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Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)

Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting.

This group was proposed but was determined to fall outside of the scope of the HiRB’s focus, which is on buildings. To learn more about current research on EMF/EMR, please visit the National Cancer Institute webpage on electromagnetic fields and cancer or the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences webpage on electric & magnetic fields.