In the previous bulletin, I mentioned that this year would see a number of interesting events. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, these events have been either postponed or canceled. The ICNIRP website has advised that they have rescheduled the 9th International NIR Workshop in South Korea to January 14–15, 2021. The BioEM2020 conference was canceled, so the next conference will be BioEM2021, to be held June 13–18, 2021, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, quite a few studies related to electric and magnetic fields have been published. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has published an article on the gaps in knowledge relevant to the guidelines for limiting exposure to electric and magnetic fields (1 Hz–100 kHz).
Once again, I have found new scientific articles of interest for this bulletin. The first of them is a paper on childhood leukemia. The article discusses the relation between maternal cumulative exposure to electromagnetic fields and the baby being premature or small for gestational age (SGA). The last article of this bulletin deals with occupational exposure, this time focusing on live-line work and the magnetic field exposure related to that.