Recommended Practice for Measurements and Computations of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields With Respect to Human Exposure to Such Fields, 100 kHz–300 GHz
|Publication Date:||11 December 2002|
The scope of this recommended practice is to revise and develop specifications for preferred methods for measuring and computing external radio frequency electromagnetic fields to which persons may be exposed. In addition, the document will specify preferred methods for the measurement and computation of the resulting fields and currents that are induced in bodies of humans exposed to these fields over the frequency range of 100 kHz-300 GHz.
Although the scope of ICES (formerly SCC28) includes potential hazards resulting from exposure of flammable volatile materials and explosive devices to EM radiation, this document is devoted exclusively to the measurement and calculation of human exposure to electromagnetic fields. This is because the necessary specifications and definitions pertaining to fuels and explosive devices are still being developed, and there are implications that the instrumentation requirements may be substantially different from those addressed here. Nevertheless, the measurement techniques and instruments described here are applicable to the measurement of fields in the vicinity of flammable materials and explosive devices, even though exposure standards for these situations have not been established.