Mapping of radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure levels in outdoor environment and comparing with reference levels for general public health

Cansiz M., ABBASOV T. , Kurt M. B. , ÇELİK A. R.

JOURNAL OF EXPOSURE SCIENCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL EPIDEMIOLOGY, cilt.28, ss.161-165, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1038/jes.2016.64
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.161-165


In this study, radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure levels were measured on the main streets in the city center of Diyarbakir, Turkey. Measured electric field levels were plotted on satellite imagery of Diyarbakir and were compared with exposure guidelines published by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). Exposure measurements were performed in dense urban, urban and suburban areas each day for 7 consecutive days. The measurement system consisted of high precision and portable spectrum analyzer, three-axis electric field antenna, connection cable and a laptop which was used to record the measurement samples as a data logger. The highest exposure levels were detected for two places, which are called Diclekent and Batikent. It was observed that the highest instantaneous electric field strength value for Batikent was 7.18 V/m and for Diclekent was 5.81 V/m. It was statistically determined that the main contributor band to the total exposure levels was Universal Mobile Telecommunications System band. Finally, it was concluded that all measured exposure levels were lower than the reference levels recommended by ICNIRP for general public health.