The deployment of mobile base stations and radio stations is supervised by several authorities, including the National Media and Infocommunications Authority (the Media Authority), the Hungarian Government Offices and the National Public Health Centre.
The Media Authority has a monitoring service and (also) monitors the field strengths generated by radio equipment and radio stations. Since 5 January 2017, in addition to the existing informative measurements, the Media Authority has been given the legal mandate to officially monitor the health limit value in cooperation with the competent government office. The cooperation with the competent county or metropolitan offices (Public Health Department) is necessary to conduct official proceedings in cases related to EMF (electromagnetic field) (pursuant to Article 4 of Decree 63/2004 (VII.26.) of the Ministry of Health, Social Affairs and the Family).
The National Media and Infocommunications Authority's public measurement programme has both a strictly professional and a consumer protection/education role as well. The sight of large-scale equipment of communications services (transmission towers, antennas) often causes unjustified concern among the public. For more than ten years, the public measurement programme has been providing credible information on the radiation from telecommunications equipment; the thousands of measurements help to dispel what could be referred to as unfounded fear of harmful radiation. The National Media and Infocommunications Authority's electromagnetic exposure measurement system collects and publishes test results centrally. Those who are interested can suggest sites to inspect using the form available on the Authority's website.
In addition to the above-mentioned, an automatic calculation system for predicting population exposure is currently under development. The aim of the project is to create a framework for the deployment of communications infrastructure that is also reassuring for those who are concerned. The National Media and Infocommunications Authority cooperates extensively with the Government Offices responsible for human radiobiology and the National Public Health Centre in investigations on the field.
To participate in our measurement programme, click on the link below and fill in the application form.
- E-form: site proposal for an instrument-based EMF test (Hungarian only)
- More information on EMF measurements (Hungarian only)
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