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21) What is the basis for the safety standards set by Lawrence Livermore, WHO, ACGIH, NRPB, and ICNIRP? (Static Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer)




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This article is from the Static Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer FAQ, by John Moulder jmoulder@its.mcw.edu and the Medical College of Wisconsin with numerous contributions by others.

21) What is the basis for the safety standards set by Lawrence Livermore, WHO, ACGIH, NRPB, and ICNIRP? (Static Electromagnetic Fields and Cancer)

The standards are based on several considerations. One objective is to
keep the electrical currents induced by movement through the static
magnetic field to a level less than those that occur naturally in the
body. A second objective is to keep the electrical currents induced in
large blood vessels by blood flow to a level that will not produce
hemodynamic or cardiovascular effects. The pacemaker and prosthetic
device restrictions are considered in Q22.

 

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