Examines the effects of electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) on health, in the light of recent arguments which say they are harmful and that surveyors and architects should be taking the issue very seriously in their building and cabling specifications. Takes a balanced view, defining EMFs, chronicling the history of the issue of fields and health and detailing the results of recent research into possible connections with cancer and leukaemia. Looks at the guidelines set by the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) and other national and international bodies, pointing out that government regulations on statutory EMF exposure limits have not been deemed necessary. Concludes that studies have proved inconclusive and that further high‐quality biological research is required.
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