The following Technical
Information Statements (TIS) were developed by IEEE entities (other than
expertise in the relevant subject field for purposes of public information
and to increase awareness of specific technology issues. IEEE-USA
assists in their dissemination.
Technical Information Statements are defined as
documents that provide, for the public, accurate and comprehensive discussion of
technical topics and their relationships to a subject or subjects of public concern and is
intended to aid public and government bodies in their decision making. They are
differentiated from Technology Policy Statements, which are position statements adopted by
IEEE-USA or other entities and which recommend "specific actions or choices for a
subject where technical and non-technical issues should be considered by public and
government bodies in their decision making." IEEE-USA references
IEEE technical information statements and utilizes the expertise of TIS
authors when developing position statements on related subjects.
Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields
The Committee on Man and Radiation
(COMAR) is a
Technical Committee of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) of the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). COMAR is comprised of experts in
the field of biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation. Here is a list of COMAR's current technical information statements:
Exposure Limits for Radiofrequency and Microwave Energy, IEEE
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine (March/April 2005), pp.
of Medical Personnel to Electromagnetic Fields From Open Resonance
Imaging Systems, Health Physics 89(6):684-689, 2005.
Hypersensitivity, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Magazine (Sept/Oct 2002), pp. 173-175.
of 'Protective Devices' For Cellular Telephones, IEEE in
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 21 (2002), pp. 105-106.
Exposure to Radio Frequency and Microwave Radiation from Portable and
Mobile Telephones and Other Wireless Communication Devices (Sept.
Issues Associated with Base Stations Used for Personal Wireless
Communications (Sept. 2000)
Hazards From Exposure to Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields,
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology, Vol 19 (1)
(January-February 2000), pp. 131-137.
Exposure to Electric and Magnetic Fields from RF Sealers and
Dielectric Heaters, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Vol.
18 (1) (January - February 1999), pp. 88-90.
Interference with Medical Devices, IEEE Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Magazine 17(3) (1998), pp. 111-114.
Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields from Video Display Terminals,
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 16(3) (1997), pp.
Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields from High Definition Television
(HDTV) Broadcasting, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Magazine 14(5) (1995), pp. 650-651.
Exposure to Microwaves and Other RF Electromagnetic Fields, IEEE
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 14(3) (1995), pp.
IEEE entities who have developed Technical
Information Statements that they would like to appear in this archive should contact Chris
Brantley, email@example.com with details,
including information for linking to the current TIS on the World Wide Web and/or the HTML
coded text of the statement to be hosted at this web site.
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