Web-based educational portal on EMF for children

Ng, K.H. and Tan, L.K. and Kadri, Nahrizul Adib and Lee, S.E. and Siow, H.L. (2006) Web-based educational portal on EMF for children. Bioengine. pp. 377-380.

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The last decade has seen an unprecedented rise in the usage of mobile phone technology. This sudden technological shift has confused and concerned the general public over potential health risks due to electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation. This uncertainty is largely due to unfamiliarity with the technological concepts involved, and is best addressed via education. In this paper, we will introduce the efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Malaya, Malaysia, to design and implement a web-based educational portal on EMF for children. This portal uses Macromedia® Flash®, and utilizes multimedia and interactive exhibits as well as simple instructional language and concepts to introduce the curriculum. ©2006 IEEE.

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Additional Information: Conference code: 72414 Export Date: 11 December 2012 Source: Scopus Art. No.: 4133623 doi: 10.1109/RFM.2006.331108 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ng, K.-H.; Department of Biomedical Imaging, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: ngkh@um.edu.my References: The Cellular Telephone. SRI International, , http://www.sri.com/policy/csted/reports/sandt/techin2/chp4.html; Office of the Telecommunications Authority of Hong, , http://www.ofta.gov.hk/en/datastat/keystat.html, Key Telecommunications Statistics, Kong; World Health Organization, , http://www.who.int/peh-emf/en, WHO International EMF Project; TGI Global, , http://www.tgisurveys.com/news/Barometer/BarometerMobilePhones.htm, International mobile phone trends; Ling, R., Helmersen, P., It must be necessary, it had to cover a need: The adoption of mobile telephony among pre-adolescents and adolescents (2000) Proc. of Conference on the social consequences of mobile telephony, , Oslo, Norway, Jun; Moulder, E., Foster, K.R., Erdreich, L.S., Mobile phones, mobile phone base stations and cancer: A review (2005) International Journal of Radiation Biology, 81 (3), pp. 189-203. , Mar; Moulder, J.E., Foster, K.R., Are mobile phones safe? (2000) Spectrum, IEEE, 37 (ISS. 8), pp. 23-28. , Aug; Moulder, J.E., Erdreich, L.S., Malyapa, R.S., Cell Phones and Cancer: What Is the Evidence for a Connection? (1999) Radiation Research, 151, pp. 513-531; Kadri, N.A., Ng, K.H., Tan, L.K., Online survey of children's understanding of mobile phones and EMF: Preliminary results (2006) Proceedings of the 2006 International RF and Microwave Conference, , Putrajaya, Malaysia, Sep; Ng, K.H., Tan, L.K., Kadri, N.A., Web-based distance learning program for children about EMF (2006) Proceedings of the 11th International Advisory Committee (IAC) Meeting of the WHO International Electromagnetic Field Project, , Geneva, Switzerland, Jun; Kheifets, L., Repacholi, M., Saunders, R., The sensitivity of children to electromagnetic fields (2005) Pediatrics, 116, pp. 303-313; Schuz, J., Mobile phone use and exposures in children (2005) Bioelectromagnetics, 7, pp. S45-S50; Rice, R.E., Katz, J.E., Comparing internet and mobile phone usage: Digital divides of usage, adoption, and dropouts (2003) Telecommunications Policy, 27, pp. 597-623; Roschelle, J.M., Pea, R.D., Hoadley, C.M., Changing How and What Children Learn in School with Computer-Based Technologies (2000) The Future of Children, 10 (ISS. 2); My Space Moves Into #1 Position for all Internet Sites. Hitwise. http://weblogs.hitwise.com/bill-tancer/2006/07/myspacemovesinto₁posi tion. htmlN1 - Sponsors: Computer Simulation Technology (CST); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR); Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Education EMF Web learning Curricula Electric fields Electromagnetic field effects Electromagnetic field theory Electromagnetic fields Electromagnetic waves Electromagnetism Magnetic field effects Magnetic fields Magnetism Microwaves Public risks Telecommunication Telecommunication equipment Electromagnetic (EM) General Public (CO) Interactive exhibits International (CO) Malaysia Mobile phone technology Over-potential World health organization (WHO) Health risks
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammed Salim Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2013 02:34
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2021 08:13
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/5112

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