Hello .. the scientific reports on the radiation from induction cook tops is that the radiation is not in any way beamed or focused .. and it naturally dies to nothing at a distance of about one foot ..
SO you would have to stand for a while bending over an element, well within a one foot distance when there is no pan on the element , to get any effects from the radiation ..
Any thoughts, concerns??
I used electro sensor ( I bought it from amazon) to measure the electromagnetic field of the induction cooktop. Within the same distance, the electric cooktop has 0 milligause while the induction cooktop has 5 milligause when I was standing 2 feets away from it. That is why the radiation thing concerns me.
Is the induction cooktop getting popular these days? I am hesitate to accept this new technology unless a lot of people are using it. Thanks.
It will get popular if the builders and designers will use them in new homes .. otherwise they will have a very slow start .. here are a couple sites that discuss the radiation hazards
actually they have less radiation than the usual airport or grocery/ supermarket scanners
thanks for answering my questions. I have already studied these web site but I don't think these web sites are of any scientific value.
theinductionwebsite.com are compliled by people who are selling induction cooktops. they have to prove it is no harm otherwise how can they sell their stuff.
Well .. of all the things in your house that you use every day without thinking about it , the stove top is probably the least radiant of them all . You probably have a cell phone, maybe an blue ray ear piece that transmits to it. If you are in a northern climate you may have an electric blanket. Other possible emitters are electric shaver (400 - 1600 mg), hair dryers (200 to 1400mg), TV, stereo, computer, VCR, DVD, answering machine, electric toothbrush, all electric appliances, dimmer switches, fluorescent lights, compact fluorescent lamps, watered heaters, spas, hot tubs, jacuzzi, electric heaters, coffee machine.
The emittance for the stove top is minimal compared to any electrical appliance or device that uses a transformer for low voltage application, or operation.
And the likelihood that you, in the normal operation of the stove top, could position yourself in and remain in the danger zone for any amount of time is unlikely, unless trying to prove the effects. The other emitters in your home are more likely to have a greater effect on you. Just because this one is new and there are some reports, that does not diminish the apparent hazards of the devices that already surround you. Those devices are , in general, much more hazardous than the new stove top, which you measured at 5mg.
I am not trying to argue with you. However, the point is all the other things in my house emit EMF at the extremely low frequency, 60hz. However, the emf from the induction cooker is intermediate frequency, which is 20 khz.
Here is some information from World Health Organization:
There is nothing else in my house that has the same frequency as induction cooker. All the other applicances, except microwave, has 60 hz. I know microwave has higher frequency as well. However, it is shielded by the door of the microwave oven.
milligause is to one way to measure emf, however, the frequency is more important.
HMM .. so isn't the stove shielded by the pot you put on the stove ..
I personally believe that there is more hype than danger .. being here for 65 years with no ill effects and having worked in the electrical field for 35 years I sure have absorbed more than my share of emf's ./.