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Degausser Health & Safety

The health and safety of our customers is vitally important to us. We often receive questions concerning the health effects of magnetic fields to end users. If you have concerns, please review the following information. If you still have concerns, please feel free to Contact Us.

Magnetic Fields

There is no evidence suggesting adverse health effects due to exposure of magnetic fields. The World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences.
Furthermore, it is our philosophy that stray magnetic fields are wasted energy. We supply degaussers that contain the magnetic fields inside the machine where the magnetic fields are more productive.

Operator Safety

We supply Manufacturers' Degaussers that minimize operator involvement in the degaussing process, as per NSA requirements. Most machines require the user to insert the media, press start and remove the media at the end of the cycle, or insert the media, turn the electricity-free handle and remove the media after the cycle. These easy-to-operate designs have many advantages over commercial table-top or platform style degaussers that require users to be involved with the hard drive throughout the degaussing process:
  • Users concerned with magnetic fields can almost completely avoid them.
  • Users avoid intense interaction between Hard Disk Drives and Magnetic Fields produced by eddy currents
  • Users avoid flying objects from damaged media
  • Users operate equipment in peace and quiet

Medical Implants

For additional safety, users with any kind of medical implant should consult with a doctor before operating any degaussing equipment.

Environmental Considerations

Don Ruffles Limited is proud to be an environmentally friendly company, doing our bit to protect the environment for future generations. We are committed to Recycling, Energy Conservation and using Non-Toxic Products. In addition to our in-house efforts, the degaussers and destruction device equipment that we supply help you protect the environment by having little to no carbon footprint.

Degausser Recycling

To further our environmental stewardship, we also offer a Degausser Recycling Program, where we can take your outdated degaussers for recycling and in turn offer you a Trade-in Allowance towards the purchase of a new degausser.