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ICNIRP International Workshop on EMF Dosimetry and
Biophysical Aspects Relevant to Setting Exposure Guidelines
20-22 March 2006, Berlin, Germany
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ICNIRP wishes to thank all participants and speakers for their excellent lectures and contribution to the discussion. Participants and readers may enter the restricted area: ask the ICNIRP Secretariat and get access to the data and go here.

Proceedings: The proceedings were published in a Special Issue of the Health Physics Journal in June 2007. Order at Health Physics.

ICNIRP International Workshop on EMF Dosimetry and Biophysical Aspects Relevant to Setting Exposure Guidelines held in Berlin, Germany, from 20 to 22 March 2006 was organized by ICNIRP and co-sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development (EOARD).

The ICNIRP "International Workshop on EMF Dosimetry and Biophysical Aspects Relevant to Setting Exposure Guidelines" covered the whole frequency range from static fields to terahertz. Invited experts presented lectures on those topics and discussed the relevance of recent research findings with regard to exposure limits for workers and the general public.

Some of the key issues included the scientific basis of safety factors for the general public and for specific subgroups (children, elderly persons, pregnant women, etc.), the dosimetric and biophysical comparison of different basic quantities, the questions associated with inhomogeneous or partial body exposure, the concepts for assessing exposure from different sources with the same or different frequencies, considerations on different exposure characteristics (non-sinusoidal, pulsed or intermittent), and the issues of temporal and spatial averaging. Existing standards were compared and biological effects and epidemiological evidence relevant to developing guidelines summarized.

The workshop's main goal was to provide a forum for experts to discuss in detail the above mentioned key topics. Furthermore, the overview will serve as an input to ICNIRP when the Commission re-evaluates its exposure guidelines.

We thank all the speakers for their excellent lectures and all the participants for their contribution to the discussions!

Finally, we wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this conference: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, United States Air Force Research Laboratory (EOARD).


            
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