A SURVEY OF RADIO-FREQUENCY RADIATION EXPOSURE LEVEL FROM SELECTED TELECOMMUNICATION BASE STATIONS (TCBS) IN BURUTU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

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Published: 2017-10-24

Page: 44-50


E. ESI OGHENEVOVWERO *

Department of GNS (Physics Unit), Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu, Delta State, Nigeria

ODEDEDE ORISEKPABOR

Department of Industrial Safety and Environmental Technology, Petroleum Training Institute Effurun, Nigeria

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Power densities of telecommunication base stations were carried out in some selected communities in Burutu Local government area of Delta State, Nigeria. A well calibrated radiofrequency field strength meter (ALRF05 Model, Toms Gadgets) was used in this studied.  Measurements were done at distances of approximately 25 m, 50 m, 75 m, 100 m, 125 m, 150 m, 175 m and 200 m for each telecommunication base stations. The highest power density value measured was 860.41 µW/m2 at 25m away from Ogulagha (TCBS4) telecommunication Base Station, while the least value 34.17 µW/m2 was obtained from Ayakoromor (TCBS15) telecommunication Base Station at 200 m away. The values obtained were all far lower than the global ICNIRP standard limit of 4.5 W/m2. This work has, therefore shown that the radiation emitted by the telecommunication base stations are within the regulatory standards, However, it may pose some long-term health side effects on the workers, residents and the members of the public.

Keywords: Radiation, telecommunication, radiofrequency, electromagnetic field, power density


How to Cite

OGHENEVOVWERO, E. E., & ORISEKPABOR, O. (2017). A SURVEY OF RADIO-FREQUENCY RADIATION EXPOSURE LEVEL FROM SELECTED TELECOMMUNICATION BASE STATIONS (TCBS) IN BURUTU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA. Journal of Applied Physical Science International, 9(2), 44–50. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JAPSI/article/view/2956

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