Fact Sheet Static Magnetic Fields March 2009

The rapid development of technologies using static magnetic fields in industry and medicine has resulted in an increase in human exposure to these fields. ICNIRP is the internationally recognised body that sets guidelines for protection against adverse health effects of non-ionizing radiation. It has recently published Guidelines on limits of occupational and general public exposure to Static Magnetic Fields; this Fact Sheet describes the content of these Guidelines and the background to them.