Since the summer, a few interesting international workshops have taken place. The one held by COST EMF-MED in October in Vienna dealt with topics such as the safety of medical, esthetic and cosmetic devices using electromagnetic fields.
Another international workshop, held by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) on 12–14 December in Munich, focused on the relationship between neurodegenerative diseases and magnetic field exposure.
The new Finnish radiation legislation is still in preparation. The new radiation act and the decree on non-ionizing radiation are expected to come into force during 2018.
I have found interesting scientific publications for this bulletin. The first one is a CIGRE Reference Paper, basically a statement based on studies carried out on electric and magnetic fields so far. CIGRE, or the Council on Large Electric Systems, is an international non-profit association that actively monitors the health effects of electric power systems.
For example, papers explore topics such as the exposure of adolescents to magnetic fields in Israel and the investigation of electromagnetic hypersensitivity, with the help of participants using mobile exposure units at home. The final paper on neonatal incubators was included because electromagnetic fields, in this context, is an issue that has evoked some interest among researchers in recent years.
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