Post by Professor Lake Shore on Jan 31, 2017 17:45:15 GMT -5
Are there any health concerns associated with working with the magnetic field generated by the electromagnet of a VSM?
It is normal to be concerned because the fields are relatively high. But with a VSM, only a DC field is generated, which will not induce currents in the human body. (In contrast, variable AC fields – for example, the fields generated by RF inductors – will induce currents in the tissue of the body and are dangerous.) But it should be noted that anyone with a heart pacemaker or other medical implants will be affected by any magnetic field and they should not go near an electromagnet. Fringe fields of any type are hazardous to these types of medical devices.