Accession Number : ADP004970

Title :   Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Guidelines in the Federal Republic of Germany,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s) : Hofmann,K. W.

Report Date : APR 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The main goal of this summarized report is to present the German Safety Rules as published a few weeks ago and to provide some background information. The standard to be presented here is registered as DIN 57848/VDE 0848 and is divided into four parts: Part 1: DIN 57848/VDE 0848 Part 1 Hazards from Electromagnetic Fields Methods for Measurement and Calculation - Part 1 includes instructions on how to take measurements and how to do calculations for getting comparable results. This part is valid since 1 February 1982. Part 2 DIN 57848/VDE 0848 Part 2 Hazards from Electromagnetic Fields Protection of Persons in the Frequency range from 10 kHz to 3000 GHz - Part 2, which is of interest here, is valid since 1 July 1984. It is concerned mainly with direct effects, excluding indirect effects, respectively referring to other standards (e.g., VDE 0866, which deals with shock-hazard voltage). Part 2 of the standard does not treat prosthetic devices (e.g., pace-makers and/or other electronics) because these questions are still in discussion. Part 3: DIN 57848/VDE 0848 Part 3 Hazards from Electromagnetic Fields Protection against Explosive - Part 3 is still under discussion. There exists only a first draft of August 1983. It includes guidelines for the protection against explosive gas-air mixtures, ignitable by sparks at spacings between receiving parts; for instance, metallic constructions at service stations, refineries, etc. Part 4 of DTN 57848 deals with electroexplosive devices (unintended ignition from RF fields) and is still under consideration.

Descriptors :   *RADIATION PROTECTION, *ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, *SAFETY, REGULATIONS, STANDARDS, RADIATION HAZARDS, DOSIMETRY, FREQUENCY, EXPLOSIVES, WEST GERMANY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE