TRA’s campaign on control of emissions in public and occupational areas

About TRA campaign

Electromagnetic emissions of any radiators may have harmful effect to human depend on emissions’ level and exposure time. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has established the threshold levels for exposure to electromagnetic fields for occupational and public areas. These thresholds were brought into force by the Order (Order No 4, 2009) of the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildfire of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the Kingdom of Bahrain obliged all public telecommunication operators of Bahrain to limit the emissions of their ratio base stations’ emissions in public and occupational areas below the levels stated in above Order of the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildfire of the Kingdom of Bahrain. To enforce above Order, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority will regularly measure the emissions in occupational and public areas of Bahrain located in close proximity to radio base stations of public operators and make the results of the measurement available to general public via its website.

Measurement and ICNIRP threshold levels

In accordance to International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and the Order of Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildfire of the Kingdom of Bahrain, emissions of public operators’ base stations do not harm humans if they do not exceed the thresholds shown in the graphic.

Figure 1 - ICNIRP threshold levels

These threshold values correspond to public areas where humans may stay for 24/7. Threshold values for occupational areas are higher since the exposure time is less than 24 hours; normally, it is 8 hours per day.

Measurement and ICNIRP threshold levels

Results of measurement in each location are presented to general public in tabular and graphical ways. Public areas are safe if measured emissions are below the thresholds.

Date
(dd/mm
yyyy)
Address of measurement location
(Building#, Road#, Block#, Area)
Average Field Strength, V/m
2G 4G 3G 4G/5G
June 19, 2018 BLDG764; RD1115; BLK711; 0.205 0.399 0.178 0.188
May 15, 2018 BLD; RD94; BLK965; 0.409 0.902 0.74 0.005
June 23, 2018 BLDG2078; RD1550; BLK815; 0.74 0.832 0.669 0.234

Figure 2 - Measurement results in Table format

Whenever new measurement data is available for the same location, old measurement data will be replaced to keep the data up-to-date. Measurement locations can be searched and located.

Measurement date and measured values can also be sorted by simple left-click on corresponding column’s header.

Figure 3 - Details of measurement in a specific location