Electrosmos also called electromagnetic radiation exposure is the colloquial term for the daily exposure of people and the environment to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields.
When do we speak of fields, when of waves or radiation?
Instead of the term "electromagnetic fields" the terms "electromagnetic waves" or "electromagnetic radiation" are also used. The different terms describe different physical properties:
- "Field" describes the spatial distribution of a force effect that can be exerted on electric charges and currents
- "Wave" describes the propagation of a time-varying field in space
- "Radiation" describes the transport of energy.
The compatibility of verifiable immissions of electromagnetic fields for the environment and, in particular, for the health compatibility and reasonableness of humans is referred to as electromagnetic environmental compatibility.
Approximately 8-12% of the population state that they experience such effects and are considered electrosensitive.