Measuring EMF and what levels are considered harmful?

Updated 12.23.2014

We’re EMF home inspectors. We practice in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario. People ask us what EMF levels are considered harmful.  Here we answer these questions. We use the Building Biology Precautionary Guidelines (SBM-2008) For Sleeping Areas showing Magnetic and Electric from Germany. Basically, readings of 2 Milligaus and greater begin to give us concern. This is in the “Severe Concern” column below.

Table 1. (milligauss and volts per square meter)

NO
CONCERN
SLIGHT CONCERN SEVERE
CONCERN
EXTREME CONCERN
Measred in milligauss (mG)  < 0.2  0.2 – 1  1 – 5  > 5
Measured in volt per meter
(V/m)
 >  1  1 – 5  5 – 50  > 50

1. Building Biology Precautionary Guidelines (SBM-2008) For Sleeping Areas showing Radiofrequencies:

Table 2. (uWatts/m2)

NO CONCERN SLIGHT CONCERN SEVERE
CONCERN
EXTREME CONCERN
Microwatt
Per square meteruW/m2 < 0.1 0.1 – 10 10 – 1000 > 1000
Per square cm uW/cm2  > 0.00001 0.00001  – 0.001  0.001 – 0.1  > 0.1

Source: Building Biology Institute, Germany

Note: The majority of homes we test give readings in the Severe Concern column of the Table. This is why you should consider a home inspection by our team.

We will be happy to measure AC Magnetic, AC Electric, and Radio Frequency (RF) field
strengths in your home or office and assist in the process of remediation.  Full report, & recommendations are provided.

Contact: Paul Singer
(905) 719-7030
Email Me

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