New publication on the project "Impact of exposure to EMF on human genome stability: replication study and extension"

Schuermann, D., Ziemann, C., Barekati, Z., Capstick, M., Oertel, A., Focke, F., Murbach, M., Kuster, N., Dasenbrock, C., Schär, P. (2020): Assessment of Genotoxicity in Human Cells Exposed to Modulated Electromagnetic Fields of Wireless Communication Devices. Genes,11, 4, 347.

Annual Report 2019 of the FSM

New ICNIRP guidlelines. Podcast by E.v.Rongen

Vice-President of ICNIRP, Dr. Eric van Rongen, explains the new recommendations on limiting exposure to radiofrequency radiation 100 kHz to 300 GHz

Review study: Health effects of AC/DC powerlines

A report by the FSM on behalf of the Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Food and Forestry Rhineland-Palatinate


New publication from the project "Effects of WLAN Exposure on Sleep"

Danker-Hopfe, H., Bueno-Lopez, A., Dorn, H., Schmid, G., Hirtl, R., Egger, T. (2020): Spending the night next to a router – Results from the first human experimental study investigating the impact of Wi-Fi exposure on sleep. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, 228, July, 113550.

New EPSR document

The European Parlamentary Research Service (EPRS) published a briefing entitled "Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health".

The document lists selected technical, regulatory and scientific information pertaining to 5G and mobile communication.

The information that covers health effects is fragmentary and reminds to "cherry picking". More systematic data can be found, for instance, in…

New Publication of Avenir Suisse "What a 5G Moratorium Would Mean for Switzerland"

More Information on

New brochure "Adaptive Antennen und Strahlungsmessung" (German only)

New ICNIRP Guidelines

ICNIRP published new guidelines for limiting exposure to electromagnetic fields 100 kHz to 300 GHz

FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) (2020): Review of Published Literature between 2008 and 2018 of Relevance to Radiofrequency Radiation and Cancer. FDA, Center for Devices & Radiological Health

New publikation on FSM-Project A2016_01, Danker-Hopfe

New Literature Review

Video interview on mobile communications and health with Gregor Dürrenberger

Call for Proposals 2019

The FSM will support a study (overall budget CHF 280’000) in the field of millimeter research.

New publikation on Project A2017-03

New FSM magazin contribution on EMF and health (in German)

FSM Annual Report 2018

Flyer Electromagnetic Fields

New Article

on 5G

Video on 5G

Strange News-Report

New Comment

Short statement on the NTP final reports

New Report

Final Report of BfS-project published

Call for Proposals 2018

Research focus on social sciences

Neues Projekt

aus der Ausschreibungsrunde 2017.

Update Factsheet

Concerning "Mobile network cell-structures and radiation"

New publication

from project #27 (Röösli): CEFALO

Comment on animal studies

Swiss Cancer Ligue (KLS) and FSM comment on the NTP and the Ramazzini studies.

New Publication

From project Mattsson

What is 5G?

Short Fact Sheet on 5G oder New Radio

New Fact Sheet

on Exposure from Base Station Networks

New publication

by project Sütterlin; paper on acceptance of "Underground Cabels"

Update 5G

Facts on 5G in section EMF-Info (German only)

New article in the column "Demoduliert" (German only)

"Zum Thema Wilhelm Tell"

New Publication

of project "wireless power transfer devices"

FSM Annual Report 2016

You will find our latest annual report here.

Call for Proposals 2017

The FSM will support a study on coupling mechanisms of weak EMF with biologi-cal matter on the cellular or subcellular level.

New project publication

From project Röösli (Ref. #45)

New soft money projects

Two new EMF studies assigned to FSM:

New Factsheet

on base station antennas and health

Update ELF Review Report

The 2016 review report on potential health implications of ELF magentic fields has been updated

Comparison of Risk Assessments

A summary of the results of the BfS-study on diverging risk-assessments on potential health impacts by RF-EMF from mobile communication can be found on our website.

New commentary

Italian court decision

Final Project Report

of the BfS project on health risk assessments about mobile phone radiation


ELF and leukaemia risks (in German)

New Paper

Lienert, P., Sütterlin, B., Siegrist, M. (2017). The influence of high-voltage power lines on the feelings evoked by different Swiss surroundings. Energy Research & Social Science, 23, 46–59

ICNIRP Statement

New statement on diagnostic devices using NIR

New technical report

Final document of project "Inductive Charging" now avaliable.

New Paper

Project Fröhlich

New Paper

from Project Röösli

New Publication

Online first paper by project Röösli.

Call for Proposals 2016

The FSM supports with CHF 150'000 new research

New Project Publication

A paper from project Mevissen just published.

New Publications

Link to list

New partnership with Swissgrid

on EMF research and EMF science communication

Literature Report on ELF

The report informs about health effects of ELF magnetic fields

KLS and FSM commentary on NTP study

Swiss Cancer League und FSM jointly comment on the animal cancer study of the National Toxicology Program.

Partial findings from the NTP cell phone study published

First results from the large US-funded animal-study about the potential cancerogenicity of cell phone radiation have been released.

Paper Award

A paper resulting from an FSM project was selected as the most cited Bioelectromagnetics article in 2015

Update of WiFi factsheet (German only)

The factsheet on WiFi has been completed with information on studies about biological and health effects of WiFi signals.

Report on stray currents

A literature review on impacts of stray voltages on animals an humans is available on the FSM website (in German only).

New study on 50 Hz magnetic fields and cancer

Italian cancer study founds promotional effects in rats that received a single dose of gamma radiation and were exposed for their lifetime to low-dose power frequency magnetic fields.

New publication by project Sütterlin

Lienert, P., Suetterlin, B., Siegrist, M. (2015). Public acceptance of the expansion and modification of high-voltage power lines in the context of the energy Transition. Energy Policy, 87, 573-583.

Co-ordination of a feasibility study on EHS

Research design of a study about electrohypersensitivity

Recent Articles in "Demoduliert" (German only)

"Zum Thema Lebensmittel"

"Zum Thema Standpunkt"

Annual Report 2014 of the FSM is now available (G/E)


Review "EMF of Power Technologies"

FSM Report on behalf of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE

Call for Proposals 2015

The FSM will support reviews about open questions on biological and/or health effects of weak (below exposure levels) radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and other topics.

New brochure: "Areas of conflict - electro-magnetic fields" (available in German, French, and Italian)

In collaboration with the Association "Electrosuisse"

EMF Scientist - Appeal

Scientists request for more precaution in EMF policies.

2015 SCENIHR-Report

Final version of the 2015 SCENIHR opinion on EMF.

Information material about W-LAN

Small documentary with basics about W-LAN

FSM commentary in "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" on current discussion about mobile communication

"Mobilfunk strahlt wie vieles andere auch" (in German only)

New report from the Federal Government about options to increase traffic on mobile networks

A report, approved by the Federal Council, analyses the conditions which currently regulate Swiss mobile communication base stations, including the NIR-regulation. The report outlines options that would allow operators to cope with the forecasted increase in data traffic.

Call for Proposals 2014

The Scientific Committee of the FSM will promote following projects:

New literature-analysis on mobile phones and brain cancer risks

Leitgeb, N. (2014) Synoptic Analysis of Epidemiologic Evidence of Brain Cancer Risks from Mobile Communication. Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Application, 6, 413-424

Literature-Analysis on ELF and childhood leukaemia risk

Leitgeb, N. (2014) Childhood Leukemia Not Linked with ELF Magnetic Fields. Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Application, 6, 174-183.

New progress report from WHO International EMF project

The report informs about the scientific, management and communication activities of WHO's International EMF project in the period from June 2013 to June 2014.

WHO publishes draft of Radiofrequency Risk Assessment Report

Consultation on the scientific review for the upcoming WHO Environmental Health Criteria Report on radiofrequency fields is open until 15 November. Comments will be evaluated by an expert team. The remaining chapters of the Monograph, "Health Risk Assessment" and "Protective Measures", will be written after finalisation of the scientific part.

FSM Annual Report 2013


FSM Call for Proposals 2014

Review-articles about powerline-studies and/or about studies dealing with wireless technologies

New paper from Fröhlich project

Beyer, C., Christen, P., Jelesarov, I., Fröhlich, J. (2014). Real-Time Assessment of Possible Electromagnetic-Field-Induced Changes in Protein Conformation and Thermal Stability. Bioelectromagnetics, DOI: 10.1002/bem.21865. 

New publication about EMF-Monitoring

The paper is based on two projects investigating options for NIR-monitoring in Switzerland and the Canton of Zurich, respectiverly (funded by BAFU and AWEL), and on the contributions by our colleagues in the context of establishing an new COST-Action about EMF Monitoring in Europe

Neuer FSM-Beitrag in der Sendung Kassensturz

Beitrag in der Sendung "Kassensturz" (September 2014): Begutachtung eines "Harmonisierungsgeräts"

Neuer Bericht mit FSM-Mitwirkung: "Beurteilung der Evidenz für biologische Effekte schwacher Hochfrequenzstrahlung"

Ein Bericht im Auftrag des Bundesamts für Umwelt (BAFU)

FSM Expert Advice at Swiss TV Show "Kassensturz"

Report (German only)

New study on ELF and brain tumours: Occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and brain tumour risks in the INTEROCC study

Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 2014 Jun 16. pii: cebp.0102.2014. [Epub ahead of print]

Comment on Hässig, M. et al (2014): Influence of Non Ionizing Radiation of Base Stations on the Activity of Redox Proteins in Bovines

 Downoad (German only)

FSM brochure: Electromagnetic Fields, Science and Policy


New ICNIRP Guideline:

Guidelines for limiting exposure to electric fields induced by movement of the human body in a static magnetic field and by timy-verying magnetic fields below 1 HZ

New report (German only): Dürrenberger, G., Fröhlich, J., Leuchtmann, P. (2014). Wireless Power Transfer für Elektrofahrzeuge - eine Literaturstudie. BAFU, Bern


New FOEN report [German only]

Elektromagnetische Hypersensibilität

New EFHRAN report on EMF risk analysis

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New Report of Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS)

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and risk of disease and ill health: Research during the last ten years

Advisory Report of the Health Council of the Netherlands: Mobile Phone and Cancer


New IARC report

 IARC-Study: Non-ionizing Radiation, Part 2 - Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, 2013

Annual Report 2012 of FSM


FOEN report [German only]: "Strahlung von Sendeanlagen und Gesundheit"


The National Agency for Health, Food and Environmental Safety (ANSES) just published its new report on cell phones and health

Radiofréquences et santé

Octobre 2013

New EU project "GERoNiMO"

In January 2014, the kick-off meeting of the project "GERoNiMO - Generalized EMF research using novel methods. An integrated approach: from research to risk assessment and support to risk management" was held in Barcelona. Link: