Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are created around all electrical and mobile telecommunications equipment. They are associated with many of the technologies we take for granted in modern society, from boiling a kettle to using our mobile phones. Such technologies have become so widespread that it is difficult to imagine our society without them.

The EPA is responsible for the provision of advice and guidance in relation to public exposure to electromagnetic fields. The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) is responsible for national policy regarding EMF. The Health & Safety Authority (HSA) regulates exposure to EMF in the workplace. 

Answers to some frequently asked questions regarding EMF can be found on the DCCAE's website.

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What is EMF?

EMF & Health

EPA's Role in EMF

Other Agencies Dealing With EMF