Non-ionising Radiation

Non-ionising radiation includes electric and magnetic fields, radio waves, microwaves, infrared, near ultraviolet, and visible radiation.

Effects include:

  • ultraviolet may be carcinogenic
  • near ultraviolet and visible light - may cause photo-chemical or burn damage to eyes, skin
  • infrared - may cause burn damage to eyes, skin
  • microwave and radiofrequency - may cause heating effects on tissues
  • lower frequencies - may cause charge accumulation on body surface