Occupational Safety and Health
ITU International Standard

Safety in electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (relating to environmental electromagnetic compatibility) 

Members of International Bodies

What is EMF?

Electromagnetic field (EMF) consists of waves of electric and magnetic energy moving together through space. Often the term "electromagnetic field" or EMF is used to indicate the presence of electromagnetic radiation. EMF occurs naturally, with the earth, the sun, and the ionosphere are all natural sources of EMF in our everyday lives.

What is RF-EMF?

All radio communications systems use the radiofrequency (RF) part of the electromagnetic field (EMF) spectrum between 3 kilohertz (kHz) and 300 gigahertz (GHz).

These include TV, AM and FM radio broadcasting, mobile phones and their base stations, paging services, cordless phones, baby monitors, and emergency and rural communications systems.

How does the mobile phone network operate?