Survey of ELF magnetic field levels in households near overhead power lines in Serbia
During the last eight years, VINCA Institute-Radiation and Environmental Protection Laboratory has performed environmental spot broadband measurements of extremely low frequency (ELF-50 Hz) electric and magnetic fields and RF (100 kHz-3 GHz) electromagnetic fields in over 35 municipalities in Serbia. These investigations were motivated by the local population requesting information about levels of general public exposure to time-varying electric and magnetic fields in living spaces. This paper presents a summary of values measured in households under overhead power lines. These measurements will be useful in determining the exposure levels of the general public, which in turn determines whether the exposure levels are within reference levels recommended by International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Guidelines. It has turned out that measured values are far below the recommended safe levels.
Source:Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2011, 145, 4, 385-388
- Republic of Serbia Ministry of Science and Technological Development [14104, 15005-TR]