Evaluation of RF electromagnetic field exposure levels from cellular base stations in Korea

Bioelectromagnetics. 2010 Sep;31(6):495-8. doi: 10.1002/bem.20585.


This article presents the measurement results of human exposure to CDMA800 and CDMA1800 signals at locations in Korea where the general public has expressed concern. Measurements were performed at 50 locations across the country to compare the electromagnetic field levels with the general public exposure compliance limits. At each site, the distances between the nearest single or co-located base station and measurement positions were within a range of approximately 32-422 m. The measured exposure levels were very low compared with the international standard and the Korean human protection notice. The highest field level was 1.5 V/m, which corresponds to 0.15% of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) guidelines for human exposure.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cell Phone*
  • Electromagnetic Fields*
  • Environmental Exposure / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Korea
  • Population Density
  • Radio Waves*