Terms that are frequently used in the knowledge pages are explained in the glossary. Many biological and medicinal terms are listed. This does not automatically mean that EMFs were a health problem. The connections between EMF, biology and health are shown in the topic pages.
In addition, we also recommend the glossary of the EMF-portal of the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.
- Electro-sensibility (EHS, IEI-EMF)
Electro-sensibility (electromagnetic hyper-sensibility - EHS; idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields - IEI-EMF) refers to the development of discomfort and clinical symptoms which the affected parties attribute to EMFs.
Electro-sensitivity is the ability of a person to perceive/feel electrical fields from power lines (or weak electric currents) even at low field strength.
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
An investigation whereby the electrical activity of the heart is measured and portrayed.
- Electroenzephalogram (EEG)
Graphical representation of the brain's electrical activity.
- Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields in the frequency spectrum between 0 Hz and 300 GHz. 0 Hz = DC fields; in the AC part of the spectrum, we differentiate between (extremely) low frequency, intermediate frequency and radio frequency fields.
- epidemiological studies
Studies that investigate the occurrence of illnesses.
Refers to when an organism is exposed to defined conditions/substances.