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Main Title Radiofrequency radiation levels and population exposure in urban areas of the Eastern United States /
Author Athey, T. W. ; Tell, R. A. ; Hankin, N. N. ; Lambdin, D. L. ; Mantiply, E. D. ;
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Athey, Thomas Whitfield,
Athey, T. Whit.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Silver Spring, MD.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs, Electromagnetic Radiation Branch ; For sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-520/2-77-008
Stock Number PB-292 855
OCLC Number 04227300
Subjects Radiation dosimetry ; Radiation--Physiological effect ; Ionizing radiation--Measurement
Additional Subjects Radio frequencies ; Environmental surveys ; Statistical data ; Equipment ; Pennsylvania ; Exposure ; Populations ; Standards ; Measurement ; Urban areas ; Surveys ; Prediction ; Data collection ; Mathematical models ; United States ; Georgia ; Massachusetts ; Illinois ; Florida ; New York ; Environmental health ; Eastern Region(United States) ; Environmental Protection Agency ; Nonionizing radiation ; Atlanta(Georgia) ; Boston(Massachusetts) ; Chicago(Illinois) ; Miami(Florida) ; New York City(New York) ; Philadelphia(Pennsylvania) ; District of Columbia
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EJBD  EPA 520-2-77-008 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/03/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-2-77-008 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD RPS EPA 520-2-77-008 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 05/28/2019
ERAD  EPA 520/2-77-008 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 07/16/2012
NTIS  PB-292 855 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 42 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
As part of a program to determine the need for environmental radiofrequency exposure standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began measuring levels of nonionizing electromagnetic radiation in urban areas of the United States in October 1975. By October 1976 surveys in seven selected cities of the Eastern United States had been completed, namely, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. This report describes the measurement system, presents a summary of the environmental measurements, and gives one method of predicting population exposure from the environmental measurements. Environmental data were collected with a van mounted system consisting of antennas, a spectrum analyzer, and a minicomputer. Measurements were made in seven frequency bands between 0.01 and 900 MHz in which pilot studies had indicated that the most significant environmental exposures occur. Environmental data were collected at 193 sites in the seven cities. Values of power density integrated over the frequency range from 55 to 900 MHz generally fall into the range between 0.001 and 1.0 microwatt per square centimeter with a median site value of about 0.01 microwatt per square centimeter. A model was developed which can be used to extrapolate the measured data to other points within the seven cities. Estimates of population exposure were obtained by combining this model with an automated population data base.
Issued May 1978. Includes bibliographical references.