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Measurement and Analysis of Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure in Oman

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Author(s): Abdullah H. Al-Badi

Journal: Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications
ISSN 1942-0730

Volume: 04;
Issue: 08;
Start page: 333;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Electromagnetic Fields | Field Measurements | Exposure limits | ICNIRP

ABSTRACT
Concern about the possible health effects from exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields is increasing worldwide. This paper presents analyses of measurements of low frequency magnetic and electric fields caused by conductors carrying current in the Oman electric power system. Measurements were taken during the summer period at around 3 PM to capture peak loads. Field measurements were from several high voltage environments which including different types of electricity infrastructure including overhead lines, underground cables and substations. The measured values were compared to the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) standards for both general public and occupational exposure. All the Oman values of electric and magnetic fields are lower than the recommended values provided by ICNIRP.
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