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RF Radiation

What is RF Radiation?

Radiofrequency (RF) radiation, a type of non-ionizing radiation, is the energy used to transmit wireless information. At low levels it is not considered a hazard. But at the levels produced by telecommunications equipment, including radio, television, and cellular antennas, RF radiation can “pose a considerable health risk”1 for workers. As demand for cellular and wireless services grows, more of these antennas are being placed on rooftops and sides of buildings. Many are disguised to hide their presence.

Ask questions Ask your supervisor if cellular antennas or other RF radiation generating antennas are present. At a minimum, do your own visual assessment. The building owner or property manager should have, or know whom to contact for, information on the antennas, their locations, and the RF radiation levels.