International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies



Reference EN 50413:2008
Title Basic standard on measurement and calculation procedures for human exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (0 Hz - 300 GHz)
Project Number 14409
Abstract/Scope This European Standard gives elements to establish methods for measurement and calculation of quantities associated with the assessment of human exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the frequency range from 0 Hz to 300 GHz. The major intention of this Basic Standard is to give the common background and information to relevant EMF standards. This Basic Standard cannot go into details extensively due to the broad frequency range and the huge amount of possible applications. Therefore it is not possible to specify detailed calculation or measurement procedures in this Basic Standard. This standard provides general procedures only for those product and workplace categories for which there do not exist any relevant assessment procedures in any existing European EMF basic standard. If there exists an applicable European EMF standard focused on specific product or workplace categories then the assessment shall follow that standard. If an applicable European EMF standard does not exist, but an applicable assessment procedure in another European EMF standard does exist, then that assessment procedure shall be used. This standard deals with quantities that can be measured or calculated in free space, notably electric and magnetic field strength or power density, and includes the measurement and calculation of quantities inside the body that forms the basis for protection guidelines. In particular the standard provides information on • definitions and terminology, • characteristics of electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields, • measurement of exposure quantities, • instrumentation requirements, • methods of calibration, • measurement techniques and procedures for evaluating exposure, • calculation methods for exposure assessment.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2008-12-11
Current Stage code deadline 2009-09-01
Deadline date for vote 2007-08-01


Mandate(s) M/305; M/351
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
33.100.01 - Electromagnetic compatibility in general
Keywords Human exposure; Electromagnetic field; Magnetic field; Electric field
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2008-12-11 2009-09-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2008-09-01 2009-01-01  
5061 2008-06-26 2008-09-01  
5060 2008-02-04 2008-03-04 export to doc file  EN
5020 2007-11-30 2008-02-01 export to doc file  EN
4099 2007-03-28 2007-11-29  
4060 2007-03-21 2007-04-28 export to doc file  EN
4020 2006-12-22 2007-03-16 export to doc file  EN
3099 2006-07-01 2007-01-12  
5092 2006-03-14 2006-05-31  
5091 2005-10-01 2005-12-06  
5061 2005-08-30 2005-10-01  
5020 2005-04-22 2005-07-22  
4099 2004-10-27 2005-03-27  
4060 2004-05-24 2004-11-02  
4020 2003-11-21 2004-05-21  
3099 2003-04-10 2003-09-10  
3093 2002-10-15 2002-12-31  
3020 2002-04-30 2002-06-30  
2020 2001-10-31 2002-04-30  
1000 2001-03-06 2001-09-06  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2008-09-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2008-12-11
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2009-03-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2009-09-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2011-09-01


Superseded by  
Normative reference (6)  

(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.