What is EMF Testing?
EMF testing is the science of observing and measuring the electromagnetic fields in our physical environment. Electromagnetic field range from extremely low frequency fields (ELF) to radiofrequency fields.
EMF is often a concern to the residents in large cities such as New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago because of their close proximity to the places where people live.
Electromagnetic field interference (EMI) occurs when an electronic device such as a pacemaker or defibrillator malfunctions due to interference from electrical devices.
Boston Scientific CRM, Medtronic CRDM, and Abbott Technical Services CRM (ex. St. Jude Medical) have published standards for EMI. Electromagnetic fields are known to interfere with electronic medical implants such as: pacemakers, defibrillators, brain stimulators, insulin pumps as well as glucose monitors.
Electromagnetic fields range from extremely low frequency fields (ELF), such as those generated by electric powerlines and measured in hertz (Hz) to extremely high frequency fields such as radio waves, sometimes measured in megahertz (MHz) or gigahertz (GHz). All electric motors create a magnetic field.
Most motors run on AC current and produce an alternating or AC magnetic field, usually at 60 hertz (Hz). However, some motors are DC, meaning they run on a DC current and produce a static magnetic field. All can affect the worker with a medical implant, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator.
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