Assessment of Electromagnetic Field Radiation from Mobile Base Transceiver Stations in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Exposure to electromagnetic radiation emanating from ten randomly selected GSM Mobile Base Transceiver Stations (MBTSs) antennas in different regions of Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State, Southwest, Nigeria, was assessed according to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines. This was to determine the exposure level at these MBTS in relation to the specification in the guidelines. Measurements of the maximum Power Density of radio signals were taken for sites operating in GSM900–1800MHz and correlated with the ICNIRP specifications. The result indicated that the maximum exposure levels in all the MBTSs were well below the ICNIRP guidelines. The maximum power densities measured at different MBTS masts were found to be in the range of 0.0001188W/m² to 0.0217359W/m². These findings suggest that radiations emanating from the assessed base stations are in the safe range specified in the guidelines and as such they do not constitute health risk.
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