A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

EMI: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

June 4, 2024

“Electromagnetic Force from Electric Vehicles: Potential EM Interference Source for Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator,” PACE, June 3, 2024. EMFs (20-60 Hz) in a Model 3 Tesla electric car could potentially interfere with the operation of implanted defibrillators.

March 12, 2014
September 19, 2013

“Interference Between Active Implanted Medical Devices and Electromagnetic Field Emitting Devices is Rare but Real: Results of an Incidence Study in a Population of Physicians in France,” PACE, posted online Spetmber 13, 2013, by Martine Hours and coworkers.

“Although minor, the risk of interference … is real and calls for vigilance. It particularly concerns antitheft and airport security gates…” Hours was a member of the French Interphone group.

July 13, 2007

When the residents of the Oak Hill Park community in the Boston suburb of Newton fought the expansion of a local 5kW AM station, WNUR, they complained about radiofrequency interference (RFI)—to their telephones, stereos, VCRs, wheelchairs and baby monitors. They also objected to the possible effects on local wildlife, particularly to the blue-spotted salamander. And they worried about the visual blight posed by the towers.

What community activists hardly mentioned were the possible impacts on their health.

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