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Main Title Measurements of radiofrequency field intensity in buildings with close proximity to broadcast stations /
Author Tell, Richard A. ; Hankin, Norbert N.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, NV. Electromagnetic Radiation Analysis Branch.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas Facility,
Year Published 1978
Report Number ORP-EAD-78-3
Stock Number PB-290 944
OCLC Number 41139976
Subjects Air--Pollution
Additional Subjects Radio field strength ; Commercial buildings ; Urban areas ; Radio stations ; Television stations ; Television antennas ; Antennas ; Measurement ; Radiation hazards ; Distance ;
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA ORP-EAD-78-3 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/13/2018
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ORP-EAD-78-3 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB-290 944 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 37 pages ; 28 cm
The report summarizes the results of a series of radiofrequency field intensity measurements made in eight tall buildings located in New York, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, and Houston. The buildings, in which the measurements were made, were selected because of their proximity to FM radio and/or VHF and UHF television transmitting antennas. These broadcast antennas were usually located on nearby buildings so that the possibility existed for high intensity illumination of the upper floors of the buildings selected by the main beam of radiation of the antennas. The principal objective in conducting these measurements was to obtain information about the field intensities which can be produced by broadcast antennas at locations close to the antennas and near the main beam axis. In addition, the measurements help in determining the higher level radiofrequency exposures of persons who work and live in tall buildings under similar irradiation situations, and in developing techniques which allow estimates to be made of exposures under such conditions. The maximum power densities derived from electric field intensity measurements in any of the eight buildings were less than 100 microwatts per square centimeter. Higher exposures were observed at unobstructed locations on roofs of some of the buildings. Observations about factors which were found to affect exposure levels are discussed.
"ORP-EAD-78-3." "August 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (page 35).