ITU-T Study Group 5 – Activities on Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) due to radio systems and mobile equipment
Within the Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), ITU-T Study Group 5 (SG5)
is the lead study group on ICT environmental aspects of electromagnetic phenomena and climate change.
SG5’s Working Party 2 studies EMF issues under Question 7/5: “Human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) due to radio systems and mobile equipment”. The resulting international standards (ITU-T Recommendations) provide high-level frameworks for the management of human exposure to EMFs emitted by telecommunication equipment (best-practice regulatory guidelines), and also offer guidelines for the assessment of human exposure based on existing ITU-T Recommendations and standards produced by other standards development organizations (SDOs).
To achieve these goals, Question 7/5 looks at measuring techniques, procedures and numerical models for evaluating the electromagnetic fields stemming from telecommunication systems and radio terminals.