EMF Information

This page provides you with a number of different publications and white papers addressing EMF and RF specific information on physics, health effects, national and international exposure recommendations and low EMF building design guidelines. Furthermore, you will find a number of national and international resolutions and petitions by scientific groups and entities, and proclamations to governmental regulators by different governmental entities addressing the EMF issue. All of these documents are available for your review or download here.

Physics, Health, Measurements and Evaluation Criteria

Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association for the Diagnosis and Treatment of EMF Related Health Problems and Illnesses (EMF syndrome) A consensus paper by the Austrian Medical Association’s EMF Working Group adressing health-related research, medical conditions, medical and laboratory diagnostics, environmental assessments methods and suggested EMF and RF exposure threshold levels.

Extensive Frequency Selective Measurements of Radiofrequency Fields in Outdoor Environments Performed with a Novel Mobile Monitoring System This interesting study by the Swedisch Radition Safety Authority recorded outdoor RF level in citites in Sweden. We seldomly find studies which assess out outdoor RF exposure levels. They recorded average rather than peak levels, which may be one or two orders of magnetidue higher.

Characterization of Radiofrequency Emissions From Two Models of Wireless Smart Meter
Report by about a study conducted Richard Tell for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Very interesting technical document about the challenges and methods of measuring emissions from smart meter.

Smart Meter – What We Know
A Technical Paper to Clarify RF Radiation Emissions and Measurement Methodologies

WHO: What are Electromagnetic Fields?
The document addresses the difference between magnetic and electric fields, wave length and frequency, biological effects, and sources at home.

WHO: EMF Recommendation
The World Health Organization (WHO) statements regarding EMF and RF exposure.

Electric and Magnetic Fields in California Public Schools
The California Department of Health Services in conjunction with the Public Health Institute conducted a study on EMF levels in California schools. This document identifies the levels and causative factors.

BioInitiative Report
The BioInitiative Working Group, an international group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals, conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of existing EMF and RF research. The report raises serious concerns about the safety of existing public limits that regulate how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life.

Swiss: Electrosmog in the Environment
A very colorful publication by a Swiss governmental agency addressing the physics, measurements, assessments, health effects, sources, levels and concerns about EMF and RF radiation. Very informative publication with a large number of photos, graphic, tables and visual aid to make the subject matter easily understandable.

Electrical Sensitivity
A report titled Definition, Epidemiology and Management of Electrical Sensitivity issued by the Radiation Protection Division of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in Belfast, Ireland.

Environmental Medicine Evaluation of Electromagnetic Fields
A 48-page report by Dr. Gerd Oberfeld addressing physics, source and health research in relationship AC magnetic and electric fields, DC magnetic and electric fields, radio frequency and microwave radiation. The document is used to train physicians on the subject of Electromagnetic Fields.

Public Health Implications of Wireless Technologies
Publication by Cindy Sage and Dr. Carpenter about exposures from emerging wireless technologies and its applications in mobile phones, cordless phones, DECT phones, WI-FI, WLAN, WiMAX, wireless internet, baby monitors and the potential for serious public health consequences. It argues that reducing the exposures is imperative, especially for the fetus and children and should be based on precautionary principle as outlines in the European Constitution Principle on Health and the European Union Treaties.

AUVA Report: Investigation of Non-Thermal Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation in the Cell Phones
Insurance companies do not insure cell phone providers because of the incalculable health risks. The Austrian Social Insurance for Occupational Risk (Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt – AUVA) commissioned the Vienna Medical University to carry out its own research projects, focusing on effects of cell phone radiation on the brain, immune system, and proteins. The AUVA study is contrary to the position by various governments and ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) that non-thermal effects can not cause negative biological effects.

Firefighter and EMF
Medical Hypotheses: A paper published by Dr. Sam Milham (Washington State Department of Health, retired) about the increase of cancer in firefighters and the possible connection to RF radiation in the workplace. Many cellular towers are located on the property of fire stations.

ElectroSmog and Melatonin Interaction
A summary of scientific studies indicating EMF exposure and an associated melatonin response in humans.

ICNIRP Guidelines on EMF and RF Fields
A position paper by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) titled Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Time-Varying Electric, Magnetic and Electromagnetic Fields (Up to 300 GHz).

Suggested Exposure Guidelines
A brief summary of the EMF and RF exposure values suggested by the BioInitiative Working Group and other concerned scientists.

Baubiology Standard and EMF Evaluation Criteria
The professional Baubiology Standard SBM provides a very unique and comprehensive assessment and evaluation system consisting of over 30 indoor environmental parameters. It contains evaluation criteria for AC and DC, electric and magnetic fields, low and high frequency radiation. The article was published in the proceedings of the 2006 Annual IAQA Conference in Nashville.

RF Background Levels in Urban Residential Areas
The published study evaluates RF levels inside homes due to emission from cellular phone towers and antennas. It looks at the difference with or without line of sight to the transmission antenna and provides recommendation for antenna installation. Mr. Peter Sierck, Principal of EMF/RF is the co-author of this study.

Know Your EMF’s – RF and Microwave Radiation
From the proceedings during the Annual IAQA Conference in Las Vegas in 2007. A presentation by the Principal of EMF/RF, Peter Sierck, on the principles of EMF and RF radiation in homes with case studies showing measurement results during building investigations.

Cordless Phones and RF Radiation Indoors
A published paper on the effect of certain types of cordless phone becoming a significant indoor source of RF radiation. Mr. Peter Sierck, Principal of EMF/RF is the co-author of this study.

DECT and 5.8 GHz Cordless Phones
A RF measurement assessment of the new generation of cordless phone using the DECT and 5.8GHz technology. The paper was present Mr. Peter Sierck at the 2009 Annual IAQA Conference in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Low EMF and RF Building Design

Check List for Creating Low EMF/RF Environments
Check list for creating low EMF and RF indoor environment published by the County of Salzburg in Austria in conjunction with the Building Biology organization.

Creating Low EMF Office Environments
An excellent paper by Katharina Gustavs on the different types of non-ionizing present in commercial buildings, a review and comparison of international EMF and RF exposure regulations and recommendations for work environments. The document provides a plethora of recommendation for how to create low EMF and RF indoor environments.

Building Design for Minimal EMF Radiation Exposure
A very useful and practical step-by-step design tool for creating low EMF buildings. The document is published by the Australian Council of Building Design Professions Ltd (BDP) and the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA).

Cuprotect RF Shielding Workshop

Caution about Grounding Pads and Mats
An article written by Dr. Martin Virnich, Ph.D. about the misconception that installing grounding and shielding mats and pads eliminates electric fields in bedrooms. Dr. Virnich explains why a proper electric field assessment is important to guarantee field reductions.

Proclamations, Resolution and Petitions

Disclaimer: The links and document posted on this site are to be used as information resource and represent a variety of different opinions. The viewpoints expressed in these documents do not necessarily reflect those of EMF&RF Solutions.