The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) summarizes the findings in its recent 2013 brochure as follows: "The DMF findings have greatly reduced the knowledge gaps and thus improved the data base for assessing risk. A careful review reveals that the findings do not give any cause to question the protective effect of the existing limits."
Headed by the German Ministry of the Environment, the German Mobile Telecommunication Research Program (DMF) was executed in Germany between 2002 and 2008. With a total budget of EUR 17 million, the ministry sponsored more than 50 studies to examine the effects of electromagnetic fields. Mobile network providers participated in the project financially, providing a total of EUR 8.5 million. Responsibility for technical and administrative implementation lay with the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS).
Mobile communications technology is constantly evolving, while scientific methods and capabilities likewise continue to develop. From Deutsche Telekom's standpoint, further research is therefore meaningful and important. Although Germany's Mobile Telecommunication Research Program has ended, Deutsche Telekom has continued to support specific independent research, including projects launched as part of the environmental research plan by the Federal Ministry of the Environment.
German Mobile Telecommunication Research Programme (DMF)