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Malaysian Nuclear Agency carries out RF radiation tests

AvantiKumar | July 20, 2011
Malaysian government regulator MCMC commissions the Malaysian Nuclear Agency to carry out radio frequency non-ionising radiation measurements at 52 telecommunication tower sites in Penang.

Malaysian government regulator Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has commissioned the Malaysian Nuclear Agency (MNA) to carry out radio frequency (RF) non-ionising radiation measurements at 52 telecommunication tower sites in Penang.

The tests, which were started on 6 June 2011 and expected to be completed by 16 July 2011 are to be conducted in response to the safety concerns raised on the non-ionising radiation levels emanating from telecommunications transmitters placed on towers and other structures, according to a statement by MCMC. MNA is charged to take measurements and will be providing factual information to determine if the RF emission is within the permissible levels of safety.

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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