Established 17 October 2017 at a public meeting in Oxford, England, IGNIR (International Guidelines on Non-Ionising Radiation) is an independent organisation, providing scientific advice and guidance on the health and environmental effects of man-made non-ionising radiation.  Its aim is to protect people and the environment from detrimental exposure.  This comprises of two functions:

1.          To provide advice about appropriate safety levels for man-made electromagnetic exposure

2.          To assess published guidelines on man-made electromagnetic exposure and make its own recommendations as to which are appropriate

3. Provide practical and reliable assessment guidelines for surveyors and building biologists.

IGNIR is developing a set of Guidelines for electromagnetic exposure based on EUROPAEM EMF Guidelines 2016.

It has three guideline groupings: Day (D), Night (N) and Sensitive (S), covering three frequency ranges: Extremely Low Frequency (ELF), Very Low Frequency (VLF) and Radiofrequency (RF).

Electromagnetic (EM) hygiene and safety involves minimising exposure levels that can be toxic to the environment and human health. This guidance is based on the international EUROPAEM Guidelines 2016. Although at present there are no assured safe levels of man-made EM exposure, and studies continue to show harm to living systems at very small exposure values, this guidance aims to help achieve substantial reduction in EM exposure.

IGNIR’s Guidelines are aimed to also help protect sensitive groups such as children, the elderly, fetuses, pregnant women, those with co-morbidity, body metal work and people with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS).


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