Environnement, Risques & Santé


Radiofréquences, bruit et pollution de l’air : influence de l’exposition perçue sur l’expression de symptômes dans la cohorte néerlandaise AMIGO Volume 17, issue 5, September-October 2018



This news is based on the following articles:

- Martens AL, Slottje P, Timmermans D, et al. Modeled and perceived exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from mobile-phone base stations and the development of symptoms over time in a general population cohort. Am J Epidemiol 2017 ; 186 : 210-9. doi : 10.1093/aje/kwx041

- Martens AL, Reedijk M, Smid T, et al. Modeled and perceived RF-EMF exposure, noise and air pollution and symptoms in a population cohort. Is perception key in predicting symptoms ? Sci Total Environ 2018 ; 639 : 75-83. doi : 10.1016/j.scitoenv.2018.05.007

After a first study showing the low correlation between modeled and perceived exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and the importance of the latter in the non-specific symptoms and sleep disorders reported in the Dutch general population, the authors extended their research to exposure to noise and air pollution. This set of findings calls for multidisciplinary work to investigate the apparently complex interaction between perceived and real exposure in the onset of symptoms.

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