ICNIRP, “International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection”, is an independant international commission recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO)
The main objective of ICNIRP is to establish guidelines for limiting exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMF) that will provide protection against all established adverse health effects.
Guidelines are based on the following:
- Well established effects (from perception of a slight tingling on the surface of the skin to real annoyance) may be caused by exposure to low frequency electric fields.
- Induction of phosphenes in the retina by low frequency magnetic fields can be used as a model to put forward induced electric fields effects on the central nervous system.