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NextGEM: Next-Generation Integrated Sensing and Analytical System for Monitoring and Assessing Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure and Health

Petroulakis, N., Mattsson, M-O., Chatziadam, P. , Simko, M., Gavrielides, A., Yiorkas, A. M., Zeni, O., Scarfi, M. R., Soudah, E., Otin, R., Schettino, F., Migliore, M. D., Miaoudakis, A., Spanoudakis, G. ORCID: 0000-0002-0037-2600, Bolte, J., Korkmaz, E., Theodorou, V., Zarogianni, E., Lagorio, S., Biffoni, M., Schiavoni, A., Boldi, M. R., Feldman, Y., Bilik, I., Laromaine, A., Gich, M., Spirito, M., Ledent, M., Segers, S., Vargas, F., Colussi, L., Pruppers, M., Baaken, D. & Bogdanova, A. (2023). NextGEM: Next-Generation Integrated Sensing and Analytical System for Monitoring and Assessing Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure and Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(12), article number 6085. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20126085


The evolution of emerging technologies that use Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Field (RF-EMF) has increased the interest of the scientific community and society regarding the possible adverse effects on human health and the environment. This article provides NextGEM's vision to assure safety for EU citizens when employing existing and future EMF-based telecommunication technologies. This is accomplished by generating relevant knowledge that ascertains appropriate prevention and control/actuation actions regarding RF-EMF exposure in residential, public, and occupational settings. Fulfilling this vision, NextGEM commits to the need for a healthy living and working environment under safe RF-EMF exposure conditions that can be trusted by people and be in line with the regulations and laws developed by public authorities. NextGEM provides a framework for generating health-relevant scientific knowledge and data on new scenarios of exposure to RF-EMF in multiple frequency bands and developing and validating tools for evidence-based risk assessment. Finally, NextGEM's Innovation and Knowledge Hub (NIKH) will offer a standardized way for European regulatory authorities and the scientific community to store and assess project outcomes and provide access to findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) data.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
Publisher Keywords: biological effects; communication engineering and systems telecommunications; electromagnetic field (EMF); occupational health; public and environmental health; radio frequency (RF)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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