Be aware of low-frequency electric and magnetic fields with the ELF-VLF 3830 Meter
Extremely low frequency magnetic fields have been classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organisation. More research needs to be done to establish a causal link. However, if you’re concerned about potential long-term health effects of exposure to low frequency electric and magnetic fields, this meter will help you easily detect them. You can then take remedial action in your home if needed.
Low frequency fields can come from a wide range of sources. Here are a few examples:
- Overhead power lines
- Mains electricity
- Energy saving lamps
- Electronic dimmers
- Electrical appliances
- Electricity from neighbouring homes
If you think these fields could be affecting you, or you simply want to reduce your exposure, the Low Frequency Analyser can help. It enables you to quickly identify the source and intensity of the field(s), so that you can take action to reduce your exposure. For example, if a high field is detected near to your favourite chair, you may wish to consider moving it to a lower-exposure area.
An electrical field is present in all live wires, whether or not the appliance is in use. Magnetic fields are only there when an appliance is in operation .
The Low Frequency Analyser will detect electric and magnetic fields at low frequencies (between 16Hz and 100KHz) with an approximate accuracy of +- 2%. The meter measures magnetic flux density (unidimensional) between 1-1999 nT (nanotesla). The measurement range for electric field strength is 1-1999V/m (volts per metre).
If you are looking to measure radio-frequency fields, for example from Wi-Fi and smartphones, you might prefer meters that measure higher frequencies like this one.
Sound signals help to alert you to the intensity of the fields
Along with a digital reading, the meter will also give off a sound signal to show how strong the fields are. With a ‘Geiger-counter effect’, the sound increases with the strength of the field. This makes it easy for even beginners to interpret the results given by this meter. You can turn the sound off if you prefer.
The meter uses a 9 volt alkaline manganese battery (one supplied) which lasts on average 24-36 hours of operation.
 Source: http://www.arpansa.gov.au/radiationprotection/factsheets/is_magfields.cfm