Journal article

Modeling the Effect of Adverse Environmental Conditions and Clothing on Temperature Rise in a Human Body Exposed to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Stephen M Moore, Robert L McIntosh, Steve Iskra, Andrew W Wood

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

This study considers the computationally determined thermal profile of a fully clothed, finely discretized, heterogeneous human body model, subject to the maximum allowable reference level for a 1-GHz radio frequency electromagnetic field for a worker, and also subject to adverse environmental conditions, including high humidity and high ambient temperature. An initial observation is that while electromagnetic fields at the occupational safety limit will contribute an additional thermal load to the tissues, and subsequently, cause an elevated temperature, the magnitude of this effect is far outweighed by that due to the conditions including the ambient temperature, relative humidity, and the..

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