Nov 29, 2004

Final Report on REFLEX and Project Summary Now Available

REFLEX (Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards from Low Energy Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure Using Sensitive in vitro Methods) was a 3-year joint research project within the 5th EU Framework Program. Among the 12 participating research groups, the IT'IS Foundation/ETH was responsible for providing the exposures (signal definitions, exposure setups and technical quality assurance) of all subprojects. Direct comparison of the results was possible between the participants by maintaining common, strictly controlled exposure conditions. REFLEX reported several genotoxic effects as well as effects on gene expression.
The IT'IS Foundation is committed to conducting replications and extensions with the utmost scientific scrutiny in the shortest possible time. Experiments are currently being conducted at the BioCenter in Basel, the Department of Human Biology and Genetics at the University of Kaiserslautern and the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority.