Dec 1, 1997

Dosimetric Needs for Laboratory and Epidemiological Research in Non-thermal Effects of RF Electromagnetic Fields

Niels Kuster, “Dosimetric needs for laboratory and epidemiological research in non-thermal effects of RF electromagnetic fields,” in Non-Thermal Effects of RF Electromagnetic Fields, Proceedings of the International Seminar on Biological Effects of Non-Thermal Pulsed and Amplitude Modulated RF Electromagnetic Fields and Related Health Risks, Munich, Germany, November 20–21, 1996, J.H. Bernhardt, R. Matthes, M. H. Repacholi (eds.) ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) Publication, 3/97, pp. 27–34, 1997, ISBN 978-3-9804789-2-2


“Thermal effects of RF exposure are basically understood, although there are still a number of unresolved issues. Most standards limiting RF exposure are fundamentally based on the premise that adverse health effects are only established at thermal levels of RF exposure. At non-thermal levels, a number of reports are pointing to effects of RF on biological systems, which needs to be analysed thoroughly.

These proceedings compile the lectures of a seminar aiming at adressing these issues. It covers RF within the frequency range from 10 MHz to 300 GHz. A specific attention is given to the possible health effects related to the exposure to the pulse modulations of the RF fields emitted by the mobile telephones and their base stations. Other devices of interest include radars, identification systems and similar sources of low-level RF exposure.”

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