Non-Ionising Radiation Section (NIR)

The Section
  • is responsible at the federal level for the protection against non-ionising radiation (NIR) produced by fixed installations, such as mobile telephone base stations, radio transmitters, power transmission lines, railway power supply facilities, radars, etc.;
  • follows the scientific work on the effects of NIR on the environment and human health and periodically assesses the health risks associated with NIR;
  • supports the enforcement activities of the federal and cantonal authorities and provides appropriate aids to promote efficient and consistent enforcement;
  • is responsible for studying and assessing environmental exposure to NIR (immissions);
  • provides scientific and technical foundations for policymakers so as to promote the development of protection against NIR.

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Personnel

Alexander Reichenbach

Alexander Reichenbach
Position:
head of section
Responsibilities: technical and administrative management
Tel.:
+41 58 463 84 08
E-mail: alexander.reichenbach@bafu.admin.ch

Joseph Al Ahmar
Responsibilities:
Technical and scientific matters in the area of low-frequency NIR, high-voltage power lines, transformers, Calculation and measurement methods, project assessments
Tel.: +41 58 480 87 05
E-mail:
joseph.alahmar@bafu.admin.ch

Saskia Bourgeois Stöckli
Responsibilities: Technical and scientific matters relating to railway infrastructure, light emissions
Tel.: +41 58 466 77 58
E-malil: saskia.bourgeoisstoeckli@bafu.admin.ch

Frank Brügger
Responsibilities:
Technical and scientific matters in the area of low-frequency NIR, high-voltage power lines, transformers, domestic installations; Calculation and measurement methods, project assessments
Tel.: +41 58 462 93 81
E-mail: frank.bruegger@bafu.admin.ch

Andreas Siegenthaler
Responsibilities: Technical and scientific matters relating to high-frequency NIR; Transmitters for telecommunications and air traffic control; Calculation and measurement methods; Project assessments
Tel.: +41 58 464 34 17
E-mail: andreas.siegenthaler@bafu.admin.ch

Contact
Last modification 06.02.2019

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Contact

Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Noise and NIR Division

Postal address
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices
Worblentalstrasse 68, 3063 Ittigen

Tel.: +41 58 462 92 49
Fax: +41 58 463 03 72

E-mail Noise
E-mail NIR

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