Summary of the situation report bulletin (2/2022) published online

In November, I remotely attended the seventh International Workshop on the Causes of Childhood Leukemia organized by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The event explored leukemia from a number of perspectives, and also discussed studies related to magnetic field exposure.

As mentioned in my previous bulletins, the European Commission has requested the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) to produce two scientific opinions on the safety of electromagnetic fields (Opinion I and II). I have now discovered on SCHEER’s website that SCHEER has conducted a public consultation on their preliminary statement on the scientific evidence on radio frequency. Comments were being accepted until September 25, 2022.

Once again, I have found some fascinating scientific articles for this new bulletin. The bulletin starts with three articles that include the results of experimental research on exposure to rather high levels of electromagnetic fields. Occupational issues are again discussed towards the end of the bulletin. A cohort of four Nordic countries has been used to study the association between malignant lymphoma and occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields.

Hope you enjoy reading this summary in English!

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