....which are the risks?
Definition of the term
The popular-scientific designation
"electro smog" is a comprehensive term for all electrical,
magnetic and electromagnetic rays which arise everywhere where electric
current flows or an electrical field exists. The most popular sources are
electrical installations, main power lines, elevator systems, industrial
plants, wireless transmitters, television and radio transmitters, mobile
telephones. radar and traffic supervision etc
In many structural objects such as
medical practices, hospitals, banks, insurance, industry, authorities, computing
centers etc. exist risks for the health of humans, for processing and data
security, the risks for disturbance of the enterprise or the technical
Risks for humans
Depending on strength of the
electromagnetic waves and depending on the degree of sensitivity of the
individual to such radiation the well being and the health are impaired.
Until today there are no reliable scientific studies on possible long-term
damage, caused by electromagnetic waves.
However, more and more people do not want
to wait for these results and they have started to protect themselves in
their homes against such kind of radiation. They also expect that the same
kind of precautionary measures are taken in public buildings. It is
extremely important to protect humans in hospitals from the exposure to
the damaging electric fields. In future more and more hotels will be
offering protected rooms for their guests.
Risks for technical devices
The regulations and the
possibilities of equipment protection against disturbing electromagnetic
waves always limp remarkably behind the technical development and the
rapidly growing electrification of our daily life. The omnipresent handy
and handy antennas increase the risks for technical devices and
installations. In intensive care areas as for example in hospitals or
laboratories there are many electronic devices for diagnostics, monitoring,
treatment etc. Disturbances from any source will have catastrophic
Risks for data processing
Unexplainable disturbances of
computers and networks belong to the everyday life. The awareness regarding
the risks of electro magnetically perturbing fields is growing among the responsible
Risks for data security
IT equipment is relatively easy to
protect from outside disturbances. In England several cases of data
terrorism (blackmail) have become known.
A topic of growing importance is the data
security against espionage . Most
computer screens, graphic cards and video maps can be easily tapped within
a distance of 30 - 100 meters. The more sensitive the data which is
processed the higher the risks.