Malaysian government regulator Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has commissioned the Malaysian Nuclear Agency (MNA) to carry out radio frequency (RF) non-ionising radiation measurements at 52 telecommunication tower sites in Penang.
The tests, which were started on 6 June 2011 and expected to be completed by 16 July 2011 are to be conducted in response to the safety concerns raised on the non-ionising radiation levels emanating from telecommunications transmitters placed on towers and other structures, according to a statement by MCMC. MNA is charged to take measurements and will be providing factual information to determine if the RF emission is within the permissible levels of safety.
MNA is a government agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation Malaysia (MOSTI) and its Non-Ionizing Radiation (NIR) Group provides services such as telecommunications site radiation independent surveys to measure RF emission, industrial environment and assess potential health hazards.
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