Journal of
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Electrical Electron. Eng. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2367
  • DOI: 10.5897/JEEER
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 58

Full Length Research Paper

Measurement of exposure of radio frequency field (RF) radiation from global system for mobile communication (GSM) masts

D. A. Shalangwa
Department of Physics, Adamawa State University, Mubi. Nigeria
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 01 March 2010
  •  Published: 31 May 2010


The objective of this study is to draw a conclusive position on the effect of radiofrequency (RF) radiation from GSM masts on human health. The measurement of the RF was conducted at 100 m and 200 m away from the masts of the major GSM operators in Nigeria; GLO, MTN and ZAIN. The data obtained were analyzed using correlation analysis to establish the fact that whether with time exposure to RF will have discernable effect on human health. The average amount of radiation measured from each GSM masts were 1.87, 2.26 and 1.48 µSv/h for 100 m and 1.50, 1.32 and 1.87 µSv/h for 200 m with their corresponding values of coefficient of correlation as 0.008, 0.004, 0.27, -0.027, 0.039 and 0.048 respectively. The study revealed that there is insignificant effect on human health because the non ionizing electromagnetic energy has no sufficient energy to affect any part of human body.


Key words: Radiation, radio frequency, human health, correlation, GSM masts, exposure