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On The Assessment of Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields Transmitted by 5G NR Base Stations

Keller, Helmut1

doi: 10.1097/HP.0000000000001089
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The fifth-generation new radio cellular network will be rolled out within the next few years. Several assessment methods of human exposure to electromagnetic fields transmitted by fifth-generation new radio base stations are discussed. Currently no method exists that allows extrapolation to the maximum theoretical exposure. Thus two new extrapolation methods are proposed. A 95th percentile exposure can be derived from the maximum theoretical exposure by an agreed-upon reduction factor if a more realistic exposure assessment is required.

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1Narda Safety Test Solutions GmbH, Sandwiesenstr. 7, 72793, Pfullingen, Germany.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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(Manuscript accepted 10 February 2019)

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