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Canadian and Other National RF Protection Guides

  • Maria A. Stuchly

Abstract

In 1979 the Federal Department of Health and Welfare in Canada issued a safety code which recommended the limits of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation (Health and Welfare Canada, 1979). The limits apply to occupational and general public exposures at frequencies between 10 MHz and 300 GHz. The safety procedures and installation guidelines outlined in that document are for the instruction and guidance of persons employed in federal public service departments and agencies, and those coming under the jurisdiction of the Canada Labour Code. Since the time these recommendations were made, a considerable amount of new information on interactions of RF fields with living systems has become available, and recommendations on exposure levels have been made in several countries and also by an international organization. These developments, as well as the need for a standard at lower radiofrequencies, i.e. below 10 MHz, have stimulated the proposed revision.

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Specific Absorption Rate North Atlantic Treaty Organization Radiofrequency Radiation Specific Absorption Rate Distribution Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria A. Stuchly
    • 1
  1. 1.Bureau of Radiation and Medical DevicesHealth and Welfare CanadaOttawaCanada

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