What Do I Need To Know About Nonionizing Radiation?

Wednesday, May 25 | 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM


Nonionizing Radiation

Arranger: W. Ringo, DMR and Associates, Inc., Louisville, KY. Moderator: T. Fuller, Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL. Monitors: C. Duffield, USGS, Washington, DC; J. Lippert, University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Five noted topic experts will divide the nonionizing portion of the electromagnetic spectrum into energy spectra with occupational significance. The potential hazards, assessment of risk and current knowledge will be discussed for: power frequencies, radiofrequencies not associated with cell phones, radiofrequencies in the cell phone region, visible light, ultraviolet light and lasers.

Exposure to Power—Frequency Magnetic Fields and Risk of Adverse Reproductive Health Outcomes: The Case for Additional Research R. Lewis, Exponent, Inc., Oakland, CA.

The Dangers of the RF Spectrum from 7 kHz to >3 THz: Why a Tinfoil Hat is Just Not Enough Some Days C. Davis, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.

Radiofrequency—Do You Hear Me Now? M. Shum, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, Burnaby, BC, Canada.

Optical Light—The Eyes Have It D. Zabel, Dade Moeller and Associates, Richland, WA.

UV Is Nonionizing Radiation Public Health Enemy Number 1 M. Phillips, University of Oklahoma College of Public Health, Oklahoma City, OK.