Magnetic Flux Shielding

Written by Tara Peris
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Magnetic flux shielding is a practice that shields people from the effects of radiation. Made from permeable metal alloys that literally shield people from the impact of the magnetic field, these devices are used all over the country. From school zones to business districts, they are integral to protecting public safety in high traffic zones.

Protecting Public Safety

The adverse effects of radiation exposure are well documented and well known. Few people, however, recognize that the electromagnetic fields that produce radiation exist in public places everywhere. Electrical wires and transformer vaults are common sources of magnetic fields, but these fields come in all shapes and sizes and are found in both rural and urban areas.

This is because magnetic fields are integral to most modern technology. We need them for microwaves, radios, cell phones, and a good deal more. At low frequencies, these fields can be problematic because they can botch some computer and electrical functioning. At high frequencies, the consequences can be much more dire. Indeed, a number of epidemiological studies are underway to examine the effects of radiation exposure on health and human development.

Concerns about public safety have prompted legislation that requires businesses and property owners to evaluate nearby magnetic sources and to take steps to shield employees and tenants from them. Magnetic flux shielding is among the easiest and most effective ways to block the harmful effects of radiation. The shields can be used in a variety of settings to protect against any magnetic energy source.


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