Martin Röösli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bern
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi Comparison of black smoke and PM2.5 levels in indoor and outdoor environments of four European cities
    Thomas Gotschi
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 36:1191-7. 2002
  2. pmc Mobile phone base station exposure and symptoms
    Martin Röösli
    Environ Health Perspect 116:A62-3; author reply A64-5. 2008
  3. ncbi Mortality from neurodegenerative disease and exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields: 31 years of observations on Swiss railway employees
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Neuroepidemiology 28:197-206. 2007
  4. pmc Leukaemia, brain tumours and exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields: cohort study of Swiss railway employees
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Occup Environ Med 64:553-9. 2007
  5. ncbi Cellular telephone use and time trends in brain tumour mortality in Switzerland from 1969 to 2002
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:77-82. 2007
  6. doi Radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure and non-specific symptoms of ill health: a systematic review
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Environ Res 107:277-87. 2008
  7. ncbi Statistical analysis of personal radiofrequency electromagnetic field measurements with nondetects
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Bioelectromagnetics 29:471-8. 2008
  8. pmc Cardiovascular mortality and exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields: a cohort study of Swiss railway workers
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Environ Health 7:35. 2008
  9. ncbi Sleepless night, the moon is bright: longitudinal study of lunar phase and sleep
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Sleep Res 15:149-53. 2006
  10. ncbi Commentary: magnetic field exposure and childhood leukaemia--moving the research agenda forward
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 35:407-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications50

  1. ncbi Comparison of black smoke and PM2.5 levels in indoor and outdoor environments of four European cities
    Thomas Gotschi
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Sci Technol 36:1191-7. 2002
    ..BS measured on PM2.5 filters can be recommended as a valid and cheap additional indicator in studies on combustion-related air pollution and health...
  2. pmc Mobile phone base station exposure and symptoms
    Martin Röösli
    Environ Health Perspect 116:A62-3; author reply A64-5. 2008
  3. ncbi Mortality from neurodegenerative disease and exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields: 31 years of observations on Swiss railway employees
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Neuroepidemiology 28:197-206. 2007
    ..The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between extremely low-frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) exposure and mortality from several neurodegenerative conditions in Swiss railway employees...
  4. pmc Leukaemia, brain tumours and exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields: cohort study of Swiss railway employees
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Switzerland
    Occup Environ Med 64:553-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the relationship between extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) exposure and mortality from leukaemia and brain tumour in a cohort of Swiss railway workers...
  5. ncbi Cellular telephone use and time trends in brain tumour mortality in Switzerland from 1969 to 2002
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:77-82. 2007
    ..Ecological analyses like this, however, are limited in their ability to reveal potentially small increases in risk for diseases with a long latency period...
  6. doi Radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure and non-specific symptoms of ill health: a systematic review
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Environ Res 107:277-87. 2008
    ..If such individuals exist, they represent a small minority and have not been identified yet. The available observational studies do not allow differentiating between biophysical from EMF and nocebo effects...
  7. ncbi Statistical analysis of personal radiofrequency electromagnetic field measurements with nondetects
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Bioelectromagnetics 29:471-8. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, estimates of source-specific medians or even lower percentiles depend on the assumed data distribution and should be considered with caution...
  8. pmc Cardiovascular mortality and exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields: a cohort study of Swiss railway workers
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Environ Health 7:35. 2008
    ..We examined mortality from cardiovascular causes in railway workers exposed to varying degrees to intermittent 16.7 Hz magnetic fields...
  9. ncbi Sleepless night, the moon is bright: longitudinal study of lunar phase and sleep
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    J Sleep Res 15:149-53. 2006
    ..027) at full moon. The study was designed for other purposes and the association between lunar cycle and sleep duration will need to be confirmed in further studies...
  10. ncbi Commentary: magnetic field exposure and childhood leukaemia--moving the research agenda forward
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 35:407-8. 2006
  11. doi Commentary: Epidemiological research on extremely low frequency magnetic fields and Alzheimer's disease--biased or informative?
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 37:341-3. 2008
  12. ncbi [Radio and microwave frequency radiation and health--an analysis of the literature]
    M Röösli
    Institut für Sozial und Präventivmedizin der Universität Basel, Switzerland
    Gesundheitswesen 65:378-92. 2003
    ..Because of the present fragmentary scientific database, a precautionary approach when dealing with radio and microwave frequency radiation is recommended for the individual and the general population...
  13. ncbi Single pollutant versus surrogate measure approaches: do single pollutant risk assessments underestimate the impact of air pollution on lung cancer risk?
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    J Occup Environ Med 45:715-23. 2003
    ..1 (range, 0.45-2.8) cancer cases per 100,000 person years. We discuss these discrepancies in light of inherent differences between approaches in toxicology and epidemiology...
  14. ncbi Symptoms of ill health ascribed to electromagnetic field exposure--a questionnaire survey
    Martin Röösli
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 207:141-50. 2004
    ..Two thirds of complainants had taken some action to reduce their symptoms. The most common measure was to avoid exposure if possible. Removing or disconnecting indoor sources was judged to be the most effective action...
  15. ncbi Years of life lost attributable to air pollution in Switzerland: dynamic exposure-response model
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1029-35. 2005
    ..We use the method to estimate the number of years of life lost (YLLs) attributable to air pollution during 1 year in Switzerland...
  16. ncbi Temporal and spatial variability of personal exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields
    Patrizia Frei
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Environ Res 109:779-85. 2009
    ..Little is known about the population's exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in industrialized countries...
  17. ncbi [The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology (STROBE) statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies]
    Erik von Elm
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Berna, Suiza
    Rev Esp Salud Publica 82:251-9. 2008
    ..We hope that the STROBE statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies...
  18. doi Predictors and overestimation of recalled mobile phone use among children and adolescents
    Denis Aydin
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 107:356-61. 2011
    ..As a consequence, such factors act as confounders in studies relying solely on self-reported mobile phone use and have to be considered in the analysis...
  19. doi Aircraft noise, air pollution, and mortality from myocardial infarction
    Anke Huss
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Epidemiology 21:829-36. 2010
    ..Myocardial infarction has been associated with both transportation noise and air pollution. We examined residential exposure to aircraft noise and mortality from myocardial infarction, taking air pollution into account...
  20. ncbi The prevalence of symptoms attributed to electromagnetic field exposure: a cross-sectional representative survey in Switzerland
    Nadja Schreier
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland
    Soz Praventivmed 51:202-9. 2006
    ..To investigate health risk perception as well as to assess the prevalence of self-reported symptoms attributed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and other environmental exposures in the general population of Switzerland...
  21. pmc Exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and sleep quality: a prospective cohort study
    Evelyn Mohler
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e37455. 2012
    ..The aim of this prospective cohort study was to investigate whether sleep quality is affected by mobile phone use or by other RF-EMF sources in the everyday environment...
  22. doi A model for radiofrequency electromagnetic field predictions at outdoor and indoor locations in the context of epidemiological research
    Alfred Bürgi
    ARIAS umwelt forschung beratung, Bern, Switzerland
    Bioelectromagnetics 31:226-36. 2010
    ..42-0.65) for window measurements. Although the modeling of shielding effects by walls and roofs requires considerable simplifications of a complex environment, we found a comparable accuracy of the model for indoor and outdoor points...
  23. doi Cohort study on the effects of everyday life radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure on non-specific symptoms and tinnitus
    Patrizia Frei
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Int 38:29-36. 2012
    ..The objective of this study was to investigate the association between RF-EMF exposure and non-specific symptoms and tinnitus in a prospective cohort study...
  24. doi Effects of everyday radiofrequency electromagnetic-field exposure on sleep quality: a cross-sectional study
    Evelyn Mohler
    a Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Radiat Res 174:347-56. 2010
    ..The results of this large cross-sectional study did not indicate an impairment of subjective sleep quality due to exposure from various sources of RF EMFs in everyday life...
  25. pmc Consultations in primary care for symptoms attributed to electromagnetic fields--a survey among general practitioners
    Anke Huss
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Finkenhubelweg 11, 3012 Berne, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 6:267. 2006
    ..It is unclear to what extent EMFs have become an issue in general practice and which experiences GPs report from the consultations...
  26. ncbi Effect of short-wave (6-22 MHz) magnetic fields on sleep quality and melatonin cycle in humans: the Schwarzenburg shut-down study
    Ekkehardt Siegfried Altpeter
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Bioelectromagnetics 27:142-50. 2006
    ..However, blinding of exposure was not possible in this observational study and this may have affected the outcome measurements in a direct or indirect (psychological) way...
  27. doi Impact of random and systematic recall errors and selection bias in case--control studies on mobile phone use and brain tumors in adolescents (CEFALO study)
    Denis Aydin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Bioelectromagnetics 32:396-407. 2011
    ..These simulations are useful for the interpretation of previous case-control studies on brain tumor and mobile phone use in adults as well as for the interpretation of future studies on adolescents...
  28. pmc Systematic review on the health effects of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from mobile phone base stations
    Martin Röösli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of Basel, Socinstrasse 59, Basel, CH 4002, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 88:887-896F. 2010
    ..to review and evaluate the recent literature on the health effects of exposure to mobile phone base station (MPBS) radiation...
  29. doi Residence near power lines and mortality from neurodegenerative diseases: longitudinal study of the Swiss population
    Anke Huss
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Epidemiol 169:167-75. 2009
    ..00 (95% CI: 1.21, 3.33) with at least 15 years. The pattern was similar for senile dementia. There was little evidence for an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis...
  30. doi Air pollution during pregnancy and neonatal outcome: a review
    Elena Proietti
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    J Aerosol Med Pulm Drug Deliv 26:9-23. 2013
    ..Especially in these areas, good evidence for the association between prenatal exposure to air pollution and infant mortality exists, clearly indicating the need for more stringent measures to reduce exposure to air pollution...
  31. pmc Childhood cancer and nuclear power plants in Switzerland: a census-based cohort study
    Ben D Spycher
    Division of International and Environmental Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Int J Epidemiol 40:1247-60. 2011
    ..Previous studies on childhood cancer and nuclear power plants (NPPs) produced conflicting results. We used a cohort approach to examine whether residence near NPPs was associated with leukaemia or any childhood cancer in Switzerland...
  32. ncbi Use of portable exposure meters for comparing mobile phone base station radiation in different types of areas in the cities of Basel and Amsterdam
    Damiano Urbinello
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Socinstrasse 57, Basel, CH 4002, Switzerland University of Basel, Petersplatz 1, Basel, CH 4003, Switzerland Electronic address
    Sci Total Environ 468:1028-33. 2014
    ..Exposure assessment studies characterizing spatial and temporal variation are limited so far. Our objective was to evaluate sources of data variability and the repeatability of daily measurements using portable exposure meters (PEMs)...
  33. pmc Domestic radon exposure and risk of childhood cancer: a prospective census-based cohort study
    Dimitri Hauri
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 121:1239-44. 2013
    ..In contrast with established evidence linking high doses of ionizing radiation with childhood cancer, research on low-dose ionizing radiation and childhood cancer has produced inconsistent results...
  34. pmc Childhood brain tumours and use of mobile phones: comparison of a case-control study with incidence data
    Denis Aydin
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Environ Health 11:35. 2012
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  35. ncbi Magnetic field exposure and neurodegenerative diseases--recent epidemiological studies
    Kerstin Hug
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Soz Praventivmed 51:210-20. 2006
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  36. ncbi A prospective study of the impact of air pollution on respiratory symptoms and infections in infants
    Georgette Stern
    Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:1341-8. 2013
    ..There is increasing evidence that short-term exposure to air pollution has a detrimental effect on respiratory health, but data from healthy populations, particularly infants, are scarce...
  37. doi Wireless communication fields and non-specific symptoms of ill health: a literature review
    Martin Röösli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Wien Med Wochenschr 161:240-50. 2011
    ..Due to the widespread use of wireless communication technologies potential adverse health effects would have major public health consequences...
  38. pmc Conduct of a personal radiofrequency electromagnetic field measurement study: proposed study protocol
    Martin Röösli
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, Basel, 4051, Switzerland
    Environ Health 9:23. 2010
    ..As a result, observed differences in exposure levels between study populations may not reflect real exposure differences but may be in part, or wholly due to methodological differences...
  39. pmc Source of funding and results of studies of health effects of mobile phone use: systematic review of experimental studies
    Anke Huss
    Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1-4. 2007
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  40. ncbi The effect of workplace smoking bans on heart rate variability and pulse wave velocity of non-smoking hospitality workers
    Sarah Rajkumar
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstrasse 57, 4051, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Public Health 59:577-85. 2014
    ..To investigate the effect of a change in second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure on heart rate variability (HRV) and pulse wave velocity (PWV), this study utilized a quasi-experimental setting when a smoking ban was introduced...
  41. doi Impact of one's own mobile phone in stand-by mode on personal radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposure
    Damiano Urbinello
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 23:545-8. 2013
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  42. doi Extremely low frequency magnetic field measurements in buildings with transformer stations in Switzerland
    Martin Röösli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Sci Total Environ 409:3364-9. 2011
    ..Such an approach considerably reduces effort for exposure assessment and may be used to eliminate selection bias in future epidemiologic studies...
  43. doi Direct health costs of environmental tobacco smoke exposure and indirect health benefits due to smoking ban introduction
    Dimitri D Hauri
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Public Health 21:316-22. 2011
    ..This includes prevented health damages by avoiding environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure as well as indirect health benefits from reduced tobacco consumption...
  44. ncbi [The Strengthening the Reporting of Observational Studies in Epidemiology [STROBE] statement: guidelines for reporting observational studies]
    Erik von Elm
    Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine ISPM, University of Bern, Berna, Switzerland
    Gac Sanit 22:144-50. 2008
    ..We hope that the STROBE statement will contribute to improving the quality of reporting of observational studies...
  45. pmc Impact of a smoking ban in hospitality venues on second hand smoke exposure: a comparison of exposure assessment methods
    Sarah Rajkumar
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 13:536. 2013
    ..This longitudinal study uses different measurement methods to examine airborne nicotine levels in hospitality venues and the level of personal exposure of non-smoking hospitality workers before and after implementation of the law...
  46. doi Non-cancer effects of chemical agents on children's health
    Martin Röösli
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Prog Biophys Mol Biol 107:315-22. 2011
    ..Children differ from adults with respect to several aspects which are relevant for assessing their health risk. Thus, independent evaluation of toxicity in childhood populations is essential...
  47. pmc Exposure to moderate air pollution during late pregnancy and cord blood cytokine secretion in healthy neonates
    Philipp Latzin
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Paediatrics, Inselspital, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 6:e23130. 2011
    ..However, effects of prenatal exposure to moderate levels of air pollutants on cytokine regulation in cord blood of healthy infants are unknown...
  48. ncbi [Behavior of sunbed users in Switzerland]
    Patrick Mathys
    Institut für Sozial und Präventivmedizin, Universitat Basel
    Soz Praventivmed 47:318-29. 2002
    ..An important reason for this trend is that exposure of the population to UV radiation is higher. Although natural UV radiation is the major source, exposure due to use of sunbeds must be considered from the point of view of prevention...
  49. ncbi Sources of fine particulate matter in personal exposures and residential indoor, residential outdoor and workplace microenvironments in the Helsinki phase of the EXPOLIS study
    Kimmo J Koistinen
    National Public Health Institute, Department of Environmental Health, Kuopio, Finland
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:36-46. 2004
    ..5) in personal exposures and in residential indoor, residential outdoor, and workplace indoor microenvironments of the nonsmoking adult population unexposed to environmental tobacco smoke in Helsinki, Finland...
  50. ncbi Ultraviolet emission spectra of sunbeds
    Beat Gerber
    Institute for Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Photochem Photobiol 76:664-8. 2002
    ..The measurements were spread over the whole effective area of the sunbeds, and an inhomogeneous distribution of the irradiances with variations of up to 30% from the average value was found...