Aurillac, a transparent look at exposure to electromagnetic fields

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In the heart of Aurillac, whether on the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville or the Rue du Carmel, a new device is catching the attention of passers-by. It’s not an art installation, but our continuous electromagnetic field measurement system. Since August 2023, our WAVE-001 sensors have been deployed to monitor changes in electromagnetic fields in the city.

The advent of 5G technology has been accompanied by debates mixing the promised benefits of this advance with legitimate concerns about its potential impact on health and the environment. Aware of these concerns, the town of Aurillac has decided to adopt a proactive approach by installing specific sensors in two strategic areas.

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Initial results from sensors located at the top of Avenue de la République and Place de l’Hôtel de Ville are more than reassuring. Measurements taken since August show levels below the minimum regulatory limit of 28 V/m, and below the atypical threshold of 6 V/m set by the French National Frequencies Agency.

Transparent and accessible measures

These data are not simply collected, but are the result of a rigorous methodology. A 6-minute average, at various times of the day and night, gives a complete picture. Results are available in real time, with measurement curves to show variations. The maximum, minimum and average values since the installation of the sensors can be consulted, providing an in-depth understanding.

An information portal open to all

Transparency is at the heart of this initiative. Residents can access the data stored on The sensors, which are responsible for global measurements, assess all radio communication emissions, including telephone aerials, WiFi, FM radio, DTT, etc.

This initiative, undertaken by the Town of Aurillac, is not simply a response to growing concerns, but a desire to provide objective information on the levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields linked to 5G. It demonstrates a commitment to the safety and well-being of residents while embracing technological innovation.


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