E-Learning for physicians: The IZMF launches interdisciplinary online CME courses in German and English
Berlin, 25 October 2013. With immediate effect, the Information Centre for Mobile Communications (IZMF) is offering on its website an interdisciplinary online CME activity for doctors. Titled "Mobile Communications from the Doctor's and Patient's Perspective”, this CME activity imparts knowledge on environmental medicine that is key to enabling doctors to diagnostically and therapeutically manage patients with health-related symptoms attributed to the high-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from radio-frequency mobile communications. The CME activity, worth 2 CME credits, is certified by the Medical Association of Berlin and is offered in German and in English.
Prof. Michael Repacholi, former coordinator of the World Health Organization's EMF project and long-standing chairman of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) heavily criticised the 2012 BioInitiative Report published at the beginning of the year.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the WHO World Health Organization's cancer research agency, has published its Monograph on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks from high-frequency electromagnetic fields. Two years after the IARC's classification of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields used by mobile phones, wireless technologies, radio, TV and radar as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (IARC group 2B), the IARC experts have published their full evaluation in the report “Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields”.
Berlin, 8 April 2013. Diseases such as diabetes or high blood pressure are becoming ever more common. High blood pressure currently affects one in three adults worldwide and the World Health Organization (WHO) has chosen this as the topic for this year's World Health Day. Mobile technologies – collectively known as telemedicine – are becoming ever more important for monitoring diseases and preventing health problems.
Confidence by Evidence - putting LTE to the test
This brochure summarizes the results of the first nationwide test measuring LTE base stations while they operated under normal conditions. The results paint a detailed picture of emissions from LTE installations as well as of total emissions from all mobile communications networks at each site.
Berlin, 16 January 2013. The new mobile phone standard LTE (Long Term Evolution) increases total emissions from mobile communications at sites it shares with GSM and/or UMTS. However, this begins at a very low level and the new values remain significantly below the German legal limits. Even when extrapolated to the potential maximum capacity of all base stations at each site, values for 95 percent of all measuring points still reached less than 10 percent of the legal limit for field strength.
Mobile communications & Health
Recent facts on mobile communications and health
Berlin/Bonn, 6 September 2012.The IZMF Information Centre for Mobile Communications (Informationszentrum Mobilfunk e.V.) has launched the first nationwide series of tests of base stations for the new LTE standard this September, in collaboration with the federal ministry for the environment, nature conservation and nuclear safety (BMU) and the ministries for the environment of the 16 federal states. Over the next few weeks, the IMST GmbH (Institute of Mobile and Satellite communication Technology) will measure the strength of electromagnetic fields at 80 locations near LTE base stations across the country.
The German Federal Government and the German network operators provide 600,000 euro respectively to enhance public knowledge on mobile communications
Over the next two years the German Federal Government and the German network operators are allocating 600,000 euro respectively to provide more comprehensive information on the effects of mobile communications. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of their voluntary self-commitment, the German mobile network operators - E-Plus, Telefónica Germany, Telekom Germany and Vodafone Germany, reaffirmed their willingness to actively contribute to improvement of the acceptance of mobile communication technology.
ICNIRP, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, will organize an international workshop on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. The workshop will be held in Edinburg, Scotland, from 9th to 11th May 2012 and focus on studies and research on non-ionizing radiation.