Exploring the impact of RF-EMF exposure on planetary health

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Approaches to assess the impact of emerging technology from a planetary perspective, while exploring options for exposure reduction and interacting with citizens and stakeholders about exposure levels and possible associated risks. Following a citizen science paradigm, ETAIN will develop an app and a platform able to quantify one’s personal exposure to RF-EMF (Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields). ETAIN is coordinated by the Utrecht University, with the participation of Swiss TPH, Ghent University, Ideas for Change, Fields at Work, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Geoponiko Panepistimio Athinon, (Agricultural University of Athens), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, the Technologiko Panepistimio of Kyprou, Games for Health, Ellinikos Georgikos Organismos Dimitra and the Université de Montpellier. The project is going to undertake a series of studies to investigate the impact on pollinators – mainly social and solitary bees –, and other insects, humans, and the planet. ETAIN will study insect biodiversity, development, and fitness while being exposed to RF-EMFs. This will lead to the definition of four parameters: the wellbeing, health, behaviour and productivity of pollinators under RF-EMF (3G to 5G) exposure.