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Selected research projects

Here you will find selected research projects.

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Wismut uranium miners cohort study

The Wismut cohort is the largest cohort of miners occupationally exposed to radon. The cohort comprises 59,000 male employees who were working in uranium ore mining in the former German Democratic Republic between 1946 and 1990. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) is conducting this study to scientifically investigate the health effects of mining-related activities. The large scale, the long observation period and the wealth of information about different risk factors make this study unique. The cohort allows for the investigation of various research issues and previous results were published in many publications. On request, the BfS provides data to interested scientists to investigate their own specific research questions.

European radiobiology archives (ERA)

The European Radiobiological Archives are a BfS service function for radiobiological research. Information and data from past animal experiments are made available to the scientific community.

German Mobile Telecommunication Research Programme (DMF)

The German Mobile Telecommunication Research Programme (DMF) had been initiated by the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB, former BMU) and the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS). The Programme was funded with 17 million euros, equally shared by the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the network operators.

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