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Title: Environmental Field Surveys, EMF Rapid Program, Engineering Project No.3

The EMF Research and Public Information Dissemination Program (RAPID) includes several engineering research in the area of exposure assessment and source characterization. RAPID engineering project No. 3: ''Environmental Field Surveys'' was performed to obtain information on the levels and characteristics of different environments, for which only limited data were available, especially in comparison to magnetic field data for the residential environment and for electric utility facilities, such as power lines and substations. This project was also to provide information on the contribution of various field sources in the surveyed environments. Magnetic field surveys were performed at four sites for each of five environments: schools, hospitals, office buildings, machine shops, and grocery stores. Of the twenty sites surveyed, 11 were located in the San Francisco Bay Area and 9 in Massachusetts. The surveys used a protocol based on magnetic field measurements and observation of activity patterns, designed to provide estimates of magnetic field exposure by type of people and by type of sources. The magnetic field surveys conducted by this project produced a large amount of data which will form a part of the EMF measurement database Field and exposure data were obtained separately for ''area exposure'' and ''at exposure points''.more » An exposure point is a location where persons engage in fixed, site specific activities near a local source that creates a significant increase in the area field. The area field is produced by ''area sources'', whose location and field distribution is in general not related to the location of the people in the area.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
2428
Report Number(s):
EMFRPEP-3
TRN: US200310%%168
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Apr 1996
Research Org:
ORNL (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; DISTRIBUTION; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; HOSPITALS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MASSACHUSETTS; OFFICE BUILDINGS; PUBLIC INFORMATION; SAN FRANCISCO BAY; EMF