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ICNIRP Mini-Symposium

19 June 2022, 14.00-18.00 JST

Nagoya, Japan and Online

ICNIRP Mini-Symposium

Online via Zoom - Onsite at Aichi Industry and Labor Center (WINC AICHI), 4-4-38 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan - Time & Date: 2pm to 6pm (JST), 19th June 2022

Introduction & Scope

ICNIRP hosted a mini-symposium ahead of BioEM2022 on 19 June 2022. More than 150 participants from around the world online and onsite shared this opportunity to learn about ICNIRP and its current and planned activities, to get an update on some key radiation safety issues, and to address questions raised by members of the radiation protection community before and during the event.

The formal presentations focussed on two issues. The first related to compliance with and implementation of the ICNIRP 2020 Radiofrequency Guidelines. This is an issue that ICNIRP has received many questions about, and although ‘compliance’ itself is not within the remit of ICNIRP, we have tried to put together some presentations that will help those working through such issues. The second related to ultraviolet radiation, and what the current science says about harm associated with exposure to it. This considered effects of UV-A/B on the skin and lens of the eye, as well as addressed the question of whether germicidal UV-C techniques may pose a risk to those exposed to it.

Questions & Suggestions

The mini-symposium also included an extended opportunity for questions and suggestions. ICNIRP is keen to better understand which issues are of greatest concern to the radiation protection community and is thankful for your contributions which help clarify this. It was also an opportunity to address issues and questions raised by the audience and to discuss them together. 

Program Committee

Rodney Croft, ICNIRP & University of Wollongong, Australia
Eric van Rongen, ICNIRP & Health Council, The Netherlands
Gunde Ziegelberger, ICNIRP Secretariat & Federal Radiation Office (BfS), Germany

Local Organizing Committee

Soichi Watanabe, ICNIRP & National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan
Akimasa Hirata, ICNIRP & Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan


ICNIRP gratefully acknowledges the support of the Nagoya Institute of Technology. The ICNIRP activities are in geneal sponsored by national and international subsidies from public bodies such as the European Union. 

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Sunday 19 JUNE 2022 - 14.00-18.00 JST




Welcome, ICNIRP background, Current projects

Rodney Croft

SESSION 1 – Health protection in EMF range

Chair: Rodney Croft


ITU's Perspective on Compliance with the new 2020 RF Guidelines 

Haim Mazar


What changes to the new 2020 RF GDL are relevant to compliance?

Akimasa Hirata


A practical perspective: How has Australia dealt with implementation of the new 2020 RF GDLs?

Ken Karipidis


Coffee & Tea

SESSION 2 – Health protection in optical range

Chair: Tsutomu Okuno


Update on health effects of UV exposure

Nigel Cridland


UV-C as a means of sterilization in the post COVID world: What does the science say? 

David Sliney

SESSION 3 - Discussion

 Moderated by
Anke Huss & Gunnhild Oftedal


Discussion - Delegate Suggestions & Questions




The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has held its Mini-Symposium at Aichi Industry and Labor Center (WINC AICHI), 4-4-38 Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, in the same venue as the BIOEM 2022.