Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) Measured in High Density Area in Ashland: It Is Shocking

Radio Frequency Radiation Measured in Ashland

On June 12, 2021, two citizen scientists from Ashland’s Oregon for Safer Technology (OST) measured radio-frequency radiation (RFR) levels in Ashland’s five Main-Street intersections between Second and Water Streets.  At each intersection, measurements were made in the north, east, south, and west directions at each of the four corners, NW, SW, SE, and NE.  For each direction at each corner, two values of RFR power density in microwatts per square meter (microW/m2) were recorded: the highest average reading and the peak instantaneous reading.  A summary of the measurements is provided in the letter to follow from Magda Havas, B. Sc, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Trent School of the Environment, Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada.  Highest recorded values for Ashland have been entered in the Global EMF Monitoring Network and may be seen at the Web site created by Professor Havas,  Ashland’s RFR score is in the high (red) range; and Professor Havas notes that maximum RF levels at two of the five Ashland intersections exceed 30,000 microW/m2, which can contribute to heart palpitations in those sensitive to RFR.  The Building Biology Institute considers exposures above 1000 microW/m2 to be extreme for sleeping areas.

Measurements were made with the Safe & Sound Pro-II RF meter at arm’s length in the professional spatial sweeping motion.  The main source of RFR in downtown Ashland is cell-phone-facility antennas mounted on building rooftops.

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