As stated on the FCC website, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is required by the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 to evaluate the effect of FCC-regulated transmitters on human health. The FCC relies on outside non-governmental research (e.g. the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)) on human exposure to radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields.
On August 1, 1996, the FCC adopted the NCRP’s recommended limits for field strength and power density for transmitters operating at frequencies of 300 kHz to 100 GHz. In addition, specific absorption rate (SAR) limits for devices operating within close proximity were also adopted in FCC-96-326. However, the purpose of this order was to address the use of cellular telephones and exposure to large cellular towers. Long-term research on small cell RF exposure is currently underway by outside agencies and organizations.
Contact the FCC’s RF Safety Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-225-5322 for more information.
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