Citizens' Campus: Sick through mobile phone radiation? - Exposure, limits and the current state of research

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Fr. 28.04.2023
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All interested parties

The current rollout of the 5G mobile network is viewed with concern in parts of the population because of possible adverse health effects. Causes here are missing or wrong information about the immissions caused by mobile base stations and their biological effects on humans.

In the lecture, the following aspects will be discussed:

  • Where does electromagnetic radiation occur in the mobile radio network?
  • How large is it?
  • How are limit values for mobile phone radiation formed?
  • What is the state of research on biological effects?

The speaker, Dr. Christian Bornkessel, is a research associate at the TU Ilmenau in the RF and Microwave Research Group. His current activities include work on radio-based vehicular communications (V2X) and various electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) projects with a focus on electromagnetic environmental compatibility (EMCU) for high and low frequency electromagnetic fields. He is a member of the committee "Non-ionizing Radiation" of the German Radiation Protection Commission (SSK) as well as of the technical committee HF1 "Antennas" of the Information Technology Society of the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE).