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Expert statements from the BfS on national and international research topics

National and international research covers questions which are significant for radiation protection. The BfS issues statements on selected topics.

Conclusions of the INTERPHONE international case-control study

The rapid increase in mobile telephone use has led to general concerns about possible detrimental health risks that may be related to the radio-frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields generated by this technology. The INTERPHONE international case-control study on the risk of brain tumour incidence in relation to mobile telephone usage was initiated in 2000 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). It involved 49 scientists extensive epidemiological data and detailed information on mobile phone usage from 13 countries (Australia, Canada,Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway,Sweden and the UK).

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