Launching of the TNUDA Information Center Website



The website of TNUDA, the Israeli National Information Center for Non-Ionizing Radiation, was launched on September 16th, 2014.  This site serves as the 'showcase' and main channel of communication between the Center and its target audiences.



The formal launching ceremony took place in the presence of Directors of government ministries that support the Center and have accompanied it since its establishment: Mr Ido Sharir, Director-General of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space; Mr David Lepler, Director-General of the Ministry of Environmental Protection; Dr Boaz Lev, Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Health; Dr Haim Mazar, Deputy Director of Spectrum Management and Frequency Licensing Division in the Ministry of Communications; Mr Avi Anati, Chairman of the Steering Committee overseeing the activities of the Center, and Committee members.


A photo from the TNUDA website launching event

A photo from the TNUDA website launching event


Professor Siegal Sadetzki, Director of TNUDA, introduced the Center, its activities and objectives, and the website that provides up-to-date comprehensive information on non-ionizing radiation. The site includes numerous articles aimed at guiding the public and decision-makers on educated use of technology that involves radiation, in order to strike a balance between using advanced technology and protecting individual and public health.  At the time of launching, more than 100 items have been published on the site, on a variety of subjects dealing with physics, health effects, policy and legislation, and populations-at-risk.  The site also includes answers to frequently-asked questions, publications on the subject, and links to leading web sites dealing with non-ionizing radiation in Israel and abroad.


At the launching ceremony, Professor Rony Seger, Director of the Department for Biological Regulation at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Consultant on Basic Research at the TNUDA Center, delivered an engrossing lecture on "Molecular antennas, non-ionizing radiation sensors in the cell".  The lecture dealt with a challenging issue – do body cells sense non-ionizing radiation, and through what mechanism?