ICNIRP Announces 2008 International NIR Workshop

ICNIRP has announced its quadriennial International Non-Ionizing Radiation Workshop to be held from 14 to 17 October 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Electromagnetic fields of all frequencies represent one of the most common and fastest growing environmental influences, about which anxiety and speculation are spreading. All populations are now exposed to varying degrees of electromagnetic fields, and the levels will continue to increase as technology advances. The social relevance of such non-ionizing radiation cannot be underestimated and the analysis and discussion of scientific findings are of the utmost importance.

Non-ionizing radiation protection is a broad field demanding knowledge of many scientific disciplines including epidemiology, medicine, biology and physics and engineering. Every four years, an international workshop is organized by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation (ICNIRP) to present an up-to-date overview of the advancement of science and protection in different areas of non-ionizing radiation.

The 6th International Non-Ionizing Radiation Workshop will be co-sponsored by the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology and the World Health Organization.

Further information on the scope of the workshop and the program are available at www.icnirp.org/NIR2008.htm. Any questions may be sent to ICNIRP at info@icnirp.org