Study type: Law/recommendation/guideline

[Applications of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in humans for non-medical purposes. Recommendation by the German Commission on Radiological Protection with scientific background]. guideline

Anwendungen elektrischer, magnetischer und elektromagnetischer Felder (EMF) zu nichtmedizinischen Zwecken am Menschen. Empfehlung der Strahlenschutzkommission mit wissenschaftlicher Begründung.

German Commission on Radiological Protection (SSK)
2019: 1-65

Summary

The recommendation includes the evaluation of the most common types of EMF devices or applications (including static fields) in humans for non-medical purposes. The main evaluation criteria are the biological effect thresholds achieved in the applications, i.e. those field strengths or SAR values in the tissue above which biological effects can be detected. The thresholds above which a health risk cannot be excluded are also important. In addition, this recommendation specifies the technical requirements for the personnel who use the equipment on humans.

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