Thanks for your very helpful response.
I think it would be really useful to post a link - or the document itself - to the list. As a member of Manchester Libraries I am able to read a copy online but it hasn't helped my understanding very much as it states,
"This European Standard has to be read in conjunction with EN 62369-1:2009 “Evaluation of human exposure to electromagnetic fields from short range devices (SRDs) in various applications over the frequency range
0 GHz to 300 GHz - Part 1: Fields produced by devices used for electronic article surveillance, radio frequency identification and similar systems”.
which I can't trace at the moment. Do you perhaps have a copy of that as well?
I'd welcome statements from some of the other RFID suppliers that subscribe to this list. I have never heard of any problems with radiation before - not even from ISNG when I visited your offices in Vicenza. Since the standard has been in existence for almost ten years (revised and updated in 2010) I would have expected to have heard rather more about it before now. Is this a response to new Italian legislation or a belt and braces response to a long standing problem?
Thanks a lot
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Subject: Re: RFID & Pacemakers
The discussion of pacemakers is rather tricky because it involves people and not books. ISNG, the company I work for, certifies our gates via a CE certification process which involves not only performance but also human exposure. The name of this this test is EN 50364. There are several ways to get a gate CE certified so it may be possible to skip this step during the certification process. ISNG chose to test our gates for human exposure to ensure that radiation generated would be below harmful levels. ISNG passed and we are content that are gates do not harm pacemakers. With that said, for the concerns of both the libraries and their patrons we offer decals which instruct that those people with pacemakers should avoid the main entrance of the library due to radiation. If you would like to see the EN 50364, I would be glad to send you a copy.
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