What is Bioelectromagnetics?


The international scientific community has adopted the term "Bioelectromagnetics" to describe the science, which deals with the electric and magnetic fields which are generated by living systems (“bioelectromagnetism”), as well as the biological effects of the fields emitted by man-made or natural sources. It covers the frequency range from 0 Hz (static fields) to 300 GHz (the transition to infrared). 
Bioelectromagnetics is a multidisciplinary science comprising: 
  • Biological effects and potential detrimental 
  • health effects Interaction mechanisms 
  • Biomedical use 
  • Risk communication
 To explore these areas, several approaches are undertaken: 
  • Theoretical studies
  • Field measurements for dosimetry and exposure assessment
  • In vitro and in vivo experiments 
  • Human laboratory studies 
  • Epidemiological studies 
A close collaboration among physicians, biologists and epidemiologists, and physicists and engineers is needed to achieve these goals. Several hundreds of scientists in Europe and throughout the rest of the world are active in this area of research.

What is the European Bioelectromagnetics Association (EBEA) and what are its objectives?


 EBEA is a non-profit scientific association, founded in December 1989 by scientists from different European countries. The basic objectives of the EBEA are to: 
(1) Promote the development of Bioelectromagnetics in Europe 
(2) Encourage the exchange of methodology and results in Bioelectromagnetics, and to facilitate the collaboration between European scientists specialised in the various disciplines, and between European scientists and scientists in the rest of the world;
(3) Provide reliable information on the advances in this new area of science; 
(4) Inform about possible health risks of exposure to electromagnetic sources in the working, domestic or general environments. 
The Council of the Association reflects the European aspect of the EBEA: it has 12 members from eight countries (see overleaf). Although founded by scientists from Western Europe , EBEA specifically now seeks the participation of scientists from all of Europe . 

Who should become member of the EBEA? 

Scientists in training in Bioelectromagnetics Health and safety authorities Most EBEA members are from Europe , but EBEA is also open for membership from other countries. 

Main activities of EBEA 

  • Organisation of Scientific Congresses
  • Organisation of the Annual Joint Meeting of the European BioElectromagnetics Association and Bioelectromagnetics Society

 Erice European Bioelectromagnetics  School

 Director: Pr. Ferdinando Bersani Website: www.ccsem.infn.it Annual Courses organised in Erice , Italy , since 2004.