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Elektromagnetische Felder

Limit values for high frequency fields

The German Electromagnetic Field Ordinance, which is based on the Federal Pollution Control Act (26th BImSchV), entered into force in 1997 and was amended in August 2013. It was enacted to protect the population against health effects from electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields, taking into account recommendations by the German Commission on Radiological Protection (SSK) and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

The basis of these recommendations are all scientifically proven health-relevant biological effects which can be caused by exposure to such fields.

Limit values specified in the ordinance apply to fixed high frequency installations.

State of 2016.10.10

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