Most of us are used to the electronic conveniences of modern life. But few of us are aware of the possible health risks presented by the gadgets that make our world work.
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are produced anywhere electricity is used, including at home and in the workplace.
EMF exposure levels are monitored and enforced at the global, national, and local levels. Some examples of federal-controlled products include:
- Electronic devices
- Mobile phones
- Smart meters
- Power lines
- Medical use
- Nuclear power
- Imported products
Some experts are concerned about potential health effects from these fields. But should we be worried?
In recent studies, researchers suggested that radiofrequency EMFs might contribute to neurological cognitive disorders.
According to ICNIRP guidelines, the E-field power density strength should be averaged over any 6-minute period during measurement of frequencies between 1 MHz and 18 GHz.
SGS experts use a test probe located close to the RF device and around the selected location for measurement by:
- Selecting the corresponding unit and frequency band of the field probe
- Measuring the E-field strength level
- Repeating the measurement in different locations in accordance with the procedure above
- Placing the mobile phone base-station close to the apartment
- Selecting test points that are in front of the base station (such as the windows, balcony, bedrooms, living room, etc.)
As the world’s leading Inspection, Verification, Testing, and Certification company, SGS offers field-strength measurement services to help you ensure that EMF levels are within acceptable limits.