About the TNUDA Information Center

 

 

 

national center for information on non-ionizing radiation and its effects on public health was established for the first time in Israel in January 2013.  The center was established in accordance with  a government resolution, and in recognition of the growing need for information on this subject. 

 

Prof Siegal Sadetzki heads the Center.  She is the Director of the Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit at the Gertner Institute, and is assisted by a team of experts in a variety of fields, such as epidemiology and public health, basic sciences, engineering and technology, public policy and legislation.  One of the notable advantages of the center's team is the combination of many years of research in the field with extensive experience in formulating health policy.  

     A photo from the TNUDA  website launching event  showing Prof. Sadetzki, Prof. Yakubov,  Mr. Sharir, Mr. Lepler, Dr. Lev and Mr. Anati
 

A photo from the TNUDA  website launching event  showing Prof. Sadetzki, Prof. Yakubov,  Mr. Sharir, Mr. Lepler, Dr. Lev and Mr. Anati 

     

 

 
 

 

 

 

We believe that knowledge is a vital resource.  The up-to-date and comprehensive information
provided by the TNUDA national center enables making informed decisions based on facts,
at both the national and personal levels.

 

 

 

The TNUDA Center collects and compiles the accumulated knowledge on non-ionizing radiation, analyzes it, and makes it available to a variety of target audiences:

  • The general public
  • The Government, the Knesset, and other public and governmental bodies, such as: the Israel Defense Forces, the Israel Police Force, and the local government authority.
  • Researchers
  • Commercial enterprises

 

The Center has at its disposal advanced exclusive laboratory facilities, as well as experts in dosimetry, radiation level measurements and electromagnetic simulation.

 

Current activity at the Center focuses on collection and compilation of up-to-date information on non-ionizing radiation from Israel and abroad, and making it available to various target audiences.  In the near future the Center is expected to set up a unit for basic research, epidemiology and risk assessment, to identify gaps in knowledge and to supplement existing knowledge.

 

The Center is guided by the precautionary principle. In line with this philosophy, the Center recommends educated use of technologies involving non-ionizing radiation, while striking a balance between rapid technological advances and the needs of the population on the one hand, and protection of public health on the other.

 

The Center was established with funding from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, and the Ministry of Environmental Protection. The Center's activities are accompanied by a Steering Committee composed of representatives of government ministries, scientists, as well as delegates from the "Green" movement and consumers' associations, as defined in the government resolution.

 

During the first three years (2013-2016) the Tnuda Information center operated in collaboration with the Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit of the Gertner institute and the Holon Institute of Technology (H.I.T). Since 2016 the Center is directed by the Cancer and Radiation Epidemiology Unit of the Gertner institute. 

 

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