Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation Measurements
The information carrying Radio Waves (ICRW) have become part of our daily life. We can’t function or perform effectively without the reliance on wireless technologies. However, that comes at a cost.
Mounting evidence from thousands of researchers suggests that long-term exposure to RF radiation is detrimental to health. At the cellular level, the human body is sensitive to pulsating signals at any frequency. We are daily coming across spill-over effect from long-term exposure to radiation represented by electro-sensitive part of the community (ES) or electro-hypersensitive (EHS). Their number is increasing by the day. Studies estimate 10% – 12% of World population is EHS.
Our duty at “Less Rad for You” is to lessen that cost to as low as reasonably attainable (ALARA Principle) without compromising performance. With awareness and affordable mitigation steps, we could reduce the risk of long-term exposure to radiation, paying back in good health and well being.
Our calibrated RF testing equipment covers a wide range of radio frequencies, 27 MHz – 6 GHz:
– RF – Analyser HFE35C Freq. range: 800 MHz – 2.5 GHz Measuring range: 0.1-1999 µW/m²
– RF – Analyzer HFE59B Freq. range: 27 MHz – 3.3 GHz Measuring Range: 0.01-19,999 µW/m²
– RF – Analyzer HFW35C Freq. range: 2.4 – 6 GHz Measuring range: 0.1-1999 µW/m²- TTI
– PSA2701T Spectrum Analyzer 1 MHz – 2.7 GHz
Residential and Commercial Assessment
Our main focus on residential testing is to lower the long-term exposure to RF radiation especially in the sleeping and living sanctuaries, as well as children, play areas. We identify and measure RF levels from indoor as well as outdoor sources.
We are able to identify and measure RF radiation from the following sources and advise remediation:
- Cell phones and cell towers
- Routers and wireless computers
- Wi-Fi hotspots
- DECT cordless phones
- Bluetooth devices
- Smart meters
- Microwave Ovens
- Baby monitors
- Wireless security systems
- FM Radio and TV stations
- Digital audio and video broadcasting (DAB & DVB)
- Other wireless communication devices from 2.4 GHz to 6 GHz, such as wireless LAN and some radars.
Figure(1): Smart Phone communicating with Cell tower on real-time basis, measured by HF59B and logged by NFA1000
Fig (2): Smart Meter beacon signal communicating with Neighbor Area Network (NAN) measured by HF59B and logged by NFA1000
Building Biology Safety Standards (SBM-2008)
|Exposure Type||Units||No Concern||Slight Concern||Severe Concern||Extreme Concern|
|Radio frequency power density levels||µW/m²||< 0.1||0.1 – 10||10 – 1000||> 1000|
New Zealand’s radio frequency power density safety level is 10,000,000 µW/m² !