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Title: Harmful effects of 41 and 202 MHz radiations on some body parts and tissues
Authors: Kumar, Vijay
Vats, R P
Pathak, P P
Keywords: Induced electric field
Specific absorption rate
Electromagnetic wave
Human body
Issue Date: Aug-2008
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Many types of invisible electromagnetic waves are produced in our atmosphere. When these radiations penetrate our body, electric fields are induced inside the body, resulting in the absorption of power, which is different for different body parts and also depends on the frequency of radiations. Higher power absorption may result into health problems. In this communication, effects of electromagnetic waves (EMW) of 41 and 202 MHz frequencies transmitted by the TV tower have been studied on skin, muscles, bone and fat of human. Using international standards for safe exposure limits of specific absorption rate (SAR), we have found the safe distance from TV transmission towers for two frequencies. It is suggested that transmission towers should be located away from the thickly populated areas and people should keep away from the transmission towers, as they radiate electromagnetic radiations that are harmful to some parts/tissues of body.
Page(s): 269-274
ISSN: 0301-1208
Source: IJBB Vol.45(4) [August 2008]

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