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EMF monitoring : concepts, activities, gaps and options

Dürrenberger, Gregor and Fröhlich, Jürg and Röösli, Martin and Mattsson, Mats-Olof. (2014) EMF monitoring : concepts, activities, gaps and options. International journal of environmental research and public health, Vol. 11, H. 9. pp. 9460-9479.

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Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6319280

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Abstract

Exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) is a cause of concern for many people. The topic will likely remain for the foreseeable future on the scientific and political agenda, since emissions continue to change in characteristics and levels due to new infrastructure deployments, smart environments and novel wireless devices. Until now, systematic and coordinated efforts to monitor EMF exposure are rare. Furthermore, virtually nothing is known about personal exposure levels. This lack of knowledge is detrimental for any evidence-based risk, exposure and health policy, management and communication. The main objective of the paper is to review the current state of EMF exposure monitoring activities in Europe, to comment on the scientific challenges and deficiencies, and to describe appropriate strategies and tools for EMF exposure assessment and monitoring to be used to support epidemiological health research and to help policy makers, administrators, industry and consumer representatives to base their decisions and communication activities on facts and data.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Environmental Exposures and Health > Physical Hazards and Health (Röösli)
UniBasel Contributors:Röösli, Martin
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Molecular Diversity Preservation International]
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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