Mobile phone network operators'actions on RF safety.
International Workshop on Exposure Metrics and Dosimetry for EMF Epidemiology. Chilton, GBR, 1998/09/07.
The current and possible future glohal penetration of mohile phone usage is given.
Health and safety aspects relate to hoth the statutory requirements for the operation of their networks and the public perception of risks in using services provided by the operators.
The coordination of this work nationally through trade associations is mentioned.
GSM is the predominant standard used for the provision of global mobile phone services.
The GSM MoU Association is introduced as the operators'coordination body worldwide for dealing with radio frequency (RF) health and safety issues through its sub-group, EBRC.
The scope of the EBRC group is presented with the considerations used to determine if external research should be supported by the GSM MoU Association.
A personal view is provided on the present quality of worldwide research on RF health and safety and some consideration is given as to what constitutes good'research.
The mobile phone network operators'involvement in the science and application of epidemiological research is considered.
Consideration is given to introducing risk/benefit analysis into the debate on the health and safety of mobile phone usage.
The media presentation of the results of scientific work on this topic often leads to a falsely negative public perception of the perceived risks.
This is made worse when such perceptions are used for the purposes of objecting to the deployment of network infrastructure. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Norme sécurité, Radioprotection, Rayonnement non ionisant, Champ électromagnétique, Télécommunication sans fil, Téléphone, Dosimétrie, Champ haute fréquence, Facteur risque
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Safety standard, Radioprotection, Non ionizing radiation, Electromagnetic field, Wireless telecommunication, Telephone, Dosimetry, High frequency field, Risk factor
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Code Inist : 002A08F04. Création : 16/11/1999.