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Electromagnetic fields Federal Office for Radiation Protection at didacta 2015 in Hanover

"How dangerous is mobile phone radiation actually? What is the radiation level emitted by my mobile phone?" From 24 through 28 February, you get answers to these and other questions about radiation protection, such as the protection against UV radiation, by the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) in Hall 14, Stall H48 at the joint stall with the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

Optical Radiation Expert bodies advise against using sunbeds for self-treatment of vitamin D deficiency

Ultra violet (UV) radiation is beneficial as it stimulates vitamin D production in the body. At the same time, UV radiation is harmful: at worst, it can cause skin cancer. How to get the right balance? Guidance is provided by a joint recommendation on UV-radiation and vitamin-D synthesis submitted today by 20 expert bodies in the fields of radiation protection, health, risk assessment, medicine and nutrition submitted.

Operation of the Gorleben mine will be reduced to a minimum

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) has presented the new main operating plan for the Gorleben mine as agreed. This plan constitutes a central element of the agreement reached between the Federal Ministry for the Environment, the Lower-Saxonian Ministry for the Environment and BfS on 29 July 2014.

Electromagnetic fields Not without my phone

A BfS study attests that Mobile phones and Smartphones are just as much a part of everyday life for children and young people as they are for adults. However, Almost no-one considers the role of radiation protection, for children or for adults.

Optical Radiation Skin cancer prevention begins in childhood

Sunburn in childhood is one of the primary causes of skin cancer. Although sunburn is easily avoidable, the number of cancer cases has been increasing for years. The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) refers to this in its new annual report. Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks therefore warns against neglecting sun protection for children.

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