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Elektromagnetische Felder

Research reports and evaluations

On this page you may find research reports and evaluations of the BfS on various topics related to static and low-frequency fields.

Compact fluorescent lamps (energy-saving lamps) are safe to use under radiation protection aspects

Compact fluorescent lamps are safe to use for general lighting purposes in the household under radiation protection aspects. The existing investigations on the emitted optical radiation and the generated electric and magnetic fields indicate that - even when used at close distances - the exposure to the individual stays below the internationally recommended limit values for the protection of human health.

Do strong static magnetic fields have an impact on human health?

Individuals come in contact with strong static magnetic fields, for instance, during Magnetic Resonance Imaging, i.e. an imaging procedure used in medical diagnosis. Devices currently used in clinical practice are mostly operated at a magnetic flux density of 1.5 or 3 Tesla (T). In research, 7 and 11.7 Tesla-devices are already being tested which are intended to be used in medical diagnosis as well in the future.

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