Non-ionizing radiation, known also a electromagnetic radiation, is not capable to cause ionization, but capable to affect the cells electrically, chemically and thermally.
In this category are included:
- the static electric and magnetic fields, as those encountered in the natural environment,
- the low frequency electric and magnetic fields arising in the vicinity of electric power installations,
- the radiowaves and the microwave frequency fields (e.g. radio and television antennas, mobile phones base stations, radar systems),
- the infrared radiation,
- the optical radiation (the visible light),
- the ultraviolet (UV) radiation.