Currents induced in the human body by ELF electric fields inside houses located under power lines

Authors

  • Hsing-Yi Chen,

  • Chen-Kuen Peng,

  • Der-Phone Lin


Abstract

The moment method and the image technique are used to study currents induced in human bodies standing under 345-kV power lines with and without house shielding. The maximum induced current in a human body without house shielding is found to be 68.9 μA. The maximum induced current in a human body with a cement-house shielding is found to be 4.36 × 10−11 A. In this paper the electric fields induced on human body surfaces are also presented. It is found that there is an electric field enhancement factor at the top of the head.

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