EME and You

Electromagnetic Energy (EME) is a part of everyday life.

Electromagnetic Energy (EME) is emitted in the natural environment from sources like the sun and the earth’s atmosphere but can also refer to energy emitted by artificial sources or from everyday items like radios, televisions, toasters, fridges and lightbulbs. The type of EME used in these everyday items is Radio Frequency EME (RF EME).

RF EME also plays an important part in telecommunications networks, and is used to send and receive information. This is how it’s possible to make a phone call or send a text message.

The Australian Government strictly regulates RF EME emissions from telecommunications networks to protect the health and safety of Australians, while also allowing our communities to benefit from modern telecommunications.

Want to learn more about electromagnetic energy (EME) from telecommunications? This video shows you how EME from telecommunications works in every day settings.