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Main Title Population exposure to VHF and UHF broadcast radiation in the United States /
Author Tell, Richard A. ; Mantiply., Edwin D.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mantiply, Edwin D.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Las Vegas, Nev.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1978
Report Number ORP-EAD 78-5
Stock Number PB-284 637
OCLC Number 05342356
Subjects Radiation--Physiological effect ; Radiobiology ; Radio waves--Physiological effect
Additional Subjects Very high frequencies ; Ultrahigh frequencies ; Radiation effects ; Health physics ; Environmental surveys ; United States ; Populations ; Exposure ; Radio broadcasting ; Models ; Estimation ; Measurement ; Methodology ; Data collection ; Tables(Data) ; Nonionizing radiation ; Environmental health
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA ORP-EAD-78-5 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/20/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ORP-EAD-78-5 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA ORP-EAD-78-5 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/19/2019
NTIS  PB-284 637 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 29 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been collecting broadcast signal field intensity data for over two years to estimate population exposure to this form of nonionizing radiation. Measurement data have been obtained at 373 locations distributed throughout 12 large cities in the U.S. and collectively represent approximately 11,000 measurements of VHF and UHF signal field intensities. A computer algorithm has been developed which uses these data to estimate the broadcast exposure at some 39,000 census enumeration districts within the metropolitan boundaries of these 12 cities. A median exposure level (that level to which half of the population is exposed greater than) of 0.005 micro W/sq cm time averaged power density has been determined for the population of the 12 cities studied, the cumulative population of which represents 18 percent of the total U.S. population. The data also suggest that approximately 1 percent of the population studied, or about 380,000, are potentially exposed to levels greater than 1 micro W/sq cm, the suggested safety guide for the population in the USSR.
"ORP-EAD 78-5." "June 1978." Cover title. Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-29).