The extensive use of wireless technologies has prompted some concerns over the health implications of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). In response, international organisations have established standards for safe levels of human exposure to EMF, notably those by ICNIRP and IEEE/ANSI (the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American National Standards Institute).
Cullen International’s research shows that countries in the Americas set EMF exposure rules in their national regulation based either on the ICNIRP or IEEE guidelines. In Brazil, some municipalities have set even stricter limits.
Several countries have launched awareness campaigns that aim to reduce people’s concerns. In Argentina and Paraguay, these campaigns also aim to ensure that local rules follow the same standards as the national-level regulation.
With the advent of 5G, which will use millimetre wave bands and new deployment technologies, there are calls for further research into the existing standards to ensure that safe levels of exposure continue to be maintained.
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20 September 19
New progress report on the transposition of the AVMS Directive across 11 EU member states
Cullen International’s progress report on the transposition of the AVMS Directive provides information on the steps taken so far and the expected calendar of adoption.
13 September 19
New benchmark on automated and connected car regulation in the Americas
Cullen International's latest benchmark shows limited government action so far on automated and connected cars at the national level in the Americas.
11 September 19
Zero rating studies presented at Cullen International seminar
On 4 September 2019, Cullen International hosted a seminar on zero rating. Three different studies issued by the OECD, the Austrian regulator RTR and Epicenter.works were presented by their authors.