Whitepaper on Extremely Low Energy Fields

Date First Published on SafetySmart Compliance: November 16th, 2011

Retrieved from: American Industrial Hygiene Association


In 1993, The AIHA Board of Directors adopted a position statement on human exposure to extremely low frequency fields. Since that time, members of the AIHA’s Nonionizing Radiation Committee have closely followed developments in this area including publication of significant studies of potential health effects and reports of expert panels. Based upon this information, the Nonionizing Radiation Committee has proposed to revise the 1993 Position Statement. The information contained in the white paper is a summary of biological and health effects associated with exposure to ELF fields and present exposure guidelines.