Noise and NIR Division

The Noise and Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR) Division seeks to protect human health and the environment from harmful impacts or nuisances due to noise or non-ionizing radiation (NIR). The legal basis is provided by the Noise Abatement Ordinance (NAO) and the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation (ONIR). The Division publishes overviews of emission/exposure levels, and it supports the cantonal and communal authorities in their enforcement activities.

The division is responsible for the topic:

The division consists of:

Last modification 09.02.2022

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Noise and NIR Division

Postal address
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 462 92 49

E-mail Noise
E-mail NIR

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