The purpose of this standard is to provide rational, science-based exposure values to protect against established adverse effects to human health induced by exposure to electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields over the frequency range of 0 Hz to 300 GHz.Recommendations are made to protect against established adverse health effects in humans resulting from exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in the frequency range of 0 Hz to 300 GHz. The recommendations are expressed in terms of exposure reference levels (ERLs) and dosimetric reference levels (DRLs). The DRLs are limits on in situ electric field strength, specific absorption rate (SAR), and incident power density; the ERLs, which are derived from the DRLs, are limits on external fields and induced and contact current. This standard is intended to apply to all human exposures except for exposure of patients under medical supervision. The recommendations are not intended for the purpose of preventing interference with medical and other devices that may exhibit susceptibility to radio frequency (RF) fields. The recommendations at 300 GHz are consistent with existing recommendations for safe exposure in the infrared frequency range, which begins at 300 GHz, cf., ANSI Z136.1, and IEC 60825-1.
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