Exposure limits in specific countries

Some countries have exposure limits, some do not - see a worldwide compilation. Some countries have attracted particular interest because of the situation regarding exposure limits in them and we give details separately.  Where available we provide the source documents.

Australia

Details of the "Logan" case.

Austria

Undergrounding in the Salzburg area.

Germany

National limits, and a recent development not directly to do with EMFs.

Italy

National precautionary limits and even tighter restrictions in some regions.

Netherlands

National government recommendations to local authorities to restrict development near power lines.

Scandinavia

Precautionary policies described in different ways.

Switzerland

National precautionary limits.

All other countries

We maintain a list of all countries with exposure limits that we are aware of.

In addition, Eurelectric also maintains a compilation of power-frequency exposure limits in different countries based on our data. The World Health Organization also has a database of exposure standards.