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Elektromagnetische Felder

Limit Values

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 possible health effects from electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields, taking into account recommendations by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)and the German Commission on Radiological Protection (SSK).

The basis of these recommendations is scientifically proven and takes into account 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 and have to be complied with by mobile communication transmitters.

State of 2016.07.11

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