The risks of radiation

Radio frequency radiation can harm roofing workers

Wireless transmission sites installed on roof systems come with a silent environmental, health and safety hazard: radio frequency (RF) radiation.

RF radiation-transmitting antennas are everywhere—no longer are they limited to isolated, remote towers. They are located on roof systems, sides of buildings and utility poles and are camouflaged or concealed entirely within buildings.

Many workers who are compelled to work in close proximity to RF radiation transmitters are not provided with the wireless industry's protective gear and equipment. Rather, roofing workers, electricians, maintenance personnel, HVAC technicians, painters, first-responders and numerous other trades routinely are required to work near RF radiation-transmitting antennas without a comprehensive safety system to protect them from RF radiation hazards.

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