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Environmental Health Investigations Branch


The California Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) Program was a research, education, and technical assistance program concerned with the possible health effects of electric and magnetic fields from powerlines, appliances, and other uses of electricity. Our goal was to find a rational and fair approach to deal with the potential risks, if any, of exposure to EMF. We do this through research, policy analysis, and education. Please note that funding for the EMF Program ended in the mid-2000s; the Program no longer exists. Materials developed under the auspices of the EMF Program are provided here for historical reference only.

General Information on Electric and Magnetic Fields
Select this option to look at educational materials including California EMF Program fact sheets and other information on EMF and related health issues for individuals, schools, government agencies, and professional organizations.

Program Activities and Products
Select this option to access program products (including technical and scientific reports, report summaries, newsletters, and other materials), for more detailed information on our Research and Education/Technical Assistance Units, or to learn more about public and stakeholder involvement in our program.

About the California EMF Program
Select this option for a summary of the program's history, structure, and management.

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