Updated standard EN 50360:2001/A1:2012 human exposure in electromagnetic fields

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From February 2015 became mandatory to apply definitively the Amendment A1 European standard IN 50360:2001/A1:2012 "Product standard to demonstrate the compliance of mobile phones with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (300 MHz – 3 GHz)”.
Editing, introduced with the publication of the ’ Amendment A1 in July 2012, consists of just deleting a sentence in the text of the standard, but it is a change with important consequences.

workerNell ’ scope of compliance audits to the maximum allowed by human exposure, in this paragraph you contemplated the possibility of applying the limits indicated in the document "ICNIRP Guidelines" 1998 as an alternative to the basic limits applicable in compliance with EN 50360.
Regarding the use of mobile telephones and other radio equipment that are used in close proximity to the ear that document would apply to workers limits of human exposure to electromagnetic fields 5 times higher than the allowed limits for common population.
With the definitive elimination of this exemption you first delete the possible distinction between professional and non-professional exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields, at least for products that fall under this rule: in fact the limit values relating to human exposure to electromagnetic fields are unified ’, applying to workers the same basic restrictions are allowed for the population.

At the same time, the ultimate application of the standard EN 50360:2001/A1:2012 acts on another important aspect derived from the presence of the ICNIRP document, often the subject of misinterpreting ’ mobile phoneon the application of measurement methods.
And’ success that testing labs and certifying centers also looked into this exception the possibility to perform verifications of human exposure with alternative methods (or if we want to “with shortcuts”) compared to the measurement of SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) provided for by the standard or even, with an interpretation even more distorted, do not run at all these checks. In this context, the current update of the standard EN 50360 He also credited to solve definitively the issue, clearing the camp from possible ambiguities in interpretation.

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