This article reports the outcome of a study commissioned by the Radiation Safety Unit, Govemment of Saskatchewan, which addressed the public concern on exposure to low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs) surrounding power lines.
Measurements of EMF are reported for 14.4 to 230 kV power lines utilizing a model HI-3600-02 extreme low frequency (ELF) power frequency EMF survey meter.
Field intensities were within the Canadian standards, with the recorded value for a 230 kV/230 kV line voltage yielding a maximum electric field of 1,790 V/m at 15 feet from the center and a maximum magnetic field intensity of 2,376 mA/m at 25 feet from the center.
Continued research and analysis are required in determining the mechanism of interaction between EMFs and the human body and to determine if there exists a correlation between EMF exposure and health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ligne électrique, Champ électromagnétique, Basse fréquence, Recherche appliquée, Corrélation, Maladie, Homme
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0517824
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.