Dáil Éireann - Volume 440 - 09 March, 1994
Written Answers. - MMDS Systems.
Mr. Hogan Mr. Hogan
115. Mr. Hogan asked the Minister for Health the studies that have been carried out by him in respect of the safety of MMDS Systems; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Health (Mr. Howlin) Brendan Howlin
Minister for Health (Mr. Howlin): No such studies have been carried out by my Department.
The technical specifications laid down by the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications for licensed MMDS systems require compliance with the safety guidelines laid down by the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) on the limits of the exposure to radio frequency magnetic fields in the frequency range used by the operators.
The limits which have been established by the IRPA are limits within which it is safe to work and live on the basis of all expert knowledge.
On the basis of all the expert advice available I am satisfied that MMDS systems are safe from a health point of view.
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