I have been thinking about using EL wire in our house as a night light but I am concerned about electromagnetic compatibility and possible adverse effects on the inhabitants (we).
You can see these EL wires driven by cheap chinese inverters. So given that the operating point typically is at 100V(AC), 1kHz, 100mA (and I am probably going to use several EL wires), I think the EMC concerns might well be justified.
But I just can't find anything about EMC/biocompatibility and EL wires. There are YouTube videos of people innocently wearing EL wire close to their body (of course there is no immediate harm if the inverters have proper current limiting, but probably something mure subtle like cancer risk in 10 years or something), and the thought of having 100V close to my skin makes me a little uneasy. There are also videos where you can literally hear the inverter buzzing.
Are there any investigations about the topic? Which EMC regulations could apply? Are there probably directives regarding the use of electroluminescence in medical devices?
Sorry for being so unspecific, but I honestly don't know where to begin in order to judge whether it is advisable to have EL wire operating near your family.