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Plan on the electromagnetic environment in Brussels

The Brussels-Capital Region has announced that it is adopting a new legislation on exposure standards for TV, radio and mobile phone waves on its territory. The draft of this plan is subject to a public enquiry from 1 August to 30 September 2022.

It has been noted that the aim of the above-mentioned plan is to provide a framework for the increase in the volume of digital data exchanges (particularly via the rollout of 5G). At the same time, it is expected to ensure an effective protection of the environment and the health of the population on the one hand, and a high-quality mobile telephony offer on the other.

Radio, TV and 5G waves in a city
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The standards set out in the mentioned plan remain stricter than in most European Union member states. Indeed, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) of the World Health Organization (WHO) has set as exposure limits: 41.2 V/m at 900 MHz. In Brussels, the proposed standard is 9.19 V/m at 900 MHz indoors and 14.57 V/m at 900 MHz outdoors, i.e. respectively 20 and 8 times lower in power density.

Public enquiry Before the approval of this regional draft plan, you can actively participate in the public survey. You may give your opinion from 1 August to 30 September 2022. More info:

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