Terms that are frequently used in the knowledge pages are explained in the glossary. Many biological and medicinal terms are listed. This does not automatically mean that EMFs were a health problem. The connections between EMF, biology and health are shown in the topic pages.

In addition, we also recommend the glossary of the EMF-portal of the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen.


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In vitro studies

Laboratory studies with isolated cells or cell cultures taken from living things.

In vivo studies

Laboratory studies on living organisms (in particular, animal studies).

ionising radiation

Radiation that possesses sufficient energy to change the building blocks of living things (atoms, molecules). Ionising radiation such as X-rays or radio activity can directly and irreparably damage an organism.