Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

Electromagnetic fields in our surroundings

Electromagnetic fields arise around electrical devices near power lines, and wireless transmitters.

Last updated: 04. mars 2021 0943

Electromagnetic fields from mobile phones, WIFI, base stations, radio- and TV transmitters are also termed as radio waves.

The role and responsibilities of the Authority

The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, DSA, issues advice and recommendations and develops and issues regulations. The regulations are based on recommendations from the International Commission on Non-Ionization Radiation Protection, ICNIRP.

Our mandate encompasses exposure of the general public. The Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority focuses on magnetic fields and wireless technology in occupational settings.

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