With increasing use of mobile phones and VDUs, levels of background radiation and electromagnetism are rising, particularly in the workplace and also in the home. To some extent this is unavoidable, but the level of dangers is unclear: is it trivially small, moderate or high? What are the risks of illness, and how can these be reduced to minimal or tolerable levels? Are some people more vulnerable than others? What can or should employers, building engineers and designers, product designers, workers and other members of the public do?
This book, of which the chapters derive from presentations given by distinguished authorities at a major international conference, aims to present sound technical information on the whole range of key issues in a clear and accessible way.
Magnetic Field Measurements of Everyday Electrical Devices
This publication, produced by the EPA, presents helpful pieces of the EMF puzzle - information about how magnetic field strengths of various everyday appliances compare with each other, and how their strength diminishes the farther away you are from these appliances. Out of print. 32 page photocopy pamphlet. 1992
Discusses in non-technical language: what is known, what is still not known, and what might be done about possible risk to health and environment. Prepared with funding from EPRI and National Science Foundation, it has an admitted bias towards "there is no problem", but still contains some good solid even if skeptical science in a readable format. 1989
by William Horton & Saul Goldberg
An impressive textbook-format summary of the studies, findings, and reports of the last 15 years in the area of the effects of EMF on humans. Discusses the magnetic fields produced by electric power lines at length, details techniques for shielding magnetic fields, and provides important information for developing safety policies and procedures for dealing with magnetic fields. Invaluable as a tool for design, construction, and valuation of homes, offices and commercial spaces with regard to EMF safety. Technically oriented. 1995
A Handbook for Professionals
The first practical guide to focus on understanding and evaluating the health effects of radio frequency and extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (cellular phones, computers, microwave towers, and powerlines). Explains how to identify sources and measure leakage, including how to select your monitoring equipment. Includes latest research findings on the biological effects of RF fields and exposure standards. Entire section on specific problems and how they can be solved, including a "Radio Control Program". 1995
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