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Power Frequency Magnetic Fields and Public Health - William F. Horton

Power Frequency Magnetic Fields and Public Health

Hardcover Published: 27th June 1995
ISBN: 9780849394201
Number Of Pages: 288

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The prospect that electromagnetic fields (EMFs) may foster disease is an alarming thought-one which raises such questions as: What are these invisible forces? How are they produced? Is there conclusive evidence that they are harmful to the human body? How do we protect ourselves against possible harm from them? This book addresses these and other questions about magnetic fields, bringing together in a single reference source the scientific background, current status of health research, and means to reduce the impact of EMFs in our environment.
Important information is provided for developing policies and procedures related to human interaction with magnetic fields. The authors describe the concept of prudent avoidance, emphasizing its value as a tool in the design, construction, and valuation of homes, offices, retail facilities, and factories. The book provides theory, computer simulation results, measured data, and recommendations for magnetic field management, all of which are useful as a power system design and construction resource.
The authors have compiled an impressive summary of the studies, findings, and reports done in the past 15 years in the areas of human health effects which might be attributed to exposure to power frequency magnetic fields. Wherever appropriate throughout text, the authors provide examples to illustrate concepts and include end-of-chapter exercises (with solutions) to help readers solidify their understanding of the material presented. Originally designed as a textbook, this is also an excellent reference in the areas of environmental engineering, city and regional planning, and electrical engineering.

Introductionp. 1
Magnetic Fields and Human Health Issuesp. 5
The Nature and Measurement of Power Frequency Magnetic Fieldsp. 27
Sources of Power Frequency Magnetic Fields in the Electric Energy Delivery Systemp. 55
Characterization of Fields from Transmission and Distribution Linesp. 71
Characterization of Fields From Distribution Substations and Transformersp. 93
Power Frequency Magnetic Fields in the Homep. 109
Management of Magnetic Fields by Shieldingp. 131
Regulatory Issues and Prudent Avoidancep. 165
Appendix A The Physics of Magnetic Fieldsp. 179
Appendix B Modeling and Calculating the Transmission Line Magnetic Fieldp. 193
Appendix C The Magnetic Field of a Transmission Line at an Intermediate Distance from the Linep. 207
Appendix D The Science of Epidemiologyp. 211
Appendix E Glossaryp. 229
Appendix F Personal Prudent Avoidance Actionsp. 267
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780849394201
ISBN-10: 0849394201
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 27th June 1995
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.73
Edition Number: 1

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