- 13/11/2019 - 12/03/2023
- Mònica Guxens Junyent
- Funded by
- Agence Nationale de Securite Sanitaire de l’Alimentation de l’Environnement et du Travail
The overall objective of EXPO-ENFANTS is to characterise the use, sociological determinants and RFEMF exposure from RF-EMF emitting connected devices in children at different ages.
This will be achieved through three specific aims:
- Collection of information on the use of different communicating and connected devices and technologies, including type of device, uses and position, in prospective cohorts of children/adolescents of different ages (pre-school, school, adolescence) in three countries (France, the Netherlands, Spain);
- Investigate the sociological determinants of device use in children through media and literature reviews, comparisons of network operator offers, and study the relation between sociological factors and uses by including a sociological questionnaire in the prospective birth and childhood cohorts;
- Estimate resulting RF-EMF exposure in children (RF power absorbed in different organs, focusing specifically on the brain, genital organs and the whole body) by age, device, type of use/APP, communication technology and sociological factors, as well as accumulated and integrative RF “dose” over time and devices.
As described above, there is currently little information on the uses of communicating and connected devices, APPs and technologies in children at different age groups, and the little that exists refers to uses some years ago, when the offer and uptake —in terms of devices, applications and communication technologies— differed substantially from what it is today and how it is evolving.
A better characterisation of uses in existing established population-based studies will provide important information for society and regulators, allow the evaluation of the level of RF-EMF exposures in young people in different age groups in the next years of the project, overall and by type of device, use and communication technology. This will also provide important information to assess the potential health impact of RF-EMF exposures in young people and improve questionnaires for future epidemiological studies of the possible health effects of RF-EMF in children and adolescents. It will also provide insights on which sociological factors explain the different types of uses and RF-EMF exposure in children and how this can be used to ensure exposure reduction.
An important aspect of EXPO-ENFANTS is that it will build upon the considerable information about devices, uses and exposure assessment models developed in previous projects (CREST, ACCEDERA, MOBIKids and MOBI-EXPO and GERoNiMO) and on well established population based birth and childhood cohorts.
Other projectsSee Past Projects
Early Genetics Growth/Early Genetics and Lifecourse Epidemiology
Pregnancy and Childhood Epigenetics
Air Pollution, Autism spectrum disorders, and brain imaging in CHildren amongst Europe
Early-life stressors and LifeCycle health
Science and Technology in childhood Obesity Policy
Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation
Pre- and post-natal Maternal mental health and newbOrn neurOdevelopment during the COVID-19 panDemic
A federated FAIR platform enabling large-scale analysis of high-value cohort data connecting Europe and Canada in personalized health
An integrative strategy of testing systems for identification of EDs related to metabolic disorders
Socioeconomic Status, Physical Activity, and Respiratory Health in Pregnant Women, Children, and Adolescents
Prenatal Exposure to Environmental Pollutants and Metabolic and Cardiovascular Health of the Teenagers
Actionable eUropean ROadmap for early-life health Risk Assessment of micro- and nanoplastics
Developmental origins of child liver injury: the effect of early life environmental exposures
External and Internal Human Exposure in Urban EXposome
Entorno Urbano y Salud Cardiometabólica desde el Nacimiento hasta la Adolescencia
Early-life Nutritional Programming of Metabolic Health through Epigenetic Pathways
Exposures to light pollution and heat, and neurodevelopment in adolescents
Fine Particle Matter, Fetal Growth, and Neurodevelopment: Examining Critical Windows of Susceptibility
Pre-natal exposure to urban AIR pollution and pre- and post-Natal Brain development
Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Birth Weight: the Roles of Noise, Placental Function, Green Space, Physical Activity, and Socioeconomic Status
Air Pollution and Birth Outcomes: Windows of Exposure and Health and Economic Impact Assessment
Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Noise, and Sleep Disorders in Adolescence
Prenatal Exposure to a Family of Short Half-Life Endocrine Disruptors, Dysregulation of the Hypothalamic–Pituitary–Adrenal Axis and Potential Implication for Child Neurodevelopment at Early Age
Light at Night Exposure and Sleep Quality
Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields, Other Environmental Factors, and Development of the Embryo and Fetus
The Impact of Maternal-Fetal Steroid Metabolome Exposure on Child GROwth and Neurological Outcomes
The role of seafood and nut consumption on human neurodevelopment from pregnancy to adolescence