Are RFID Readers Hazardous To Your Health?

By eweek  |  Posted 2006-06-15
FCC regs on RF exposure safety requires that at least 8.7 inches always exist between RFID antennae radiating elements and people. How many retailers bother to check?

One industry official—who asked that his name not be used—wondered whether the potential danger from RFID and related readers was being seriously explored. “Some backrooms have 14-30 antennas and all of these are clustered around doors,” the official said. "No one has started to address any of the OSHA safety issues, nor even ask any questions."

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