This reference explores the sources, characteristics, bioeffects, and health hazards of extremely low-frequency (ELF) fields and radio frequency radiation (RFR), analyzing current research as well as the latest epidemiological studies to assess potential risks associated with exposure and to develop effective safety guidelines.
Compiles reports and investigations from four decades of study on the effect of nonionizing electromagnetic fields and radiation on human health
Summarizing modern engineering approaches to control exposure, Electromagnetic Fields and Radiation discusses:
EM interaction mechanisms in biological systems
Explorations into the impact of EM fields on free radicals, cells, tissues, organs, whole organisms, and the population
Regulatory standards in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific
Evaluation of incident fields from various EM sources
Measurement surveys for various sites including power lines, substations, mobile systems, cellular base stations, broadcast antennas, traffic radar devices, heating equipment, and other sources
Dosimetry techniques for the determination of internal EM fields
Conclusions reached by the Food and Drug Administration, World Health Organization, and other institutions
Table of Contents
Introductory topics. Part 1 Extremely low-frequency fields: sources of electric and magnetic fields; bioeffects of ELF fields; epidemiological assessment studies; regulatory activities and safety trends. Part 2 Radio frequency radiation: sources of radio frequency radiation; introduction to bioelectromagnetics; bioeffects of radio frequency radiation; human and epidemiological studies; RF regulations and protection guidelines; incident field dosimetry; RF site surveys; internal field dosimetry; acronyms and abbreviations.