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Radiofrequency Exposure

Radiofrequency is a frequency within the electromagnetic spectrum is used for radio transmission.

Included in the radiofrequency range are radio and television broadcastings, cell phones and base stations, microwave ovens, smart meters, WiFi and baby monitors.

Cellular transmitting antennae

Radiation Issue Note #6 addresses questions about the health risks of electromagnetic fields that surround cellular transmitting antennae mounted on towers, buildings and other structures.

For information on electromagnetic fields, including research into the possible health effects of exposure to radiofrequencies, see the World Health Organization website

Wireless communication devices

In 2014, at the request of Health Canada, the Royal Society of Canada assembled an expert panel to conduct a review of Safety Code 6, which concerns the potential health risks of radiofrequency fields from wireless telecommunication devices. The panel's report is on the RSC website at: A Review of Safety Code 6 (2013): Health Canada’s Safety Limits for Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields.

The 2015 revision of Safety Code 6 is available on the Government of Canada website at: Limits of Human Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Energy in the Frequency Range from 3 kHz to 300 GHz

Radiofrequency & health

2016 Review: Radiofrequency and Health provides an overview of the exposure and potential effects of radiofrequency radiation. For more information about radiofrequency and health, including a summary of this review, see the BC government website.

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