Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Society
Committee on Man and
E. Hawthorne Avenue
Tel: (509) 684-9999
L. Meltz, PhD
San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
Tel: (210) 872-2275
R C Petersen
Tel: (908) 470-9230
W. Blick, PhD
Charter (Word 2010)
Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) is a group of experts on health and safety
issues related to electromagnetic fields, from powerline
through microwave frequency ranges.
is a Technical Committee of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
(EMBS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). It reports
to the EMBS President and Administrative Committee.
primary area of interest is biological effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic
radiation. It examines and interprets the biological effects and presents its findings
in an authoritative manner, usually in Technical Information Statements (TIS's)
or Position Papers. These papers are subject to an extensive review process
within the Committee and represent the consensus of the Committee
does not establish safety standards, but it has an interest in the standards
activity within its scope.
is a list of the published COMAR Papers on human exposure to electromagnetic
energy. The papers represent the broad consensus of the COMAR membership.
COMAR Reports and
Soon to be published:
Safety and Electric Utility Smart Meters
Technical Information Statement: Expert Reviews on Potential Health
Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields and Comments on the BioInitiative Report. Health Physics 97(4):348-356,
Technical Information Statement: Exposure of medical personnel to
electromagnetic fields from open magnetic resonance imaging systems. Health
Physics 89(6):684-689, 2005.
Technical Information Statement: The IEEE exposure limits for radiofrequency
and microwave energy. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Mar/Apr 114-121, 2005.
Letter: Cellphones pose no gas station
hazard, IEEE Spectrum: April 2004.
hypersensitivity - - A COMAR technical information statement, IEEE Eng. Med.
Biol. Sept/Oct 173-175, 2002.
"USE OF 'PROTECTIVE DEVICES' FOR CELLULAR
TELEPHONES" in IEEE
in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 21:105-106 (2002)
Spanish Version Utilización de "dispositivos de
protección" para teléfonos móviles
exposure to radio frequency and microwave radiation from portable and mobile
telephones and other wireless communication devices -- A COMAR technical
information statement. IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. Jan/Feb 128-131, 2001
Spanish Version Exposición humana a la radiación de radiofrecuencia y microondas generada por teléfonos móviles
y otros dispositivos de comunicación inalámbricos
ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH BASE STATIONS USED FOR PERSONAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Spanish Version Consideraciones sobre la seguridad de las estaciones base de telefonía móvil
Hazards From Exposure to Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields"
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Vol 19 (1)
pp. 131-137 (January-February 2000)
Exposure to Electric and Magnetic Fields from RF Sealers and Dielectric
Heaters" IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Vol. 18 (1) pp. 88-90
(January - February 1999)
Interference with Medical Devices" IEEE Engineering in Medicine and
Biology Magazine 17(3): 111-114, 1998.
Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields from Video Display Terminals" IEEE
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 16(3): 87-92, 1997.
Report by John M. Osepchuk "COMAR after 25
Years: Still a Challenge!" in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Magazine 15(3):120-125, 1996.
Report by Ruth Miller "Unfounded Fears: The Great Power-Line Cover-Up
Exposed- Part I"" in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Magazine 15(1):116-120, 1996.
Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields from High Definition Television (HDTV)
Broadcasting" in IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Exposure to Microwaves and Other RF Electromagnetic Fields" in IEEE
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine 14(3):336-337, 1995.
Commentary by COMAR Members -- Not COMAR Reports
Is there a link
between exposure to power-frequency electric fields and cancer? J. E. Moulder and K. R. Foster, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and
Biology Magazine, 18(2):109-117 (1999)