In light of a recent survey that found hundreds of antenna sites across the U.S. greatly exceed FCC public radiation exposure guidelines, Used-Line.com and Wavecontrol have teamed up to offer RF safety testing equipment that can be used to help detect dangerous levels of electromagnetic (EMR), radio frequency and microwave radiation.
The survey by the EMR Policy Institute found U.S. workers and families to be at "risk of overexposure to RF at hazardous levels." According to the video report, hundreds of wireless industry-operated antenna sites from Maine to California were tested by EMRPI and found to greatly exceed -- up to and in excess of 600 per cent -- the FCC's public exposure guidelines. In particular, workers whose jobs place them on roofs near antennas are at risk of exposure to unsafe levels of RF energy.
Wavecontrol is an engineering company specializing in electromagnetic field measurements in the areas of radio frequency safety and electromagnetic compatibility and compliance.
Used-Line.com, a website for buying, selling and researching new and used test and lab equipment, provides a searchable database of inventories from hundreds of trusted full-service dealers and many private sellers, plus buying guides for both novices and experts.
The two companies have come together to provide testing equipment that can detect radiation and to help raise awareness of the public safety risk for people all over the US.
"I think that there is potential for a new industry here. The private sector can come in and provide the peace of mind that nearby RF sources are safe," says Joseph Marks of Used-Line.com. "The equipment offered on Used-Line.com from Wavecontrol or other manufacturers is what a specially trained technician would need to start a Radio Safety Inspection Service. This would be a first step to enable community and parent bodies to approach the government offices that are supposed to be protecting us by ensuring that RF levels are at safe levels.
Explained Marks: "Although Used-line.com is primarily a marketplace for used equipment, new equipment makers such as Wavecontrol often offer their products through our website. People visit Used-Line looking for used equipment such as the Narda NBM-550 field meter. Wavecontrol saw an opportunity to offer their new equipment at competitive prices".
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