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Microwave Radiation

Volume 13: debated on Monday 16 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current acceptable safety level at work of microwave radiation; and how this compares with the safety levels of other European Economic Community countries.

Within the frequency 30–30,000 MHz, the currently recommended limits in the United Kingdom are:

For continuous exposure: 10 mW per cm2
1 April 19791 April 19801 October 1981
Staff Nos.Salary cost £Staff Nos.Salary cost £Staff Nos.Salary cost £
Department of Employment995,0009120,00010140,000
Manpower Services Commission766,00011129,0008107,000
Health and Safety Commission/Executive877,000672,000565,000
Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service335,000456,000461,000