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Research and measurements in Greece

Measuring & Monitoring electromagnetic radiation

Mobile telephony in Greece

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
PHILLIPI MUNICIPALITY KAVALA  169.382
KOMOTINI MUNICIPALITY KOMOTINI  275.578
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

NRPB Chairman
World Health Organisation, Data Sheet No. 304, May 2006
For further information: www.fasmaprogram.gr

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