Newsletter BERENIS - Special Issue January 2021

This special issue of the BERENIS newsletter contains an up-to-date assessment of a possible correlation between oxidative stress and exposure to magnetic and electromagnetic fields and their putative effects on health. For this purpose, relevant animal and cell studies published between 2010 and 2020 were identified and summarized. An extended report presenting these recent studies in more detail will be published soon by the FOEN. This special issue contains a short version of the report.


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. 


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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