EMF is all around us

The magnetic field levels of electrical appliances and equipment on the electricity network can vary depending on its specific electrical rating and the actual current/electrical load, the wiring/cable configuration and distance from the source.

The attached table shows typical magnetic field measurements from a number of common sources in homes, offices and the community. These fields are measured in a unit called ‘milliGauss’ (mG). The table provides a guide on the relative levels of EMF we all generally experience in our day-to-day activities.

Electric and magnetic fields table

This table shows EMF levels experienced around the electricity network and from common household appliances.

Appliance measurements were taken at typical distances experienced by users.