What is a Safe Level for Radio Frequency Microwave Radiation Exposure?
A.K.A. High Frequency Information and Communication Microwave Signals
This is one of our most frequently asked questions.
If the Bio-Initiative Report of 2012 is your preferred standard, then the answer used to be 3 micro-watts per square meter (3 µW/m2) This value is based on a study that exposure to this level for a relatively short period of time will significantly reduce sperm count and motility. (A cell phone in the front pocket will be far greater than this amount.)
The updated 2019 Report now has an even lower number:
EVIDENCE FOR FERTILITY AND REPRODUCTION EFFECTS: HUMAN SPERM AND THEIR DNA ARE DAMAGED -
“Human sperm are damaged by cell phone radiation at very low intensities in the low microwatt and nanowatt/cm2 range (0.00034 – 0.07 uW/cm2). “
The reference link is: https://bioinitiative.org/conclusions/
The IBE safety standard level, at this time is RF less than 0.1 µW/m2 is not a concern, RF > 10 µW/m2 is considered severe, RF > 1,000 µW/m2 is considered Extreme.
Considering that almost every apartment we test in NYC has a Max Peak level of at least 1,000 µW/m2 and running averages over 3 µW/m2, we do the best we can to help our clients get their levels down to as low as is possible.
Here are the Building Biology Institute’s Safety Levels