The objective of the report is to cover the previous year’s research in the area of electromagnetic fields (EMF). The report gives the Authority an overview and provides an important basis for risk assessment.
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority’s (SSM) scientific council monitors the current research situation and provides the Authority with advice on the assessment of risks, authorization and optimization within the area. The council gives guidance when the Authority must give an opinion on policy matters when scientific testing is necessary. The council is required to submit a written report on the current research and knowledge situation each year.
This report includes an update on key issues such as extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields and childhood leukaemia, effects from mobile phones, health risk from transmitters and self-reported electromagnetic hypersensitivity. The report also has a section covering other relevant expert reports published recently.