Swiss Group To Present Results of TNO Repeat Study
No Effect Finding Expected
June 5, 2006
The results of the attempted replication of the TNO study will be announced tomorrow in Zurich. The Dutch TNO study, caused quite a stir when it was released in the fall of 2003. It suggested that 3G RF fields as low as 1 V/m could be detrimental to a person's sense of well-being and has been widely cited by those opposed to the siting of mobile phone towers near schools and in residential neighborhoods.
Peter Achermann of the University of Zurich, Niels Kuster of IT'IS (see also our June 2 post) and Martin Röösli of the University of Bern will present their findings at a press conference scheduled to begin at 10:30 am Swiss time. Their paper has been accepted for publication and will be posted on the Internet after the press conference. The word on the street is that they failed to repeat the TNO findings —but no one expected the TNO to find such effects in the first place. More tomorrow.