WIT Press


Environmental Management In Cellular And PCS Phones: A Saudi Telecom-Assir Study

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MIS000021

Volume

24

Pages

13

Published

2000

Size

1,269 kb

Author(s)

M. Bayoumi & S.T. Jerman

Abstract

Saudi Telecom is concerned with the relationship between human health and cellular and PCS phones and their base stations. From the point of view of environmental management principals, it was necessary to review this subject and evaluate the potential impact on human health. It was also necessary to define regional and international criteria to ensure that phones and base stations will meet the safety standards. The above mentioned review and criteria are involved in the actual study. The technical specifications of the 55 base station towers covering the Assir region in the Arabic Saudi Telecom were also given. The study shows that the RF exposure around the tower for the type of antenna and towers used is within the safety limits determined by the Institute o

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