Chapter 21. Non-Ionizing Radiation: Electromagnetic Fields and Optical Radiation

  1. Kerry Gardiner BSc, PhD, Dip. Occup. Hyg., FFOH1,2 and
  2. J. Malcolm Harrington CBE, BSc, MSc, MD, FRCP, FFOMI, MFPH, FMedSci3
  1. Philip Chadwick

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch21

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition

How to Cite

Chadwick, P. (2005) Non-Ionizing Radiation: Electromagnetic Fields and Optical Radiation, in Occupational Hygiene, Third Edition (eds K. Gardiner and J. M. Harrington), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755075.ch21

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Occupational Health, the Medical School, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

  2. 2

    International Occupational Health Ltd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

  3. 3

    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405106214

Online ISBN: 9780470755075

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Keywords:

  • non-ionizing radiation;
  • radiofrequencies;
  • electromagnetic spectrum;
  • radiation;
  • wavelength

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • What are electromagnetic fields and radiation?

  • Low frequencies

  • Radio frequencies

  • Exposure and emission standards for low-frequency and RF electromagnetic fields

  • References

  • Further reading