Title

Intuitive exposure and risk perception of RF EMF: case studies Serbia and Montenegro

RIS ID

106617

Publication Details

Freudenstein, F., Wiedemann, P. M., Pejanovic-Djurisic, M., Koprivica, M. & Neskovic, A. (2014). Intuitive exposure and risk perception of RF EMF: case studies Serbia and Montenegro. 22nd Telecommunications Forum TELFOR 2014 - Proceedings of Papers (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

Abstract

Results of case studies describing people's different intuitive risk perceptions of various exposure sources from telecommunication technologies in Serbia and in Montenegro are presented. Furthermore the cognitive link between risk perception and exposure perception of radio frequency electromagnetic fields is analysed. The knowledge about possible exposure features is evaluated and tested in a regression analysis to investigate the impact on lay people's estimation of the dangerousness of several exposure situations. The results show that participants are more concerned about base stations than about all other RF EMF sources. Moreover, it seems that the knowledge about exposure characteristics is source specific. All in all the results raise doubts whether the knowledge about exposure features plays a crucial role in EMF risk perception.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR.2014.7034344