Electromagnetic Compatibility

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Effects on the Human Body

Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on the Human Body

The ubiquity of mobile telephones is leading to increased public concern regarding the effect of high frequency radiation on health.

  • Are there cancer causing effects?
  • Should I allow my children to use a mobile phone?
  • Is electro-smog harmful?

Today well-founded knowledge exists in the area of the acute effects of strong fields (i.e. fields whose strengths exceed the limit values of the WHO guidelines). Investigations on the cell, organ and animal level point out however that there are also biological effects below these limit values. The relevance of these effects on health must be still further examined before final conclusions can be drawn.

The business unit has been working for more than 20 years on the study of the effects of electromagnetic fields on people and advises governments, industry and health authorities.