RF Microwave Exposure Guidelines

Guideline Differences Among 4G/5G Wavelengths/Frequencies

Year Organization Wavelengths Frequencies Velocity Power Density Description
(inches) (MHz) (mph) (µW/m²)  
1996 FCC 22.6 600 671,000,000 4,000,000 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 19.4 700 671,000,000 4,666,667 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 17.0 800 671,000,000 5,333,333 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 15.1 900 671,000,000 6,000,000 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 13.5 1,000 671,000,000 6,666,667 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 12.3 1,100 671,000,000 7,333,333 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 11.3 1,200 671,000,000 8,000,000 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 10.4 1,300 671,000,000 8,666,667 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 9.6 1,400 671,000,000 9,333,333 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 9.0 1,500 671,000,000 10,000,000 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
1996 FCC 8.5 to 0.1 1,600 to 100,000 671,000,000 10,000,000 MPE for general population/uncontrolled exposure (time-averaged)
2012 BioIntiative 22.6 to 9.0 600 to 1,500 671,000,000 3 to 6 MPE for general population to pulsed, data-modulated RF microwave radation (peak)
2012 BioIntiative 8.5 to 0.1 1,600 to 100,000 671,000,000 3 to 6 MPE for general population to pulsed, data-modulated RF microwave radation (peak)
Legend
  • FCC = Federal Communications Commission
  • MHz = MegaHertz or thousands of times per second
  • mph = miles per hour
  • MPE = Maximum Public Exposure
  • µW/m² = a rate of exposure for an unlimited amount of time (not total exposure in a set period of time) in millionths of a Watt (or microWatts) spread over a square meter