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EMF Study
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ID Number 1983
Study Type Social Sciences
Model Mobile phone and base station exposure to residents and perception of health risk

Volunteers (n = 2048) were randomly sampled using a telephone directory and a computer aided interview, and assessed concern over various agents including air pollution, UV radiation, genetically modified food, traffic accidents, distress, food additives, traffic noise, mobile phones, cordless phones, base stations, power lines, and electrical devivces. The authors report 66.8% of respondents reported symptoms from at least one of the exposures, ~5% reported symptoms from EMF (RF or ELF). Those who expressed concern but no symptoms (53% of the sample) most often cited mobile phone base stations as worrisome. Of those that reported symptoms from EMF, the majority were women between the ages of 35 - 65.

Findings Not Applicable to Bioeffects
Status Completed With Publication
Principal Investigator University of Berne, Switzerland -
Funding Agency Nat'l Res Prog, Switzerland (SNSF, NRP57)
  • Schreier, N et al. Soz Praventiv Med, (2006) 51:183-184
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