China’s Standards

Statement from the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment: Controlling limits for electromagnetic environment:

“The current [RFR exposure] standard refers to “ICNIRP Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Time-Varying Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields (300GHz and less) (1998)”; and IEEE Standard for Safety Level of Human Exposure to 0~3kHz Electromagnetic Field and takes account of domestic practice on electromagnetic environment protection. With the precondition of meeting the limits of the current standard, the owners of facilities (equipment) generating electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields are encouraged to comply with the precautionary principle and take effective measures to reduce public exposure. The current standard specifies the limits and assessment method for public exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (1Hz~300GHz) and exemption scope of relevant facilities (equipment). The current standard was released for the first time in 1988 and this is the first revision.”

Although this statement mentions the basis of the Chinese standard in ICNIRP and IEEE standards, it emphasizes precaution in setting standards and a general desire to reduce public exposure.

The paper below gives more insight into Chinese RFR standards also provides a comparison between Chinese standards and those of several other countries:

Human radio frequency exposure limits: An update of reference levels in Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan and Korea
Madjar, Haim. In 2016 International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility-EMC EUROPE, pp. 467-473. IEEE, 2016.