ICNIRP develops its work plan at the beginning of the term of office by establishing the priorities and tasks. Project Groups are then set up to fulfill the work plan tasks. The work plan 2020-2024 will be prepared as of May 2020.
Short Wave and Circadian Rhythm
Statement on short wavelength light and circadian rhythm.
Research Agenda: Knowledge Gaps
Statement on knowledge gaps identified during guidelines’ development (research agenda).
The task consists of identifying knowledge gaps relevant for giving protection guidance and drafting a research agenda for the whole NIR spectrum based on those gaps identified during guidelines development. A Project Group associated with the LF Guidelines produced a statement in 2020. A Project Group associated with the RF Guidelines is currently developping a draft.
Revision of ICNIRP Statement on Laser Pointers
Chronic UV Exposure
Statement on long-term effects of chronic UV exposure
A Project Group was established to review current evidence for long-term effects of chronic UV exposure and update guidance. After an exploratory phase, the task is expected to start in 2022.
Environment and EMFs
Statement on Environmental EMF Protection
A Project Group was established to draft a Statement on environmental EMF protection on the basis of scientific papers of sufficient quality. And, if possible, to analyse whether the current human exposure guidelines are also sufficiently protective for plants and animals in their natural environment. After an exploratory phase, the task is expected to start in 2022.
Revision of the Guidelines on Exposure to Laser Radiation (Health Phys 105(3):271-295:2013)
Dosimetry of Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields
LF Dosimetry Review
Relative Spectral Effectiveness
Statement on the validity of the relative spectral effectiveness factor at short wavelengths
Revision of the former Ultrasound Guidelines
Low frequency EMF (≤10 MHz)
Guidelines on exposure to low frequency EMF (≤10 MHz)