In the previous bulletin, I mentioned that the BioEM2021 conference would be held online, and possibly also in a new location in Europe in June 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation has changed once again. According to the organizers the BioEM2021 conference will be held September 26 – October 1, 2021, in Ghent, Belgium. The conference will be organized using a hybrid model.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, quite a few studies related to electric and magnetic fields have still been published. Once again, I have found new scientific articles of interest for this bulletin. It seems that exposure to electric fields has attracted more attention than before. For example, a study has been conducted on how you can reduce exposure to electric fields near power lines. Another study looked into human perception of electric fields, conducting the tests in laboratory conditions.
This time, the bulletin includes three articles that discuss occupational health issues. For example, in France, a cohort study is being conducted on retirees from the French Electricity Transmission Network (RTE, Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) who were occupationally exposed to 50 Hz magnetic fields. The article presents the protocol and the results of the first wave of inclusion. I’m really looking forward to hearing more results from this study.
Hope you enjoy reading this summary in English!