The term EMF (ElectroMagnetic Field) measurements is used when the measurements of electromagnetic fields concern the impacts of these waves on the human body.
In Europe, these measurements stem from the European regulations, and particularly from the CE Marking scheme (and from the specific legislation of other countries).
EMF measurements fall primarily within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive for non-radio products (e.g. the EN 50671 standard relating to measurements of electromagnetic fields emitted by household electrical appliances), or the scope of the RED Directive for radio products (e.g. the EN 50663 standard relating to measurements of electromagnetic fields emitted by low-power transmitters).
EMF measurements are just as likely to concern mobile phones and other communication systems (WiFi, etc.) as household electrical appliances (e.g. induction plates) and contact-free devices using magnetic fields (anti-theft portals, mobile ticketing systems, etc.)
In the framework of the CE Marking Scheme, EMF measurements need to be carried out before the market launch of products. The impact of electromagnetic waves on health also forms an integral part of the essential requirements relating to CE Marking and the use of specific EMF standards (e.g. EN 50364 for RFID and EAS systems).
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements apply more specifically to low-power radio transmitters used close to the body (mobile phones, WiFi, etc.).
In situ EMF measurements are carried out in the framework of the implementation of Directive 2013/35/EU relating to workers’ exposure to electromagnetic fields. The general public is also concerned by EMF measurements via the implementation of the ANFR protocol (France) and the UTE C99-132 protocol on the fields emitted by electricity distribution networks.
Use of the “Emitech” name to promote “Anti-wave” devices.Emitech is a third-party laboratory which provides customised measurement services ordered by our ordering parties. We are therefore bound by our duty to maintain the confidentiality of the services we carry out. However, we would like to emphasise that our mission is to perform measurements according to the principles of best professional practice, but not to interpret the results obtained and even less so in the public health field. Our ordering parties which use our name to promote their products are required to ensure access to the entire test report associated with the measurements we carry out and which establishes the context for them.
ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, monitors the health impacts of wireless communication technologies (and other radiofrequency applications). Please visit their website for further information.
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