Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMFs)
Electric and magnetic fields, commonly referred to as EMFs, are naturally occurring in the environment and can be found in the earth’s interior and in the human body. EMFs are generated essentially anywhere there is a flow of electricity, including electrical appliances and power equipment. Electric fields are associated with the voltage of the source; magnetic fields are associated with the flow of current in a wire. The strength of these fields decreases rapidly with distance from the source.
Our brochure discusses EMF and health, including how EMF is measured, typical levels in the home, and scientific studies on potential health impacts.
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