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Radiofrequency RF is a term which may be applied to electromagnetic radiation of frequency between kHz and GHz but generally its use is restricted to frequencies between kHz and MHz and the term microwave is applied to radiation of frequency from MHz to GHz. Frequency and wavelength are inversely related and, in free space, a frequency of kHz corresponds to a wavelength of 13 km; MHz is equivalent to a wavelength of 1 m and GHz to 1 mm. The position which microwave and RF radiation occupies in the electromagnetic spectrum is shown in Figure Unable to display preview.
Technology exploiting RFR for radar, communications, and anti-electronic weapons supports U. In the use of such systems, humans and the environment invariably incur some exposure to low levels of RFR and military personnel, in particular, run a risk of accidental exposure to higher levels. There are well established bioelectromagnetic interactions from exposures in excess of standardized limits that can pose health and safety concerns for humans, including burns, stimulation of excitable tissue, shock, and increased thermal burden.
Since our knowledge of the physical world is never complete, there is always the possibility of yet to be discovered hazards, especially relating to long-term or repeated exposures. For example, some epidemiological studies have suggested greater health risk for military personnel engaged in occupational specialties that provide the possibility of greater RFR exposure [2, 3].
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Jump to navigation. Many consumer and industrial products make use of some form of electromagnetic energy. Because of its regulatory responsibilities in this area the Federal Communications Commission FCC often receives inquiries concerning the potential safety hazards of human exposure to radio-frequency RF energy. The information on this page provides answers and information to inquiries regarding RF Safety. The FCC is required by the National Environmental Policy Act of , among other things, to evaluate the effect of emissions from FCC-regulated transmitters on the quality of the human environment. Specifically, the FCC: 1 streamlines its criteria for determining when a licensee is exempt from our RF exposure evaluation criteria; 2 provides more flexibility for licensees to establish compliance with our RF exposure limits; 3 specifies methods that RF equipment operators can use to mitigate the risk of excess exposure, both to members of the public and trained workers such as training, supervision, and signage ; and 4 upholds its prior decision to consider the exposure limit for the outer ears to be the same as for other body extremities. In the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking the FCC proposes to formalize additional limits for localized RF exposure and the associated methodology for compliance for portable devices and wireless power transfer WPT equipment on top of its already existing limits that apply in the frequency ranges over which these devices will operate kHz to GHz , and considers extending the applicable frequency range to frequencies outside of this range as well 3 kHz to 3 THz.
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Skip to content. The standards were developed by expert scientists and engineers after extensive reviews of scientific literature related to RF biological effects. The FCC explains that its standards incorporate prudent margins of safety. Portions of any transmitter site may have high power densities that could cause exposures in excess of the FCC Occupational or General Population guidelines. In addition to physical barriers such as locked doors or ladders, antenna operators may also be required to place indicative barriers as a means of visually marking an area where RF levels are expected to exceed the FCC's limits.
Such effects may or may not be characterized by a measurable temperature rise, which is a function of thermoregulatory processes and active adaptation of the animal. The end result is either reversible or irreversible change, depending on the irradiation conditions and the physiologic state of the animal. At lower power densities, clear evidence of pathologic changes or physiologic alteration is nonexistent or equivocal.
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The most common health hazard of radiation is sunburn , which causes between approximately , and 1 million new skin cancers annually in the United States.