EMF protection

 I was looking online See if there’s any type of protection I could wear when working around electromagnetic fields does anybody know anything this is all very new to me


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EMF

by AgentX86 - 2019-11-07 15:08:19

There is very little to worry about with respect to electro-magnetic (RF) fields. Pacemakers are very well shielded against RFI. WiFi and Bluetooth aren't a problem. However, magnetic fields, in particular moving/rotating fields can be a problem because they cannot reasonably be shielded and can induce currents into the leads causing pacemakers to operate erratically.

From your name, I presume that you service elevators. They certainly have motors and other electrical equipment large enough to cause problems. There is nothing that you could reasonably wear that would do anything to shield your PM from these fields.

Talk to your EP but if you're PM dependent, my bet is that he's going to tell you that this is a big no-no. Mine has even forbidden me from operating my lawn tractor or using any arc welding equipment. I'm an EE but work in the electronics end of the business, so no worries there.

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by Graham M - 2019-11-07 15:25:23

I work with an electron microscope which uses large electromagnets as lenses.  I haven't had any problems, but don't know how the fields from these compare to those in an elevator.

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