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Risk evaluation of potential environmental hazards from low-energy electromagnetic field (emf) exposure using sensitive in vitro methods ( reflex)

Objective

Electromagnetic field (emf) has become a topic of europe-wide discussion. The latter has created uncertainty regarding possible adverse health effects for both the population and industry. Current research is characterized by conficting data from epidemiological and animal studies, especially with respect to possible risk of cancer at different sites and neurological disorders. Clearly, mere continuation or replication of research, without introducing innovatives concepts, willprolong the uncertainty as to whether emfs do, or do not, represent a health risk. The results of this joint project, which will investigate molecular and functional responses of living cells to emfs in vitro by applying state-of-the-art methods od molecular biology and toxicology, are needed urgently for molecular epidemiological studies, which are probably the only path to a reliable risk estimate for possible effects of emfs on human health.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

VERUM - FOUNDATION FOR BEHAVIOUR AND ENVIRONMENT
Address
Pettenkoferstr. 33
80336 Muenchen
Germany

Participants (11)

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DE CHIMIE ET DE PHYSIQUE DE BORDEAUX
France
Address
Avenue Pey Berland
33402 Talence
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Kaiserswertherstrasse 16-18
Berlin
INSTITUTE OF PLANT GENETICS AND CROP PLANT RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Gatersleben
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE LA SALUD
Spain
Address
Km9100,crta.de Colmenar Km 9
28034 Madrid
RADIATION AND NUCLEAR SAFETY AUTHORITY
Finland
Address
Laippatie 4
00880 Helsinki
RZPD DEUTSCHES RESSOURCENZENTRUM FUER GENOMFORSCHUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Heubnerweg 6
14059 Berlin
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
101,Raemistrasse 101, Eth Zentrum
8092 Zurich
THE UNIVERSITY OF MILANO
Italy
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Herrenhäuser Straße 2
30419 Hannover
UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA
Italy
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
Austria
Address
Dr Karl Lueger - Ring 1
1010 Wien