Electromagnetism

All electrical equipment will have an electromagnetic field (EMF), so unless you live in a cabin in the woods, you will be exposed to EMFs every day, but at a level which is not thought to pose a risk to health. Some work, such as working with very powerful electrical equipment, or some security equipment, may expose you to riskier EMFs – read on to find out more.

 

Further Information

Public Health England's radiation webpages include information on radon in the workplace, mobile phones and wireless networks, as well as information about radiation training.

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection is also a useful source of information.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has publications and resources on both ionising and non-ionising radiation.

The Department of Health (DH) has an advice leaflet on mobile phones and health.

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