BBEMG - Belgian BioElectroMagnetics Group

Belgian BioElectroMagnetics Group

Research

Research methods

Experimental studies on humans

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Research methods

Epidemiology

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in vivo studies

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in vitro studies

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Modelling

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A single study...

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Literature review

Epidemiological studies : Reviews

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Experimental research

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Studies on residential exposure

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Studies on occupational exposure

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Risk management and EMF policy

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Exposure assessment

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Literature review

Childhood leukaemia studies

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Literature review

Studies on environmental exposure

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Agenda of scientific conferences

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Past conferences

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BBEMG study days

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EMF portal (FEMU)

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Research

They are several methods to study potential effects of 50 Hz electric and magnetic fields on health:

  • Epidemiology - Research for the existence of a statistical association between a given factor and the appearance of a disease
  • Human studies - Volunteers are subjected to 50 Hz electric and magnetic fields for short periods of time, under controlled exposure. Multiple functions are analysed
  • In vivo studies - Research of effects of electric and magnetic fields on animals
  • In vitro studies - Research for mechanisms of action of electric and magnetic fields on cells
  • Modelling - Computer simulation of electromagnetic fields, for example to estimate the distribution of ELF fields induced in the human body by overhead power lines or contact currents

Pyramid of studies

Note: A single study is not enough!

Results of a single study cannot be used to draw conlusions. They can only be used to emit hypothesis, that will need to be confirmed by the replication of this study and by other studies.

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Health

Health

After nearly 40 years of research on 50 Hz EMF and health, the results of studies are still inconclusive. See an overview of the research.

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Hypersensitivity

ElectroHyperSensitivity / EHS

Some people report a variety of symptoms that they attribute to electricity and fields. It results in varied degrees of discomfort or poor health perceived. (...)

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