DISTRIBUTION OF RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION AROUND BASE STATIONS IN LAUTECH ENVIRONMENT
This study reports the measurements of the power density around base stations located in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) environment. Eight (8) mobile phone stations located around LAUTECH belonging to three mobile phone network providers; MTN, GLOBACOM and AIRTEL were studied. The locations of the base stations are; MTH area, NUT area, Nurudeen school area, Under G area, New LAUTECH College, School gate and Dorcas hostel. The power density around each of the base station was measured at distances of 0 and 50m from the base station. The results obtained gave power densities ranging from between 0.194 - 0.200 µW/cm2 and 0.136 – 0.151 µ W/cm2 at distances of 0 and 50m respectively. These results are much less than the 200µW/cm2 recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) thus the base stations may be regarded as not constituting any health hazard to the people around the base stations.