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Expert Panels and Committees

Professional Association for Precision Mechanics Textile and Electrical Engineering (BGETF)  - German only-
Tasks of the BGEFE are the prevention of accidents and occupational diseases. Within this role it picks also electromagnetic fields out as a central theme.

The Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR)
COMAR is a group of experts on health and safety issues related to electromagnetic fields, from power line through microwave frequency ranges. COMAR is a Technical Committee of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Bundesärztekammer (BÄK)
The Bundesärztekammer (BÄK) is the central organisation in the system of medical self-administration in Germany.

German Association für Children- and Juvenile Medicine (DGKJ)  - German only-
Recommendations on special topics of children- an juvenile medicine, e.g. the use of mobile phones.

Office of Technology Assessment at the German Parliament (TAB)
The Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag is an independent scientific institution created with the objective of advising the German Bundestag and its committees on matters relating to research and technology.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Group, EMC, Japan
The mission of the Biomedical EMC Group are to establish standard methods to evaluate compliance with Radiofrequency (RF) safety guidelines, and to perform various biological/medical studies for improvement of the rationale of the RF safety guidelines.

Association for Biological Radiation Research  - German only-
Objective of the Association is to boost research in the field of biological effects from ionising and non-ionising radiation.

Health Coucil of the Netherlands (Gezondheitsraad)
Independent scientific advisory body whose task is to advise Ministers and Parliament in the field of public health.

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
Consortium of independent scientific experts. ICNIRP is a formally recognized non-governmental organization in non-ionizing radiation for the World Health Organization and the International Labour Office.

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control.

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
ITU is the leading United Nations agency for information and communication technologies. Study Group 5 attends to the Protection against electromagnetic environment effects.

Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP)
UK Expert group to consider present concerns about the possible health effects from the use of mobile phones, base stations and transmitters.

International Union of Radio Science (URSI)
URSI is a non-governmental and non-profit organisation under the International Council for Science, is responsible for stimulating and co-ordinating, on an international basis, studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communication in the fields of radio science.

Professionel Association for Radiation Protection  - German only-
Federation of professionals in radiation protection in in the German-speaking countries.

Non Ionizing Radiation Medical Expert Desk (NIRMED)
The NIRMED committee is an association of well-experienced physicians, dealing with non-ionizing radiation and its relevance for human health.

RKI-Commission "Methods and Quality Assurance in Environmental Medicine"  - German only-
The commission of the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) evaluates scientific methods regarding the influence of environmental factors on humans, that are potentially important in preventive medicine.

Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Funk Österreich (WBF)  - German only-
The Scientific Advisory Council Radio was initiated by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and launched in March 2004 in order to find science-based answers to the questions related to potential health effects of mobile radio. Its purpose is to contribute to an objectification of the debate led in the Austrian public over potential health effects of mobile radio related to the topic of EMCE.

World Health Organisation (WHO)
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. WHO has launched the International EMF-Project in order to assess health and environmental effects of exposure to static and time varying electric and magnetic fields in the frequency range 0-300 GHz.

Organisations in the field of EMF Research and Evalutaion

Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS)
The Bioelectromagnetics Society promotes the exchange of ideas to advance the science of natural and applied electromagnetic fields in biology and medicine. Annual meetings, where new results on electromagnetic fields and health are presented. FGF is a member of BEMS and reports on the results of the annual meetings.

Friends of the Earth Germany (B.U.N.D.)
BUND works on all of today's major environmental issues and is a well recognized lobbyist with a high media profile.

Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC)
CENELEC’s mission is to prepare voluntary electrotechnical standards that help develop the Single European Market/European Economic Area for electrical and electronic goods

Non-profit Organisation für Communication- and Cooperation-Research.  - German only-

EMF-Institute was founded in 2006 as a spin-off from the nova-institute. It offers services for planning and exposure-minimising from mobile networks.  - German only-

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
The institute produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies. are officially recognized by the European Commission as a European Standards Organization.

European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA)
Association of scientists from several European countries. They are engaged in the biological effects of electromagnetic fields, the education and prevention of possible risks.

National Research Center for Environment and Health (GSF)
Focus of GSF scientific reserach ist human health and environment. In order to generate a knowledge base, interactions between genetic disposition, biological systems, and environmental factors are analyzed.

Health Physics Society
Scientific and professional organization whose members specialize in occupational and environmental radiation safety.
Comprehensive FAQ´s on Cell Phones and Health

Öko-Institut e.V.
Öko-Institut is a leading European research and consultancy institution working for a sustainable future.

Radiation Research Society
International Society that is engaged with questions on health effects on ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Editor of the scientific journal "Radiation Research"

Munich Environmental Institute
Objectives are the investigation and reduction of environmental pollution.

Customer initiative, that operates the internet platform "" aiming to enable customers a self-dependent handling with technologies, that emit electromagnetic fields.  - German only-