Health measures against magnetic field exposure


Superconducting Maglev's magnetic field has no health impact

The magnetic field generated by the Superconducting Maglev has no impact on health, as it is controlled with various measures to keep it below the standards established in international guidelines (ICNIRP Guidelines). The standards are set at approx. 1/5 to 1/10 the level that could affect the human body.

Countermeasures for magnetic field generated

The Superconducting Maglev has magnetic shields on vehicle and passenger embarkation / disembarkation facilities to keep the level of magnetic field in train cars and station platforms significantly below the values set out in the ICNIRP Guidelines. As for wayside magnetic fields, land acquisition for Maglev construction was carried out to acquire enough land so the level of magnetic field at site boundaries is below the Guideline values.

Schematic diagram showing locations where magnetic shields are installed