EMF and RF Exposure

Non-ionizing radiation is found in a wide range of occupational settings and can pose a considerable health risk to potentially exposed workers if not properly controlled.

Radiofrequency (RF) is electromagnetic radiation in the frequency ranges 3 kilohertz (kHz) - 300 Megahertz (MHz). Research continues on possible biological effects of exposure to RF radiation from radios, heat sealers, vinyl welders, high frequency welders, induction heaters, flow solder machines, communications transmitters, radar transmitters, ion implant equipment, sputtering equipment and glue curing.

RF exposures are directly linked to absorption and distribution of RF energy in the body. Health effects by electric and magnetic field exposure source are noted in radar traffic devices, wireless communications with cellular phones, radio transmission, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Some studies not possible carcinogenic, reproductive, and neurological effects to worker health.