EMF – High threshold values and information material




The threshold values for electromagnetic fields in Switzerland are relatively high. In general, there is an emission value of 100 microtesla, which may not be exceeded. However, the value for areas with sensitive usage is much lower and cannot exceed 1 microtesla. This applies to areas where people are subject to radiation for a longer period, e.g. in living and bedrooms or places that children often frequent (kindergartens etc.).

In order to inform people about the impacts EMF can have on one’s health, Swissgrid developed a brochure explaining electric and magnetic fields, giving insight into research on this topic, and including an FAQ section.


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