Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are created around all electrical and telecommunications equipment. They are associated with many of the technologies we take for granted in modern society, from boiling a kettle to using our mobile phones. Such technologies have become so widespread that it is difficult to imagine our society without them.
The EPA is responsible for the provision of advice and guidance, as well as monitoring of public exposure to electromagnetic fields (see our Role for more details). The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) is responsible for national policy regarding EMF. The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) regulates exposure to EMF in the workplace. The Department of Health has responsibilities regarding EMF exposure of patients.
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