A popular woodworking magazine published a letter a few months ago from a guy whose doctor said he could no longer use his woodworking machinery because of his pacemaker. If that was me, I don’t know if I’d take that advice sitting down — I’d probably try to measure the fields with a meter like this one from AlphaLab to see if there actually was a danger or if I could shield the machinery somehow.
Made in the USA, AlphaLab’s TriField meter measures magnetic, electric, and radio/microwave field strength continuously on its analog meter. The device is sensitive to electric and magnetic fields regardless of orientation because it uses three mutually perpendicular coils in AlphaLab’s unique network configuration. The included 9V battery lasts for about ten hours of continuous use.
Look to pay about $130 for the meter.