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  1. Electromagnetic field cancer scares.

    Article - En anglais

    The internal electric current or power levels that a human is likely to encounter in a typical electromagnetic field environment are calculated.

    At 60 Hz, a reasonable value for maximum permissible exposure is an internal current density of 1 muA cm-2.

    At this frequency, a 600 V m-1 electric field results in a current density of 0.0002 muA cm-2, while a 200 muT magnetic field results in 0.6 muA cm-2.

    This should be compared with an action potential, which is associated with a current density of 800 muA cm-2.

    The ANSI/IEEE C95.1-1991 standards, whose frequency range is 3 kHz to 300 GHz, are examined.

    Epidemiological studies are briefly considered.

    The conclusion is that it is highly unlikely that there is a link between electromagnetic fields and cancer.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Champ électromagnétique, Homme, Exposition, Analyse risque, Corrélation, Tumorigénicité, Rayonnement non ionisant, Distribution énergie, Effet biologique, Normalisation

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Electromagnetic field, Human, Exposure, Risk analysis, Correlation, Tumorigenicity, Non ionizing radiation, Energy distribution, Biological effect, Standardization

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0432344

    Code Inist : 002A08E. Création : 19/12/1997.