who have far stricter regulations in place.
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