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Radiation

Electromagnetic radiation is radiation which is emitted during the use or operation of a radiation source and creates an electromagnetic field in its near or distant surroundings, thereby posing a risk of causing adverse effects for humans and the biosphere. The near field is the part of the electromagnetic field nearest to a radiation source, where a plane wave has not yet evolved. The far field is the electromagnetic field in the impact area of a radiation source beyond the near field. In that zone a plane wave has developed.

A radiation source is a high-voltage transformer, electricity substation, above- or below-ground electric power line for electricity transmission, wireless communication transmitting system, radio or television transmitter, radar or other device or installation, the use or operation of which burdens the environment with:

  • low-frequency electromagnetic radiation from 0 Hz to 10kHz (hereinafter: low-frequency radiation source), operating at a nominal voltage exceeding 1kV; or
  • high-frequency electromagnetic radiation from 10 kHz to 300 GHz with a maximum output power exceeding 100 W (hereinafter: high-frequency radiation source). An amateur radio station is not considered a radiation source. In the field of electromagnetic radiation, the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia conducts the following procedures:
  • issues authorisations for the implementation of initial measurements and operational monitoring in accordance with the Rules on initial measurements and operational monitoring of sources of electromagnetic radiation, and on conditions for their implementation
  • keeps a list of commissioners for the implementation of initial measurements and operational monitoring of sources of electromagnetic radiation
  • gathers and processes reports on initial measurements and operational monitoring of sources of electromagnetic radiation

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SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 1 4784 000
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