Gsm Bts Radiation Within Communities Ondo - City, Nigeria As A Case Study

E. O. Ogunti*
2016 Zenodo  
The nature of communication base stations entails the emission of non-ionizing radiation due to the presence of transmitting and receiving antennas mounted on them. When the values of charges are varied harmonically with time, antenna tend to release energy, which is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the antenna. Several government regulates the level of energy that an antenna can release to the environment. This study attempts to assess the compliance of communication
more » ... oviders with regulations and the underlying health implications of the variation in radiations with respect to distance from different base stations. Furthermore, the work adopted mathematical methods to analyze the radiation pattern around base stations from different communication networks. The study revealed the presence of high radiation level from all the base station in the studied area. Therefore, H-field tool is critical to radiation measurement from the RF base station because of its simplicity. The study concluded that agencies of government should put in place information and awareness-raising campaigns on the risks of potentially harmful long-term biological effects on the environment and on human health of radiation, especially targeting children, teenagers and young people of reproductive age.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.55626 fatcat:4txjqlslgfeurguccfls56tk7q