Radiofrequency Radiation Safety Guidelines in the Federal Republic of Germany,
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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 57848VDE 0848 and is divided into four parts Part 1 DIN 57848VDE 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 57848VDE 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 andor other electronics because these questions are still in discussion. Part 3 DIN 57848VDE 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.