Due to a lack of financial resources, we unfortunately have to suspend the import of any new radio frequency and mobile phone-related articles as of now (November 27, 2017). We apologize for this inconvenience and will keep you informed.

Because we received a large number of inquiries, we set up a bank account to accept donations. With their aid, we hope to resume, at least partly, the import of newly published articles to the RF archive of the EMF-Portal. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your kind support!

DONATION ACCOUNT: Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, IBAN: DE27 3905 0000 0013 0040 15, BIC: AACSDE33, Reference: GB-FM/380454/Arbm


Risk perception

Risk perception is the subjective evaluation of risk. Risk perception comprises the following issues: trust in authorities and in media coverage, need for information, knowledge about risk factors, and the subjective evaluation of risk in respect to the individual benefits or harm.

In general, risk perception depends on many different factors such as age, gender, existing knowledge and anxiety of illness. In context with electromagnetic fields, additional factors are familiarity with the technology, direct benefit and voluntary or involuntary exposure (e.g. mobile phone versus mobile phone base station).

(Source: WHO)

In the EMF-Portal publications on risk communication, risk perception and risk assessment in the area of electromagnetic fields are categorized according to specific characteristics.

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