non-ionizing radiation

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non-ionizing radiation

Electromagnetic radiation, the photons of which lack the energy required to ionize atoms or induce ion formation; NIR includes sound, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light, microwaves, and radiowaves. Cf Ionizing radiation.
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Non-ionizing radiation

Rays of energy that move in long, slow wave patterns and do not penetrate cells.t
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But there is great controversy regarding whether non-ionizing radiation causes cancer--with the spotlight specifically on radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF), which have frequencies between 300 megahertz (MHz) and 300 gigahertz (GHz).
"We launched this survey to ensure that emissions from the communications sites comply with the general public exposure limits set down by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection," remarked Majed Almesmar, the deputy director general for telecommunications sector in TRA.
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The Authority also stressed that the levels of intensity of Electro Magnetic Field (EMF), which have been studied at the sites, are far less than the permitted levels according to the standards set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
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Non-ionizing radiation is lower energy radiation that comes from the lower part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Stating that mobile tower radiation issue in India was governed by the guidelines drawn from therecommendations of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the Minister said all the service providers were asked to get their base trans-receiver station (BTS) self-certified for radiation norms.
However, MTC made light of these concerns, stating that the levels of radiation emanating from the company's radio equipment is100,000 times less than the minimum security levels considered by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (IC NIRP).
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02 says all of its installations conform with guidelines from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection.
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