EghtesadOnline: The Communications Regulatory Authority has launched an online monitoring system through which people can check the amount of electromagnetic radiation in different areas in Tehran and the southern city of Shiraz.
The data is harvested from 70 monitoring stations in Tehran and 18 in Shiraz. The information is accessible through the ombudsman’s website, CRA.ir, Mehr News Agency reported.
Based on EMR emission standards, determined by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and the Iranian National Standards Organization, the data will be analyzed automatically by a smart computer.
ICNIRP is a non-government organization formally recognized by the World Health Organization. The commission uses health risk assessments developed in conjunction with the WHO to draft guidelines on exposure limits, according to Financial Tribune.
Users can check the amount of electromagnetic radiations for different locations and at varying times.
Experts believe that the system is a step in the right direction for putting to rest public concerns about the amount of electromagnetic radiation they are exposed to in major urban areas.
The monitoring system was unveiled on the sidelines of the 5th National Conference on Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety and Measurement held on October 18-19 at Kashan University. The system went online soon after.
In addition to setting up more monitoring stations, similar services are to be introduced in other cities.
Electromagnetic Radiation refers to the waves of the electromagnetic field propagating through various sources including cell phones, WiMAX systems, Base Transceiver Station (BTS) antennas, radar waves.
Given the rapid growth in modern technologies, public exposure to such radiations has increased significantly, experts say.
As the range of some electromagnetic fields and waves can affect human body cells, exposure to such radiations can lead to health conditions. Prolonged EMR exposure can cause fatigue, dizziness, headaches, breathlessness, insomnia, and cancer.