In the previous bulletin, I mentioned that the BioEM2021 conference would be held in June 2021 in Hawaii. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation has changed. According to the organizers (the European BioElectromagnetics Association and Bioelectromagnetics Society), the BioEM2021 conference will be held online, and possibly also in a new location in Europe, June 13–18, 2021.
The ICNIRP website advises that they have canceled the 9th International NIR Workshop in South Korea that was scheduled for January 2021. According to the website announcement, their aim is to continue meetings as a scientific community in the future, either on virtual platforms or on-site as well, in the long run. They advise you to stay tuned for any updates by subscribing to the ICNIRP newsletter.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, quite a few studies related to electric and magnetic fields have still been published. The first article in this bulletin is a publication that explores the risk of childhood leukemia and socioeconomic factors in Denmark. The article doesn’t deal with electric and magnetic fields directly, but I think it provides useful background information on the theme.
These bulletins have traditionally focused more on public exposure rather than occupational exposure. This time, however, I found a number of interesting articles on occupational exposure, so I included more of them than usual. These articles discuss motor neuron diseases, among other things.
Hope you enjoy reading this summary in English!