Some people experience symptoms detrimental to health in certain working and living environments, although the same environment or exposure does not cause symptoms to the majority of people. The factors related to such symptoms include moulds, various chemicals and fragrances as well as electromagnetic fields.
The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority follows advances in the research data concerning electrical sensitivity and, when necessary, makes statements on electrical sensitivity issues in terms of radiation protection. STUK also participates in the activity of the coordination network studying environmental sensitivity put together by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The network’s purpose is to increase data on the prevalence of environmental sensitivities and their causes and to develop the related research methods and treatments.