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Smartphone – Tips for Reducing Radiation Exposure
SmartphoneJust as feature phones smartphones use high frequency electromagnetic fields for transmission of speech and data. Besides connecting via mobile networks smartphones often use Wireless Lan (WLan) as well. At present there is no scientific proof of any health hazards due to high frequency electromagnetic fields below exposure limits. However, since long term effects could not be sufficiently examined up to now the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) recommends to keep exposures to these fields as low as reasonably achievable. Further tips for reducing radiation exposure apply for smartphones having additional features. (full text in German only) more...

Nuclear disposal in the conflict area of technical necessities and societal realities

Wolfram König, President of the Federal Office for Radiation Protection
Conference “Nuclear Waste and Social Peace – Strategies for Searching a Site for Nuclear Repositories“
Evangelische Akademie Loccum, February 7 to 9, 2003
Financing responsibility for the dismantling of nuclear facilities

Which costs accrue to the federation by the dismantling and decommissioning of nuclear facilities? more...
Damaged waste drums: References to the Konrad mine misleading

In reports on damaged waste drums it is frequently stated that already years ago, these drums should have been emplaced in the Konrad repository. Fact is: more...