Study type: Law/recommendation/guideline

Electromagnetic fields (‎300 Hz to 300 GHz / published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Radiation Protection Association, and the World Health Organization). guideline

World Health Organization (WHO)
1993, Environmental Health Criteria 137: 1-146, ISBN 9789241571371


The publication comprises a review of the data on the effects of electromagnetic field exposure on biological systems pertinent to the evaluation of human health risks. The purpose is to provide an overview of the known biological effects of electromagnetic fields in the frequency range 300 Hz to 300 GHz, to identify gaps in this knowledge so that direction for further research can be given, and to provide information for health authorities, regulatory, and similar agencies on the possible effects of electromagnetic field exposure on human health, so that guidance can be given on the assessment of risks from occupational and general population exposure.

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