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    #801: American Trade Unions’ RF Radiation Concerns to be Addressed

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    Trade Unions’ RF Radiation Concerns to be Addressed

    RF CHECK Inc. invited to present at National Safety Councils

    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ — Trade Unions’ concerns over radiofrequency radiation (RFR) safety for their members at wireless sites has steadily grown with the rapid expansion of all things wireless.

    Wireless antennas are everywhere with many more to come. Federal, state and local communication networks are growing more robust with the public’s demand for greater effectiveness in emergency situations and governmental efficiency. Virtually all government employees and their vehicles are connected by wireless, even waste collection trucks. More communications
    equals more antennas.

    Personal and business wireless communications have also dramatically increased the number of antennas. 240 million Americans now own a cell phone and tens of millions are also connected to the web by wireless devices. Currently, estimates of antennas in the United States are placed at 350,000 to 500,000 and that number could double within the next ten years.

    The RFR safety and health issue for trade union members isn’t solely defined by the vast amount of antennas. Municipalities in increasing numbers are now demanding the stealthing of antennas from public view. Although aesthetically pleasing, it removes any visual warning to a tradesperson of a potential hazard.

    “Trade Union members apply their professional skills on structures that host wireless transmission sites. Fire fighters, electricians, roofers, painters and others are not trained in RFR safety. As a result, they are routinely over-exposed to radiofrequency radiation while working near wireless antennas,” states Bob Curtis, RF CHECK’s Chief Scientist & EVP of Federal Compliance and former OSHA national RF technical expert.

    RF CHECK’s proprietary technology helps remove this hazard to tradesmen with the implementation of a comprehensive antenna safety program. Trade union members and others will be trained and certified in RFR safety. In addition, site specific safety information, including RFR “Maps of the Invisible” that identify RFR hazard areas, will be issued to workers for every jobsite hosting any governmental or commercial wireless facility in the United States.

    “RF CHECK has identified a growing area of concern for our nation’s work force and has found a way to mitigate their exposure to RF radiation,” according to Andrew Seybold, Senior Partner at Andrew Seybold, Inc. “RF CHECK has developed a system which solves the growing RFR problem in a sensible and economic manner.”

    RF CHECK has been invited to present at several major union conferences, including the International Association of Fire Fighters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
    Communications Workers of America, and the AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Unions.

    RF CHECK Incorporated is a San Diego based wireless technology company specializing in RF radiation safety and compliance. The company has invested over $3,000,000 and several years in research and development to perfect a comprehensive RF safety system for every wireless transmission site in the United States. RF CHECK is a socially responsible solution in
    providing RF radiation safety for all workers and the public. The company is preparing to launch its comprehensive RF radiation safety and health system nationwide in the first quarter of 2008.

    SOURCE RF CHECK Incorporated

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