Mitigation of extremely low frequency magnetic fields from electrical installations in high-rise buildings

A. Amadeh, B. Pahlevani, S. Heshmati-Manesh

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The health impacts on people exposed to power line generated magnetic fields remains somewhat controversial. Under certain circumstances, such extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields also arise in high-rise buildings in Hong Kong, causing interference with sensitive equipment, and with it concerns about the potential health impacts on affected persons. Due to a general lack of awareness electrical design and installation engineers rarely consider the issue. This paper discusses the problem of ELF fields generated by a building's electrical distribution system, and provides simplified analytical techniques that lead to practical solutions for eliminating interference problems as well as reducing concerns about health impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-775
Number of pages7
JournalBuilding and Environment
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Building electrical installations
  • Electromagnetic interference
  • ELF magnetic fields
  • Health concerns
  • Mitigation measures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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