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Malaysian Regulator to Check Base Stations for Emission Levels

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The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) says that it has commissioned the Malaysian Nuclear Agency (MNA) to carry out a series of radio frequency (RF) non ionizing radiation measurements at 52 telecommunication tower sites in Penang.

The tests are conducted in response to the safety concerns raised on the non-ionizing radiation levels emanating from telecommunications transmitters placed on towers and other structures. MNA will be taking measurements and will be providing factual information to determine if the RF emission is indeed within the safety and permissible levels.

The exercise started on 6 June 2011 and is scheduled to be completed by 16 July 2011.

MNA is a government agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) and its Non-Ionizing Radiation (NIR) Group provides services such as telecommunications site radiation independent surveys to measure RF emission, industrial environment and assess potential health hazards.

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