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Título Electric and Magnetic Fields Associated With the Use of Electric Power, Questions and Answers
Resumo Electricity powers our appliances, office equipment, and countless other devices that we use to make life safer, easier, and more interesting. Use of electric power is something we take for granted. However, some have wondered whether the electric and magnetic fields (EMF) produced through the generation, transmission, and use of electric power power-frequency EMF, 50 or 60 hertz (Hz)? might adversely affect our health. Numerous research studies and scientific reviews have been conducted to address this question.EMF exposures are complex and exist in the home and workplace as a result of all types of electrical equipment and building wiring as well as a result of nearby power lines. This booklet explains the basic principles of electric and magnetic fields, provides an overview of the results of major research studies, and summarizes conclusions of the expert review panels to help you reach your own conclusions about EMF-related health concerns.
Fonte National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) EMF Research and Public Information Dissemination Program (EMF-RAPID)
Origem Estados Unidos da América
Autor/Editor EMF-RADIP
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Data Junho 2002
Título Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health - Static electric and magnetic fields
Resumo Comprehensive information provided by the World Health Organization on static electromagnetic fields, their impact on health, as well as the current exposure standards and recommended precautions.
Fonte World Health Organization (WHO)
Origem Internacional
Autor/Editor WHO
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link Documento HTML
Referência WHO Fact Sheet No. 299
Data Março 2006
Título NIEHS Report on Health Effects from Exposure to Power-Line Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields
Resumo In 1992, under the Energy Policy Act (PL 102-486, Section 2118), the U.S. Congress instructed the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to direct and manage a program of research and analysis aimed at providing scientific evidence to clarify the potential for health risks from exposure to ELF-EMF. This resulted in formation of the EMF Research and Public Information Dissemination Program (EMF-RAPID Program). The EMF-RAPID Program had three basic components: 1) a research program focusing on health effects research primarily through mechanistic studies of ELF-EMF and engineering research targeting measurement, characterization and management of ELF-EMF; 2) information compilation and dissemination through brochures, public outreach and an ELF-EMF information line for communicating with the public; and 3) a health assessment including an analysis of the research data aimed at summarizing the strength of the evidence for evaluation of any hazard possibly arising from exposure to ELF-EMF. The NIEHS was directed to oversee the health effects research and evaluation and the DOE was given responsibility for engineering research aimed at characterizing and mitigating these fields. Under the Energy Policy Act, the Director of the NIEHS is mandated upon completion of the EMF-RAPID Program to provide a report outlining the possible human health risks associated with exposure to ELF-EMF. This document responds to this requirement of the law.
Fonte National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) EMF Research and Public Information Dissemination Program (EMF-RAPID)
Origem Estados Unidos da América
Autor/Editor Dr. Kenneth Olden
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link Documento PDF
Referência NIH Publication No. 99-4493
Data Maio 1999
Título The Risk Evaluation - An Evaluation of the Possible Risks From Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs) From Power Lines, Internal Wiring, Electrical Occupations and Appliances
Resumo The Risk Evaluation analyzes the potential human health risks of magnetic field exposure. Specifically, this document provides an evaluation of the animal, laboratory and human evidence that shows how exposure to 50/60 Hz magnetic fields may or may not increase human health risks. The Risk Evaluation is based on the results of published research studies, with emphasis on new studies, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Working Group Report, and the results of the California EMF Program Studies.
Fonte California EMF Program
Origem Estados Unidos da América
Autor/Editor Raymond Neutra, Vincent DelPizzo, Geraldine Lee
Disponibilidade Disponível online
Link Risk Evaluation online
Data Junho 2002



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