Exposure to non-ionising radiation has become almost unavoidable. Electric devices produce extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) and radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) are used for wireless communication. Both types of non-ionising radiation are suspected to impair human health. Using epidemiological methods, including personal measurements, Swiss TPH experts scrutinise a variety of potential health consequences, ranging from tumours to sleep disturbances. The possible biological pathways of non-ionising radiation are elucidated by means of bioinformatics.
Indepth Evaluation of Children’s Exposure to Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields and Implications for Health Risk of New Technologies
Swiss TPH epidemiologists develop a model based on the exposure data from 6-12 years old children, including activity and geographic (GPS) information. Combined with other stochastic models, this allows them to investigate the health impact of new technologies on the children’s exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields.