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Reference EN 62226-1:2005
Title Exposure to electric or magnetic fields in the low and intermediate frequency range - Methods for calculating the current density and internal electric field induced in the human body - Part 1: General
Project Number 15696
Abstract/Scope Provides means for demonstrating compliance with the basic restrictions on human exposure to low and intermediate frequency electric and magnetic fields specified in exposure standards or guidelines such as those produced by IEEE and ICNIRP. The object of EN 62226 is - to propose a more realistic approach to the modelling of the human exposure to low frequency electric and magnetic fields, using a set of models of growing complexity for the field emission source, or the human body or both; - to propose standardised values for the electrical parameters of organs in human body: electrical conductivity and permittivity and their variation with the frequency. The present basic standard does not aim at replacing the definitions and procedures specified in exposure standards or guidelines, such as those produced by IEEE or ICNIRP, but aims at providing additional procedures with a view to allowing compliance assessment with these documents. The present basic standard provides means for demonstrating compliance with the basic restrictions without having to go to the sophisticated models. Nevertheless, when the exposure conditions are well characterized (such as in product standards, for example) and when results from such models are available, they can be used for demonstrating compliance with EMF standards or guidelines.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2005-03-04
Current Stage code deadline 2005-11-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 106
Reference Document IEC 62226-1:2004 (EQV)
ICS 17.220.20 - Measurement of electrical and magnetic quantities
Keywords Electric field,Magnetic field; Human body; Current density
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6060 2005-03-04 2005-11-01 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
5099 2005-02-01 2005-05-01  
5061 2004-11-24 2005-02-01  
5020 2004-08-20 2004-10-22  
4099 2003-11-28 2004-01-31  
4020 2003-03-07 2003-08-08  
3099 2003-03-04 2003-03-07  

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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2005-02-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2005-03-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2005-05-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2005-11-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2008-02-01


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(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

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(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.