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Measuring & Monitoring electromagnetic radiation
Measurements and studies have been systematically conducted in Greece since mobile telephony networks started operating. The competent body for protecting the general public from Non Ionizing Radiation is theGreek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC). (ΕΕΑΕ).
According to the new law, the GAEC must monitor compliance to the limits for the public’s safe exposure to electromagnetic radiation from antennae. It conducts checks at either its own discretion or further to a request by the EETT (National Telecommunications and Post Commission) or any natural or legal person with a legal interest.
Specifically, a total 1,308 checks were conducted nationally in 2009 by the GAEC and there was no case where the limit of safe exposure by the public to electromagnetic radiation was verified.
In addition to the institutionalised bodies and scientific experts, the companies also inform the citizens on issues concerning the mobile telephony Base Stations, either jointly during Press Interviews and conferences or each firm individually. At the same time WIND shares the opinions of the scientific community and agrees with continuous research and always supports every study that has the purpose of higher quality and safety services.
FASMA – Measurement and monitoring of electromagnetic radiation
WIND has supported theFASMA Programme since 2002, out of a sense of responsibility for citizens and to contribute to the timely and complete information for the public. This is a research project that measures and monitors E/M radiation in the environment, which is conducted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Radio Communication Laboratory)
The project aims tocompute the E/M radiation levels , in high density population and easy access areas, e.g. parks and squares, as well as at selected sites, e.g., nursing homes, hospitals, etc. The FASMA programme computes the spectrum from 20MHz to 3000 MHz, which includes most artificial E/M radiation sources (mobile telephony Base Stations, radio, TV, public and private wireless networks) so that the cumulative findings are representative.
FASMA is an extended E/M radiation measurement and monitoring programme in Greece. The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Radio communication laboratory) has conducted measurements since 2003 in 49 Municipalities and 21 Prefectures in Northern and Central Greece and the Attica region.
The processing of the findings has shown that the maximum exposure value is in all cases within the limits allowed by the Greek legislation. Indeed, the E/M radiation values emitted by the mobile telephony base stations are 600 to 730,000 times lower than the permissible limits.
TABLE OF INDICATIVE VALUES
OF E/M RADIATION MEASUREMENTS FROM GSM 900 BASE STATIONS
Measurements conducted from January 2009 – March 2010
|MEASUREMENT SITE||MUNICIPALITY||TIMES LOWER THAN THE LIMITS|
|PREVEZA WATER BOARD||PREVEZA||137.894|
|VASILIKA CRÈCHE||VASILIKA, Thessaloniki||422.403|
|GORGIANI MUNICIPALITY||GORGIANI, GREVENA||10.625|
|THESSALONIKI 11th Secondary School||THESSALONIKI||55.521|
|20th PRIMARY SCHOOL||EVOSMO, THESSALONIKI||715.822|
|2nd PRIMARY SCHOOL||PANORAMA, THESSALONIKI||728.439|
|LEFKONA SECONDARY SCHOOL||LEFKONA, SERRES||348.498|
|MAROUTSEIO PRIMARY SCHOOL||IOANNITON, IOANNINA||26.624|
|LARISA 6th Combined Secondary College||LARISA||132.580|
|2nd PRIMARY SCHOOL||PTOLEMAIDA, KOZANI||579.674|
|VOLOS TOBACCO BUILDING||VOLOS||211.282|
|4th PRIMARY SCHOOL||ARTEMIDA, ATTICA||26.777|
|4th PRIMARY SCHOOL||VRILISSIA, ATTICA||43.739|
|ANOIXI CRÈCHE||ANOIXI, ATTICA||236.581|
World Health Organisation, Data Sheet No. 304, May 2006
For further information: www.fasmaprogram.gr