Summary of the situation report bulletin (1/2018) published online

This summer, the annual joint meeting of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA) was held June 24-29 in Piran, Slovenia. At this BioEM2018 conference, ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) presented the draft of its new guidelines for the frequency range from 100 kHz to 300 GHz. The guidelines for extremely low-frequency fields remain unchanged for now.

As noted in earlier bulletins, the Finnish radiation legislation is currently being revised. For the time being, the new radiation act and the decree on non-ionizing radiation are still underway.

Again, I have found new scientific publications of interest for this bulletin. This time, some of the topics are a bit different than what has been dealt with before. I also included a paper on honey bees for a change, while the main focus will continue to be on human research.

The current bulletin starts more traditionally, with papers on childhood leukemia.

One interesting paper is the Finnish pilot study on maternal exposure to intermediate frequency magnetic fields from electronic article surveillance systems and potential reproductive outcomes.

Once again, the bulletin concludes with two papers on occupational exposure.

Hope you enjoy reading this summary in English!

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