Research encouragement

The FOEN has launched a call for proposals to promote research on the effects of non-ionising radiation (NIR) on health and the environment. The call for proposals aims to support research projects that investigate various health topics or questions relating to biological effects of NIR.
Research institutes are invited to submit project outlines by 15 May 2022.

More information about the call for proposals here: Call for proposals Funding of research on the effects of non-ionising radiation on health and the environment (PDF, 469 kB, 15.03.2022)

Pre-proposal template (DOC, 109 kB, 15.03.2022) and form for the evaluation of an Instate mandate (in French (DOC, 39 kB, 15.03.2022), in German (DOC, 40 kB, 15.03.2022))

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 2022

In the period from beginning of May to end of July 2021, 106 new publications have been identified, and six 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. In addition, a study on risk perception of 5G (Frey 2021) is discussed. This publication was initially identified as a preprint version at the end of 2020, and has been published as a peer-reviewed paper in September 2021.


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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