The Unavoidable Problem of RF Radiation Exposure
In today’s technological world, nothing is more highly valued to the average consumer than their wireless phone. The number of wireless devices has increased to over 400,000,000 in the United States alone. To support these devices, the number of municipal and commercial antenna systems has exploded to 600,000 and is expected to continually grow exponentially as carriers roll out the new 5G network and beyond.
Previously, individual commercial wireless cell antennas maintained compliance by being solely located on remote towers behind locked gates to keep the public safe. Today, however, antenna systems are routinely co-located on accessible rooftops and other structures in densely populated areas and are often disguised or camouflaged for aesthetic reasons. As the 5G network is rolled out in the near future, these antennas will encroach even further. As a result, innocent third-party workers (electricians, painters, roofers, HVAC technicians, among others) are unknowingly being exposed at their worksite to RF radiation from these antennas while simply performing their duties.
The FCC, the regulating governmental body, is responsible for enforcing worksite RF safety compliance designed to protect humans from RF radiation overexposure. The wireless carriers claim to be in compliance with the FCC’s RF human exposure limits. However, the wireless carriers’ practices do not result in the protection of workers from RF radiation.
The carriers themselves have stated that they are unable to fulfill their FCC obligations and ensure the safety of workers at their sites.
Carriers alone cannot control transient individuals nor employees of others that may access areas surrounding transmitters at these sites for occupational reasons. 1
National Antenna & Tower Safety Center (NA&TSC) recognizes the challenges of providing worksite RF safety for workers and has created a globally patented safety protocol and technological solution to ensure the health and safety of all workers at all wireless cell sites. This advanced technology creates a 21st-century solution to solve a 21st-century problem.
The health and wellbeing of the American worker and their families depends on the NA&TSC’s safety solution.
Other blog posts:
- Addressing the Public Concern Over 5G RF Radiation Safety
- The Comprehensive National Antenna & Tower Safety Center RF Safety Solution
- Carriers Alone Cannot Fully Protect Workers from RF Radiation at Cell Sites
- Insuring the Uninsurable
- American Workers Are Being Over-Exposed to RF Radiation
- Connecting the Dots Between Third-Party Workers and RF Radiation Injuries
- Protecting Tower Climbers
- RF Safety Obligations of Municipalities
- Site Owners Blind to the Consequences of RF Radiation
- RF and Tower Safety Obligations of Turf Vendors and Contractors
- NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 1)
- NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 2)
- NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 3)
- NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 4)
- NA&TSC's Response to FCC RF Safety Issue (Part 5)
- Firefighters Must be Protected from RF Radiation at Wireless Sites
- RF Radiation Overexposure: A Fact Sheet for the Public
- Support for National Antenna & Tower Safety Center’s RF Safety Solution
- The Public Demands RF Safety for Unprotected Workers