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Radiation and masts

Despite extensive research over the past 60 years into the possible health effects of electromagnetic fields, there is no substantial evidence that exposure to low levels of radio frequency signals is harmful.

  • A person will be continually exposed to a low level of radiation throughout their life, this is perfectly normal and does not cause any health effects.
  • Most aerials are unlikely to cause an effect beyond a few meters around their base and the closest the public can get to a transmitter mast is 30m.
  • Operators of such masts and transmitters have to show a certificate of compliance with ICNIRP guidelines levels.

For further guidance on exposure to radio frequency energy and public health see:

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