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.
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.
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.
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