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Tofani Santi; Ossola, Piero; Agnesod, Giovanni
Health Physics: April 1985
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The environmental radiofrequency radiation pollution, including microwaves, generated by teleradiocommunication devices is particularly great where there exists a concentration of such apparatus. The wide-band field detectors commonly used for environmental protection surveys do not make it possible to discern the contributions of the individual emitters at a given point. It is possible to obtain this result theoretically by using only a personal computer, and by using the characteristics of the emitter and of surrounding territory as inputs. For this purpose, a basic program has been prepared. An analysis of this type, besides being an effective tool for the planning of environmental pollution abatement, provides the necessary information for forecasting field levels produced as a consequence of the installation of new repeaters. This data provides indispensable information for issuing installation licenses by the competent authorities. This article concludes with a comparison between the theoretical results and those detected experimentally in one specific case.

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