EMF BACKGROUND

In Romania, the problem of exposure to electromagnetic fields is regulated by law, according to the practices adopted also in the European Union. Thus, the Order of the Minister of Public Health no. 1193/2006 approving the Rules on limiting the exposure of population to electromagnetic fields ranging from 0 Hz to 300 GHz transposes Recommendation 1999/519/EC on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz), a reference document for all the EU Member States, endorsed by the Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

Electric equipment generate electromagnetic field throughout their functioning.

In Romania, the maximum allowed limits of electromagnetic fieldstrength are established in accordance with the practices adopted in the European Union. Thus, the Order of the Minister of Public Health no. 1193/2006 approving the Rules on limiting general public exposure to electromagnetic fields ranging from 0 Hz to 300 GHz transposes Recommendation 1999/519/EC on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0 Hz to 300 GHz), a reference document for all the EU member states, endorsed by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection  (INCIRP).

These fixed monitoring stations enable  ANCOM to measure the value of the electromagnetic fieldstrength, by comparison to the maximum reference level established by Order of the Minister of Public Health no.1193/2006.

The map measurements are performed in accordance with the provisions of ECC (02)04 on the methods for measuring non-ionising electromagnetic radiation.

ANCOM makes measurements exclusively in public areas, in accordance with its annual electromagnetic field measurement plan.

ANCOM cannot provide answers to questions such as the relationship between the measured values and the health status of the population. For such information, you should address public health intitutes and centres, as well as public health directorates, which are subordinated to the Ministry of Health.

So far, the measurements performed by ANCOM have not indicated levels exceeding the limits provided by the Order of the Minister of Public Health no. 1193/2006.