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C95.6-2002  -  IEEE Standard for Safety Levels With Respect to Human Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, 0-3 kHz

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Recommendations are given to prevent harmful effects in human beings exposed to electromagnetic fields in the frequency range of 03 kHZ. The recommendations are intended to apply to exposures of the general public, as well as to individuals in controlled environments. They are not intended to apply to the purposeful exposure of patients by or under the direction of practitioners of the healing arts and may not be protective with respect to the use of medical devices or implants. A rationale that describes how the recommendations were arrived at, and the factors taken into account in formulating them, is included. The "IEEE Get Program" grants public access to view and download individual PDFs of select standards at no charge. Visit for details.

Develop safety levels for human exposure to electromagnetic fields from 0 to 3kHz. This standard will be based on the results of an evaluation of the relevant scientific literature and proven effects which are well established and for which thresholds of reaction are understood. Field limits will be derived from threshold current densities or internal electric fields.
To recommend electric and magnetic field exposure limits to prevent established harmful effects in humans exposed to such fields at frequencies between 0 and 3 kHz. Currently there is no voluntary consensus standard over this frequency range. Guidelines have been published by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists. This project complements the standard developed by SCC28/SC-4 (IEEE C95.1-1991/1999) that covers the frequency range of 3 kHz to 300 GHz.