Recent years have seen an unprecedented increase in the number and diversity of sources of non-ionising electromagnetic fields (EMF), used for individual, industrial, and commercial purposes. Sources of EMF include television, radio, computers, mobile telephones, wifi equipment, microwave ovens, radars, equipment used in industry, medicine and commerce and, in general, all electrically-powered devices.
The rapid increase in use of very high-level static magnetic fields in medical imaging, in particular, is also of concern both for patients and for operators and medical staff involved in radiological intervention. Although these technologies have made our lives easier, they have brought with them concerns about possible health risks associated with their use.
There is extensive experience at CREAL both in ionising and non-ionising radiation research.
CREAL have the Dr Elisabeth Cardis research, currently coordinator of the Interphone study, which examines the relationship between mobile phone use and cancer, as well as Mobi-Kids, focused on the effects in children, and other studies.
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