The Analysis of Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electric and Magnetic Field Exposure Biological Effects around Medical Equipments

Sudarti Sudarti • Lailatul Nuraini • Tania Ardiani Saleh • Trapsilo Prihandono

Abstract

Naturally, we have been exposed to electric fields and natural magnetic fields emitted by the Sun, Earth and objects in nature. The process of life will proceed normally in conditions exposed to electric fields and natural magnetic fields. However, the intensity of electric field and magnetic field Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) in the environment always increases along with the development of the electric-powered equipment utilization. This study will describe the increase of electric field and ELF magnetic field around the medical equipment in the hospital. The results of measuring the intensity of the electric field and the ELF magnetic field at a distance of more than 100 cm are not significantly different than the natural intensity. The exposure to the electric field and the ELF magnetic field at the operator position (more than 40 cm) of medical equipment, the ELF electric field is in the range of intensity (2.75 - 166) V / m and the ELF magnetic field is in the range of intensity (0.021 - 3.26) T. Until now, there has been no reference results of research that proves exposure to the intensity of the ELF electric field and the ELF magnetic field resulted in a real biological impact. The results conclusion of this study is that the exposure to electric fields and magnetic fields ELF by medical equipment does not have the potential to cause biological effects.

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International Journal of Advanced Engineering Research and Science

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