Mobile Telecommunication and Health - Results of the German Mobile Telecommunication Research Program

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Bornkessel, Christian (IMST GmbH, Test Center EMC, Carl-Friedrich-Gauss-St. 2, 47475 Kamp-Lintfort, Germany)

Between 2002 and 2008 the first German Mobile Telecommunication Research Program (DMF) was carried out. A total of 54 research projects in the fields of dosimetry, biology, epidemiology and risk communication investigated issues concerning possible health risks of RF electromagnetic fields (RF EMF) as well as their public perception. The DMF’s findings give no reason to question the protective effect of the current limit values for RF EMF. Open questions to be followed in further investigations address long term exposure (more than 10 years) of mobile phone users as well as exposure of children. The paper gives a comprehensive overview on the topics addressed by the DMF as well as the results.