On June 17 of this year Microwave News reported that the IEEE EMF & RF Standards Are Now downloadable for free. ( http://www.microwavenews.com/ShortTakes.html ) This charitable act act is brought to the world by the US Naval Surface Warfare Center who is sponsoring the downloads of five IEEE standards, including those for RF/MW.
Further to this, on September 14, 2011, C.K Chou, longtime research scientist for that paragon of spin, Motorola, sent out an email to members of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) announcing much the same. That email is copied below.
Note that Chou’s email address is from the BEMS, not Motorola’s. With all the financial problems facing Motorola perhaps Chou has had to seek greener pastures. Now, if you happen to like military get-togethers to discuss the good old days BEMS is turning out to be the place to go. See MWN,June 21: “U.S. Researchers: Heading Towards Extinction”
Note that David Black from New Zealand is president-elect of BEMS. He will be in good company but perhaps it’s like taking over the helm of a sinking ship.
From the CHEEMF list: (Note Bold below)
From: “C.K. Chou” office @bems.org
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:18:22 -0400
Subject: Select IEEE C95™ Standards Available at No Cost through IEEE
Get IEEE C95™ STANDARDS: Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to
Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
Over the past few decades applications of electrical and electromagnetic
energy continue to improve our quality of life, e.g., electric lighting,
radio and TV broadcasting, microwave ovens, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),
mobile telephones, Wi-Fi, and Smart Meters, etc.. Occasionally questions
regarding safety of new technologies arise following their introduction.
For more than 50 years, IEEE SCC39 (International Committee on
Electromagnetic Safety-ICES) and its predecessor (ANSI Accredited Standards
Committee C95) have been developing recommended exposure limits and
assessment methods to help protect against established adverse health effects
associated with exposure to the electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields
produced by these technologies.
Because of interest raised by the public and others, the following IEEE
C95™standards are now publicly available at no cost through the IEEE Get
• IEEE C95.1™-2005 – Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to
Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz
• IEEE C95.3™-2002 – Measurements and Computations of Radio Frequency
Electromagnetic Fields with Respect to Human Exposure to Such Fields, 100
• IEEE C95.3.1™-2010 – Measurements and Computations of Electric,
Magnetic, and Electromagnetic Fields with Respect to Human Exposure to Such
Fields, 0 Hz to 100 kHz
• IEEE C95.6™-2002 – Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to
Electromagnetic Fields, 0-3 kHz
• IEEE C95.7™-2005 – Radio Frequency Safety Programs – 3 kHz to 300 GHz
To access these standards,
*Access to the above IEEE C95 standards has been sponsored by the United
States Navy, United States Air Force, and United States Army. Sponsorship of
the “Get IEEE C95” no-cost-to-public web access of the IEEE C95 standards
does not imply that the Department of Defense nor its Component Services
endorse or are obligated in any manner to adopt the covered standards current
or future versions.
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