Electromagnetic fields are an intrinsic part of the universe. Animals and plants conduct electricity with this there are associated magnetic fields. Over the last hundred years there has been a rapid rise in the use of electrical equipment, such as computers and mobile phones, inside and outside buildings. Does the rapid increase in electropollution affect the health of people? We do know some people are hypersensitive to electromagnetic fields. We do not, however, understand the mechanisms which underlie this phenomenon. Knowledge on the subject is very fragmented.
This book, of which most of the chapters derive from presentations given at a major international conference, aims to present sound technical information across the whole range of key issues in a clear and accessible way.
Derek Clements-Croome is Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Reading, UK. He researches and lectures on intelligent buildings and how the environment affects human performance – with a particular focus on thermal comfort, indoor quality, sounds, ions and electromagnetic fields.