Non-ionizing Radiation

Non-ionizing radiation is electromagnetic radiation that ranges from extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation to ultraviolet light. Some typical sources of non-ionizing radiation include lasers, microwave ovens, and video display terminals (VDT). However, any electrical appliance or electrical wiring emits ELF radiation.

  • UV
  • IR
  • Magnetics/MRI
  • Radio
  • Microwave

EH&S can help evaluate sources of non-ionizing radiation on campus, provide information on related health risks, assess exposure levels, and promote safe practices in the use of devices emitting these radiations. EH&S has technical equipment for assessing radiation fields through a broad range of electromagnetic frequencies.

For further information, EH&S has a Electromagnetic Fields Fact Sheet (PDF) available upon request. Please contact EH&S at (515) 294-5359