Research encouragement

03.03.2023 - The FOEN launched a call for projects in 2022 to promote research on the effects of non-ionizing radiation (NIR) on health and the environment. The call aimed to support research projects that investigate health or biological effects of NIR. In total, six research projects on different topics will start at the end of 2022 / beginning of 2023.

Mobile Radio and Radiation

Report "Mobile Radio and Radiation" by the working group on Mobile Radio and Radiation

28.11.2019 – In Switzerland the introduction of 5th generation mobile radio technology (5G) has begun. This report (PDF, 694 kB, 28.11.2019) describes technical facts about 5G, addresses the operation of the Swiss mobile radio networks and their regulation, estimates the exposure of the population to non-ionising radiation (NIR) and summarises the scientific findings on possible health consequences. 


Newsletter BERENIS

Newsletter BERENIS - March 2023

09.03.2023 - In the period from mid of April 2022 to mid of July 2022, 128 new publications have been identified, and four of these were discussed in depth by BERENIS. Based on the selection criteria, two of these publications were selected as the most relevant ones. Their summaries and assessments are provided below.


At a glance

Power lines

How strong are the electric and magnetic fields around power lines?

Impacts of electrosmog

What are the known electrosmog impacts on humans? Where do research gaps still exist?

Light emissions

Which impacts can artificial light have on nocturnal animals and humans?

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