Limit values

Frequency

f

Flux density

B

Field strength
E

Use / Validity

German Immission limits

according to 26th BImSchV.1)

50 Hz

16.7 Hz

100 µT

300 µT

5,000 V/m

10,000 V/m

Public and private places

Swiss Immission limits

according to NISV 2)

0 Hz

16.7 Hz

400 Hz

statisch

100 µT

300 µT

12.5 µT

40’000 µT

5,000 V/m

10,000 V/m

625 V/m

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Public and private places

Swiss limits for sensitive areas

according to NISV 2)

50 Hz

1 µT

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Places with sensitive areas such as living rooms, children garden, patient rooms

German safety limits for workers

BGV B11; Exposition 1 4)

BGV B11;  Exposition 2 4)

50 Hz

16.7 Hz

50 Hz

16.7 Hz

1,358 µT

4,073 µT

424 µT

1’270 µT

21,320 V/m

30,000 V/m

6,666 V/m

20,000 V/m

Applies for employees exposed to electric, magnetic or electromagnetic fields

Swiss Industrial health limits

according to SUVA 3)

50 Hz

16.7 Hz

400 Hz

statisch

500 µT

1500 µT

62.5 µT

200’000 µT

10,000 V/m

20,000 V/m

1,250 V/m

40,000 V/m

 

Interference resistance

according to EN 61000-4-8

50 Hz

3.75 µT

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Immunity to magnetic fields

Medical implant threshold limit

according to IRPA

50 Hz

DC

0.4 µT

5 Gauss/500µT

2,500 V/m

For carriers of implants such as pacemakers

German standard for medicaly used rooms, according to DIN/VDE 0100-710

50 Hz

0.2 µT

0.4 µT

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EEG devices

ECG devices

Reference values for public exposure to electric and magnetic fields.

Public Health (ICNIRP)5)

0.025 - 0.8 kHz

50 Hz

0.8 - 3 kHz

5/f[kHz]  µT

100 µT

6.25 µT

250/f[kHz] V/m

5 kV/m

250/f[kHz] V/m

Guideline ICNIRP

Reference values for exposure to electric and magnetic fields at  workplaces. Professional exposure (ICNIRP)5)

0.025 - 0.8 kHz

50 Hz

0.8 - 3 kHz

25/f[kHz] µT

500 µT

30.7 µT

500/f[kHz]  V/m

10 kV/m

610 V/m

Guideline ICNIRP

Electrobiological recommendation

50 Hz

50 Hz

0.1 µT

0.02 µT

50 V/m

1 V/m

recommendation for work places

recommendation for bedrooms

 

1)       26. Regulation implementing the Federal Pollution Control Act, BImSchV
2)
       Regulation on non-ionizing radiation ONIR (SR 814.710 ONIR)
3)
       Hygienic limit values for physical impact (SUVA 1903.d)
4)
       BGV B11, trade association regulation for employment protection
5)
       ICNIRP, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection