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Non-Ionizing Radiation

Radio frequency (RF), microwave (MW) radiations, and Static Magnetic Fields (SMF) are produced by a variety of industrial, scientific, and communication equipment. Such effects as hyperthermia, cataracts, lenticular opacitus, have been found in individuals subjected to chronic and acute exposures associated with the following activities: broadcasting, telecommunications, air and ship borne radar navigation, satellite communication, meteorology, metallurgy, food processing, sterilization, scientific research, and medicine.

Additionally, there may be ancillary hazards associated with equipment used to generate these radiations. The purpose of this standard is to provide safety guidelines to minimize the potential hazards to health that this equipment presents to BNL employees and guests.