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Determinants of exposure to electromagnetic fields from mobile phones.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15550710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In actual conditions of use, the power radiated from cellular phones changes during conversation depending on several factors. Upon request from the radio base station (RBS), the phone in fact, reduces, its power to a level that is deemed optimum for the quality of conversation. In this study, special phones, which had been modified to allow the continuous logging of power emitted during the calls have been used. Off-line processing of recorded data allowed the analysis of the behaviour of mobile phones under real-use conditions. Further data recorded by operators at selected base stations were used for the purposes of comparison and checking of the effectiveness of the experimental method. The results indicate a high proportion of use of the highest power levels, under any circumstance. Such behaviour is mainly due to frequent handovers requested by the control software to optimise the communication traffic.
Lucia Ardoino; Enrichetta Barbieri; Paolo Vecchia
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0144-8420     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-11-19     Completed Date:  2005-02-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Physics, National Institute of Health, Viale Regina Elena 299, 00161 Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Body Burden
Cellular Phone / instrumentation*
Electromagnetic Fields*
Environmental Exposure / analysis*
Equipment Failure Analysis / methods*
Radiation Dosage
Radiation Monitoring / methods*
Radiometry / methods*
Risk Assessment / methods*
Risk Factors

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