Special Issue "Electromagnetic Fields and Health"


A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Martin Röösli
Head of the Unit for Environmental Exposures and Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland
Website: http://www.swisstph.ch/en/about-us/staff/detailview.html?tx_x4epersdb_pi1[showUid]=2307&cHash=7c0d02d6484bde7464c5710a0520e204
E-Mail: martin.roosli@unibas.ch
Phone: +41 61 284 83 83
Fax: +41 61 284 81 05

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are ubiquitously distributed in our everyday environment. EMFs originate from numerous close-to-body sources, such as small electrical and communication devices, as well as various environmental sources, such as power lines and broadcast transmitters. Rapid developments and changes concerning EMF exposure, in particular in the radio and microwave frequency range, are a challenge for epidemiological research and risk assessment. Research needs in this field have been summarized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in their research agendas discussing extremely low frequency (ELF) and radiofrequency (RF) fields.

This issue aims to present recent advances in epidemiological research on EMF, with a special focus on the extremely low frequency (ELF), intermediate frequency (IF), and radiofrequency (RF) ranges. The issue welcomes papers addressing the health effects of different types of EMF. Further, innovative exposure assessment studies that contribute to a better understanding of a population’s exposure to close-to-body and environmental sources are highly welcome. Also, methodological work, including modeling, measurement or simulation studies, as well as novel approaches for risk assessments, are longed for. This Special Issue targets current developments in EMF epidemiology and provides a forum for cutting edge contributions to the literature.

Dr. Martin Röösli
Guest Editor


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  • extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF)
  • radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF)
  • EMF exposure assessment
  • EMF risk assessment
  • EMF modeling
  • EMF measurements
  • neurodevelopment
  • cancer
  • electromagnetic hypersensitivity
  • neurodegenerative diseases

Published Papers (1 paper)

by ,  and
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(8), 8025-8037; doi:10.3390/ijerph110808025
Received: 18 June 2014; in revised form: 31 July 2014 / Accepted: 31 July 2014 / Published: 7 August 2014
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Last update: 16 April 2014

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