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ARPANSA release new Australian RF-EME Standard: RPS-S1

ARPANSA release new Australian RF-EME Standard: RPS-S1

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Authority (ARPANSA) has revised the Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields.

The revised Standard, now called Radiation Protection Series – S1 (RPS S-1), sets limits of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME) for the public and workers.

The exposure limits set out in the Standard provide protection against all known adverse health effects from RF EME exposure and are set well below the level at which harm may occur.

The limits in RPS S-1 are aligned with guidelines published in 2020 by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which is the international body recognised as leaders in non-ionising radiation protection.

The standard applies to all technologies and frequencies of operation, including 5G.