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Netherlands: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

November 12, 2015

“Exposure to MRI-Related Magnetic Fields and Vertigo in MRI Workers,” Occupational & Environmental Medicine, posted online November 11, 2015.

A “strong association existed between reporting of vertigo and quantitaive estimates of exposure to [static magnetic fields and time-varying magnetic fields] due to working in the static magnetic stray fields of MRI scanners.” From The Netherlands.

April 9, 2014

“Occupational Exposure of Healthcare and Research Staff to Static Magnetic Stray Fields from 1.5–7 Tesla MRI Scanners Is Associated with Reporting of Transient Symptoms,” Occupational & Environmental Medicine, posted online April 8, 2014.

“[D]uring 6% of the MRI shifts in this study workers experienced vertigo, which constitutes a potential safety hazard for both worker and patient. Additionally, several workers reported that symptoms affected their ability to work.” A Dutch-U.K. collaboration. Open Access.

December 30, 2012

“A Review of the Ecological Effects of RF-EMF,”

Environment International, January 2013. From The Netherlands. “[I]t is possible to conclude that there is an urgent need for repetitions of experiments and field studies … in order to confirm the presence/absence of effects.”

September 22, 2004

A Swiss research team will attempt to replicate a Dutch study which showed that exposure to very weak (1 V/m) 3G mobile phone radiation had a negative effect on a subject’s feeling of well-being. The Swiss Research Foundation on Mobile Communication, based in Zurich, has awarded a team led by Peter Achermann of the University of Zurich €485,000 (approx. $600,000) to repeat the study at both 1 V/m and 10 V/m. Niels Kuster of IT’IS, also in Zurich, and Martin Röösli of the University of Bern will be collaborating with Achermann. The replication effort is scheduled to be completed by next September.

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